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Old 04-07-2008, 10:39 PM   #29
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Well, the axles are in and the brakes are wired. I just did a quick wire nut on the wires temporarily to get it home. Now comes my dilemma.
When I plug in the pigtail my backup lights on the TV come on. With the TV lights off for day driving I have brake and turn signals but when I turn on the lights for night driving I have tail lights and no turn, when I step on the brake the left light doesn't change and the right light goes out completely. all the wiring in pigtail and at the trailer plug work but something fr4om the triler plug back is amiss. Any ideas?

Battery charge and backup tied together? Chevy or Dodge?
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Its an 01 Yukon XL, don't know about the other question.
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I have completed getting the pigtail replaced due to bad connections and seem to have all lights and brakes working. My question is the PO had an additional ground wire hooked up to make the circuit complete for the electric brakes. I know that the yellow wire from the trailer is the brake wire but where should the actual ground be?
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I have completed getting the pigtail replaced due to bad connections and seem to have all lights and brakes working. My question is the PO had an additional ground wire hooked up to make the circuit complete for the electric brakes. I know that the yellow wire from the trailer is the brake wire but where should the actual ground be?
If the PO hooked up an addition ground wire for the brakes then I can hypothizyze that the PO had brake problems. Rather than fix the problem they by-passed it. By doing this the lights on the trailer probably did not work very well. Use the correct wire for the ground and bond it to the frame and make sure it does not rust/corrode.
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Yes, originally the lights did not work very well. Where should the actual ground wire be? And what color? Is it at the Univolt?
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Yes, originally the lights did not work very well. Where should the actual ground wire be? And what color? Is it at the Univolt?
Look for an inspection plate that's about 12" x 12" or so, located in the underbelly, just behind the "A" frame.

You should find all the connections for the 12 volt wiring.

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Thanks Andy I'll check it out.
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