fitting towbar 1999 hdi 90 estate

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fitting towbar 1999 hdi 90 estate

Post by annie » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:21 am

quoted 250 for a towbar... anyone fitted one themselves with single 7pin electrics. kits new are £80 but look complicated

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Re: fitting towbar 1999 hdi 90 estate

Post by GingerMagic » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:54 am

I fitted my towbar myself ( second hand £30 from eBay ) and had a local towbar fitter fit new electrics to the car for £20.

The towbar is a simple fit, but it MUST come with the special caged nuts which slide into the chassis for the towbar bolts to go into.

I still have a towbar on donor car, but its missing a washer/spacer.
1999 T4 family wagon
2002 Citroen Xsara Picasso Hdi90
2003 Hdi110 Executive estate
1998 406 V6 Coupe - Midlife crisis..!
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Re: fitting towbar 1999 hdi 90 estate

Post by annie » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:07 am

id need to ask then when i buy the kit.
i dont mind secondhand but half the nuts etc will be missing. need a towbar so i need to fit one or buy another one with one on it

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Re: fitting towbar 1999 hdi 90 estate

Post by annie » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:22 am

is this what i need. it looks right and says comes with fitting kithttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161742957960? ... EBIDX%3AIT

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Re: fitting towbar 1999 hdi 90 estate

Post by GingerMagic » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:38 am

Looks okay, all the bits are there and the price is very good.

The caged nuts are the 4 rectangular things ( 2 each side ) on the long arms of the rear bracket.

If you are worried about wiring it in, maybe get some help from a friendly auto electrician, or maybe Steve can chip in with his wiring diagram wizardry.....!!
1999 T4 family wagon
2002 Citroen Xsara Picasso Hdi90
2003 Hdi110 Executive estate
1998 406 V6 Coupe - Midlife crisis..!
PP2000 user, can help with faults / diagnostics in the Bournemouth area.

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