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Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:47 pm 
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I've fitted a towbar to my ED and now I'm looking for the wiring/plug. There is a plug which I presume to be for the towbar wiring near the wiring for the right tail light.....Would this be where the towbar wiring plugs into?
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Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:07 pm 
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yeah that was where mine is (AU3 falcon tho)

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:27 pm 
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Thats the one.
Makes it easy doesnt it
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Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:54 pm 
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It does indeed.....Now all I need to do is buy the trailer wiring and the trailer connector plug.
Anyone got one for sale?

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:11 pm 
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well - I noticed Pick'n'payless here in blacktown had a couple.

You could always just cut the wiring and do it using a new connector : I just picked up a narva 8-way connector from Repco.

Yeah I would love to have used the factory wiring, however mine had corrosion in the connectors, and the *previous* installer used quick-crimps (ARGH!)

Be carefull - one of the wires going to that connector is The Reverse Wire. It goes to the Aux Brake wire in the 7 pin connector. If you are towing a trailer with Electric Brakes then whenever you put the car in Reverse the electric trailer brakes will apply and hold. Makes reversing *difficult*

I got around that in the last car by simply removing that pin from the connector and taping it up.

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Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:42 pm 
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Nigel wrote:
Be carefull - one of the wires going to that connector is The Reverse Wire. It goes to the Aux Brake wire in the 7 pin connector. If you are towing a trailer with Electric Brakes then whenever you put the car in Reverse the electric trailer brakes will apply and hold. Makes reversing *difficult*


Cheers for the info Nigel. The aux brake wire, What colour is it? It wouldn't happen to be white with a red trace would it?

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:32 pm 
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Your looking at Blue in the Trailer connector (pin 5 on a flat 7 plug).

I dont know what colour it is in the connector in the car - but its the same as the one going to the reverse light in the boot

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Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:00 pm 
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I found a wiring diagram on the Narva website so that will help me so I don't stuff things up, lol.

http://www.narva.com.au/Trailer_1.html

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:34 am 
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Hey just a suggestion but how about just drop by a wreckers and knock one one off, saves crimping and s**t, thats where I'm planning to get mine, but don't make the mistake of taking something off and expecting it to be there still, hehe. Atleast the towbar only cost me 20.

 

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