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KevinTDV6SE
 


Member Since: 17 Oct 2009
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England 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3
Removable tow bar stuck

Anyone have any tips on how to remove a stuck on tow bar which should be quick release. I can not get the key in and wondered if any one else has had the same problem.
  
Post #10311638th Jan 2013 5:32 pm
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DiscoDunc
 


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England 2012 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 XS Auto Baltic BlueDiscovery 4

a good dose of WD40 into the lock.

if that fails, you can buy a new lock for £10c
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Post #10311658th Jan 2013 5:35 pm
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KevinTDV6SE
 


Member Since: 17 Oct 2009
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England 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

I must add I can't get the key into the lock Sad

If I bought a new lock is it easy or even possible to remove and fit the new lock if I can't get the tow back off?
  
Post #10311718th Jan 2013 5:39 pm
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blueanchorinn
 


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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Lugano TealDiscovery 3

Prise the dust cover back and keep dosing with WD40 it will give eventually. I gently tapped with small hammer too. It took a few days. It now lives off the car except when in use and always with a squirt when I take it off
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Post #10311908th Jan 2013 6:00 pm
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adam
 


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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 4

Took me 3 days to remove from D3 when I sold it on had been in place for about 3 years - lots of WD40 and wiggling around, eventually key went in and after more WD and more wiggling it moved
Loke previous posts, now lives off the car and is lubed after each use
  
Post #10311968th Jan 2013 6:09 pm
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KevinTDV6SE
 


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England 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

Okay key is half in and wd40'd up, think it'll be a long process
  
Post #10313408th Jan 2013 8:52 pm
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M3DPO
 


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England 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Baltic BlueDiscovery 3

Keep trying you never know your luck, gave up the ghost with mine after 3 years of trying Shocked It's now a permanent fixture, at least nobody can pinch it (easily) Laughing
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Post #10313778th Jan 2013 9:21 pm
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KevinTDV6SE
 


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If anyone one can pm me the way to remove it it would be appreciated Smile
  
Post #10313928th Jan 2013 9:40 pm
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Buckingham
 


Member Since: 08 Mar 2006
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

As Adam said...
Took days and lots of WD40. Think a hammer and block of wood was involved at one point. I do remember thinking that I was stuffed and i would never see it out again but it came.
Like Adam, from that point off it was off the car unless needed...
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Post #10313948th Jan 2013 9:41 pm
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PHG
 


Member Since: 02 Dec 2013
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United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 XS Auto Ipanema SandDiscovery 4

Had the same problem talked to my local independent land rover people not surprised the things get nicked.

lesson never leave on the car for 4 years spent 4 hours over the weekend on it with WD40 & Plus-gas after talking to them took less than 60 seconds to remove it

No wonder they get nicked a 5 year old could get it off

now it will only be fitted to my new Disco 4 when need to use it then into the boot it will go

even money if you see on on ebay its a stolen one

New lock and key 12 quid !!!
  
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