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Old 09-03-2015, 10:42 AM   #1
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Dinghy Lighting Dim Problem

Hooking into the tail lights of my 2012 Chevy Equinox. All the lights work but are not as illuminated as when the car lights them, especially the brakes are quite dim. I am using a tail light converter between the coach and car thinking maybe I might need a power converter. Any thoughts, Thanks.
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Another thought might be a poor ground. Are you running a ground wire from the motorhome to the toad or are you relying on the hitch ball to make your ground connection?
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I'm running a ground thru the plug and even tried a separate ground to the MH chassis so I know I have a good ground. Thanks, I'm still searching
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We'll I thought I had a good ground. Took the hitch plug apart and found the white wire I was using as ground was connected to a prong that should be feeding the lights. So i moved it too the center connection where it should be and attached the other end to the chassis and it all works now. Thanks
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Glad you found the problem. I am intrigued by your comment about the "power converter". What is this and what would it do? The converter you have would be to convert from 4 to 5 wire or vice versa but I have never heard of a "power converter" for this type of application. Just wondering - thanks.
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A power converter steps up the output to the towed vehicle fro 2.1 amps to 4.2 amps. I think its main use would be for powering more lights than the average vehicle
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Bdawson11 Thanks - looked at the products called "power converters" - they really do not "convert power" - they divide power capacity (current) to different circuits from a central higher current rated supply. So thanks.
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