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Old 04-10-2014, 02:27 AM
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Re: Traktor's Tidbits

Been a tad busy

Enforcer is spot on, it is the wire activating the high beam AT the light itself (in the bonnet, no changes to the switches at the dash)
CANBUS works, no errors at all
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REVERSE LIGHTS

(again when I get around to it will post photos)


I have two 18w Cree LED mini lights that I use when reversing the boat trailer in pitch black conditions.

If you have a towbar installed, the safest and easiest way is to . . . .

Pin 2 on the socket (the bit on the car) is the reverse signal. Tap this connection and the light will turn on ONLY when in reverse.

PS if you have a towbar installed and pin 2 is NOT reverse, get the dealer to remediate as recent ADR rules now clearly specify this as reverse (was reverse/accessory years ago)

Again, no crazy CANBus errors using this method

PSS getting the power from the reverse lights in the rear door would be a massive PITA and may trigger errors
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Re: Traktor's Tidbits

Traktor I think you'll find that the Pin 2 Reverse connection is tapped off the rear door reverse lights... though probably upstream from the door cavity. There's no trailer wiring breakout as far as I have researched... it's all tapped off rear lighting circuits.

I'm happy to be corrected with evidence of the contrary.

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