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newtoncd8 04-17-2013 07:48 PM

No blinkers/brake lights on trailer with OEM hitch
 
-July 2012:
---Purchased vehicle and OEM trailer hitch
---At time of purchase, OEM trailer hitch installed
---Had never tried to use hitch, until …

-17 Apr 2013:

---Went to U-Haul to get 6x12 trailer for move this weekend.
---When U-Haul tried to hook up the trailer, the following happened:
--Lights on the trailer work fine
--When turning on blinkers, blinkers on trailer do not work
--When applying brakes on Jeep, brake Lights on trailer do not work
Note:
---Brake lights and blinkers work fine on my Jeep
---U-Haul confirmed the trailer lights (brakes/blinkers) were working with another vehicle/tester


Any ideas??

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kbre 04-17-2013 08:22 PM

Re: No blinkers/brake lights on trailer with OEM hitch
 
Easy Fix,
Unfortunately it requires a trip to the dealer though.:mad:
They forgot to enable the trailer wiring in the PCM when they added the hitch.

Since the dealer installed your hitch they should do it for free. I installed my own hitch and the dealer charged me $30.

newtoncd8 04-17-2013 10:37 PM

Re: No blinkers/brake lights on trailer with OEM hitch
 
Thanks ... dropped it off at the dealer tonight .. will pick up tomorrow.

newtoncd8 04-18-2013 10:08 AM

Re: No blinkers/brake lights on trailer with OEM hitch
 
Dealer just called, said the code was in the system for the blinkers, but it didn't take. They re-flashed it and they are now working. No charge.

Thanks kbre for the help.

bill_de 04-18-2013 12:57 PM

Re: No blinkers/brake lights on trailer with OEM hitch
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kbre (Post 806156)
Easy Fix,
Unfortunately it requires a trip to the dealer though.:mad:
They forgot to enable the trailer wiring in the PCM when they added the hitch.

Since the dealer installed your hitch they should do it for free. I installed my own hitch and the dealer charged me $30.

That's information that is new to me, and I'm sure a lot of others. I would have thought something with wiring.

Thanks for posting.


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kbre 04-19-2013 12:16 PM

Re: No blinkers/brake lights on trailer with OEM hitch
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bill_de (Post 806589)
That's information that is new to me, and I'm sure a lot of others. I would have thought something with wiring.

Thanks for posting.


---

NP but actually, it's not new info, I found it using the search feature here in the forum when I bought my GC and was thinking about a hitch for mine. Thought I would save newtoncd8 the trouble though. Vast amount of info in the archives here, just have to look for it.:)


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