Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-16-2019, 06:40 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
1991 25' Excella
Chino Valley , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 22
Images: 5
Tekonsha ~ NO or NC contacts?

Model #2010
I have continuity through switch
The breakaway has a broken pin tip and I assume the tip is inside unit
Inserting the remaining piece of pin in unit does not change continuity

I was under the impression that the switch inside the unit is a normally closed and inserting the pin opens the contacts, when pin is pulled the contacts close. Right or wrong?

Here' where it gets strange. I bought this trailer 2 years ago and have used it on many trips. Never thought to pull the pin to check the brakes and due to other circumstances never thought much about not feeling the brakes engage when I tap the brakes. I just kept adding gain and going my way. I decided to fix the brakes once and for all and pulled each wheel, cleaned, reassembled, and adjusted. Plugged the 7 pin trailer connector into the truck and blew a fuse. I suspected the breakaway thinking it was shorted. Well, if it is a normally open contact, and the switch was closed, then I had voltage applied to my brakes forever and have burned out the magnets. In fact, I think this might have occured with the previous owner because I am not sure I ever did..... I can assure you that I am not an incompetent but all I know is I ordered a new switch from Amazon and should have it in 2 days. Thanks for the feedback and allowing me to bend your ears.....
Aznomad450 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I need Contacts for REMODELING my 34' Excella KirkNAnnie Interior Restoration Forum 2 02-10-2009 09:37 AM
Airstream Management Contacts? DandB^2 Off Topic Forum 1 01-22-2009 09:27 PM
Airstream Contacts jcanavera Link Archive 0 12-04-2003 10:31 AM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:17 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.