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Old 04-19-2006, 12:00 PM   #1
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I'm new to rving, I had a reputable company install my 5th wheel hitch and wiring. When I turn on the blinkers, the brakes lock up on my trailer! Help please! I will be taking it back to the company, just curious if this has happened to anyone else.
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I'm new to rving, I had a reputable company install my 5th wheel hitch and wiring. When I turn on the blinkers, the brakes lock up on my trailer! Help please! I will be taking it back to the company, just curious if this has happened to anyone else.
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Old 04-19-2006, 12:24 PM   #3
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Really need to know what is your tow vehicle and brake controller.

Sounds like they just have the plug wired wrong.

Bt the way...welcome aboard.

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Old 04-19-2006, 02:57 PM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by captaintabasco:
I'm new to rving, I had a reputable company install my 5th wheel hitch and wiring. When I turn on the blinkers, the brakes lock up on my trailer! Help please! I will be taking it back to the company, just curious if this has happened to anyone else. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Here is a wiring diagram that may help solve your problem.
http://www.accessconnect.com/trailer_wiring_diagram.htm
Scroll down to "7 Way Systems".

If you understand how the plugs are supposed to be wired, it will help you deal with the "expert."
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I had a reputable company install my 5th wheel hitch and wiring. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It sure is tough to get good, quality work done these days, isn't it? You'd think they would have tested it before sending it out.
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Mine does this as well. I think it is because the brake controler is wired to, and activated by, the brake light switch oon the brake pedal. For some reason on my F-250 the 4 ways power up that circuit and the brake contoler thinks I am using the brakes.

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I had a similiar problem.

the wiring diagram that gets provided by the controller manufacturer was incorrect. I was able to fix via the tried and true method of "trial and error".

I used a circuit tester and worked through it logically.

Hopefully the reputable company will fix thier error for free.
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Sometimes an adapter must be used when the tow vehicle has separate brake and turn signal lights.
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