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trailer lights

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by northmichigan, May 14, 2005.

  1. northmichigan

    northmichigan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    my dual axle landscape trailer's plug pulled off it wire. i re wired the plug with the colors for each wire stated on the plug but none of the lights or brake works right now. do i have to just trail and err the wires to the plug or am i missing something? Thanks in advance for any advice.
  2. work4green

    work4green LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    I was rewiring a plug recently on one of my trailers- none of the wires matched the plugs directions. Do you have a multimeter? That should help in the trial and error... good luck!
  3. DKinWA

    DKinWA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    It sounds like the plug on your tow vehicle may be wired goofy or the other possibility is a bad ground on either the trailer or tow vehicle side. A weak or bad ground in a 12 volt system has generated more than one problem. Before you start doing the trial and error thing, here's a link with some typical wiring diagrams. If things are correct on your trailer plug, use a 12 volt power source to actually check and see that the lights will work on the trailer. If everything is ok, start checking the plug on the tow vehicle. A working 12 volt light bulb, a couple of wires and a helper are all you need to check the plug. If the plug is wired incorrectly, I'd correct it there instead of on the trailer.
  4. northmichigan

    northmichigan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    the brake controller got fired when i wired according to color but using the sage advice of lawnsite's kind people got the turn signals working.
    thanks again.

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