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Old 06-10-2019, 06:13 AM   #1
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Suddenly Left and Brake Signals on TOAD not Working

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We're on a trip up the East coast to Maine. Yesterday, when I hooked up the TOAD to our Calibar tow system, I noticed that the left turn signal and brake no longer work. Right turn signal is the only thing working on the TOAD.

The connections look good and clean. Any ideas?
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Do you have 12V in the plug on the MH for those 2 functions? I know those functions worked on the MH less the top left light (I happened to be behind him before he left). Pretty sure you are using an adapter from the round 7 to a flat 4...it could be your problem. If no 12V in the flat 4, check for voltage in the round 7 before going further.
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:30 AM   #3
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You don't mention any diagnostic efforts so far, so lets start at the very basics: do you have a multimeter or a test light? For this kind of work a test light is more useful than a multimeter. It has a wire and clamp on one end to attach to a ground on the coach, and the other end is a clear plastic housing with a light bulg and a metal tip. You touch the tip to the different electric contacts and see if the light comes on. Much easier to use in simple cases like this than a multimeter. Autoparts stores carry them and they are cheap.

Next you need to test the umbilical from the coach to the toad while it is hooked to the coach. If it passes you problem is in the toad, if it fails, remove the umbilical and test the 7 way connector on the coach.

I've had both the umbilical and the 7 way fail, lots of dirty salty road spray gets on them and they corrode. If the 7 way fails there is one more plug to test - the 7 way is connected to the coach wiring via a flat connector in the engine bay, follow the wires up into the wiring harness of the coach to find it, and test for power there. Keep testing until you either get power to all lights, then focus on the next link in the chain. If you have no power at the final plug in the harness, your problem is deep in the coach and you need to get the wiring diagrams and find the fuses. The problem is 99% of the time in the 7 way or the umbilical.

On my coach the old 7 way location was right down in the stream of crap that the vehicle kicked up and every time I hooked up it was a challenge to get the signals working. I finally replaced my 7 way with an E-Z Connector and relocated the plug up on the rear of the coach to the licence plate recess.
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Thanks!

Thank you gentlemen! I will get out my volt meter and do as you suggested. And double check for dirt.
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Thank you gentlemen! I will get out my volt meter and do as you suggested. And double check for dirt.
I will tell you that it is a LOT easier to trace this kind of problem with a light. The meter on a blinking light can be hard to use.

The idea is start as far from the coach as you can and work your way back until you see good voltage, then start looking and the next part in the chain. BTW I have had no trouble with the connector in the engine bay where the 7 way plugs into the wiring harness. It has always been in the 7 way or the umbilical.

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Problem solved! I ended up buying a circuit tester and was able to confirm that the coach was sending the signal through the cable to the TOAD. I eventually worked my way back to the light itself. I removed the lense housing and saw there was a loose connection at the bulb. Go figure!

Thanks for your help in troubleshooting everyone! I'm learning!
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