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Old 09-30-2007, 11:38 PM   #1
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Exterior Light Problem

My 2000 25' SS has developed a lighting problem. As of May everything was fine. However when I hooked her up last weekend and did the light test, to my dismay the left (driver) side blinkers and back up light did not work. The 2 reds came on when the headlights were turned on. I checked the bulbs and replaced the 7 wire plug but the problem persists. Any ideas? My latest theory is that there may be a problem with the bulbs. The right side works fine.

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Old 10-01-2007, 02:18 AM   #2
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try running a wire, test light or volt meter, to test the ground on that socket.
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:10 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. I don't claim much electricity knowledge but am willing to work at it.

I did get over to the trailer last night and set the TV emergency blinkers on. The trailer rear continued to show the problem, right blinks, left dark. One by one I switched the bulbs from the right side to the left, to make sure that all the bulbs were ok. No change in results.

Attempting to follow richinny's suggestion, I put my 12v test light on each of the two housing's white ground on the back and then probed the contacts. No test light. I did make sure to test only one bulb at a time as I read that they are wired in series.

My best guess is that the red (left blinker) wire must be bad. Any other thoughts or suggestions?
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ok, now test the hot wire at the bulb to a ground on the trailer to verify the ground is bad or good.

you can do this on the good side first to verify that you found a good test ground.
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I ran a wire from the right side working blinker to the left side non working blinker and it didn't work. The left side lights work when the TV headlights are on so I don't think it is a ground issue. The left side lights do not work when the brakes are on nor when the left blinker is turned on.

It maybe a trip to the repair shop.
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it's time to start from the beginning.
go to the tv and use a test light to verify the output from the tv.
next, one at a time, run a hot wire to test each of the 'hot' bulb feeds and verify what comes on in back to verify the 7-way is wired correctly.
just for fun, with the 7-way disconnedcted, verify that both the front and rear tv lights are working correctly on both parking light only mode and signal mode.
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