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Old 09-11-2015, 11:16 PM   #11
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Anna-Marie, are do the tail lamps have bulbs, or are they LEDs?
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Old 09-11-2015, 11:25 PM   #12
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Bulbs are in parallel; loss of one bulb would not affect the others. The trailer cord connector may be bent a bit too much to make reliable contact. The two on opposite sides of the 7 pin index bump (the part that sticks out of the round plug) are the running lights and ground, so check the metal contacts and rebend them or clean it a bit. I stick a jumper across them to light up the trailer running lights when not hooked up to the tow as my rear view camera is tied into running lights for power.
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Old 09-11-2015, 11:25 PM   #13
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Also, if you are absolutely certain that you are getting voltage at the connector on the tug (pin 4 is ground, 6 is running lights), try applying 12 volts to trailer's 7 pin connector. If the problem is really in the trailer, the running lights won't come on. And it shouldn't be a bulb problem if all of the running lights are off.
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Old 09-11-2015, 11:43 PM   #14
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We have bulbs.. Not LED we checked the two rear bulbs each side and a couple of the small marker lights. Bulbs are fine.

Doug tried playing around with the connector and inner pieces... No go. We looked inside trailer where " junction box"? Is under front drivers side bench. Neighbour who is pretty smart about such things was helping and couldn't figure it out either.
So off to RV dealer near us first thing tomorrow morning or to Hitchline where w had our original hitch and wiring fone when we girst got the Boler.
So we are home to night and will be out of the house early tomorrow morning. Hope we don't have to go as far as Chilliwack (are they even open Saturday mornings??)
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:10 AM   #16
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We have bulbs.. Not LED we checked the two rear bulbs each side and a couple of the small marker lights. Bulbs are fine.
The handy thing about traditional bulbs is that when you pull them out of the socket, you have access to test for voltage there.

If you do see voltage there, either the bulb is not as good as it seems (but it's unlikely all are bad), or the contact is bad. More likely you don't see voltage, and you're looking at wiring (or the connection to the wiring from the tug) for the fault.

Troubleshooting is often an exercise is narrowing down the location of the problem until the only part left is the one which is faulty.
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:16 AM   #17
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Troubleshooting is often an exercise is narrowing down the location of the problem until the only part left is the one which is faulty.
And that is usually the last place you check.
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Old 09-12-2015, 03:06 AM   #18
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Help!
We are just about to leave for a nice trip and the running lights for the trailer don't work.
Brake lights and turn signals work.
Doug cleaned the contacts with rubbing alcohol and still no go---

Any quick hints so we can leave tonight?
Quick hint #1 - GO ANAWAY!
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Help!
We are just about to leave for a nice trip and the running lights for the trailer don't work.
Brake lights and turn signals work.
Doug cleaned the contacts with rubbing alcohol and still no go---

Any quick hints so we can leave tonight?

Quick hint #1 - GO ANYWAY!
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Old 09-12-2015, 10:13 AM   #20
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We wished we could have, but no runnings lights in the dark ... Nah
Up early RV place near us opens at 0830..

Doug even went out and bought new fuses for the vehicle... Nope
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