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Discovery 3 Towbar lock key

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by eatcustard, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. eatcustard

    eatcustard New Member

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    I've a 2006 Discovery 3 with the standard goose neck style towbar fitted and have recently purchased the adjustable multi-height type Land Rover one for it. However I don't have the key for the original goose neck one on the Discovery in order to remove it first so I can install the new one!!!!!!!!!

    Does anybody know how to remove the towbar since I don't have the key for it???????????

    I went into the local Land Rover dealer and the service foreman said it can't be ordered brand new and the only way is "to batter it off"..... He said they had to do a couple like that breaking the green handle that turns.....

    I heard from a friend that it might be possible to remove it by dropping down the spare wheel and it could be opened using possibly an alan key but I don't know how accurate that is. I do believe that it is possible to remove it this way but it's not published on the internet or anywhere due to theft reasons but it is possible!

    Can anyone help me????
     
  2. eatcustard

    eatcustard New Member

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    I got sorted but I do believe for security reasons the procedure cannot be posted on the web!

    The new multi-height hitch is a great job, very strong, tightened the bolts up using the air gun so it it'll not go anywhere!
     
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    freelance Well-Known Member

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    should use a torque wrench as air guns vary
     
  4. simon801

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    hi eatcustard

    could you PM me how you did this please. I have the same problem but I want to remove the height adjustable tow bar and fit the removable swan neck. The car came without the key and the dealer won't help me!

    Thanks

    Simon
     
  5. simon801

    simon801 New Member

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    Sorted the tow bar, as many people say bl**dy obvious really!
     
  6. BoBo Boyd

    BoBo Boyd New Member

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    Hi lads , could someone please email me the how to get the tow bar off without a key?
    Cheers