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    Default Towbar facelift Vectra Estate

    Hi,

    I searched on the "how to" but couldn't find anything. I want to fit a single electrics towbar to the above and have a few questions:

    1) Anyone done this DIY? It doesn't look that difficult
    2) It looks like the electrics are plug in - but is it really that easy?
    3) If the above is done does it need to be Tech 2'd for all the electrics or will it work straight away?
    4) failing the above, any recommendations for supply and fit - looks horrendously expensive at the dealer
    5) Any other advice/gratuitous insults welcome

    Thanks in advance - please bear in mind when giving advice that I have sexy hands; everything I touch, I f*** !!

    G.O'Rilla

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    anyone fitted one?? yes indeedy...it's a doddle..well it was for me.

    the only trick bit of kit you'll need is a 40mm holesaw to get the wiring through..

    Yes, if you use the VX kit, then the wires do just plug in to the rear fuseboard..and the towing relay clips in there as well..


    Some cars need to be tech2'd.. some don't.. no hard and fast rule..

    The GSi didn't need it but others car's have had to have it done.. normally drop the guy a drink..

    Other reccomendations.?.tried you local witter agent?.. they'll do supply and fit for less than VX..

    Other advice...take the bumper off when fitting it..make it twice as easy..also get a freind to help you.. it's a heavy lump and trying to hold it under the car and do the bolts up is a 3 handed job..other than that it's a easy job to do..VX give you full instructions with the bar and the wiring kit..

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    Ok, my bus isn't facelift but the bum end is the same anyway.

    1:No, not yet, but the bar is in my shed and it is on my to do list. It's just a few nuts and bolts and drilling a couple of holes, if you good with the spanners and DIY, it's no problem.
    2:I think so yes, I have a genuine GM kit, just plug it in, plug the fuse in, may be undo/tighten a screw to connect an earth, that's about it.
    3: It's lottery m8, some will need tech2, some wont, you wont know until you have plugged it in.
    4: Do it yerself if you think you can, there's no guarantee the dealer is going to do the job properly anyway judging by a recent thread on here.
    5:I've just read your last line, take it to the dealers, lol.

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    Damn beaten to it, lol.

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