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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Mechanically positioned ball coupling

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Fig. 107 Swivelling out the ball coupling

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

In the rear bumper there is a ball coupling for the towing bracket which can be swivelled out when needed. The ball coupling cannot be removed.

Swivelling out the ball coupling

The trailer socket is located on the left of the mechanically positioned ball coupling.

The indicator lamp ③ will light up only when the tailgate is open.

Swivelling in the ball coupling

WARNING

Improper use of the towing bracket can cause injury and accidents.

NOTICE

Do not aim a high-pressure cleaner or steam cleaner directly at the mechanically positioned ball coupling or the fitted trailer socket. This can damage seals or wash off the grease required for lubrication.
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