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Old 07-16-2013, 03:42 PM   #15
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Michael, I'd pop of a cheap multimeter - like $5 at Harbor Freight or Princess Auto. You Tube has lots of how to videos. You really only need to know how to measure voltage (and polarity) to do this diagnosis.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:03 PM   #16
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Don't know where you had your wiring harness installed but if it was UHaul they probably screwed it up. Every time I've had them install something they pork it. First they installed a hitch, when I got home I looked underneath and only 3 of the 4 bolts were in. Took it back and they said they had a hard time getting the bolt to line up so they skipped it. WTH!?!? Then when I was rewiring my trailer I had them install a harness. Got home hooked up my tv to trailer and nothing worked right. Double, triple and quadruple checked my work....researched trailer wiring schematics on line. Nearly went crazy tring to find the problem. Lo and behold the "professionals" at UHaul wired it incorrectly. Once they fixed it I got home hooked up and everything worked.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:52 PM   #17
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Is it not correct that the trailer connector will only plug into the TV one way?
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Yes, but the connectors might have the wrong wires connected to the wrong pins.
The 7-pin RV connector should only plug in one way; however, the thing preventing it from plugging in rotated to any one of six positions is a tab on one side and matching slot in the socket. If the tab is worn off (such as by being dragged on the ground) it could possibly plug in at the wrong position... it has happened (not to me).

I think that wrong wiring, as Roy describes, may be more common.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:26 PM   #18
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Don't know where you had your wiring harness installed but if it was UHaul they probably screwed it up. Every time I've had them install something they pork it. First they installed a hitch, when I got home I looked underneath and only 3 of the 4 bolts were in. Took it back and they said they had a hard time getting the bolt to line up so they skipped it. WTH!?!? Then when I was rewiring my trailer I had them install a harness. Got home hooked up my tv to trailer and nothing worked right. Double, triple and quadruple checked my work....researched trailer wiring schematics on line. Nearly went crazy tring to find the problem. Lo and behold the "professionals" at UHaul wired it incorrectly. Once they fixed it I got home hooked up and everything worked.
Only 3 of the 4 bolts, huh? Yikes! You'd like to have a little faith in a job done right. I'm thinking that this may be a likely suspect.
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The 7-pin RV connector should only plug in one way; however, the thing preventing it from plugging in rotated to any one of six positions is a tab on one side and matching slot in the socket. If the tab is worn off (such as by being dragged on the ground) it could possibly plug in at the wrong position... it has happened (not to me).

I think that wrong wiring, as Roy describes, may be more common.
Yes, it think you're right. Thanks.
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