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Old 11-04-2013, 09:11 PM   #1
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Engine kills when putting in reverse with trailer plugged in.

When putting my 2002 Journey in Reverse with a trailer plugged in, the engine kills. If I unplug the trailer, no problem. The "reverse" pin on the 6-pin plug is not connected to anything. Should it be wired to ground since the trailer does not have backup lights?
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:13 PM   #2
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No. Since there is no light on trailer you have a dead ground short.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:02 PM   #3
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X2 on direct short.I would check the mail and female plugs very close also you may have a wire grounding out against the frame.
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When putting my 2002 Journey in Reverse with a trailer plugged in, the engine kills. If I unplug the trailer, no problem. The "reverse" pin on the 6-pin plug is not connected to anything. Should it be wired to ground since the trailer does not have backup lights?
Which 6 pin plug are you saying isn't connected to anything? If on the trailer, no problem. If on the MH, then perhaps that wire has become disconnected and is shorting out. If the wire is there, I'd disconnect it and tape the end up to prevent it shorting. I'm surprised you haven't blown a fuse, each wire going into that plug should be fused somewhere.
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