fitting towbar 1999 hdi 90 estate

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

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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, slow as a turd but the kids like it
2002 Citroen Xsara Picasso Hdi90 - Dirtied by the kids, Dented by the wife....
Sadly sold the 406, best cars I have ever owned
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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, slow as a turd but the kids like it
2002 Citroen Xsara Picasso Hdi90 - Dirtied by the kids, Dented by the wife....
Sadly sold the 406, best cars I have ever owned
PP2000 user, can help with faults / diagnostics in the Bournemouth area.

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