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Hi all. I have just got a brand new GT Line and am wanting to get a detachable towbar fitted for a bike rack without affecting my warranty. I just have a couple of questions if anyone can help.
1. Who can fit it? Does it need to be Kia to keep the warranty? (£740 direct from them!)
2. When it is removed can you still see the electrics? I don't want to spoil how It looks!

Any help gratefully received. Pics of anyone with the Kia fitted towbar would be amazing!

Thanks in advance.
 

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I have a detachable with 13pin electics fitted to my Sportage and in answer to your questions:
1) I had mine (and on previous car) fitted by the dealer, but you can get the fitted by a specialist tow bar fitter, or even fit it yourself. They tow bar must be type approved, but beyond that it shouldn't affect your warranty.
2) The electrics on mine is on a swivel bracket, so I push them up out of the way.
The photo's are from my previous Sportage KX-2, but apart from trims our current car's tow bar looks the same and gives you an idea of the look.

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Thank you SO much for the pics. I really don't want to spoil the look of the rear end and it all tucks out of the way brilliantly!

I will double check on the warranty with the dealer and see what they say.

Thanks again..
 

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I have a detachable with 13pin electics fitted to my Sportage and in answer to your questions:
1) I had mine (and on previous car) fitted by the dealer, but you can get the fitted by a specialist tow bar fitter, or even fit it yourself. They tow bar must be type approved, but beyond that it shouldn't affect your warranty.
2) The electrics on mine is on a swivel bracket, so I push them up out of the way.
The photo's are from my previous Sportage KX-2, but apart from trims our current car's tow bar looks the same and gives you an idea of the look.

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BTW.... Looks like your Betty Blue is a complete twin of mine. The blue is definitely the best colour!
 

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@Chris Love thanks, I agree the Flame Blue is a nice colour.
A few things I should have mentioned, on my previous Sportage the tow bar was branded Kia, however the hitch was marked as a Brink. My current car the tow bar and hitch are both branded as Tow Trust. Also, to avoid any warranty issues, I would recommend asking that a Kia compatible wiring harness is used, as opposed to a universal harness.
I hope that helps.
 

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Like mr.macspot I have fitted Towtrust twice now. I would also recommentd the dedicated harness.
The last one I fitted was to a Soul. No issues except there is a remote possibility that Kia could try some get out if there were electrical issues and my insurance inquired as to its 'professional' fitment.
Last time I had one 'professionally' fitted the electrics left something to be desired with the main 12v feed being tie wrapped under the floor rather than through the cabin as recommended.
 
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