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Wiring 2010 Subaru Outback to Tow European Spec Trailer


I was looking for wiring kit for towbar for my Subaru Outback diesel 2010 model, and only thing I found is 4 wire kit that you have for it. I also saw that you have some converters but I am not sure which one to use to make it compatible with european spec trailers 7 wires. Could you please advise me if there is some solution since I beleive you had similar requests in the past, as I realy like the simple plug in option that you are offering without cutting wires... Thanks in advance.


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A European 7-Way trailer connector has the same functions that a US 4-Way has. We do not have an adapter or a harness made with a European 7-Way. If your 2010 Subaru Outback was made for the North American market then you can use the Curt harness, # C56040 if it's NOT a sport model or # C56111 for sport models.

In order to get it to work with a European 7-Way, you would need to cut off the 4-Way end and then use another converter, # 118158 . You would attach the the white, green, and yellow wires on the input side with the matching colors on the Curt harness 4-Way end you cut off. The brown wire would bypass the converter but you would need to attach a jumper wire to it because the European 7-Way has 2 pins for tail lights.

I have included a picture that might help with the remainder of the wiring. The yellow wire from the converter would go to the 1 pin. Green would go to the 4 pin. Red would go to the 6 pin. One brown wire would go to the 5 pin, the jumper would go to the 7 pin.

You would need to attach your own wire to the 3 pin and attach the other end to the vehicle frame on a bare metal surface. The number 2 pin is for trailer fog lights, if needed.

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