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    Default CR-V No Tail Lights

    I put this on General Discussions Board but thought it would be more appropriate here on this one so perhaps a mod will delete the one that it should not be on.

    2007 CRV .
    Headlights work fine just no tail lights at all apart from signal lights and brake lights which do work.
    Need to pick up something in my utility trailer that will require me to get home after dark. Of course because there are no tail lights on the car there are none on the trailer but brakes and turn signals work fine on both units .

    When using a test light to ground on the trailer wiring inside the female flat plug in the car
    I have power with signal flashing on green wire.

    Power with signal flashing on yellow wire .

    No power at all on brown wire .

    I suspect a fuse so took off the plastic panel underneath below the steeing wheel but have no idea what all those abbreviations refer to and do not want to start pulling out every fuse to check.

    Does anyone here know exactly which fuse it would be or if the tail lights are indeed on a separate fuse.
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    There should be a fuse block diagram in your Owners Manual.

    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Racoon View Post
    There should be a fuse block diagram in your Owners Manual.

    Good luck.
    Thanks for the response.

    While I was waiting I contacted a couple Honda dealers. Real hard to get information like that on the phone because they always want a person to make an appointment so they can check it themselves. However, after calling several dealers in BC I was able to get what I thought might be help from two of them . Both said to check fuses 12 and 15 in the fuse box under the hood. Well . in the manual , #12 is Stop and Horn and #15 is IGPS OIL LEVEL so of course those two are not the problem.
    Cannot find one in the manual for tail lights whether under the hood or under the dash ..

    The one dealer suggested it could be the little box that converts Honda 5 wire trailer wiring to 3 wire North America wiring . I hope that is not the problem. I remember when the local dealer installed the hitch and the wiring adaptor he had to take a lot of panels and moldings off the left inside area to get at the plug in for the adaptor.

    I hate to have to pay a dealer at least $100.00 hour for something like this if it is something I can find myself.
    Probel is, I cannot drive after dark until I get it fixed regardless if it is with or without the trailer. The fine might be worth more than an hour or so labour.
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    Pull any and all fuses that you think are related to the problem.

    I tried to install some LED plate lights and blew a fuse and the same thing happened, plus the interior lights didn't work. I forgot what fuse it was that I had to replace...
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    I looked at the US 2007 Owners Manual through ahm-ownerlink.com, and you're right, there isn't a separate listing for the taillights.

    A few web searches turned up the same suggestion as one of the dealers - that it's an issue with the trailer wire harness "box".

    Sorry, and good luck,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Racoon View Post
    I looked at the US 2007 Owners Manual through ahm-ownerlink.com, and you're right, there isn't a separate listing for the taillights.

    A few web searches turned up the same suggestion as one of the dealers - that it's an issue with the trailer wire harness "box".

    Sorry, and good luck,
    Thanks Guys.
    I actually pulled all the fuses under the hood and all were fine but didn't want to try all those way up under the dash. Everything else is working so I now doubt if it is a fuse seing as there is not one only for tail lights.

    Will probably have to bite the bullet and have them pull the rear interior apart and check that. Problem is, they won't have one in stock and will have to wait until they get it before they put things back together .
    I reacall that they had to remove the rear door rubber and the panel at the bottom across the back before they could remove the side panels.
    At least it was an independent dealer so might be as low as $75.00 and hour rather than $110.00 like the Honda dealers.
    If I knew for sure that it is the trailer wiring "Box" I would probably order one and do it myself because they let me watch them putting in the first one.
    Gonna google trailer wiring adaptors and see what is available for my model as well as for price.
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    Try etrailer.com
    They are in Wisconsin. I have purchased CR-V wiring adapters from them before.
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    There are things to be done that are a waste of time and hard-earned money by letting the dealer fix it. But there are also those that are worth letting the experts figure it out and fix it, especially if it concerns the safety of the vehicle and its passengers. It seems you've done everything you know so at that point it's worth biting the bitter bullet and go to your dealer.
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    I doubt the converter box has much to do with the taillights being out on the car. It works independently of those and only provides the function of combining the separate turn signal and brake light signals for the trailer. The converter only passes the signal on to the running/tail lights for the trailer on the brown wire. More likely something shorted out the wiring.

    There has to be a fuse for the taillights. I don't have my my owner's manual handy, but since there are fuses galore and Honda provides the signal for the taillight converter, there has to be some means of protecting it if the trailer wiring has a fault without blowing wires. Maybe it would be called running lights, or it's combined with the parking lights? I recall there were separate fuses for the left and right headlights, surely there's a fuse for the taillights.

    If the box really is having problems, you could pick one up from Wal Mart for about $20. Cut the harness off the old box, and just splice the wires to the ones on the new box. I did a write up on how to take the interior panel out to get to the wiring a while back, and I believe eTrailer has a nice description as well. It took me about 45 minutes to replace my box when the eTrailer one quit working.

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    Better still, eTrailer actually made a video of how to get to the wiring.
    http://www.etrailer.com/tv-wiring-in...honda-crv.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleeksilver View Post
    Pull any and all fuses that you think are related to the problem.

    I tried to install some LED plate lights and blew a fuse and the same thing happened, plus the interior lights didn't work. I forgot what fuse it was that I had to replace...
    ha ha ha, I did the same installing LED interior lights on wife's car.

    You have to have the lights on to ensure proper polarity of the LED's, but at the same time, if you are off by a little bit, it shorts out in the fixture...

    The end result: No more dead battery when wife leaves the dome or map lights on!

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