Some older motors are a dawdle to fit however the newer ones - due to their electronics - need fitting either by a towbar specialist or the motors manufacturer's approved garage. This will control all rear lights with the exception of reversing lights and fog lamps. We are fully conversant with all aspects of towbar wiring and are stockists of Ryder electrical equipment who are market leaders in the field of towing and trailer electrics and have a reputation for quality and durability. The following guide will give you all the information you need to purchase the right towbar for your Mitsubishi. The car will need to be coded to recognise the towbar wiring and work the saftey systems properly after the kit has been installed. If your vehicle is less than 3 years old, or is still within it's manufacturers warranty, you would need vehicle specific wiring to protect that warranty. The basic wiring to the plugs and sockets is fairly straightforward, however the fun starts when you are required to fit audible buzzers, relays and bypass units to cope with the increasingly complicated cars of today.
Despite this you will still find that all other manufacturers lay claim to the quality of their paint coating finish but the true facts are simple. Twin 7-Pin Electrics Kit This is a supplementary connector to be combined with single 7-pin kits that can supply a caravan, horse box or tipper trailer with a switched and permanent twelve-volt power supply. Hope you manage to get it sorted. Cost me £60 pounds for an auto sparky to wire it. Clip the 7-core back to one of the socket screws with a P-clip. This is a legal requirement because bikes on the carrier may obscure the lights on your car. You can use a trailer or cycle carrier that has a 7 pin plug, but you would need an adaptor which is available in our Accessories section.
A 50mm towball is bolted to a two or four-hole plate vehicle dependent that also allows the fitting of a 25mm spacer so that accessories such as a towbar-mounted cycle carrier can be used. Looking at the Plug towards the socket. May 20, 2009 The best solution is to use a Vehicle Specific Wiring Kit, as these cars have complex electronics that do not like being overloaded, Also the car has towing specific safety systems such at Trailer Stability Program which only work if it knows it is towing. Dedicated electrics are designed to work in conjunction with your vehicles electrics and work with the safety features. Not being mechanically minded this does seem a bit extreme for what I thought would be a relatively simple job.
The 13 Pin socket combines the old style twin 7 pin sockets in to one. It's not cheap however, Expect to pay around £200-£250 for the whole job. However, these are unlikely to fit caravans built after September 2008. Twin Electrics Twin Electrics 12S Electrics are fitted in addition to the standard Single 7 Pin Socket if you will be towing a caravan built pre-2008 that has 2 power cables. Our parts and accessories have many advantages over similar products that you may see advertised elsewhere. Mitsubishi Trailer Wiring Diagram Another Diagrams Transit mk6 indicator wiring diagram tangerinepanic 5 pin trailer wiring diagram mitsubishi l200 tow bar mitsubishi car radio stereo audio wiring diagram autoradio connector mitsubishi l200 trailer wiring harness solutions mitsubishi l200 tow bar wiring diagram.
It also contains an extra earth supply and a reverse light facility. Do you folks have to have the little light on your dash that flashes with the trailer signals if you have a trailer signal out, the light won't flash?? Wiring Guides An important but often overlooked aspect of towbar fitting is the wiring required to power trailer lights and caravan internal electrics. . Cycle carriers are available for this type of bar. There is a power connector with three pins on the left and a grey reverse sensor cut out connector also on the left. A 13-Pin upgrade extension kit is also available for customers requiring full function power for fridge etc. If you wire it into the rear light clusters chances are you will burn out the loom.
The newer hitch sets you get off ebay here have plugs already installed so you just unplug your taillights and plug the trailer harness in to your light and your vehicle plug into the trailer harness plug. Looking at the Plug towards the socket. It's not cheap however, Expect to pay around £200-£250 for the whole job. Might be as simple as buying the correct loom. You could always tell them that you,re interested in getting a caravan but dont know if your car can be wired for one. Alternatively, we are willing and able to look at any wiring problem here at our workshops. I assume you have the Mitsubishi fitting kit, then you can fit it yourself but there is a hole that needs drilled into the cab from the rear left of what I remember, everything else is or should have the correct gender plug as these fit all the way to the front for the fuse and relays under where the driver sits, and one to the battery, this was on a 56 plate l200, I did not fit mine as I only used the tow bar for a bike rack or post for hanging deer on using it for a gambrel on steve Very bad advice given on here.
Towbars are no exception to this our parts come with a 3-year warranty when fitted to a new vehicle. May 08, 2009 Colour Terminal Purpose Looking at the Socket towards the plug. When purchasing a towbar from us, not only are you purchasing the part, you are also purchasing the peace of mind that comes with it. Ensure that the 7-core is lead through grommets in metal surfaces and prevent chaffing at any point. But do not need power for extra auxiliary items such as fridges. Perhaps the most significant of these advantages is the considerable investment that has gone into the research and development of our parts, in order to ensure that they meet our stringent safety requirements and satisfy our high standards of quality control.
Aug 30, 2009 I dont know this particular model but if you go to a caravan sales pitch ,they usually have the wiring diagrams at the back of their caravan brochures. Also try towbar sellers, they always give out the diagrams. Part failures can cause significant damage to vehicles. Discard any socket covers or rear seals as these only promote corrosion through condensation, ensure drainage from the socket. The car will need to be coded to recognise the towbar wiring and work the saftey systems properly after the kit has been installed. Some he had to wire from the engine housing through to the back. Despite this you will still find that all other manufacturers lay claim to the quality of their paint coating finish but the true facts are simple.
Installing inappropriate towbar wiring can cause significant damage, so it is essential that only the correctly specified wiring kits be used with your vehicle. This design is also the most widespread throughout Europe and is likely to become more and more prevalent. Other towing functions such as Trailer Stability Control that are available on your car would be activated when vehicle specific wiring is fitted. If one circuit does not function check and test the fuses, check and test the bulbs. For caravan users this is normally required if you wish to charge the battery and power the fridge when travelling. Luckily I had managed to negotiate I'd buy the kit if they fitted it when I bought the car.
Single 13-Pin Electrics For caravans built after September 2008 you will most likely require a 13-pin electrical socket. Even if you are only using your towbar to support a cycle carrier you will still need these electrics to power the lights on the cycle carrier, or on a light board over the bikes. Colour Terminal Purpose Looking at the Socket towards the plug. I fitted a bar to my rav 4. Westfalia-Automotive towbars have been developed in conjunction with the world's leading motor vehicle manufacturers to ensure they perfectly match each make and model of vehicle, resulting in a perfect fit and quick and easy installation.