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bovhica

Tow vehicle and trailer light troubleshoot

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gregtay
1 minute ago, bovhica said:

Not sure. I ordered an adapter for the GL.  Apparently the vehicle is programmed for filliment type bulbs and their resistance?  I know its wishful thinking to think the adapter will solve the problem considering my testing results but if that doesn't work it's going into the dealer.  I dont have the time, knowledge or patience for electrical troubleshooting.  Thanks for all the help!

As I mentioned earlier this is what solved all my issues on my German cars... so there is a good chance it will solve yours.  The other time I had issues (Even with the right adapter) I had a blown fuse which was really hard to figure out since the trailer lights turned on but didn't work correctly. 

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bovhica
6 minutes ago, gregtay said:

As I mentioned earlier this is what solved all my issues on my German cars... so there is a good chance it will solve yours.  The other time I had issues (Even with the right adapter) I had a blown fuse which was really hard to figure out since the trailer lights turned on but didn't work correctly. 

I appreciate the input!  I read a forum with someone who had my wife's exact vehicle experiencing the identical issues.  Thank you for pointing me in that direction.  Hope that's it.....fingers crossed!

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minnmarker

Not sure if this has been mentioned but for my BMW I had to get a relay box for the trailer lights that only draws a few miliamps from the car lighting circuits.  Pretty standard for new cars/SUVs. Gets power directly from the battery.

Get the model with built in breakers.

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bovhica
13 minutes ago, minnmarker said:

Not sure if this has been mentioned but for my BMW I had to get a relay box for the trailer lights that only draws a few miliamps from the car lighting circuits.  Pretty standard for new cars/SUVs. Gets power directly from the battery.

Get the model with built in breakers.

If the adapter doesn't work, I will look into this....thanks!

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bovhica

@gregtay....Thanks for the help.  Adapter did the trick!

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gregtay
15 hours ago, bovhica said:

@gregtay....Thanks for the help.  Adapter did the trick!

Sweet!

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