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    Has anyone got the factory fitted towbar fitted to their insignia tourer?

    I am thinking about getting one fitted by the factory and I am wondering if the electrics are 13Pin and fully populated?

    TIA

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    They stopped doing the factory fit so the dealer fitted it, its got one socket instead of two so if you new caravan one socket dose all or you can get-piece lead

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    So if the dealer fits it, what about the self levelling suspension?

    My caravan has the 13pin ISO plug, so wanted to make sure the car came fitted with that and NOT the 12s and 12n.

    According the manual this is what you get with the factory fit option.

    Towing Pack (Sports Tourer)
    ● Trailer stability programme ● Automatic self-levelling rear suspension ● ● ●
    ● Retractable tow bar

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    I think you order the car with the necessary and the dealer fits the tow bar.
    All cars with factory fit tow bars come with euro electrics these days.

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    Cheers for that

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    If you order the towing pack, it is all fitted in the factory, NOT the dealer. It will come with the Euro 12 pin plug, but all UK caravans are now built with the 13 pin plug.

    If not you can buy off the shelf the 13 pin to 12N/12S adaptor. On Vectra, supplementary power for the fridge etc was not provided with the factory fitted towbar.

    Whether this has changed on Insignia, I'm not sure.

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    When I order my insignia they stopped doing the tow pack so the dealer fitted it with the 13 pin all oem

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    Do NOT by the retractable towbar that is original on the Vectra Estate if it is from the same manufacturer on the Insignia. My wire just broke and i got a quote from my Opel dealer for 1300EUR to change the entire towbar. You see, you can´t change just the wire on this brilliant piece of engineering. You have to order and replace the complete towbar. After just overhauling my 6-speed auto(3500eur) and changing my inlet manifold(1500EUR) i am not in the mood for news like this...

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    Thats crap!!

    Luckily my vehicle will be a company car so that should be covered.

    I assume it stopped retracting?

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    Yes, but the wire broke when the towbar was out at least....lucky me

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