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How to make a enclosed trailer light work

Hi everybody, I have a 2006 f250 6.0 PS. I just bought a enclosed 7x14 trailer and when I plug the trailer to the truck everything works just fine, but the interior light in the trailer does not come on. Is there a separate fuse for it??? Any special connections I might have to do???


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Does your trailer have a 7 pin connector or a 4 pin?
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the round 7 connector
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2 things. Make sure you have power at your truck plug, and check for power at the light switch. If you have power at the plug but not at the switch there's a problem maybe in the wiring. Can't remember about the 06, but you may have to have the ignition switch in the on position to have power at the plug.
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2 things. Make sure you have power at your truck plug, and check for power at the light switch. If you have power at the plug but not at the switch there's a problem maybe in the wiring. Can't remember about the 06, but you may have to have the ignition switch in the on position to have power at the plug.
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That's true, I've tried that. But here's the thing. When I bought the trailer, the guys at the trailer place checked everything hocked to their panel. Everything worked just fine. They said that most trucks require a "special fuse" or a re-wire in order for that light to work. Everything else works just fine with the keys on. I have gone through the manual and looked every single fuse, but i could not find.

Thanks for trying to help me Mike. Appreciate
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If you have 12 volts at your plug, it should work. Did you see everything work. I have a 5th wheel that was "checked" and I found several things that would have been found if it had really been checked. Your truck definitely doesn't need a rewire. If it needs a fuse, it will be located in the fuse panel under the hood and marked 12v or trailer power. The same wire that feeds a battery on a camper will be the one that powers the light in your trailer.
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If you have 12 volts at your plug, it should work. Did you see everything work. I have a 5th wheel that was "checked" and I found several things that would have been found if it had really been checked. Your truck definitely doesn't need a rewire. If it needs a fuse, it will be located in the fuse panel under the hood and marked 12v or trailer power. The same wire that feeds a battery on a camper will be the one that powers the light in your trailer.
Yes, I know how those people are, expecially after they have you signed the paper work and paid for it. I saw it working. I think I could be the fuse you are talking about it. I'll check that and see if that would do it.

Thanks for all of your help.
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If you have power at your plug, take it back and tell THEM to wire the trailer right.

Check this, try it with the clearance lights on..........

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I have a 7x14 trailer with interior lights also, but they only work when the truck lights are turned on. As Star stated, try them with your park lights on.

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