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Boat traler lights dim when break is applied

Everything works just fine until the tail lights are turned on and the break is applied, at which time my back up lights on the truck come on and the tail lights on the trailer go very dim, also if the turn signals are on all lights on the trailer flash dimily. The truck is a dodge dakota 2002.

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  • azredman01 Dec 23, 2008

    i have a similar prblem with my 02 dakota sport quad cab my right break light dont work but the right turn signal works which is the same bulb and when the left turn signal is applied the hazards flash but all is fine in the front of the truck gonna try to replace the bulb sockets but cant find any at auto parts store need to hit dealer that might be a similar prob or they hooked up your trailer wiring wrong

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    all light work but tail light

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Your turnsignal flasher needs to be replaced with a heavy duty flasher.
also, your boat trailor wiring harness is grounded incorrectly or the harness pig tail is wired incorrectly.
this is why when you excite your tail lights and brake lights that your reverse lights come on and the reason that the lights are dimmimg is because your circuits are looking for the correct ground.

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