Finally, a C5 towbar at the wreckers.
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    1000+ Posts George 1/8th's Avatar
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    Default Finally, a C5 towbar at the wreckers.

    Hi Froggers,
    it was a lucky day I guess. I had a look last night at posted photos of C5s currently being wrecked at my local wreckers. Couldn't see any sign of a towbar. Then I had an idea, that maybe a Renault Laguna from the same year approx might be the same. Found one of those in their photos section, and it had a towbar. So this was my mission, go have a look. Remove the towbar from the Laguna, then see if it matched by fitting it up against one of the C5s also there at the wreckers.
    I took a trolley and tools, found the Laguna, but no...the towbar was already gone from the vehicle. Then I had a look at another C5 which was a recent arrival, and WOW...it had a towbar. So finally, I found one.
    It is a genuine Citroen one too, with a metal stamped and welded Citroen plate with part numbers etc.
    It was ridiculously cheap.
    It was probably the 12th or 13th visit over the last year , looking for a towbar. I recently posted that I'd given up looking for one, so I bought one for my wife's car. Fitted that about 6 months ago. Well, we sold that car a couple of weeks ago. That's just how it goes.
    Very happy with this , it seems very over engineered, really heavy.

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    I hope you took the harness and interface box as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    I hope you took the harness and interface box as well!
    Hi Addo, I took everything, which included socket and wiring, right to the loom. There was NO interface box. The wires were merely linked in to the loom. It's not what I expected, but it's what I found.
    I haven't fitted the bar or the wiring yet. I might add an interface module when I fit everything.

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    Hi
    I do not wish to appear a know all here. But I made a tow bar for my C5 some years ago. I have made a few over the years and it was as easy as any I have done. The holes are there. Neat and tidy job too with only the flat tongue visible and removable leaving a neat hole in the bumper. Much better looking than the other ones I saw. Those horrible bars with a square hole that everyones loves are not to my liking.
    I found a genuine C5 wiring kit in England and it just plugged in. But needed the trailer sockets changing.
    Jaahn

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaahn View Post
    Hi
    I do not wish to appear a know all here. But I made a tow bar for my C5 some years ago. I have made a few over the years and it was as easy as any I have done. The holes are there. Neat and tidy job too with only the flat tongue visible and removable leaving a neat hole in the bumper. Much better looking than the other ones I saw. Those horrible bars with a square hole that everyones loves are not to my liking.
    I found a genuine C5 wiring kit in England and it just plugged in. But needed the trailer sockets changing.
    Jaahn
    The $$$ is in the wiring loom he found I used a relay/isolation box on the 407.

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