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Towbar removal

Got a factory fit towbar that I want to remove. Anyone got the instructions on how to fit? may help removal.........

If not, removal of the rear bumper? where does the wiring plug into the cars main loom (drivers side boot panel)?

Any help would be most welcomed!

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Will you be selling this then?
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I hope that wasn't fitted from new, if it was, you may have a problem.
When a towbar is fitted, a beam is removed from behind the bumber and replaced with one that has the towbar on it. You will definately need this. Its a steel box section, about 4ft long. You may also need a new bumper as a piece will have been cut out. As for wiring, it really does depend on which of the 3 methods were used. If a factory fit, it should be a plug in unit

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I was going to let a friend have the towbar but on reading the post by Simontodd I have decided to leave it on the car.
Can anyone recommend an aftermarket towbar with electrics? My mate is on a tight budget...............
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You could get him to buy the replacement beam and swap the bumpers?
That would keep the cost low

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I hope that wasn't fitted from new, if it was, you may have a problem.
When a towbar is fitted, a beam is removed from behind the bumber and replaced with one that has the towbar on it. You will definately need this. Its a steel box section, about 4ft long. You may also need a new bumper as a piece will have been cut out. As for wiring, it really does depend on which of the 3 methods were used. If a factory fit, it should be a plug in unit

Regards

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I've got a towbar on mine. not sure if it was factory fit, but was thinking of removing it.
How do you check whether it was factory fit or not?
Is the factory one welded into the bumper support bar? or just drilled in?
would it look any different from a non-factory fit one?
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