Detachable tow ball

WARNINGS:
Never leave the detached tow ball arm unsecured inside the vehicle.

This would increase the risk of injury in an accident.

Take special care when fitting the tow ball arm as the safety of the vehicle and the trailer depends on this.

A 13-pin trailer socket and the tow ball arm


A 13-pin trailer socket and the tow ball arm seat are provided underneath the rear bumper. Turn the trailer socket down through 90 degrees until it engages in the end position.

When not in use, always transport the tow ball arm securely fastened in the luggage compartment. Insert the plug into its seat.

Unlocking the tow ball arm mechanism

WARNING:
Do not use any tools for mounting or dismounting the tow ball arm. Do not modify the trailer coupling. Do not disassemble or repair the tow ball arm.

1. Remove the protecting cap. Insert the


1. Remove the protecting cap. Insert the key and turn clockwise to unlock.

2. Hold the tow ball arm. Pull the handwheel out and turn it clockwise until it clicks.

3. The red mark on the handwheel must align with the green mark on the tow ball.

4. Release the handwheel. The tow ball arm is unlocked.

Inserting the tow ball arm

WARNING:


WARNING:
The tow ball arm may only be inserted when completely unlocked.

1. Pull out the plug.

2. Insert the tow ball arm vertically and press it upwards until it engages (1).

Do not hold your hand near the handwheel.

3. The green mark on the handwheel must align with the green mark on the tow ball.

4. To lock, turn the key anticlockwise and remove the key (2).

5. Pull the protecting cap from the key bow and press it onto the lock.

Driving with a trailer

WARNING:


WARNING:
If any of the below conditions cannot be met, do not use the tow bar and have it inspected by an expert.

Before starting your journey, ensure the tow ball arm is properly locked. Check that:
Х the green marks are aligned Х the handwheel (A) is correctly fitted to the tow ball arm.

Х you have removed the key (B).

Х the tow ball arm is securely positioned.

It must not move when jerked.

Removing the tow ball arm

Note: Unhitch the trailer.


Note: Unhitch the trailer.

1. Remove the protecting cap. Press the cap into the key bow. Insert the key and unlock.

2. Hold the tow ball arm. Pull the handwheel out and turn it clockwise against the stop.

3. Remove the tow ball arm.

4. Release the handwheel.

When unlocked in this way, the tow ball arm can be reinserted at any time.

Driving without a trailer

WARNING:
To avoid risk of injury, never unlock the tow ball arm with the trailer attached.

1. Remove the tow ball arm.

2. Insert the plug into its seat.

Maintenance

WARNING:
Remove the tow ball arm and protect the seat with the plug before steam cleaning your vehicle.

Keep the system clean. Periodically lubricate bearings, sliding surfaces, and locking balls with resin-free grease or oil and the lock with graphite.

Keep a note of the key number. In case of loss, replacement keys are available from the manufacturer by stating the 4-digit key number.

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