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Towbar Electrics (Help)

AndyS-line Mar 22, 2015

  1. AndyS-line

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    Guys i have just fitted a tow bar to my 2010 a6 avant. looking for some help on the electrics as i have a bypass relay wondering where to connect the wires to . I think this is the control module for the rear light would i be correct ?. Would anyone have a wiring diagram for this as i am at a loss with what to connect up . Any help would be great.
     

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    #NumberDescriptionQty.
    list of uses; control unit
    1control unit for access and; start authorisation; see illustration:; 909-00
    2control unit for tyre pressure; control; see illustration:; 907-50
    3engine control unit; see illustration:; 906-00; petr. engine
    3engine control unit; see illustration:; 906-05; diesel eng.
    4control unit for automatic; headlight range control; see illustration:; 941-25
    5onboard supply control unit; see illustration:; control unit 2; 907-00
    7cd changers; see illustration:; 035-38
    7connection for external; audio sources; see illustration:; 035-38
    7chip card reader for road; toll system; see illustration:; 035-57
    8interface box with software; see illustration:; 'MMI'; 919-10
    9control unit for special veh.; see illustration:; 907-20
    10display and control unit; for multimedia interface 'mmi'; see illustration:; 919-00
    10sender and receiver unit; for road toll system; see illustration:; 035-57
    11door control unit; see illustration:; right front; 959-10
    12control unit for movement; sensor; see illustration:; 951-40
    13control unit for memory seat; and backrest adjustment; (passenger side); see illustration:; front; 959-20
    14door control unit; see illustration:; right rear; 959-10
    16control unit for parking aid; see illustration:; 919-20
    17control unit for trailer; detection; see illustration:; 945-50
    17control unit for; reversing camera system; see illustration:; 907-40
    17interface control unit; for vehicle location system; see illustration:; 907-31
    17amplifiers; for vehicles with cellphone; preparation; see illustration:; 035-55
    18control unit with software for; electromechanical parking; brake -epb-; see illustration:; 615-60; PR-1KD
    18control unit with software for; electromechanical parking; brake -epb-; see illustration:; 615-65; PR-1KW
    19central control unit for; convenience system; see illustration:; 907-00
    20control unit for battery; monitoring; see illustration:; 915-00
    21receiver for radio-wave clock; see illustration:; 920-00
    22amplifier for sound system; see illustration:; 035-43
    23navigation unit with soft; ware; see illustration:; 035-07
    24tv-receiver (tuner) with; software; see illustration:; analogue; 035-07
    24tv-receiver (tuner) with; software; see illustration:; digital; 035-45
    24amplifier for sound system; see illustration:; 035-40; PR-8YQ,8AJ,; 8DN,8DP+8RY
    24amplifier for sound system; see illustration:; 035-41; PR-8D2,8DY,; 8DS+8RY
    25control and receiver unit with; software for car radio; see illustration:; 035-43
    25control unit for digital; radio reception; see illustration:; 035-45
    25radio unit; see illustration:; 035-40; PR-8YQ,8AJ,; 8DN,8DP
    25radio unit; see illustration:; 035-41; PR-8D2,8DY,; 8DS
    26voice module with software; see illustration:; 035-43
    26receiver unit for; tv reception; see illustration:; 035-40; PR-QU1,QV9
    26receiver unit for; tv reception; see illustration:; 035-41; PR-QV2
    27control unit for auxiliary; heater; see illustration:; 819-70
    27Acontrol unit for fuel; pump; see illustration:; 919-30; frt.-wh.dr.+; PR-A8S
    27Acontrol unit for fuel; pump; see illustration:; 919-32; frt.-wh.dr.+; PR-A8U
    27Acontrol unit for fuel; pump; see illustration:; 919-35; quattro
    28door control unit; see illustration:; left rear; 959-10
    29control unit for memory seat; and backrest adjustment; (drivers side); see illustration:; front; 959-20
    30control unit for airbag; see illustration:; 959-30
    30interface box; for vehicles with preparation; for telephone; see illustration:; 035-57; "J.."
    31door control unit; see illustration:; left front; 959-10
    32control unit for telephone; see illustration:; 035-50
    33interface box; see illustration:; 'HANDY'; 035-56
    34electronic module for steering; column combination switch; see illustration:; 'SMLS'; 953-50
    35control unit; control unit for electronic; steering column lock; see illustration:; 419-50
    35control unit for vehicle; authorisation system; see illustration:; 419-50
    36onboard supply control unit; see illustration:; control unit 1; 907-00
    37relay plate and relays; see illustration:; 937-00
    37relay plate and relays; water box; see illustration:; 937-20
    38abs unit with control unit; see illustration:; 614-10
    39control unit; auxiliary heater; see illustration:; 819-70
    40combi-instrument; see illustration:; 920-00
    41wiper motor with control unit; see illustration:; 955-00
    42ignition/starter switch; see illustration:; 909-00
    43display and control panel with; cu for electronically; controlled air-conditioning; see illustration:; front; 820-00; PR-9AK
    43display and control panel with; cu for electronically; controlled air-conditioning; see illustration:; front; 820-10; PR-9AQ
    44control unit for 6-speed; automatic gearbox; see illustration:; 325-80
    44control unit for automatic; transmission - infin. variable; see illustration:; 927-50
    45diagnosis interface for; data bus (gateway); see illustration:; 907-00
    45control unit for infor-; mation electronics; see illustration:; 035-00; PR-8YQ,8AJ,; 8DP
    45control unit for infor-; mation electronics; see illustration:; 035-05; PR-8DY,8DZ
    46control unit for; distance regulation; see illustration:; 907-05
    47control unit for adaptive; suspension; see illustration:; 616-30
    48control unit for; opening garage door; see illustration:; 907-05


