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Left trailer light not working and no power to the adapter

Fuse is good but the left trailer light will not work,no power at rear of truck

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Check all of your wiring to make sure that it is still connected and make sure that you have good grounds

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If the bulb is OK then the electrical wire leading to the rear might be punched/damaged.....sodeep

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