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Post by leopard_pagan on Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:59 pm

Right, tow bar fitted yesterday; easy enough job for 2 people to do.
had a good look at the electrics today (fit tomorrow) & have decided to strip the outer off right back almost to the socket (3-4" away) split (T) the wiring going Left & right, re-wrap each direction, thru the gromit in to side & up to rear lights & wire in there.

i dont want to cut wires under the van for 2 reasons.. 1) wires exposed to corrosion once cut.. even if you solder/heat shrink. 2) i really do not fancy another face full of dirt from under the van..!

doing things this way does mean the indicator buzzer will become unusable as thats wiring is only 4-6" long! TBH i ALWAYS check all lights are working before i pull any trailers!
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Post by Logi on Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:24 pm

I just ran a wire over the top to the other indicator?
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Post by leopard_pagan on Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:17 pm

hmmmm.... i'll have a look tomoz
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Post by Logi on Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:56 pm

It's a bit of an arse to get the wire through, don't use my name when swearing at it Wink
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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:23 pm

I went in both sides at the bottom and hooked the wiring in at the back of the light clusters.
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Post by Logi on Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:25 pm

HighlyJetted wrote:I went in both sides at the bottom .


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Post by rich the mechanic on Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:48 pm

The sounder is a legal requirement you need that or an light indicator on the dash so if you have a tug it could get added on, saying that I ran for years without one and only fitted a sounder beacuse I was given one and I had some other wiring to do.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:23 pm

I've never bothered with them, beeping away doing your head in!
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Post by leopard_pagan on Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:08 pm

All done & tested Smile
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