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Old 07-09-2015, 12:47 PM   #1
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Exterior Running Lights

I have noticed that some trailers at our park are able to turn on their running lights - while parked?

Is there a special way to do this, or do some trailers just happen to have a switch that allows them to turn them on? I need to connect my 7-Way to my vehicle to turn on my trailer lights?

Would like to turn them on without having to plug into my vehicle....
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Old 07-09-2015, 01:19 PM   #2
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There was an identical thread last week.


Get a pin-out of the 7pin connector and short the battery lead to the running lights pin. They are adjacent. IIRC they are at the top.
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Old 07-09-2015, 01:22 PM   #3
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Here's a drawing that shows the two pins that need to be connected. I just use a
spade-type 5 amp automotive style fuse.





Connect the Tail/Lic/Running Light connector (upper left) to the Battery Charge connector (upper right)
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:04 PM   #4
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Would like to turn them on without having to plug into my vehicle....
Why would you and them on?
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A small piece of wire in the shape of a "U" works perfectly to connect the two together.
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Why would you and them on?
It creates a nice soft, warm glow at night. Provides enough light to see by, but doesn't attract bugs.
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It creates a nice soft, warm glow at night. Provides enough light to see by, but doesn't attract bugs.
I'll miss the blue haze of my bug zapper but I'll have to park it and give this a try.
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Also try a heavy duty flasher unit. We use a flasher during a Halloween camp out. The flasher also works good in emergencies to be very noticeable.
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Thank you for sharing, I always wondered how to do it.
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I find it mildy entertaining, but also mildy annoying. Nothing like a nice wooded campground, and then turning the corner to see red and amber lights coming through the trees. Its one of those things that sort make me roll my eyes. LOL

Personal preference, I suppose.
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