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Old 10 July 2013, 09:32   #61
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What happened to the chap from Ireland that was making braided waterproof modular unbreakable LED lighting systems for trailers to spec?
Guaranteed waterproof and unbreakable.
or have I missed something?
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Or was he illegally promoting his wares without being a trade member?
I made some comment about it and next I knew my comments and his comments were deleted. Willk knows
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Old 10 July 2013, 10:12   #62
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...........to where to store the 2m manky plank on arrival at the slip.......
I made up a pair of individual clusters that fit to the trailer board arms on my SBS trailer, no more manky planky for Mrs PD when she's doing her slip duties. The clusters are connected with a curly cable that spans the trailer.
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My conclusion was that (For BMW anyway) a resitor would need to be on each bulb or circuit for it to work.

There is ofcourse this option, if its just LED's you have the hots for

What is new Can-bus led light ? | Supplier of HID xenon kit,Daytime running lights,xenon headlight,Auto LED light,Parking sensor

I know its a yank site .. but it proves the point that you can get LED replacement bulbs with built in resistance .. so they are can-bus proof
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I made up a pair of individual clusters that fit to the trailer board arms on my SBS trailer, no more manky planky for Mrs PD when she's doing her slip duties. The clusters are connected with a curly cable that spans the trailer.
My board arms rattle like a bag of spanners.... hence replacing them with a couple of bits of timber bolted in using the two bolts that the bars slide along & making use of the 1m overhang rule.....

I think we are thinking along broadly similar lines - but the other manky bit is the 7m of cable that will inevitbaly tie itself into a knot in your boot - which is why I am thinking Bulgin Buccaneer connectors! (well, that and it's a relatively small change If the LEDs fail miserably)
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Most manufacturer fitted towbar systems will have wiring which disables the fog light on the car if a trailer is connected and it has one, you can get this for aftermarket towbar systems too but it normally costs extra. Also manufacturer fitted wiring will either activate extra indicator lights on the dash, or make the indicators on one side flash faster if a trailer indicator bulb is out. Some cars have a buzzer which makes a noise as the trailer indicators flash. It doesn't matter what one you have, there just has to (legally) be a way for you to tell that one of the trailer indicators has failed whilst you are inside the car.
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I have a similar problem.

It occurs to me that putting the resistor in the common return (white cable on 7 core) would mean I only need one.

Any dissenting voices?

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I just bought a set of magnetic ones from Scats about 32, they seem to work pretty well & they just mount on the back of the trailer. Nice & bright & they look well sealed though obviously not submersible.
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Aye, one here, it needs to be in parallel with the lights that are giving you problems (indicators?) so you can't just drop one in series with the lot.
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Aye, one here, it needs to be in parallel with the lights that are giving you problems (indicators?) so you can't just drop one in series with the lot.

Ahhh, once again the advantage of Ribnet.

The light dawns (see what I did there?)

So, more questions.

Can I just get a suitable resistor (6k ohms ?) and "bang" it in the cable somewhere out of harms way. Or should I buy a dedicated box at greatly inflated cost?

Any experience anyone?

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Whats the car/tow vehicle more importantly ?
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