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b2dnd



Member Since: 21 Aug 2017
Location: Carmarthen
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United Kingdom 2014 Range Rover Autobiography SDV8 Fuji White

New on here and just thought I could be of help to anyone contemplating fitting a tow bar to their L405. I just fitted a swan neck detachable Westfalia tow bar supplied by P.F.jones priced at around 370 on my L405, its the same type that was factory fitted to my previous L322. Fitting is quite straightforward once the bumper has been removed.

To remove the bumper first remove the under tray and all screws visible underneath including the two each side on the wheel arch liner. Next remove the trims either side, these just pull off from the front to reveal two more fastners, there are three plastic fastners also at the top of the bumper accessed once the tail gate has been dropped. Remember to disconnect the parking sensors plug before dropping the bumper off. Now fit the dedicated 13 pin electrics, part no VPLGT 0073 purchased from e bay for 75, this plugs into the two sockets next to the park sensor plug, remove the dummy plugs first.

All the lights work without coding however the aux for caravan does not so I have made an appointment with the main dealer to code, who knows how much lighter my wallet will be after that visit.

Finally, Westfalia give part numbers for replacement under trays, this is not necessary, you can modify your existing by cutting a hole with a Stanley knife. I've chosen to leave the swan neck attached at all times just in case some clown gets a bit close in Tescos. If any one wants pics I will add, it's dark out there now.

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chopdogs



Member Since: 17 Feb 2011
Location: Malmesbury, Wilts
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Sorry for resurrecting an old thread. Just had a removable tow bar and dedicated 13 pin electrics fitted by a local specialist.

The trailer lights work fine but the rear parking sensors are not disabled when the electrics are hooked up (as they were on my old Disco).

Is this a dealer coding job or can it be done manually (or should the fitter have done it)?

Thanks in advance

Post #471950 10th Mar 2018 2:08pm
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Alistair



Member Since: 11 Feb 2011
Location: Peterborough / Bordeaux / Andorra
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I'm fairly sure mine beeps in reverse & I have to press the button to silence it

Can't 100% remember & mine was factory fitted.

Post #471967 10th Mar 2018 4:02pm
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b2dnd



Member Since: 21 Aug 2017
Location: Carmarthen
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United Kingdom 2014 Range Rover Autobiography SDV8 Fuji White

Stratstone Swansea coded my L405 as a good will gesture and my car has the same problem, everything works including auxiliary caravan electrics but the parking sensors are still active. As the procedure was carried out free of charge I'm not going to make a fuss and it's probably something I'll have to live with. Sad

Post #472149 11th Mar 2018 5:30pm
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Bessy645



Member Since: 10 Apr 2018
Location: Cheshire
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I have the deployable towbar but it has seemingly developed a fault. The towbar deploys but not the 13 pin electric connection. I'm had to manually pull it down. When stowing the towbar it will go so far then stop. Pressing the stow button again gets it to lock away.

Any suggestions?

Post #480703 11th Jun 2018 6:13pm
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pld118



Member Since: 25 Mar 2013
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Your profile doesn't say what year your L405 is Bessy.

Does this help?

'Deployable towbar recall

Service Action Number: Q602v2; Subject: Deployable Towbar; Publication No.: Q602v2
http://www.fullfatrr.com/forum/topic43895....bar+recall

Post #480715 11th Jun 2018 7:55pm
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Bessy645



Member Since: 10 Apr 2018
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Its a 2015 model. Not had any issues until this morning. Its a though the electrics are catching but certainly mo movement when deployed. I think they are held in place with a spring. Car is just out of warranty but I have the extended landrover warranty on it so I'm assuming its covered.

The car had a full service earlier this year and has always had full LR service from new so i'm assuming it would have been checked. The towbar has become noisier I must admit. I'll call the dealer tomorrow.

Post #480718 11th Jun 2018 8:21pm
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