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sagalout



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Detachable towbar won't fit

Does anyone know if the LR detachable towbar is the same across all models? I purchased on on ebay which was listed as D3/D4 and RR Sport compatible, but the metal lug that goes in and out as you turn the handle won't go in far enough to seat in the receiving bracket. I'm wondering if its the wrong towbar or somehow faulty?

Here are a couple of pics to explain. Can anyone else with the towbar confirm if the lug should retract all the way?

photo 2 by sagalout, on Flickr

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photo 1 by sagalout, on Flickr

Post #427599 Wed Jun 18 2014 10:17pm
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codfather



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Scotland 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 SE Santorini Black

Yes it should retract, looks like it is seized. Get some WD40 in the joints and see if that helps. The small pin at the top triggers the bigger bolt shown to lock into place

Hope that helps
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Post #427602 Wed Jun 18 2014 10:38pm
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sagalout



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Thanks for that - just gave it a good dowsing in wd40 and its retracting fully now Smile

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Now it's all free, take it off again and give it the same good dousing in spray grease, otherwise it's a real pita to get off again. Thumbs Up Bodsys Brake Bible
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When fitted are they rock solid?? Or is there any movement?? Thx tt 2010 TDV8 Bali Blue........ "Alive Tuned"

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gogsy1956



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Bali Blue

after you've finished with the WD40 get the weedkiller out Laughing 2010 RRS, TDV8
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Ollyhall



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I'm having the same problem, do you need the keys to fit a tow bar? I'm wondering if mine has come with the wrong keys some how?

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Bodsy
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Yes, you must have the key. Thumbs Up Bodsys Brake Bible
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lamb190



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MAKE SURE YOU "PULL" the green lever as well as twist it! (you need key in and turned)

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Ollyhall



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Lamb you just saved me from launching the thing down the road! Wondered what that arrow ment hahaha thanks buddy

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Bladeboy



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England 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Siberian Silver

On a similar vain, my key won't come out when it's fitted. Apart from making it very nickable, is it safe to tow with the key in?
Hoping the answers yes as I've just done quite a bit of towing with it!

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lamb190



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport 4.4 V8 HSE Rimini Red

im glad i could help..... from experience see! as i had the same issue!

the key should come out once tow bar is fitted and key is then rotated into lock position. key stays in towbar when its removed. Thumbs Up i

Post #471887 Thu Sep 03 2015 7:23pm
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Ollyhall



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Mines all fitted now, I used wd40 on all the parts, and bought some nice thick grease to lube the hole and shaft that why removal should be easier, key popped out fine after this it is worrying tho as I'm picking a new caravan up Saturday hope she don't fall offlol

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lamb190



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport 4.4 V8 HSE Rimini Red

im sure you can tow in confidence.

make sure you keep the tow bar cap fitted in the hole for the towbar when its not in use. stops crud and salt getting up there. Cool

Post #471890 Thu Sep 03 2015 7:46pm
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