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  • Troubleshooting No Running Lights on Trailer but Turn Signals and Brake Lights Work
  • I would start by checking the truck out with a circuit tester, item # 3808 if needed, first. You should get left turn and brake signals on the yellow wire, right turn and brake signals on the green wire, and running lights on the brown wire. The white wire is the ground wire. If the vehicle signals are all functioning properly at the trailer connector then you will need to figure out which wires go to the correct circuits on the trailer. Trailers with 5-Way connectors usually have surge...
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  • Electric Trailer Brakes not Working
  • There are a number of reasons why the brakes on your trailer may not be working. Lets start with the easiest things to check. First, check the vehicle and trailer connectors for corrosion. This can cause a short inside the connector and the brake feed circuit and ground are at the bottom of the connector so moisture affects these connections first. Next, check the ground wire on the vehicle and trailer connectors, trailer brake magnets and the brake controller itself. If there is...
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  • Wiring Diagram Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller # 39510
  • Yes we can help. To the right there is a picture that has a diagram of how most brake controllers wire up, if you click it you will be able to see an enlarged version of the picture. Below you will find a link to the installation instructions and to wiring instructions for wiring brake controllers. All brake controllers wire pretty much the same with a white ground wire, a black power wire a red brake switch wire and a blue brake feed wire that goes to the trailer brakes. If you would...
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  • Working Running Lights, But No Turn Signals or Brake Lights On Trailer
  • You will first want to check the fuses on your tow vehicle. Some vehicles could have fuses for operating the turn signals and brake lights of a towing package. You will want to check if they are installed and working properly. The next thing is to make sure the wires on the trailer plug is wired properly to the trailer. If you have a 4-Way connector on the trailer the white wire is for ground, the green wire for right turn and brake, yellow wire for left turn and brake, and the brown...
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  • Diagnosing, Locating and Repairing Trailer Ground Problem
  • My suspicion is that you have a poor ground connection somewhere on your trailer. The fact that everything works fine until the running lights are turned on is the dead giveaway. When the tail lights are turned on, the trailer lighting is drawing maximum amperage through the system. If there is a ground problem, this is when it will manifest itself. There are several places to look for a poor ground connection. Lets start with the trailer connector on the vehicle. Trace the white wire...
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  • Installation Instructions and Manual for Draw-Tite Activator II Trailer Brake Controller, # 5500
  • The installation instructions/manual for the Draw-Tite Activator II Brake Controller, # 5500, can be found on the product page, on the right hand side of the page. I have also included a link to it below. In addition to these instructions, I have also included a link to a video review featuring this brake controller.
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  • Is a 1-1/4 to 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter Recommended for Use with a 2 inch Cargo Carrier
  • I would discourage the use of an adapter for use of 2 inch accessories in 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receivers. The reason is that the adapter places the carrier farther away from the rear of the vehicle and hitch, creating additional torque that 1-1/4 inch hitches, especially Class I hitches, are not designed to handle. For this reason all 1-1/4 to 2 inch hitch adapters decrease the hitch or vehicle tongue weight capacity, whichever is lowest, by 50 percent, making a class one hitch only...
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  • How to Troubleshoot a Trailer Blowing the Running/Taillight Fuse Only
  • Since 6 of your trailers are not having problems with the 7-Way connector on your vehicle, the problem must be in the 7th trailers wiring. I would start with making sure all of the ground connections are securely attached to clean, rust and corrosion free surfaces, just to be sure, although it sounds like a short circuit issue. Then, I would check the 7-Way trailer connector. Take it apart and check inside to be sure that the wire connections are not shorted somehow to the taillight...
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  • How to Test a 4-Way Trailer Wiring Harness Plug
  • You are testing correctly for the left and right turn signals, but the 3rd female plug you are testing is the taillight circuit. If you turn on the running lights you should get 12 volt power at the connection that the brown wire runs into. To test the brake lights at the trailer connector you need to apply the brakes and test the connectors that the green and yellow wires go into. These are the same connections that you tested for the turn signals. Trailer wiring combines the left...
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  • Left Turn Signals Not Working When Hooking Up Utility Trailer To Truck
  • Sounds like it is a ground problem. I would start with checking the ground of the left tail light of your utility trailer to make sure it is making a good ground. The tail light assembly is grounded to the trailer by either a separate ground wire to the frame or by the bolts of the tail light assembly being attached to the frame of the trailer. You will want to make sure the tail light assembly is fastened to the metal trailer frame securely and making a good ground. If it has the ground...
