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Hi folks, i'm finally looking at selling my motor and purchasing the antara. One i am looking at at present doesn't have a towbar on it. We currently tow with my mrs car, which we had to fit a bar to. On hers the wiring was spliced to sort the electrics. On the antara do you have to buy the wiring harness or can the wiring on the car be spliced to add the towbar electrics. Just weighing up prices of bars and harnesses if i need one
 

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You can search the subject on the forum for some more info but buy the dedicated wiring harness, it is so easy to fit, the harness is only short and just plugs in under the car to a pre wired plug, no ecu mapping is needed just plug and play, you can see the plug it connects too, if you need fridge power and battery charging this is a 2 cable seperste harness but again it runs from the battery of the car (small relay and2 fuses under the bonnet) back to the same location as the mentioned plug under the car so no trim removal at all. The dedicated loom also gives you the benefit of the dash board towing warning light and I believe this is the trigger for the operation of the trailer stability control that's built into the Antara, a good safety feature you want.
 

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Hi try right connection on the internet they sell all dedicated wiring looms, and i have bought my last two from them. think the one for antara was £45.00 + vat. its a doddle to fit, remove cover from plug under nr side rear and plug harness in. secure and thats it. even the tow bar is only 6 bolts and i did ours on the drive and kerbside.

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SJG said:
You can search the subject on the forum for some more info but buy the dedicated wiring harness, it is so easy to fit, the harness is only short and just plugs in under the car to a pre wired plug, no ecu mapping is needed just plug and play, you can see the plug it connects too, if you need fridge power and battery charging this is a 2 cable seperste harness but again it runs from the battery of the car (small relay and2 fuses under the bonnet) back to the same location as the mentioned plug under the car so no trim removal at all. The dedicated loom also gives you the benefit of the dash board towing warning light and I believe this is the trigger for the operation of the trailer stability control that's built into the Antara, a good safety feature you want.

Hi,
Are you saying that the fridge/charging loom is also pre-installed?
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No Paul you have to run 2 cables underneath the car from the car battery for the fridge / caravan battery charge supply.
 

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Thought that was too good to be true
. That's my next job now I've fitted my towbar and dedicated electrics. Is it easy to route the cables and make them secure?
 

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The harness has two cables at the battery connection but it's only one wire to run under the car.

I ran mine down the near side as there are several places on the chassis to secure the cable using tie raps then across the towbar frame and into the plug.
 

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Hi BigJohn,

Shouldn't that be the other way round ie two wires at the 13 pin socket and one connection to the battery. Interestingly mine has two extra wires at the socket but nothing goes to the battery and yes the fridge works.

David
 
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