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Old 06-13-2012, 03:55 PM
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I'm wanting to install LED lights on my trailer. The standard bulbs don't last very long. Does the factory wiring harness on a 2012 F150 correctly run the LEDs. My last vehicle wouldn't and I know others do not either.
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I don't see why they wouldn't as you're just changing the lights, not the harness.
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The LEDs don't draw much current and will not activate the trailer light circuits on some vehicles. I want to know if they will work properly on the new Fords
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The LEDs on our flatbed work just fine with my 09. Could you describe the trailer better or pics?
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The LEDs on our flatbed work just fine with my 09. Could you describe the trailer better or pics?
Thanks, I'll go ahead and get them. I have a 5*9 utility trailer. Nothing special, but I want put LEDs on it. It only needs the 5 way tail lights and front side markers.
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Wouldn't it just be 3 wire rear lights? Brake/turn, tail and ground?
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Wouldn't it just be 3 wire rear lights? Brake/turn, tail and ground?
Yes, but they only draw a couple of watts which for my Mercedes wasn't enough watts to turn on those circuits.
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Yes, but they only draw a couple of watts which for my Mercedes wasn't enough watts to turn on those circuits.
Well you're first problem is you're driving a mercedes

I'm pretty sure that on our pickups it doesn't need to turn on any circuits, the power is supplied regardless since there is a ground. Is it a 4 or 7 pin connector?
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Wouldn't it just be 3 wire rear lights? Brake/turn, tail and ground?
Yes, that is all that is needed.

The LEDs only draw a couple of watts which wouldn't activate the trailer light circuits on my Mercedes.
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Originally Posted by XtraLargeTall

Well you're first problem is you're driving a mercedes

I'm pretty sure that on our pickups it doesn't need to turn on any circuits, the power is supplied regardless since there is a ground. Is it a 4 or 7 pin connector?
I used to drive a Mercedes is the correct statement. I have a Ford now. Actually, the diesel ML was a pretty good tow vehicle if you limit it to boats and cars.
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