Yesterday's Tractor Co.
Shop Now View Cart
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life

Tractor Talk Discussion Board

Those blasted trailer brakes

[ Expand ] [ View Replies ] [ Add a Reply ] [ Return to Forum ]

Posted by rrlund on October 19, 2013 at 12:28:34 from (

Question. Why is there a pin in the trailer plug receptacle that is hot all the time and what is the relationship to the turn signals?

I hooked on to that trailer yesterday to finish up what Royse and I started two weeks ago,that being soldering all the connections that weren't soldered from the factory. When I hooked on and checked things,I had no left turn signal. GREAT! One more thing to mess with. I had no power to the pin in the connector on the truck,so obviously a problem in the truck wiring.

I soldered all those connections,didn't seem to help much with the brakes. To heck with it,not going to mess with it anymore. I backed off the adjusters that Royse will attest to,I had tightened up so tight we could barely turn the wheels. I got the test light,turned on the left turn signal and slid under the truck. Right off the bat where the trailer wiring is spliced in to the truck wiring along the frame,I found a wire that,right next to a splice,was skinned and green. I tugged just the slightest little bit and it broke right out of the splice,lots of green corrosion fell out. I cut it back behind the connection and stuck the test light in and thought I'd get a flashing light. Nope,stayed on steady. Thing is,it's on whether the key is on or not. Just constant power to it. No flashing.

So I spliced in a new piece of wire,it started raining and just to humor myself I walked back and looked. The turn signal was working. I'd hoped for a miracle with the brakes,but not really. They will stop the truck now when it's rolling down a gradual slope. I tried it,then backed up,tried again without activating them with the lever on the controller and it rolled right past where it had stopped. Tried a couple of times. I have a little bit of drag that I can feel,but still it won't stop the wheels unless I run over a dip in the driveway. I didn't jack it back up and have anybody hit the brakes while I turned them by hand to see if I could feel an improvement that way.

A little aside,for the last year,when I hooked on and did an inspection,if the left turn signal didn't work,the brakes didn't. I found out that if I'd pour a little Coke in the trailer plug,shake it out then plug it back in,the turn signal and brakes would work. That is until recently when the brakes pretty much gave out entirely. And yes,I put a new plug on the trailer a few weeks ago when I first started messing with this thing and both turn signals worked after I put the new plug on.


Add a Reply



Optional Link URL:
Link Title:
Optional Image URL:
Optional Video Title:
Optional Video Embed:

Advanced Posting Options

Email Notification: If you check this box, email will be sent to you whenever someone replies to this message. Your email address must be entered above to receive notification. This notification will be cancelled automatically after 2 weeks.

Advanced Posting Tools
  Upload Photo  Select Gallery Photo  Attach Serial # List 
Return to Post 

Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a company you can trust and have generous return policies. Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2016 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters