removable tow bar fitting!!

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by david bailey via, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. I have had a 406 td saloon for a few years now and it has a lockable/
    removeable tow hitch in the boot. I never needed before now and have no
    idea how to fit it to the car. Under the boot is the electrics connector
    and a socket for the tow hitch to fit. My dimness is at its highest has I
    cannot work out how to fit it apart from hitting it with a slegde hammer. I
    have the key etc.

    Help me please!!!
    david bailey via, Apr 9, 2005
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  2. david bailey via

    Gunslinger Guest

    If its like the ones on my old 306's:

    1. Remove the plastic cap to reveal the socket on the towbar into which the
    tow ball assembly fits

    2. There is an internal spring loaded bolt which secures the tow ball
    assembly in place while in use. You will need to unscrew it using the little
    lever to one side of the tow bar socket - rotate this lever anticlockwise
    until you can pull this bolt back

    3. Offer the towball up to the towbar socket upside down, it should then
    slide in. Rotate it right side up, you may feel it click into position as
    the tip of the retractable bolt lines up with the hole in the side of the
    towball shaft. Release the bolt lever and retighten to secure the tow ball
    in position.

    4. Removal is reverse of the above. Strictly speaking, it is a legal
    requirement to do so whenever driving solo, as the tow ball obcures the rear
    number plate on the models where this type of towbar is normally fitted.
    Gunslinger, Apr 11, 2005
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  3. Hi Gunslinger
    Thanks for your help, I am off to try it now , if it ever stops raining
    Appreciate your clear instructions, even a know nought like me should be
    able to fix the tow bar.
    david bailey via, Apr 13, 2005
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