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Loose Fitting 7 Pin Connector

 
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ailee



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Loose Fitting 7 Pin Connector
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:06 am     Reply with quote

I've tried two separate connectors and they both have maybe a 1/8" movement side to side when plugged in. This movement coincides with my running lights occasionally flickering. Do I have a bad receptacle or is there some solution out thereļ¼Ÿ
I've read some articles like the pin connector tutorial https://www.kynix.com/Blog/The-Best-Guide-to-Pin-Connector.html, but I still have no idea.
Thanks.
Ttelmah



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:28 am     Reply with quote

I think you are in the wrong forum.
This is a forum for PIC microcontrollers using CCS C, not for car towing
connector problems.
The old 7pin connector has always had problems. This is why the 13pin
connector has a screw down cap to hold it together.
temtronic



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:19 am     Reply with quote

As Mr T says, wrong forum but...
I've used 7 pin RV connectors for decades. All have that 1/8" wiggle.Key point to using them,reliably , are install new connectors, use generous amount of dilectric grease and ensure the cover snap shut and SEALS. Also cover the trailer end,at the very least ,have it point down so no water gets in.
Here in Ontario the roads get thousands of tons of salt in the winter, it'll eat(corrode) the contacts in a single season,causing lights to work/not work/ weird stuff....sigh.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:11 am     Reply with quote

Yes, using a contact grease is very important,m and covering both parts
of the connector when not in use.
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