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    can anyone help me a friend of mine has a vec 150 and when he tow's his caravan his engine management light keeps coming on any idea......????

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    Sounds like a fault in the wiring either to the towbar or on the caravan,can he get the use of a trailer or another caravan that he could hook upto and that would tell him if the faults on the car or caravan

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    i would agree, the witing for the towbar is a nightmare, having done mine myself and blowing a few control boxes, it can make the car do funny things if its not done 100%.

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    i was out with my caravan a couple of weekends back and i had the spanner light on switched off engine and re-started everything was ok, i blamed the caterman box but cant be to sure

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    i've towed a few times with caterman box and never had a problem but you never know,only thing i find with towing with the box on is the torque steer and wheelspin coming off roundabouts

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    best get the codes read, cant see why the eml would come on because of an electrical fault with tow bar. i would suggest it could be the weight of the caravan amplifying an already present fault within the engine management system.(boost pressure, or something along that line)

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