Opel Corsa Owners Manual: Towing equipment

Caution:
When operating without a trailer, remove the coupling ball bar.

Stowage of coupling ball bar
Stowage of coupling ball bar

The coupling ball bar is stowed in a bag in the spare wheel well and secured to the lashing eyes in the load compartment.

When inserting, fit protective cap over rotary knob with key.

Fitting the coupling ball bar
Fitting the coupling ball bar

Push both bolts inwards and remove the cover on the bumper.

Disengage and fold down the socket.


Disengage and fold down the socket.

Remove the sealing plug from the opening for the coupling ball bar and stow it.

Checking the tensioning of the
Checking the tensioning of the coupling ball bar

■ The rotary knob rests on the coupling ball bar.

■ Green marking on the rotary knob is not visible.

■ Locking pin at the top of the coupling ball bar is set inwards.

■ The key is in the lock.

Otherwise, the coupling ball bar must be tensioned before it is inserted into the coupling housing:

■ Place the key in the lock and unlock


■ Place the key in the lock and unlock the coupling ball bar.

■ Push the rotary knob onto the coupling ball bar and rotate right while pressed down until it engages. The key remains in the lock.

Inserting the coupling ball bar
Inserting the coupling ball bar

Insert the tensioned coupling ball bar in the opening and push firmly upwards until it audibly engages.

The rotary knob snaps back into its original position resting against the coupling ball bar without a gap.

Warning:
Do not touch rotary knob during insertion.

Green marking on the rotary knob is


Green marking on the rotary knob is visible.

Lock coupling ball bar and remove


Lock coupling ball bar and remove key.

Eye for break-away stopping cable

Attach breakaway stopping cable to eye.

Check that the coupling ball bar is correctly installed

Green marking on rotary knob is visible.

■ There must be no gap between the rotary knob and the coupling ball bar.

■ The coupling ball bar must be firmly engaged in the opening.

■ The coupling ball bar must be locked and the key removed.

Warning:
Towing a trailer is permitted only when a coupling ball bar is fitted correctly. If the coupling ball bar does not engage correctly, seek the assistance of a workshop.

Dismounting the coupling ball bar
Dismounting the coupling ball bar

Insert the key in the lock and unlock the coupling ball bar.

Push the rotary knob onto the coupling ball bar and rotate right while pressed down until it engages. Pull out the ball bar downwards.

Insert sealing plug in opening for coupling ball bar. Fold away socket.

Place cover on bumper and push both bolts outwards.

    Towing. General information, Driving characteristics and towing tips, Trailer towing
    Towing. General information Only use towing equipment that has been approved for your vehicle. Entrust retrofitting of towing equipment to a workshop. It may be necessary to make c ...

    See also:

    Opel Corsa Owners Manual. Towing. General information, Driving characteristics and towing tips, Trailer towing
    Towing. General information Only use towing equipment that has been approved for your vehicle. Entrust retrofitting of towing equipment to a workshop. It may be necessary to make c ...


    0.0173