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Old 02-09-2015, 09:01 PM   #1
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Clearance lights and tail lights

Every thing was working fine on my 2001 Holiday Rambler Imperial until I tried to wire in a new plug for my tow hitch. Now the taillights and the clearance light have stopped working. I have looked in my manuals and cannot find anything addressing this problem. Can any one out there me?
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:06 PM   #2
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Sounds like a blown fuse. Maybe you got a wire crossed in the connection? Or maybe inside the plug? Don't know your coach, but there is a fuse box for just the rear set of lights behind the left rear wheel on my DP. Kinduv hard to find, but that's where my aft fuses are. Do you have anything that looks like a small block of fuses under a [black] plastic cover back there? Do you have a manual? Worst case is manually tracing the wires from one of the lights -- it will prolly head right to the fuse block. \ken
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Your explanation of what you did and the failure is not too clear, so it is a bit murky. I would start by returning the system back to its previous state and getting your tail lights to work again. If you can wire your system, you should be able to trouble shoot it, if not, I suggest you have a technician do the wiring for you.
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Welcome to irv2.
After you rewire back to the original wiring as RodgerS said check this link for your connections.
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:30 PM   #5
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My fuses are in the storage right under the driver. Shows a fuse 34 for tail and clearances lights. Might be worth a check.
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If you find a fuse is blown, you'll need to trace out the short. Don't forget the possibility that the short could be in the trailer/toad's wiring or in the cable that connects the toad to the MH. Good luck! / ken
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Old 02-12-2015, 07:14 AM   #7
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On our 01 Imperial we had a converter box on the tail/turn light cable for the toad. What I did was cut the box out, leaving all the slack I could, then used a voltmeter to identify the individual wire functions. I then used crimp connectors and new wires to connect to a new round 6 pin socket mounted where the old one was. I was very lucky that both the MH and toad had individual separate stop, brake and backup light bulbs so NO adapter box was required. If your toad has any combination lights, ie stop/turn combined function, then you will need a diode adapter box to keep the two systems electrically separated and functioning correctly. All of this wiring for the toad is located in the harness along the far rear inside of the engine compartment. You can also identify the proper wiring by carefully looking for a 9 or 7 pin connector in that wiring harness. That should be the correct wiring/connector for the toad connections. Your meter will tell you if you are correct.
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I will try to clarify the number of pins on the wiring connector later today, The MH is not here but expected back today and I will confirm the number of pins and hopefully the wire colors on it. Everything there is black from the spray used on the fiberglass.
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Don't know where my fuses for the lights are yet but I will be looking now. To follow up on my previous so you don't blow any more fuses etc., The plug in the MH end for your tow lights is a 6 (SIX) pin rubber plug and receptacle. The color code as best as can see is on one end there is a green , next is a yellow, next is a brown (or violet), next is a red, next is a gray, and the last is a white. Their functions are
Green = right turn light
Yellow = left turn light
brown = tail lights
red = stop light
gray = Backup lights
white = ground - which is not connected thru the connector.
As noted previously, make sure that your toad has individual lights per function or you will need a converter box.
FWIW- I found the fuses for the lights in the outside compartment by the drivers left foot and in the small black boxes marked Monaco 1 and Monaco 2. They are both located below the big printed circuit board. Let us know how you make out.
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I discovered that just one loose strand of copper can cause problems, and a headache. Locating the blown fuse was easy, finding the cause_not!
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