Very dumb trailer wiring question

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Very dumb trailer wiring question

Postby wgwhitacre » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:26 pm

Hi, everyone

I notice that a lot of TDs have red side lights towards the rear of their trailers (see picture). Are these supposed to flash when you put your brake/turn signals on? Are they just supposed to be another tail light? Are there laws about this, or is it just aesthetics?

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Re: Very dumb trailer wiring question

Postby aggie79 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:32 pm

They are "running lights". The only time they are illuminated are when you car's headlights are on. They don't function when signaling for turns or under braking.


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Re: Very dumb trailer wiring question

Postby wgwhitacre » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:35 pm

Great, that makes my life easier. Thanks! :thumbsup:
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