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#1 mal165

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:23 PM

Hi, I want to fit a towbar to my 59 plate focus titanium and understand the wiring through a relay etc but would welcome advice on the easiest ( and neatest) way to pick up the 12v supply to the relay. Does the feed need to come from the fuse/battery area and if so whats the best way to route this through the interior.
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#2 herbie_flowers

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 12:30 AM

Can't advise on a '59 plate but on a '55 plate there is a permanent 12v live feed in the boot for such a purpose. Get a dedicated towbar electrics harness for your car from Towsure it's a doddle to fit.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 08:20 AM

single or double electrics? single will be ok to use the 12v feed in the boot as mentioned earlier if it has one but if its double to power a split charge system then you will need a cable capable of around 30amps

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 08:13 PM

single or double electrics? single will be ok to use the 12v feed in the boot as mentioned earlier if it has one but if its double to power a split charge system then you will need a cable capable of around 30amps



Hi thanks for both replies, greatly appreciated. Only planning on using single electrics for a trailer. Am I right to assume that this will be part of the 'plug in 'wiring for a dedicated kit? Can you tell me where this is a and how to identify the 12v feed?
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 02:02 AM

Am I right to assume that this will be part of the 'plug in 'wiring for a dedicated kit?


The 12v feed? It's already there waiting to be used.

Can you tell me where this is a and how to identify the 12v feed? thanks

If you empty the boot, carpet/spare wheel/polystyrene, on the left you should see quite a thick brown/maybe red wire with a connector on the end of it.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 09:03 PM

any idea what rating the wire is? i'd like to use it for an extra reversing light- would be using 55w front fog so min 5amp ( 2 relays of revering switch and light cluster so it opertes only at night) i live in a lane with no street lighting and one 5w bulb is rather dim.

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