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Old 09-18-2007, 10:19 PM   #1
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Question 63 Globetrotter tail light problem

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.
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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.
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Old 09-21-2007, 05:51 PM   #3
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Ground seems ok. Its working fine now so It is probably a connection. I've put about 30,000 miles on so likely a loose connector. Thanks for confirming my idea of how its wired. I've got an access panel on the belly pan in the right rear side so I hope I can get to things there.
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Ground seems ok. Its working fine now so It is probably a connection. I've put about 30,000 miles on so likely a loose connector. Thanks for confirming my idea of how its wired. I've got an access panel on the belly pan in the right rear side so I hope I can get to things there.
Doubt that you can access the taillight wiring throug the rear belly pan. It runs between the inner and outer skin, about 1/3 of the way up from the floor, in a horizontally front to rear.
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