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Removing a factory fitted tow bar help needed please

It pretty much all in the title to be completely honest, when i bought my fn3 it has come with a factory fitted rear tow bar and i really do hate the look of it and want it off put im not completely sure about the wiring and if i take it off will lights pop up on my dash which i dont want haha.

Does anybody have a clue about this at all? I would be soooo appreciative if someone could help me i want it gone soo much

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I'm pretty sure mate that you should have no probs there
I had a 2.2 crv I put a genuine Honda towbar on it with genuine clip in electrics I had no such issues when putting it on the car or taking it off
Have you looked to see how its been wired in ?

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My mate had a quick look n sed that its gonna be a bumper off job which im not bothered about but not sure if its just a plug in job or not

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The wiring clips in behind the power socket
If you pull the boot seal off you can pull the plastics back to see
If its clip in it should be a piece of cake to remove

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Cheers man will have alook as soon as i want the bugger gone haha

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Not sure on the civic but on many other cars the bumper reinforcement beam is removed and the Tow bar replaces this. If this is the case with the civic you will need to source a replacement rear beam otherwise the bumper will cave in if hit up the rear. I seem to recall seeing the beam when I had my bumper off the other week but have no idea if this is removed and replaced with the tow bar. Might be worth checking out before you start taking the bumper off.

Just a thought.

Maybe wardy2602 can confirm when he fitted his?

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Ahhh cheers mate i dont think it is tbh as ive seen my towbar for sale and it looks like a standard 3 point securing thing but will double check

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This link to the instructions for the mechanical side of it might be useful:-

http://www.witter-towbars.co.uk/uMed...ions/HN60A.pdf

It does make reference to the removal of the crash beam which must be refitted if the tow bar is removed. Beam A essentially replaces the crash beam.

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The tow trust one is the same so looks like you will need to either leave Beam A fitted or source a crash beam to refit in it's place.

http://www.towbars-uk.co.uk/fitting_...ions/TH252.pdf
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I had a Honda Oem towbar on my 2.2 when I had it. The make is written somewhere think it was witter. Anyway I needed a rear crash beam to replace it. There's a few hefty bolts to take off and there's two either side that went through from the back under the boot. And it then pulls out with a tug .
Just a bit of advice if it is the same one.

Oh and the electrics were easy to unplug and hide away.

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I did abit of more research last night ive got a west falia tow bar and i do need a crash bar :/ good job mate mate has the same car as me and wants my tow bar lol

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