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how to fit a towbar on a ford focus

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I fitted a towbar to my car – Mk2.5 Focus No cutting required!Rear bumper off, remove the crash bar, slot the towbar in and bolt it in place. Feed the wires through the reverse light grommet (use something like a screwdriver to help feed the wires through).

How easy/difficult is it to fit a tow bar to Mk1 focus?

how easy /difficult is it to fit a tow bar to a mk1 focus 5 door hatch? very very simple! the mechanic side of the job including removal of the bumper etc should take no longer than 2 hours. all the holes are already drilled in chassis of the car.

Can I fit my own towbar to my Ford car?

Towing brackets for your Ford car come either as kits for self-installation or choose our professional fitting service – you can fit your own towbar with full instructions provided and high quality technical support available.

What is the best towbar for my car?

Detachable towbars avoid any issues with parking sensors picking up the tow bar neck, so ultimately if your car has reverse parking sensors this would be the best option for you. Detachable swan neck towbar, where the neck of the towbar can be removed when not in use.

How long does it take to replace a front tow bar?

very very simple! the mechanic side of the job including removal of the bumper etc should take no longer than 2 hours. all the holes are already drilled in chassis of the car. what kind of tow bar are you going to fit? More sharing options…

What is a detachable swan neck towbar?

Detachable swan neck towbar, where the neck of the towbar can be removed when not in use.

Why is a swan neck towbar tidier?

A swan neck towbar can look tidier on the vehicle because it is more compact and is less likely to set any reverse parking sensors off. We can not guarantee this as it is dependant on the bumper shape and location of the parking sensors. We would recommend the Detachable Swan Neck Towbar if your vehicle has parking sensors.

What are the features of the Ford Focus?

FORD FOCUS DETACHABLE SWAN NECK TOWBAR 1 Neck removable when not in use 2 No issues with reverse parking sensors 3 Compatible with ALKO Stabilisers 4 Compatible with most Cycle Carriers

Where is the towball on a swan neck towbar?

On a Swan Neck towbar, the towball is part of the neck of the towbar.

Do detachable towbars work?

Detachable towbars avoid any issues with parking sensors picking up the tow bar neck, so ultimately if your car has reverse parking sensors this would be the best option for you.

Can a swan neck towbar be removed?

Detachable swan neck towbar, where the neck of the towbar can be removed when not in use. Detachable towbars avoid any issues with parking sensors picking up the tow bar neck, so ultimately if your car has reverse parking sensors this would be the best option for you. Neck removable when not in use.

Can you fit a towbar on a car?

Please remember to check your vehicle’s towing capacity shown on the VIN plate. If your car doesn’t have a towing capacity, we cannot legally fit a Towbar to your vehicle. We recommend you do this before booking, as some vehicles vary throughout make and models (even though we may show some available).

How to secure a towbar to a car?

With the exhaust dropped a bit and the heatshield moved, insert the main part of the towbar into the 2 rails on the back of the car and insert the metal strips with the bolts attached, takes a bit of wiggling about to get them in the holes. secure the towbar with m10 washers and nuts, you will need a 17mm socket. I had to use a universal joint and an extension bar as i didnt want to rip the heatshield off. with the main body of the towbar in place, refit the bumper.

What size socket do I need for a car bumper?

Once you remove the bumper you will see the bumper bar which also needs to be removed, i think its held in place with 4 m8 bolts so you will need a 13mm socket.

How long does it take to remove a bumper?

very very simple! the mechanic side of the job including removal of the bumper etc should take no longer than 2 hours. all the holes are already drilled in chassis of the car.

How to tell what wire goes to what bulb?

by removing the light, you can see what wire goes to what bulb, there is a mixture of thick and thin wires and also some of the same colour so its important you take not of their size.

When did the Mk2 Focus come out?

Mk2 Focus came in about 2005, and towbar will almost certainly be different. (I guess it had the same body style.)

Is Westfalia single socket removeable?

its a westfalia single socket removeable one that i bought on ebay ,thought it looked easy to fit but not too sure about the electrics

Can you connect a car without a relay?

without a rela y is very similar but your cutting out the middle man. Instead of connecting your plug to the relay then to the cars wiring your just connecting the plug straight to the cars wir ing with a buzzer (legal requirement). Same method to identify each wire, remove the lights etc.

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How to flat tow a Ford Focus?

To safely flat tow your Focus, you will need a number of components. For starters, you should install a base plate on the frame of your car. It has connecting points for attaching a tow bar. Ford Focus tow bars can have rigid, telescoping, or self-aligning arms. The choice depends entirely on your personal preferences and the budget. The other end of that bar attaches to the RV’s hitch. The towed vehicle should be equipped with a supplemental braking system and special tow lights that illuminate in accordance with the tail lights of your motorhome. All the above-mentioned products are readily available in our store.

What is a tow bar bracket?

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Can you take a Ford Focus on a camping trip?

When heading on a long-term RV camping trip, taking your Ford Focus along is always a good idea. It’s a matter of convenience. Your car will give you more freedom for running into town for groceries or taking a sightseeing trip as it’s obviously smaller and more maneuverable than your motorhome. There are several ways to make it happen. First of all, you can use a two-wheeled dolly or a four-wheeled trailer. However, you will need storage space at the campsite and at home for it. Besides, it will add to the weight that you are going to pull behind your RV lowering your gas mileage. These are just some of the reasons why flat-towing is a better option.

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