So, i have a 1997 Ford Explorer and when i push the brakes the parking lights come on, dash lights and all, i took uhaul box out for trailer lights and this happend it shorted out is why i took it out

Asked by Nov 21, 2014 at 01:10 PM about the 1997 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the trailer light connecter shut in the door and shorted out it burnt the uhaul box for the
trailer tow light connecter so i cut it out, and hooked up a tow light cable directly to the
wires, now when i push the brakes the parking lights come on and the dinger starts
ringing like i still have my lights on i cut out all the burnt wires and re wired it im pretty
sure it's wired right but im not sure what else it could be

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You possibly hooked up the lights incorrectly. Disconnect the patch you made and see if it still occurs. If it does, then there may be a short elsewhere. You'll need a wiring diagram and a multimeter.

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