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1997 jeep cherokee towbar wiring

A friend has had a secondhand towbar fitted to his cherokee but the trailer lights are not good. Indicators and sidelights are ok but when applying the footbrake, the indicators illuminate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! . I have been told that a relay should be fitted in the brake circuit? Please can you advise.

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There is a module that separates the turn signals from the brake lights. A local parts store should have it. It is easy to install, just follow the instructions that come with it.

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