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Old 8th-June-2005, 09:00
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Default Freelander Towbar Fitting Instructions

Does anyone have a copy of the fitting instructions for an STC50391 towbar they could email me, or do you know where I can find them on the net.
The thing I really need to know is where to plug the wiring on the towbar into the loom of the Freelander.
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Old 8th-June-2005, 19:00
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Default Re: Freelander Towbar Fitting Instructions

Hi

I fitted a swan neck towbar and it is held on by six bolts, there are three where the heat deflector is above the exhaust tailpipe and three more needed for the other side. The wiring is plugged into a white connector behind the trim on the right side, and a gromet is pushed through above the exhaust which is below the socket.

Hope this helps.
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Old 8th-June-2005, 21:49
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Default Re: Freelander Towbar Fitting Instructions

hi depends on towbar should have 3 13mm bolts each end and 2 15/16mm bolts go up through into rear crossmember normally covered by round black sticky pads to protect threads,the towbar eletrics as rightly said behind rear right hand quarter white connector face of it just hid behind metal look into hole,dont forget to fit relay for indicators hope this helps tiga,.
PS. you may have to tap the towbar up as sometimes the brackets can be slightly bent on towbar,and the heat deflector plate above exhaust sometimes has plate welded in in correct place so tight to get towbar up tap with soft hammer and MIND YOUR HEAD!
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Old 8th-June-2005, 22:38
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I fitted a tow bar recently on a td4 quite simple as the Tig said mind your head, but on the electrical side you have a choice. . . [1] wire it using the L/R socket kit very fiddly[ lotta dosh system] , or [2] wire it using connectors or crimps [the jock , peel an orange in ya pocket ,cheaper option] all the connections are on the rear ,[hing side] plastic panel , if you want to do it yourself send me an e mail and i will send you the wiring codes. . . i used push on crimps for quick dissconection also a relay buzzer [make's a buzz as you indicate] but this is not really needed,
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Old 9th-June-2005, 10:48
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Default Re: Freelander Towbar Fitting Instructions

Thanks for the advice. I will attempt to fit it over the weekend. The towbar is a Landrover part so wiring has the correct plug on it, I just wasn't sure where the socket is for it.
Does the advice about an extra relay being needed mean that the indicators on a trailor will not work with out it?
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Old 9th-June-2005, 22:53
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No indicators wont work correctly and the trailer light will not flash on the dash,needs bigger relay to run the extra bulbs,tiga
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Default Re: Freelander Towbar Fitting Instructions

Hi folks

Just joined this Forum - nice to see that there is one!
How do I know what model, type of towbar I have bought? Just bought one from a breakers yard. It's got two sockets on it, one for a caravan (it's white) the other is for a trailer (it's black) and it's got two sets of wiring for it (as you would expect with two outlets).

I get the idea with the 3 bolts either side, but the wiring instructions are what I started looking for on the web (when I found you all) so how would I know what to look for please?
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Old 17th-June-2009, 20:50
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Default Re: Freelander Towbar Fitting Instructions

Welcome...
I think you will find the the Black socket is for Trailer or Caravan..etc.
The White one or Grey one would be for running you caravan directly fro your car or charging your caravan battery,..
Not sure of the wiring but i'm sure you will get the help you need here if your patient..
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Hi folks

Just joined this Forum - nice to see that there is one!
How do I know what model, type of towbar I have bought? Just bought one from a breakers yard. It's got two sockets on it, one for a caravan (it's white) the other is for a trailer (it's black) and it's got two sets of wiring for it (as you would expect with two outlets).

I get the idea with the 3 bolts either side, but the wiring instructions are what I started looking for on the web (when I found you all) so how would I know what to look for please?
For the caravan plug you'll need a relay switched from the Alternator & a live feed from the battery This ensures that the battery/fridge is only charged when the engine is running. Halfords do the wiring kit with instructions.
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