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Trailer wiring i hooked up a trailer which i ended up finding out the trailer had a short and shorted out the trucks trailer wiring. i found a fuse that was blown and replaced it but it still wont work. any suggestions.

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Agreed with Chris Alcorta

It took me forever to figure out there is more than one fuse box on Ford Expedition and likely other Ford Vehicles capable of towing. This box is under the hood and is known as the high amperage fuse box. There is a fuse for the left trailer turn signal (the one that was not working for me) and the right trailer turn signal. Sure enough, I had a blown fuse.... Now, why did my trailer cause the fuse to blow?

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Found the problem. there are three fuse boxes under the hood. the smallest one on the back corner on the driver side next to the 2nd small fuse box. there are three fuse boxes under the hood and one under the steering wheel. each has fuses for the trailer hitch lights. thanks.

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