Use care when testing electrical connectors.
Do not damage connector pins or sockets
with multimeter probes. Failure to comply
may result in damage to equipment.
Inspect connector pins/sockets for damage,
corrosion, and serviceability. Check that
connector pins are not pushed back and
are capable of making good contact.
(1) Disconnect connector P53R from
(2) Set multimeter to ohms.
(3) Connect positive (+) probe of multimeter
to connector P51 socket 15.
(4) Connect negative (-) probe of multimeter to
connector P53R pin 8 and note
reading on multimeter.
(5) If continuity is not present, repair wire
461T from connector P51 socket 15
to connector P53R pin 8 (para 2-45)
or replace M1083/M1084/M1085/M1090/
M1092/M1093/M1094 rear lights cable
assembly (para 7-84) or M1086/M1088/
M1089 rear lights cable assembly
(6) If continuity is present, replace
intervehicular 24 VDC (12 pin) cable
(7) Connect connector P53R to connector
(8) Connect connector P51 to connector J51.
(9) Install PDP on dashboard with three
(10) Install three washers and screws in PDP.
(11) Install PDP cover (para 16-2).