It looks like we'll have to take off the pad h. When we do want to use it all we have to do is bring it out, pull out whatever length we're going to need to make the connection with our trailer, or bike rack, or cargo carrier, allow it to drape right over here and you can see we've got a nice cushion right here. The interface contains several relays and a audible beeper for the indicators. This is also going to protect our vehicle from any kind of overloads as well as our trailer. Sorry if this has been asked before but searched and can't find anything specific. We've got they call the T-connectors here, that's part of that T-One wiring kit. We got what we're after, what we're trying to get here it's our 4-pole trailer connector.
It's basically going to take out our taillight, unplug the factory-wiring plug off of it, then we can just plug this right in line with it, so our taillight will be here, our car will be there. We need to get, basically right inside of here just behind this little panel. We're also going to unwrap the tape here. I have a simple 13-7 pin adapter for my towbar mounted cycle carrier and soon to be acquired camping trailer. It may also be necessary for a dealer to program the car computer to let it know that it's now towing equipped. The call to action is this: 1.
It never crossed my mind that getting one fitted would be an issue. Now we do want to avoid the striker area right here in the middle so it doesn't get pinched. It had no tow bar fitted - no problem I thought - actually, yes it is a huge problem! Set it in a safe area and then we can work out the edge piece here, the side panel. Had I ordered it new I would have opted for the factory fit tow bar. We pull this cover off we'll see there's a pretty large little hole in there, but it's blocked here on this backside. Careful, that's an 8 year old diagram based upon the first generation Touareg T1.
Shouldn't be too hard to identify the wires by tracing back from the tail lamps. If you don't use trailer brakes, fine. Odds are it would be a waste of money anyway. Then we can take our T25 torx bit start backing out our screws. Full transcript: Today on our 2010 Volkswagen Touareg, we're going to show you how to install the Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with the 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector part number is 118509. A 4X4 that cannot tow is even more ironic than one that never leaves tarmac! No known issues and a lot of people saying that they have the kit and it works. If you just need a towbar and basic electrics to tow a trailer, you will not need the additional 3 wire kit.
Very helpful and customer facing. In this way should there be a wiring fault on the trailer electrics you only blow a fuse on the trailer circuit and not the car wiring circuit, secondly the audio beeper will not sound if the plug become disconnected or the indicators are not functioning on the trailer board. Once our clips are popped out we'll just lift up a little bit there, we'll be able to pull that right back. You can see that's going to come out, easily connected when we're done, open the hatch and coil that wire back up. I'll show you a little tip to keep it all together. Booked the car in and relaxed. This top cap's just missing, if yours is like that good, if not then we're going to pop out the little plastic cover there, a small screwdriver.
That way we won't have to worry about it wiggling around too much or getting too out of hand and too twisted up back here. My car was 5 months old when I bought it. Then we can separate our wire connector here by pressing down on that tab that's right there. That will come out near the middle of the vehicle. Right up here there should be a Phillips head screw that we'll want to remove. Now we need to take out our taillight housings on each side and set them aside, that way we can put them back in later. I have a simple 13-7 pin adapter for my towbar mounted cycle carrier and soon to be acquired camping trailer.
I can, if I choose, have a tow bar fitted by an independent but this would invalidate any warranty claim where the fault could be linked to the hardware or electrical installation of the tow bar. We won't have to worry about that doing any damage to our wires. Then we'll just pull reward on our taillight assembly here. They would get back in touch with me as soon as the part became available. The control module also lets the car know when you are towing something. Weve also got a ground wire that we're going to be connecting and our 12-volt power wire that we're going to be connecting.
Most have a pigtail up under the dash for a brake controller, and a pigtail in the back for a trailer wiring connector. When wiring anything up, you should always use dedicated connectors, never scotch locks, especially with a CanBus wiring system. Would you please give me a call back so that I can tell you how we help. Well - short of buying a service manual - a wiring diagram is likely gonna be hard to come by. Finding them isn't much harder than using a search engine to point you towards posts by owners who've already done that.
The green and red, that's going to go over to the passenger side, the brown, and the yellow, that goes over to the driver's side. More significantly the dealer network is unaware of the issue. Now, if you've got a small magnet you can use that like I've got here to pull those screws out or a pair of needle nose would work good to grab them. This diagram was from another thread. Now let's go over to the passenger side and we'll do that same thing.
Now we're going to unseat our grommet, we'll just pull down on one side of it; just roll it out of there just like that. Here is the good and the bad. I can wait a month or so…. Occasionally I might tow a light trailer. The unit is fairly cheap, but does give peace of mind whilst towing.