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Re: Tow Bar Setup Advice

Postby Lancer1993 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:53 pm

Would love a towbar like the one on the Lamborghini Urus, at a push of a button it folds away!

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Re: Tow Bar Setup Advice

Postby Mooman » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:14 pm

Back in the day when I used to have a work Triton we were told by the company to remove the tongue when not in use as one of the techs badly twisted their knee when they slipped off it while loading the tray.

So may be safer to limit 'accidents' etc.

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Re: Tow Bar Setup Advice

Postby Lancer1993 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:28 pm

I don't see me or anyone using it as a step, also with its new paint job its not like someone is gonna say they didn't see it!

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Re: Tow Bar Setup Advice

Postby Lancer1993 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:52 am

Why is it the trailer lights don't work unless the engine is running?

What happens if you break down and need the hazard lights on when parked in the emergency lane or worse, can't get off the road?
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Re: Tow Bar Setup Advice

Postby lancerdarryl » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:43 am

That's an odd one Possibly picked up the power supply for the trailer ecu from the wrong source.I'd be taking it back to the installer and get it sorted.
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Re: Tow Bar Setup Advice

Postby Lancer1993 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:07 pm

Maybe,

This is the harness connecting it up, notice Batt. in the bottom corner. Maybe this its powered until the engine is on, I'll have to check and see if it powers up with ACC on.

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Re: Tow Bar Setup Advice

Postby aspir3 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:19 pm

Lancer1993 wrote:
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They only needed to make the towbar tongue a little bit longer and they wouldn't have needed to cut the bumper. Why do they just cut the bumper then redesign the tongue
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Re: Tow Bar Setup Advice

Postby lancerdarryl » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:26 pm

The OEM ecu picks up its power directly from the battery ( with a 10 amp inline fuse)
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Re: Tow Bar Setup Advice

Postby Lancer1993 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:29 pm

The bar is a kit and what it comes with, they said other CJs don't have that lower lip, not sure if this is true?

I don't mind it, besides if it was longer then more chance to hit it with your legs.

But I do agree it is a poor design, have others had issues like this?
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Re: Tow Bar Setup Advice

Postby Lancer1993 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:35 pm

Changed the trailer plug today, to a flat one. Its nice when they follow the set standards. Just put the wire colours where they should be and bingo the lights all worked!

Then took it for a drive around the block. Still got some work to do on the trailer.
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Re: Tow Bar Setup Advice

Postby seanpain4 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:33 am

Lancer1993 wrote:Maybe,

This is the harness connecting it up, notice Batt. in the bottom corner. Maybe this its powered until the engine is on, I'll have to check and see if it powers up with ACC on.

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Hello! i have the same wiring kit by the looks of it. How does that wiring kit connect into the stock wiring? And where abouts is it located in your car? Just trying to figure out where it goes. Thanks

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Re: Tow Bar Setup Advice

Postby Lancer1993 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:46 pm

Mine is on the left side around the tail light, behind the boot lining. They put the wires through the boot vent which is also on the left in my CJ.

It works good but because of the way its wired you can't lock the car and see the trailer lights flash, which is a shame.
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Re: Tow Bar Setup Advice

Postby seanpain4 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:24 pm

Lancer1993 wrote:Mine is on the left side around the tail light, behind the boot lining. They put the wires through the boot vent which is also on the left in my CJ.

It works good but because of the way its wired you can't lock the car and see the trailer lights flash, which is a shame.


Thanks. Do you know if they spliced into the wires or if they plugged into the loom? Cheers

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Re: Tow Bar Setup Advice

Postby Lancer1993 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:54 pm

Mine doesn't have a plug so I guess they spliced in, they also ran one line from the right for the blinker.
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