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    X Trail towbar kits online

    Hi chaps,
    Anyone bought any of the various towbar kits you can get online for an X Trail? I need to fit one but am a bit unsure about the quality of the ones I've seen for around the £90 mark,

    Cheers

    Stratts
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    not an xtrail but got a witter one for my astra estate cant fault the build quality of the witter ones at all stratts 110 quid for the kit and a 7 way relay was a tenner.you need the relay to stop your canbus going doolally .also had one on my last car a volvo s60 and that towed a caravan round cornwall 3 years running without dropping off atb iain

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    Ok thanks mate I'll check em out
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    We have an after market trailer n tow bar place here , fraction of the price of the manufacturers prices & last was a witter. Can't fault it
    Paul

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    I had an Xtrail that I fitted a towbar to. Here's what you have to do.
    You will have to remove the bumper (easy enough).
    The towbar will then slide into the chassis and have to be bolted up.
    Then you fit the electrics. I had a dedicated kit that used proper fittings and it makes things a lot easier plus you will not have to chop your wiring loom to pieces.(recommended). The real PITA is fitting the earth wire but standing looking at the boot behind the panel on your upper LHS is a common earth point. The wiring will require removal of panels in the boot area.
    Put all the panels back together after you have checked everything works (recommended)
    You will have to remove a small square of plastic from the bumper to clear the towbar fitting.
    Put bumper back on.

    All modern towbars must have a flat top to the ball and stamped into this will be a BS number or ISO number. It's the law. Things have changed rrecently regarding towbars so make sure you check them out.
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    Witter are long standing and well renowned for their quality have had several for caravan towing. If doing it yourself make sure you use all the bolts into all the anchorage's provided. There are people who did not use all the correct anchor points and fell foul of the vehicle examiner after an accident. Tom

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