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When I hook up the boat my running lights don't work.

When I hook up the boat to my 2002 ford explorer my brake lights work but my running lights don't. It works fine on the vehile. Can someone help me.


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  • tcaldwell699 Feb 16, 2009

    It made a snap sound like a blew a fuse, but I didn't find one blown in my fuse box. Do you know if there is an in-line fuse at the back bumper?



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Hello you must have mismatched wireing , you can go to your local auto parts store and buy fully adaptive wiring harreness for about 20 bucks

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