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    Default Need swap or exchange tow bar tongue for 308 or 307

    Hi Folks

    I added some info to another thread but realise most wont see it so I am starting this thread in the hope someone can help me.
    I have a problem with my Tow bar tongue on my 308 HDI touring wagon.
    it is the wrong version for this vehicle.
    the tow bar and tongue are made by Best Bars of New Zealand.
    It is too long and interferes with the reversing sensors in the rear bumper bar.
    the correct one is version 916310, the longer one is version 916308
    If anyone has the correct shorter version,
    I would be willing to buy or swap with the longer one.
    Here are pictures of tow bar tongue problems
    short bar tongue is correct for my vehicle.
    long bar tongue is incorrect for my vehicle.

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    I am really hoping some Peugeot owner out there would like to swap a short bar tongue for a long one.
    If the vehicle has no reversing sensors in the rear bumper bar, the longer tongue would be an asset.
    Regardless of our physical or material circumstances,
    Whether we are fated to be showered with good fortune,
    Or dealt the cruelest of blows (or a mixture of both)
    We have the power within us to make the conscious decision,
    To retain our humanity, the ability to love,
    And our sense of what is right and just and true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernievink View Post
    Hi Folks

    I added some info to another thread but realise most wont see it so I am starting this thread in the hope someone can help me.
    I have a problem with my Tow bar tongue on my 308 HDI touring wagon.
    it is the wrong version for this vehicle.
    the tow bar and tongue are made by Best Bars of New Zealand.
    It is too long and interferes with the reversing sensors in the rear bumper bar.
    the correct one is version 916310, the longer one is version 916308
    If anyone has the correct shorter version,
    I would be willing to buy or swap with the longer one.
    Here are pictures of tow bar tongue problems
    short bar tongue is correct for my vehicle.
    long bar tongue is incorrect for my vehicle.

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    I am really hoping some Peugeot owner out there would like to swap a short bar tongue for a long one.
    If the vehicle has no reversing sensors in the rear bumper bar, the longer tongue would be an asset.
    Bernievink,

    I used to own a 307 touring with a towbar and with a short tongue...and it interfered with the reversing sensors everytime. I had to remove the tongue if i wanted to use the car with the reversing sensors. You may be chasing something which from my experience won't solve the problem.

    Cheers

    John

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    If you go to a local tow bar place you can try a few different tongues until you find one that works with your reverse sensors. I had to do this one with one of my Audi's but could not find a tongue that would work with the sensors. I resorted to fitting and removing the tongue as needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bahay View Post
    Bernievink,

    I used to own a 307 touring with a towbar and with a short tongue...and it interfered with the reversing sensors everytime. I had to remove the tongue if i wanted to use the car with the reversing sensors. You may be chasing something which from my experience won't solve the problem.
    Cheers John
    Hi John

    My missus has a Peugeot 308 Hatch with the short version of the towbar tongue.
    when we swap bar tongues mine works fine but then she has problems reversing.
    so for now it stays on my touring wagon.
    but I hope someone out there will swap a short one for a long one.
    Best Bars want several hundred dollars to do a one off manufacture of the shorter tongue only.
    Regardless of our physical or material circumstances,
    Whether we are fated to be showered with good fortune,
    Or dealt the cruelest of blows (or a mixture of both)
    We have the power within us to make the conscious decision,
    To retain our humanity, the ability to love,
    And our sense of what is right and just and true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernievink View Post
    Hi John

    My missus has a Peugeot 308 Hatch with the short version of the towbar tongue.
    when we swap bar tongues mine works fine but then she has problems reversing.
    so for now it stays on my touring wagon.
    but I hope someone out there will swap a short one for a long one.
    Best Bars want several hundred dollars to do a one off manufacture of the shorter tongue only.
    Hi bernievink,
    I went and had a look at my 308's 'gooseneck'. It always plays up with the reversing sensors and it too is the longer device and always removed when not required.
    On the positive side removing the thing each time saves ankle damage which we all know.

    It might be worth trying wreckers to see what's out there?

    Cheers

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by bahay View Post
    Hi bernievink,
    I went and had a look at my 308's 'gooseneck'. It always plays up with the reversing sensors and it too is the longer device and always removed when not required.
    On the positive side removing the thing each time saves ankle damage which we all know.

    It might be worth trying wreckers to see what's out there?

    Cheers

    John
    Hi John

    I have tried three Peugeot wreckers.
    all have towbars available but will not separate tongue from towbar.
    neither will they swap short tongue for long tongue.
    the lot or nothing is their statement.
    So do I need to buy one and the sell the old one with the longer tongue ?
    seems unfair to me.
    I believe most 307s dont have reversing sensors so maybe one of those owners would be willing to swap.
    Regardless of our physical or material circumstances,
    Whether we are fated to be showered with good fortune,
    Or dealt the cruelest of blows (or a mixture of both)
    We have the power within us to make the conscious decision,
    To retain our humanity, the ability to love,
    And our sense of what is right and just and true.

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    Really hoping someone out there wants to swap a short one for a long one
    Regardless of our physical or material circumstances,
    Whether we are fated to be showered with good fortune,
    Or dealt the cruelest of blows (or a mixture of both)
    We have the power within us to make the conscious decision,
    To retain our humanity, the ability to love,
    And our sense of what is right and just and true.

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    When I ordered a towbar for my 2011 308 Hatch, Peugeot delivered the towbar for the Touring.

    This had to be sent back for the correct one, so all in all, the towbar fitting by the Peugeot dealer took 2 weeks!

    My Hatch towbar is part number 9160308D, which looks long to me, but does not interfere with the sensors.
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    Be aware that if your towbar obstructs your number plate, then it is illegal to leave the tongue fitted when not towing.
    I don't think this will affect the new generation 308 or the earlier wagons, but the early hatches it almost certainly will.
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