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Transit Custom Tow Bar Wiring

Transit Custom Tow Bar Wiring

Tow Bar Wiring To Fit The Transit Custom

There are several things you need to be aware of before ordering and installing tow bar wiring to the Ford Transit Custom. Once you have decided upon the basics, such as 7 or 13 pin format and whether the wiring is just to run the trailer lights or lights and caravan electrics (to find out more about tow bar wiring please click here). The next issue is, is the engine installed the 2.0L Euro 6 or 2.2L Euro 5? This is because the connector plugs and ecr contained in the two different engines differ from one another. Finally, you need to find out if the van has trailer prep installed?

Trailer Prep

So, what is trailer prep? It varies between manufacturers and vehicles but on The Ford Transit Custom it means there may be a (blanked off) plug located between the spare wheel holder and near side rear wheel arch, as can be seen on the picture below.

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If Trailer Prep is installed on the van, the wiring kit for trailer prep can be ordered. This has a price advantage (as there is less actual wire needed) and a quicker installation time. For example, if your van is the 2.0L Euro 6 version the 7 Pin tow bar wiring kit for the 2.0L Euro 6 with Prep would be the cheapest and quickest installation solution.

Main Connections

Regardless of whether your Transit Custom has trailer prep, the main connections are made in the front passenger foot well. On kits for models without trailer prep the wiring runs from the towing socket at the rear, along the chassis rail to the front footwell. That means these kits can be fitted to the van regardless of whether it has trailer prep or not.

Coding

After installing the wiring loom, the van will need to be coded. Van coding is where the van is plugged into a diagnostic scanner and the relevant coding work (as shown in the fitting instructions) is carried out. From dedicated wiring kit installation the trailer lights operate as expected. But for the trailer related safety functions (Dash board tell tales etc.) built into the van by Ford to work, coding is required.

Wiring Faults

Fortunately, modern wiring is very reliable. The only fault which sometimes arises on the Custom, is a complete failure. Which is always due to the incorrect installation of the control box in the front passenger foot well. This electronic brain box like everything electrical does not like getting wet and so it is really important the box is installed so that any water thrown at it can drain away rather than into it. This correct orientation is shown in the picture below. It is also worth noting that water damage is not covered by the warranty offered on this product or any electrical products for that matter.

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For detailed fitting instructions on the various vehicle specific dedicated tow bar wiring kits for the Ford Transit Custom, please click on the product data sheet of the wiring kits listed below.


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Transit Custom 2.0L Euro 6 No Prep - 7Pin Dedicated Tow Bar Electrics Kit

Product no.: FR083B1U-custom

£136.24 *
RRP Incl. VAT £183.60
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Transit Custom Towbar Wiring 2L No Prep 13Pin DEDICATED Electrics Kit

Product no.: FR083H1U

£180.09 *
RRP Incl. VAT £247.20
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Transit Custom Tow Bar Wiring 2.0 L Euro 6-With Prep 7 Pin DEDICATED Electrics

Product no.: FR096B1U

£129.44 *
RRP Incl. VAT £223.20
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Transit Custom Tow Bar Wiring 2.2L - 13 Pin DEDICATED Electrics Kit

Product no.: FR070H1U-Custom

£173.83 *
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Transit Custom 13 Pin Tow Bar Electrics 2.0 Euro 6 +Prep DEDICATED Wiring

Product no.: FR096D1U-custom

£148.41 *
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Ford Transit Custom Tow Bar Wiring 2.2 L 7Pin DEDICATED Electrics Kit

Product no.: FR070B1U-Custom

£136.24 *
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