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2011 X1 towbar wiring problem.

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2011 X1 towbar wiring problem.

Post by rustyroger » Mon Apr 01, 2024 5:40 pm

Hi, newbie Roger from Margate, Kent.
I'm in the process of fitting a towbar to my wifes S drive X1. All has gone well, bumper off - no problem, bumper bar - easy, tow bar on - simples! Now I want to connect the wiring. I understand Westfalia make a dedicated harness that plugs straight into the original wiring. I can't see anywhere I might plug anything into. Where might it be, if there is such a thing?
The towbar is a secondhand Brink item. It came with a 7 pin socket and wiring to a rectangular plastic plug. Certainly I can't see anywhere it might fit.
I've looked online but can't see anything that says where exactly I should be looking.
All help and advice much appreciated.

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Post by X5Sport » Mon Apr 01, 2024 6:57 pm

Have a look at the PF Jones website (they sell all the major brands and wiring kits) as you can download instructions from there and those might point you in the right direction.

The plug usually goes into a separate module that comes with the kit. Not having the module may be the problem you have?
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Post by Alan Gunn » Tue Apr 02, 2024 5:58 am

As said above.
You need the module to plug it into.
It cuts the reverse sensors and that kind of thing when you plug a trailer in.
Also stops errors for bulbs cleaver little box.

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Post by rustyroger » Tue Apr 02, 2024 9:55 am

Wow! Thanks for the quick replies.
I'm guessing the module fits under the removable tub on the right hand side? I can see two plugs going into a white module. Looks like one of them is plugged to the parking sensors? Does the towing harness module replace this?

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Post by X5Sport » Tue Apr 02, 2024 11:23 am

We’ve not had many X1 folks on here. Each version is specific so you’ll need the instructions for that wiring kit/car combination.
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Post by Leslie » Tue Apr 02, 2024 4:58 pm

Id imagine its an absolute nightmare to fit the oe wiring and it goes all the way to the front fusebox under the carpet and then needs coding , that's the way it was with other cars , it should be mandatory for car makers to provide an easy point for plug and play in the rear of the car . I have a 7 pin relay in the rear of my x5 e70 which is the easiest way to do it and you have to splice into the individual circuits for each light.

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