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Old 05-31-2014, 11:00 AM   #1
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Question Toad tail lights stopped working

I recently found that the tail lights on my 2007 Grand Cherokee are not being illuminated when connected to the rig. They do work when the lights are on the Jeep are on. Brake and turn signals are fine, the problem is just with the tail lights.

I checked and I am getting 12V across the proper pins on the 6-pin connector that plugs into the toad. All I can think to do is start tracing the wiring from the connector plug and looking for a break. Anything else it could be? I assume the diodes would not be a problem
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I'd start at the diodes and see it the 12 v is coming that far. If not, you'll have to check and see if there's a fuse or broken connection in between. Try using a long jumper wire from the battery back to where the wires and diodes power the lights.
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Anything else it could be?
If you are getting power, but none of them work, I'll bet a bad ground.

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If you are getting power, but none of them work, I'll bet a bad ground.

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That's what I was going to say.
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I find that the contact pins on the connector sometimes squeeze together. I use a very fine screwdriver or a razorblade to gap the pins. This has happened more than a few times on my rig and on others.
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If you are getting power, but none of them work, I'll bet a bad ground.

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When you say if "none of them work," it is just my left and right tail light, brake light and turn signals work fine. Would a bad ground just affect the tail lights - meaning the element that comes on when running lights at night?

It will be awhile until I can test this, but thanks for the tips.
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No, if all the lights are powered from the RV, a bad ground would result in no lights at all.
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