Join Date: Jun 2008
Drives: ceed 1.6l crdi sw
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I was fitting my towbar (estate) and the reason was to identify the wiring cables. I though I may get access to the loom below the lights but its not possible as the there is no room for connections. The cluster just pops out, it is held in place with snap on metal fixings, just have to pull hard.
To do all the wiring is a major pain as you have to dismantle most of the interior boot trim, I placed the wiring connectors in behind the boot passenger side panel (uk model) to do this I had to remove the rear seat fixed section next to the doors and then plastic panel below the boot window, it pops off and has bolts at the rear seat top catches, this allowed me to partially take off the rear side cloth panel. In behind this is a large area (behind the rear wheel arch) there is also a connector which joins the main loom to the rear light cluster wiring. I used this to identify each of the wires. There is also plenty of room to fix all the relays. I then had to run the main supply cables all the way to the battery down the passenger side at floor level out in front of the front door, into the wheel arch and upto the battery following the main loom.
Back at the boot I also had to take off the lower boot hatch panels to run 1 cable for the drivers side indicator, again I had to dismantle most of the rear side panels just to connect the indicator. The towbar main cables came in at the same point were the relays are fixed.
Hope this helps, one tip is to use big flat tools to remove the snap on panels as the clips behind them are very fragile. Took me two nights to complete the wiring