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Buying a new Santa Fe shortly, need to fit a towbar ASAP as away in 3 weeks !!!

 

Any pics or advice please ??? I need 13 pin electrics with fridge etc and deactivation of rear park sensors etc.

If I DIY fit does the dedicated loom need to be coded by Hyundai ???

Also what detachable towbar do I need and the electrics please ???

Where is the best place to get the bits on a price ???

Any advice & experience ???

 

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the only way the sensors might deactiveate is by using a genuine loom, but some factory fit kits are just wired into the reverse light feed so cant be turned of, if this is the case then a fog cut off relay could be used, for a fixed bar with Al-Ko ball and 13 pin elecs (non genuin) would be around £220 +VAT mark

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the only way the sensors might deactiveate is by using a genuine loom, but some factory fit kits are just wired into the reverse light feed so cant be turned of, if this is the case then a fog cut off relay could be used, for a fixed bar with Al-Ko ball and 13 pin elecs (non genuin) would be around £220 +VAT mark

 

 

Yes I think the genuine loom would be best etc, Is it just a plug in job ??? & deactivation for rear sensors ???

I would assume a lot of people buy a Santa Fe for towing and thus towbar fitment & electrics should be a breeze ???

My Zafira dedicated 13 pin loom was only £60 !!!

 

Please advise

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I'm picking up our 2009 SF tomorrow (yeeha :D ) and the Hyundai dealer has fitted a towbar with 13-pin electrics and cutout switch for £300, which they told me was their cost price - seemed like a good price at the time but I probably got ripped off - story of my life :wacko:

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Witter detachable with wiring put in by the towbar specialist fitters. I had negotiated a tow bar with the Hyundai dealer and was expecting the genuine parts but then found they don't fit the bars themselves but use local specialist. The specialist talked of around £600 but that might have included the bike rack which was also part of the deal!

 

My sensors don't turn off but for me it's not an issue. I spend most of my time going forwards and a motor mover takes care of going backwards if complicated or cramped.

 

So far as a tow car is concerned - fantastic! 7 seater manual with self-levelling suspension.

Santa Fe 7 Seater Premium Manual towing Swift Eccles 480 plated to 1500 kg. 

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Picked up the car today and the towbar looks great (must remember to sandpaper the paint off the ball) - and a very neat cut-off switch for the sensors on the dashboard.

 

Great car, by the way - I remember when I bought my Mk1 SF that everyone said the Mk2 was in a different league but I assumed that was just exaggeration - and I'm wrong yet again. Apart from the fact it looks great, the extra 40bhp makes SUCH a difference to performance - can't wait to do some towing. ..

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I'm picking up our 2009 SF tomorrow (yeeha :D ) and the Hyundai dealer has fitted a towbar with 13-pin electrics and cutout switch for £300, which they told me was their cost price - seemed like a good price at the time but I probably got ripped off - story of my life :wacko:

My i10 cost me £320. 13-pin electrics with caravan wires but only a 3rd party wiring loom. I think you did okay.

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You should try the 195hp engine!

 

Would love to but just couldn't stretch the finances to it. ..

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My i10 cost me £320. 13-pin electrics with caravan wires but only a 3rd party wiring loom. I think you did okay.

 

Thanks - makes a change. .. :mellow:

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Also does the fridge and charging circuit all work ok with the 13 pin wiring from independants or Hyundai etc.

 

Independant looms seem to be £204 WOWOWOWOWOWWOWOWO !!! HOW COME ???

 

How much is the 13 pin wiring to work fully Inc fidge etc and charging from Hyundai ???

I would have thought cheaper tha £204 ??? Anyone know ???

 

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Hi bbrown 1664,

I had my new Santa fe 2. 2 CRDi in March & there was no problem fitting a 13 pin then, so I think someone was telling you porkys, must have been all they had with them ?.

 

 

I asked for the 13 pin when I bought mine in july but apparently it wasn't available so ended up with the two 7s instead.

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I have the dedicated loom and witter detachable. I think the loom is sourced from "right connections" anyway I payed £595 to have it fitted and it does automatically turn off reversing sensors and car rear fog lights just by plugging in the 13 pin plug.

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