Well I started to loose some lights on the trail. Wnet out today armed with shrink tubing, solder and gun, etc. Fixed connections I thought were bad. Well, some were and are nice and tight and sealed. But the pass side running light feed (brown wire) is corroded and broken inside the frame mid way back where a side marker light taps in. I tried fishing it out but it's just ripping apart. Factory installed crimp on splice connector failed and ruined the wire inside.
So now all I have is brake/turn light on right rear. Orange marker on fender is out, orange marker on front toung pass side is still good.
So this means I have to run a new harness at least on the pass side. I will be running it outside the box frame. And I will run a full lentgh ground to all lights instead of using a frame ground. And solder and seal all connections.
So the hunt is on for a split harness 20 foot long with dual ground feeds, one for each side. Or I will have to construct one from scratch.
I got some 1" ridgid conduit and some explosion proof fittings left over from a gas station job, I can swing by with my bender and well hook that bitch up
I will have to do something next weekend. I wanted to hear some input first from here during the week. Now that I got the soldering thing down I am itching to tackle this and get it behind me. That extension cord idea really got into my head, lol!!!
I'll have to get more shrink tubing....
Another thing I like about running the wires outside the frame is you don't have the harness plug coming out of the front of the tongue where the trailer ball can smash it when backing up.