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Author Topic: Towing tell tale light  (Read 1931 times)

Offline Cripkey

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Towing tell tale light
« on: March 29, 2019, 08:24:42 AM »
Hey all.  Picked up my new Touran q couple or months back which is awesome and I'm very happy however I've just hitched up the caravan for the first time and whilst everything works on the van I have no indicator on the dash or beep to tell me the indicators are working? It's a factory fitted hitch.
VW said you no longer need one but I'm sceptical, can anyone confirm that first me?

Offline Mirez

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Re: Towing tell tale light
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 08:44:37 AM »
Most modern cars extend the 'bulb-out' feature onto the trailer so you get a warning if a bulb ISN'T working as opposed to when it IS.

New VW's since 2006ish have been using a controller that can do this so as long as you get a bar fitted at factory (or a factory bar retrofitted) then it will display on the cluster instead of needing the additional light.

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