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Old 08-07-2008, 10:40 AM   #1
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Today I towed my toad (05 Honda Element) at night for the first time and I noticed that the running lights on the toad were not activated even though the running lights on the coach (08 Itasca Sunstar) were on. Is this normal? The toad brake lights and turn signals worked fine from the umbilical cord connection to the coach.
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Today I towed my toad (05 Honda Element) at night for the first time and I noticed that the running lights on the toad were not activated even though the running lights on the coach (08 Itasca Sunstar) were on. Is this normal? The toad brake lights and turn signals worked fine from the umbilical cord connection to the coach.
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The dinghy shouold have running lights. You need to make sure it is wired correctly.

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TXiceman, thanks. That is what I thought so I pulled out my volt meter and set it on Ohms and thought back to my high school physics. Anything reading infinity means open circuit. Two connections read infinity. Disassembled the umbilical cord and found that I was missing a set screw for the umbilical connection and also two of the wires were disconnected (no set screws holding them). Pulled out my trusty soldering iron (and my wife said I would never use that) and 10' later I have 6 connections reading 0 ohms. A little electrical tape to make up for the missing set screw. A dab of super glue to make sure the other set screw doesn't vibrate out and I am back in business. Now I just need a night time trip to test it out
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