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When i was hooking up my trailer lights i accidentally touched the ground with one of the hot wires i think, and when they touched it made a little spark and then i lost all my lights on the trailer

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I would check the fuses for the trailer lights in the fuse panel under the hood. It should be in your owners manual for fuse location. Good luck

Posted on Nov 09, 2012

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fuse pannel

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They Sell Trailer Wiring Kits At Autozone And Probably Any Local Autoparts Store.

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SOURCE: Looking for a wiring diagram for a 2006 Ford Expedition

7way- black is 12volt (power), brown, running lights, yellow is left turn signal and stop light, green is right turn signal and stop light, white is ground, blue is brakes, and orange is aux power (can be back up lights, if trailer equipped w/ them). 6way is the same, minus orange wire. I have run into some variations to the above color codes (brown, yellow and green only-sometimes these 3 are different than stated, but only mixed as that group, as to what they control- example would be green is running lights, brown and yellow are turn signal and stop lights, the others should be as stated), if you have any trouble with things not working properly, it may be due to these variations, although the above are pretty standard. If you have an ohm meter you can check as you go (check for power at black wire- should be constant 12v, turn on turn signal and check for power-it will fluctuate from approx. 12 volts to 0 volts as the signal power pulses in the wire) hit the brakes, blue wire should show power, etc. Let me know if you need more help as you go.

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it usually located at the back under the rear bumper.

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SOURCE: Trailer lights stop working when tow vehicle lights are turned on

Pull all of the bulbs and try it using a tester to each light. I have seen a bulb that would contact both posts and kill the lights. Hope this helps. Mike

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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