How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Chris (aka-Moose) Your Own Question
Chris (aka-Moose)
Chris (aka-Moose), Technician
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 47631
Experience:  16 years of experience
Type Your Dodge Question Here...
Chris (aka-Moose) is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Ihave an 08 dodge ram w / trailer tow package I installed a

Customer Question

Ihave an 08 dodge ram w / trailer tow package I installed a Hopkins aviator controller I have used pace journeyman single axle trailer w/electric brakes never had aproblem till now 3-4 yrs small light on contoller does not light to show trailer is plugged in. Controller is working though ,I am able to work settings up n down etc. Test light checked off of ground the trailer brake pin on the truck plug,with the brake on and received nothing on my test light. I also checked every fuse ,that I know of ,on the truck. Any help appreciated
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 2 years ago.

Hello, I'm Chris. Thanks for seeking us for help.

Most OEM and aftermarket brake controllers with the trailer connected signal or warning. Achieve this input by pulsing a power signal on the electric brake wire. If no resistance is noticed, it states no trailer connected and disables the electric brakes. Have you confirmed the trailer connector is getting a good ground and OHM test the electric brake wire from the trailer connector to the brake controller.

You want a excellent 5 star answer & I would like to be rated the same for providing it. Consider I don't know your skill level & I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle. It may take a few back and forth replies. Try your best to respond with good detail so I can do the same. I normally log in at 3pm and work late. A rating is required. Your rating me, what I type. I am not an employee of this website, nor have control over the fees or the time it took to get a response. If you rate negative or not at all you still paid, but I get nothing. I want you pleased with me and my efforts, so let me know if your experience here has come up short.

Thanks Chris