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Old 05-12-2021, 02:50 PM   #1
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Working on getting my tail lights working, but for whatever reason I'm getting no power at any wire. The previous owner told me he attempted to install new tail lights, but never actually finished anything... And to be honest, the guy seemed kind of like he didn't know what he was doing.

I checked the fuses in the chassis box next to the steering column underneath the dash, and they all check out. Pretty interesting that the instrument panel "flips up" to gain access to that.

I'm not sure where else there's a fuse or where to look. I suppose it's possible there's a break somewhere in the wiring, I just do not know where. Would anyone have some wiring diagrams handy?

Also, the marker lights at the top of the RV in the back do not work either.

Thank you.
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Old 05-12-2021, 05:20 PM   #2
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Update, getting power to the tail lights now, think all I did was remove and reinsert a fuse. However, it would appear the brake lights and turn signal are on the same circuit. Which is kind of weird. There also appear to be two ground white wires, as pictured above.

Edit: I'm thinking because the old tail lights had no amber turn indicator, that the brake and turn signal relay had the same circuit. Not sure, however.
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Old 05-12-2021, 09:47 PM   #3
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1996 Flair owner as well (Chevy chassis). On the Chevy the brake and turn signal goes to the brake light bulbs. The switching is handled by the brake light switch and turn signal interface.
Would recommend to pull out and insert each fuse (one-by-one) under the dash, under the hood, and at the 12V house light panel (ours is built into the dinette bench).
Any corroded fuses, just replace them with new ones. Makes for less headaches on the road in the dark with a flash light in hand.

Don't forget to add the chassis, and coach model designation in your signature line.
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1996 Flair owner as well (Chevy chassis). On the Chevy the brake and turn signal goes to the brake light bulbs. The switching is handled by the brake light switch and turn signal interface.
Would recommend to pull out and insert each fuse (one-by-one) under the dash, under the hood, and at the 12V house light panel (ours is built into the dinette bench).
Any corroded fuses, just replace them with new ones. Makes for less headaches on the road in the dark with a flash light in hand.

Don't forget to add the chassis, and coach model designation in your signature line.
Thanks, it's kind of weird with the replacement tail lights I have that there's an amber turn signal indicator, whereas I believe with the stock lights there's only red so it made sense that there's only the 4 wires. However I had two grounds, and the passenger tail light there seems to be seven wires in that general area.

Also need to figure out why none of the rear marker lights are working, will check that out tomorrow.
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Also need to figure out why none of the rear marker lights are working, will check that out tomorrow.[/QUOTE]

Check that you have power to the marker lights. If you do, there is a single ground for the front and for the rear marker lights. Usually when all lights or out on the front or back, it is a bad ground.
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