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Truck Showing ABS system issue when trailer hooked up

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  • Truck Showing ABS system issue when trailer hooked up

    Had 2017 dodge 2500 truck 6 months and now when I hook up the trailer I get an ABS system problem. Just had maintenance done on trailer and they replaced the plug (wiring harness for trailer was old and coming apart). I called local mechanic talk radio show and he said this is common. The truck needs a part installed so that the computer is not reading a problem from the trailer being hooked up. Something about the extra breaks and lights causing issues with the trucks computer. The details were over my head a little so I did not fully get what he was talking about.

    Has anyone else had this issue? The mechanic told me to call the dealership on Monday and they could get the part then I could have my mechanic install it (I do not live near any dealership). I just wanted to see if anyone else had experienced this.

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    Yes, with a Ford F-150. Not with a trailer.. just driving. Finally found a mechanic that knew which part to replace. Cost me around $50+. I didn't need to replace the part but the warning drove me nuts.

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