Towing light socket adaptor

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Towing light socket adaptor

Postby peterg2673 » Mon 26 Jun 2017 5:22 pm

Hi

I'd like to tow a non military trailer with my 1986 ex Army 90 soft top.

I'm keen to keep the vehicle original (apart from the addition of a drop plate and towball which can easily be swapped for the NATO hitch) so don't want to wire in a new lighting socket.

Where can I buy an adapter that connects a military lighting socket to a 7 or 13 pin plug? Failing that just a plug so I can wire up my own adapter?

Thanks

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Re: Towing light socket adaptor

Postby Ralph » Mon 26 Jun 2017 7:15 pm

if you have the matching military plug then just make up a adaptor loom with the usual trailer plug/ssocket from any motor factor,Halfords or your favourite car spares shop.
You might find a military plug on ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Military-Styl ... Sw2gxYqXBn
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Re: Towing light socket adaptor

Postby Purpleflarge » Fri 30 Jun 2017 2:43 am

Hi Peterg2673,

This is the type of plug you need not the 19 pin one Ralph posted to.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ex-Military-N ... Sw03lY62KA
But some one has already made one for sale on ebay.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NATO-12-Pin-T ... Swd~RZR92W
I actually have one of the military plugs that I wired up so I can connect 12N and 12S on one side of the drop hitch and 13 pin euro plug on the other.

I also wired up a switch inside the vehicle so I can run extra ignition controlled electrical circuit to power things like fridges in caravans, using one of the spare convoy light sockets when the switch is on.
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