Re: Towbar electrics
When I was fitting the LED tail lights today, I had to remove the plastic trim at the rear to get to the wiring harness of the tail lights.
When I removed the trim from both sides I saw 2 wiring harnesses (on each side) attached in there and not being used.
Upon further investigation it turns out that these wiring harnesses are meant for the towbar plugs to connect directly to them!
In most cases where I have seen a factory towbar getting fitted by the dealer, I have seen them tap into the main wiring loom in the floor area, which can only suggest they either don't know about the existence of the towbar wiring harness behind the plastic trim OR they're too lazy to wire it up correctly.
If you ever get a factory towbar, I suggest you use these connections.
Something else of interest caught my attention while I had the rear trim removed
Did you know we had clear PVC type hoses running on each side at the back of the exy and feeding into the lower portion of the rear fender?
At first I thought these must be some fuel lines or something, but then when I saw their size was about the size of the garden hose and clear, I followed them and they actually start from the roof rail area and used to drain any excess water down and out of the car
Wow! The things they can hide behind the trim LOL
Last edited by jalalski, 22/Jul/2006, 12:17 am
21/Jul/2006, 11:01 pm