Whether you need to move house, go on vacation with a caravan, dispose of green waste, or have a hitch is really handy. In this article, we will explain the electrical connection of a trailer hitch of a Opel Vivaro . In truth, even if the set up process is not difficult, it is necessary to explain some points to consider this intervention without any issue. Firstly, we will discover what the electrical wiring harness of your motor vehicle hitch contains, then, in a second step, how to make the electrical connection of the hitch of a Opel Vivaro .


What’s the wiring harness for a Opel Vivaro hitch trailer?

Why do we have to connect a wiring harness with the hitch trailer of a Opel Vivaro?

So we will start our content by detailing the basics of a wiring harness of a Opel Vivaro. In order to understand how it works, you must already understand its necessity. If you have a trailer or a caravan to tow, it is fundamental and above all mandatory by the highway code to follow certain laws, 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 meet all the electrical regulations, you will need to install a wiring harness connection on the hitch trailer of your Opel Vivaro . We will concentrate on this in this article, if you want to learn how to install the hitch of a Opel Vivaro, please discover our content on this theme.

What is the electrical connection of the trailer hitch of a Opel Vivaro?

We will now fairly quickly explain how the electrical connection of your hitch works. The connection uses the 12-volt current from your motor vehicle to power the hitch lights on your Opel Vivaro. There are two different systems of electrical connection for a hitch, here they are:

  • The 7-pin electric plug for a Opel Vivaro trailer, 7 pins : This is the classic plug that will be discovered on all Opel Vivaro hitches. This electrical connection will enable you to transmit all the lighting functions required for the rear signalling of your trailer, you will find a plug for each function (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 Opel Vivaro: 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 needs 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 Opel Vivaro?

To conclude this content, we will fairly quickly explain you how to make the connection of the wiring harness of your Opel Vivaro .

How to make the connection of the wiring harness of an old Opel Vivaro?

To mount the wiring harness of an old Opel Vivaro, you will have to go and get all the necessary cables in the rear lights of this one. We advise you to call in a motor vehicle electrician for this intervention because it is difficult, but we will nevertheless summarize the most important steps to be accomplished:

  • Remove the trunk lining from your Opel Vivaro 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 Opel Vivaro?

For modern Opel Vivaros, the wiring harness is much simpler to connect:

  • You can use a multiplexable box, you will find specific ones for your Opel Vivaro 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 Opel Vivaro so that you can route the cables from your box to the front of your Opel Vivaro 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 Opel Vivaro?

Finally, to conclude this content we will fairly quickly explain you how to make the electrical connection of a caravan on your Opel Vivaro . To achieve this you will inevitably have to go through one of the previous steps, it’s up to you to select the one that means your model and your budget. After you have conducted 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.

If you need more tutorials on the Opel Vivaro, go to our Opel Vivaro category.