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Trailer Back Up Light Question

Hey guys,

I just bought a used 2013 CornPro car hauler and the previous owner had installed back up lights at the rear of the trailer. The dealer where I bought the trailer had tested everything and stated they worked. They even tested my truck (2008 F350KR CCLB) but there was no power on the center pin.

I have tried to research the net and haven't really found much information. Are these trucks wired up for the back up/reverse lights in the seven way from the factory? Are there any relays or fuses to check? I don't have a manual to verify.

Any information that you guys could add to help shed light on this situation would be appreciated. (pun intended )

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If your truck had a factory installed trailer connector, I'm sure the backup lights are wired.

Assuming you have a 6.4, there is a fuse, it's #63 in the engine fuse box (the one under the vacuum pump). I don't think there's a relay for trailer back-up lamps.

When I bought my truck there were about 5 fuses blown, mostly for the trailer stuff. Probably partly because the connector had been broken off. It was a little disheartening hooking up a trailer for the first time and having nothing work.

It should be pretty easy to chase down the problem once you look through a manual and see where all the fuses are.

My truck didn't include anything extra, such as the spare tire key or any manuals. I ended up buying a full set of manuals on Ebay so I'd have a paper copy in the truck. It's handy.

If you don't want to buy a paper copy, and even if you do, you can download manuals for free from fordowner.com. There's also a full copy (in PDF form) of the 6.4 workshop manual out there if you dig hard enough. I've come across links to it in forum posts.
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Thank you!

I went out and checked fuse #63 and sure enough it was blown. Put in a new fuse and presto lights now work. I knew it had to be something simple. I just didn't have any resources to turn to.

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