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Old 02-26-2012, 12:39 PM
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Default Trailer Lights

The drivers side trailer lights don't work. None of the lights - running, brake, etc. The other side is OK. I didn't hook the trailer up to a different truck yet to completely rule out anything with the trailer. But, I think its in my truck - 2008 Ram 1500. I checked all the fuses and they are OK.

Any other suggestions?

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Old 02-26-2012, 06:41 PM
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I would first hook it up to another vehicle, or hook your truck up to another trailer. Determine whether the problem is the truck or trailer.
It will be easier for people to help you then.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:15 PM
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Had the same issue with my Ram 1500. Turned out to be a bad ground when it was installed at the dealer. Brought it back and they took care of it.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:35 AM
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Thanks. I took the cover off and looked at the bulb. Turns out it was all corroded. As I tried to get it out the other lights went on.

Lesson learned - Don't overlook the obvious.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:17 AM
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You might want to try some dielectric grease. A dab around the base of the bulbs where they come in contact with the bulb receptical helps reduce corrosion, especially if you are unsing the trailer in salt water. Works well on boat navigation lights too.

Glad you figured out your problem and it was a cheap fix... That's usually not the case when having anything to do with boats
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