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Offline WIZZ

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TOW ELECTRICS
« on: April 12, 2018, 02:12:38 pm »
Has anyone heard of the car switching off the trailer lights when it hasn't been used for a while ? That is the story they gave me at the tow bar shop, they took out the fuse & put it back in & all worked ?

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Re: TOW ELECTRICS
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 05:58:37 am »
How long's a while? I've been towing a caravan and from time to time had a bicycle carrier on the tow ball during the summer months for the past 2 years. Obviously neither have been used for the approx 4-5 winter months but never had any trouble with lighting when hitching up again the following season. I don't swallow the fuse story myself which, being a solid item, is either blown or not - there's nothing half way.
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Offline WIZZ

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Re: TOW ELECTRICS
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 07:28:30 am »
It was fitted in November & the first time I used it was Easter, I think that was BS, perhaps they never put a fuse in there.
The electrics on these modern cars are so complicated no way I could call them out on it, though.

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Re: TOW ELECTRICS
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 07:28:30 am »