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wiring 12v power to 7pin connector help

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by johnyredd99, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. johnyredd99

    johnyredd99 LawnSite Member
    from gap,pa
    Messages: 163

    have a 95 ram w/ a 7 way trailer connector At the end of last season everything worked great. All lights, brakes, etc. work but I now have now 12v power going into connector truck side. My question is would there be a fuse somewhere along that line that I cant find? once it leaves the rear of truck i can fallow it down frame and then lose it somewhere around driver side front. And say if there is no fuse should there be one? can i cut the wire where i lose it and wire it to the pos. battery? any help would be great
     
  2. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,043

    I have a 99 Ram with trailer towing and often blow fuses. Have you looked?
    In my 99 there is a large "power" box under the hood.
     
  3. johnyredd99

    johnyredd99 LawnSite Member
    from gap,pa
    Messages: 163

    i have pulled the trailer fuse in box next to battery and replaced it w/ new ones and still have nothing. i'm greatful but yet dont understand why light/brakes work great. but just the 12v doesnt
     
  4. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,043

    I'll tell you one thing: I hate trailer wiring. Year after year, I have problems.
    Too many gremlins. That's what you have...... a gremlin in there somewhere.:laugh:
     
  5. johnyredd99

    johnyredd99 LawnSite Member
    from gap,pa
    Messages: 163

    so should i just avoid the hassle and run a new wire off the of battery?
     
  6. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,043

    I suppose that would work but I would put an in-line fuse on there.

    What is that 12v line for to the trailer? I think you said everything works.
     
  7. johnyredd99

    johnyredd99 LawnSite Member
    from gap,pa
    Messages: 163

    I use it to run interior lights but i suppose you could wire any 12v run item
     
  8. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,043

    I should have guessed. I have a couple lights inside my trailer.

    Wish I had an answer from my experience but I don't.
     

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