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#10789242 - 04/22/15 09:32 PM My trailer will not back up.
Texjef84 Offline
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Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 236
Loc: Colleyville, Tx
I drive a 2011 Ford F-150, my trailer is a tandem axle, w brakes and it won't back,up. Other vehicles back this trailer so I'm sure it's my truck. Must be my plug or a fuse.
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#10789355 - 04/22/15 10:08 PM Re: My trailer will not back up. [Re: Texjef84]
Allison1 Online   sleepy
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Registered: 12/14/03
Posts: 17906
Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
Does your trailer harness have 5 wires and surge brakes? One of them is to activate a solenoid to turn off your brakes.

You may need to get another plug on your truck.

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#10789681 - 04/23/15 06:29 AM Re: My trailer will not back up. [Re: Texjef84]
Texjef84 Offline
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Registered: 12/21/13
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Loc: Colleyville, Tx
It should be a factory harness, round on the left, 4 pin rectangle on the right. I believe the boat is a 5 pin, but it has an adapter on it right now. It worked fine on two other vehicles.
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#10789684 - 04/23/15 06:31 AM Re: My trailer will not back up. [Re: Texjef84]
Texjef84 Offline
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Loc: Colleyville, Tx
Adapter I mentioned is a standard flat to round adapter
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#10789758 - 04/23/15 07:28 AM Re: My trailer will not back up. [Re: Texjef84]
2015fordnut Offline
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Registered: 06/24/09
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Loc: Garland, TX
Passenger side kick panel fuse box. Fuse #37 10amp Owners Manual page 333.
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#10791059 - 04/23/15 01:32 PM Re: My trailer will not back up. [Re: Texjef84]
K.D. Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 13824
Loc: Hurst, TX
In an emergency.......

Unplug the 5 flat connection to on from the truck to trailer..rotate truck plug 90 degrees and plug a different slot into the end slot (blue wire) on the trailer. That is taking a known hot wire and sending power to trailer actuator to release the brakes. If it doesn't work your problem is trailer related, if it does work your issue is between the plug and the truck.

Turn headlights on before backing up with plug set up like this so all wires are hot.


Edited by K.D. (04/23/15 01:34 PM)

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#10798615 - 04/26/15 05:26 PM Re: My trailer will not back up. [Re: Texjef84]
Texjef84 Offline
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Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 236
Loc: Colleyville, Tx
Well I think the issue is the trailer, don't want to miss fishing right now so I rigged it where it won't lock up and will send it to the shop some other time, thanks for the help
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#10801128 - 04/27/15 03:25 PM Re: My trailer will not back up. [Re: Texjef84]
04champ Offline
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Registered: 04/22/15
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Loc: Dallas
you're missing the 5th wire

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#10802029 - 04/27/15 08:17 PM Re: My trailer will not back up. [Re: Texjef84]
Freeman Clark Offline
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Registered: 03/18/05
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Loc: Temple, Texas
It my be the driver doing the backing.

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#10914396 - 06/13/15 03:38 AM Re: My trailer will not back up. [Re: Texjef84]
stick steering Offline
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Registered: 08/06/07
Posts: 4591
Some older trailers did not have a electric bypass I had one that had a slug that fit in the slot in the tounge that kept it from sliding if the hill was to steep

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