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    Question fitting a signum towbar

    hi i am about to fit my genuine vauxhall towbar (got through a mate in the trade for £110 and its detachable think thats cheap).
    i have already had some great help from ste on the wiring side cheers ste.
    the fitting of the towbar looks straight forward enough,just a bit of a boot strip out and exhaust drop,i have just put this thred on incase there is anything obvious to look out for when attaching the towbar cheers

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    I'll let you know at the weekend, as that's when I'm picking up mine from Maverick and fitting it! lol

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    Should be simple enough m8, just make sure you remove all the sound deadening you need to, (inside the car) don’t trap any under the plates for the bar.

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    nice one duncan. i plan to fit mine at the weekend too,so we could be doing it at the same time runnin back and forward to vectra c to look for any new posts regarding problems lol

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    lol - yep!

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    Very straight forward, well mine was at least. It has dimples where to drill and almost 'cut along here' for the coating to chip off.

    All in all not too difficult.

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    the worst part about doing the Signum towbar is removing the inner quarter panel trim its more involved than a Vectra other than that its pretty straight forward. Get a hair drier to warm the sound deadening. It makes removing it a lot easier. Also for a neater job dont cut all the sound deadening out place the inner brackets in place and only remove whats needed.

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    nice one keep the info coming i'm writing it all down!!!

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    This should help :-

    1. Fold flat the rear seats and remove boot floor carpet
    2. Remove rear seatbelt mounts at the top
    3. Remove the top grey pillar trim, 1 x clip removed each side at the top, then gently prize away which will unclip the rest.
    4. Remove the main boot quarter panels, these are held in place by 5 torx srews, which are visible when the top half is removed.
    5. Remove the rear lights.
    6.Jack up the rear of the car and remove both rear wheels. This makes removing the bumper easier.
    7. Remove the rear bumper, 3 x screws in the wheel arch, 2 clips underneath, then remove the bodycolour strip on the bumper that runs along next to the boot seal, there are 2 torx srews to remove here. Then gently pull the bumper away.
    8. Remove the 6 nuts holding on the bumper crash bar and take the crash bar off.

    This sounds like a lot of stripping down, but you can do it all in way less than an hour and it is 100% easier than trying to work around it all.

    Heat up the soundproof matting on the boot floor and peal off as required, drill through the 4 dimples to the correct size. Insert the towbar plates with the shafts going through the holes.

    From beneath, offer up the tow bar, no need to even drop the exhausts and the shafts from the plates will go through the towbar, simply bolt up and install the electrics.

    I did the whole job in less than 2 hours. IT is very easy, as said, there is a lot of stripping down but it does allow you to do the job right.

    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    I'll let you know at the weekend, as that's when I'm picking up mine from Maverick and fitting it! lol
    I lied! lol For some reason I thought I was meeting Matt tomorrow - it's not until next weekend!

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