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    A4 Avant towbar fitting woe.....URGENT

    Hi guys,

    Half way through fitting my new towbar onto the Avant and hit a bit of an issue. I've removed the old inner bumper bar, but when I slide in the new Bosal tow bar it's too long! It hits a plastic bung/plate that has been sealed inside the tube/tunnel that the bar slides into.

    It's definitely the right towbar judging by part numbers etc.

    Do I have to remove the plastic bung/plate thing? Surely that is there to prevent water running right through the tube/tunnel?

    Also, Are these Audi's partially pre-wired for the electrics? I can't find any 'surplus' wires to join to.

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    I can't help with this but do u have to cut ur bumper to fit the tow bar any chance of a couple of pics as I want to get one fitted so I can carry bikes in tow bar mounted rack

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    Quote Originally Posted by S4_dan View Post
    Also, Are these Audi's partially pre-wired for the electrics? I can't find any 'surplus' wires to join to.
    AFAIK Audi only do 2 types of pre-wiring for options not fitted at the factory:
    - heated door mirrors
    - satellite radio on US cars
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    Quote Originally Posted by PetrolDave View Post
    AFAIK Audi only do 2 types of pre-wiring for options not fitted at the factory:
    - heated door mirrors
    - satellite radio on US cars
    I've managed to join into the original lamp wiring, all ok now. Cheers.



    Quote Originally Posted by bradh View Post
    I can't help with this but do u have to cut ur bumper to fit the tow bar any chance of a couple of pics as I want to get one fitted so I can carry bikes in tow bar mounted rack
    Mine is a Swan Neck towbar, so not sure if you can get bike racks for them?
    Yes there is a small cut required but it's not visible. Will take pics as i go along.

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    FOR SALE - Eibach Pro Sport springs for a 2.5 V6 B6/7 PM ME.

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    Towbar is now on the car. The plastic plates need to be removed for fitting of this Bosal towbar (034601) as this particular towbar is for B6 & B7 platforms.



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    Mods Done: Q5 Rear aero wiper. Front ambient light install. Led number plate lens. Towbar with 13pin electrics.
    Mods to complete: Sport shocks to go with Eibach pro springs. Fit 17" 5 star matt black wheels. Fix lack of torque at low revs. Get a custom exhaust system fitted.

    FOR SALE - Eibach Pro Sport springs for a 2.5 V6 B6/7 PM ME.

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    If u could take a pic of the cut that would be awesome cheers

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    I forgot to take a pic i'm afraid. Will get underneath with the camera today and get a snap-shop.

    The cut out area was 2" x 1.5"..... at the very bottom of the valance. The cut is invisible and small. It is just the base of the neck that fouls the valance base.

    Dan
    2002 2.5 V6 Quattro
    Mods Done: Q5 Rear aero wiper. Front ambient light install. Led number plate lens. Towbar with 13pin electrics.
    Mods to complete: Sport shocks to go with Eibach pro springs. Fit 17" 5 star matt black wheels. Fix lack of torque at low revs. Get a custom exhaust system fitted.

    FOR SALE - Eibach Pro Sport springs for a 2.5 V6 B6/7 PM ME.

 

 

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