Halfords Ratings and Reviews

Halfords Cycle Carrier Lighting Board Wiring Kit

Use the Halfords Cycle Carrier Lighting Board Wiring Kit with vehicles without lighting sockets.
Average Customer Rating:
3.5 out of 5
3.5
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5
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Rating Snapshot (6 reviews)
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6 of 6(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend 
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Customer Reviews for Halfords Cycle Carrier Lighting Board Wiring Kit
Review 1 for Halfords Cycle Carrier Lighting Board Wiring Kit
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Poor instructions but decent product,
June 08, 2015
By
from Oxford, Oxford, UK
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Pros: everything included
Cons: poor instructions
" With minimal effort Halfords could make installing this a good deal less intimidating by writing some decent instructions aimed at someone who isn't a professional car mechanic. It really isnt that difficult once you've figured out what to do and doesn't require any special tools. The key part of the operation is identifying which of the coloured wires correspond to which light. I used a spare 12v light bulb and a couple of pieces of wire cut from the long red wire supplied with the kit to work this out. You should be able to get to the lighting sockets by removing the rear lighting units. One wire goes in the black connector (on my car anyway), try the other wire in each of the other connectors until the test bulb lights. Obviously you need to have turned an indicator or something on. "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Male
Which Store did you visit? OXFORD (BETWEEN TOWNS RD)
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Review 2 for Halfords Cycle Carrier Lighting Board Wiring Kit
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Don't be put off by the apparent complexity.,
April 08, 2015
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Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: cheap
Cons: not enough snap connectors
" So the garage/tow bar specialists were asking hundreds of pounds to do this - I've done a little DIY on my old campervan so thought I'd give it a try.
Out of the packet the sheer number of different coloured wires was a bit daunting, but it was actually very simple to fit (if a little fiddly at times).
My advice would be to access your rear light cluster with a multi meter and work out (+ write down) which wire does which light- then simply match up each wire from the relay to the correct wire. Took me about an hour once I knew which wire did what.
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Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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0out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Halfords Cycle Carrier Lighting Board Wiring Kit
Overall Rating 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Useful product - but DO NOT try to fit it yourself,
August 07, 2014
By
from Bristol, City of Bristol, UK
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Pros: complete product
Cons: complex to fit
" Yes this is a complete product (although i did need some extra wiring due to the weird lighting wire setup on my Peugeot 207). However, to fit this yourself is an absolute NO unless you REALLY know what you're doing with in-car electronics and wiring. I called on a friend with good knowledge of such things and it took him three hours to work it out and wire it all together. "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
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1out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Halfords Cycle Carrier Lighting Board Wiring Kit
Overall Rating 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Difficult installation,
February 11, 2014
By
from Chesterfield
Quality 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Pros: handy
Cons: difficult installation
" It suggests in the item reviews that " it should be reasonably straight forward to install. Some knowledge is required for a successful completion of this task."
This should be replaced with "do not touch this installation unless you are absolutely sure about the wiring of your car and have GOOD knowledge of wiring components".
I spent 4 hours trying this today and was not successful. The unit was dead and I had no idea why.
I rang a tow bar installer for instructions as the ones provided are abysmal with no pictures to assist and still I was not much further. I will now rely on a vehicle electrician to finish the job.
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Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Which Store did you visit? CHESTERFIELD
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Halfords Cycle Carrier Lighting Board Wiring Kit
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
just the job,
May 20, 2013
By
from west midlands
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
" Have just fitted this kit to my 55 plate BMW X5. it works a dream and was a very easy install.took me about 3 hours in total and the longest part was double checking that I had the correct signal wires to the relay.
Great product and a relatively cheap way to get a fully functioning 7 pin trailer plug for lighting boards.
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Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - With Children
How many cars: 2
Which Store did you visit? STRATFORD UPON AVON
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1out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Halfords Cycle Carrier Lighting Board Wiring Kit
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Essentail for a new lighting board,
May 17, 2010
By
from Leicestershire
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: price
" Bought this as I have also purchased a cycle rack and needed a lighting board.
Everything you need is in this kit. The picture is misleading as the 7 pin plug is pre-wired and the audible relay is a lot better than the picture.
Biggest problem I had was getting to my cars wiring but once I had found them it was straightforward after that. Can easily be done as a DIY project.
Some essential tools you will need are a 12v Circuit tester (so you can identify the correct wire in your car), some insulating tape and a good pair of pliers. I also had to get some extra 5amp wire and connectors but this was because my cars wiring was split down both sides of the car (58 plate Focus) and the existing wires weren't long enough but that was soon sorted.
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Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Male
+25points
26out of 27found this review helpful.