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Barb
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Side lights

Hi all, the side lights on my 2014 13tft are both out--the front and the back.  The ones on the right side are working and so are all the other lights.  With both of them out on that one side, I think it could be a fuse, but what do you all think?  And if you do think it's a fuse any chance you could tell me where to find it??  I know there are some in the back on the left side and some in the front.  Any ideas will be appreciated!!  Thanks, Barb

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Not a trailer fuse

Side lights and tail lights are all powered from the tow vehicle on pin #3. Try new lamps first or get out a meter or test light and check for voltage. On most RVs you can light the lights by jumpering pins 3 & 4 (ON THE RV) to each other. That's where dealers plug a flasher to flash lights at an RV show.My first guess would be bad lamps, second bad connection. (Don't forget the ground) Have you made any changes?

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Thanks for this!!  I'll try

Thanks for this!!  I'll try new bulbs first!!  The rest is too complicated for me, but I'll share with someone who knows more than I do!!! 

 

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Please let us know what you find.

Especially if it was a bad connection, where the problem was. And that 7 pin jumper thing is only for that connector and not the 4 pin. Did you ever install brakes? If not, just ignore the jumper part.

TNX

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Check side lights

Side light sockets are prone to corrosion. Often, just a tap on the lens will get it to turn on.  If not, pop off the cover and wiggle the bulb and/or the wires that are probably just wrapped around the connections.

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Great idea!!!  I'll be

Great idea!!!  I'll be working on it later today!!  I'll start with this idea!

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corrosion

Corrosion can be prevented by using dielectric grease on the contacts.

 

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Always try simple solutions

Always try simple solutions first.

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Side Lights

Thanks so much for all the suggestions for the lights!!  I took off the light covers and took the bulbs out and put them back in and they worked, but I went up the road to the hardware store and bought some replacement bulbs just to have them.  You all are always so helpful!!