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Truck and trailer wiring

I have a 1996 ford explorer i just bought a trailer and all the light work but the right brake light doesn't. turn light works and so does the running lights and the bulb is good.
i have hooked up to other fords it still didn't work. when i hooked it up to a chev all lights work fine. pls help.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Did you have the trailer tow package from the factory?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    trailer lights do not work when hooked up but all truck lights work

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The fuses and relays for the trailer are isolated from the regular running lights, I believe the fuses and relays are in the underhood power ditribution box.

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