Originally Posted by 63air
I have developed a problem in the right tail light in my trailer, the brake light and turn signal are working intermitently, the head light side works fine, also everything works fine on the left side light. Checked the socket and it had no power to the turn/brake signal side so I suspect either a short or loose connection somewhere.
How are these wires run to the rear lights? Do they come down the right side through the frame with the left connected to the right? What type of connection is used ? What is the easiest way to access the wiring to the left tail light? Any help is greatly appreciated. my bigest problem is how to get to the connections. The fix is the easy part.
The wiring runs from under the frontbelly pan through the front floor near the support plate under the front window, then along the lower third of the streetside to the streetside taillight.
From there, wiring runs to the curb side taillight. The connectors are wire nuts just inside the round hole that becomes visible when you remove the taillight's base plate. You can carefully fish them out with needlenose pliers.
I am having continuing grounding issues with my right side taillight, so you might make sure that the lamps are properly grounded. It takes two to tango....power and ground.