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Old 04-05-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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Need a lil help with tahoe trailer wiring

I'm trying to wire my wifes Tahoe for a trailer so I can use it as a tow vehicle for the ol Jeep. Problem is the last owner has already had it rigged and had 5 different plugs wired... literally, but NONE of them worked. I bought a plug and play plug from the parts store and ripped out everything the guy had wired, then re-wired the few wires that were disconnected. Plugged the harness in and hooked up the trailer. I have brake and turn signals but when I push on the brakes and turn on the turn signal they both flash. It does the same thing when I turn on the headlights without the brakes pressed. When I have the headlights on and push the brake all the trailer lights go out. All the lights on the Tahoe itself work find. Any help here? Thanks!!!!

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Old 04-06-2012, 06:54 AM   #2
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what year hoe you have,, in 2000 the started putting in a pre-wired trailer hook up in all chevy trucks. the plug is on the left side of the fire wall.. it even has provisions for a brake controller

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If the previous owner has cut into the wiring harness and altered it in anyway then your going to need to use a test light to isolate each wire one at a time to correct your problem, its not hard to do. The former owner should have just bought a plug-in wiring harness for trailer lights and you wouldn't be having this problem.
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