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Old 08-29-2014, 01:54 PM   #1
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backup lights question

I cracked my trailer brake/turn light while washing .
I am going to go ahead and replace with LED fixtures.
While looking on line I see I could get a fixture with back-up light as well. I know there is no back up wire run to the back of my trailer but there is one in the seven pin electrical connector come from my truck. I know I would have to fish a wire up through the wall.
Any reason not to do this?
I always worry when first starting to back up in a parking lot or where ever that the drivers behind me donít know Iím coming at them. I know they get it when my trailer is moving towards them but back-up lights would be nice. It could also help at night backing in to a spot.
Gives me a winter project
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:47 AM   #2
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I did what you proposed on my old TT. I put halogen flood lights on the bumper & boy did that help with night backing! I ran a wire from the 7 pin to a relay I mounted in the battery box, then to the lights. Yet to do it on my current 5er but it's on the list.
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:13 PM   #3
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good idea, I think Ill run a second line straight from the battery through a switch for a utility flood light
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