Towbar storage bin

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Towbar storage bin

Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:31 pm

I fitted a Brinks tow bar to my F15 M sport but because it wasn't a factory fit I didn't get the under-boot floor storage bin for the swan-neck tow hitch. There is one advertised on e-bay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Genuine- ... 4902.l9144 but is listed for an E70. I wrote to BMW direct and they say it's only listed for an E70. But given that the under-floor boot space can't have changed that much and given the history of BMW direct that said the mud-flaps I bought from them wouldn't fit a M sport, which of course they do perfectly, I wondered if anyone has managed to fit this into an F15?

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Re: Towbar storage bin

Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:08 pm

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Re: Towbar storage bin

Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:36 pm

Hi Asl1956

Also have a f15msport, very interested to hear the mud flaps fit,, was advised they wouldn’t!

You don’t happen to have the part numbers to hand, as would like to fit some to mine to reduce damage to the sills and doors during the winter season

Thanks in advance
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Re: Towbar storage bin

Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:29 pm

If you follow the earlier posts viewtopic.php?t=16501 you'll see pictures of how they fit. I bought mine from Amazon as their returns policy is excellent and knew that if they didn't fit I could return them. They of course did fit!

Links to the items are here

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01954RFD6/ ... 11_TE_item
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00L2CFHU8/ ... 11_TE_item

I just need to find if the tow hitch storage will fit now :?
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Re: Towbar storage bin

Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:21 am

Many thanks and very much appreciated.

With regard to the storage, the post above mine, showed a link to realoem that indicates that they will fit, as below

71606772223
Oddments tray, trailer hitch ball
From:11/27/2006To:-Weight:0.500 kgPrice:
Part 71606772223 was found on the following vehicles:
X5 E70   (02/2006 — 03/2010)
X5 E70 LCI   (04/2009 — 06/2013)
X5 F15   (08/2012 — 06/2018)
X5 M F85   (04/2013 — 06/2018)
X6 F16   (09/2013 — 03/2019)
X6 M F86   (10/2013 — 03/2019)


Off to find some mud flaps now and see what’s involved in fitting them
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Re: Towbar storage bin

Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:07 am

They're dead easy to fit. The use the wheel arch extender fixing rivets and have 3m adhesive strips down the side where they meat the body of the car. Mine have been on over a year and have never moved. You don't need to remove the wheels either.
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Re: Towbar storage bin

Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:06 am

The bin might fit but will the towbar swannect fit the foam mould though as i was going to buy one for my e70 but the bar isnt quite the same shape.
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Re: Towbar storage bin

Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:14 pm

Leslie,

Will let you know. I’ve ordered it off Amazon so will return if not. It should fit as I have had a Brinks tow hitch fitted which is the one BMW fit although it’s badged BMW but Brinks confirmed they are the supplier to BMW.
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Re: Towbar storage bin

Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:32 pm

Sounds like it will then ,wanted a westfalia for my e70 but towbar place only supplied a different type .
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Re: Towbar storage bin

Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:42 am

As expected fits perfectly in an F15.
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