I have a 2002 dodge ram 2500 . I tested the trailer plug on the truck with a test light and every thing is working normally except for the running lights. I never get power from this pin on the connector. Is there a fuse or relay that could be messed up. It also has a brake box in the cab but running lights shouldn't go through this right? It may have shorted to ground because the wires were ripped out of the plug while lights were on(turning to sharp on gooseneck). Any wiring diagrams or help to where the fuse might be would be appreciated.
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Try cleaning the fuse contacts, it may not work but is worth a try. I used an ignition breaker points file that i ground a bit off one side so it would fit in the contact slots when the left turn signal and brake light wouldn't work and it was successful on my 2009 grand caravan. I didn't know there was a problem until i hooked up the trailer and saw it had no left brake/stop lights. I used a small test indicator that plugs into the trailer connector and has 4 leds which light up when each item is activated. use a trailer connector kit that has the male and female connector connected to a 4 foot long wire set I bought at Walmart. I plug it into the car connector with the test indicator plugged in the other end and held on the rear window by the wiper blade so i can see in the rear view mirror if all the lights work. For a sedan I put in on the ground, anchored by any tool handy, so i can see it in the side mirror. It beats running back and forth to see if I made a repair.
Seeing that the problem is the same with both vehicles. It would be my hypothesis that the problem lies in the trailer light fixture itself. I would check the wires in light fixture with a test light, I bet there will be no power there. More than likely a ground issue.
the problem may be in the plug on your vehicle,you need to check all the wires on the plug,one may be loose or not connected at all,if you think the problem is with the trailer you need to do the same with that plug as well.....hope this helps......cheers
This is the tow vehicle end. The brown wire ( #6 terminal) is the one to concentrate on. It must have a bad connection either in plug at bumper or wherever mounted, or follow it back toward front of vehicle, and will likely have a connector just behind bumper area, or up near frame as well. Best thing is to use a test light ($5-$10) and probe toward front until you get power showing, then work back to plug to isolate. Begin by checking terminal at plug with blinker on, if no flashing of test light, find brown wire on back of plug & test there, and keep going toward front of truck, especially concentrate on connection areas. Understand? If not, get back to me
You'll have to follow the BROWN wire from the factory connector(with the running lights on of course) to the trailer connector and make sure you are getting power all the way to the two lamp fixtures. If so you've probably got two burned out 1157 bulbs or an inline fuse in the factory harness/ trailer harness.Good Luck, Dana
Check the owners manual to be sure of the location of the trailer fuses. Most have several locations for the fuses. Other than that, look for a loose or corroded connection. Also check http://www.etrailer.com/faq-wiring.aspx.
The truck is protecting itself from the load impose by the trailer.. Chk the plug on the truck for wire gauge size. Turn any electrical loads off on the trailer, any and all. If fuse still blows then the fuse is either underated or the trailer has a dead short. In fact turn trail main power panel of. All lights work you say. So ck the inverter for defect byturning off the inverter on one of the trailers.