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Mk7 RWD MWB Transit TowBar

Postby M4CKK » Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:47 am

Are these easy to fit and wire up?

Any problems I could be made aware about?

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Re: Mk7 RWD MWB Transit TowBar

Postby Noctule » Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:07 pm

Fitting the towbar itself is quite easy.

You'll need a bypass relay to wire up the socket, this takes the load off the relatively small van wiring. Power for this needs to be taken from the customer connection point on the back of the drivers seat. Use 25a cable to reduce voltage drop. The cable to the 12N socket goes through the bottom of the back pillar, there is a rubber bung in there that will need a hole putting in it for the cable to pass through.

There will be a connection point on the bypass relay to run a buzzer or LED repeater in the cab for the indicator telltale.

Solder any connections to the lights loom if you can.
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Re: Mk7 RWD MWB Transit TowBar

Postby M4CKK » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:33 pm

Noctule wrote:Fitting the towbar itself is quite easy.

You'll need a bypass relay to wire up the socket, this takes the load off the relatively small van wiring. Power for this needs to be taken from the customer connection point on the back of the drivers seat. Use 25a cable to reduce voltage drop. The cable to the 12N socket goes through the bottom of the back pillar, there is a rubber bung in there that will need a hole putting in it for the cable to pass through.

There will be a connection point on the bypass relay to run a buzzer or LED repeater in the cab for the indicator telltale.

Solder any connections to the lights loom if you can.
Excellent mate.... Many thanks

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Re: Mk7 RWD MWB Transit TowBar

Postby M4CKK » Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:56 am

Could you explain why I need a bypass wiring kit?

Could I just wire the 7 wires into the rear lighting circuits?

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