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Hi i have a Nissan x trail T31 2008,the rear fog light won't work.the car has a tow bar fitted and when my caravan is connected the fog light on the caravan works but not on the car when connected or disconnected,i have checked the bulb and fitting all is ok,I have used a multi meter and have 14.4 v dc between the positive and negative with the engine running but the light still does not work can somebody help thanks Daz.

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could be a relay or maybe even a cable break, hope it is the former, sound like a job for auto electrician.

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hi! first check the plug on the van,the socket on the car, then the little blue push connectors the fitters use,last but not least the lamp tabs on the lamp holder!

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Need the wiring diagram for the aux circuit feeding caravan fridge power while the engine is running.


Understanding Caravan and Tow CarUnderstanding Caravan and Tow CarIn the beginning.... The first and oldest electrical system on caravans, that was installed way back when most caravan's were no more than small garden sheds on wheels were the rear lights that replicated the rear lights of the towing vehicle, usually no more than two side lights and two brake lights.
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These lights are connected to the car via a 7 pin "12N" type plug or by a more modern "continental" style 13 pin plug. The road lights are usually a complete system with all the supply and earth connections being separate from any other electrical system on the caravan. One of the most common faults with road lights is problems associated with the earth lead, but more of that later.
The only road lights that are not connected via the 12N connection are the caravan's reversing lights. The original 7 pin socket when it was developed was thought to have enough connections for everything anyone could ever want. Unfortunately as the years progressed, the number of "spare" connection on this plug diminished, to the point where there was no spare connection for the reversing lights. However, with the advent of the 12S, this was taken care of.The second 12 volt system is the supplemental system. This is designed so that when towing, you can charge the caravan's leisure battery, power the fridge and in some cases power an electrical brake system. The design of the supplemental system has to take into account a number of things:-
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• It must be able to power the caravan's fridge - but not allow the fridge to flatten the car battery if the engine is not running.
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• It must not interfere with the correct operation of the road lights of the caravan or towing vehicle.
OK, so lets look at the first one -
"It must be able to charge the caravan's leisure battery only when the car battery is fully charged and the engine is running"roblems with this type of connection. If the car battery is flat and you try to start the car, a heavy current will be drawn from the caravan's leisure battery and would cause the caravan wiring to over heat and possibly cause a fire. It would also damage the plug and socket connecting the caravan's wiring to the car, as they are not designed to take the high currents involved in starting a car engine. So how can we do this safely?

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