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Old 01 January 2012, 11:06   #1
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Electrics for Towbar in Mondeo 2005 Hatchback HELPPPPPP

Firstly Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you all are recovering from last nights adventures........

Now, I've recently bought a 2005 "55" Hatchback Mondeo TDCI. MK3

I'm going to be a getting a detachable witter towbar for it, but i'm struggling to work out if i need a dedicated wiriing kit for it or not. Some sites say i do and some say i dont.

I'm not overly keen on breaking into the wiring loom just in case it does mess up the electrical system but of course price difference for a basic electric kit to a dedicated kit is huge. I'm happy to spend the extra if its needed of course and am not simply looking for the cheap way out.

From what i can see there is no dedicated socket for trailer lights in the car, only a positive terminal. However there is a connector block in the rear light cluster. See Pic below. Now am i right in thinking i can just get this kit from PF JONES Towbar Electrics For Ford Mondeo Hatchback/Saloon 2000-2007 7 Pin Wiring Kit | eBay and simply piggy back with the connector from this?

Any one else done this in a 2005 Mondeo at all that could advise the best route to take. It doesnt have a bulb failure system, i know that much. PS, I only need a 7 pin for a trailer board.

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got a wiring diagram for one somewhere. give me 20 and i should be able to find it!
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Super work. I shall hang on. Thanks.

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send me your e-mail address. I've got a towbar wiring pdf file with pretty much any vehicle you could want on it. i'll send it across
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Pm sent.

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you might want to check a few caravan forums before you tow with any bar as I didnt and it cost me over 850.00

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Thanks Ben for the link.

Clydeoutboards, you've lost me, what do i need to check for???? I'm certianly checking for the best price, but still getting a decent make and ensuring that weight etc is ok. Anything i'm missing then???
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Ben-thanks for the diagram buddy.

actions-i don't know what he is referring to but i bought a westfalia detachable for mine and i'm about to put one on new car-works well for me and you can't see anything is there which i like.

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works well for me
Yep, i'm in the same boat as you. Want it for towing but at all other times its nice to get rid of it, especially as i have reversing sensors which will sound all the time for a fixed one. (i think).
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