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Old 20 February 2015, 14:37   #1
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Lighting board issue GRRR

Why is nothing simple??

Needed to replace the fog lamp on the lighting board after some over- enthusiastic packing up / loading last season shattered the lens cover.

1) Can I find a replacement block so I can just replace the lens cover? No.

2) Do find a replacement fog light, but of different dimensions so need to move the reflective triangle. Also need to reposition the 2 connecting wires by drilling new hole on the board - not a problem.

3) The spade connectors for the fog lamp don't fit through through the very narrow access hole on the new block grrrrr..... but solved with a litte ingenuity / patience.

When I finally connect the 2 wires - one blue, one white to the fog light block, the rear lights / indicators work fine - I think I've cracked it. When however I turn the foglight on, the bulb does not light, and the other lights dim.

Can anyone shed some light on what is I'm sure a simple wiring issue, but has me scratching my head?

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Old 20 February 2015, 14:51   #2
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Can anyone shed some light on what is I'm sure a simple...

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Shed some light...ha
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Old 20 February 2015, 14:52   #3
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Sounds stupid but does the bulb defiantly work?
Positives and negatives right way round?
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Old 20 February 2015, 15:22   #4
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Light boards are Satan's work!

Might not be the light board, but the 12v connection at the tow bar. Check the electrical connections and use a very fine sand paper to clean any oxide off the copper connections. Also check the individual bulbs, including brake and indicator connections.

Failing that... 3FT, 4FT, 4FT 6IN TRAILER LIGHT BOARD WITH CABLE TRAILOR CARAVAN CAR LIGHTS PLUG | eBay
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Old 20 February 2015, 15:28   #5
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I made my own using truck lights Click image for larger version

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Old 20 February 2015, 15:47   #6
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Is that board legal? Its eyes look too close together?
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And the one in front doesn't look like it has triangle reflectors (I think there are some in the cluster on the back one)
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Old 20 February 2015, 16:04   #8
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Is that board legal? Its eyes look too close together?

Duno but it's been to Scotland , Italy , Wincanton & London with no trouble but it did cross my mind when I made it , that's 6' wide been thinking about doing one a bit wider to move the lights out more
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Sounds like an earth fault
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Duno but it's been to Scotland , Italy , Wincanton & London with no trouble but it did cross my mind when I made it , that's 6' wide been thinking about doing one a bit wider to move the lights out more
So there are rules on where the triangles and lights need to be relative to the trailer width. Think the rules are ambiguous with regard to boat width vs trailer width. But it would be hard to imagine that the trailer width us less than the trailer board... Without a tape measure I don't know but I think the lights are too far from the ends of the board at least. But I suspect even at the extremes of the board may not technically be wide enough for the tube overhangs, but I doubt many would notice that detail.

Its the kind of thing a cop car won't often pull you over for unless they are on one, have some other reason to want to pull you, you pissed them off but they can't easily do you for that. BUT its also the kind of thing that when I drive into your trailer by accident I will say means it's not my fault if you don't mark your trailer corners properly.
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