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I have a 1998 Dodge P/U. My turn signals and brake lights suddenly quit. I have checked the bulbs, fuses, towing wires...have yet to ohm out the wires...but will do so this AM. I don't see a common connection between the two, even replaced the flasher unit. Been many years since I worked on cars, feeling helpless.

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Perhaps short the trailer earth pin to the chassis to make sure the problem isn't on the earth side of things.

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