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Old 08-04-2002, 14:48   #1 (permalink)
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I'm the proud new owner of an AU2 Forte sedan. I know it's only the base model but after my 16yo Mazda this feels like a limo!

Perhaps someone here could help with a couple of questions...

1. I notice the under the front seats there are wires going from the floor to the seat, any idea what they're for?

2. A friend is offering me a genuine Ford 1600kg towbar from a AU1 sedan. Would this fit my AU2?


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Au1 towbar will fit AU2, however make sure it isn't a recall towbar. Maybe ring Ford with the part number (13FORD)

Wires under seats are, I believe, SRS sensors.
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Old 08-05-2002, 04:02   #3 (permalink)
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Yes thats correct they are. SRS. Dont cross them or play with them.
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Thanks for the quick replies.

One more question... How difficult is it to remove the rear bumper (to remove or fit the towbar)? Do I need to purchase any consumables (plastic clips/rivets etc)?

Appreciate your help,

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Rear bumper requires four plastic rivnuts (the ones at front end just behind rear wheel, and two (?) rivets for the spare tyre well bracket which you have to drill out to remove the bar (take the spare wheel out before you drill okay!). You may also need extra plastic clips for the interior boot trim which has to be removed on either side to get to the four nuts holding the bar to the body (these clips can break easily on removal).

Make sure you give your mate the spare wheel well brace off your car when you get his towbar.
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Excellent info, thanks Pete.

I'll print this out and go and see my mate!

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