Today we fitted a towbar to a 2003 Mini Cooper. We do not fit towbars to these vehicle very often. Previously we have always had to very carefully cut a hole in the bumper for the towbar tongue to stick through but we could see this was not possible because of the location of the reversing light on this car. At first it looked like the tongue would be located in a position which ment we would have to both remove the reversing light and enlarge the hole; which would not have been asthetically pleasing. We would have had to make another towbar.
At Megatyre Towbars, North Shore, Auckland, we are specialists in making and fitting towbars and we can usually find a way around small problems. We proceeded to remove the reversing light and offered the bumper up to the vehicle and fitted it. And the bumper fitted perfectly with the tongue exiting the bumper in the middle of the reversing light cutout even though the we did not know about this cutout when the bar was made. I phoned our customer and discussed this with him and he said he prefered to loose the reversing light than have us make another towbar and cut another hole in the bumper.
We are not normally so lucky!!