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Fog lights on A-framed tow cars

Just had A-frame fitted on towcar and the fog lights dont work on M/H or car when connected to M/H which the fitters say is legal.

Is this correct?
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Funnily enough I've just checked this this morning as I needed a trailer board to collect a boat tomorrow.

"At least one rear fog light is mandatory on trailers over 1.3 m wide. Two lamps are preferred but, if only one is fitted, it must be to the offside or on the centre line of the trailer."

Taken from http://www.ntta.co.uk/law/trailers/lights.htm (National Trailer & Towing Association)

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Who did the conversion?
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Hi Ian
Thanks for that.
I cant see there being many cars under 1,3mtrs wide especially if you count the wing mirrors
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Hi Richard
I wouldnt want to name or discredit anyone at this point, but it was one of the few well known fitters who did a very good job otherwise
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Hi
I had the same discussion with this gentleman who wired up the stop lights to the heater fan, did not put a warning light or buzzer but did eventually wired up the fog light - engineering was good and meaty.
Booked in this weekend with Chris Cox!
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Hi Richard
sounds a bit naughty, I had better check my heater fan
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A frame and fog lights

Hi

I shall check this next weekend when I couple up.

Failing that, presumably the rear fog light can be switched on manually in the car - hardly ideal though.

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Hi should be be pin 2, blue wire, can't see why if its connected properly it wouldn't work.

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Hi Russel, -worth a try but I think youll find that the fog lights on the car will not work without the ignition is on and the headlights.


Hi Olly,- apparently on some vehicles now including mine, when a trailor is plugged in it automatically turns off the towing vehicles fog lights to stop the bright reflection blinding you in the mirrors

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