Go! Drive and Camp Camp Guide - - Do It Yourself -

Apart from spare bulbs, split pins, wheel bear­ings and fuses, it’s wise to take an ex­tra elec­tri­cal plug with you on hol­i­day, since th­ese plugs do break.

If you’re lucky, it’s only the cover, but some­times, you need to re­place the whole thing. The slit is at 4 , while 1 is al­ways at

the top. The con­tact points at the back of the plug are also num­bered this way. Un­for­tu­nately, not all 7-wire ca­bles are the same. The colours might dif­fer. Here is a gen­eral guide­line.

1 yel­low for left in­di­ca­tor

2 blue for power to fridge or to charge bat­tery from ve­hi­cle

3 white (some­times pink) for earth

4 green (some­times pur­ple) for right tail­light

5 brown for tail­lights (in older car­a­vans, the tail­light on the right*)

6 red (or orange) for brakes

7 black for tail­lights * In older car­a­vans 4 and 7 are usu­ally bridged and 7 is then used for the other tail­light.

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