Wiring problems.....Surfside - Fiberglass RV

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Old 04-26-2008, 02:23 PM   #1
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I'll start here I guess. With the wiring the way it is the converter works, interior lights work on battery and converter. So here's the problem, the tail/signal and marker lights aren't working. I know that the wiring harness is working on the TV. This is what I have found thus far. I'm getting continuity between Blue - Red, Blue - Green, Blue - While, Red - Green, and Red White. Is this normal or is this my problem? If anyone can help that would be great!! Or for someone who lives in Calgary could drop over for a beer or two would like to help that would be even better.


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Old 04-26-2008, 02:52 PM   #2
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The Vehicle wiring, stop - turn - tail lights are totally independent from the inside living wiring.

The Vehicle wiring depends on a good ground (White Wire) from the tow vehicle to the camper.

If you have one of those carry around battery packs, disconnect the plug from the tow vehicle and connect the neg to the white wire on the plug then the positive to each of the following, 1 at a time and go look to see if the corresponding light is lit. (Turn Left, Turn Right, Tail or running light).


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Old 04-26-2008, 07:42 PM   #3
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Need a few more details.
What style plug do you have, what type of taillight setup do you have?
(how many)
does your tv have amber signals?

Continuity won't really tell you enough, you need to be able to measure voltages.
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This may help:


As Darwin said, make sure the white wire is grounded to the frame on both the TV and the Egg.
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