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Old 02-05-2018, 06:58 PM   #1
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Right rear tail light won't shut off.

Hey, I just walked outside and noticed the right rear taillight on my camper is lit. The camper is (and has been) disconnected and on shore power. This is a new event. Any ideas?
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:09 PM   #2
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Unintentional circuit in 7 pin connector between the 12 volt (+ )charge wire and the wire to the rear brake light.
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:21 PM   #3
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When I disconnect from the tow vehicle I try to turn the plug downward to prevent moisture from entering. I have noticed lately, the insulation of the wire has receded from the plug. In this position, water can enter from that direction AND it rained recently. I'll blow air to dry and see what happens.
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:29 PM   #4
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I had a similar problem, but I had a small amount of corrosion shorting from my 12V power across to the marker lights. I cleaned the plug then got a cap for it (see example).
https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories...SABEgL3kPD_BwE
If you decide to use one, make sure the plug points up so the cap acts like a cap to shed water and not like a cup to collect it.
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:32 PM   #5
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If you have LED taillights it only takes a small amount of leakage current to partially energize an LED.
I had a similar issue with my trailer and contact cleaner solved the problem.

*** For your information I do NOT own an Escape and your electrical system may operate in a totally different manner ***
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:36 PM   #6
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I blew it out with air and the light dimmed. I tested with a meter and I had about 3.5 volts on the R Turn/Stop light terminal. So tomorrow, during daylight, I have a task.

Many thanks!
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:38 PM   #7
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I second Electrical Contact Cleaner.
I push the 7-pin plug up inside the propane tank cover to keep it dry.
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:40 PM   #8
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Thanks War Eagle...I'll order one. Are you going to GE&H?
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:05 PM   #9
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... Are you going to GE&H?
We'll be there. Catoma Loop #46 (I believe). Are you coming down for it?
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It was booked when I tried to schedule. So, I'm coming before the event. 8th-13th. I think I had 47 last year. 36 this year. Actually, I had one of your spots last year starting Saturday of the event.
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