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Old 18-06-2014
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Trailer lights are one of the worlds great mysteries. You can be sure that if you ever lend your trailer to anyone that it will come back with the lights not working or the indicators reversed or the plug missing etc etc..

Its getting better now that LED fittings are becoming the norm but in general trailer lights are a pain in the arse!
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I only use the trailer board lights from supercrap auto, and will replace it every 5 years, just to avoid any stray current damaging the vehicle.
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I only use the trailer board lights from supercrap auto, and will replace it every 5 years, just to avoid any stray current damaging the vehicle.
But that's what fuses are for.
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But that's what fuses are for.
google up" stray current corrosion in the cooling system". iv blown 2 aluminium radiators from the inside. Don't want to blow any fuses.
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Old 19-06-2014
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This is interesting... how hard would it be to change all my trailer lights to LED? Reckon I can do that now that i'm an electrical superstar with a 2 way crimping tool?
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Pretty simple

Best mod you can do on a trailer
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Apologies if this is a dumb question, but do they use the same wiring? Is it just the actual light fitting that needs replacing?
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google up" stray current corrosion in the cooling system". iv blown 2 aluminium radiators from the inside. Don't want to blow any fuses.
Stray current is caused by bad earthing on the vehicle, particularly thermo fan issues or nissan patrols with aftermarket wiring hooked up to the chassis without the addition of a chassis to body earth lead/s. The chassis is not grounded from factory.

Just cut them out and crimp them in on trailers whiskey.

I'm not a fan of LED's on trailers. Most on the market are crappy and fail or they get smashed and you need to change the whole lot over. Most times replacement units of the same type/size are not availiable easily requiring new mounting locations and wiring holes to be drilled to suit the new pair.

It turns a 2 minutes and $10 globe and lens change into a $30+ and 1.5 hour complete trailer lamp change. The light mounts end up looking like a piece of Swiss cheese.
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Apologies if this is a dumb question, but do they use the same wiring? Is it just the actual light fitting that needs replacing?
Yes , very easy & every things the same, best to solder connection if you can though
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