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Where is the Ground wire that comes off the rear tail lights harness? its a 2001 Durango

Need to know where it goes to so i can clean the connection.. reverse lights rarely come on.

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    John Buonarobo Apr 01, 2015

    Can i cut the black wire(Ground) and run a new ground



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It is on the top left of lift gate frame G3313

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Look for how to "change bulbs" probably in the User's manual.
No manual? try:
Once you have access to the change bulb area, usually on the back side of the taillight assembly, you should see what looks like a printed circuit "film". There should be a single wire (not part of the light connection wires). That single wire or a broken off connection to it is the ground. Follow the wire to a connection point on the body metal attached by a sheet metal screw, or equivalent. The ground wire is usually not more than 12". If the wire is missing, a substitute is needed. You may need to look at the other side to see how it is connected.

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    John Buonarobo Apr 01, 2015

    Can i cut the Black wire (Ground) from the wire harness and just add a new ground?

  • gbob59 Apr 01, 2015

    Perhaps, but check to make sure it actually connects to the ground side of the circuit film. With an ohm metater or equal.

  • John Buonarobo
    John Buonarobo Apr 04, 2015

    how Many Ohms am i looking for? or is it Amps?

  • gbob59 Apr 04, 2015

    A "good" connection will be 0 or near it. A bad connection will be an open or infinite ohms.

  • John Buonarobo
    John Buonarobo Apr 04, 2015

    got 0.1 so its definitly the laillight assembly.. plus i got 12 volts on the connector but noting on the assembly.. so ground is good..



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