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Old 01 November 2013, 09:03   #1
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Towbars & Electrics part of your MOT

I'm sure most of you are aware that your towbar has been tested, as part of your MOT, for a few years now:

http://www.compasstrailers.com/TowbarsMOT.pdf

However, your electrics became part of the test in March of this year:

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.g...RCH%202013.pdf

Only 13pin sockets are tested, so most boat owners won't need to be concerned, as the majority are 7pin (single) socket electrics. However, for those of you that run 13pin electrics, check them before your MOT, as you don't want an 'easy' fail.
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Old 01 November 2013, 10:25   #2
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Doh I converted mine to 13 pin
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Why ?

Unless you towing caravan, not necessary.
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Mine currently has two sockets as that's how I bought it but no caravan ! Basically if I chop off the caravan socket I'll be in the clear then ??
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Mine currently has two sockets as that's how I bought it but no caravan ! Basically if I chop off the caravan socket I'll be in the clear then ??
Your in the clear now, as you have two 7pin plugs !!
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Mine currently has two sockets as that's how I bought it but no caravan ! Basically if I chop off the caravan socket I'll be in the clear then ??
If you have two sockets with 7 pins each you are ok, it's the single 13 pin one you have to worry about, but hay you want it working which ever one you have
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I never was any good at maths.....
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My trailer lights(old fashion 7 pin ) used to work perfect on my 2009 model car.
Changed this summer to a new opel zafira tourer , now the fog light does not work as it should anymore. Technically, trailer lights work ok, but not with the new socket.

I wonder should I change somehow the wiring in the trailer or is it something that has to be done with the car....
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