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    Just as the title says really. Seems to be attached by two very stiff bolts. I think a little WD40 and sweat will loosen them. However, there's the light plug and cable that will be left dangling. Is that detachable from somewhere higher up or should I just cut it and tape over the wires.

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    No one ever had to do this before? Done a search and there's nothing specific.
     
     

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    Have you looked at fitting instructions?

    https://www.tridenttowing.co.uk/down...5299BM4088.pdf

    https://www.pfjones.co.uk/witter/BM15B.pdf

    The cable should be traced and terminated/removed properly to avoid potential short circuit, blown fuses, fire?

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    I'd suggest you reconsider as you might want to resell with it on or use it yourself one day with a trailer of stuff...
     
     

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    If never buy a car that had a towbar, especially not a 330.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonE63 View Post
    If never buy a car that had a towbar, especially not a 330.


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    I wouldn't either, this indicates more strain has been put on the engine than you would expect so therefore look at it as if the mileage is significantly higher?
     
     

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