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Old 04-20-2006, 12:10 PM   #1
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Question failed electrical connection on brakes on one side only

We took our new-to-us 1999 30' Excella to our favorite mechanic to get the brakes checked and bearings packed. He's an excellent mechanic, and has worked on big trailers/brakes before - although not Airstreams.

He said the brakes and bearings were fine, but the brakes were only activating one side - there was no electrical signal to the other side.

He's going to track down the problem, but I thought I'd see if I could get some quick advice to pass on to him as to where he might start.

So, what's the most likely place for a problem? (by the way, he says my plug doesn't fit as snugly into the back of my (new) TV as it should. I'm sure he'll look at that.)

Any suggestions?
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:16 PM   #2
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Click here to read a thread which discusses this, and it also gives links to other relevant threads:
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Old 04-20-2006, 01:54 PM   #3
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you have a broken wire going to that side
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Old 04-20-2006, 02:02 PM   #4
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I found this two days ago while sanding in my wheel well getting ready to POR15 it....get under there and check things out!!...I to just had new tires put on and bearings re-packed and they missed this
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