Halfords Cycle Carrier Lighting Board Wiring Kit
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Halfords Cycle Carrier Lighting Board Wiring KitThe Halfords Cycle Carrier Lighting Board Wiring Kit is to be used with a cycle carrier lighting board and is designed for those vehicles that do not have existing lighting sockets. All the connections and wires you need are included and come with detailed instructions if you're not quite sure what you're doing.
Halfords Cycle Carrier Lighting Board Wiring Kit Extra Info
- For vehicles without an existing lighting socket
- 1.5m (approx) 7 core cable
- 7 pin pre-wired extension socket
- 7-way bypass relay with audible sensor
- All connections and wires included
- Detailed instructions included
- For use with modern vehicles including most multiplex, monitored and adaptive car lighting systems
Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.Rated 4 out of 5 by OxDIYer Poor instructions but decent product With minimal effort Halfords could make installing this a good deal less intimidating by writing some decent instructions aimed at someone who isn't a professional car mechanic. It really isnt that difficult once you've figured out what to do and doesn't require any special tools. The key part of the operation is identifying which of the coloured wires correspond to which light. I used a spare 12v light bulb and a couple of pieces of wire cut from the long red wire supplied with the kit to work this out. You should be able to get to the lighting sockets by removing the rear lighting units. One wire goes in the black connector (on my car anyway), try the other wire in each of the other connectors until the test bulb lights. Obviously you need to have turned an indicator or something on. 08 June 2015Rated 4 out of 5 by John1985 Don't be put off by the apparent complexity. So the garage/tow bar specialists were asking hundreds of pounds to do this - I've done a little DIY on my old campervan so thought I'd give it a try. Out of the packet the sheer number of different coloured wires was a bit daunting, but it was actually very simple to fit (if a little fiddly at times). My advice would be to access your rear light cluster with a multi meter and work out (+ write down) which wire does which light- then simply match up each wire from the relay to the correct wire. Took me about an hour once I knew which wire did what. 08 April 2015Rated 2 out of 5 by rushers82 Useful product - but DO NOT try to fit it yourself Yes this is a complete product (although i did need some extra wiring due to the weird lighting wire setup on my Peugeot 207). However, to fit this yourself is an absolute NO unless you REALLY know what you're doing with in-car electronics and wiring. I called on a friend with good knowledge of such things and it took him three hours to work it out and wire it all together. 07 August 2014Rated 2 out of 5 by Webbymp23 Difficult installation It suggests in the item reviews that " it should be reasonably straight forward to install. Some knowledge is required for a successful completion of this task." This should be replaced with "do not touch this installation unless you are absolutely sure about the wiring of your car and have GOOD knowledge of wiring components". I spent 4 hours trying this today and was not successful. The unit was dead and I had no idea why. I rang a tow bar installer for instructions as the ones provided are abysmal with no pictures to assist and still I was not much further. I will now rely on a vehicle electrician to finish the job. 11 February 2014Rated 5 out of 5 by Avonside just the job Have just fitted this kit to my 55 plate BMW X5. it works a dream and was a very easy install.took me about 3 hours in total and the longest part was double checking that I had the correct signal wires to the relay. Great product and a relatively cheap way to get a fully functioning 7 pin trailer plug for lighting boards. 20 May 20131-5 of 5
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