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A hitch shop wired a trailer plug for me as part of a hitch install. They spliced into the stock wiring ignoring the warning on the pigtails to not do so. Well, everything worked until the wire running up to the right brake and turn light came loose and rested on the exhaust causing a short. I disconnected the shorting wire, checked all fuses and replaced the bulb but I cannot get the right turn and signal to work. I have disconnected all that the hitch shop wired in and my problem persists. The front right turn works fine as do all other lights,etc. As far as I can tell there is no power in that signal or brake light but the park light works.

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  • cpx2335 May 10, 2010

    Well, I tried those things that you suggested. Thank you. I checked the socket by trying it on the other side as well as checking the socket and the pigtail separately with a multimeter the wires are fine. I also checked the turn/ brake wire for continuity with ground to see if it was still shorted. it isn't. I also checked the fuses again. Any more ideas?

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Hi! I understand what you're going thru but I suggest that you see an auto electrician for it will require an on hand testing and repairing. One miss on this can blow a fuse or relay somewhere else, this is to avoid further more damage. Hope this helps and have a good one!

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Thank you for such a good description of your problem. I think you have done everything correctly so far, but your next best bet is to check the socket itself both front (where the bulb is applied) and rear ( where the wiring attaches to the socket) and Im sure you probably have a wire that has been way overheated due to the short on the exhaust, and is now brittle and non-conductive.

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