Many caravans built after 2008 have the new 13 pin connector for the electrical connections to the car. Whilst coupling up the 13pin plug to the connector takes a bit of getting used to as it requires a twist connection it does offer a few advantages.
- The connection is secure and the lead is unlikely to fall out
- single socket connection which is less intrusive than the 2 socket system
|Pin||Colour||What it does|
|2||Blue||Rear fog light|
|5||Brown||Right Tail Light|
|7||Black||Left Tail Light|
|9||Orange||+ve from battery|
|10||Grey||Fridge - only active when the engine is running|
|11||White / Black||Earth for the fridge (pin 10)|
|12||not used||Not used at present|
|13||White / Red||-ve from battery (pin 9)|
When connecting up a new socket or plug ensure that the wires are in good condition. Often, over time, moisture will get in the plugs and sockets and cause corrosion on the wires. These can cause poor connections resulting in the connected devices not working at all or not how you would expect.
The new 13pin connections are a little tricky to connect. Our video shows you how to do this