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Running and brake lights wont work on trailer

I installed a a four wire flat pigtail on my 92 Jeep Cherokee. The hazard and turn signals work, but the brake and running lights do not

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Try checking your ground again

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SOURCE: 1998 4runner trailer light wiring not working

I recommend that you tighten the ground wire screw for starters. since the vehicle is ten years old corrosion may be the culprit.

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SOURCE: Trailer break lights and running lights don't work

i would use a multimeter to read each wires operation voltage before hooking up. ex. turn on turn signal, connect meter to find which wires is pulsing.

So your saying you wired the trailer yourself? yes you need the wires to both sides for brake and running. the runners have to be all connected, and the brake all connected, hot and neutral.

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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SOURCE: no brake/hazard lights,have running/turn signal lights

Suggest you change hazard flasher 'can' first, then go to the hazard switch. I'm betting it's the flasher can.

Posted on May 11, 2009

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SOURCE: 99 Chevy Tahoe... Rear turn signals, brake lights, and hazards

I had this problem, and to be honest, it happened to the left side about a week later...it's the board that the bulbs plug into...it's a very common problem with this model. So popular that you can normally get the socket board off the shelf at a parts store! it's extremely simple to replace, and I replaced all the bulbs at the same time!

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SOURCE: Wiring problem for 2005 Pathfinder trailer hitch

Sounds like the converter is bad. Go to http://www.etrailer.com/faq-wiring.aspx and check the testing section. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 29, 2010

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there are 2 systems. you mixed them, (bad_)
that takes a special adapter.
if in USA, ask the Uhaul shop for where to get the correct adapter.

your trailer is wired, old fashion, with separated wire to each function.
the car is not. (wired like 60 chevy)

option 2, is go to jeep and get the trailer kit. bingo.

option 3.?

http://www.etrailer.com/t1-1992_Jeep_Cherokee.htm

some walfarts sell em , too.
random look, you must do your homework there, car, year, etc
hopkins.
http://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do?search_constraint=91083&Find=Find&_ta=1&search_query=hopkins%20trailer%20wiring&_tt=hopkins

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