only Marker rear lights not working

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  1. Transportacion R&R

    Transportacion R&R Light Load Member

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    Only the rear marker lights are not working on the trailer. I hooked up to another trailer and the same issue, therefore im guessing its my truck. I changed out the relay and fuse and still having the issue. I cant expand the pins on the trailer to see if that helps because they are solid pins. Any help would be appreciated, thanks

    All my lights on the truck work, all other lights on the trailer work.
     
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  3. JerzyG

    JerzyG Bobtail Member

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    You might have a bad pigtail or 7 way socket on the truck. I would try and swap the electrical cord with someone. If that's not it, I'm guessing it's the socket on the truck.
     
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  4. baha

    baha Road Train Member

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    The female socket on back of the truck picks up alot of salt and dirt over winter time, truck parts stores sell a pigtail cleaner tool to clean pins you can use on truck and trailer plug in socket?
     
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  5. Transportacion R&R

    Transportacion R&R Light Load Member

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    I will definitely give it a try to replace the green pigtail. Thats the only thing i can think off that could be wrong.
     
  6. Transportacion R&R

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    I tried a different pigtail, same result. Just the market side lights and rear market lights won’t come on. Checked the socket as beat as I could, will try cleaning as best as possible when I deliver load. Could it be a ground fault and where can I look for a ground fault on the truck?? Thanks again in advance
     
  7. abyliks

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    What kind of truck? Some have an extra switch/plug for upper marker lights it might be a different circuit then marker
     
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  8. JerzyG

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    I'm guessing it's the socket on the truck. You can try seeing if you power to the pin where the black cable goes into. If you look a 7 way diagram for trucks/trailers you will see what I am talking about.
     
  9. AModelCat

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    Marker or tail lights not working? They're 2 different circuits. IIRC brown wire is tail lights, black wire is clearance lights.
     
  10. Transportacion R&R

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    2015 Freightliner cascadia 125 DD13
     
  11. Transportacion R&R

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    Agreed, as soon as i park the truck im going to test the socket on the truck. Take out the green pigtail off the truck and test the socket pins. Thats my guess as well, are the sickets pretty easy to replace, this will be a first for me on that one. I imagine a few screws and alot of pictures to make sure i return the wires correctly to the new socket. Hoping its just a lose wire on that socket.
     
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