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Here's the short story: Fitted New Tow 13-Pin Plug & Socket - now nothing works on the caravan. Exterior lights I mean. That's it really, I triple-checked every wire is in the correct place on both sides. All worked fine with the old plug and socket. (But the body of the plug was broken and so there was no body and no safety catch to keep it in place). Long story: Existing plug body broke, so I removed it. All working fine, but didn't look pretty and no catch to keep it in the socket, although it never fell out. Bought a plug here in Spain a while ago, spent an hour swapping it over, plugged it in and. ...nothing worked without wiggling the plug. Turned out the pins of the new plug were smaller in diameter than the old, so hardly any contact in the socket holes. Spent an hour reverting to the old broken plug so i could drive legally. Grrr. Thinking the pins on Spanish plugs were smaller, I ordered a matched socket and plug from eBay UK and brought it with me on this trip to the coast to fit (while tanning at the same time ) After a couple of hours both plug and socket were swapped over. Heart sank when i saw that now nothings works - no indicators nor sidelights etc on the caravan. Before I start messing around with my multimeter, any suggestions? No panic (yet) as I am here for a couple of weeks before needing to hit the road again. Also why are there two diameters of plug pin? My tow bar was fitted in 2010, the caravan is a 2000 model, did they change the design since 2010? Why? And why was I not told!