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1999 lincoln town car: trailer it burns out my light control--two

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I have a 1999 lincoln town car----when I hook up and plug in my utility trailer it burns out my light control--two of them---very exspensive---any ideas?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Techman replied 7 years ago.
Hi, it sounds like there is a short to ground on one of the wires for the trailer.
What I would do first, is follow all the wiring on the trailer, and check for damage to the insulation, or pinched wires. If the power wires touch bare metal on the trailer, they will cause the issue you described.
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