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Old 07-25-2014, 07:00 PM   #1
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No blinkers only when headlights are on

Everytime my headlights come on the blinkers won't work. I've tried different vehicles, checked grounds, checked bulbs was hoping someone might have some ideas before I start pulling more apart
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:10 PM   #2
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When you say you've tried different vehicles, I guess you mean tow vehicles. If you can change them and still get the same issue, it sounds like it's something in the trailer or cable connecting TV to trailer.
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Yes different tow vehicles. I also changed the plug on the trailer.
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Just some thoughts from a 1000 miles away.
Did this problem just start, or was there something that maybe prompted it to occur?

Try running a wire from the outer casing of a bulb (negative side) directly to a good ground on the tow vehicle. See if a ground wire makes any difference. Many electrical problems are a result of poor grounds.

What readings do you get at the plug without the towed vehicle? Are you getting proper voltages at the plug?
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You said you changed the plug, is it a flat 4 connection or 6 pin? If 6 pin, make sure you wired it for the trailer end, not tow vehicle end:



Same could be true if it's 7 blade connection, I don't have an illustration handy for that, but easily found on Google.
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There is so many things it could be, especially with the lack of information; what type plug, only when plugged to trailer, what does the trailer do, etc.
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I'm still betting on a ground problem.
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I'm still betting on a ground problem.
X2. On a lot of trailers they use the outside sheeting of the trailer as a ground wire. Your problem may be as simple as a screw loose. Try pulling the taillight covers off and tightening the screws.
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