Xantia and Towsure towbar

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Robbie
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Xantia and Towsure towbar

Post by Robbie » 18 Apr 2002, 19:14

I'm still concerned about the fact I have to cut my bumper to fit the towbar?
This is what it says on the Towsure website
""Bumper requires cutting approx 40mm wide by 15mm deep. Fits to two existing holes plus three more to drill.""
Has any one fitted it to a Xantia hatchback?
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Post by Dave Bamber » 19 Apr 2002, 03:52

Hi Robbie.
Sorry mate, never fitted one but if it's any comfort, I had to cut the bumper on my Berlingo to fit one when the car was 4 months old. I didn't want to but had no choice. Have you tried Witter?, you might not have to do the cut. They are a bit more money but IMO are the best for the job.
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Post by marco » 19 Apr 2002, 03:53

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I'm still concerned about the fact I have to cut my bumper to fit the towbar?
This is what it says on the Towsure website
""Bumper requires cutting approx 40mm wide by 15mm deep. Fits to two existing holes plus three more to drill.""
Has any one fitted it to a Xantia hatchback?
Robbie.

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Post by marco » 19 Apr 2002, 04:00

hi ive a witter on my xantia hatch,no cut in bumper what they done was to release the 2pop in clips just below the tow bar, and pulled it down when tow ball on and gubbins you hardly see any difference in bumper profile give it a go..
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Post by Dave Burns » 20 Apr 2002, 19:47

The witter bar fit's to four existing holes with two to drill through the lashing plates, no need to cut plastic bumper as Marco says although they tell you to in the fitting instructions.
I would suspect the Towsure EU type approved bar would use the same mountings, with the cheapo one you might be expected to drill into the under body somewhere, rather you than me.
If you can run to the Citroen wiring kit it's a simple plug in job apart from the fog light, that cable has to be cut and re-connected elsewhere, if you want to utilise the fog cut out switch in the socket.
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Post by Brian Roberts » 02 May 2002, 00:11

fitted a towsure bracket three years ago on a 1996 hatchback and have been towing my caravan ever since. Found it a simple job and never had to cut bumber to fit mine even though it said I had to in the instructions.
give it a go.
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Post by Gavin1 » 02 May 2002, 04:56

Have just fitted the £48 towsure towbar to my '95 Xantia, very straight forward only have to drill three holes. I found I DIDN'T have to cut the bumper at all.
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