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01-21-05, 10:15 AM   #1  
trailer light problems

My utility trailer running lights work; but the turn signals are VERY faint. I can see them blinking, but barely. All the van wiring checks out good.

Any ideas?

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01-21-05, 11:08 AM   #2  

Sounds like you have a ground problem try making a temp ground.Then clen the connections.

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01-24-05, 07:22 AM   #3  
make sure you have a good ground and change your flasher to Heavy duty
should be ok


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01-24-05, 07:46 AM   #4  
sounds to me like you need to buy a trailer relay kit for your lights. needs more power.

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01-24-05, 11:20 AM   #5  
trailer problem solved!

Thanks for the feedback, guys. I discovered the problem: the signal and running lights had been wired backwards. Each bulb has a thin filament (for running lights), and a heavier duty filament (fo signals). So when I turned on a turn signal, the thinner filament would blink (dimly). I switched the wires, and now the signals are brighter,(now that they're wired to the heavier filaments) and the running lights are at normal intensity. Working perfectly.

Thanks again

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