Towbar 2006 W203

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Scotty
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Towbar 2006 W203

Post by Scotty » Sat 19 Dec, 2009 9:53 am

Hi Guys, I need to get a towbar for my 2006 w203 c180K, only need to tow a jet ski occasionally, had a pric from my local Benz dealer who would like 2800-3200. apparenlty there is no way around this due to wiring issues, if anyone has any advice or help please let me know
regards
Scott :(

aleks001
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Re: Towbar 2006 W203

Post by aleks001 » Sat 19 Dec, 2009 11:19 am

Sell the merc and get yourself a falcon :P

Scotty
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Re: Towbar 2006 W203

Post by Scotty » Sat 19 Dec, 2009 12:02 pm

not what i had in mind, but it might be easier
Cheers :D

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Ivanerrol
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Re: Towbar 2006 W203

Post by Ivanerrol » Sat 19 Dec, 2009 4:07 pm

You can rent lots of vehicles with a towbar for 2800 - 3000 dollars.

And then at resale time for your C180K, prospective buyers wont turn their nose up when seeing a tow hitch on your car.
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Re: Towbar 2006 W203

Post by benz man » Tue 05 Jan, 2010 10:04 pm

ill fit it for alot cheaper theres nothing hard or tricky about mercedes towbars rip off

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Re: Towbar 2006 W203

Post by kevinblack » Sun 10 Jan, 2010 10:58 am

SEDAN and WAGON C200/C180

What you have been quoted is complete garbage if you DO NOT have the coupe (I have a 2006 W203 180K coupe - more on that later).

Mercedes sell (this is list) a towbar for $380 plus about $150 for bits and pieces. The wiring harness is $480 (a local guy here in Canberra can wire for $150) then whatever the fitting is. I know, I've was talking with them Friday 8/1/10 - Capital Star Motor here in Canberra. This is for the W203 Sedan and Wagon MY2006 and they are in-stock here. Local guy allupo fitted cost including HIS wiring harness, $600ish IF you have the coupe this towbar will not fit.

Third party tow bar guys have quoted me $1,500 for the wiring harness, I think there is a bit of a con going on here.

COUPE

I'd be interested to hear from anyone with details of a towbar for the W203 coupe. There is an MB one (these prices are what I can remember, I binned the notes when I added it up) , but there is the towbar $450, a strengthening panel/bar $580, wiring harness $550 other bits $200 and fitting. Price installed in excess of $2,000. Supposedly these are Hayman Rees, but their people will not know about them - there is a separate department that handles OEM builds.

My local guy reckons the strengthening bit is a con, just bad design. He thinks, and we are exploring this rather than a custom build, he can modify, install and wire the C200 sedan towbar all up for around $800ish.

If you want to talk towbars with Capital Star ask for Jose in spare parts, he has just done the homework.

Cheers,
Kevin
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kevinblack
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Re: Towbar 2006 W203

Post by kevinblack » Sun 10 Jan, 2010 10:59 am

SEDAN and WAGON C200/C180

What you have been quoted is complete garbage if you DO NOT have the coupe (I have a 2006 W203 180K coupe - more on that later).

Mercedes sell (this is list) a towbar for $380 plus about $150 for bits and pieces. The wiring harness is $480 (a local guy here in Canberra can wire for $150) then whatever the fitting is. I know, I've was talking with them Friday 8/1/10 - Capital Star Motor here in Canberra. This is for the W203 Sedan and Wagon MY2006 and they are in-stock here. Local guy allupo fitted cost including HIS wiring harness, $600ish IF you have the coupe this towbar will not fit.

Third party tow bar guys have quoted me $1,500 for the wiring harness, I think there is a bit of a con going on here.

COUPE

I'd be interested to hear from anyone with details of a towbar for the W203 coupe. There is an MB one (these prices are what I can remember, I binned the notes when I added it up) , but there is the towbar $450, a strengthening panel/bar $580, wiring harness $550 other bits $200 and fitting. Price installed in excess of $2,000. Supposedly these are Hayman Rees, but their people will not know about them - there is a separate department that handles OEM builds.

My local guy reckons the strengthening bit is a con, just bad design. He thinks, and we are exploring this rather than a custom build, he can modify, install and wire the C200 sedan towbar all up for around $800ish.

If you want to talk towbars with Capital Star ask for Jose in spare parts, he has just done the homework.

Cheers,
Kevin
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kevinblack
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Re: Towbar 2006 W203

Post by kevinblack » Tue 12 Jan, 2010 2:59 pm

For anyone interested:

W203 Coupe

From MB:
Towbar: $475
Strengthener: $517
Wiring Harness: $650
Control Unit: $807

$2,449 Plus Fitting

My Guy:
Towbar: $475 (from MB)
Wiring Unit and Install $159

$634 Plus Fitting

Cheers,
Kevin

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Re: Towbar 2006 W203

Post by Abby3067 » Wed 11 Aug, 2010 1:27 pm

Anybody know how to buy and fit towbar to fit CLK 320 W209?

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Re: Towbar 2006 W203

Post by dmac » Wed 27 Feb, 2013 5:26 pm

Evening Gents,

I also have a 2006 Mercedes C200 diesel, [W203 Coupe] and would like to fit a tow bar so that I can tow the jet ski. So far every place I have called has not got a part.

I would like to keep my shirt so have avoided the local Benz stealership.

Has anyone got a contact in the Melbourne area?

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Re: Towbar 2006 W203

Post by Astron Boy » Thu 28 Feb, 2013 5:04 pm

dmac wrote:Evening Gents,

I also have a 2006 Mercedes C200 diesel, [W203 Coupe] and would like to fit a tow bar so that I can tow the jet ski. So far every place I have called has not got a part.

I would like to keep my shirt so have avoided the local Benz stealership.

Has anyone got a contact in the Melbourne area?
Not in Melbourne, but perhaps this company could point a direction?

http://www.shop1auto.com.au/New%20towba ... Class.html

I have been contemplating having one installed for some time, but with only 1.8L it struggles to pull it's own weight sometimes...
95 Mercedes-Benz W202 C180 Elegance
Garnet Red with AMG extras.

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Re: Towbar 2006 W203

Post by Jack_6 » Wed 19 Jul, 2017 11:22 am

Give these guys a go. They have a range of W203 towbars and ship in 5-7 days and have OEM electrics if you require them. http://etowbars.com/au/Towbars/Mercedes ... rrency=AUD

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