Trailer wiring is so important when you need to repair or replace your electrical components. A faulty wiring system can hamper the entire lighting system. Timely maintenance when doing repairs and servicing to your trailer can help keep your trailer lighting working when you need it most. Often, replacing a trailer plug is all you need to do to restore the functionality of your trailer lights....
Whether you have filament bulbs or LED lighting, it is important to know what rules your trailer lighting must meet. Transquip has the automotive electrical products to meet the requirements for trailers,including number plate lights, tail lights and marker lights. Combination tail lights are very common and it is wise to know if you need to light up the license place before you buy. Some combination light kits have a license plate lamp on one side lamp and not on the other side. Marker lights are required by law on the sides of a trailer if it is over 2 metres wide.
The 7-wire lighting cable is very common in NZ for trailer wiring. For installation, plugs come in a flat or round trailer light plug. It is prudent to know your trailer plug and the pin locations to connect your towing vehicle electrics and trailer appropriately. You can use a circuit tester for checking the power in the wires to find a fault. Keep it in mind that for successful wiring, the trailer connector and frame may need to have the right conductivity.
While the types of connectors determine the layout, the color of the wires is the primary factor of consideration on wire positioning. For boat trailers or truck trailers, you can protect your wiring with a spiral wrap or split. For consistency, ensure that the length of the wire is sufficient to allow the trailer to turn, especially when backing.
At TransQuip we have a large collection of trailer lights and electrical accessories. The high-quality trailer components are in different sizes, styles, and cost. Irrespective of what you are searching for your vehicle, get in touch with TransQuip today or browse our range of quality parts.