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    I know there have been threads about this in the past but I cannot find anything recent. I want to stick a towbar on my 307 but cannot find a listing for one on the Hayman Reece website. Has anyone fitted a towbar to a 307 and what were the issues/costs?
    Thanks in advance guys

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    From memory, I believe you'll have to get it done by the dealer as it will need changes in the computer to say there is extra lighting for the trailer. I.e. It affects the CAN bus. That's my memory from the thread before AFF had a brain fart.

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    Nah, I found an article on the interweb whereby some guy figured out that you just need to use 4 interposing relays when tapping into the existing light circuits. If you parallel up your trailer lights like a normal car, the extra lamp load stuffs up the CANbus system. Its a simple mod that anyone with half a clue about electrics can do. The extra load becomes only the relay coil which is fine. You take a power feed off the lighter socket, stick in a fuse and Bob's your ex-Prime Minister.
    Then you only need to buy the bar and some poor mug to fit it. I am just wondering where you can get the bar from. The last thread I saw back in 2005 said HR were 12 months away from having one available. I am not enthused about going to my local dealer to buy one as they normally charge like its a marine product. (BOAT = bring out another thousand)
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    tow bar and harness avaiable from Best Bars in NZ - they supply peugeot here in Aus
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meggsy View Post
    tow bar and harness avaiable from Best Bars in NZ - they supply peugeot here in Aus
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    I have 307 towbar for sale with wiring harness etc. In Perth 0404771964

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chook3088 View Post
    I have 307 towbar for sale with wiring harness etc. In Perth 0404771964
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    Im chasing two tow bars for 307 wagons 06 ,any ideas ,wrecking out there ,pugs ,gold coast /bris ,i have a son in sydney ,tar

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    on the wiring...
    I bought my 307 wagon new in 2007. Factory towbar fitted by the dealer at time of sale. Towbar was Best Bars from NZ but carried a Peugeot logo too.

    When the car was about 7 or 8 years old I fitted after-market reversing beepers (standard beepers came out just after I bought my car...!) and got to see the installation of my car's towbar and wiring. (Arthritis meant I had trouble turning around when reversing, so I fitted beepers and camera)

    There was NO trailer interface module, standard or after-market. The tow socket was wired directly to the lights, connected with scotchlok connectors about an inch behind the tail lights. Blinkers, tail lights and brakes lights were all connected that way. Reverse light wasn't connected to tow socket. I followed the wire right through, there was no box of electronics.

    The dealer I bought from no longer exists, I phoned the current dealer in that town and told them what I had found and asked for their advice. They said it wasn't the first they had seen, As it had worked without trouble for seven or eight years I left it alone. Heaven knows what would happen if there was a short in the trailer wiring.
    Fortunately the trailer was newer than the car, an Erde trailer made in France, excellent quality with well designed wiring loom. Little risk of a short.

    I have traded the car in now, no longer a worry for me.

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    My 2007 model 307 wagon came 2nd hand to me with a Best Bars tow bar and wiring, but no (tow bar) tongue.

    Other than the dealer, any ideas where I can purchase a tongue, please?


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    are you sure there isn't a tongue?

    In 307 wagons there is a hatch in the floor just behind the rear seat. Lift up the flap and there is a compartment to store your towbar tongue. Mine always lived there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simca1100 View Post
    In 307 wagons there is a hatch in the floor just behind the rear seat.
    This hatch?

    Never knew about it before! But sadly, there's no tongue in there.
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    Yes, that is the compartment.

    sorry to hear it was empty.

    Are you able to track down the previous owner? (in case they still have it)

    You could try contacting Best Bars in New Zealand, ask if the tow tongue is the same as any other cars? Then you could track it down on a more common car at a wrecker. Also ask if it is the same between 307 wagon and 307 hatch. try to maximise your options.

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    I bought my tongue from Allan Mackay Autos in Moss Vale NSW, they post anywhere in Australia. They were very helpful, number is (02) 4869 1100. I think I ended up paying $110 with shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simca1100 View Post
    Are you able to track down the previous owner? (in case they still have it)
    I purchased the car privately and asked the owners at the time if they had the tongue. Unfortunately, they said that they had never seen it.

    I have the book with the details of the original owner. I might get brave and try and contact him.

    You could try contacting Best Bars in New Zealand, ask if the tow tongue is the same as any other cars? Then you could track it down on a more common car at a wrecker. Also ask if it is the same between 307 wagon and 307 hatch. try to maximise your options.
    I did contact Best Bars in Melbourne earlier this year. I don't know if the number diverted to the NZ office or not, but the person who answered the phone that afternoon could not have been less helpful or more rude. They clearly didn't want to be at work that day.

    I don't want to encounter that person again.
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    Yes the previous owner of my C5 still has the tow bar tongue, unfortunately I never drive to Gayndah QLD but he has invited me for a cup if tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimistyle View Post
    Yes the previous owner of my C5 still has the tow bar tongue, unfortunately, I never drive to Gayndah QLD but he has invited me for a cup of tea.
    Isn't it only a 6-hour return trip for you? Piece of cake in a CitroŽn! And he's even going to give you the cup of tea to go with the piece of cake!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Degrees View Post
    I bought my tongue from Allan Mackay Autos in Moss Vale NSW, they post anywhere in Australia. They were very helpful, number is (02) 4869 1100. I think I ended up paying $110 with shipping.
    I agree that they're very helpful (and knowledgeable) at that dealership.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
    I know there have been threads about this in the past but I cannot find anything recent. I want to stick a towbar on my 307 but cannot find a listing for one on the Hayman Reece website. Has anyone fitted a towbar to a 307 and what were the issues/costs?
    Thanks in advance guys
    Atwins at Girraween Sydney (has a bar, 307 wagon from memory)

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    Quote Originally Posted by popinandgettaa View Post
    Atwins at Girraween Sydney (has a bar, 307 wagon from memory)

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    I do wonder if he's still after help after 6 years too !

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