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Old 26 February 2013, 12:38   #1
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F@$*ING trailer board!

OMG, what a piece of crap.... It works until I touch the brake with the fog light on, then doesnt work at all. Fog light doesnt work, just illuminates the number Plate! Checked the plug on the car, and on the trailer board, also in behind all the bulbs - seems to be in good nick, with nothing crossing. So frustrating. Going to try the board on a friends car to make sure its wrong and not the wireing in my car.

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Old 26 February 2013, 12:39   #2
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Old 26 February 2013, 14:04   #3
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got 6 ft off ebay new and was broken before even put on boat
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Check your earths (white cable).
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Old 26 February 2013, 15:23   #5
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Check what with it Ben? It's definitely connected at both ends!
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Old 26 February 2013, 15:59   #6
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lmao - well that's a start at least!

Try a continuity test, to make sure they're good (sounds like a lot of effort, but shouldn't take you five mins with a multimeter).

Either that or I could send you another with other bits you've ordered
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Ill give it a shot after I decide the trailer board is defo the issue and not my car. As for a new one? At indespension prices!? You think I'm made of money!? Haha!
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Old 26 February 2013, 17:24   #8
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When have I ever charged Indespension prices?!
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A little piece of wet and dry sandpaper is your friend.

Check the 12v connection point on the towbar. Sometimes you'll see a little oxidisation on the copper terminals. Roll the sandpaper (like Golden Virginia), grit facing out and clean them. A soft bristle wire brush can be used in addition.

I've also seen me open the plastic lens covers on the light board to twist the bulbs and check the contacts for corrosion.
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Old 27 February 2013, 03:20   #10
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Ben - good point, your prices are fantastic to be fair!

Spartacus, cheers - ill give that a shot and see how it goes.

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