Wiring in a tow bar

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Wiring in a tow bar

Post by FarmerPug » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:45 pm

I am trying to wire in a towbar into a 2003 estate. Can i wire directly into the lights or do i need to use any fuses oe modules?

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Re: Wiring in a tow bar

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:44 pm

The car I removed mine from was professionally fitted & that was scotch locked into the lighting circuit .
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: )
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Re: Wiring in a tow bar

Post by Doggy » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:28 am

To keep it legal you need a light or audible sounder to confirm the trailer indicators are working.

Easiest route is am aftermarket buzzer like this, (just the first one I found at random) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-To ... 0826212148
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Re: Wiring in a tow bar

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:21 pm

That all came from the car I removed it from.

Farmer have you bought a new kit or a second hand one?

If you've boughta new kit everything you need sould be there.
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: )
1999 3.0 V6 SE coupe in Diablo Red ( my baby )
2006 206 1.4 16v sport in Aegean blue ( wife's shopping trolley :roll: )

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Re: Wiring in a tow bar

Post by puggy1 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:40 pm

dirtydirtydiesel wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:44 pm
The car I removed mine from was professionally fitted & that was scotch locked into the lighting circuit .
Professionally fitted using scotchlocks not very professionally I always solder the joints

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Re: Wiring in a tow bar

Post by FarmerPug » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:20 pm

dirtydirtydiesel wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:21 pm
That all came from the car I removed it from.

Farmer have you bought a new kit or a second hand one?

If you've boughta new kit everything you need sould be there.
I bought a V6 estate with a factory fitted tow bar but looking at thw factory wiring it looks a tad hard to replicate. My motorfactors sold me A smart relay box. Seems to Beep If a trailer is attached, it needs a permanent positive

Anyone used BH15A from the left hand light cluster? It seems to not be used and looking at SEDRE diagrams it doesnt go through the bsi

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Re: Wiring in a tow bar

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:24 pm

Just checked through my old posts,
It's terminal 4 on the near side, pop a 20amp fuse into holder 15

As I said mine was removed from another car which it had been fitted to by the after market company Towsure.
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: )
1999 3.0 V6 SE coupe in Diablo Red ( my baby )
2006 206 1.4 16v sport in Aegean blue ( wife's shopping trolley :roll: )

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