Most newer European vehicles require a 13 pin socket adaptor when they are towing New Zealand trailers; Megatyre can supply these adaptors for $69.95 plus $5.00 postage, packaging and handling if required. This is usually a simple task but there are some instances where a trailers LED lights are incompatible with the vehicles electronic towbar wiring interface causing the trailers lights to flash constantly and occasionally fault codes too.
In our experience, afflicted vehicles include some BMW X5’s, Porsche Cayennes, VW Touaregs, VW Crafter Vans and VW Passats; but it is important to note only some of these vehicles are affected. Other brands and models can be affected too. This problem can arise with both Original Equipment and high quality aftermarket electronic towbar wiring installations.
We recommend all trailers are first hooked up to the vehicle with a standard 13 pin socket adaptor, in most instance this will operate satisfactorily. For installations where constantly flashing park lights are encountered, we can supply our special 13 pin socket to 7 pin flat plug LED interface adaptor for $209.95 inc gst, plus $5.00 postage, packaging and handling if required.
Our LED interfaces are waterproof, 12 volt compatible only and have a maximum output of 5 amps per channel. They will operate with standard incandescent bulbs though there are no benefits in doing so.