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Old 04-01-2010, 08:38 PM   #1
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Tested my running lights by running a line from positive side of battery to lights, then grounded the battery to shell and everything work, all running lights came on. My question is how does one hook-up running lights to the TV (7 pin bargman cable)..............thanks
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Maybe this will help. If you still have questions, let me know.
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Wire them to the green wire on the 7 pin.
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Wire them to the green wire on the 7 pin.
Thanks, everthing is working now, however, when the running lights are switched on using the TV the turn singal lights become very weak.
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:51 AM   #5
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Thanks, everthing is working now, however, when the running lights are switched on using the TV the turn singal lights become very weak.
Sounds like you don't have a good ground from the Airstream to the TV. Hard to say without standing there to see what you see.
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Sounds like you don't have a good ground from the Airstream to the TV. Hard to say without standing there to see what you see.
When I turn the running lights off, turn siginal lights are ok........
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Is the engine running on your TV? If the lights get brighter with the engine running, you have a voltage drop problem. Could be a marginal battery, bad connection(s) at the battery, bad connection(s) at the plug for the trailer. Since the tail lights also come on with the running lights. Are you sure that the turn signal lights are weaker or just being masked by the tail lights being on. With one turn signal on, step on the brakes and see if there is a difference in brightness between the brake light on one side and the turn signal on the other. Unless you have amber turn signals which are totally separate from the brake lights. The same filament is used for the brake and turn lights. I'd be cleaning bsttery terminals and trailer connectors and checking for lose connections before buying anything.
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This is probably a very common ground problem between the TV and the A/S. If the lights (running and turn signals) work well with the trailer isolated from the TV. There could be another problem that is really hard to discover and easy to fix. A friend of mine who happens to be a Ham operator with an advanced license and excellent electrical knowledge was having the same problem as described with good running lights and weak turn signals. He went over every inch of his T/V and trailer and was losing sleep becuause he could not troubleshoot the problem and solve it. He asked me to take a look at it. I knew what he had done up to that time and it was everything I would have done but to help him out I said ok. The first thing I looked at was the lights themselves I wanted to make sure there wasn't some fault, moisture broken or cracked recepticle, etc. Took the lense off and pulled the bulb on one side and discovered that the bulb had been installed incorrectly. Those are double filament bulbs with a high and low post on the base. Somehow the bulb was jammed in with the posts reversed. Don't know how it happened or how he managed to do it to both the right and left sides. But it is a simple fix tough to find like most electrical problems.
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Starting over

1) 2008 GM TV with towing package, works great with our other trailer
2) The bargman cable is brand new.
3) This is a full restoration with interior panels off with all new wiring.

And this is how I have it hook-up so far:

1) Brown wire....Right Stop & Turn....one wire to bargman brown wire and the other to the bargman white common ground

2) Red wire.......Left Stop & Turn......one wire to bargman red wire and the other to the bargman white common ground

3) Green wire....Tail & License and Running lights.........all wire's to green bargman

4) Black wire.....Battery Charge.....one wire to positive battery post and to bargman black wire battery, negative post ground to shell

5) Blue wire ......Electric Brake.......haven't hook-up yet

6) Yellow wire....Center Auxiliary.....haven't hook-up yet and don't know what in the hell it is.
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Starting over

1) 2008 GM TV with towing package, works great with our other trailer
2) The bargman cable is brand new.
3) This is a full restoration with interior panels off with all new wiring.

And this is how I have it hook-up so far:

1) Brown wire....Right Stop & Turn....one wire to bargman brown wire and the other to the bargman white common ground

2) Red wire.......Left Stop & Turn......one wire to bargman red wire and the other to the bargman white common ground

3) Green wire....Tail & License and Running lights.........all wire's to green bargman

4) Black wire.....Battery Charge.....one wire to positive battery post and to bargman black wire battery, negative post ground to shell

5) Blue wire ......Electric Brake.......haven't hook-up yet

6) Yellow wire....Center Auxiliary.....haven't hook-up yet and don't know what in the hell it is.
Which Airstream is this and did you rewire the trailer or just attach a new 7-pin connector?
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Which Airstream is this and did you rewire the trailer or just attach a new 7-pin connector?
This is a full restoration with interior panels off with all new wiring.
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Starting over

1) 2008 GM TV with towing package, works great with our other trailer
2) The bargman cable is brand new.
3) This is a full restoration with interior panels off with all new wiring.

And this is how I have it hook-up so far:

1) Brown wire....Right Stop & Turn....one wire to bargman brown wire and the other to the bargman white common ground

2) Red wire.......Left Stop & Turn......one wire to bargman red wire and the other to the bargman white common ground

3) Green wire....Tail & License and Running lights.........all wire's to green bargman

4) Black wire.....Battery Charge.....one wire to positive battery post and to bargman black wire battery, negative post ground to shell

5) Blue wire ......Electric Brake.......haven't hook-up yet

6) Yellow wire....Center Auxiliary.....haven't hook-up yet and don't know what in the hell it is.
Brown wire running lights

Green wire right turn and brake

Yellow wire left turn and brake

Take a look here. etrailer.com | Trailer Wiring Diagrams. Scroll down for 7-way.
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Brown wire running lights

Green wire right turn and brake

Yellow wire left turn and brake

Take a look here. etrailer.com | Trailer Wiring Diagrams. Scroll down for 7-way.

Wrong wiring diagram, below is the correct one for my job, thanks anyway......
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Hubby is having trouble with brake lights and turn signals. I hope this info will help him determine the problem so we can get this show on the road!
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