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ahopkinsVTX

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ahopkinsVTX

This is probably a bit premature of a post, but does anyone have experience with the reverse lockout solenoid going bad? I have having intermittent issues when backing up this spring. Had no issues last year, or since I got the trailer. Trailer was new in spring 2014.

I am going to trace the wiring before buying a new solenoid, but figured I would ask up front.

Also, is there any maintenance that you guys do for the actuator itself?

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hunter77ah

Remember to check the wiring on your truck as well.  My reverse wire went out for some reason on the truck side and was causing similar problems.

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ahopkinsVTX
Just now, hunter77ah said:

Remember to check the wiring on your truck as well.  My reverse wire went out for some reason on the truck side and was causing similar problems.

Well it being a 2017 I sure hope that is good! :lol:

And I am 99% sure everything on the truck side is good because I just wired a 7 pin male plug into the trailer so I don't need to use an adapter. I checked the signal after the connections I made and those were all good. Just wondering if I pulled something loose or it just went loose on its on inside the frame.

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MadMan

100% of my trailer wiring issues has been a grounding problem.

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oldjeep
4 hours ago, ahopkinsTXi said:

Well it being a 2017 I sure hope that is good! :lol:

And I am 99% sure everything on the truck side is good because I just wired a 7 pin male plug into the trailer so I don't need to use an adapter. I checked the signal after the connections I made and those were all good. Just wondering if I pulled something loose or it just went loose on its on inside the frame.

you wired in a 7 pin?  What was there before?  The factory boatmate 7 pin setup is a 5-7 cable in the swing tongue.

in any event, get yourself a 12v source and jump your ground and rev wires on the trailer harness to see if the solenoid actuates.  And I wouldn't assume that your factory wiring hasn't blown a fuse on the truck.  Get a $10 led tester that plugs into the 7 pin on truck.

 

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ahopkinsVTX
Just now, oldjeep said:

you wired in a 7 pin?  What was there before?  The factory boatmate 7 pin setup is a 5-7 cable in the swing tongue.

in any event, get yourself a 12v source and jump your ground and rev wires on the trailer harness to see if the solenoid actuates.  And I wouldn't assume that your factory wiring hasn't blown a fuse on the truck.  Get a $10 led tester that plugs into the 7 pin on truck.

 

No, the eagle came with a flat five. If it already had a 7 way I wouldn't have wired one in. I'm 100% sure the new 7 way is sending the correct power on the correct signal, turns, brakes, reverse etc.

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oldjeep

100% sure?  Tested it?  I was 100% sure on my last f150 until I found the 2 relays and fuses in a bag in the glove box that enabled the trailer brakes and backups;)

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ahopkinsVTX
17 minutes ago, oldjeep said:

100% sure?  Tested it?  I was 100% sure on my last f150 until I found the 2 relays and fuses in a bag in the glove box that enabled the trailer brakes and backups;)

Yes. As my original post states I tested after the point of the connections I made to verifying everything. I used a multi meter. I'll test again for good measure. But as I'm learning more and more about this trailer I wouldn't be surprised the connections were piss poor inside and as I pulled the slack out I messed something up.

Plus the solenoid trips off of the reverse light signal. Nothing from the brake controller. 

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