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All you need to know about towbars for Mazda BT50

Mazda first introduced the BT50 into their range in 2006. The Mazda BT50 is available as a or PickUp. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your Mazda BT50, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of Mazda BT50 below.


Mazda BT50 PickUp(All variants) Towbars

The Mazda BT50 PickUp(All variants) was first released in 2006. To determine which variant of Mazda BT50 you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Mazda BT50 PickUp(All variants) Nose Weight

PickUp(All variants) models made between 2006 and 2012 have a minimum nose weight of 140 kg and a maximum nose weight of 140 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.


Mazda BT50 PickUp(All variants) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your PickUp(All variants) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Mazda BT50 PickUp(All variants)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your PickUp(All variants), 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 PickUp(All variants) 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.


Mazda BT50 PickUp(All variants) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your PickUp(All variants) 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 PickUp(All variants) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Mazda 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.


Mazda BT50 PickUp(All variants) Bumper Cuts

PickUp(All variants) models made between 2006 and 2012 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.


Mazda BT50 PickUp(All variants) Towing Capacity

PickUp(All variants) models made between 2006 and 2012 have a towing capacity of 3000 kg to 3000 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 PickUp(All variants) 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 PickUp(All variants) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Mazda BT50 PickUp(with bumper and integrated step only) Towbars

The Mazda BT50 PickUp(with bumper and integrated step only) was first released in 2012. To determine which variant of Mazda BT50 you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Mazda BT50 PickUp(with bumper and integrated step only) Nose Weight

PickUp(with bumper and integrated step only) models made between 2012 and 2016 have a minimum nose weight of 200 kg and a maximum nose weight of 225 kg, vehicles made after 2016 have a minimum nose weight of 200 kg and a maximum nose weight of 225 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.


Mazda BT50 PickUp(with bumper and integrated step only) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your PickUp(with bumper and integrated step only) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Mazda BT50 PickUp(with bumper and integrated step only)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your PickUp(with bumper and integrated step only), 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 PickUp(with bumper and integrated step only) 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.


Mazda BT50 PickUp(with bumper and integrated step only) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your PickUp(with bumper and integrated step only) 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 PickUp(with bumper and integrated step only) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Mazda 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.


Mazda BT50 PickUp(with bumper and integrated step only) Bumper Cuts

PickUp(with bumper and integrated step only) models made between 2012 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.


Mazda BT50 PickUp(with bumper and integrated step only) Towing Capacity

PickUp(with bumper and integrated step only) models made between 2012 and 2016 have a towing capacity of 3350 kg to 3350 kg, vehicles made after 2016 have a towing capacity of 3350 kg to 3350 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 PickUp(with bumper and integrated step only) 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 PickUp(with bumper and integrated step only) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


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