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No running lights on boat trailer towed by 2008 ford f150

All turn signal and brake lights work as advertised but the running and marker lights do not work. fuses checked good.

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You can purcahse a tester which will connect into the F-150's wiring harnes. If the led lights up, the problem is witht he trailer's wiring harness. this tester will indicate the proper operation of the brake light and turn signals.

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