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    Hi chums,

    As Tetanus is in the garage I thought I'd run some new wires front and back as when I put the fuse box in a did the brake lights as indicators thing and now would like to fit amber lights and hazards etc.
    Now the question, I was thinking of using 13 core trailer lead for the looms front and rear to keep it neat.
    I think I need 6 wires going forward;
    RH indicator
    LH indicator
    Sidelights
    Dipped
    Full
    Fan feed.
    And 7 Rear;
    RH indicator
    LH indicator
    Tail/number plate
    Stop
    Fog
    Reverse
    Fuel pump.

    Have I missed anything out?
    Using the 13core would leave me a few spare wires in case I need to add anything.

    Cheers.

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    Better to use proper thin high load wires unless the 13 core trailer wire is the new generation thin cable?
    Always have a couple of extra circuits if possible.

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    I'd also price everything up first before ordering it. I decided to completely rewire my Ranchero myself, BUT if I priced up all I've spent on wire and consumables it would have been easier to have bought a complete kit off someone like Steve Lang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackpopracing View Post
    Better to use proper thin high load wires unless the 13 core trailer wire is the new generation thin cable?
    Always have a couple of extra circuits if possible.
    Cheers,
    I'll have an ask, the cable is the stuff they use on high end modern caravans, so might be the new stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Impala View Post
    I'd also price everything up first before ordering it. I decided to completely rewire my Ranchero myself, BUT if I priced up all I've spent on wire and consumables it would have been easier to have bought a complete kit off someone like Steve Lang.
    A good call, but I fitted a new loom kit about 5 years ago so all the relays etc are all good. So it's just wire, clips, connecters and the lights themselves to buy.
    As you say, at the time I did it it was much cheaper to get the pop browns kit than buy it piecemeal.

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    I don't think trailer wire will be thick enough for headlights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvs View Post
    I don't think trailer wire will be thick enough for headlights.
    Cheers,
    I'll admit I'm thinking the fan may be a step too far, but hadn't thought about the headlights, with 13core I could use one wire for each light, maybe?

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    Modern wire can carry higher current and be half the size (if you get the right ones) - important when trying to fit it in conduit etc.
    Use a 30A relay for the fan.

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