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Old 01-20-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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No Lights on toad???

Last week I tried towing my toad and noticed the plug in on the car had been possibly hit by a rock and was hanging. All the wires are intake. The lights were not working. My question is, is it a do it yourself project to fix this or should I bring it into my rv repair shop?

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Old 01-20-2012, 06:58 PM   #2
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Any automotive type repair shop that does electrical work should be able to trace the wiring and repair. If none of the lights are working it sounds like the ground wire at the connector is damaged. If you have a 12v test light and an ohm meter it should be a simple repair.

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Old 01-20-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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It's possible you have blown a fuse, or fuses, to your MH connector. I would check each pin at that connector with a 12V probe light. If you don't get reading on one or more, I would then check the applicable fuses.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:22 PM   #4
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If all light functions are not working on the toad I would suspect a bad ground. Can you fix it yourself? It's not hard to do if you have the right tools and some basic electrical knowledge. You might have to replace the plug and socket if they are damaged. There is a standard wiring hook-up for those plugs. It is usually the same as for a trailer.
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:15 PM   #5
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I would start with what BobGed said. If the connector at the MH is good I would then plug in the cord and check at the toad's taillight. Did you go with a extra bulb in the taillight or diodes? If you did the diodes check each connection with the 12v light. If
you went with a extra bulb, check to make sure the bulbs are now blown and check to see if you are getting anything to the bulb.
My bet is that one or more of the wires is shorting out at the toad side connector.
Let us know what you find.
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:34 PM   #6
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I do all that myself, but I do have some experience in it. Way back when i bought a TT, went to the dealers to pick it up. Salesman helping me went to get a tech to do the wiring, by the time he got back I had it done. I've also wired every toad (except one) myself.

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