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Old 04-01-2012, 09:10 PM   #1
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Toad wiring problem 32V

I recently bought a Jeep Grand Cherokee and I'm in the process of wiring it up to tow. I'm having problems with the 7 way on the coach. Everything will work perfect then all of a sudden no power to anything, turn, brakes,tail, nothing. When this happens all these still function on the coach, just the power to the 7 way. After a little while it will come back on by itself like something is heating up and shutting down, then when it cools it powers back up. It doesn't seem to be a fuse or a bad ground as it does it intermittent. I did follow the wire loom back and it goes into 2 big plastic connectors, same intermittent issues on both sides of it. I haven't traced farther towords the front yet. I spent all day trying to track this down with no luck just the intermittent shut down. Is there a specific relay or circuit breaker on these Southwinds that can cause this? I sure hope someone else has had this issue and can steer me in the right direction. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 04-07-2012, 11:01 PM   #2
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There is probably an automatic reset circuit breaker somewhere in the system. The breaker may be faulty, or you may have a short circuit, and it trips, then resets.

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Old 04-09-2012, 06:17 PM   #3
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The tow plug is normally on a separate fuse from the coach stop/tail/turn lights. In your case it sounds as though the "fuse" is an auto-reset circuit breaker.
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