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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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Reinforced Shock Absorbers and Coil Springs
Reinforced shock absorbers and coil springs on the vehicle rear axle reduce pitching motions between the vehicle and the trailer. If not already installed in the factory, these shock absorbers and springs can often be retrofitted at authorized Volk ...

Wear Spots
  A wear spot is a flat spot on the tread of the tires that can be caused by extreme braking maneuvers on subsurface such as asphalt. At the same time a tire during the braking maneuver is rubbed at selective points which ...

Valve, Removing and Installing, Valve Explanations
1. Valve Body 1 -  Valve body 2 -  Valve Insert 3 -  Valve cap The rubber valve for tubeless tires is designed to seal air-tight in the ...

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