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  1. Golf Mk 6 towbar and electrics - help! 
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    Hi there, im new to the forum but have found all the info on towbars really helpful.

    I have a golf Mark 6 and have bought the brand new (Oct 09) Witter VW63 Towbar which does not require a bumper cut:-)

    However im stumped on the electrics: - I have the most recent PCT single 12N electric kit (26) with all the relays etc. Some fitters say this set up would be fine others say i need the dedicated electrics at 120 or so and need codes on the computer changing. I dont really want to void the warrenty / insurance etc so am not sure what to do- has anyone else fitted these electrics to a golf 6?
    Many thanks in advance
    David
     

  2. Re: Golf Mk 6 towbar and electrics - help! 
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    Personally, I'd fit the bar myself, but get dedicated VW electrics, rather than bypass relays.

    Not sure where you are, but you could try these for advice

    http://www.ntta.co.uk/buyers_guide/r...ompanyName=127
     

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    In the end I got a reputable local fitter to fit the bar and electrics and all is working perfectly so far. The Witter VW63 bar itself is excellent, the top of the flange ball is a fraction below the number plate, pretty unobtrusive (as far as towbars go) and crucially does not involve any bumper cut at all :-) Its finish is extremely neat.

    Electrics-

    The fitter did some research, he contacted the manufacturing companies [PCT i think] for assurances, prior to fitting the electrics and he said that it would be just fine to fit 12N electrics with bypass relays etc. Im only going to be towing a small trailer and a laser dinghy. He also said that he had been told that retrofitting the proper VW electrics would actually be a nightmare because apparently it would involve taking out a large amount of interior trim and disarming and removing the drivers knee airbag!! and it would also cost a fortune.

    Anyway the costs were:
    witter VW63 towbar= 120
    electrics 26
    full fitting 150 including VAT
    not bad for about 300 :-)


    I also bought a witter bike rack that slots into an attachment that i preinstalled on the towbar. It carries 4 bikes and takes about 20seconds to attach to the car. As it does not involve using the towball I can tow a trailer while carrying bikes which is great!

    all in all really really pleased
     

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    Hi

    I saw your post from a long time ago.

    My question is, can you let me have the name / details of your fitter?
    He sounds good and I am after somebody to fit a towbar to my 2011 golf estate mark 6

    Cheers

    Gary
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmagoo2 View Post

    Electrics-

    The fitter did some research, he contacted the manufacturing companies [PCT i think] for assurances, prior to fitting the electrics and he said that it would be just fine to fit 12N electrics with bypass relays etc. Im only going to be towing a small trailer and a laser dinghy. He also said that he had been told that retrofitting the proper VW electrics would actually be a nightmare because apparently it would involve taking out a large amount of interior trim and disarming and removing the drivers knee airbag!! and it would also cost a fortune
    Im interested in this also but the above kinda freaks me out !
    losing the drivers knee bag ? Is this 100% right ?
    Anyone have any up to date /main dealer info about dedicated electrics ?
    thank you
     

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