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December 19, 2011, 08:51:06 AM
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wilkoturbo

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« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2011, 08:51:06 AM »
Really ??? I'll check as I have a new caravan
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December 19, 2011, 05:52:35 PM
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« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2011, 05:52:35 PM »
The fridge should work with 13 pin. I have never had a problem with mine working. On my old caravan I had an adaptor to go from the 13 pin on my car to the 12n and 12s on the caravan and it worked fine.
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December 19, 2011, 07:05:58 PM
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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2011, 07:05:58 PM »
It's just someone said the pin that powers the fridge is missin ?!?!?
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December 19, 2011, 07:22:37 PM
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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2011, 07:22:37 PM »
nice towbar write up shame i did mine 6 months ago p.s. B5tew i would probly not put a google map to my house on an open forum! :?
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December 19, 2011, 08:52:14 PM
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« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2011, 08:52:14 PM »
Quote from: "wilkoturbo"
It's just someone said the pin that powers the fridge is missin ?!?!?

mine powers the fridge
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December 20, 2011, 11:28:57 AM
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« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2011, 11:28:57 AM »
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nice towbar write up shame i did mine 6 months ago p.s. B5tew i would probly not put a google map to my house on an open forum! :?
i dont know why it puts that on there It only does it when I post from my Iphone
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December 20, 2011, 11:30:17 AM
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« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2011, 11:30:17 AM »
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It's just someone said the pin that powers the fridge is missin ?!?!?
Oh by the way it will only power the fridge when the engine is running
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December 20, 2011, 04:32:01 PM
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« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2011, 04:32:01 PM »
That's why thanks , iPhone setting geo tag on/off
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January 20, 2012, 11:25:29 PM
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« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2012, 11:25:29 PM »
The Westfalia wiring kit doesn't have a functioning pin 10 which is for charging/fridge.

Some of the other manufacturers wiring kits do but cost more £150ish Vs £90.

Can anyone with a factory fitted OEM kit confirm wether pin 10 is present ?

January 21, 2012, 11:50:00 AM
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« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2012, 11:50:00 AM »
What a great write up UrbanFlow  ... makes me want to get a towbar AND A CARAVAN just to be able to use your excellent info............  :thumbsup:

February 09, 2012, 04:53:08 PM
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« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2012, 04:53:08 PM »
Just got my towbar kit through the post and am using this as my guide to fit. Excellent "how to". Many thanks indeed. If only all "how to's" were the same  :thumbsup:

February 25, 2012, 05:25:44 PM
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« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2012, 05:25:44 PM »
If I buy the designated 7 pin instead of the 13 pin  wiring harness,.. will the connections in the boot area be the same ie. the white control box and the connecting plug ?
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February 27, 2012, 12:38:49 PM
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« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2012, 12:38:49 PM »
Quote from: "DevonX5"
Just got my towbar kit through the post and am using this as my guide to fit. Excellent "how to". Many thanks indeed. If only all "how to's" were the same  :thumbsup:

Thanks for the comments. Was your fit successful?
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February 27, 2012, 12:50:05 PM
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« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2012, 12:50:05 PM »
Quote from: "jonnyivy"
If I buy the designated 7 pin instead of the 13 pin  wiring harness,.. will the connections in the boot area be the same ie. the white control box and the connecting plug ?

No idea regarding the connections - but I would assume that they would be just plug and play if they are the Westfalia kit as they are what BMW supply and fit.

If you are going to the trouble of fitting it yourself I would suggest going for the 13 pin set up and using a 13-7pin adapter like I do (they cost less than a tenner from a decent towing shop or online). With just a 7 pin electrics system fitted you'll put off people with caravans when you come to sell the car. Just a thought.
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February 27, 2012, 06:47:05 PM
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« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2012, 06:47:05 PM »
Good suggestion,.. never thought of that,.. I have a caravan with both black and grey plugs but I've never used the grey one for charging the caravan and chilling the fridge. There's been a debate on here already about whether the fridge will work off this 13 pin system ??

Thanks
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