Trailer brakes not working
My White Hawk is three years old and the last time I hooked it up to my truck the brakes were not working. Brake controller showed nothing on the display.
I had a cheap controller which the dealer had installed 6 years ago when I purchased my 26BH, so I figured it was time to get something better.
I purchased a Tekonsha Prodigy P3 and installed it. It showed that the trailer was not connected. Every thing else, such as brake lights, directional signals and marker lights were working, so looked at a couple of YouTube videos on trailer brakes and decided to check mine out.
I found thatone of the wires coming out of the brake assembly on the streetside of the trailer had broken off of the main connector. This was the case on both the front and rear axles. I repaired the one on the rear axle and the controller now showed that the trailer was connected.
Thought my problem was solved, but checked the wire on the front axle and found it was broken off as well. Repaired it and I am now good to go.
Purpose of this post is to point out that it is possible that only one of your axles is braking.
The wires coming out of the brake assemblies are very small, maybe 22 to 26 gauge and are totally exposed under the trailer. Also the junctions are right over the springs and may rub on them while traveling.
In addition to this the wire junctions are covered by little rubber coverings; one of which was totally missing in my case, leaving the possibility of the junction shorting out on the axle assembly.
I am quite taken aback that the wiring for such an important function is so fragile!
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