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  • Running Light Fuse Keeps Blowing Even with Trailer Running Lights Disconnected
  • You have a short circuit somewhere that is causing the fuse to blow. To determine where the short is start by disconnecting the trailer from the tow vehicle. Replace the fuse and then use a circuit tester such as # 3808 to test the vehicle side trailer connector while someone sits in the vehicle and turns on the running lights. If it shows power and the fuse does not blow then the issue is on the trailer. If it does blow the fuse then the issue is on the vehicle. Likely causes of...
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  • The Best Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2016 Kia Soul
  • We do have a trailer hitch that will fit your 2015 Kia Soul. You can use Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24915. Then you have to make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with a bike rack, you are limited to 2 bikes maximum on a Class I hitch. I have linked compatible bike carriers as well.
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  • All Trailer Lights Work Except Running Lights on New 4 Wire Light Kit
  • You can check the wiring with a multimeter, but usually a basic circuit tester is enough to diagnose the problem. The first step we recommend is isolating the source of the problem to either the vehicle or the the trailer by checking the vehicle side connector. Disconnect the trailer from the vehicle. Using a circuit tester, like part # 3808, or multimeter, check the 3 pins on the vehicle connector while using the 4th pin as the ground. Yellow should be left turn and brake, green should...
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  • Should I Use 2-Wheel Drive or 4-Wheel Drive While Towing in the Mountains
  • You should not tow your trailer on dry pavement with the vehicle in 4-wheel drive. For normal towing you should always use 2-wheel drive. The exceptions to this are extreme conditions such as snow covered or muddy roads that would normally require 4 wheel drive. Just remember that if you would use 4-wheel drive without the trailer then you should use it with the trailer. In the mountains, if you are descending on a 4-wheel drive trail then 4-wheel drive low would be recommended to save...
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  • Choosing Extended Length Ball Mount to Provide Maximum Clearance Between Trailer and Tow Vehicle
  • If the trailer has an A-frame tongue on it, you should be in good shape unless you need to make a very tight 90 degree turn. We offer several different ball mounts in extended lengths. The longest ball mounts typically have a lower weight capacity. You will be best served getting the longest ball mount you can that has a capacity that exceeds the loaded weight of your trailer plus its load. If the trailer weight is not known, you can use a scale at a truck stop and have it weighed for...
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  • Removing Rear Bumper Fascia from a 2012 BMW X5 For Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Installation
  • You are correct, I checked the instructions and the revision currently provided with the hitch, part # 75600, were done in 2008. I spoke with my technical contact at Draw-Tite and he said that his engineering department now has some directions photos that show additional steps that may be required for 2011 and newer BMW X5 vehicles. I will list them out for you and I have added photos that my contact sent for you to see. 1) Remove the first 3 rivets from the rear fender flare, and pop...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Brake System That is Only Showing 5-Volts at Trailer Connector
  • With the brake controller gain turned all the way up, you should be seeing closer to 12-volts at your trailer connector. You are losing voltage somewhere between the brake controller and the trailer connector. I am assuming that by electric brake contact, you are speaking of the brake voltage output pin on the trailer connector. Make sure your controller is properly installed and leveled according to the instructions. Use your tester on the blue brake output wire at the rear of the brake...
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  • Does the Tekonsha P3 Trailer Brake Controller Turn Off or Stay On All the Time
  • The P3 brake controller, # 90195, will go into a sort of sleep mode after it detects no movement for 15 minutes. While it is on it does not draw very much power. What you can do to make sure it goes to sleep is exit the truck after turning it off, walk away for 15 minutes or so, then come back and peek in through the window to see if it has turned off. Of course you could always unplug the controller if you wanted. If it has not, there may be a wiring issue or something causing the controller...
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  • OEM Electric Brake Controller Not Working when Brake Pedal is Pressed on a 2006 Ford F250
  • From your testing and description of the problem it sounds as if your OEM brake controller is not functioning properly. Many of the 2005 and 2006 Ford OEM brake controllers had internal issues that cause owners to replace them with an aftermarket brake controller. The best way to test this is to sever the output wire that exits the OEM controller and test it for power when the brake pedal is pressed. If no voltage increase is detected on the output wire when the brake pedal is pressed,...
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  • Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
  • Some trailer manufacturers will void a warranty if an adapter is used. This is the biggest con if trying to determine pros and cons. You will need to contact the trailer manufacturer to determine if the trailer warranty will be voided if an adapter is used. If the trailer has a Lippert chassis then I recommend using a Goose Box adapter because when used with a Lippert chassis and pin box, it will not void the warranty. There are 2 Goose Box units available. First is # RP94622. It is...
