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All you need to know about towbars for Peugeot 406

Peugeot first introduced the 406 into their range in 1996. The Peugeot 406 is available as a Estate, or Saloon. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your Peugeot 406, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of Peugeot 406 below.


Peugeot 406 Saloon(All variants) Towbars

The Peugeot 406 Saloon(All variants) was first released in 1996. To determine which variant of Peugeot 406 you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Peugeot 406 Saloon(All variants) Nose Weight

Saloon(All variants) models made between 1996 and 2004 have a minimum nose weight of 80 kg and a maximum nose weight of 80 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.


Peugeot 406 Saloon(All variants) Electric Kits

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

Electric kits for Peugeot 406 Saloon(All variants)

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


Peugeot 406 Saloon(All variants) Software Update

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

Software updates can take place at your local Peugeot 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.


Peugeot 406 Saloon(All variants) Bumper Cuts

Saloon(All variants) models made between 1996 and 2004 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.


Peugeot 406 Saloon(All variants) Towing Capacity

Saloon(All variants) models made between 1996 and 2004 have a towing capacity of 1300 kg to 1300 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 Saloon(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 Saloon(All variants) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Peugeot 406 Estate(All variants) Towbars

The Peugeot 406 Estate(All variants) was first released in 1997. To determine which variant of Peugeot 406 you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Peugeot 406 Estate(All variants) Nose Weight

Estate(All variants) models made between 1997 and 2004 have a minimum nose weight of 80 kg and a maximum nose weight of 80 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.


Peugeot 406 Estate(All variants) Electric Kits

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

Electric kits for Peugeot 406 Estate(All variants)

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


Peugeot 406 Estate(All variants) Software Update

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

Software updates can take place at your local Peugeot 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.


Peugeot 406 Estate(All variants) Bumper Cuts

Estate(All variants) models made between 1997 and 2004 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.


Peugeot 406 Estate(All variants) Towing Capacity

Estate(All variants) models made between 1997 and 2004 have a towing capacity of 1200 kg to 1200 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 Estate(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 Estate(All variants) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


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