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Tow Bar electrics (EU)

Morhydro

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Mar 26, 2020
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Scotland
The tow bar fitting on my M3 LR is rather difficult. It has an EU standard 13 pin socket which points downwards. All the trailers I have use the older 7 pin socket. By the time I fit a 13pin to 7pin adaptor and then the 7 pin plug the cable is very close to the ground. Since I live up a dirt track I am worried that the trailer plug will strike the ground and damage the 13 pin outlet on the car.

It is a bit odd that Tesla have fitted the outlet this way - most cars of this value the 13 pin outlet is hinged, so when the tow bar is fitted it swings out and is placed horizontally just below the bumper.

Anyone got any neat solutions to this?
 

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