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chief paul 12-05-2021 10:33 AM

boat trailer wiring
who rewires trailer running lights ?

Gerald 12-11-2021 01:57 AM

It is really not hard to do yourself. Just look how the existing lights are wired up. Maybe take a few pictures and make a simple drawing. Do one light at a time. Leave some extra wire doubled up in case you ever need to make a repair. Get some "heat shrink" wire connectors and use a lighter to shrink them after you make the connections. Maybe watch a You tube video.

When you get one side done..... do the other side. Make sure you leave a little extra wire up by the trailer hitch so the wiring is long enough to make sharp turns with the boat trailer.

When I bought my last boat, the first thing I did was make metal brackets to raise the lights up just above the sides of the boat so that the lights never go under water when launch the boat. In 8 years, I have only had the lights not work a couple of times. I fixed bad wires and still working good.

Gerald 12-11-2021 02:13 AM

I though I lost the first post..... so retyped this.

It is not that hard to do yourself. Maybe watch a You tube video. I just had to fix a broken connection on mine and I am almost your age. Should not take more than a few hours and cost about 50 dollars. Get some heat shrink 16-18 gauge connectors and use a lighter to shrink them up. Using some "liquid tape" to seal up the connectors [after shrinking them] provides more protection. You can get everything from Walmart.

Leave some extra wire so you can make repairs in the future if a wire breaks. I attach the white ground wire to the trailer and not rely on grounding through the trailer ball.

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