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cricks

trailer lights/fuses on extreme trailer

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cricks

We have an '06 VLX on an extreme trailer. We have tried launching the boat with the lights "connected" and "not connected", but the trailer lights continue to blow a 30 fuse in the tow vehicle. We have had 4 different vehicles tow and it happens to all of them. We still have brake lights, just not trailer lights. Any ideas?

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Ndawg12
We have an '06 VLX on an extreme trailer. We have tried launching the boat with the lights "connected" and "not connected", but the trailer lights continue to blow a 30 fuse in the tow vehicle. We have had 4 different vehicles tow and it happens to all of them. We still have brake lights, just not trailer lights. Any ideas?

I would start by looking for any skinned wires on the trailer.

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Pistol Pete

R U saying that the fuse blows specifically when the trailer goes in and out of the water and at no other time?

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We have an '06 VLX on an extreme trailer. We have tried launching the boat with the lights "connected" and "not connected", but the trailer lights continue to blow a 30 fuse in the tow vehicle. We have had 4 different vehicles tow and it happens to all of them. We still have brake lights, just not trailer lights. Any ideas?

I had the same problem on mine this summer, there is a short from your running lights to the ground somewhere. Mine turned out to be some kind of critter (probably a chipmunk) nibbling a the wire splice connectors inside the frame and exposing the wires there. Check the voltage with a multi-meter, one side should show almost no resistance, the other side should show a reasonable number based on your number of marker and tail lights. The side with no resistance is going to be your culprit. Check where the wires come out of the frame rails to go to the lights, the sheathing is probably frayed. If its not too bad, tape it up and you should be good to go. If its really bad, cut out and replace the bad part, and make sure to tape the heck out of the wire to protect it going forward.

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