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Old 01 February 2013, 05:54   #41
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illegal to show red to front or white to back.,.
Oh yeah oops
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Red/white marker lights are now superceded by amber marker lights.

I think the red/white ones are now techincally illegal for vehicles/trailers under a certain age. they certainly aren't fitted to HGV trailers anymore.
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The trailer should display a white marker light on the front and a red marker light on the rear at the widest point (usually the front and back of a trailer i.e. Box or flatbed). Down the side it should be multiple single amber lights. Its the use of the combined white/red lights down the side instead of amber that's frowned upon now.
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Down the side it should be multiple single amber lights. Its the use of the combined white/red lights down the side instead of amber that's frowned upon now.
Thats what I meant.
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No one will see them as there is a boat in the way (hopefully) If you have fog lights on the towing board take the bulbs out!
To comply with the law, the vehicle's own foglight(s) should be disabled as soon as you plug the trailer light board in. If it doesn't then your socket is faulty!
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amber reflectors on the mudguards. Cheap and easy
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Old 01 February 2013, 16:54   #47
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Reflectors (as previously suggested x 2) don't work in wing mirrors
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Chewwy yep my old car dissabled the rear fogs then the trailer lights are connected . I thought there was an Issue with it.
even took it to the jag dealers and they confirmed....
Must check the new mondeo on that one.
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Some cars, ie VW/Audi have sophisticated digital towing electronics. As well as disabling fog lights, they also disable rear parking sensors and put car into special stability mode to reduce issues when towing. Which is why an official. VW/Audi tow bar electronics cost a small fortune.
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Amber rotating /flashing lights as far as I know can only be used Actually on the Move only by a very slow moving eg( road maintenance sweeper )or abnormal load vehicle .
Think it's a grey area for recovery or breakdown trucks whilst on the move even if they have a car on the back , relative of mine was a transport manager for one of the major national recovery groups(club) & was often getting complaints from the police about their vehicles using amber flashers whilst driving ,,police view was that even if towing a broken down car it's just classed then as any other trailer or caravan & they could only be used whilst stationary at the scene of a broken down vehicle or accident .
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