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Old 12-03-2014, 12:01 PM   #31
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:03 PM   #32
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Actually I'll not need a switch, I'll just jump the 2 connectors in this item and when I plug it in, Viola.. and unplug, everything is hunky dory.........
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:09 PM   #33
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Eureka! Add a fuse holder, an SPST switch, wire, drill a hole for the switch, and then contortion of the back to run the wire, and: Done.
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:14 PM   #34
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Actually I'll not need a switch, I'll just jump the 2 connectors in this item and when I plug it in, Viola.. and unplug, everything is hunky dory.........
But, I thought you wanted the switch inside, for the option of turning on the lights or not, without having to go outside to face inclement weather, or bears, or security guards, or... ??

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Oh, and remember the fuse, always the fuse!
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:20 PM   #35
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After all this, however, I would argue that if all one needs is to have the trailer lights on during a SHORT cat nap, per the original post, the easiest solution by far is to simply leave the trailer plugged into the tow vehicle, and turn on the parking lights. With everything being LED these days, there's little risk of draining the battery, unless one is running the refrigerator.
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:33 PM   #36
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Now, that was just too easy. We had to work out the possibilities for complexity of solution.

(Unless, of course, your TV has a computer like in our Accord, which automatically turns the parking lights off after a few minutes, unless you leave the driver's door open. Honda engineers must think that N. American drivers have no common sense. (Humm?)
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Old 12-03-2014, 01:54 PM   #37
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(Unless, of course, your TV has a computer like in our Accord, which automatically turns the parking lights off after a few minutes, unless you leave the driver's door open. Honda engineers must think that N. American drivers have no common sense. (Humm?)
Fascinating. That wouldn't even be a legal configuration in Europe, where I understand parking lights are so commonly required that vehicles are even designed so that you can leave on the parking lights for only the traffic side of the car (by leaving the turn signal lever on in the desired direction) while parked at the roadside - with the engine off, of course.

It seems that the fundamental purpose of parking lights - and the reason that Jim wants to light them up - has been forgotten by most drivers and even manufacturers.

If the tug's lighting controls haven't been corrupted like that Honda, I agree with this:
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After all this, however, I would argue that if all one needs is to have the trailer lights on during a SHORT cat nap, per the original post, the easiest solution by far is to simply leave the trailer plugged into the tow vehicle, and turn on the parking lights.
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