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Old 31-07-2019, 03:23 PM   #31
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Newbie here, sorry to dig up an old thread, joolz you mention no need to remove the rear bumper to fit the towbar. Is that correct?
I've just purchased a genuine kit and going to fit this weekend.
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Bumper stays on. Just the underneath cover has to be removed.
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Old 31-07-2019, 03:29 PM   #32
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Cheers joolz
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Old 31-07-2019, 03:30 PM   #33
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The Mondeo the bumper stays on but the FG the bumper has to come off and a hole cut for the tongue/receiver to come through.
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:28 PM   #34
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Default Re: Ford towbar fitting prices just wow.

I have found a very large price variance between aftermarket tow bar fitters.

Mitsi charged around $990 when I got the Outlander new.

My brother has a BMW M 4 wheel drive thing. His bar was around $4k but it actually electronically retracts behind the bumper when not in use.

Didn't believe it till I saw it.
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Old 06-08-2019, 11:51 PM   #35
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I briefly considered buying a BMW X3 until I discovered a towbar was a $5,500 option.
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Old 07-08-2019, 09:10 PM   #36
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I briefly considered buying a BMW X3 until I discovered a towbar was a $5,500 option.
Was that the retractable one?

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Old 07-08-2019, 09:25 PM   #37
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You still someone to program the TRM (trailer module) to the vehicle...
I'll do it for the cheap price of $1200
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:28 AM   #38
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I ended up buying a genuine Ford kit inc module & harness from Bayford Parts on ebay for $650.
Getting it fitted & programmed at Ford this week as with the genuine kit the rear bar has to come off, and I can't be bothered!
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Old 16-08-2019, 11:31 PM   #39
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I ended up buying a genuine Ford kit inc module & harness from Bayford Parts on ebay for $650.
Getting it fitted & programmed at Ford this week as with the genuine kit the rear bar has to come off, and I can't be bothered!
What did they quote you for install? (If you don't mind me asking) I bought a ford towbar from ford years ago and have never got around to having it installed. Had it booked in at Bayford to get fitted at the same time as the first complimentary service (Aug2016). Then common sense kicked in and I asked them how much? They quoted me around $500+ to install. I then got a quote from Rex gorell at the time and they quoted me ~$300 for the same install.

The towbar and wiring loom is still sitting in my spare room, and my tinnie is still sitting in the back yard lol.
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Old 16-08-2019, 11:36 PM   #40
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What did they quote you for install? (If you don't mind me asking) I bought a ford towbar from ford years ago and have never got around to having it installed. Had it booked in at Bayford to get fitted at the same time as the first complimentary service (Aug2016). Then common sense kicked in and I asked them how much? They quoted me around $500+ to install. I then got a quote from Rex gorell at the time and they quoted me ~$300 for the same install.

The towbar and wiring loom is still sitting in my spare room, and my tinnie is still sitting in the back yard lol.
I bought a tow bar for my Focus for $200 and it sat around for a while before I managed to install it. Wiring (left overs from Ford, free) is going in at the end of this month.

Prices people are quoting here are a bit eye-watering.
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Old 19-08-2019, 09:40 AM   #41
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What did they quote you for install? (If you don't mind me asking) I bought a ford towbar from ford years ago and have never got around to having it installed. Had it booked in at Bayford to get fitted at the same time as the first complimentary service (Aug2016). Then common sense kicked in and I asked them how much? They quoted me around $500+ to install. I then got a quote from Rex gorell at the time and they quoted me ~$300 for the same install.

The towbar and wiring loom is still sitting in my spare room, and my tinnie is still sitting in the back yard lol.
Getting it fitted & programmed tomorrow at Essendon Ford for $350.
I could do it myself and get the module programmed but am time poor!
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