Regardless of you need to move house, go on vacation with a caravan, get rid of of green waste, or have a hitch is pretty handy. In this article, we will explain the electrical connection of a trailer hitch of a Citroen Berlingo . In actual fact, regardless if the installation process is not complex, it is necessary to describe some points to consider this task without any issue. First of all, we will find out what the electrical wiring harness of your car hitch contains, then, in a second step, how to make the electrical connection of the hitch of a Citroen Berlingo .


What’s the wiring harness for a Citroen Berlingo hitch trailer?

Why do we have to connect a wiring harness with the hitch trailer of a Citroen Berlingo?

So we will commence our content page by explaining the fundamentals of a wiring harness of a Citroen Berlingo. In order to understand how it functions, you must previously understand its necessity. Whether you have a trailer or a caravan to tow, it is important and above all mandatory by the highway code to follow certain requirements, here they are:

  • A solid chassis for the trailer…
  • Wheels that fit.
  • An electrical connection.
  • A license plate in plain sight.
  • A stoplight repeater.
  • A traffic light repeater.
  • A blinker repeater.
  • License plate illumination.
  • A fog light repeater.

In order to fulfill all the electrical requirements, you will need to install a wiring harness connection on the hitch trailer of your Citroen Berlingo . We will concentrate on this in this post, if you want to learn how to install the hitch of a Citroen Berlingo, please find out our content page on this topic.

What is the electrical connection of the trailer hitch of a Citroen Berlingo?

We will now quickly explain how the electrical connection of your hitch functions. The connection uses the 12-volt current from your car to power the hitch lights on your Citroen Berlingo. There are two different systems of electrical connection for a hitch, here they are:

  • The 7-pin electric plug for a Citroen Berlingo trailer, 7 pins : This is the classic plug that will be determined on all Citroen Berlingo hitches. This electrical connection will allow you to transmit all the lighting functions necessary for the rear signalling of your trailer, you will locate a plug for each objective (left and right indicators, ground, fog light, left and right position light, left and right brake light).
  • Electrical connection for caravan with 13-pin plug for Citroen Berlingo: This plug system is principally used for caravans that involve 12 volts inside to supply the various electrical gear in the cabin. This type of connection necessitates the use of an adapter. The extra pins will bring the 12 volt power permanently (to recharge a battery in the caravan) and the 12 volt power in use (to use the 12 volt equipment when the car is switched on).

How do I hook up the wiring harness of a Citroen Berlingo?

To end this content page, we will quickly explain you how to produce the connection of the wiring harness of your Citroen Berlingo .

How to make the connection of the wiring harness of an old Citroen Berlingo?

To mount the wiring harness of an old Citroen Berlingo, you will have to go and get all the necessary cables in the rear lights of this one. We suggest you to call in a car electrician for this intervention because it is complex, but we will nevertheless summarize the most important steps to be performed:

  • Remove the trunk lining from your Citroen Berlingo to access the rear light unit.
  • Identify the wires that correspond to each of the taillight functions.
  • Connect them to the lugs on the wiring harness on your hitch.
  • Close the whole thing down.

How do you connect the wiring harness of a recent Citroen Berlingo?

For new Citroen Berlingos, the wiring harness is much simpler to connect:

  • You can use a multiplexable box, you will locate particular ones for your Citroen Berlingo and universal models. It’s up to you to select according to your budget, know that a universal version costs between 30 and 60 euros.
  • Remove the trunk lining from your Citroen Berlingo so that you can route the cables from your box to the front of your Citroen Berlingo and connect them to your fuse box.
  • Install the case in the trunk properly.
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  • You don’t have to retrieve your cables from the trunk and connect them to your outlet.

How do you hook up the power to a trailer on Citroen Berlingo?

Finally, to end this content page we will quickly explain you how to produce the electrical connection of a caravan on your Citroen Berlingo . To get this done you will inevitably have to go through one of the previous steps, it’s up to you to select the one that corresponds to your model and your budget. After you have done this, the last step will be to buy an adapter that goes from a 7-pin plug to a 13-pin plug so that you can benefit from the 12 volt current in your caravan. These adapters come at different prices, you will need to count between 15 and 40 euros. All you have to do is plug it into your 7-pin plug.

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