406 tow bar cage nuts

Discuss the 406's Bodywork stuff in here (what parts fit what, what can be interchanged with what etc etc).

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Re: 406 tow bar cage nuts

Post by Catflem » Mon May 09, 2011 3:12 pm

I had a removable tow bar fitted to my V40, the problem was that some bugger removed the swan necked tow ball one night.

When I contacted the manufacturers they refused to supply the swan neck on its own because it is allegedly against EU legislation to do so. But they did offer to sell me a complete towbar :evil:

In the end I picked up a similar swan neck from a breakers, and ended up redrilling it, and adding shims to make it fit the existing bracket.

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Re: 406 tow bar cage nuts

Post by Doggy » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:28 am

We're in the process of swapping the towbar over from my bro's 110 to his 2.2.

Has anyone managed to remove the cage nuts and transfer them successfully to another car? (They look a lot easier to fit than remove).

Failing that, don't suppose anyone has 4 of these cage nuts, or a definite source at sensible money?
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Re: 406 tow bar cage nuts

Post by GingerMagic » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:33 am

They should just push forward and drop out.....

I'll have a crack at mine later - it is possible to fit the towbar without removing the back-box but a bit fiddlier.
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Re: 406 tow bar cage nuts

Post by Doggy » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:55 pm

steve_earwig wrote:There's a few on Service Box, they're either supplied by Brink, Le Rapide or - (yes - ) Any idea which yours is?

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ServiceBox wasn't working yesterday, it is today, but I can't find the diagram above - any idea what it's listed under?
I found 'Towing ball and harnesses" in the rear bodywork section, but there's no drawing attached. :?
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Re: 406 tow bar cage nuts

Post by Doggy » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:51 pm

* Bump *

Having real trouble finding some of these - any ideas folks?
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Re: 406 tow bar cage nuts

Post by GingerMagic » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:12 pm

Can you not get the old ones out..?

They are a bit tricky mind, but not impossible
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Re: 406 tow bar cage nuts

Post by Doggy » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:33 am

He sold the car last weekend without getting them out, (it was stuck on a soggy lawn which didn't help).
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Re: 406 tow bar cage nuts

Post by Doggy » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:44 pm

Panic over. The trailer sales & hire place up the road has just rung to say they've arrived......

(I did ask him to let me know last Tuesday if he could get them and if so how much).
Heard nowt up to today, so assumed that was a no. :roll:
How much?
£3 each.
Worth it to get to the end of this little escapade, I suppose.
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Re: 406 tow bar cage nuts

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:01 am

That's a good price Doggy, when I was removing mine for the car in the breakers I didn't realise that the fittings were not in place from the factory :x .
Cue much cursing when I came to fit it to mine two weeks later after refurbing it :frown: , I tryed every where to get these blasted things, Peugeot main dealers,
The tow bar manufactures ect ect.
In the end I made my own :roll: , trust me £12 for four was a bleeding bargin :lol:

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Re: 406 tow bar cage nuts

Post by steve_earwig » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:48 am

Doggy wrote:
steve_earwig wrote:There's a few on Service Box, they're either supplied by Brink, Le Rapide or - (yes - ) Any idea which yours is?

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ServiceBox wasn't working yesterday, it is today, but I can't find the diagram above - any idea what it's listed under?
I found 'Towing ball and harnesses" in the rear bodywork section, but there's no drawing attached. :?
Sorry mate, I only just spotted this :oops: I guess it's a bit late now (well done for sorting it) but they were under accessories/transport solutions but I can't find them now either :frown: .
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Re: 406 tow bar cage nuts

Post by Doggy » Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:48 pm

No worries, they're resting on my front seat at the mo. :D
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