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    After a bit of help. want to fit a Towbar to my Veccy estate, Now I can do both fitting the bar and the electrics no problemo as I'm an auto electrician. Although to be fair I've only ever fitted one towbar before, on my Dads Xantia! Anyway, I keep seeing and being told that I need bypass modules etc etc. Does it make a dfference if I have twin electrics? Is there anything I need, other than a load of 7 core

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    for the 12n side of the wiring you need the relay and loom that plugs straight into the rear fusebox .get it from vx about £40 its all plug and play no hassle
    12s don,t know whats required
    hope this helps

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    Sorted, that should make the job easier

    Thanks!!

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    no problem m8

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    Am I right in thinking though I can just wire this up to the individual wire without causing problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLovinH View Post
    Am I right in thinking though I can just wire this up to the individual wire without causing problems?
    You will have to use a bypass relay for the 12n-DO NOT WIRE STRAIGHT TO THE LIGHTS WITHOUT GOING THROUGH A RELAY12s i always use a ryder switching relay wich only needs a 12v feed which you can get in the boot all availabe from towsure.HTH.

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    You cant wire straight from the original wiring because theres a dual voltage at the rear lamps,tail-lights are only 4-5 volts iirc so it wont work your caravan/trailer lights

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    That can't be right can it? or you would need different voltage bulbs. Wiring it into the existing loom mainly affects the bulb failure circuits doesn't it? Having said that, it would only affect it when connected - depends how much you tow I guess. I did it that way in a previous car but only towed infrequently for trips to the tip etc so didn't mind having the bulb failure on all the time.

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    Pretty sure mine doesn't have a bulb failure system on though. Not sure about the voltages though, as surely they'd have to use different types of bulbs, as there wouldn't be enough juice to illuminate them properly. Ah well still looks more hassle than it's worth, wait for a call back from the stealers to see how much the loom is!!

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    most of the bulbs i think all the bulbs are 21 watts and the car controlls the voltage to them this is so eg: if a brake ligh bulb goes the car will send more volts to the side light bulb so u always have a brake light or fog,i no it does it on bmw's etc i asume it applys to vx's. i did a signum towbar and fitted a 7 way bypass relay and a split charging relay all from towquipe

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