Fitting a towbar to a 406 estate -- DIY job?

Discussion in 'Peugeot 406' started by Graham, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. Graham

    Graham Guest

    I've had a 406 diesel estate for about 3 months now -- well happy with
    it (it's a 1999 2.0 HDi). I now need a towbar with single electrics.
    Does anyone have a view on whether it's a DIY job (I'm pretty competent
    at most DIY jobs on a car including electrics, but have little
    experience of the 406).

    If so, any recommendations for where to buy a towbar?

    If not, any recommendation where (or where not) to go to get one

    Graham, Sep 5, 2005
  2. Graham

    Arturo Ui Guest

    I've had a 406 diesel estate for about 3 months now -- well happy with
    Yes, it is a DIY job - I fitted one with single electrics to my 406 estate
    in about 2 hours - the only fiddly bit is fitting the nut inserts into the
    chassis rails. The electrics wire in on the right-hand side of the car (As
    you look in the tailgate)

    Arturo Ui, Sep 7, 2005
  3. Graham

    Graham Guest

    Thanks Artie. You've convinced me. I'll place the order tonight and
    hopefully have the part in time to fit on Saturday. I'll post again to
    let you know how I get on!
    Graham, Sep 7, 2005
  4. Graham

    Oli Guest

    Ive fitted one to my old 406 estate and last week to my 406 saloon. Piece
    of cake...... Good luck.
    Oli, Sep 9, 2005
  5. Graham

    Graham Guest

    Thanks everyone. New towbar arrived yesterday and was fitted today.
    Took me nearer 6 hours than 2 -- rain-interrupted (bit like the

    Caged nuts were a bit fiddly in the chassis as was doing up the nuts
    above the silencer. But otherwise it really was straightforward.
    Really impressed with the electrics. Both LH and RH indicators were in
    the offside rear lighting loom, as were the fog lights (which are in
    the tailgate).

    Thanks for the advice. One happy 406 driver!
    Graham, Sep 10, 2005
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