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Old 10-05-2015, 04:29 PM   #1
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Smart Car toad wiring

Good Afternoon
I recently got a 2013 smart car cabriolet and just got the Blue Ox baseplate on it.
Wiring tail lights next. I pulled the tail light assembly out and found an empty socket. Was told on another forum it is used in Europe for the required orange signal light. I was wondering if anyone has used this and put in a universal socket and wired it directly to the motorhome plug. It would save me the $$ putting in diodes. Seems like an easy clean way to put in the toad lights. The light circuit board is easy to see and I think I can disconnect the empty light and the ground and put it on the universal socket.
Does anyone think I would have a problem with the smart car if I did the lights that way?
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Pam
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Old 10-05-2015, 04:58 PM   #2
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I know a few who have done it this way. It is really a great way to do it. Cheap and easy. I have also done it this way on other vehicles. To heck with the diodes. Just do a nice neat job and put a plug on the front.

We tow a smart car but for a few reasons outside of the scope of this conversation we tow on a trailer. We have a few smart car freinds who tow down thous and they have just added a spare bulb. For whatever reason the one fellow couldn't get the LED type bulb to work as I don't think it pulled enough current for the flasher to work.

Good luck. Please let us know how it goes.

Happy trails.
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