The addition of a tow bar to a car not only adds value to the vehicle but also allows it to pull trailers which in turn makes the vehicle a lot more versatile because it can now carry heavy loads. However, like everything else over time the tow bar electrics can become corroded, and this will cause the tail lights and indicators on the trailer behind the vehicle to malfunction. The trailer has a lights plug that plugs into a housing next to the tow bar on the car, allowing electricity to pass from the vehicle to the trailer. When it becomes evident that the brake lights or indicators on the trailer are not working, it is probably the right time to purchase new tow bar electric parts.
The law states that a trailer needs to have visible blinking and turning signals. If the component is damaged, a new part can be purchased online and fitted. The trailer harness will plug into the new towbar electrical point, and the lights will then work on the trailer. However, if it still does not work, then it’s a good idea to visit a professional mechanic who will then examine the trailer’s electrical system.
At car-parts.ie we sell the best quality towbar electrics by leading brands such as HJS, Vaico, and Hella. So, you can always be assured of buying a replacement electrical part which will last you a long time.