Disco 3 tow bar locking mechanism




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    Default Disco 3 tow bar locking mechanism

    When I bought my Disco 3 the key for the tow bar mechanism was missing. I have now bought a new mechanism but I apparently have to break off the old lock. Does anybody know if there is a preferred method or just good old common sense? Thanks
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    LR did mine for me, so I can't help, sorry. But I would imagine common sense would be preferable to the "just moer it" approach.

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    Take back the money and put a proper towbar on i.e. Frontrunner etc
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    Everybody should own a V8 at least once in his life

    and I've done it twice now

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    Can you not see the number stamped on the lock?
    There is no task too simple for some people to complicate !



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    Thanks guys sorted out. Actually a very simple process - remove the cotter pin, slide the mechanism off the shaft and replace with the new one.

    Car6850 take your comment but am rather disappointed/irritated with Frontrunner at the moment. Waiting close on a month now for a step ladder and sump guard.
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    Basil,im also in the same boat.Can you please tell me where and what was the cost for the new mechanism.Im still debating whether to rather put the front runner towbar.

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    Kgabo bought the new lock direct from Land Rover. Cost was R287 if memory serves me correctly.
    Basil Peetz
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