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26-07-2010, 07:40 AM
B5.5 Towbar Electrics
Hi I've searched for some topics on this but can't find much info.

Does anyone know the correct way to wire the electrics for a towbar on a passat. I would like to do this properly but not sure if I need bypass replays etc.

If someone could post a link or a guid with diagrams I'd appreciate it.

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21-02-2011, 01:47 PM
have a look at PFjones website.
They have some diagrams on their website.
They also have an online chat. They m ight be able to help.

02-03-2011, 11:43 AM

The best possible way to install electrics is to install the vehicle specific dedicated electrics which simply plug into the loom on the car, alternativley to keep the price down i would also recommend the single/twin or 13 pin electrics with a bypass relay, you wire the towing socket into the bypass relay then crimp/solder the wires from the bypass relay into the wiring at the rear lights, You will also have to supply the bypass relay with a fused permanent 12v live feed which can either be run from a cigarette lighter or a permanent live feed in the boot area or alternativley from the fuse box at the front of the car or the battery, we can also supply a data sheet with the colours specific to the vehicle to make this easier to identify the correct wires Thanks Dale