What the *^%&$#@

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mulchmaster, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. mulchmaster

    mulchmaster LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 212

    Sorry if I am posting in the wrong place, didn't know if I should put it here or in repair.

    My question is I just got home from wireing (sp) my trailer, and I have one prolbem. The driver side does not have a turn signal, or a brake light, whats the deal? The passanger side works fine, it didn't at first but now it does???
    I tried to switch the wires and it stays on but even brighter.

    Any ideas??
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    usuall ninety percent of the problems is the ground.
  3. troblandscape

    troblandscape Guest
    Messages: 0

    Stop! Before you cut any wires check your truck fuses, most newer trucks have fuses for trailer lights. If that is not the prob., like the last guy said it is most likely the ground
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    99.9% prolly the fuses!!!! HAppens all the time
  5. mulchmaster

    mulchmaster LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 212

    I was going to double check to ground this morning, but I never thought about the fuses. Thanks all
  6. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    Burned out bulb?
  7. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,775

    If the signal is as solid light then it's a bulb. If the fuse is broken then the turn signals would not work at all. I'm guessing you've got a blown bulb.
  8. troblandscape

    troblandscape Guest
    Messages: 0

    It may be the bulb but as far as the fuses go, there are seperate fuse for left and right hand sides . So it would be possible for one side of the turns to work and the other not if it was a fuse. Hope you got it fixed today.
  9. TGM

    TGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 931

    the fuse deal depends on the trailer and the truck. it does sound like a ground problem. i don't know what type of trailer you have, but a lot of open trailers have the lights grounding through the bolts and into the frame. also, check the ground underneath the truck.

    i love wiring problems:hammerhead:
  10. Primecut

    Primecut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    I have a similar problem on my trailer. Its not the bulb, as I have replaced recently. The tail lights work. The brake lights, and blinker does not work. How do you go about checking the ground? Any other tips? Thanks.

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