. At one time you could get the fitting instructions on line as well which help in costing or farming out. My son had one fitted on his 2010 vivaro for £170. The 13-pin system is more reliable and now recommended for caravans, indeed new caravans now come with a 13-pin plug. Can't think of the manufacturer at the minute, will check when he gets in, its a very neat bar!.
Because my bike trailer didn't have reversing lights or a fog, I never bothered to wire the bypass filter into the relevant wires on the rear light clusters. For 12N single electrics you only need a 6-way bypass relay left tail, right tail, left turn, right turn, brake and fog. Mine is a 2007 1. Thanks for all the advice and for the kind offer Norm, I'll let you know. These 'glow plugs' are only available complete with the housing fron Vauxhall.
Have a look at Towsure's website - they supply specific plug-in kits for canbus-wired cars. As Steve said hardly worth doing it yourself for the price. I have to have a bypass filter fitted as my tail and brake lights only run on one wire, unlike most cars that use two. Tech 2 is a bit pricey. Then the paperwork of the vehicle changed to show its fitted with a towing hitch and a fee paid for this service. Never been particularly impressed with Witter; their tow bars always appear to be on show, where many others try their best at disguising them behind the bumper.
. I've had Brink and York in the passed. All wires to the towbar have to go through this bypass filter. A friend in France bought one from there and it was about 400 less that the Skoda item even including the postage. Can you either tell me by deciphering the schematic wiring diagram, or can you scan the page and email me the image? If it's just a luggage trailer or trailer board then the older 12N 7-pin system will work fine.
That may not even be correct! I have fitted them myself in the past, but a lot of outfits appear to be very competitive, so not worth the hassle. Vehicle specific wiring is available only with our professional towbar fitting service, which includes re-coding of the vehicle's electrical systems where necessary. Once you connect the cluster to the connector, you then get the required 12v to the fog light. Approx £70 + Airbag light is probably a fault with the seatbelt pretensioner. My locally supplied and fitted bar is the exact same Westfalia as manufacturer uses but £300 cheaper.
I used a multi meter but could only find one live wire, which seems to be the tail light. Pretty clever stuff till it goes wrong. Sep 17, 2009 I assume that the towbar didn't come with a proper wiring kit as, unfortunately there is not a specific connector for the towbar wiring on the x-type, the proper Vehicle Specific Kit plugs into the rear light. Approx £70 + Airbag light is probably a fault with the seatbelt pretensioner. Vauxhall wiring kit and a tech 2 turn on is the best way to go - their towbars are pricey but i got a wiring kit for £54+vat - pre wired with 12 n socket the 12s was another £40+vat but its wiried direct to the loom with all warnings sorted and i know its not going to compromise or short out after a few years cheers Steve Things not good. Now I have a caravan I need to wire the towbar to have reversing lights and fogs, so I am trying to locate the feed wire to the off side cluster that lights the fog light.
On top of the engine you will find an aluminium housing with four things that look like glow plugs screwed into it. Help have a 2003 trafic drove fine then one day i drove 100 yards and it just. In order to try and find the correct wire, I had disconnected the cluster from the connector, and couldn't find any wire, except the tail light wire, that carried 12v. These 'glow plugs' are only available complete with the housing fron Vauxhall. On top of the engine you will find an aluminium housing with four things that look like glow plugs screwed into it. Are you fitting a single 7-pin socket 12N or a single 13-pin socket? Ed to add, Matt, if you live near the M1 and want one from towsure, I'm around the corner from them Sheffield I can pick it up and drop it off as we go past next Suhday.
You may still need a chargeable trip to your Vauxhall dealer to enable even basic towing electrics using Tech 2. But in any case modern cars use a degree of canbus wiring and the old relay approach may not be suitable. I don't mind crawling underneath and having a go at fitting one myself, and don't mind cutting and soldering a few wires if I have to, or do they come with plug in looms? The other thing I've read is I might have problems with the rear parking sensors , can anyone shed any light on this , think I read some where that they need to be disabled when the trailer is hooked up? Never been particularly impressed with Witter; their tow bars always appear to be on show, where many others try their best at disguising them behind the bumper. Sounds like a faulty cold start assistor. As Steve said hardly worth doing it yourself for the price.