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BMW X5 M50d 2021 with Tow Trust detachable towbar

This 2019 BMW X5 M Sport detachable tow bar was fitted at our premises in Horndean, near Portsmouth in Hampshire. We fitted a Tow-Trust towbar and Right Connections 13 pin dedicated electrics which is 'full function' for towing a caravan and powering the fridge and leisure battery while driving.


By using the dedicated, vehicle specific wiring and integrating into the vehicle systems, it not only activates the towing features built in by BMW when towing but it also maintains the vehicle warranty.

The wiring kit enables the following features when towing:


  • Bulb failure monitoring - the trailer indicators are integrated into the vehicle's bulb fail system, alerting the driver to a trailer bulb failure through a notification on the dash. 

  • Trailer Stability Programme - this safety feature is an extension of the vehicle's Electronic Stability Programme. Using sensors built into the vehicle, it detects any "snaking" from the trailer and brings it back under control by applying the brakes individually on the car.

  • Reversing sensor cut-out - the reversing sensors on the vehicle are automatically deactivated and the parking sensor visual display shows a trailer symbol on infotainment screen.

  • Fog cut-out - the vehicle fog light is deactivated when towing to avoid glare from the fog light reflecting back into the car. 


The owner of this BMW X5 will be using the detachable tow bar for towing a car trailer. The detachable tow bar option is really neat on this X5 and is easy to attach and can be locked to the vehicle with a key for added security.

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