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  • Comparing Class III Receiver for 2012 Subaru Outback
  • Draw-Tite #75673 has 7 inch distance between the receiver hitch pin hole and the furthest rearward portion of the rear bumper when installed on a 2011 model Subaru Outback Wagon. Although the hitch will attach to the vehicle using existing holes in the frame, a 1-1/8 inch hole saw will be needed to drill an access hole in the frame member on both the driver and passenger side. This hole is necessary in order to feed installation hardware into the frame as shown in the install instructions...
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  • 2 Inch Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Limited
  • I can help you get a 2 inch trailer hitch for your 2016 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Limited. I recommend the 2 inch Draw-Tite Hitch # 75235 for your Rav4 Hybrid Limited, because it is a no drill application and the best bang for your buck. If your looking to tow with your vehicle, the wiring harness I would recommend is the Curt # C59236. Some other items to consider if you plan on towing are a ball mount, ball, and pin and clip. The size ball will be determined by the size of coupler your...
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  • Trailer Running Light Fuse Location on a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500
  • There is most likely a separate fuse and/or relay for the running light circuit on your 2012 Dodge Ram 3500. The easiest way to find any fuses or relays is to use the owners manual and/or legend on the power distribution box lid for the locations of items related to the tow package wiring. From what I could find in the online version of the owners manual, the trailer tow lamps/park lamps fuse is in cavity J14 and requires a blue 20 amp cartridge fuse.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Toyota RAV4 for Yakima Fullswing Bike Rack
  • There is a driver side appearance panel on your 2011 Toyota RAV4 that will need to be removed to install a Class III hitch like the part # 75235. I attached a picture that shows it and has the attachment points for the panel circled. This is also mentioned in the attached installation instructions link on page 3. This hitch would work well with the Yakima FullSwing part # Y02465. This bike rack is great because it allows you go have full access to the rear door of the vehicle even with...
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  • What Does GTW and TW Mean and What is Weight Distribution, 2008 BMW X5
  • I can certainly help you out. The TW is the tongue weight. This is the weight of the trailer at the coupler that attaches to the ball mount on the trailer hitch. It should be 10 to 15 percent of the GTW or gross trailer weight. The gross trailer weight is the total weight of the trailer. Weight distribution is a system that installs on the trailer frame and the trailer couples to a special shank on the trailer hitch. The spring bars that come with a weight distribution system take some...
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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • You are correct, the trailer hitch is rated higher than the 2013 Honda CR-V but you still have to go by the weight capacities of the vehicle since they are lower. So you will want to stay within the manufacturers 1500 pound limit, even though the hitch is rated higher. The 2300 pound trailer is going to be too much for the CR-V. You would either need a different tow vehicle or an even lighter trailer. If you go with a lighter trailer then you will also need a ball mount, pin and clip,...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch with the Highest Clearance for a 2013 Toyota Sienna
  • The smaller Class II hitches like # 36513 will give you a little more clearance vs. Class III hitches. The Class II will have lower tongue weight and gross trailer weight capacities. A bike rack with a rise in the shank will provide more ground clearance. When we have installed trailer hitch # 36513 on Toyota Sienna vans the same generation as yours we measured approximately 11 inches from level ground to the top of the receiver opening. To the bottom of the receiver that would be approximately...
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  • Troubleshooting Draw-Tite Activator II Trailer Brake Controller Blue Wire has Constant 12V Power
  • Your instinct about how there should not be 12 volt power all the time on the blue wire of the Activator II, # 5500, is correct. I have included a link to the installation details below for reference. You will need to test the brake controller wiring using a multimeter (something that can measure a minimal amount of volts), like # BTMT15. Check the red wire connection. It should be attached to the wire on the stop light switch that only has voltage when the brake pedal is pressed. If...
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  • Proper Size Drop Ballmount for Towing a Boat and Trailer behind a Ford F-250 Super Duty 4x4
  • In order to determine what size drop you need will you to measure two things, the height of the coupler on the trailer and the height of the hitch. To measure the coupler height, you will measure from the ground to the bottom edge of the coupler. Do this on level ground with the trailer level. On the truck, you will measure from the ground to the top of the receiver opening, again with truck level on level ground. If the truck is taller, then you will need a drop equal to the difference....
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 with Tow Package, Is it Pre Wired
  • As long as your 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, has the factory 7-Way tow package wiring at the rear of the vehicle all you will need is the Draw-Tite Brake Controller with Wiring for the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, item # 5100-3015-P, which includes the # 5100 brake controller and the # 3015-P wiring harness needed to install the brake controller on your truck. The # 3015-P adapter will plug into a port in the power distribution box under the dash on your truck. If you do not have a factory...
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