A Fiberglass RV and Corgi friend, Ron, came to help me (or I should say I helped him) with rewiring my trailer lights
to get away from all the problems I've had with them. As I don't use the 12V lights
wired into the trailer (and the 12 V wasn't used for anything else) we left that out and just ran four wires from plug back to the lights
. At the same time, since I had the permanent bed out, I pulled out the water tank, which I also never use, as that will now allow me to push things back under the seat on both sides for storage.
We used these lights: http://www.pmlights.com/assets/products/sm581717480.jpg
I did have to drill new holes for them and will have to fill the old holes, which all show, as these are smaller than the original light
One weird thing- with the trailer plugged in, and everything in the car turned off, a slight light
, one LED maybe, glows on the trailer light
. Not sure why- it should be completely dead. It would not be enough to turn on an incandescent bulb but apparently can power up an LED. Not sure why any power is going to the trailer with everything off in the car (key not even in the ignition.) I didn't wire the car, the hitch place did that, any idea why it still has voltage? It shouldn't be a big problem as even an overnight drain would be next to nothing for the battery
and I rarely leave it plugged in when not towing, but it's weird and I'd like to fix it if I can figure it out.