Re: info on how to make trailer flasher lamp work on volvo 850, thanks to all who responed, sorted now.
On Wed, 5 Oct 2005 13:56:53 +0100, "Bonnet Lock" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
>email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> i have just fitted a towbar and 2 sockets, for caravan, is it possible
>> to make the dashboard trailer lamp to flash when caravan conected/
>> would there be a wire in the boot ect.
>> or is it more involved that just conecting a wire. i have fitted a
>> bleeper in the boot and now been told to connect the l/r indicators
>> and tail lamps to the input side of the bulb failure device to stop
>> the lamp coming on when caravan connected.
>> cheers pash
>Assuming that the 850 works in the same way as the slighter later V70, this
>is not right.
>The indicators are not wired via the bulb failure device, so you can tap
>into the cable where it goes to the lighting cluster. You don't need a
>bleeper in the boot - the dashboard lamp is sufficient confirmation that the
>trailer lights are flashing. The flasher unit senses that it's flashing 3
>lamps rather than 2 (plus side repeaters etc.) and causes the dashboard
>trailer lamp to flash.