Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-26-2015, 04:11 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Spring
Posts: 2
Rear lights don't work

When I hook up to the TV, the front running lights on the Popup work fine.
The 2 rear lights (Brake, directional), nor the small running lights all don't work. They don't work when lights are on (and should stay constantly lit nor when the blinker, flasher are brakes are applied.
Found this out when connecting to a friends vehicle.
Since the worked a couple of months ago, I thought it was his wiring harness.
Hooked it to my TV and it wouldn't work either.
The Popup has a flat 4 pin connecter and both vehicles have built in connectors for that.

This is on a 2001 Jayco Eagle 14SO.

Thought it strange the front lights work and nothing on the back do.

Is there a fuse somewhere?

Any thoughts?
__________________

bgilless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2015, 05:09 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Riverside
Posts: 15
Possible ground wire issue, but that's a guess. I had a similar problem last month with my pup. Drilled a new hole in the trailer frame to insert a new small bolt and washer which I attached the ground (white insulation) wire to. Also drilled a new hole in TV frame for same purpose and attached the ground wire from the wiring harness to that. Then sanded the ground wire ends at the taillights (inside the plastic covers) of the camper. After doing all that, my brake lights (which weren't working when all other lights were on) worked fine. You're saying that SOME of your trailer lights are ok, so maybe my diagnosis is off. Worth a try though - won't cost anything but time.
__________________

Nightfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2015, 06:55 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Morris
Posts: 250
Several years ago I had the same problem. Took it to an RV repair shop, they couldn't figure it out after replacing the plugs on the TV and TT. As usual I found the problem. The ground wire for the rear lights disappeared behind a small plate screwed to the rear bumper. I took the plate off and both the bumper and the plate were painted. The ground wire had about 1/2" of the insulation stripped off and was squeezed between the painted parts. This some how had worked for several years??? I put on a crimp on, on the wire and attached it with a sheet metal screw. Problem fixed. Always suspect a bad ground!!
__________________
Retired and loving it.
Got a new 2014 Grayhawk 31DS
Hoping to get away from the IL winters
MadDad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2015, 09:53 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Murff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 2,116
Squirrels will chew wires and insulation.
__________________
Murff
2015 White Hawk 20MRB (It's last year)
2011 F150 Non EcoBoost (5.0)
Andersen Hitch
Murff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2015, 09:31 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Spring
Posts: 2
It is ground. I took a wire and ground it out from the bumper to the ground on one of the lights and all the lights in the back lit up and started working.

But, I can't find out where the ground wire comes from so I can follow it to see where its disconnected.

Any ideas on where to find a wiring schematic?
The wire disappears into the popup skin and you can't tell where it goes.
bgilless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2015, 07:30 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Riverside
Posts: 15
Here is a good link for owner's manuals:
http://www.cunninghamcampers.com/dow...-owner-manuals
__________________

Nightfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.