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Reliable Tow bar fitter for 2014 XTR
#1
Hello,

I'm in York and am looking for someone reliable to fit a tow bar on a 2014 XTR. Happy to travel a bit if required.

Cheers, Jon.
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#2
You need the towing ECU fitted and coded too. Known as the BSR relay. Can't just hook up a trailer socket to the rear lights as you can on other cars. It blows the BSI outputs, and then you're in big trouble.
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(17-02-2023, 11:25 PM)Zion Wrote:  You need the towing ECU fitted and coded too. Known as the BSR relay. Can't just hook up a trailer socket to the rear lights as you can on other cars. It blows the BSI outputs, and then you're in big trouble.

Hi thanks for the reply. Is the whole thing a dealership job? I'd read on here about the coding being done by citroen, but was hoping I could get someone to fit the bar and electrics separately.
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On a 2014, you could use the eBay version of DiagBox to code it, or use Citroen or an independent PSA garage. If it were 2016 or later then it's Citroen only or approved service outlet.

Citroen themselves wouldn't likely code something you had fitted elsewhere so it's either an independent or a talented Diagbox owner.

You have to find the BSR module and fit that behind the passenger rear trim, then the towbar electrics can be wired to that. It's just to point out you can't connect anything to the tail light circuits directly, there are huge red labels attached warning against it.

The reason is, the BSI powers them directly, and nothing over 10ma can be connected without blowing those circuits. Once damaged, you're in a nightmare situation to resolve it. The BSI is hard coded to your vehicle, you can't fit a used one easily, it contains the immobiliser and unique PIN code, so damaging it is a very troublesome exercise.

There could be towbar places around who are aware and have the necessary kit, but beware anyone who says "nah that doesn't matter" because yes, it does.
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Can you use one of these:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TEB7AS-12V-VO...ect=mobile

Will that then negate having to go to Citroen or using diag or do you have to use diag with this as well?
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#6
If you take it to a dealer they are likely to farm it out to a towbar specialist so you might as well cut out the middleman.

The independents are used to modern car electrics and you can probably get a mobile to come and do it at your house.

Peter
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(18-02-2023, 08:23 AM)OMG Wrote:  Can you use one of these:-  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TEB7AS-12V-VO...ect=mobile

Will that then negate having to go to Citroen or using diag or do you have to use diag with this as well?
I used one of these on my 2017 multispace and it works perfectly. I bought the towbar on ebay, had it fitted at my local garage, then did the wiring myself. All the instructions come with the relay
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A few years ago when I had a towbar fitted to a brand new B9 Berlingo I did a deal with the local Citroen dealer who I had a good working relationship with,

I fitted the towbar and remove the trim panel in the boot and they fitted the Citrown wiring kit and configured the electronics thus keeping the warranty

Peter
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#9
I fitted a bar to my 2018 XTR, then sent out emails to local tow bar specialists asking for quotes to supply, fit and code the electrics. The company in Huntingdon did a great job at a reasonable price and everything works as it should.

Geoff
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(17-02-2023, 11:25 PM)Zion Wrote:   Can't just hook up a trailer socket to the rear lights as you can on other cars. It blows the BSI outputs, and then you're in big trouble.

Oh dear, that is exactly what I would have done.

It looks like one of these is on my Xmas list from now!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TEB7AS-12V-VO...ect=mobile
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