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Originally Posted by jpfrost View Post
Ok, just got my tow bar fitted. Went for a local fitter in Bletchley and very happy with the Westfalia detachable tow bar.

However, when I attached my trailer the indicators now give a beep whenever they are used. I've found out (by removing a bulb) that the beep doesn't occur when the bulb is not working. Now to me that sounds like the wrong way round? Surely, the beep should happen when the bulb is blown?? Or is this some sort of safety feature - to remind you you have a trailer attached?

Thanks in advance.

You have to have a "warning" that the indicators on the trailer are working. In your case thats an audible beep. Some vehicles have an extra "indicators" warning lamp on the dash that lights up when you indicate when towing just like regular indicator lamp. This tends only to work though on dealer fitted OEM towbars. It's a legal requirement - you might hear some trailers have an audible beep on the trailer itself (often council vehicles) that people outside of the towing vehicle can hear!

Yes it can be a bit irksome but you'll get used to it.

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