Trailer brakes are an essential component of any towing system, allowing the driver to control and stop the trailer safely. One important safety feature of many trailer brake systems is the breakaway system, which is designed to activate the trailer brakes in the event that the trailer becomes detached from the tow vehicle. In this guide, we will explore common issues with trailer brake breakaway systems and provide tips for resolving them.
The charging LED only turns on when the internal battery is charged by the towing vehicle or the auxiliary battery.
The test button of this breakaway controller is only designed to indicate the status of the battery.
It is likely that controller has run out of power and needs charging. Please ensure the wires are connected well, and apply the brake for 20 seconds. If the indicator does not illuminate, apply the brakes for another 20 seconds before connecting it to the auxiliary battery for activation.
Check if the wires are connected well, then applying the brake for 20 seconds. If it does not work, apply the brakes for another 20 seconds before connecting it to the auxiliary battery for activation.
Check if the pin was broken. If yes, replace the breakaway switch. Check the continuity of the cable connection, particularly whether the white and blue wires are properly connected. If not, replace breakaway switch. If the connection and pin are fine, bring the trailer to repair shop to check the electric brakes as soon as possible.
The absence of brake locking upon pressing the test button, despite a green battery status LED, is a normal occurrence and does not indicate any issue.
In conclusion, a properly functioning trailer brake breakaway system is essential for safe towing. By following the FAQs outlined in this guide, you can help ensure that your breakaway system operates smoothly and efficiently. Always be sure to inspect your breakaway system and other trailer components regularly to identify any issues before they become more serious.