Factory Tow Bar - Checking What Should Be There...

Discussion in 'General VW T6 Chat' started by czmate1999, 22 Mar 2020.

  1. czmate1999

    czmate1999 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Hi All,

    Just got the van back from convertors, very happy and a bit of a build thread coming, but just wanted to double check i got everything back for the tow bar - not having overly paid much attention to it when it was bolted to the back of the van.

    Please could someone conform what should be there. currently i have the foam case and the actual tow bar (no cables or instructions), is this right?

    Just want to double check.

    Many thanks

    CZ.
     
  2. Dilbert

    Dilbert STOPPED traveling... VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Sounds right. The instruction are in the van handbook.

    You should also have 2 red keys (taped to the tow ball?) and a plastic cap on the ball.
     
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  3. czmate1999

    czmate1999 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    This is what I have. One key is already inserted... can’t seem to remove it... I can give it a quarter turn but it won't come out. also the handle it is attached to does not turn either... Am i missing something?

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  4. Jack T

    Jack T Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Push the bar into the socket on the van and it will give a positive click. Once done turn the key to the lock position with the arrow remove it and put in safe place.

    To remove the bar turn the key to unlock position. Pull and then turn the handle to remove the bar.

    There should be a plastic plug in the van at the moment to keep the dirt out, just swap this over when using or not using the bar

    HTH
     
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  5. keith baker

    keith baker Member VCDS User VIP Member

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    I got a 13 to 7 pin converter as well.
     
  6. Pete C

    Pete C T30 102bhp converted to camper VIP Member T6 Legend

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  7. czmate1999

    czmate1999 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Can you post a photo of it on this thread? Thx.
     
  8. Paynewright

    Paynewright Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    And grease on your carpet :) on mine the end the pushes into the bracket on the van was liberally coated with grease!
     
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  9. Dilbert

    Dilbert STOPPED traveling... VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I don't think that is a standard VW item. They are chip as chips anyway and usually obtained if required when you purchase something to attach to your towbar that only has the old 7 pin plug; i.e. trailer, caravan, lighting board or bike carrier.
     
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  10. keith baker

    keith baker Member VCDS User VIP Member

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    Mine came with the van from the converters. Factory fitted towbar specced.

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  11. czmate1999

    czmate1999 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Cheers, mine was a factory fit direct from VW - don't recognise that so i assume it didn't come with it. Thanks!
     
  12. czmate1999

    czmate1999 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    no grease luckily :)
     
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