[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1336879378' post='182321']
What you have to beware of is sometimes the chassis is cut to allow fitting of the tow bar.
Removing the bar can leave the chassis weakened.
I'd leave it fitted.
mine was a simple screw in the bolts and splice the wiring kit... - no bumper cutting ETC...
[quote name='ferretfloozy' timestamp='1336885079' post='182322']
you could always say that you want it swopped over to the new car as part of the deal or go back to the garage that fitted it and get a quote to remove it and refit at a later date. myself i would leave it on the old car
i went to 3 garages today, and only one of them even mentioned the tow bar... - he actually told me they would remove it... so it would cost £150 off my trade in (leaving me a couple hundred quid in negative equity...) - needless to say its kind of a deal breaker in my view, as the rest of the car is in top notch, except for a minor "scuff" on drivers door edge when the wind took it into a wall (litterally the edge not on the door panel itself)
tbh though, i cant really be bothered to remove the bumper... but im more than confident to remove / refit it... - again, reciept = warranty guarentee
[ford in stratford tried to say fitting my dvd head unit voided my warranty on elec system, when door locking button failed... needless to say some arguing ETC solved the issue otherwise i would of stuck original back in and took it to a diff branch.]
ive been to bristol st in lichfield - vauxhall... they are offering me a little more than my finance remaining and didnt seem bothered about the tow bar (most likely because they will remove it). and they are giving me top book for it (still, its a kick in the teeth that ive lost 3 n half grand plus interest in a year lol. - but its the things we do for a "nice car"
I guess i will speak to ford if i do get another focus - about a "hot swap" of the bar - and tell them ive got the bumper... although, mostly they would remove the ball? and elecs only?
- i need to remove my reverse cam and amp etc... so will prob look at removing second socket at same time... - at the very least will save about 20 or so quid on the socket on new cars tow bar
- just get place to fit single. and later fit the second one myself... - it cost me an extra 50 or 60 quid for twin elec...