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nebc100
 


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not really a technical question: Tow bar

Hello All,

I am new to the D3 scene, having come from the D2 scene, to the L322 scene, to the L320 scene, and now joining the D3 scene.

I have just bought a rather nice D3 (sadly engine is dead, but that is being sorted). I noticed that the towbar armature is there, but I don't know if/where the towbar itself is.

In the RRS, there was a space under the boot to store the towbar.

Is that the same in the D3 or is there somewhere else that I haven't found?

Thanks in advance.

Nick
  
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daftlad
 


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Hi mate
Look in the boot there are 2 boxes at floor level on the wheel arch could be in there if it's still in the D3
Personally I wouldn't use the supplied tow hook and go for the more robust fixed tow bar
Search towball issues for reasons why
Hope this helps
  
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nebc100
 


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thanks...will take a look tomorrow.

Thanks!!
  
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It's not an armature like the L322 requires to be fitted to take a tow bar, all D3/4 (and the L320 RRS) have the socket for the tow ball as "standard fit".

A better marker for whether you car is hiding a tow bar somewhere is if it is fitted with towing electrics.
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nebc100
 


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I will check that tomorrow.

I only collected the car on Monday. Yesterday I was cleaning it out (it had LOADS of junk inside from the previous owners), and I then noticed that the socket for the towbar is there, and so I assumed that the towbar attachment would also be there.

I saw that the "hatch" for the electrics is there, but I didn't think to look behind it.

I will keep you posted.

If it doesn't have the electrics... Is it hard to fit those, or is it as simple as on the D2 (plugs in to a socket behind the brake light cluster)?
  
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