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Vehicle Electrics

Vehicle Electrics in Norfolk

As modern day vehicles become ever more complex it is vital to consider how your towbar electrics are installed. Until a few years ago towing electrics would have simply been connected to the rear lights of the car. With more vehicles now being controlled by computer and complex wiring systems, towing electrics are no longer straight-forward.

Broadland Towbar & Trailer Centre are fully trained to be able to offer you the best form of wiring to suit your requirements and reprogramme the ECU (electronic control unit) in your vehicle, to not only enable your trailer rear lights and indicators to work, but also to temporarily disable your vehicles parking sensors and rear fog lights. The connection also allows any problems with the trailer indicators to be flagged up on the vehicle dashboard display.

Towbar electrics can be fitted with a universal relay system or a dedicated specific kit. A universal relay system can work out to be cost effective and adequate for certain vehicles, depending upon vehicle specifications but with this option you are unable to access any of the manufacturers inbuilt software.

The dedicated specific wiring kit is designed to operate all systems inbuilt in the vehicle from new and work the systems as the manufacturer intended when towing. Re-coding of the car may be required when using a specific wiring kit which we can also carry out.

Tilted Platform Trailers
Nugent Tilted Platform Trailers

Socket Type

7 Pin (Single electrics, one socket)

This configuration offers all obligatory rear light systems on trailers, lightboards and cycle carriers.

7 Pin (Twin electrics, two sockets)

This offers additional electrics for caravan services and reverse lights (if fitted).

13 Pin (European Socket)

This can be wired with or without caravan services. In the market place today, any new trailer that meets EU requirements cannot work through a standard 7 pin socket, therefore the 13 pin socket is becoming more popular. It can be wired in a ‘single’ format for cost effectiveness or wired for full caravan services ‘twin’ format. Many detachable towbars now only allows for one socket fitment. This means that in the near future 13 pin electrics will become the standard format.

Norfolk’s only NTTA accredited fitters

Broadland Towbars are proud be Norfolk’s first NTTA accredited towbar and trailer dealer. The NTTA Quality Secured Accredited scheme aims to take the guesswork out of choosing a towbar or trailer centre by quality checking and testing its members on a regular basis. The National Towbar and Trailer Association are the voice of the UK light trailer and towing industry, ensuring our standards remain high, giving you complete peace of mind.

The scheme promotes high industry standards, workshop best practices, customer service and professional workmanship..

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