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    #NumberDescriptionQty.
    switch - brake light; switch for clutch; pedal; socket; control unit for trailer; detection
    switch - brake light
    14F0945459Bbrake light sensor; 4 pin1
    -switch for clutch; pedal; see illustration:; 721-25
    socket; for models with; towing facility; PR-1D4
    68K0945505housing for trailer towing; socket; 13 pin1
    77H0971978rd. connector sleeve housing; 13 pin1
    81C0945527cover with grommet1
    9N 01100518hexagon nut; M53
    10N 10680601hexagon socket flat; head bolt; M5X303
    117H0972217Cannular contact w/ solder pinX
    control unit for trailer; detection; PR-1D4
    154F0907383Dcontrol unit for trailer; detection1
    16no replacement part for; this model
    176Q0937713flat contact housing with; contact locking mechanism; 16 pin; black1
    186Q0972883Bflat contact housing with; contact locking mechanism; 12 pin; red1
    -retainer for control unit; see illustration:; right rear; 907-10
     
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  4. c4a5er

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    You need to know what you have....wiring a control or trailer detection module will be completely different from wiring a bypass relay. Trailer detection modules should come with installation instructions. Bypass relays are generic and you should be able to find wiring info online.
     
  5. AndyS-line

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    I have a bypass relay and a bag of scotch clips that came with it. I was just looking to see if i could find a wiring diagram that shows which wires run to the lights from the control module and i could connect the scotch clips to them.
     
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  7. N17ELE

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    Hi Andy
    I have just installed my bypass relay using the information from above link. It was a lot easier to do than I thought. All the connections you need are behind the right hand side cover in the boot. There is a block connector which has all the wires you need including the left hand indicator, there is a power there which you can take a fused power from (mine was the brown plug)
    Happy wiring
     
  8. Blagadan

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    Can you point out the block connector you refer to? I'm about to wire a relay module to my 2010 A6 C6 Avant and the more info I have beforehand the better!
     

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  9. Shaun todd

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    I just used the kufatec loom as it was easier and keeps it all OEM as some of the relay bypass don't work 100% with functionality and register with car .as your car changes certain aspects when towing engaged ... Also if you pdc sensors most relay bypass don't work correctly with the towing
     

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