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All you need to know about towbars for Fiat 500S
Fiat first introduced the 500S into their range in 2008. The Fiat 500S is available as a Convertible, or Hatchback. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your Fiat 500S, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of Fiat 500S below.
Fiat 500S Convertible Towbars
The Fiat 500S Convertible was first released in 2008. To determine which variant of Fiat 500S you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.
Fiat 500S Convertible Nose Weight
Convertible models made between 2008 and 2016 have a minimum nose weight of 60 kg and a maximum nose weight of 60 kg, vehicles made after 2016 have a minimum nose weight of 60 kg and a maximum nose weight of 60 kg.
What does nose weight mean?
Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.
Fiat 500S Convertible Electric Kits
Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Convertible to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.
Electric kits for Fiat 500S Convertible
We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Convertible, like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.
Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Convertible and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.
Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.
Fiat 500S Convertible Software Update
We will alert you as to whether your Convertible requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.
Does my vehicle need a software update?
Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Convertible can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.
Software updates can take place at your local Fiat dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.
Fiat 500S Convertible Bumper Cuts
Convertible models made between 2008 and 2016 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, vehicles made after 2016 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.
Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?
Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.
Fiat 500S Convertible Towing Capacity
Convertible models made between 2008 and 2016 have a towing capacity of 800 kg to 800 kg, vehicles made after 2016 have a towing capacity of 800 kg to 800 kg.
Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.
What is towing capacity?
Towing capacity is the weight that your Convertible is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Convertible may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.
To find specific details for your Fiat 500S, select your vehicle below.