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Towing Bar/Hook

Nuggets88

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Check this thread:


The part number is G3H03AP200 GTN

Can't get it in the US, but the dealer in Niagra Falls, Canada, will help you out. Ask for Jason. He can arrange shipping. I had my brother buy it for me in London, ON and ship it, but Jason at the dealership can hook you up.

I thought I heard a little while ago that one of the US receiver manufacturers like Curt or U-haul was possibly going to make one for our cars? I can't substantiate that though.
Hey James, Thanks for the link, would you happen to know if the I30n uses the same receiver as the Elantra N-Line. MVG has the i30 N, N-Line and N performance in the same option. The exhaust looks a tad different.
 
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JamesNoBrakes

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Hey James, Thanks for the link, would you happen to know if the I30n uses the same receiver as the Elantra N-Line. The exhaust looks a tad different.
The general configuration between the two is the same, plus Trueno92 has an aftermarket exhaust that is bigger than the stock GT N-Line. You'll need to eyeball it and there'll be no guarantee, but since both have the muffler and exhaust outlets in the same place (as opposed to the i30/Elantra GT which has a different configuration that routes it all to one side), I'd think there's a good chance it'll work. The receiver support tucks up in there really nice against the end of the car with the exhaust dropped and there are threaded mounting holes in the body for it (probably common to all i30/EGT models). The actual receiver is in the middle where there's nothing. It does end up a bit low, so make sure to take curbs and gradient changes at an angle. Once the receiver is installed, the exhaust goes back into place and the rear outlets/tips are "below" the receiver bar that runs the width of the vehicle.

Check his pic:

 

juliusguru

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OK... Helpful.
Thanks.
Check this thread:


The part number is G3H03AP200 GTN

Can't get it in the US, but the dealer in Niagra Falls, Canada, will help you out. Ask for Jason. He can arrange shipping. I had my brother buy it for me in London, ON and ship it, but Jason at the dealership can hook you up.

I thought I heard a little while ago that one of the US receiver manufacturers like Curt or U-haul was possibly going to make one for our cars? I can't substantiate that though.
 

Under-The-Radar

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Hi all, I bought a new i30 N Performance hatch from a Hyundai dealer in the UK in March, delivered just in time the day before lockdown. I ordered a "Hyundai" tow bar with it, which the dealer fitted. It's all nicely concealed and the electric socket folds down as already said in this thread.

But ... I can't get the trailer electrical cable to plug in. The trailer has a 7 pin plug, the car was fitted with a 13 pin socket, and the dealer gave me a converter plug. Simple ... not. The socket doesn't swing down far enough to get the converter plug in. It has a stop that prevents it from dropping to 90 degrees and there isn't enough room under the rear bumper. The dealer has already cut big sections out of the bumper to fit it, and I don't want any more cut away or it will probably flap like a Mondeo rear bumper.

The dealer says they need to consult Hyundai UK, and Hyundai haven't caught up with the backlog of queries yet. (And I know I should squeak/hassle more often.)

Has anyone else hit this problem? Does anyone else use a converter plug? Does your socket fitting drop down to vertical from the horizontal location ?

Can anyone post a photo of their tow bar and electrical socket fitting please, and say what country it was fitted in?

(For the people who think it's an offence to fit a tow bar to a hot hatch, it's to tow my RS Aero racing dinghy, which is the hot hatch equivalent of sailing dinghies.)
Apologies on the lack of updates. The dealer sorted it in September, after a fashion. They did cut more out of the underside of the bumper (😣) and they managed some adjustment to the hanging bracket for the socket, although it still doesn’t hang vertically. But it works.

I don’t think it’s a German model - the label is all written in English and the dealer was adamant that it’s a Hyundai UK part.

And now ... while writing this reply ... I’ve googled the part nbr and found that
a) it seems to be the right towbar “For Hyundai i30 5dr, i30 5dr N & i30 5dr N Line manufactured starting with MY19 until Product Enhancement (MY20).”,
and b) I think they’ve screwed the rubbery electric socket to the metal base at the wrong angle. It never occurred to me they were supplied as separate parts. It’s supposed to go on with the cover opening sideways which would totally solve the problem.

So I’m going to have another look at it in the morning.
 
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Jajodu

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Apologies on the lack of updates. The dealer sorted it in September, after a fashion. They did cut more out of the underside of the bumper (😣) and they managed some adjustment to the hanging bracket for the socket, although it still doesn’t hang vertically. But it works.

I don’t think it’s a German model - the label is all written in English and the dealer was adamant that it’s a Hyundai UK part.

And now ... while writing this reply ... I’ve googled the part nbr and found that
a) it seems to be the right towbar “For Hyundai i30 5dr, i30 5dr N & i30 5dr N Line manufactured starting with MY19 until Product Enhancement (MY20).”,
and b) I think they’ve screwed the rubbery electric socket to the metal base at the wrong angle. It never occurred to me they were supplied as separate parts. It’s supposed to go on with the cover opening sideways which would totally solve the problem.

So I’m going to have another look at it in the morning.
Let us know how you get on. As far as I know the N requires a different towbar to the normal I30 because the bumper is different.