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My caravan is an ABI Brightstar, several years old, and my car is a Jeep Cherokee 2.5 CRD Sport (01 onwards version), I have been told to try a larger fuse Harness has been overloaded.(Powered Converter Only) Trailer has LED lights which can be powered by the low-level residual voltage present at the 4-Way plug. This reduces the risk of a ground issue on one component impacting the whole wiring system. Site reviews must be posted in the campsite search, not here.

Probably 60 just to look at it. Stick yer number plate on and tie it to the trailer. I had the multimeter in the socket pins, and the only one that was giving out around 14v with van running was either no:9 or maybe 10. Hardwired harness: Loose ground connection or weak ground connection. http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php/166830-Towbar-Electrics-problem-anyone-help

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The usual way is to put a 10 watt or 25 watt bulb between the pin and earth. Keith.Jump to page : First 1 Last Printer friendly versionE-mail a link to this threadJump to forum : + Your Views + The Great Yorkshire Motorhome and Caravan Sale + The Guy Presse 250,279 views 1:59 EZ Connector Universal 7 Pin Heavy Duty Plug - Duration: 3:00. Would this every be normal given the make of car?

That's main two caravan supply feed's checked. Once a trailer has been detected the vehicle's computer will turn on the required fridge and leisure battery charging circuits and also (I think Citroen has it) it will change the Connect 12V power wire directly to vehicle battery. Trailer Brake Lights Not Working The cabling was very poorly installed I have to say, cable ties all over the place!

If the trailer tongue folds, place the ground connection on the main body of the trailer frame, behind the tongue hinge. Click here to see our circuit testers. (Figure 1). Lou bought me a cheap multimeter thingy but I'll be damned if I know what i'm testing. If not I'll try wiring up a new socket.

My gut feeling tells me its the brake light circuit that acts as the trigger as the brake pedal has to be pressed to start the engine. Trailer Lights Not Working On One Side In our example now it is 13.75 volts with the engine running. Then, use a circuit tester to check for function at the 4-Way plug. Don't work at the rear of the vehicle with the engine running for more than a couple of minutes at a time.

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You should be able to read the voltage. Plug-In Installation (Powered Converter Only) Make sure the 12V power wire is connected to the vehicle battery and that the inline fuse is not blown. Trailer Lights Not Working At All The ‘reference' voltage is obtained by connecting the multi-meter directly across the battery terminals. Troubleshooting Trailer Lights Turn Signal As this is an intermittent voltage, you might not read the same as the battery ‘reference' voltage as the meter might not be able to register the full changing voltage, so

This wire is required for the harness to function. (5-Way Only) If trailer requires a connection for back-up lights or a reverse lockout feature, ensure that the fifth harness wire (typically Handy of you are using borrowed trailers coz you want have to keep swopping plates over. However the electrics dont seem to work when its hooked up to a borrowed trailer, from Pipster. There is only one recommended auto electrician in town and they charge and absolute fortune . Trailer Wiring Problems Solutions

This was exactly what I needed to confirm a faulty towbar electronics. Use correct plug-in harness for vehicles without a factory tow package, if available. Donegal April 2007 UKGSer weekend in Co. On the Trailer Make sure that the ground wire (usually white) on the trailer connector is securely attached to the trailer frame.

or any kind of 12v tester ? How To Ground Trailer Lights We now check all the sockets connections individually using the positive (red) test lead. Show more Language: English Content location: United States Restricted Mode: Off History Help Loading...

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The socket is coloured black and houses 7 pins which are are numbered 1 to 7 and need to be connected using the correct grade wiring as follows (1998 Pin Allocation).: All the lights on the van are ok. braunston Posted: 19 November 2011 3:42 PMSubject: RE: Tow-bar Electric ProblemHas lots to offerPosts: 443Hi. Trailer Indicator Lights Not Working Back to top #12 Guest_john_* Guest_john_* Guest Posted 09 March 2007 - 11:29 pm As Frank posted, the changes didn't affect the 12N circuits.no but the 12 s change's dont use

Back to top #8 iansoady iansoady Over 1000 posts Approved Member 3,221 posts Gender:Male Location:Birmingham Posted 09 March 2007 - 02:10 pm You might like to try combining some of the Shipping was Fast. Harness does not have a connection to ground. Forum Want to know what's been going on?

Loose wires behind connectors. I made this discovery after making up a 4 core 2.5mm2 extension lead to charge the van battery up in emergencies when on sites without EHU; nothing worked so I assume Part 2. - Duration: 3:03. MrFoxman360 74,787 views 6:35 Trailer plug wiring f250 F150 F350 - Duration: 4:10.

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