What make of towbar wiring kit was fitted ? You can get a Whitter grey (S) fitting kit but this connects to their own black (N) wiring kit I would think any supplier of the N wiring should be able to supply a S kit.
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it aint got one.....you need to follow the instructions from the towbar maker to splice into the existing wiring,and if you screw it up vauxhall will have NOTHING to do with the car EVER AGAIN.......(ASK A DEALER) YOU WILL LOSE YOUR WARRANTY FOR EVER IF VAUXHALL DONT FIT THEIR OWN........YOUR CHOICE..
I assume that the towbar didn't come with a proper wiring kit as, unfortunately there is not a specific connector for the towbar wiring on the x-type, the proper Vehicle Specific Kit plugs into the rear light. There is a power connector with three pins on the left and a grey reverse sensor cut out connector also on the left. but you will either need to use a Vehicle Specific Wiring kit (about £175) or use a bypass relay system.
You can wire directly into the loom behind the left hand light unit.
The colours are L/H Indicator = Black White, R/H Indicator = Black/Green, Fog = Black/Blue, Brake = Black/Yellow, L/H Tail = Grey/Black, R/H Tail = Grey/Red, and Earth to be bolted to earth point here to.
The connectors for towing wire harnesses on foresters are generally on the passenger side, below the rear taillight inside the cargo space. some require pulling up the foam block that is between the spare tire compartment and the taillight. Check where you replace the tailights from inside the car, if there isn't a matching connector hanging out there, check around the spare tire compartment, see if you can remove the carpeted foam block next to the compartment and find the plug under there.
Hi, I don't know whether you have sorted this or not but you MUST NOT connect directly to the cars lighting system, it will assume that there is an overload and switch the circuits off. You must use a bypass relay system of some sort, or preferably a vehicle specific wiring kit which will either plug directly into the REC (fuse box) in the left rear cubby hole in the boot or if you don't have the REC then a different wiring kit plugs into the lamps and has a towing interface with it. If you are not sure what you are doing then best contact your local towbar specialist.
The best place to connect the wiring is behind the left trim in the boot, there is a grey socket which has all that you need except the fog which can be located in the wiring loom to the left light unit.
black socket, black 7 core wire
pin 1 yellow left indicator
pin 2 blue, rear fog light
pin 3 white earth
pin 4 green right indicator
pin 5 brown right side/tail light
pin 6 red brake lights
pin 7 black left side/tail light
Grey socket grey 7 core wiring
pin 1 yellow, reverse
pin 2 blue, supplementary feed (ignition)
pin 3 white, earth
pin 4 green live feed (battery +)
pin 5 brown not connected
pin 6 red supplementary feed (ignition)
Pin 7 black earth
On the discovery there is a purpose made plug behind the panel on the drivers side rear, behind the rear lamp
i think the relay you have bought is for lamp failure you just need a normal 4 pin 30 amp relay.
Good luck Davelee