Jason156 : 156head.
Could I have those pics you have got re: the towbar? Am fitting one to my 156 shortly, also secondhand, and need to know how to take the bumper off to begin with?
Erm you aint gotta.....
You don't have to take the bumper off.
Ah thats it you don't need to take the bumper off.
The two spreaders inside the boot, and going into the spare wheel well are where I'd start(after removing the spare wheel, disconnecting the battery etc), these both spread the load from the subframe outriggers into the boot floor, they will show you where to drill through your Bella
fit the spacers in the big holes you just drilled in your car
(Note the holes inside the boot are big ones and the ones through the lower floor are smaller) and the two bracket supports will then bolt to these from the outside and then the bracket proper then bolts to these.
If the holes through the car are not marked (I took it off mine, not fitted it) although most cars I have done have a dimple in the correct place, then dry build everything and offer it into place, before drilling
Then connect up your wiring, if your not sure what goes where you need a tester. My car had a relay in it which I think stopped the towbar electrics messing up the bulb warniing system, I also think you need (by law anyway) a device to warn the driver of the trailer lights working, a buzzer or a flashing light.
Its not to tricky
Paul Ifn your stuck give me a bell and I'll talk you through it
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