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June 03, 2014, 08:38:43 PM

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Factory fit towbar replacement
« on: June 03, 2014, 08:38:43 PM »
Just dropped the x5 for the electrics to be completed as they don't come wired for the caravan fridge etc but had a fault up to say tow bar not locked when retracted and hey ho it needs a complete new tow bar fitted not the best start it's the second time the fault has happened last time it was deployed but not locked

Hopefully get it back to moz
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June 03, 2014, 09:21:06 PM
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Re: Factory fit towbar replacement
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2014, 09:21:06 PM »
Not good!  Good thing you spotted it.

So BMW are still not correctly wiring up the 13-pin electrics eh?  That issue has been going on for three generations of X5 now and they still advertise the car as having the 13-pin system.  My X6 had to be done last year and our Mini has exactly the same wiring issue.

Dealers ought to be flagging this to BMW to get the brochures changed, or the UK spec cars to be properly wired as it apparently only affects UK cars.  Not sure I understand why only the UK as it's a Euro standard.

Oh and my wiring was a warranty job - free!

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June 03, 2014, 09:42:45 PM
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Re: Factory fit towbar replacement
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2014, 09:42:45 PM »
Thanks  to one of youre previous posts i am getting the wiring done free  :)

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June 04, 2014, 07:20:44 PM
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Re: Factory fit towbar replacement
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2014, 07:20:44 PM »
New towbar fitted and electrics all wired up  :) :) :)
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July 30, 2014, 10:01:32 PM
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Re: Factory fit towbar replacement
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2014, 10:01:32 PM »
New towbar fitted and electrics all wired up  :) :) :)

Do you have details of what needs to be done by the dealer? I've complained to mine re wiring omissions and they say they don't know what needs to be done and what parts they'd need! Had the same problem with my previous X3.

Do you have an invoice showing parts / part numbers used etc?

July 31, 2014, 08:14:28 AM
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Re: Factory fit towbar replacement
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2014, 08:14:28 AM »
Hi I am sorry I complained that much it was done free of charge it is a BMW part kit and costs around £475 fitted  if you get no joy drop me a pm and I will try and get the part no off the dealer

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July 31, 2014, 09:22:29 AM
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Re: Factory fit towbar replacement
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2014, 09:22:29 AM »
Hi I am sorry I complained that much it was done free of charge it is a BMW part kit and costs around £475 fitted  if you get no joy drop me a pm and I will try and get the part no off the dealer

Graeme

Just booked mine in to get it rewired under warranty (and to fix various other problems at the same time!)

Thanks again...

Mark.

July 31, 2014, 06:48:18 PM
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Re: Factory fit towbar replacement
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2014, 06:48:18 PM »
Nothing serious I hope love mine and it tows like a dream probable better than the D4 I had previous
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July 31, 2014, 07:28:36 PM
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Re: Factory fit towbar replacement
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2014, 07:28:36 PM »
Nothing serious I hope love mine and it tows like a dream probable better than the D4 I had previous

I have the comfort front and rear seats, they're great except that the offside rear seat base has developed a rattle. I've also noticed that the drivers door puddle light has lost its plastic diffuser so the has to be replaced too.

The X5 is a great towbar indeed, effortless pace and stability - what more could you ask for?
We only get low 20's mpg towing though for best part of four tons and as long as an articulated lorry I can't complain I guess!

July 31, 2014, 09:00:31 PM
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Re: Factory fit towbar replacement
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2014, 09:00:31 PM »
Good god what do you tow horses

I can manage around 27 with this on the back

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July 31, 2014, 09:17:17 PM
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Re: Factory fit towbar replacement
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2014, 09:17:17 PM »
Good god what do you tow horses

I can manage around 27 with this on the back



Lovely!

Nice big pitch you've got!  :)

July 31, 2014, 09:29:32 PM
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Re: Factory fit towbar replacement
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2014, 09:29:32 PM »
Yes it's a site we use near Northampton about 6/7 acres only ever one or two vans on and carp fishing lakes as well bit expensive at £6 an night :-)))
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July 31, 2014, 09:30:11 PM
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Re: Factory fit towbar replacement
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2014, 09:30:11 PM »
No, we've got a Coachman Laser...1900kg.

Sorry about the crap photo, I nearly got run over!


July 31, 2014, 09:44:43 PM
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Re: Factory fit towbar replacement
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2014, 09:44:43 PM »
Looks great together can't beat the caravans

Ordered another premium hobby for next year ours is three years old looks good getting a different layout this time and a twin axle
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July 31, 2014, 09:53:45 PM
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Re: Factory fit towbar replacement
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2014, 09:53:45 PM »
Looks great together can't beat the caravans

Ordered another premium hobby for next year ours is three years old looks good getting a different layout this time and a twin axle

We struggle to find a suitable layout that we can all sleep in, we've got two teenage boys who are 6 feet tall so our choices are somewhat limited! We love German vans, had Tabberts some time ago and TEC's etc. though if we stick to the 8m limit there's still not much about with four six foot beds or a big double and two six foot+ singles.