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Old 08-15-2011, 12:21 PM   #1
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What is going on with my exterior lights?

Okay, heres the gist. A month ago I purchased my first Airstream, a 1966 Caravel and I'm having a great time helping her recover from an abusive relationship with her previous owner.

My current issue is that none of the external lights (tail lights, running lights, blinkers, etc) are operating whatsoever. I have tested the plug on the TV and the wiring all the way back to the underbelly access panel and all are hot. Not sure what I am overlooking or missing, it seems odd that all are inoperable. I do know they were fully functional 3 years ago, but since that time she has sat outside in the wet Washington climate. The only other thing she did that may or may not be relavant is she messed with some of the wiring near the entrance as shown in the picture. below. I would appreciate any recommendations as to how to proceed.
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:39 PM   #2
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When "none" of the exterior lights work and you know the TV is sending the 12VDC it will usually be traced to a bad ground.

The older AS also had a different pin out than todays TV pin 1 (white wire) is normally the ground pin on the 7 way connector of the TV.

Make sure the TV and ground between trailer is OK.
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:46 PM   #3
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Done and done

Garry- the TV ground was exactly the issue. Thanks for the help.
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In the center front belly pan there is a removable plate. Inside that plate the umbilical connects to the trailer harness. There is a resettable circuit breaker there too.
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