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Old 04-26-2013, 10:06 AM   #1
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help! w/ toad lights

OK - hooking up for the first time- went to check the toad for brake lights and turn signals and there is nothing. I have no clue what to check first-
any help is appreciated - we are leaving in a few hours!!

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Old 04-26-2013, 10:17 AM   #2
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I would check your outlet at the rear of the motorhome first to be sure you have power there. What braking system are you using? When you brake the system you have should apply enough pressure to activate your brake lights. With the toad attached are your brake lights on the motorhome visible?? If they are then you should be good to go for turn signal and braking needs. If people can't see that they needn't be on the road. You may check the states your driving thru but MI doesn't require lights on the vehicle being towed as long as the lights on the primary vehicle are not obstructed.
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there is no power at the 7 pin connection at the motorhome - used my multi meter- do you know where the fuses might be LOL
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:26 AM   #4
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Fleetwood is open and can tell you where that fuse is. 800-322-8216. Also , pm me if you would like this moved to the toad and Motorhome towing forum where you will reach a wider group of members.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:46 AM   #5
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quick question- I know I can check trailer lights on the truck with the ignition on and no engine running- is this the same on the MH or does the engine need to be running?
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I had the same problem, I installed the jeep plug & play wiring harness, plugged it in to a test vehicle it worked fine. Plugged the 7 pin connector into the MH nothing, I had previously towed a utility trailer behind the MH with a 4 pin connector, using a 4 to 7 connector it worked fine. Then I found there was no power to the MH 7 pin connector, added a power line it all works fine now.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:15 PM   #7
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when I checked the fuses they were both blown, I replaced them and test with my multi meter and they worked- this weekend I will pull the MH out and hook up the car to make sure everything works- hopefully that will be the end of it. LOL
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Thanks for the update. Glad you found those fuses. Where were they ?
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