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#1 by WeeTim , Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:16 pm

Hi all am going to fit a new socket for my towbar and was wondering on instructions using scotch blocks and also colour coding for the wires


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#2 by 123hotchef , Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:37 pm

dont use scotch locks is my instructions


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RE: Towbar electrics

#3 by WeeTim , Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:39 pm

I don't have solder lol


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#4 by 123hotchef , Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:41 pm

buy some! wires will all ready be there if u have a socket anyway what is wrong with re-using it


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#5 by rxbren , Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:19 pm

If the socket is there you don't need any fixings or solder just replace the plug?



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#6 by rxbren , Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:19 pm

If the socket is there you don't need any fixings or solder just replace the plug?



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#7 by 123hotchef , Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:22 pm

he might have twin sockets yes rxbren


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RE: Towbar electrics

#8 by WeeTim , Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:27 pm

The socket was there but not wired into the wiring just cable tied behind towbar


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#9 by Mallinman , Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:36 pm

Just crimp them in and waterproof tape properly. And the wiring diagrams are not all true. The chinks must just use wat wire they have as non of mine corresponded to the drawings.


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RE: Towbar electrics

#10 by krutly , Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:37 pm

there should be a socket thingy as part of the rear loom on the chassis up near the drivers side rear wheel that you can plug the tow bar electrics into ........ presuming you can get the right plug for it


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RE: Towbar electrics

#11 by rxbren , Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:10 pm

Do you have a circuit tester?

If not either:

Take out the interior roof light and hook up two wires to it attach one to an earth and use the other end as your tester

Or pull the rear lights out you can just follow lives from the bulbs to the connector and just splice in there either scotchlock or cut and crimp



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#12 by Jon Grimsby , Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:33 pm

As above, if the wiring is there then you do not need sweaty sock blocks, there bloody horrible things anyway, hopefully this should be what you are looking for.

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RE: Towbar electrics

#13 by WeeTim , Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:44 pm

Quote: krutly wrote in post #10
there should be a socket thingy as part of the rear loom on the chassis up near the drivers side rear wheel that you can plug the tow bar electrics into ........ presuming you can get the right plug for it



Is that from a classic ? Have you a picture or wire colour legend for when I splice into them?


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#14 by WeeTim , Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:54 pm

Ok all connected in and working now thanks for your help will put a guide up on colour codes for future reference


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#15 by Jon Grimsby , Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:27 pm

Quote: WeeTim wrote in post #14
Ok all connected in and working now thanks for your help will put a guide up on colour codes for future reference


Wasn't the one I put up correct



 
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#16 by WeeTim , Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:37 pm

Quote: Jon Grimsby wrote in post #15
Quote: WeeTim wrote in post #14
Ok all connected in and working now thanks for your help will put a guide up on colour codes for future reference


Wasn't the one I put up correct



That was for just the socket there was no colours for the vehicle wiring


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#17 by AD , Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:22 pm

Quote: WeeTim wrote in post #13
Quote: krutly wrote in post #10
there should be a socket thingy as part of the rear loom on the chassis up near the drivers side rear wheel that you can plug the tow bar electrics into ........ presuming you can get the right plug for it



Is that from a classic ? Have you a picture or wire colour legend for when I splice into them?

@Krutly what plug is needed


 
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#18 by krutly , Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:34 pm

I'll have a look through some olds pics and see if I can find it


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RE: Towbar electrics

#19 by ronniecabers , Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:54 pm

Holy thread ressurrection Batman!


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#20 by paulw , Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:06 pm

fingers crossed it doesn't include silicon haahaa


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#21 by ronniecabers , Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:07 pm

Nah , silicone and electrics don't mix!


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#22 by paulw , Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:08 pm

found that out !!!!


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RE: Towbar electrics

#23 by Tek76 , Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:16 pm

Oh FFS, trying to remember someone told me about a gel you can pump in to seal the contacts with.. Mine were hooked with electrical tape/chocblock connectors... I redid with Waterproof connectors
I also moved the 7pin to the back next to the reg plate


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#24 by ronniecabers , Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:21 pm


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#25 by Tek76 , Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:38 pm

Dat da one.


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