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Old 09-01-2005, 06:09 AM   #1
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I just finished wiring my 03 Ranger with seperate brake lights that I added. This was to be a simple job but due to many things, turned out to be flustration. My coach has a converter that takes the seperate turn signals (amber) and brake lights to the four wire flat plug. This is what the RV Dealer told me.
A new wiring harness of four wires had a break in the ground wire and I had to run a new one. Bought a defective light bulb socket and so on.

Anyway, got it working last night. Running lights, brake lights and turn signals.

Problem is, now when the signal lights are on, my back up camera blinks each time the lights flash, or when I press the brakes. The coach has seperate fuses for the Toads brake and turn signals.
Could this be that I am getting a feed back from the ground? I ran a new ground wire since the first had a short. I do not have the ground connected to the Ranger. I took the white wire from the coach and extended it to the three wire sockets I mounted in the tail light section. I just do not want some feed back to damage the computer system in the Damon. Any ideas?
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I just finished wiring my 03 Ranger with seperate brake lights that I added. This was to be a simple job but due to many things, turned out to be flustration. My coach has a converter that takes the seperate turn signals (amber) and brake lights to the four wire flat plug. This is what the RV Dealer told me.
A new wiring harness of four wires had a break in the ground wire and I had to run a new one. Bought a defective light bulb socket and so on.

Anyway, got it working last night. Running lights, brake lights and turn signals.

Problem is, now when the signal lights are on, my back up camera blinks each time the lights flash, or when I press the brakes. The coach has seperate fuses for the Toads brake and turn signals.
Could this be that I am getting a feed back from the ground? I ran a new ground wire since the first had a short. I do not have the ground connected to the Ranger. I took the white wire from the coach and extended it to the three wire sockets I mounted in the tail light section. I just do not want some feed back to damage the computer system in the Damon. Any ideas?
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Old 09-02-2005, 12:53 AM   #3
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I would recommend you recheck the converter to be sure it is the right one (should be 3 to 2 if coach has the amber and toad does not). Even if it is the right one it could be defective.
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Thanks Mike for your feedback.
Good news, when checking my wiring, I did not have the tow bar hooked to the Ranger. Friday, I towed to Myrtle Beach and no feed back on camera. I guess the ground was better when hooked up. Anyway, thanks again, Jerry
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You should have a ground WIRE rather than relying on the tow bar to provide a ground connection.
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Gary, question. I ran the white ground wire from the coach to each tail light socket. The sockets are three wire. The socket is mounted in fiberglass so the socket is not grounded except with the white wire from the coach.
Think I should tie into the white ground on the socket and ground to the Ranger also?
This is what I have been unsure of day one. Thanks
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