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    Default Trailer lights - New Maxxima Hybrids

    I had the Maxxima 60-LED oval S/T/T grommet-mounted lights (four) at the back of the trailer. I put them in around 2006 and they started to crack recently and one of them had a whole row of LEDs out (three rows of 20 each). I really liked the look of a BUNCH of the smaller LEDs as opposed to the once with only a few large LEDs. But these new ones only come in the latter setup.

    M85615R:*Hybrid Series LED Oval Stop/Tail/Rear Turn and Backup Light

    Anyway, since I had backup signal wired TO the trailer anyway (for the brake lock-out solenoid for backing up) - I figured WHY NOT just extend that wire to the back and have backup lights as well? Crowded launch ramps and my trailer being 35' long - it would be safer AND when I do back around at night, there will be more light back there.

    So, here's the installation. The old units were just grommet-mounted and these new ones actually mount with a screw hole on each end. They are high-quality with stainless inserts to avoid loading the plastic too much. So, I mocked them up into position with zip-ties. Then I center-punched the holes to start drilling. I tapped the holes for 10-32 screws. Got some stainless allen-head machine screws, put some blue locktite on them, and attached them right up.

    You'll notice from the pictures that the OLD wiring had several squash-taps in line. Having red paint all over them, it's obvious this was done at the factory when it was born. So, I cleaned all of that up and used heat-shrink butt-connectors to blend all of the wires together and make them water-tight.





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    Beer:30 those lights are awesome, thanks for the info/idea.

    I just bought a boat from all of your guys suggestions, the boat mostly needs some lovin but the trailer needs some TLC. those lights are now on the list.

    PS. I'll be posting pics probably early next week of my new addition in the Outboard section.

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