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Volkswagen Polo Service & Repair Manual: Technical Requirements

Factory-Installed Trailer Hitch

If the vehicle was already delivered from the factory with a trailer hitch, all of the technical and legal requirements for towing a trailer have already been taken into account.
Note that a »13-pin« trailer socket has been installed in many models since the beginning of 1988 instead of the conventional »7-pin« socket. This new socket allows additional electrical consumers in the trailer to be connected, such as back-up lamps. This was not possible with the previous 7-pin socket.
If the trailer that will be hitched has a »7-pin« connector, an adapter cable available from authorized Volkswagen dealers can be used.
   

Retrofitted Trailer Hitch

Note the following if the vehicle will be retrofitted with a trailer hitch:
The trailer hitch is a safety-related component. Only use approved hitches that were designed to meet the vehicle requirements. Trailer hitches from the Volkswagen Accessories program are recommended because they are identical to the hitches installed at the factory. The installation instructions provided with these trailer hitches have also been approved by Volkswagen.
   

Ball Head

Height:
350 to 420 mm, measured from the center of the ball to the road surface, with the total weight within the permitted range
Distance:
At least 65 mm, measured from the center of the ball to the bumper
 
Foreword
Foreword (Edition 10.2014) The content of this guide has been divided into two section. The first section con ...

Trailer Socket
Connect the trailer socket to the vehicle electrical system of the vehicle pulling the trailer according to the manufacturer instructions. Refe ...

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Information stored in the control units
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warningsYour vehicle is factory fitted with electronic control units which are responsible for engine and gearbox management. The control units also monitor the function of the exhaust system and the airbags. These electronic con ...

Flat Spots
What is a Flat Spot From Standing? Terms like flat portion, flattening, are also used as a term for flat spots from standing. Flat spots from standing cause vibration, like an incorrectly balanced wheel. It is important ...

Wiring Harness Repair Set -VAS1978A
The new Wiring Harness Repair Set -VAS1978A- makes optimal repair quality possible in the realm of vehicle electronics. Using the new pliers, repairs affecting harness connectors and for breaks in wiring can be performed. For this purpose, complete repai ...

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