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Old 11-25-2013, 07:19 PM   #1
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Wire short

The red rear clearance light on the trailer apparently developed a short and has melted the rubber coating on the wires. These are two single black wires and when you plug the connector to the tow vehicle they are now really heating up. I am not sure how far this has affected the wiring but really need to gain access to these wires or at the very least need to cut power to this light and rewire. Any suggestions? Thanks 98 Safari 25

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Old 11-25-2013, 08:47 PM   #2
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Don't plug in again until resolved.

Do u have schematic?

I suspect it is fed from tip light.

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Old 11-25-2013, 08:56 PM   #3
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The trailer clearance lights circuit have their own fuse. Take that fuse out and replace the wire, which is not simple, because it goes through the wall.
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:04 PM   #4
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check to see if the fuse is the correct rating - if it is enough amperage to heat wires and soften insulation the fuse should* be opening (in a perfect world).

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