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Old 12-08-2022, 01:17 PM   #1
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Tail Light Weirdness

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Here is the question - has anyone encountered a factory installed tail light converter similar to the one pictured on their coach?

My Scepter has both red and amber tail lights. I have a few strange things happening that include both the amber and red lights coming on with the brake pedal, the third brake and amber lights flash with the hazards, and other things. The 7-pin trailer plug works as expected. I'm wondering if a converter that's been messed with or that has failed is the cause.


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The easiest access to install one after the fact would be at or near the tail lights so I've focused my attention in that area. I've not found anything in that area or in the wiring diagrams either.

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That is an interesting converter, it seems to be the opposite of a standard trailer converter.
You are saying that this converter was factory installed on your coach?
If so, check the inputs first to be sure you don't have an issue with the input wiring.
But your symptoms sound like one of the bulbs is shorted internally and allowing voltage from the turn signal to leak into the brake wiring... Or you have a bad ground on one of the light assemblies and that is causing power to flow through the other bulbs to find a ground.
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Hey, are you a member of pirate4x4? Just a question based on your name and avatar pic.
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That is an interesting converter, it seems to be the opposite of a standard trailer converter.
You are saying that this converter was factory installed on your coach
Sorry but my post isn't super clear about that.

I'm trying to figure out why my tail light behave the way they do. I also don't know how the correct signal information is delivered to the trailer plug.

I don't have the converter in photo and haven't found anything like it. The photo is just for reference.
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Hey, are you a member of pirate4x4? Just a question based on your name and avatar pic.
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I'm familiar with pirate4x4 but the pirate reference and Jeep photo have to do with my long time affiliation with Jeep Jamboree.
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Our last two Monaco coaches have come with a trailer tail light converter. I did have one fail a few years ago and replaced it. The original is in the rear electrical run box just to the right of the engine.
This is the one I installed: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Our last two Monaco coaches have come with a trailer tail light converter. I did have one fail a few years ago and replaced it. The original is in the rear electrical run box just to the right of the engine.
You don't happen to have a photo of the old one do you?


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The tail light converter is in the lower left on the bottom of the compartment. Just under the fuse circuit board.
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