Tow bar key

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Steeveyboy
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Tow bar key

Post by Steeveyboy » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:23 pm

Hi does anyone know where the key is for the detachable tow bar is....as in is the key situated somewhere in the car as it does not appear obvious?
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Re: Tow bar key

Post by Mike Rometer » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:52 pm

The one I had on my X-Type (Jaguar fitment) was just an ordinary key and attached to the Ignition key set. I haven't had one fitted to this car yet, though it is on the list. I hadn't expected anything different, but I could be wrong.
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Re: Tow bar key

Post by Steeveyboy » Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:00 pm

Thanks for the reply. When I bought the car just under 2 years ago I am sure I seen it somewhere on the car but cannot recall where. Definately did not come with the 2 car keys though.
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Re: Tow bar key

Post by Rob Wright » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:21 pm

I believe the manual just says to keep the key safe, it doesn't specify a location.
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Re: Tow bar key

Post by Mike Rometer » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:38 pm

It was a bit like a padlock key, but with a red plastic grip section.
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Re: Tow bar key

Post by sarmes » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:17 pm

When delivered they are attached round the neck of the detachable tow hook with a cable tie.
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Re: Tow bar key

Post by Steeveyboy » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:11 am

sarmes wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:17 pm
When delivered they are attached round the neck of the detachable tow hook with a cable tie.
oooer crikey that is that then! Well at least it is attached now but a little more permanent than required but at least it serves its purpose.
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Re: Tow bar key

Post by Mike Rometer » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:18 pm

A vehicle locksmith may be able to help with a replacement. Check out those that do motorcycles, they usually have similar sized keys.

A small point. Mine was supplied with a blue cloth bag to put the ball unit in, have you looked in there?
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Re: Tow bar key

Post by Milfordman » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:50 pm

I seem to recall these were made by Brink (could be wrong) but if so they will be able to supply spare keys.

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If you have lost the key of your detachable towbar, there is no need to panic. You can easily order a new set of Brink towbar keys online. Brink has three different detachable systems: horizontal, diagonal and vertical detachable. Every type of detachable towbar has its own type of key.
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Re: Tow bar key

Post by wiganian » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:30 pm

have a look under the spare wheel in the molding that houses the towball when stowed


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