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Old 05-26-2021, 03:09 PM   #1
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weak left blinker

Any advise is greatly appreciated!!

not sure where to start checking for a solution for my problem with a weak left blinker.
just bought a 2019 T. Bahama 27'. in checking out the lighting we noticed the left blinker was about 4 times weaker than the right.

had no problem with lights on our 2012 International.
TV is a 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 series. truck blinkers have same intensity. So, i'm assuming the problem is on the trailer side

is this a problem with the 7 pin connector? its getting voltage as i do have a blink on the left . brake lights are fine. Electronic cleaner for the 7 pin? Or is this a bigger issue?
thanks for your help!
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Old 05-26-2021, 04:13 PM   #2
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You might need one of these:

https://www.etrailer.com/Wiring/Tow-Ready/20142.html

I had some strange blinker issues on my 2016 Chevy and 2015 trailer and this solved it. I tried to copy a thread link on this topic but wasn’t able.
This corrects some issues with LED lights as far as I recall.
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Old 05-26-2021, 04:34 PM   #3
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Steve may be right. I'd also check the bulb connection / socket. Clean the contacts. And maybe loosen and then snug up the mounting screws of the light assembly itself. This sounds like possibly a ground problem.

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Old 05-26-2021, 08:36 PM   #4
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I agree with Dan, I would start by checking your ground.
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Old 05-26-2021, 10:26 PM   #5
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^^ X3. I agree with Dan and Aaron. One week turn indicator sounds suspiciously like a ground issue. The bulb contacts and socket may be oxidized and need to be cleaned and burnished.

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Old 05-27-2021, 08:31 AM   #6
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You might need one of these:

https://www.etrailer.com/Wiring/Tow-Ready/20142.html

I had some strange blinker issues on my 2016 Chevy and 2015 trailer and this solved it. I tried to copy a thread link on this topic but wasn’t able.
This corrects some issues with LED lights as far as I recall.
Steve
Thanks!! that will get me started.
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Old 05-27-2021, 08:34 AM   #7
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Steve may be right. I'd also check the bulb connection / socket. Clean the contacts. And maybe loosen and then snug up the mounting screws of the light assembly itself. This sounds like possibly a ground problem.

Dan
Tks Dan
I will try to clean, just didnt know i could access the blubs. will also try Steve's
suggestion
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I agree with Dan, I would start by checking your ground.
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thanks Aaron!
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Old 05-27-2021, 08:39 AM   #9
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^^ X3. I agree with Dan and Aaron. One week turn indicator sounds suspiciously like a ground issue. The bulb contacts and socket may be oxidized and need to be cleaned and burnished.

-Dennis

Tks Dennis

it well may have an oxidation issue as its been sitting in NJ for the past 2 years about 5 mi from the ocean. will try and clean

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Old 07-14-2021, 03:55 PM   #10
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solved weak left blinker

Just FYI for those that might have the same problem with a weak blinker issue. I did finally solve the issue (that only a small array[4 out of 20] of LED's did dimly blink).

in checking the fuse box the originally fuse I looked at looked OK, it looked fine, but I had my Chevy fuse guide turned incorrectly so i was looking at the wrong fuse.
i did located the correct fuse and it also looked ok but the link was burned partially thru but still had enough metal to partially power the circuit.

I installed a new fuse and all is fine, full bright and all 20 LED's light up and blink.

thanks to all for the help!!
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I had this same problem with my Tradewind. Just needed to top up the blinker fluid.
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