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Author Topic: Towbar prices/rear parking sensors,2.0 tdci/2007  (Read 1224 times)
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« on: March 22, 2008, 11:37:38 AM »

Hi,any advice on fitting towbar,detachable or fixed regarding parking sensors .Any price guidelines etc? Based near Blackburn ,Lancs,cheers Andy
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008, 12:12:47 PM »

Hi Andy, mine came with a fixed towbar already fitted by the previous owner. The selling garage fitted a 12S socket for me. The parking sensors don't seem to be affected by the bar.


Hope this helps, Mikey Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2008, 08:01:40 PM »

If you are going to be serious towing then I would advise having the towbar fitted by a professional. The wiring has to comply with the law in that your indicators should have an audible warning whilst towing. I have never used a detachable towball but can see their value from a cosmetic point of view. I would be concerned that it may 'wear' over time and not be as secure as a fixed towball.

Parking sensors are not affected by the towbar but you have to consider the extra few centimetres when parking. They make all the difference, apparently.

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008, 10:56:36 AM »

I have a detachable towbar on my current MK2 and you're right that it does look better cosmetically.  The engagement is so positive that I can't envisage any significant wear.  Witter now make one with a plate to anchor a stabiliser.

I had a fixed towbar on my MK1 and although it was professsionally fitted it was too close to the reversing sensors and pushed them partway out of the bumper.  Not a problem in the MK2 as the sensors are lower down.

The great thing about the fixed towbar is the protection it affords in any back end shunt.
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