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  1. 2008 E60 530d SE Touring- BMW Factory Fitted Towbar Wiring 
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    2008 E60 530d SE Touring

    Car has factory fitted fully electric towbar and 13 pin socket, but only 10 of the 13 pins are present and there is no wiring for caravan accessories, fridge etc. Does anyone know if there is a BMW retro fit that will provide full 13 pin wiring, spilt charge relay etc.

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    Have you spoke to the dealers?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave H View Post
    2008 E60 530d SE Touring

    Car has factory fitted fully electric towbar and 13 pin socket, but only 10 of the 13 pins are present and there is no wiring for caravan accessories, fridge etc. Does anyone know if there is a BMW retro fit that will provide full 13 pin wiring, spilt charge relay etc.

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    If it's a standard fit bar it will probably only have wiring for road lights etc. Wiring for a caravan has to be specified when ordering.
    All factory fit bars have 13 pin plugs whether it's for caravan use or not.
    It's now EU legislation.


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    Ronnie, have spoken with the dealer who advises that there is a retro fit vailable to replace basic wiring with full caravan wiring at a cost of £355.

    I guess it would be cheaper to get a towbar fitting company to replace the electrics set up or cheaper still just live with what I've got.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave H View Post
    Ronnie, have spoken with the dealer who advises that there is a retro fit vailable to replace basic wiring with full caravan wiring at a cost of £355.

    I guess it would be cheaper to get a towbar fitting company to replace the electrics set up or cheaper still just live with what I've got.
    I had a quote from my local dealer to supply and fit a removal towbar including full electrics for my caravan....£1100. I had it done by a local specialist....£480. That is why they are called STEALERS!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave H View Post
    2008 E60 530d SE Touring

    Car has factory fitted fully electric towbar and 13 pin socket, but only 10 of the 13 pins are present and there is no wiring for caravan accessories, fridge etc. Does anyone know if there is a BMW retro fit that will provide full 13 pin wiring, spilt charge relay etc.

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    Hi Did you resolve your problem as I have just bought a 2008 X5 with similar problem and BMW dealer wants £600 to rectify. Thanks
     
     

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