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Old 12-02-2001, 12:00 AM
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Default Correct placement of Trailer running Lights

Hey all, I am getting a car trailer cleaned up and I need to put new running lights on it. I know they come in red and yellow, but I was wondering, is there a specific placement that they should be put? ie red on drivers side, yellow on passengers side, or red in front of axles and yellow behind axles.
I figured since alot of you guys trailer you jeep to the big trails, you may know.
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mine has yellow on the sides the two tail/brakelights and then three red running lights in between the taillight on the very back of the trailer

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Old 12-02-2001, 11:35 AM
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Yellow lights on the front corners and red on the rear. Go look at a new car trailer if you're not sure where to put the lights.

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Old 12-02-2001, 11:56 AM
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laws are sometimes different from state to state...you might want to look at DOT laws in your state....the only thing I do know is in washington when you haul your mother in law on your car trailer and her fat butt hangs off both sides more than one foot...you need to get out the old hand stapler and staple a oversize load sign to her butt....she never did like that part.....oh how I love that woman..

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Old 12-02-2001, 09:46 PM
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Yellow marker lights go towards the front of the trailer, usually in front of the axle. They indicate the front of the trailer to crossing traffic. They should be on the flat side of the trailer's outer edge, not on the trailer tongue or the frame angle to the coupler. The red marker lights are on the rear of the trailer usually incorporated into the tail/stop/marker light unit. If the trailer is long enough a separate red marker light is used. There is usually only one red marker light per side, but there can be numerous yellow ones in front of it.
Marker lights are wired into the tail light sircuit. I like to add an additional yellow marker light to the front of the trailer wired into the directional signals. The 3 red light bar referred to above is needed if the trailer is over 80 " wide to indicate a wider load. Hummers have these 3 red lights due to their width, too.
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Old 12-02-2001, 09:47 PM
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Yellow marker lights go towards the front of the trailer, usually in front of the axle. They indicate the front of the trailer to crossing traffic. They should be on the flat side of the trailer's outer edge, not on the trailer tongue or the frame angle to the coupler. The red marker lights are on the rear of the trailer usually incorporated into the tail/stop/marker light unit. If the trailer is long enough a separate red marker light is used. There is usually only one red marker light per side, but there can be numerous yellow ones in front of it.
Marker lights are wired into the tail light sircuit. I like to add an additional yellow marker light to the front of the trailer wired into the directional signals. The 3 red light bar referred to above is needed if the trailer is over 80 " wide to indicate a wider trailer.. Hummers have these 3 red lights due to their width, too.
hope this helps
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Default Re: Correct placement of Trailer running Lights

Perhaps this will help:


FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard) #108 Specifications for Location
and Visibility of all Side and Rear Lights and Reflectors ...





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