Brink Towbar Fitting Instructions

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Brink Towbar Fitting Instructions
Tow bars allow your vehicle to tow and be towed. (Ryan McVay/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Tow bars allow cars and trucks to tow objects by anchoring to the rear underside of the vehicle and securing the hitch to the vehicle. Brink tow bars are made in the European market and for the cars that are sold there. Fitting your tow bar correctly will ensure the proper placement during installation. Brink is now operating under Thune Towing Systems and is the worldwide market leader in tow bars with over 1.7 million units produced. All tow bars should include fitting instructions, wiring diagram and all parts.

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Things you need

  • Socket Wrench
  • Standard and metric socket sets

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  1. 1

    Remove the plastic cover plate in the centre of the underside by pulling out the clips that secure it to the underside of the vehicle. You will not need it anymore.

  2. 2

    Remove the Towing Eye and release the exhaust from the rearmost exhaust rubber.

  3. 3

    Remove the bumper and steel buffer beam from the vehicle to make fitting your Brink tow bar much easier. You will not need the Buffer beam anymore.

  4. 4

    Attach the tow bar to the vehicle under and behind each back bumper with the threaded bolts and nuts provided with your tow bar.

  5. 5

    Tighten all the nuts and bolts with the socket wrench to the torque required by the user's manual that came with your tow bar.

  6. 6

    Replace the towing eye and place the exhaust back into the exhaust rubber.

  7. 7

    Make the necessary cuts in your rear bumper with a saw as your user's manual recommends for a more seamless fit.

  8. 8

    Fit the plastic cover plate in the centre of the underside.

Tips and warnings

  • All Brinks Tow Bar fitting instructions are not the same. Refer to your user's manual for precise instructions for fitting your Brinks Tow Bar model.
  • Since car and tow bar models will vary, make sure you have a complete set of standard and metric sockets so you will have what you need for fitting. Refer to the user manuals for the car and tow bar for the correct sockets needed for your fitting.
  • Do not saw or drill into electric wires, brake lines or fuel lines.

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