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  • steve58
    Member Since: 07 Jan 2020
    Location: kent
    Posts: 4
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Si6 HSE Lux Namib Orange

    deployable tow bar electrics bracket

    i have a discovery 5 first edition , had a mishap with un hitching my caravan & the plastic bracket that supports & drops the socket down when deployed , got broken, the socket is now hanging loose,the one you plug the caravan into, i contacted LR parts , apparently the plastic fitting that bolts on to the main part of the tow bar is not available as a replacement part, i contacted Brink uk (nova leisure) & was told they cannot help , LR are saying i need to purchase a new tow bar costing over £1000 so i can get the part that would probably cost a few pounds to make , any one got any ideas? feeling like im being taken for a ride on this one,
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  • Road Runner 2017
    Member Since: 14 Jan 2017
    Location: Scotland
    Posts: 1788
    Scotland 
    2018 Discovery Si6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

    Try ebay. There are several D5's on there in breakers yards, majority with frontal damage. Have seen a few with tow bars as well, so worth a try Thumbs Up

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  • mordred1973
    Member Since: 08 Jan 2019
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Posts: 522
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Fuji White

    is our deplyable towbar made by Brink?

    I do know for some reason the electric socket up mounted upside down!

    2017 HSE Td6 with Capability plus pack, wade sensing, parking heater, armest fridge, head up display and surround cameras, 4 zone climate, black pack, privacy glass, adaptive headlamps, intelligent seat fold, deployable tow bar, side steps.
  • klinkhammer
    Member Since: 14 Jun 2018
    Location: Dingwall
    Posts: 26
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Corris Grey

    I have the deployable towbar and I did exactly what you did 3 months ago.
    I tried 2 different dealers and one said I would need to buy the towbar wiring look at £150 06 the other said full deployable towbar kit at £2600. LR are taking the ****.
    I cobbled a bracket together that works after a fashion but it's prone to sticking. I was waiting until the weather was a bit better before clambering under the car again. I have attempted a repair of the plastic bracket but it did not have the required strength.
    In currently considering manufacturing 2 alloy plates and bolting these to the bracket, seeing if another manufacturer uses the system or finding someone who could 3d print one.

    So really interested if can come up with a solution.
  • steve58
    Member Since: 07 Jan 2020
    Location: kent
    Posts: 4
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Si6 HSE Lux Namib Orange

    tow bar bracket

    i have put a 75mm plate to hold it together glued it with CT1 , its the part where it bolts on to the tow bar that is the problem o glued washers to try to strengthen it didnt work , going to see a 3d print man tomorrow, ill keep you posted, i find it unbelievable that this cannot be serviceable part, i have emailed the top people at LR , no reply yet
  • klinkhammer
    Member Since: 14 Jun 2018
    Location: Dingwall
    Posts: 26
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Corris Grey

    I live in the Highlands so not the handiest for people doing 3d printing, so would be interested as to how you get on. I would have thought the price for 2 would be better than 1 so more than willing if it can be done.
    As for LR I'm doubtful if you'll even get a response. How any of this fits with their customer service policy or environmental policy I fail to see.
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