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Old 09-02-2011, 11:47 AM   #1
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Tail light help

I am going to search around and see if I can find any related posts. Also thought I would throw out a new post to see if I got any good advice. Heading out in our new-to-us travel trailer and found that the tail lights don't work. The flashers work fine and the brake lights work fine. Just the tail lights when I turn the headlights on. All of the lights around the top of the camper come on when I turn on the headlights, just the two taillights don't work. Tried swapping out a bulb but no change. We aren't driving at night this time so no big deal for today. Next weekend we may not make our destination before nightfall so I need to figure this out by this time next week. Thanks for any suggestions.

It is a 2007 Jayco JayFlight 31BHS. Tow vehicle is a 2001 excursion.

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Sounds like it could be a wire in your pigtail plug, or the receptacle in your tow vehicle . Oops I take that back, you said marker lights work so loose connection after the the plug somewhere!
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Try taking off the lens on one of the taillights and check for voltage using a volt-ohm meter. while there see if the wire may have slipped out of the wedge connector (bare wire is slid into a wedge shaped slot.) Also check if there is slop in the bulb holder if voltage is present. Hope this helps. Joe
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:15 PM   #4
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If such a thing even exists, is it possible that you have a flasher-only bulb in the sockets?
I understand that the bulb should have two filaments...

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Thanks for the advice on this. It was a loose connection where the wires connect to the bulb socket (happened on both sides). I tried to tighten them up but I think I will have to keep an eye on them.
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