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Old 09-01-2012, 10:58 AM
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Default Detachable tow bar

In the manual this looks like this is standard equipment, but unfortunately it appears the LR3 i picked up used does not have this piece. Is this supposed to come with the vehicle as standard? Any suggestions on where to pick one up?
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Default Not standard and not eBay.

The detachable bit and wiring are now standard on the LR4 but no so on the LR3. If there was a hitch when the vehicle was traded in, most dealers remove it and sell it back to you for about four hundred dollars, or new, about six to seven hundred; also there is the trailer light wiring harness.

The link below is to some files related to the hitch and hitch wiring.

DISCO3.CO.UK Photo Gallery - NAS Trailer Socket Pin ID and Wire Colours

I would recommend you stick with the official LR wiring harness as the harness is an extension of the trailer sensing bits that tell the air suspension to sort of freeze up as well as telling the backup sensors to shut off and some other computer related towing stuff.

If you are purchasing the detachable thing, buy the short one for the LR4 rather than the longer plough type of the LR3. Also be wary of eBay on the old style ones as LR did an upgrade or two on the locking mechanism. See the file link for details.

If you are going to tow a lot and clearance is not a concern, consider a Curt bolt on - cheap and simple - nothing can go wrong and what we are used to.
2005 LR3 HSE; 4.4 litre AJ-V8 petrol; 18" wheels; Traxide Dual Battery install; PIAA 2500K H11 Yellow Ion Fog light bulbs; Rear Cargo area LED lighting; CounterAct LT-2 capacitive corrosion control device; LLumar AIR80 Blue Low E clear Infra Red heat reducing side window tint; Manual upper liftgate cable release; Schrader valve "air in" mod to OEM air tank; LR4 hitch receiver; Wiggs D4 Bluetooth module upgrade; 3 Blink signal light feature; Clock on the Dash; Backup Camera.
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