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Tow bar help

riggssuzuki Mar 21, 2012

  1. riggssuzuki

    riggssuzuki Active Member

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    I am trying to get detaiuls about an Audi fitted towbar. They are quoting me in excess of £1300 to fit one. THey say its because the entire rear of the car needs replaced and that the car needs a software update. They also say its only audi who can do it without causing damage to the wiring and canbus programming. I am beiong ripped off? Previous cars only cost up to a max of £500.
     
  2. riggssuzuki

    riggssuzuki Active Member

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    Ok. Another question. Anyone know if the lower valance/diffuser on the rear bumper is replaceable? It looks like it is. Audi say they cant fit a towbar because of the valance thing. Local towbar bloke says no prob. Just change it for a standard valance/diffuser. Anyone got one going for spares??????
     
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    riggssuzuki Active Member

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    Anyone?????
     
  4. l5tuy

    l5tuy Member VCDS Map User

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    Course your being ripped off, it's the dealer. I am away to fit a towbar to my saloon and have done a bit of research, it's all straight forward enough with the exception of the coding in. My best advice is to do a internet search as well as a google one and you will get answers to all your questions.

    5tuy
     
  5. VRStu

    VRStu Just Looking VCDS Map User

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    Fitted my own towbar. Bought OEM (Westfalia) from PF Jones for about £300. The Lower section of the bumper is replaceable but if you buy a removable Westfalia bar you hardly need to cut it.
     
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    VRStu Just Looking VCDS Map User

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  7. murran

    murran Well-Known Member

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    im in the middle of fitting a gen. towbar kit to an 05 plate touran........ to say its a ballache laying cables all the way to the under dash area is an understatement. and all so it automatically turns the parking sensors off when a trailer is hooked up etc.

    not got as far as coding it in etc yet.
     
  8. riggssuzuki

    riggssuzuki Active Member

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    Towbar was fitted with no issues whatso ever by local caravan dealer. Ok they had to cut a hole in the rear splitter thing but it looks ok. Just the parking sensors still come on. So i just switch them off. The car towed like a dream. MPG was shocking but i expected that. Dont think too many people were complaining about being held up by a caravan lets put it that way!! :icon_thumright:
     
  9. TripleD

    TripleD Audi Novice

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    Got a picture of it fitted? Was it a removable one?
     
  10. riggssuzuki

    riggssuzuki Active Member

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    Yes it was and i will get a pic at the weekend when i get home.
     
  11. riggssuzuki

    riggssuzuki Active Member

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    By the way i have been quoted £31 for a replacement spoiler thingy to replace the one thats been cut should i ever remove the towbar completely. Thats direct from Audi.......Tidy!
     
  12. TripleD

    TripleD Audi Novice

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    Bargin! But guess you need it painting too!
     

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