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#12746781 - 05/07/18 06:34 PM trailer lighting
joho5 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/03/08
Posts: 3007
Loc: Abbott, TX
My boat has the snap in trailer lights that has the ground built into the light base. So it has pigtails with a single wire plug end that plugs into the back of the lights. Well one isnt working due to a bad ground in the rivet I believe, and another didnt have a pigtail to it at all. Firstly, I cant find these single post pigtails anywhere to add on to the existing wires.

Should I just pull all the wiring and run new? OR where can I get these single post pigtails?

Drill all rivets and use bolts?

Basically just looking for opinions.

#12747978 - 05/08/18 04:31 PM Re: trailer lighting [Re: joho5]
dobbin Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/22/06
Posts: 770
Loc: hubbard
Replace with led's and move on. Test existing wiring on the trailer to make sure it is good.

#12748093 - 05/08/18 05:36 PM Re: trailer lighting [Re: joho5]
smooth move Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/14/12
Posts: 1354
Loc: bayou vista,tx
don't ground thru the trailer frame. run a dedicated ground wire to each light. i gave up. i now run the magnetic lights from Harbor Freight. i ran a 4 set wire from the tongue to the back of trailer and put a plug on both ends. i unplug the lights and put em in the tool box to launch and put em back on when i take the boat out of the water. haven't had a problem yet.

Edited by smooth move (05/08/18 05:36 PM)
es le bon ton roulet

#12750035 - 05/10/18 01:20 AM Re: trailer lighting [Re: joho5]
scruboak Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 1292
Loc: Cisco,tx
You buy so many boats should be an expert by now.Id put sealed leds all the way around and new wiring and pass the price on to the new owner..

#12752074 - 05/11/18 05:00 PM Re: trailer lighting [Re: joho5]

Registered: 10/03/06
Posts: 78
Loc: Azle Tx.
You can buy the single wire led clearance lites at Walmart . Use screws with nyloc nuts and star washers for ground.


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