Tow bar Twin Electric Sockets

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Tow bar Twin Electric Sockets

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Hi, looking to add proper tow bar electrics to C5 Estate
This is on Ebay
New Genuine Citroen C5 Break Estate 7+7 Twin Socket Towbar Wiring Loom 9428.75
Twin socket installation is perfect for me but is this the correct Harness etc
Interface/Fuse box Is Part 9688EL the one I need ?
Have read posts re. !3 pin installation
Any other parts reqd ?

VIN VF7**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff]

Many thanks, Norman
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Re: Tow bar Twin Electric Sockets

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The loom is incorrect for your vehicle (9428.75) but the Trailer fuse box is ok (9688EL).

9428F7 is the correct listed 13 channel towbar harness for electrical supply of a trailer on this specific vehicle. Compatible with towbars, part nos. 9427CV, 9427CW, 9427CX, 9427CY.
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Re: Tow bar Twin Electric Sockets

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Thanks Marc, did see that loom for 13 pin socket. Caravan is twin plugs one grey 12S, one black 12N. It would be a right Pain to change it to 13 pin, hence hoping that the twin socket loom would be the answer.
Have to stick with aftermarket kit removed from my C 5 saloon
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You can get adaptors from 13 pin to 7 pin and vice versa.
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Re: Tow bar Twin Electric Sockets

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Adaptor may be way to go, thank you
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Post by wheeler »

If i was fitting a towbar to my car now i would only ever fit a 13 pin socket, even if i was only using it for lighting. The 13 pin plugs are far superior to the old 7 pin sockets. I would also change any trailers i had to match. As said there are adapter available to convert either way
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Re: Tow bar Twin Electric Sockets

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Majanor wrote: 25 Jun 2024, 19:01Norman
If you can track down the correct harness I would… the genuine Citroën harness also alters the way both the ABS and traction control ECU's operate - noticeably, giving a safer rig/outfit.
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Re: Tow bar Twin Electric Sockets

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I would put on the 13pin socket correct for the car. Then buy a 13pin to 2x7pin adapter. That's what I have on my daily Skoda, and that's what's on my recently bought dispatch van. The adapters are cheap on ebay. My caravan has twin 7 pin, skip run trailer has 1 7pin, and a hired car trailer had 1 x 13 pin plug. All worked properly with the adapter.
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