trailer brake lights don't work


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Old 01-04-09, 08:14 PM
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trailer brake lights don't work

i have an 2001 chevy silverado and i have a plug and go wiring for trailer they have worked since truck was new but now the brake light don't work.all lights on truck work and all lights on trailer work except for the brake lights.i've checked all fuses under hood and by the i.p. and all are good.i've also checked brake pedal switch.i think it my be in a converter for the trailer wiring since a 2001 chevy has seperate signal and brake lights.i would appreicate any help i can get.
 
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Old 01-04-09, 08:23 PM
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have you used a test light to check the power into the converter? here is a web site which has a lot of good info on wiring trailers.
How to Wire your Car or Truck for Trailer Lights
if you have power into the convertor but not out then yes it is the convertor.

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Are the brake light bulbs also used for the turn signals? If so, if the turns still work, probably converter: if not, check the bulbs and sockets.
 
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yes the brake lights and turn signal are separate.do you know where i might find te convertor
 
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Old 01-05-09, 07:25 PM
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most likely under the bed at the rear of the truck, probably plugged into the vehicle wiring harness at the bumper.

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