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Old 01-29-2011
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Icon5 There's no power coming out of the trailer light plug

There's no power coming out of one of the pins on my trailer light plug.
I know there's some power coming out of there becuase the towing lights come on when I turn my head lights on but the passenger side turn signal won't work.
I checked the the towing fuse (#38 fuse) and it's good.
What else could be causing this problem?
The other problems that I'm having is that my passenger side tail light is out and my reverse light won't work.
The weird part is that when I hit my brake, both tail lights light up.
So, the bulbs can't actually be bad (could they?)

Any tips or suggesttions would be greatly appreciated,

Brian
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the taillight and brakelight use two separate filaments in the bulb so start by replacing both bulbs

if no power is coming out of the pin still, unplug the trailer wiring harness from the taillight harness and check that wire for continuity
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the taillight and brakelight use two separate filaments in the bulb so start by replacing both bulbs

if no power is coming out of the pin still, unplug the trailer wiring harness from the taillight harness and check that wire for continuity
I replaced both bulbs on the passenger side and everything is working now.
Thanks for your help Toreador4x4
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the man is right, For some reason ford poor design with the taillight plugs are not that good, My bulbs seem to always well a few time at least come loose at the base; this causes a poor contact, but glad you got it done.
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Clean up all of the connections while you are at it !

And get a good ground from the trailer to the truck...
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