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Old 13 July 2016, 07:59   #1
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Light board - 6ft, 13 PIN, Reverse Light, LED

Has anyone seen a 6 foot, 13 pin, with reverse light all LED light board?

I am struggling to find this set of options, I can find it in 5ft or without LED's or a 7 PIN verstion
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I can see reasoning behind 6 foot board, what's your reasoning re the 7 and 13 pin.


You can get a converter as I have with my Audi, 13 Pin on Car, 7 Pin on Trailer.
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Just because I keep losing the 7pin to 13pin adaptors, and its possibly another point of failure.

Just seems that if my current light board is knackered and I need to replace and I have a 13 pin car I may as well get a 13 pin board.

Lets me add a reversing light as well - that will come in handy the few times people are stopped behind me and I need to reverse - saves damaging the prop on the car bonnet!
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look on the maypole site seen 4 foot they supply most people as said 7 to 13 pin connectors
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This one is winning so far, but not LED

6ft Trailer Lighting Board c/w fog and reversing lights, 10m cable & 13 pin plug | eBay

I want a 6 footer so that i can still use the poles on the current trailer without any modifications
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Have to say Steve, mine is starting to fall apart, the plastic of the trailer board is getting brittle, so I am going to get a 6foot length of wood/ply, and re-attach lights and cables.
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I did that in the past, but it was more hassle than it was worth in the end.

I want to upgrade to LED as well and it seems cheaper to buy a full new board than all the bits.
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Have to say Steve, mine is starting to fall apart, the plastic of the trailer board is getting brittle, so I am going to get a 6foot length of wood/ply, and re-attach lights and cables.
It amazes me how sh*te these trailer boards are also they would be much better if they used screw fit bulbs instead of bayonet fitting which would cope much better with all the bouncing about a trailer does.
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It amazes me how sh*te these trailer boards are also they would be much better if they used screw fit bulbs instead of bayonet fitting which would cope much better with all the bouncing about a trailer does.
Cant disagree, however I have lessened the failure of the bulbs by rubbing them down with emery cloth at beginning of the season.
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I suspect you'd be better creating your own or going for permanent attachment. You can have whatever you want light wise, size it to fit perfectly and cable it to the correct length with the socket you want.

You shouldn't loose the convertor socket -- leave it on the trailer board!
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I did that in the past, but it was more hassle than it was worth in the end.

I want to upgrade to LED as well and it seems cheaper to buy a full new board than all the bits.
Just changed my car so moved from 7 pin to euro 13 pin nonsense. Read on a few forums that CAN-bus LED lights may cause issues with car's onboard computer in as much as it doesn't recognise it. Not sure of the validity, but have stayed with old technology filament and used converter for light board connection.
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Cant disagree, however I have lessened the failure of the bulbs by rubbing them down with emery cloth at beginning of the season.
Getting a light board to illuminate at the start of the season is on a par with cracking the Enigma code.
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Getting a light board to illuminate at the start of the season is on a par with cracking the Enigma code.

Enigma code was easy to crack, ask the Americans
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Has anyone seen a 6 foot, 13 pin, with reverse light all LED light board?



I am struggling to find this set of options, I can find it in 5ft or without LED's or a 7 PIN verstion

Make your own
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Read on a few forums that CAN-bus LED lights may cause issues with car's onboard computer in as much as it doesn't recognise it. Not sure of the validity, but have stayed with old technology filament and used converter for light board connection.
If your car uses Can-bus (i.e. can detect a blown bulb on the dashboard) then the LEDs need a resistor to allow the circuit to detect it.
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Just changed my car so moved from 7 pin to euro 13 pin nonsense. Read on a few forums that CAN-bus LED lights may cause issues with car's onboard computer in as much as it doesn't recognise it. Not sure of the validity, but have stayed with old technology filament and used converter for light board connection.

Just stick a resistor across the indicator wires simple
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Getting a light board to illuminate at the start of the season is on a par with cracking the Enigma code.
Your right there worst case of electrolysis you'll find
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Your right there worst case of electrolysis you'll find
Actually .. I think traditional Christmas lights might be in the running for reliability!!
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Just changed my car so moved from 7 pin to euro 13 pin nonsense. Read on a few forums that CAN-bus LED lights may cause issues with car's onboard computer in as much as it doesn't recognise it. Not sure of the validity, but have stayed with old technology filament and used converter for light board connection.

Some vehicles will work, some won't. It depends on the vehicle, generally the higher end the vehicle ( I.e. Complexity of electrickery) the more the likelihood that it won't work. Disco, Range Rover, BMW need resistors. Some Volvos do, some don't. It's pot luck. You can buy a plug in box that goes between car & trailer to supposedly get around the issue, here again, they work on some cars & not on others. My all singing new trailer came with an interface box for the built in LEDs, it didn't work with the Disco4, I had to solder some £2 quid RS resistors into the indicator circuits. The actual trailer lights will still work without them, but you get a strobing flash on the trailer indicators about twice per second, also the vehicle doesn't "see" the trailer, so things like reversing sensors, stability programs, rear fog lights etc. dont get enabled/ disabled.
I actually prefer the 13pin euro plugs, they are better sealed & offer a more positive locking action compared to the old 7 pin type. I don't like adapters though, more joints & connections to go wrong.


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I tried last year to fit LEDS following dave's advice on my shogan the electricery of the vehicle wouldn't play rang up the towbar fitters the box of tricks I wanted £180 so decided to buy a new board every year or replace the light clusters.
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