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Installing/removing the towing eye

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class / Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owners Manual / Breakdown assistance / Towing and tow-starting / Installing/removing the towing eye

Installing the towing eye

Example: towing eye mounting covers


Example: towing eye mounting covers

1 Front cover
2 Back cover

Vehicles with a trailer tow hitch: if possible, connect the towbar to the trailer tow hitch  .

The brackets for the screw-in towing eyes are located in the bumpers. They are at the front and at the rear, under the covers.

Remove the towing eye from the vehicle tool kit  .

To open the cover at the front: press the mark on cover 1 inwards in the direction of the arrow.

To open the cover at the rear: insert a flat, blunt object into the cutout and lever cover 2 out of the bumper.

Take cover 1 or 2 off the opening.

Screw the towing eye in clockwise to the stop and tighten it.

Removing the towing eye

Loosen the towing eye and unscrew it.

Attach cover 1 or 2 to the bumper and press until it engages.

Place the towing eye in the vehicle tool kit.

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