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Mousey



Member Since: 22 Mar 2020
Location: Leicestershire
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Westminster 4.4 V8 Stornoway Grey
Rear towing socket electrics

Hello, First post on here as I only learnt of the site recently, I have a 2012 L322 4.4 TDV8, recently I noticed that my trailer RHS rear lights were not working and knowing I had a suspect plug on the trailer I replaced it to no avail, I then tested the socket (the 7 pin one) with my multimeter as that is the only one I use and found no supply to RHS trailer side lights.
Later, when I moved the trailer I noticed that I now have no LHS trailer lights as well.
Being a long time Land Rover owner I thought it would be a fuse !! I can only find 2 fuses with a trailer icon on on the RHS inner wing but as these are 15A and 30A I assume they are not for the lights.
Has anybody got any ideas what the problem might be as I am at a loss now !
Mousey

Post #548205 25th Mar 2020 10:14am
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Jon G



Member Since: 02 Dec 2016
Location: Leicester
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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Zermatt Silver

When i got my Car i swapped the 2 7 Pin Sockets for a 13 Pin one to suit the Caravan.
Even though the Pin/ Wire Connectors were sealed in the back of the Socket you wouldn't believe the corrosion i found in there so it could be a bad connection between the Wire and the Socket Pin.

Post #548206 25th Mar 2020 10:22am
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DrRob



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Location: Hampshire
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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

A 13 pin genuine LR lead is easy to fit and is plug and play on your model year. The only tricky bit is fitting the rubber grommet through the body (use silicone spray as a lubricant).
It can also be used with an adaptor from the shop to top up the battery if vehicle is laid up for a while.
https://www.disco3.co.uk/shop/tow-electric...c-p45.html
I have an adaptor for my Ctek MXS10 that works through the 13pin. Magic Thumbs Up 2011 4.4 TDV8 Vogue SE Buckingham Blue
1993 200 Tdi Range Rover Classic - labour of love
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2012 SDV6 Range Rover Sport - gone
2012 Freelander - gone
Series 2A V8 Lightweight - gone
1952 80" - gone
1949 80" - still in family since 1975

Post #548207 25th Mar 2020 10:34am
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Mousey



Member Since: 22 Mar 2020
Location: Leicestershire
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Westminster 4.4 V8 Stornoway Grey

Thanks to you both for suggestions but as I need it urgently it's gone into dealer this evening for work thursday, Fingers and credit card crossed.
Mousey

Post #548262 25th Mar 2020 6:29pm
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northernmonkeyjones



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United Kingdom 2016 Range Rover Autobiography SDV8 Santorini Black

As above, easy and cheapest fix is to swap the plug. They shouldn’t charge you an arm and a leg as it’s a quick plug and play! There is nothing that can't be fixed with a hammer😜😜
FFRR 4.4 SDV8 Autobiography Santorini Black.
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2010 LR D4 Commercial 2.7 TDV6

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DrRob



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

Mousey wrote:
Thanks to you both for suggestions but as I need it urgently it's gone into dealer this evening for work thursday, Fingers and credit card crossed.
Mousey


Let us know what they charge you for it. A new 13pin genuine loom was around the £80 mark I think....Time to fit = <1hour. 2011 4.4 TDV8 Vogue SE Buckingham Blue
1993 200 Tdi Range Rover Classic - labour of love
--------------------------------------------------
2012 SDV6 Range Rover Sport - gone
2012 Freelander - gone
Series 2A V8 Lightweight - gone
1952 80" - gone
1949 80" - still in family since 1975

Post #548314 26th Mar 2020 9:57am
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Mousey



Member Since: 22 Mar 2020
Location: Leicestershire
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Westminster 4.4 V8 Stornoway Grey

All done and dusted, dry joints in back of socket, Happy Bunny!!

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