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Old 15-09-2007   #16
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Re: Towbars - here we go again.

Well, ran the three core up & across above the rear door & back down to the OSR light cluster - and lost the @%&*@@ nut thingy down inside the bodywork - I was being really careful as well

If you want to include the fog light & only run 2 core cable, it is best to bring the trailer cable into the OSR (there is a handy drain hole where two bits of bodywork join) .
I brought mine into the NSR (passenger) & so had to run the three core cable.
Anyway.
For those who are interested (& to save anyone else from pulling the light cluster & possibly losing the silly nut thingy), the wiring colours are...

In order on the plug.

Offside (driver)
Grey (or a strange purple - it was hard to tell) - Fog
Green/Yellow - Brake
Pink - Indicator
White - Reverse
Yellow/Red - Tail
Black - Earth

Nearside (passenger)
Unused Pin (for fog if wired)
Green/White - Brake
Green/Red - Indicator
White - Reverse
Yellow/Black - Tail
Black - Earth
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Re: Towbars - here we go again.

Went down the main dealer today to buy a new nut to fix the light cluster - a really popular part, as used on a few Fiats - but they have none in stock - WTF how can you not carry any stock of one of THE most basic components?
The guy even admitted that they were a PITA & people lose them almost daily as they drop into the nether regions of the bodywork - a really stupid design flaw?
A better design would be to have a longer thread & a nut built into a large plastic washer/wingnut affair. This would hold the lights in place AND remove the need for the large grommet & stupid nut.
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Re: Towbars - here we go again.

If this is the nut I think it is, I had the same problems years ago, with a Lada, so the problem must go back to the 60's. and the Fiat that the Lada was based on. Obviously not an important problem, then?
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If this is the nut I think it is, I had the same problems years ago, with a Lada, so the problem must go back to the 60's. and the Fiat that the Lada was based on. Obviously not an important problem, then?
Obviously not to the manufacturers, but they don't ever have to remove the light cluster - for them, once it's on that's it.
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Re: Towbars - here we go again.

I'm currently (excuse the pun) struggling to wire in my 2004 Doblo towbar single socket, but no luck so far, can I just scotch lock the wires into one side of that big plug? Not sure which wire is which-no pink one on my loom...
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I'm currently (excuse the pun) struggling to wire in my 2004 Doblo towbar single socket, but no luck so far, can I just scotch lock the wires into one side of that big plug? Not sure which wire is which-no pink one on my loom...
You can scotch the wires in but you'll have to run a wire to the other side for the indicator.
If you are unsure which wire is which, you'll have to release the light cluster and trace each track back to the plug.
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Well I farted about all morning and the trailer board lights seem to work fine. However the car lights are all to cock, the reversing light and brake lights seem to come on when I put the lights on and the indicator on the LHS doesn't flash but the reversing light on the LHS flashes- I never touched the white cable at all. What on earth have I done? HELP!
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The LHS tail and reversing light flash when I put the indicator on -the audible buzzer works too.
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Re: Towbars - here we go again.

obviously messed up somewhere, from memory....
red - stop
white - earth
blue - fog
black & brown - tail lights
yellow - left indicator
green - right indicator
(remember indicator wiring should go though visual or AWD device)
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Re: Towbars - here we go again.

I think I may have made error with the LHS plugin on the light cluster..
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Re: Towbars - here we go again.

Quote Originally Posted by T14086 View Post
obviously messed up somewhere, from memory....
red - stop
white - earth
blue - fog
black & brown - tail lights
yellow - left indicator
green - right indicator
(remember indicator wiring should go though visual or AWD device)

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Re: Towbars - here we go again.

Sorted! It was the multiplug which was not engaged correctly, so all is hunky dory now! A bit messy behind the cover but who will know? Thanks for the advice.
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A bit messy behind the cover but who will know?
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Re: Towbars - here we go again.

I fitted mine myself last year, think cost was less than 100 on ebay. The hardware is easy but the wiring is a PITA, and the loom is thin/cheap so you have to do a good job or you get pulsing.
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Re: Towbars - here we go again.

I think there is a socket in the wiring loom but the kit costs as much as the towbar
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