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Trailer Running Lights...Help!

Discussion in 'Towing' started by mbaltonv, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Jan 1, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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    mbaltonv

    mbaltonv [OP] Active Member

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    Front Bilstein 1500's 2.5", 1.24" rear schakel, 2" rear AAL, Swaybar disconnect, 265X75R16 BFG T/A ko
    I have an 02 taco and just wired it for towing. I went down to the local auto parts store and picked up the kit before looking online for the etrailers plug and play harness that I discovered while looking elsewhere online for solutions. Anyway my question is this; I have the truck wired and everything works except the running lights. The truck has the two wires that go into the break/running light. With a 4-pin trailer harness, how do I wire it so the break lights work as well as the running lights? Any help would be great. Thanks and Happy New Year!
     
  2. Jan 1, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    mbaltonv

    mbaltonv [OP] Active Member

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    I just bought the regular wiring kit, the generic one. Thanks for the link.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    arrowthrower

    arrowthrower Well-Known Member

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    Probably not grounded. Make sure you have the trailer grounded.
     
  4. Jan 2, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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    mbaltonv

    mbaltonv [OP] Active Member

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    Front Bilstein 1500's 2.5", 1.24" rear schakel, 2" rear AAL, Swaybar disconnect, 265X75R16 BFG T/A ko
    I picked up the regular wire splicing kit for $7. Not a major loss, only I previously installed it. I figured a way around my problem by installing a 30amp diode on the break line, but that is $35 so I am going to go with the tacoma kit instead. Thanks a bunch!
     
  5. Feb 17, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    dexdawg

    dexdawg Well-Known Member

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    Try turning the headlights on. On the trailer I just recently bought the headlights have to be turned on for running lights to be on. All brake and turn signals work even with headlights off.
     
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