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#12502397 - 11/13/17 02:36 PM Trailer Brakes Keep Blowing Truck Fuse
COWBOYSFAN008 Offline
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Registered: 04/22/13
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Loc: Killeen, TX
Hey everyone. Im not sure if the title was clear, but here's whats going on. Occasionally the 10 amp fuse in my pick up will blow and the trailer brakes lock up in reverse. I've checked the wires (blue), the connector plug, and the truck connector and all appear to be fine. Obviously there is an issue somewhere, has anyone else had this issue? Thanks!

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#12502409 - 11/13/17 02:43 PM Re: Trailer Brakes Keep Blowing Truck Fuse [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
tmd11111 Online   content
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Registered: 04/30/17
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Backup lockout solinoid is bad or wire is grounding out

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#12502425 - 11/13/17 03:00 PM Re: Trailer Brakes Keep Blowing Truck Fuse [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
Flippin-Out Offline
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tmd is correct. Follow the trailer's blue wire from the connector to the solenoid looking for damage to the insulation (such as pinched to expose conductors. If you don't find something like that to explain the circuit overload, then replace the solenoid. (I've had one fail myself.)

The problem is VERY UNLIKELY to be on your truck. The reverse circuit is energized anytime the truck is in reverse, so if you had a vehicle wiring short, you'd get blown fuses even if the trailer wasn't connected.

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#12502688 - 11/13/17 07:46 PM Re: Trailer Brakes Keep Blowing Truck Fuse [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
LakeForkBoatAccessories Offline
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If you have backup lights on the trailer it could be a short between the lights and the solenoid popping the fuse on the truck.
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#12504560 - 11/15/17 01:39 PM Re: Trailer Brakes Keep Blowing Truck Fuse [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
COWBOYSFAN008 Offline
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Excellent, thanks for the tips.
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" Now then, get your weapons-your quiver and bow-and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me" GEN 27:3
Real men love Jesus, don't wear scarves, pop their gum, or use an umbrella....IMO

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PHIL 4:13

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#12504716 - 11/15/17 04:07 PM Re: Trailer Brakes Keep Blowing Truck Fuse [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
forkduc Offline
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Shorting out

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#12504725 - 11/15/17 04:15 PM Re: Trailer Brakes Keep Blowing Truck Fuse [Re: forkduc]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Originally Posted By: forkduc
Shorting out


No joke?

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#12504756 - 11/15/17 04:48 PM Re: Trailer Brakes Keep Blowing Truck Fuse [Re: Flippin-Out]
Bob Landry Offline
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Originally Posted By: Flippin-Out
Originally Posted By: forkduc
Shorting out


No joke?


Ya think?
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