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Indicators with trailer

Post by johng » Sun Jun 11, 2017 15:34

I have just fitted towbar and electrics to my Portuguese Moke. Everything is working fine except the indicators when trailer electrics connected. Without the trailer my indicators work perfectly but when I plug in trailer the indicators flash faster and are very dim. All the indicator lights are working but not correctly.
Anyone got any ideas ? ..... Could the indicator relay need uprating ?

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Re: Indicators with trailer

Post by johng » Sun Jun 11, 2017 16:05

P.S. Just checked Hazard lights and they work correctly on car and trailer

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Re: Indicators with trailer

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sun Jun 11, 2017 17:29

I think John, your flasher relay will be rated for four bulbs (plus any repeaters you have) the trailer ones will make it complain at having to do too much work. I think you'll need to fit an up rated one.
Your hazards use a different flasher unit that can deal with all the bulbs coming on at once........try swapping them and see if the moke & trailer ones work then?
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Re: Indicators with trailer

Post by johng » Sun Jun 11, 2017 20:35

Cheers Nigel. I will give it a try

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Re: Indicators with trailer

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sun Jun 11, 2017 21:11

You can get upgraded ones like below, I'm not sure if it will run a car/trailer combo though, but for six quid or so it's not much of a gamble

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151398996966? ... EBIDX%3AIT
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towbar Portuguese Moke

Post by rien_naalden » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:47

Hello John,

where did you buy the tower for your Portuguese Moke?
I'm looking for one for more then 2 years.......
What brand is it?

Thanks in advance, Rien.

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Re: Indicators with trailer

Post by johng » Mon Jun 12, 2017 19:01

Hi Rien. I purchased it unused from a Club Member in Dorset . The company making them is Watling Engineers based in St. Albans - watling-towbars.co.uk. On their site , go to UK vehicles , down-load Price List and Mokes are listed in Austin/Rover section
I have had to adapt mine as I don't have a standard Portuguese exhaust - But that's another story !

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Re: Indicators with trailer

Post by johng » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:48

Thanks Nigel.
£6 well spent .... relay arrived this morning and works perfectly. I will order another as a spare

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Watling towbar

Post by rien_naalden » Tue Jun 13, 2017 13:33

Hello John,

does it also fit onder the later rear bumper with number plate lighting in the middle?
A photo should be very appreciated.....

Many thanks in advance, kind greetings, Rien.




Hi Rien. I purchased it unused from a Club Member in Dorset . The company making them is Watling Engineers based in St. Albans - watling-towbars.co.uk. On their site , go to UK vehicles , down-load Price List and Mokes are listed in Austin/Rover section
I have had to adapt mine as I don't have a standard Portuguese exhaust - But that's another story !

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Re: Indicators with trailer

Post by johng » Tue Jun 13, 2017 18:49

Hi Rein

The ball hitch has 2 arms extending forward in a " V " shape under the rear bull bar and bolts onto the back of rear subframe through the 2 reinforced holes in subframe then the front is bolted through holes you drill in bodywork. The ball hitch does not obstruct the number plate or light.
As I explained , I had to alter mine so photos are no good for you

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Thanks Watling towbar

Post by rien_naalden » Thu Jul 06, 2017 14:15

Hello John,

thanks, I got a drawing from Watling, and now I can find out if the towbar fits together with the Portuguese bullbar !

Kind greetings, Rien.

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