Fitting a Cycle Carrier Lighting BoardFITTING A 7-PIN SOCKET FOR A LIGHTING BOARD. Parts Required (See bottom of page for links) 7-pin N-Type Trailing Socket …INSTALLATION. Overview: …CHECKING THE INSTALLATION. Plug your lighting board into the trailing socket and position where it can be seen from the driver’s door. …FINALISING THE INSTALLATION. Once installation is successfully completed and checked,wrap any connections in PVC tape. …
Do you need a lighting board for a new bike carrier?
Bike carriers – do you use a lighting board ? Presume you would need a lighting board – anyone use one or similar and have a piccie ? Will it definitely need a lighting board ? I really don’t want to splash out on a towbar but I’m not convinced about any other method.. Yes, you will need a board.
What is the Halfords cycle carrier lighting board wiring kit?
The 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.
How do you attach a lighting board to a towbar?
Fitting a lighting board to a towbar-mounted cycle rack is straightforward as the towbar will also feature an electrics socket into which the lighting board is plugged into. The lighting board is then securely attached to the rack or the cycles by means of a strap, and you are ready to drive away – legally.
How do I install the lighting board on my vehicle?
CHECKING THE INSTALLATION. Plug your lighting board into the trailing socket and position where it can be seen from the driver’s door. Turn on each function in turn and verify that the lighting board displays correctly.
What do the orange and grey wires on a car’s indicator mean?
The only wires connecting to the vehicle’s indicator wires should be the orange and the grey wires from the monitor. In use, if the indicators are operated and no buzz is heard, this indicates either a fault on the lighting board or an incorrectly connected or disconnected plug.
How to check if car indicators are working?
If no sound is heard from the monitor during testing when either indicator is operated, the installation of the monitor is probably at fault. Check that the yellow and green wires from the 7-core cable are connected ONLY to the yellow and green wires from the monitor. The only wires connecting to the vehicle’s indicator wires should be the orange and the grey wires from the monitor.
What does it mean when the indicator lights are on?
When indicators are on, the light from the stop and tail lamps should be bright and constant, and not fluctuate noticably as the indicators flash. Severe dimming with numerous functions on is a sure sign of a bad earth connection on the white wire from pin 3 of the socket to the earthing point on the bodywork.
How to prevent pull apart of relay?
Take the yellow and green wires on the relay and connect each to their matching coloured wire on the 7-core cable with snap connectors. To prevent "pulling apart" of the connection, it is advisable to inset both wires into the snap connector from the same direction.
How to connect a 7 core cable to a car?
From the remaining wires on the 7-core cable: Connect the blue wire to the vehicle’s foglight. Connect the brown wire to the vehicle’s offside tail light. Connect the red wire to one of the vehicle’s stop lights . Connect the black wire to the vehicle’s nearside tail light.
How to secure buzzer to loom?
The buzzer should be secured to the loom with tape or cable ties. To prevent pulling the connections whilst using your new lighting socket, use a cable tie to secure the 7-core cable to the loom or bodywork. Coil the cable away in a convenient place where it will be safe from damage from loading.
What does it mean when the lights are not buzzing?
In use, if the indicators are operated and no buzz is heard, this indicates either a fault on the lighting board or an incorrectly connected or disconnected plug.
Why do I have a towbar mounted rack?
well i guess depends on geometry cars and bikes – i have a towbar mounted rack because it is the most secure way to carry bikes but i wouldn’t buy the same one again as the bikes rub – though i used some karrimat and now some specially shaped slot on defenders that decathlon do
Do you need a towbar for a Thule lectric?
Thule do a 3 bike ride on for about £100 at Halfords I believe. yes, however you can fit lectrics without a towbar.
Can you fit a lectric without a towbar?
gusamc. Free Member. yes, however you can fit lectrics without a towbar. *check manual/with trade etc (modern car electrics can be tetchy with additions- also some cars have buit in tow plug interfaces).
Is it legal to have a high rack on a car?
The high racks are not legal on most cars either, as they obscure the third brake light that most now have.
Can you take the wheels off if you have room?
and if you’ve room can always take the wheels off! Yes, it means that you’re more visible, and legal. After being stopped by the boys in blue I have recently had an electric socket fitted to the car. It is stowed under the boot floor so when I need to use a board I just feed the cable through the boot.