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    superb towing electrics



    hi all, does anyone know if there is a plug in kit for 7 pin towing socket, or is it hard wired?

    cheers rodders
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    The OE aftermarket kit is very involved, it is run right through to the front of the car and is incorporated into the central electrics and the CAN BUS system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post
    The OE aftermarket kit is very involved, it is run right through to the front of the car and is incorporated into the central electrics and the CAN BUS system.
    i did see that system for sale,
    just wondered if there was a plug in the boot.
    hey hey back to the wires then,
    thanks for your reply

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    Unfortunately you can't just splice in like int ye olde days, the body computer picks this extra load up as an error and the dash lights up like a Christmas 🎄......

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    With proper dedicated and coded wiring, the trailer or caravan becomes part of the system. It will display the extra item in the radio screen when reversing, the alarm protects the towed vehicle, failed bulbs are indicated, the braking system is compensated, and the reverse sensors disabled when you reverse your van or trailer. If you just scotchlock you will get none of this but plenty of warning lights
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    towing electrics

    looks like a fitting then, should have stuck my old xtrail tow car, simple things.
    all this computer gubbins on modern cars.
    can you get electrics fitted anywhere?

    thanks anyway for your help

    another question, can i still do my own oil changes?

    cheers rodders
    14 plate, greenline3, silver beige, 1.6 cr tdi, manual

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    This link might give you some idea of how much work there is with a Yeti, which will not be a lot different to your car.

    http://www.philtaylortowbars.co.uk/s...ure/4577253717
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