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Hello, This is David.

Has anyone encountered the following:
While driving on a rainy day you step on the the brake of the 2016 Ford Transit Connect with factory Tow package installed and the warning chime sounds with the following message displayed, "Trailer Brake Lamp Error"? Subsequent to that we attempt to turn Right and the warning indicator sounds with a new message displayed, "Trailer Signal Lamp Fault".

After a bit of searching I learned there is a "Trailer Lamp Controller" located under the passenger step plate.
Two questions:
What is the passenger step plate and how is it accessed?

Thanks,
Dave
 

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Moderator, you should clarify with the gentleman if he has a transit or transit connect. The Transit has a trailer module under the driver step plate which has a recall on it due to water collecting
in the area and shorting out the trailer module making it misbehave. Sounds like that's what's happening here so I think it's really a Transit.
 

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It looks like he has a Transit Connect, but found a search result that applies to the full size Transit.


@Dave B73 --> The passenger step plate is the step inside the door on the full size Transit. On the Transit Connect this module is located inside the rear cargo area, on the passenger side, behind the wheel well area. I doubt it is getting wet in the rain. I would start by verifying the wiring harness and connector at the hitch and work forwards from there. Also, this is assuming you have the OEM trailer wiring and not something from an aftermarket installer.
 
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