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gerto99 10-05-2010 01:13 PM

Problem with Towbar wiring
My X5 E53 did not have a towbar fitted, but I got one in the classifieds.(South Africa)

I had it installed, but they could not get the wiring sorted. The cable plugs into the socket inside the car( looks like a 13 socket) and have a adapter next to the towbar with a 7 socket plug. Do I need a module installed in the car to get it to work?

Speedo6 10-05-2010 04:51 PM

You will need BMW to do the wiring connection to the CAS system. Otherwise you risk all sort of electrical faults if not connected properly.

m5james 11-02-2010 09:30 PM

I wired in a $30 Module Master wiring harness myself that I got on eBay, took about 45 minutes. Let me know if you need more information....and you don't need to goto the BMW stealership for this either.

gerto99 11-04-2010 02:17 AM

I would like some help.
I am staying in a rural area in South Africa and the closest dealership is 120 km (60 miles) away

m5james 11-07-2010 12:16 AM

If you can get mail, you can get the same wiring harness I did. You don't need the dealership at all for this.

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