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Taillight Converters

Having working taillights and turn signals on your trailer is a must-have for safe towing. It’s also the law that cars behind you are able to know when you are braking, changing lanes or making turns. In Virginia, trailers must be equipped with at least one red brake light on the rear of the vehicle that is visible from a distance of 500 feet.

Most modern vehicles have a 3-wire or separate lighting system. These types of systems will have separate circuits for turn signals and brake lights. Trailers use a 2-wire or combined system meaning the same circuit is used for both the turn signals and brake lights.

If your towing vehicle is not equipped with a wiring connection or plug-in socket for your trailer, a taillight converter will be needed as a splice-in alternative. The taillight convert is an electrical component that converts the 3-wire electrical system of your towing vehicle into a standard 2-wire trailer wiring. In other words, it takes the separate signals coming from the towing vehicle and combines them so the lights on the trailer will operate properly.

Our electrical team at Southside Hitch can install taillight converters on any make or model of vehicle. We carry many different types of electrical components and wiring systems from trusted brands like Curt and Reese.

If you are in need of a taillight converter installation, call Southside Hitch at 804-378-1992 to schedule an appointment today. Our professional team will be glad to serve you. We can also handle all of your electrical wiring repair and replacement needs too.

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