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Old 10-10-2014, 06:53 PM   #1
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Problem On The Road.

I'm towing our 1999 Chevy Tracker 4x4 automatic behind the motorhome for the first time.my front headlights in the toad no longer turn on. I do have rear lights and turn signal lights on the toad. What could cause this? I am using a Blue Ox Advanta tow bar.when the RV dealer set the toad up to toe they installed a electrical bypass circuit which they said would keep my battery from going dead.could the tracker headlights be switching off due to the light being reflected back from the motorhome?if anyone else to lose a 99 tracker, I would really appreciate the input. Thanks, Linda

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You mean like once you disconnect and attempt to drive the tracker on it's own?

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Old 10-11-2014, 08:37 AM   #3
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so it seems the problem is the trackers automatic headlights, that come on whenever it is dark, and have run the battery down. Anybody know how to turn off automatic headlights in the tracker?
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On our vehicles I can shut off the automatic headlight system by barely setting the parking brake, not enough to engage the brakes, but just to the first click on the pedal. But I don't think that's a good solution for the problem you're dealing with. Something is messed up in the wiring of your toad brake/turn signal system.
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Not familiar with your vehicle but the first thing that comes to mind is to pull the fuse for the headlights.
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Or simply turn the headlight switch to Off. when its being towed. back to auto when you are driving it

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