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Old 04-26-2016, 01:40 PM   #1
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Tow Pin connection

I've noticed my trailer wire pin connection is somewhat loose. I looked inside the connection and see a small piece of metal around the pin that looks a little smashed in. Not sure if it is supposed to be like that. Take a look.Click image for larger version

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Old 04-26-2016, 01:43 PM   #2
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Hard to tell but on the left side of the main pin the metal is pushed away from the pin, and on the right its flush up against it. When I plug it in it connects, but is loose and doest take much to pull it out.

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Old 04-26-2016, 02:09 PM   #3
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The cover of the connector on the TV should swing over and lock it in. Keeps it from backing out.
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The cover from mine on my tow vehicle just sits on top. Doesn't "lock it in."

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Old 04-26-2016, 02:15 PM   #5
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I'm trying to figure out the purpose of that thin metal shroud around the main power connection. Like I said it looks like one section is bent in towards the power connection. So I am guessing this is why it feels not as snug or like it can gobin farther. I'm debating on taking a flat head screw driver and trying to pry that shroud back a little to see if I get a snug fit.

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Old 04-26-2016, 02:21 PM   #6
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That or you can pinch the other 6 connectors tighter together. Or check the pins in the connector on the truck. Maybe can widen them a little to make a snugger fit.
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Should definitely be a snug fit.
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You're towing with a RAM right? (basing this on the key-fob you're holding). If that's the case, on my RAM, the plug cover is spring loaded. When you lift up on the cover, you plug the plug in and let the cover down on top and that's what "locks" it in. The plug has a catch on it that the cover sits in.

Other than that, I don't see anything overtly wrong with your plug. Just another little tip: I put a little dielectric grease in/on my plug, and that makes it a bit easier and protects the plug from corrosion.
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Also, what are you referring to as the "main power connection"? The middle pin is for reverse lights. The "main" 12V power pin is in the 11 o'clock position when you're looking with the "key" (that bump on top of the plug that "keys" it to the outlet") at the 12 o'clock position.
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Apologizes, I am referring to the middle pin. If you look closely do you see the thin metal around that pin? Yes I am towing with a Ram and have the spring loaded latch.

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