Question about Honda Ridgeline
Only the night ligts work on the trailer - the tunn signals and the brake lights do not work on the trailer
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Trailer brakes
Take a 12 volt test light... the kind that has a spring loaded clip to hold the probe into the wire, and insert it into the wire just before the trailer plug, vehicle side. (Blue I think) If there is a connection, the brake should see it and you should have an indicator light. When you activate the brake the test light should lite up. If not, move up to the brake actuator and test the blue wire. If there is nothing at the actuator, check the black wire. It is power to the controller. If no power there, check fuses again. If it does pick it up at the plug, connect the trailer and test the trailer itself. First ground to the trailer and then to the truck. Most problems are ground wire related. Then move to the axle and test it there. For the brakes to work, and even show on the indicator, there has to be a ground and power to the brakes themselves. There are 2 wires to each brake... a ground and a power. Test across both wires to make sure you have power and ground. You can also hook another trailer to your truck or another truck to your trailer. Lights can work through trailer ball ground. Brakes can't. leave the trailer unhooked from the trailer and hook the wiring up and test the lights. That usually will indicate a good or faulty ground. Also make sure there is a GOOD ground to the truck frame/body. Also try http://www.etrailer.com/faq-wiring.aspx. They have a great website with lots of info. Hope this helps. Mike
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
SOURCE: Trailer wiring
you have to purchase a converter box with 5 wires, red, yellow, green and brown. this is because your turn signal is seperate from you parking and brake light bulb. you have to wire it straight in behind the connector.your basically converting two wires ( brakes and parking) to one wire (tailights) 5 wire to 4 wire.
Posted on Feb 04, 2010
I lost all of my trailer lights. Turns out the wires in the harness were corroded out by the gas tank. Dealer said it was a common problem
Posted on Apr 02, 2010
SOURCE: 98 silverado no brake lights
Just a thought but you may want to look at your multifunction lever. The brake lights have a contact in there and it may be bad. Not uncommon so I have been told. I replaced mine but be warned the multifunction lever will set you back almost $200
Posted on Aug 06, 2010
SOURCE: Wiring harness problem
I have the same problem, left trailer light comes on, stays on until I touch any door handle. It appears that the interior courtacy lights coming on, put the tail light out. There seems to be a relationship between the courtacy lights and the activation of this tail light. I tried a different trailer and had the same problem with either trailer.
Posted on Sep 20, 2012
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