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2002 ML270 fixed towbar

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Craggy, May 16, 2018.

  1. Craggy

    Craggy New Member

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    Hello there,

    I'm after some advice, I've recently bought a 2002 ml270 which has in the past had a fixed towbar fitted. It has the strengthening plates fitted and all the electrics are present and working, but the hitch has been removed from the bumper bar. I have a good friend that is a very experienced fabricator that can make the plate up for me but I need to know the height at which the hitch should sit, if anybody with a fixed towbar could measure the height from the floor to the underneath of the hitch for me it would be greatly appreciated.

    TIA Craig.
     
  2. joderest

    joderest Senior Member

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    hi
    If same as my witter tow bar (sounds the same) the bit that holds the ball just bolts to the rear chassis member. They are so cheap off e bay, may just be worth buying one and bolting it on.
    My complete tow bar kit, main bracket, tow ball, the brackets that go on side of chassis and wiring was £82 delivered, and was an afternoons work to fit. Rear bumper has to come off, then its elf explanatory.
     
  3. joderest

    joderest Senior Member

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    just a thought, be sure a 7 way by pass relay has been used, just in case adding extra bulbs upsets the cars systems
     
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    Craggy

    Craggy New Member

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    Cheers for that, I've tested the electrics with a light board and they're all spot on
     
  5. joderest

    joderest Senior Member

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    There are quite a few on eBay, just enter Mercedes W163 towbar, starting at about £55.
    Or look at cars being broken for parts and if has towbar fitted, ask how much. Can be very cheap
     
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