Towing electric problem ?

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  1. gixermark

    gixermark Read Only Funster

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    Any help re this problem please ?

    All our towing electrics work Ok but when we have the side lights on, then indicate, the side lights alternately flash in the indicator cycle !

    Any ideas please ?

    Haven't had a chance to look but I am wondering if it may be a bad earth ???

    Thanks :thumb:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I'd lay money on a bad earth..

    jim
     
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    does sound like it. probably have to wiggle a few connections. seems like fun. you could try not driving at night that would cure it. ha ha. cheers alan.
     
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    Agree bad earth's can give some funny effects



    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Just had similar problem on my box trailer,,

    Took both plug and socket off and stripped wire back an inch or so cleaned inside contacts and gave a wipe of vaseline,, remember to write down the colour of wire to correct number on rear of plug/socket,, plugged it in and every thing ok. :thumb:

    The white "Earth" I think did look dodgey.

    I was lucky the fault must have been in the plug or socket, so I didn`t have to delv any further. :BigGrin:
     
  6. Landy lover

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    I would go with the earth problem but if that fails check the bulbs, we had a problem a while back and it took hours to find - a twin filament bulb blew and the element laid across the earth of the brake side so it still worked but was giving similar problems to a bad earth - easy enough to check if you have a spare bulb set just swap them over one at a time to prove them.
     
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    Thanks all for the quick and helpful replies ............ Guess it's gonna be the earth I'm looking at ! :Rofl1: :thumb:
     
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    Sorry to disagree with everyone but I dont think it is a bad earth.
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    More like a full moon
    ( couldn't resist. It gets me that way sometimes )
     
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