Help with lights!!!!!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by chris buck, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. chris buck

    chris buck LawnSite Member
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    Just got this trailer from a buddy, and am 99% positive everything worked when I got it. Noticed yesterday that my right turn and brake do not work, but the running light does. I came back to my connection and the wire from the trailer has a scuff on it and I can see wires. I taped it up to keep water off. What is my next route?!??? Do I have to trace the wire back somewhere and replace it, or replace the light. And if it's the light, how do I get to the "parts" of this type??? Sorry, I have no clue with these enclosed trailers with all this wiring!! Thank you!!!!
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  2. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Check to make sure you didn't blow a fuse on the truck
     
  3. chris buck

    chris buck LawnSite Member
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    My left turn and brake still work though, that wouldn't be a fuse, would it???
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  4. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Newer trucks have separate fuses for truck and trailer. You just blew the trailer fuse when wire got scuffed. Look under hood for trailer fuses.
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  5. chris buck

    chris buck LawnSite Member
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    Nope.......fuses are good
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  6. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Get a test light and check to see if plug on the back of your truck is getting power.
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  7. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    Make sure you have power. LED light rarely just completely go bad all together. If no power at the light then check at the back of the truck. If you do need a light any truck parts place would have them. Be sure you lube up the grommet real good before you try to put light in or you may crack it.
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  8. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What kind of tk are you towing with?
    Did you test light the connector at your tk pin?
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  9. Absolute Lawn&Landscapes

    Absolute Lawn&Landscapes LawnSite Member
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    I would also check the back of the light on that light it should be a three prong wire that plugs into the light. I have seen where it either gets corroded, or just a loose fit. If its a loose fit you can take a small phillips head screw driver on the point to make the prong a little wider and it may make a good connection then.
     

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