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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:22 AM

would I need a 'relay' or can I just scotchlock/solder into the wires for the lights ?



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:32 AM

You need a buzzer or light on the dashboard by law for indicators so to fit a relay with buzzer in the boot would be ideal. Also on the mk3 there is already a 15A supply there

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:37 AM

Cool thanks. Kit comes with a buzzer.

 

|Wahst the 15amp supply for then ? Fridges and such ?



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:04 AM

Cool thanks. Kit comes with a buzzer.
 
|Wahst the 15amp supply for then ? Fridges and such ?

It will be for the supply to the relay.

To power the fridge and battery you would need to fit a split charge relay which IIRC is 30/40A

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:03 PM

Relay ?  Or the buzzer ? (same thing probably) :)



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:08 PM

Relay ?  Or the buzzer ? (same thing probably) :)


They are usually both combined in the same unit.

The type I use are a small box with a terminal strip at one end and fixed wiring at the other which is spliced onto the cars wiring and has a buzzer built in.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:11 PM

Mine just seems to be the wires coming out of the socket and a unit that you wire in thats a buzzer

 

 

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:48 PM

In not sure if the mk3 actually needs a relay or not to be honest but I always tend to fit them anyway

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:26 PM

Well its in the kit it will go on :)



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:35 PM

Nice to see the pre drilled/made holes in the rear chassis line up NOT :)  Then I dislocated my thumb so thats it for tonight



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:20 PM

I would say the issue is probably a discrepancy with the actual towbar frame work itself and not the car.

Oops, did you do that fitting the towbar?

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:49 PM

Def the cassis the hole didn't line up but the side brackets are on now. Yer pushing the exhaust rubber off :)

 

Its happened before. I was working on my bike and I did both of them , I couldn't grab them to pull them back in place so had to ask someone walking past to do it :)



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:50 PM

Just got to work out which part of the bumper to cut now. The 'diagram' isn't the best, going to fit reversing beepers while I'm at it.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:43 PM

Have you got to cut the bumper or the rear under tray? I was going to fit a detachable to my mk3 and all i had to do for that was cut the under tray and IIRC its already marked..



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:08 PM

The distructions are saying

 

 

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