SailNet Community - View Single Post - Trailer light genius needed
View Single Post
Old 07-17-2013
TBApollo TBApollo is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Tampa
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
TBApollo is on a distinguished road
Trailer light genius needed

It WAS fun, just owning a boat (finally) and working on it. The fun is gone, ready to sail!

I bought a four flat wire set specifically for my vehicle and bought brand new lights and wiring for the trailer. Nothing happens if I turn the car lights on BUT if I turn off the car lights, the trailer break lights work. Either/both turn signals causes both trailer lights to flash simultaneously (like hazard lights) -- the car lights do what they are supposed to in each situation (running lights, turn signals, breaks, etc).

I removed the ground, replaced the screw and sanded the contact point to bare metal and sanded the place that contacts the trailer ball. Checked, double, and triple checked correct wiring...Nothing. Obviously the lights are getting power, any ideas?
Any help would be appreciated!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook