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    anybody know of a decent one?

    i already have a detachable westfalia towbar & soon to have the genuine VX electrics for it. i need both fitting.

    any rough prices would be helpful too.


    thanks guys

    alex

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    Try Mancherster Towbar Centre in Ardwick or Peter Bowman in Bury.
    www.manchestertowbars.co.uk
    www.towing.co.uk

    I have used both before and they really know their stuff.
    Peter Bowman for renting car trailers, and M'cr towbar for when I worked in car hire.

    Chris

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    thanks mate but think im guna do it myself next week now. pick up the 12N electrics in the morning


    info might be useful to someone else though.

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    I fitted one of those, and the electrics. One of these makes it a lot easier - http://www.screwfix.com/prods/15976/...p-Drill-4-22mm - just make sure it goes big enough. You can get them on market stalls, they don't need to be top quality to survive for 4 holes.

    You need to clear back the rubber inside the boot and play about with both plates to make sure you have them the right way round. I painted the towbar with underseal too as I fitted it otherwise once fitted the top surfaces will be impossible to get to.

    The detachable bit will fit under the spare wheel on top of the tools. I keep the greasy end in a plastic bag and then the whole thing in it's own cloth bag.

    The Vx wiring fitted and worked fine without and tech2 installation.

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    I just used a 22mm metal hole saw, drilled the holes in no time, even using a cordless drill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cam View Post
    I just used a 22mm metal hole saw, drilled the holes in no time, even using a cordless drill
    ive been looking today for somethin to do them with. i saw the hole saw's. but total cost for the adaptor bit, plus a 22mm & 40mm would cost me £35 & i dont know if its worth it as ill only use it once

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    Quote Originally Posted by m111kan View Post
    ive been looking today for somethin to do them with. i saw the hole saw's. but total cost for the adaptor bit, plus a 22mm & 40mm would cost me £35 & i dont know if its worth it as ill only use it once
    What do you need that for? the specific wiring kit comes with the socket un-attached and there is a grommet already at the back that you can poke out for getting the cable through?

    When are you doing it? I've got a hole saw that I could post down to you lol, would only cost you the postage back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cam View Post
    What do you need that for? the specific wiring kit comes with the socket un-attached and there is a grommet already at the back that you can poke out for getting the cable through?

    When are you doing it? I've got a hole saw that I could post down to you lol, would only cost you the postage back
    i thought you had to drill a 40mm into the boot to feed the electrics in.....so it says on the 12N instructions??

    ideally i want to be doing it this weekend. lol

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    would be easier to just take the socket off the cable and drill another 22mm hole if the grommet isn't there. Take the trim off in the boot and have a look and see if there is a grommet there, no harm done either way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cam View Post
    would be easier to just take the socket off the cable and drill another 22mm hole if the grommet isn't there. Take the trim off in the boot and have a look and see if there is a grommet there, no harm done either way
    just looked. signum has bit that pops out, vectra has to be drilled

    vec estate my have the pop out (i dont know) but hatch needs drilling
    Last edited by m111kan; 8th May 2010 at 16:55.

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