Originally Posted by arstrem4life
So my question is does anyone know if it is the breakaway switch since it is not working properly and that why the brakes and the indicator light are not working?
My guess is separate issues.
Get ahold of a 7-way tester, a small 12 volt
battery charger, a 12 volt
jumper light, and a small multi-meter. Verify the tow vehicle is wired correctly with the tester, then use the tester to test the trailer wiring.
New breakaway switches are easy to find and easy to install.
I never heard of anybody pulling the pin on the breakaway switch to prevent freezing. I may have missed that memo.