Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 10:14:48 +0100
From: "Jim" <jimnopsamil.thanks>
Subject: Re: Towing electrics on a Saab 9-5

I have found out a bit more. On the 2002 9-5 Estate the socket on the wiring loom in the spare wheel compartment takes either a cable for a 7 pin (12N) socket OR a cable for 13 pin socket, the latter costing about 48 from Saab. I believe this covers the reversing light, continuous power and power via ignition but I have not confirmed this yet. What I have not worked out is if there is any provision for a visual or audbile warning of indicators-in-use, there does not seem to be a dashboard lamp so it may require a buzzer fitting in the back. The wiring loom socket has an extra loose blue wire which may be something to do with it. If anyone can help, please... "Jim" <jimnopsamil.thanks> wrote in message > Has anyone got any advice about twin socket towing electrics on a 2002 Saab > 9-5 Estate? My last tow bar (on a Saab 9000) was fitted by my local dealer > who sub-contracted the work to a cowboy. His spur marks were visible around > the boot trim and I don't want to risk it again. > > I know that the 9-5 has a pre-prepared wiring loom socket for a single > socket setup but that does not seem to cover an audible or visual > indicators-in-use warning which I think is mandatory, do I just fit a > buzzer? Secondly, and more important, where does the rest of the wiring > attach, do I have to run wires the length of the car or what? > > Finally, should I fit a single 13 pin socket instead of 12N and 12S? There > does not seem to be a reason not to. > > Thanks > > >

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