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Old June 27th, 2009, 12:16 PM   #1
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Messed up trailer wiring

I bought a boat and am now having trouble with the trailer lighting. its an 8 year old ez loader double axle trailer and it seems to have some pretty messed up wiring... heres what it does

1. When running lights are on only back two taillights work but when u hit the brake nothing they go out
2. When running lights are off the brake lights work fine
3. The three center lights on the trailer dont work
4. the fender marker lights on the front and back of the fenders dont work
5. Seems that the ground coming from the trailer to the truck (white wire) is cut right at the connector

the wierd thing is that they worked 2 nights ago and then last night this happened.

think that one ground wire is causing all my problems or you think its more?

also all of the wires are in the trailer tubing so kinda hard to check em

suggestions?
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Old June 27th, 2009, 12:25 PM   #2
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if i am having wiring problems on a trailer i never bother trying to figure out what some other hack job did, i just replace it all. it isnt that expensive to buy a trailer wiring kit and lights. then you know it is done right.
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Old June 27th, 2009, 12:34 PM   #3
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definatly a ground problem. fix that white wire and go from there
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Old June 27th, 2009, 12:42 PM   #4
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just redo it all. Go here for the help you need
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Old June 27th, 2009, 11:19 PM   #5
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just redo it all. Go here for the help you need
good info thanks
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Old June 29th, 2009, 01:14 AM   #6
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i hooked up the white wire today and i'm almost all good... only have on fender light out now and im pretty sure thats just a bulb
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