front towing bracket

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The front towing eye seems very weak. I was towed for about two miles with a few slight snatches, now the corner of the bumper and the headlight are slightly loose, one pathetic plastic clip on the headlight fractured. Any advice on repairs please. Thanks
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Roy wrote:The front towing eye seems very weak. I was towed for about two miles with a few slight snatches, now the corner of the bumper and the headlight are slightly loose, one pathetic plastic clip on the headlight fractured. Any advice on repairs please. Thanks
Hi Roy. I can't find a picture of the towing eye connection, but considering it has to take the force needed to pull the car I would expect the towing eye to attach to the monocoque body shell. You shouldn't get any movement in the socket. I would remove the front bumper to inspect the welding where the towing eye socket attaches to the body of the car.
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My Name: Roy

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Posts: 22
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:25 am
Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2008 (08)
Engine Size: 1.6 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 81000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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it's bolted to the body and one bolt was missing =(
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