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Old 06-09-2019, 09:54 AM   #1
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Trailer 7 way plug problem

I need feedback from forum members on my 2014 Escape 19 trailer 7 way plug. While towing with my 2016 Yukon, the display screen kept showing check trailer wiring connection with alarm, then a few second later it would show trailer connected. This alert continued for 45 minutes. I stopped twice to check wiring connection and found all brake and signal lights working without problem. I took my car to GMC dealer to check the trailer wiring/connection issues. no problem was identified. Mechanic suggested to replace the trailer 7 way plug which could be warn since the trailer is 5 years old. I plan to change the plug myself after doing research on internet. However, I may change the whole molded plug and cable with juncton box. I am able to locate the 7 way wire external entry point to the trailer, but inside the trailer, under the bed storage area, I found no wiring junction box. Any idea where is the wiring junction box is located?
Has anyone experienced 7 way plug probems? Thanks.

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Old 06-09-2019, 10:09 AM   #2
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I have cleaned my 7 pin connector several times using aerosol contact cleaner to flush out any foreign material and following up with spray lubricant. I would try this before replacing the assembly. Also check the cord for possible damage.
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:03 AM   #3
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In the 19 it should be under the driver side front dinette seat,,,
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I have cleaned my 7 pin connector several times using aerosol contact cleaner to flush out any foreign material and following up with spray lubricant. I would try this before replacing the assembly. Also check the cord for possible damage.
You suggestion is a good idea. I shall try to clean it before replacing the plug. Thanks.

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Old 06-09-2019, 11:24 AM   #5
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In the 19 it should be under the driver side front dinette seat,,,
Ok. I will check out the 7 way wiring under the driver side front dinette seat, Thanks

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Old 06-09-2019, 11:33 AM   #6
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Make sure that the contact cleaner you use is safe for plastics
There are certain cleaners that react with plastics and can make matters worse
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Make sure that the contact cleaner you use is safe for plastics
There are certain cleaners that react with plastics and can make matters worse
Thanks for the info. I looked at CRO 5103 and WD40 specialist quick dry Electronic cleaner. Review showed plastic damage. What would you use? Is DEOXIT OK TO BE USED?

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Old 06-09-2019, 12:16 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info. I looked at CRO 5103 and WD40 specialist quick dry Electronic cleaner. Review showed plastic damage. What would you use? Is DEOXIT OK TO BE USED?



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Hmmmm...as a full timer, I have used CRC 05103 on my 7-pin connector for the last 4 1/2 years with no issues.

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Thanks for the recommendation!

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Thanks for the info. I looked at CRO 5103 and WD40 specialist quick dry Electronic cleaner. Review showed plastic damage. What would you use? Is DEOXIT OK TO BE USED?

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Deoxit would be a good choice. I have used it in industrial electrical equipment for years.

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