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What am saying Rich is that there is 2 wiring harnesses on each side of the car behind the trim for the factory towbar harness to connect to.

As you may already know the factory towbar comes with the electrical plug and a long wire, at the end of which there are 4 wiring looms/harnesses. These harnesses are usually not used by the dealer and they tap into the main wiring loom in the floor area to get power..etc.

Instead of doing that that towbar wire with these 4 harnesses can be distributed and connected to the 4 connection behind the plastic trim. Which is what they're meant for anyway.

I hope it's clear emoticon I can take photos of these harnesses/connections next time am at the wreckers.

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quote:

jalalski wrote:

I can take photos of these harnesses/connections next time am at the wreckers.



As I'm considering adding a tow bar, these pics would be helpful (at least to me).

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Guys,

Just found a pic on our forum that shows the hidden towbar factory harnesses which can and should be used to connect the towbar electrics without the need to splice the main wiring loom. There are 2 of these wiring harnesses on each side of the car.

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While we're on the subject of towbar electrics, can someone give me an idea of where to pick up power from to use for auxillary power to the socket.

Do I need to go back to the battery, or could I get it from down the back somewhere ?

I had a genuine towbar fitted by a dealer and they didn't hook up the aux power.

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Maybe the rear 12V outlet ?

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Yeah that's what I had in mind Kev, but I wondered wether there was a need to have relays and fuses and all sorts of gizmos in the system somewhere.
Yep, I aint no ortolectishen.



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Really depends on how much power you need Lance.
The rear power socket shares a 15A fuse with the front power socket in the driver's pocket so if this is enough then you should not need any other fuse.
Remember though, this is only live when the ignition switch is ON or in ACC.
If you want more power than that or if you want the power active when the ignition is OFF, then you will have to run another circuit from the battery, fused of course.

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Probably just as easy to run a couple of wires from the battery I guess.
I'll have a dig about in the garage and find one of the fuse boxes I know is out there somewhere.


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Hi Lance,

Since the discussion has now been shifted from the towbar to the rear power outlet, I think THIS thread will be of interest to you.



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I have seen that thread J, and like so much of this site it leads to more questions.

I think I will set up permanent power via the towbar socket but the 'portable power packs' are a good thought for a multitude of uses. How reliable are they ?

I'm goona start a thread for them I think.

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