Q: Trailer lights go out when we hit the brakes.

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We installed new lights on an old trailer, it was a 3 prong system, to connect to our 2000 Chevy Silverado. The lights come on when we hook it up but when we hit the brakes the lights go out.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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