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Old 10-13-2018, 10:52 AM   #1
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No Running Lights

Brand new 2018 SLX 265RLS. Packed and ready to go, last thing we do is check the brake lights and turn signals. Plugged up, nothing. The brake controller shows connected. HELP!!!!!!!
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:58 AM   #2
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So everything worked on a previous trip, just not now?
Tow vehicle engine running or ??
Do brake lights/turn signals/headlights work on the tow vehicle?
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:32 AM   #3
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Yes sir. Everything worked on the trip home after purchase. The TV is giving a signal, and all the TV's lights are operating correctly. We used a tester that we had, so I know the plug on the truck is working. The brake controler is showing a trailer connected. Just nothing on the camper.
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:09 PM   #4
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On our Skylark, the trailer cable connects inside the front of the trailer with a canon plug. Perhaps the connecter is loose in yours.
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:51 PM   #5
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Follow the cable back to the TT. IT should go into a 4x4 meal electrical box. Open the box and look for the GREEN wire. There will be a wire nut on it that connects the wire from the TV to the TT running lights.

Below is a wiring diagram for my TT, but JAYCO uses the same TV cable on all their TT's. Make sure the wires are clean and the wire nut, when tightened, makes a good connection. Your lights should come on after that. You can check for 12VDC coming from the truck at this point. If there is 12Volts reconnect the cable. Lights??

One other point, JAYCO uses crimp connections on some of their wires. My break-away switch was connected to the brakes with one of these, and when I pulled the wires out, yes you guessed it, the wire came out of the crimped connector.. I replaced it with a regular wire nut..

Also, check the exterior lights fuse in the TT's battery control center. You will also see a yellow wire that is sitting in a wire nut all alone (at least mine was), this is the back up light wire from the TV. If you wanted to add back up lights to your TT, you can install them on the back of your TT and run the lights 12VDC supply wire to the yellow wire, but of course get the running lights working first.

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Thanks for the input, folks. I tried your suggestions,Don. Checked the connections in tne box, 2 green wires in the box, and redid wire nuts. Nothing. Ground wires look ok, and the fuses in the battery center are good. The TV is showing output from the plug. And the brake controller is working. I give. Camping this long weekend,for me, just not going to happen. Call the dealer 1st thing in the morning and see what they are going to do.
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Old 10-14-2018, 11:35 AM   #7
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Check the trailer plug for corrosion. The batteries "gassing" could have etched the contacts inside the trailer plug.
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Look at the wiring diagram, pin (3) = Running lights, pin (4) = Charging line. Make sure you have 12Volts at the TT's battery. With a short 3" piece of wire (14AWG), strip the ends and insert one end of the wire in #3 an the other in #4 of the TT's cable. Make sure you look at the below wiring diagram and you will see that the plug key is located between pins 3 and 4. The charge line is connected to the TT's battery also.

One more thing, check the cable that connects the battery to the frame ground, it may be loose

If you get your running lights to work, then your issue is in the TV part of the circuit.

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Thanks again,Don. Tried your suggestion, and nothing lights up. Ground looks good. Just hope our dealer has a quick fix. Just gets frustrating when it's brand new and never been pissed in.
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Good morning,
See if you have 12VDC between pins #1 (Charge line) and pin #4 (Ground). Do all the 12VDC electrical things work when only on battery? Unlikely, but was thinking the main 30 amp blade fuse by the batteries.

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