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Old 06-18-2017, 11:50 AM   #1
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"Jumper" for trailer running lights

I have seen an advertisement somewhere recently for a small "jumper" type device which plugs into TT wiring harness and allows the TT running lights to be displayed while the TT is disconnected from the TV.

I know this can be done, not exactly sure how, with a short piece of # 10/12 wire, but really like the idea of the jumper.

Anyone else seen this or have any ideas


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Old 06-18-2017, 12:11 PM   #2
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I have seen an advertisement somewhere recently for a small "jumper" type device which plugs into TT wiring harness and allows the TT running lights to be displayed while the TT is disconnected from the TV.

I know this can be done, not exactly sure how, with a short piece of # 10/12 wire, but really like the idea of the jumper.

Anyone else seen this or have any ideas


Thanks,
John

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Old 06-18-2017, 12:32 PM   #3
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Fuse solution -and safe

Hi,
Wondered same when we first got our 25ftss and thought how "brochure like" to sometimes Fire up the running lights in complete quiet.

Push fuse 10-15 amp with slight twisted ends to match the harness angles bridging terminals either side of cord Marker protrusion for a +12v jump to running lights terminal. Could use Less amp fuse if LEDs.

Works great and safe!
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If you want to get fancy, you can put a car flasher in the plug instead of a fuse to have flashing lights.
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...Push fuse 10-15 amp with slight twisted ends to match the harness angles ...
Thats the trick!
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Oh this looks fun to do I'm sure the kids will enjoy all the lights surrounding our AS Now I need to search for that 7 way switcheroo!
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