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Hi there folks!

I just bought an HSE 2011 loaded with options, everything you can think of for an RR that year:
Adaptive Cruise + cool and heated steering wheel + same for front and rear seats , lane change assist...etc
  • but I was surprised it didn't have the towing hitch which I really need :-(
  • and no running boards (nice option but not must have as I know they are expensive)

I understand that hitch is not a big issue and doesnt have to cost a lot since there are many aftermarket options:
pls can you let me what you suggest to install for towing from your experience with rough costs and where to best get it from? thank you

I am in BC Canada
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No aftermarket hitch for L322. But the good news is that every L322 had a hitch up to 2010. Easy to find on the used market. Atlantic British for wiring. Etrailer for brake harness if needed. Curt for ball and bar. Just make sure you get the long one, I'll get you the number if you can't find it. All together I spent around $400 total. I haven't added brake controller box yet so that will be more. Search, there's a great how to thread.
 

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Thank you very much for your reply friend. I would really appreciate a number or contact to find the stuff (used part) as it's hard to find stuff here in BC. it's a much smaller market for these vehicles (l322). and without paying an arm and a leg for them at the few Range Rover specialist shops we have here
 

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Thank you very much for your reply friend. I would really appreciate a number or contact to find the stuff (used part) as it's hard to find stuff here in BC. it's a much smaller market for these vehicles (l322). and without paying an arm and a leg for them at the few Range Rover specialist shops we have here
I am going to check eBay and see if they reasonably ship up here
 

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I bought my wiring harness and plug (OEM) from Ebay seller in the UK. Around $290 or so, with import and shipping

I don't see the item listed but contact is:

MK Autospares Ltd.
Mariusz Kuc
Unit 3C, Weycroft Avenue
Millway Rise Industrial Estate
Axminster
Devon
EX13 5HU
United Kingdom

Phone:07813591382
Email:[email protected]
 

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I bought my wiring harness and plug (OEM) from Ebay seller in the UK. Around $290 or so, with import and shipping

I don't see the item listed but contact is:

MK Autospares Ltd.
Mariusz Kuc
Unit 3C, Weycroft Avenue
Millway Rise Industrial Estate
Axminster
Devon
EX13 5HU
United Kingdom

Phone:07813591382
Email:[email protected]
thank you will contact them. The used tow hitch I saw on eBay are around $379+ shipping to BC , just the hitch bar alone. So this is going to be around $800-1k all in?? **** :-/
 

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Here's some links to parts. I just bought my hitch from someone parting an '06 on FB marketplace, direct bolt up, no problems. The Land Rover instructions are available in one of the previous posts on the topic.

Wiring for lights, plug and play, includes a both types of common North American plugs, $150.

This the length you need for the recessed RR hitch. I got two so I could mount a 2" ball on one and 2 5/16" on the other. Much easier than swapping balls. Of course you need a pin to hold it in, there's locking or regular types.

Also at etrailer, there's a brake tie in kit 3035-P. This will mate to the wiring under the dash and connect Tekonsha brake controllers. I have, but haven't yet installed. Most of my towing doesn't need brakes so I haven't yet done that part. Do you have a Gap tool or similar to go in an enable the electronics? You don't have to but otherwise you will have to turn off your rear sensors every time you go into reverse. If you are back into a tight post back and forth, it gets old turning it off each time.
 

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Looks like there's a part out of an '03 in Surrey on FB marketplace, also check Craigslist. There's also a 2010 but cant tell if it has the hitch in the photos. If it does, get the wiring loom included. The hitch frame is heavy, I don't think you want to ship that if you can avoid it. I got mine for $150 and they removed it for me. Also worth knowing that you don't need any bolts or hardware. The bolts are all there holding the tow loops, you just reuse them.
 

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The towing cross bar was standard across all model variants for 2010. Is 2011 different or was it removed?
The tow bar is tucked under a bit. I don't use an extender my bar insert @ 12" or so is long enough.
 

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Looks like there's a part out of an '03 in Surrey on FB marketplace, also check Craigslist. There's also a 2010 but cant tell if it has the hitch in the photos. If it does, get the wiring loom included. The hitch frame is heavy, I don't think you want to ship that if you can avoid it. I got mine for $150 and they removed it for me. Also worth knowing that you don't need any bolts or hardware. The bolts are all there holding the tow loops, you just reuse them.
thanks so much pal for the info. am going to check right now both FB and CL. not sure why it didn't come out when I searched there yesterday . I put range rover l322 parts to keep it open for more results
 

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The towing cross bar was standard across all model variants for 2010. Is 2011 different or was it removed?
The tow bar is tucked under a bit. I don't use an extender my bar insert @ 12" or so is long enough.
yes it's same I believe as the 2010 and prior. I think I will just get a 12" bar insert as well and should be OK. plan to tow motorcycle trailer for now, so no need for brake module (for now)
 

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The towing cross bar was standard across all model variants for 2010. Is 2011 different or was it removed?
The tow bar is tucked under a bit. I don't use an extender my bar insert @ 12" or so is long enough.
The towing cross member is the same with the exception of the muffler mounts on the hitch. I think they are usable, just sometimes you have to move the muffler mounts from your tow hooks. I used an '06 on my '12 no problem. The Curt D26 is a long bar insert at 12 5/8 pin center to ball center, not an extender. Standard bars aren't long enough.
 

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The towing cross member is the same with the exception of the muffler mounts on the hitch. I think they are usable, just sometimes you have to move the muffler mounts from your tow hooks. I used an '06 on my '12 no problem. The Curt D26 is a long bar insert at 12 5/8 pin center to ball center, not an extender. Standard bars aren't long enough.
thank you again my friend for the comprehensive explanation. very helpful.

I found this hitch on the 03 you told me about (photo below) and he is asking me to make him am offer. it looks worn out a bit but whatever, as long as it pulls and it's hidden, who cares about looks.
what do you think I should offer him? including taking it out. he asked me if I want to take it out myself :-/
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No problem fadixrv, happy to help. I'm with Kansasbit, $100 and negotiate up as needed. A little surface rust is no big deal, you can clean it up and even re-spray it if you want. Like you say, its largely out of sight. You might check and see if he has a ball/bar/pin for it although that doesn't cost much. You do have to remove a bunch of interior pieces and the bumper cover to get to the bolts. Here's the official instructions, this also gives you the tools you will need. Its not hard, but quite a few pieces come off. Maybe some variance for the '03, but it was pretty spot-on for my '12.
 

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Make sure you get the wiring set that offers 7 and 4 pin and not just 7 pin as the adaptors don't work properly. I bought mine at MCL, which I rarely do, but the kit is straightforward and easy to do, except my wiring is not exactly the same as the diagram so some bit are guess work. If you need help on that, I am in North Van.
 
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