Notices
 

  

User Tag List

Thread: Audi A6 MY17 Tow Bar Retrofit

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 31
  1. Audi A6 MY17 Tow Bar Retrofit 
    #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Ashford
    Posts
    70
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    6 Post(s)
    Hi,

    I have retrofitted a genuine factory towbar and dedicated wiring kit to my MY17 A6 BE 2.0 TDI Quattro.

    The parts were bought from my local Audi Main Dealer and I was reasonably confident because this is something that I have done to both my B6 Passat and my dads VW Golf.

    However, the A6 has a lever in the boot to operate the swivel towbar mechanism and a status light on the bracket that shows whether the ball is locked into place.

    The problem is I cant get the status light on the bracket to work at all.

    I have tested all the lights with a trailer board and the trailer board is functioning properly and I have also tested the parking sensors and they are correctly disabled when I attach the trailer light board and I even get a picture of a trailer on the MMI display. So on the whole everything is working as it should.

    I just cant get the status light on the handle in the boot to work though. I am sure there was an option in the coding somewhere to tell the car it had a lever mechanical swivel towbar when I looked in the past, but I cant for the life of me find it now?....

    I have a feeling I'm missing some coding in the central electrics module but because the car is new there are no label files for the module yet.

    Any thoughts?
    Last edited by dtwort; 17-04-2017 at 08:52 AM.
     
    0 0 0
     

  2. Re: Audi A6 MY17 Tow Bar Retrofit 
    #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Ashford
    Posts
    70
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    6 Post(s)



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    0 0 0
     

  3. Re: Audi A6 MY17 Tow Bar Retrofit 
    #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Ashford
    Posts
    70
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    6 Post(s)



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    0 0 0
     

  4. Re: Audi A6 MY17 Tow Bar Retrofit 
    #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Ashford
    Posts
    70
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    6 Post(s)



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    0 1 0
     

  5. Audi A6 MY17 Tow Bar Retrofit 
    #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Ashford
    Posts
    70
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    6 Post(s)
    I've added a couple of photos too just in case anyone was interested. I looked everywhere and couldn't find a post on a face lifted factory towbar install so decided to be the first!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    1 2 0
     

  6. Re: Audi A6 MY17 Tow Bar Retrofit 
    #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Ashford
    Posts
    70
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    6 Post(s)
    Or.... maybe someone that has an original factory tow bar that swivels down with the lever in the boot could perform an auto scan with VCDS and send it to me so I can compare the coding?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    0 0 0
     

  7. Re: Audi A6 MY17 Tow Bar Retrofit 
    #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Merthyr Tydfil
    Posts
    148
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    6 Post(s)
    I can't help you, but kudos for tackling the install!!
     
    0 1 0
     

  8. Re: Audi A6 MY17 Tow Bar Retrofit 
    #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Beds
    Posts
    169
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    30 Post(s)
    This is interesting and I'll follow with interest as I'm just about to tackle this on mine. I've pulled together all the parts and will be starting the install in the next couple of weeks. I'm going for a wiring kit from Wibutec, then the rest genuine Audi parts.

    How easy was removing the back bumper? Have you got the blind spot assist, as I understand the reader units are located somewhere behind the rear bumper, but not sure if they're connected to the bumper or the car.

    Thanks for the pics - feel free to post more if you have them!


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
    1 0 0
     

  9. Re: Audi A6 MY17 Tow Bar Retrofit 
    #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    11
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    1 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dtwort View Post
    Or.... maybe someone that has an original factory tow bar that swivels down with the lever in the boot could perform an auto scan with VCDS and send it to me so I can compare the coding?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 69: Trailer (J345) Labels: Redir Fail!
    Part No SW: 4G8 907 383 HW: 4G8 907 383
    Component: Anhaenger H07 0100
    Revision: 5G001001 Serial number: 00000135482843
    Coding: 0109080000000000
    Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000
    VCID: 71E92F3FA8D965C916-8024
     
    0 1 0
     

  10. Re: Audi A6 MY17 Tow Bar Retrofit 
    #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Ashford
    Posts
    70
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    6 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RobertJB View Post
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 69: Trailer (J345) Labels: Redir Fail!
    Part No SW: 4G8 907 383 HW: 4G8 907 383
    Component: Anhaenger H07 0100
    Revision: 5G001001 Serial number: 00000135482843
    Coding: 0109080000000000
    Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000
    VCID: 71E92F3FA8D965C916-8024
    Hi Robert,

    Thanks for the trailer module coding. I have tried your coding but it didn't make a difference.

    Could you supply either a full auto scan or the sections for the central electrics and convenience modules please.

    Also, could you tell me the year of your car. I suspect based on the trailer module it's a pre facelift model.

    Thanks

    Darren


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    0 0 0
     

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Q7 MY17 Rear camera retrofit
    By Q7NewBee in forum Q7 - 4M Forum - 2016 -
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-07-2016, 11:03 AM
  2. MY17 Q7 Changes
    By Nemo78 in forum Q7 - 4M Forum - 2016 -
    Replies: 54
    Last Post: 08-06-2016, 09:22 AM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 15-05-2016, 01:38 PM
  4. MY17 now on UK Audi configurator
    By srbsq7 in forum Q7 - 4M Forum - 2016 -
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 06-05-2016, 08:37 PM
Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  




  



Disclaimer: VW Audi Forum is an "independant enthusiast website", administered in line with guidelines supplied by VAG in the UK, and is in no way related to any of the Worldwide Volkswagen,Audi,Seat,Skoda,Bentley,Bugatti,Porsche or Lamborghini group of Companies. For official up to date information on any of there vehicles, please visit the official websites. Any comments made throughout this website, are the views of the respective poster, and in no way represent the views of the VW Audi Forum Administration, or the worldwide Volkswagen & Audi Group of companies.


VW Audi Forum do not vet and are not responsible for any information which is posted in this forum. All content is viewed and used by you at your own risk and we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of any of the information.


Copyright: Certain "words", "phrases" and "Images" used on this website by the Administration are "Copyright" of Volkswagen GB, Volkswagen AG (Germany), Audi GB, Audi AG (Germany), Volkswagen Motorsport GB, Volkswagen Motorsport AG (Germany), Audi Motorsport AG (Germany), Volkswagen Racing GB, Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche and Lamborghini. No image can be replicated by anyone WITHOUT the relevant Companies written permission.


All trademarks and copyrights remain property of their respective owners.

No part of the VW Audi Forum website or forum may be reproduced without written permission from the site administration


PLEASE NOTE - PERSONAL ABUSE, ABUSE AGAINST THIS OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE OR ANY COMPANY WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. OFFENDERS WILL BE MODERATED OR EVEN BANNED.


This website and forum are best viewed at a minimum resolution of 1024 by 768.



  



- VW AUDI Forum - The #1 Volkswagen (VW) Group Forum - Volkswagen (VW) - Audi - Seat - Skoda - Bentley - Bugatti - Lamborghini - Porsche - VW Audi Forum -


- www.vwaudiforum.co.uk - www.vwaudiforum.co.uk -