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I hooked up my trailer lights everything works but my taillight

I hooked up a 7 pin rv plug to my 2006 f-150 truck I do not have taillights coming from the plug to the trailer I checked the fuse and it is good What do I need to do now.....

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If you have access to a digital multimeter or test light, check if there is power going to the plug, if there is then maybe the trailer plug and the truck plug dont match up

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This year model truck has a different fuse for the trailer turn signals than your regualr turn signals. Check the fuse box under the hood for any burned out fuses. If not look under your truck and look at the wiring and make sure that there is no loose wires that may be grounded out. Also check for any looose wires on your trailer. I know that on a lott of trailers they ground out through the trailer ball but it would not be a bad idea to take the ground on your trailer plug (witch is normally is the white wire) and run it straight to your trailer and hard wire it witch means put an eye connector on the end of your ground wire and screwing or bolting it to a piece of metal on your trailer.

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