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post #1 of 15 Old 12-06-2008, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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2001 f250 pluged trailer in and no turn or brake light on right side. truck lights work fine. folowed the trailer plug wires all the way up in to the dash and still no power coming from the right side. has any one had this problem. do not know wher to go from here? like i sayed the truck lights are fine it is in the traler plug that goes all the way up in the dash.
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MIght check the fuses for the trailer lights in the fuse box under the hood(on the truck)

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2001 f250 pluged trailer in and no turn or brake light on right side. truck lights work fine. folowed the trailer plug wires all the way up in to the dash and still no power coming from the right side. has any one had this problem. do not know wher to go from here? like i sayed the truck lights are fine it is in the traler plug that goes all the way up in the dash.
Mine has to be wiggled and jammed in there good. It is real touchy and quirky.

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checked fuses there ok. it is just the right side not puting any power out of the plug rest of the plug has power where it is supost to runing on both sides and left side brake and turn is fine.
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did you actually use a meter to check for power out of the plug? Or are you just going off of the fact that the lights arent working, check the trailer light bulbs to see if they are working. Ask someone who has the same plug on their truck and see if it still has the same problem
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used a meter and fallowed it all the way in the dash it goes to the panel that is behind the cup holders the turn signal relays are clicking but no power out of the right side circuit
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like said before there is a separate fuse panel under the hood that has left and right trailer fuses....you wernt real clear if you checked those or not.


also there is a pigtail that goes from the frame harness the plug on the bumper, and aperently they made different ones from year to year that will plug in but not work right...that had my truck all screwed up the first time i hooked the trailer to it.
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Like others have stated there are two different systems for the lights. The truck lights are on one curcuit but the trailer lights are on a totally different curcuit. There are fuses in the under the hood fuse panel for each function. Left, right, and tail, Check those. JJ

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See my Sig - From my Owner's Manual: In the Power Distribution box under the hood - Driver's side between the master cylinder and the air box. There are two rows of mini-fuses. Fuse #3 (7.5A) is the "Trailer Tow Right Stop/Turn Lamp" - The odd fuses are closest to the outside of the PD box. I've had one of these blow before.


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i will look at #3 and see if it fix it. i did not think that they put them on separate circuits thanks hope thats the problem.
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