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Old 06-01-2015, 02:05 PM   #1
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7 Pin Plug Fit

My 7 pin plug is very loose when plugged into my truck. The trailer lights work, and the spring-loaded cap keeps the plug in place, but it seems logical that this should be a snug connection. Other plugs on previous trailers had a snug fit.

Is this your experience also? Should I even be concerned? The last thing I need is connection problems on the road.

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Old 06-01-2015, 02:09 PM   #2
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Mine is the same. I always check lights before taking off. Did have no lights once and had to reposition. Don't know if its the truck or plug.
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:15 PM   #3
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Mine is not as tight as my last rig, but no problems... as you say the cap keeps it in place.
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:44 PM   #4
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Seems tight; have to snug it in for the catch to lock on the end however had no trailer brakes recently and going through the P3 diagnostics it became clear that there was no power on the trailer side. The pin at the 5 o'clock position sends power to the brakes. So I took a small flathead and closed the contacts a little on the Bargman then wiggled it in snug. Thankfully that resolve the issue.
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:27 PM   #5
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Loose here. So far no problems.
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:01 PM   #6
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Don't know of iT is available in your neck of the woods but switching over to the 13 pin jaeger plug does solve your problem at once. IT twists in the receiver and locks itself.
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:44 PM   #7
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Speaking of plugs and brakes. When my trailer is plugged in - quite a tight fit- the trailer brake lights glimmer even if the car is turned off. No other lights on and the brake lights turn off as soon as I disconnect. Is this normal? And is this draining the car battery?
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I use a small bungee strap around the plug just in case.
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:30 PM   #9
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Mine just pulled out once during a tight turn and the plug really got abraded by dragging on the pavement for 10 seconds or so. Now I wrap with duct tape.
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Speaking of plugs and brakes. When my trailer is plugged in - quite a tight fit- the trailer brake lights glimmer even if the car is turned off. No other lights on and the brake lights turn off as soon as I disconnect. Is this normal? And is this draining the car battery?
The time that happened to me was when I had a reversed hot/neutral in an old Terry trailer about 30 years ago. I would not expect that to be a problem in these trailers.
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