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post #1 of 10 Old 10-21-2005, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Trailer lights issue after installed T-connector

I did a search, but couldn't find anything specific to my problem.

I just installed a hitch and I went behind the passenger side taillight and unplugged the factory light harness, installed my T connecter (from e-trailer) to complete the circuit. I checked the lights on the Jeep, all is fine.

I hooked up my trailer and turned on the Jeep lights and the trailer lights came on also. Here is where it gets weird. The brake lights DO NOT work on the trailer when I depress the brake pedal, and the LEFT (drivers side) light on the trailer WILL NOT blink when turn signal is activated. RIGHT side trailer light WILL blink when turn signal is activated.

I then hooked up the trailer to my truck and all the lights, turns signals, etc work on the trailer, but not when hooked up to the Jeep. Any idea what could be wrong?

Summary:

When trailer is hooked to Jeep,
Trailer lights come on steady
Left trailer light will not blink as turn signal
Right trailer light WILL blink
Trailer lights WILL NOT light up when brake is applied


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post #2 of 10 Old 10-21-2005, 03:44 PM
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On the 05 jeeps you have to hock it up on the drivers side wiring harness.

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On the 05 jeeps you have to hock it up on the drivers side wiring harness.
So does the drivers side look just like the passenger side, as it just unplugs then you connect the T-connector? Sorry may be a dumb question, I was just following the directions that came with the T-connector

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post #4 of 10 Old 10-21-2005, 03:54 PM
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On the 05 jeeps you have to hock it up on the drivers side wiring harness.
When I bought a Hoppy connector for my '05 it said to connect to the passenger side. I connected it to the drivers side anyways and the turn signals were reversed. I swapped the wires on the t-connector and everything was fine.
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Yes everything looks the same and as wherndon mentioned toy have to swap the right and left side turn signal wires or they will work backwards on your trailer.

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When I bought a Hoppy connector for my '05 it said to connect to the passenger side. I connected it to the drivers side anyways and the turn signals were reversed. I swapped the wires on the t-connector and everything was fine.
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Little confused about how to go about that? Which wires are they and did you have to cut the wires. The whole point to this connector is to make things easy, but it sure isn't going that way especially if you have to swap wires

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On my Hoppy connector the yellow wire is the left turn signal, and the green wire is the right turn signal.
Before you cut any wires, you should connect it to the drivers side and see if everything works. Just to make sure the connector itself isn't bad.
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Before you cut any wires, you should connect it to the drivers side and see if everything works. Just to make sure the connector itself isn't bad.
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X2 on that point.
bought a draw-tite trailer plug for my F-250, followed all the directions to a 'T", and just could not get it to work... called the shop 3-4 times, and they said it HAD to be something I connected wrong, because it couldn't be the plug.

took it in to them... yep, you guessed it, plug was wired wrong from the MFG.

the guy said he'd NEVER seen that happen, told him, 'well-now you have'!

good luck

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post #9 of 10 Old 10-21-2005, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Did everyone w/ an 05' have to reverse the wiring in order to get the lights to work? Mine work, and the right signal works as it should, its just the left one doesn't work, nor do the brake lights. This is crap, you shouldn't have to do any splicing/reversing if you buy a connector of some some sort.

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post #10 of 10 Old 10-24-2005, 08:52 AM
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T-connector

I am told that the wiring changed in mid-2004.

I installed my connector on the drivers side and switched the green and yellow wires to get it working properly.

You're right, you shouldn't have to do this...but I'm just too lazy to return it for the right part.

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