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Trailer light problems

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DOGCHASER, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Aug 25, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    DOGCHASER

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    I have no trailer light voltage on back plug. Checked the fuse box and find no fuse just a item that could be a circuit breaker.
     
  2. Aug 25, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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    FlawedXJ

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    check. fuse?

    make sure your lights are on before you test?
     
  3. Aug 25, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    DeeKay21

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  4. Aug 25, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    Am sure the lights are on.
     
  5. Aug 25, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    ok....and how about the fuse?
     
  6. Aug 25, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    Yes the lights are one. Can see the tail lights on the truck are on.
     
  7. Aug 25, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    Where is the fuse located? I checked the fuse box and only find a blue, relay looking item where it says trailer lights.
     
  8. Aug 25, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    may just have to grab the manual and look around, however, i've had times where i've jsut had to pull every fuse and look at it until i found a bad one. you'd be surprise what systems are tied together.
     
  9. Aug 25, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    With a tester probe I attach the clip on a good ground and touch both sides of the fuse with the probe. Tells me if it is OK or not. I simply cannot locate the fuse for the trailer tail lights.
     
  10. Aug 25, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    Larzzzz

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    Aux back up lights, Bed lights, Re-located trailer plug, Good dooby, a.k.a. jumper cable mod
    Check for a bad ground....white wire, I think. Are your terminals clean? Clean the terms then open up the pins using a tiny screwdriver or a pocket knife. Nothing? Take a wire from the truck to the trailer to ground them together. A test light or meter is most valuable now. Start from the plug on the truck and work your way back.
    Good luck,
    Larzzzz
     
  11. Aug 25, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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    jefferson

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    OH and dont forget to check the fuses
     
  12. Aug 26, 2009 at 12:16 AM
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    reg boulette

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    For lack of info, am assuming you have factory pre-wired trailer light connection package? Can't say directly, but if no breaks in wiring, probably the little blue thing (under hood fuse panel) is at fault. I wired my 09 truck with T connectors at the tail lights, but using 4 way emergency flashers or connecting harness while truck was running threw the truck turn signals into a 'crash' - even though not hooked up via factory method. So some idiosyncracy exists as stated earlier, where systems tie into each other.
     
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