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Just had a new towbar fitted to my new towcar a ford c-max it is a swan neck? type with a thirteen pin electrics. Alko towbar on my caravan. After I had found the electric plug in socket tucked away under the car I had the most awful time trying to plug the connections together. I wish I had stuck with a twin electric setup I have to lie on the ground to make the connections why do we need 13 pin connections????
Will this information be of help still? https://caravanchronicles.com/guides/the-13-pin-plug-puzzle/ I recently found two or three people new to this type of car connection who were having problems on their early trips out.
What (if any) type of maintenance spray do people currently recommend to use to keep the contacts on their plug/sockets clean please. I remember from years ago wd40 was regarded as a no no and I guess this hasn't changed. So what if anything do people use. Thanks.
I will be shortly picking up my new (to me) towcar shortly and the Ford dealer is fitting the 13pin socket for ATC/fridge as well as road lights. As I am aware some dealers do not do the full monty on the wiring,( although I have it in writing he will) I have knocked up a tester from odds and ends to ensure all pins are present and correct. A waterproof junction box, a scrapped TV scart lead (20 cores but only 12 used) a spare 13 pin plug and nine 'grain of wheat' 12v bulbs. Total cost about a tenner for what I had to buy. There are professional testers out there but mostly for 7N / S sockets, and I enjoy fiddling (as my wife calls it) I have tested it and it works ok on my present towcar, so should be worth a check at the dealers, and it gives me peace of mind that everything is working if I need to do a check at a later stage. The only shortcoming is it can't show if the 2. 5sq mm cores are on the higher rated pins.