fitting instruction
FITTING
INSTRUCTION
SB6012
Saab 9-3 & Cadillac BLS
Batch 000000
Type Approval Number e11 00-6843
COMPONENTS
ITEM
A
B
QTY
1
1
C
D
E
EP
1
1
1
1
BOLT PACK
DESCRIPTION
Towbar
Detachable Towbar Neck Kit – ZC2020A-6
> Detachable Towbar Neck & Housing
> Weather Plug
> Storage Bag
> Operation Manual (2020A)
> Swan Neck Ball Cap (ZM1406)
Angle
Brace
Captive Bolt Strap
Retractable Electrical Mtg Bracket (ZM1412)
ITEM
F
G
H
I
J
QTY
2
3
2
2
2
DESCRIPTION
M12 x 100mm Bolts & Nyloc Nuts
M12 x 30mm Bolts & Nyloc Nuts
M10 x 40mm Bolts, 4 Washers & 4 Nuts
M10 x 30mm Bolts & Washers
M10 Flat Washers – 21mm o/d x 2mm Thick
FITTING PROCEDURE
 Release lower edge of bumper by removing the two plastic nuts.
 Pull down lower edge of bumper. Insert captive bolt strap (E) through the existing holes in the top flange of the
aluminium bumper beam. Position bolts (H) (with washers (J) under the bolt heads) through the existing holes in the
lower flange of the aluminium bumper beam.
 Place towbar (A) over the protruding bolts (therefore sandwiching the bumper beam flanges) and loosely attach using
nuts (H).
 Loosely attach angle (C) to existing threaded holes on lower edge of spare wheel pan using bolts (I).
 Loosely attach brace (D) to angle (C) using bolt (G).
 Loosely attach brace (D) to towbar (A) using remaining bolts (G) at the appropriate hole setting. Saab 9-3 4 Door
Saloon & Cabriolet models use one position and Sport Wagon / Sport Combi (Estate) & Cadillac BLS the other.
 Tighten all bolts ensuring all components remain vertical. In addition, ensure the tightness of the bumper beam to
body mounting bolts.
 For 12N or 13 Pin Electrical Socket Fitment: Cut section from bumper as illustrated by the unbroken shaded area.
 For 12S Electrical Socket Fitment (Retractable Option): For 12S Socket Additions where it is desired to retract the
electrical mounting bracket, it is necessary to use additional Electrical Mounting Bracket ZM1414 (Purchased
Separately). This is mounted to the right of the towbar as illustrated by the ghost image. An additional bumper cut
will be required and is illustrated as the dotted shaded area.
 For 12S Electrical Socket Fitment (With Extension Plate Option): For 12S Socket Additions where it is not
desired to retract the electrical mounting bracket, add Extension Plate ZM1364 (Purchased Separately) after bumper
re-fitment to Electrical Mounting Bracket (ZM1412). This method prevents retraction of both Electrical Sockets
behind the bumper skin, but benefits from a minimised bumper cut.
 Attach detachable towbar neck housing (B) & retractable electrical mounting bracket (EP) to towbar (A) using bolts
(F). The electrical mounting bracket carries type approval information required by law and must always be
fitted as shown. Please refer to separate fitting instruction (ZM1412/13/14) for assembly and use of the retractable
electrical mounting bracket.
 Reattach lower edge of bumper to body at the remaining position.
 NOTE: Please refer to Operation Manual (2020A) for Use and Maintenance of the Detachable Neck System.
TIGHTEN ALL BOLTS
TORQUE SETTINGS ISO Coarse Pitch M8 = 29Nm, M10 = 58Nm, M12 = 102Nm, M16 = 252Nm
ISO Fine Pitch
M8 = 31Nm, M10 = 61Nm, M12 = 111Nm
THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER’S SPECIFICATION FOR THE TRAILER WEIGHT AND NOSE LOAD LIMITS MUST BE OBSERVED .
DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED BY PCT LIMITED, SHEFFIELD, S20 3GH. UK. TELEPHONE +44 (0)845 123 1111 EMAIL TECHSUPPORT@PCTAUTOMOTIVE.COM
FITTING
INSTRUCTION
SB6012
Saab 9-3 & Cadillac BLS
Batch 000000
Type Approval Number e11 00-6843
FITTING DIAGRAM
 2007
Rev 1
DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED BY PCT LIMITED, SHEFFIELD, S20 3GH. UK. TELEPHONE +44 (0)845 123 1111 EMAIL TECHSUPPORT@PCTAUTOMOTIVE.COM
IMPORTANT PRODUCT INFORMATION & GUARANTEE
(TO BE RETAINED WITH THE VEHICLE AND PASSED TO SUBSEQUENT OWNERS)
Thank you for purchasing a PCT Automotive product. Please read the following information carefully before fitting or using your PCT Automotive product.
GUARANTEE
We shall free of charge either repair or at our option replace defective goods where the defects appear
i. if the goods are a towbar manufactured by us, during the economic lifetime of the vehicle it was first fitted to
ii. in the case of all other products manufactured by us, within 3 years following the date of your order
PROVIDED THAT (in each case) such defects shall be found to our reasonable satisfaction to have arisen substantially from our faulty design, workmanship or
materials and have not arisen by reason of a failure to follow our instructions (whether written or oral), any modification, misuse, neglect or interference with the
installation, any damage or abuse to the goods or vehicle by impact or vandalism or by a failure to carry out reasonable inspection, maintenance and/or adjustment.
At all times, the above guarantee is subject to our standard terms and conditions of sale a copy of which is available upon request from our offices.
TOWING LIMITS
Our towbars have been designed for towing up to the vehicle manufacturer's maximum recommended trailer weight and nose load limits for your model. Towing with
gross weights above that recommended at any time will invalidate the guarantee and cancel any liability for damage. Towing a twin axle trailer, towing over rough
ground or using a bicycle/motorcycle carrier, etc, exerts extreme loads on to a towbar and extra care should be taken in these situations not to exceed the vehicle
manufacturer’s maximum recommended limits.
PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION MARK
Your product carries a product identification mark. This mark carries important product and batch code information and if the product is type approved it also carries
the type approval details which are required by law. Under no circumstances should this mark be defaced, removed or damaged.
INSTALLATION, INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
GENERAL INSTALLATION
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Products should only be fitted by competent persons.
Read the product fitting instructions carefully and check all components are included in the fitting kit before commencing installation.
Check vehicle for corrosion and/or accident damage. Towbars should not be fitted to any vehicle suffering from corrosion or accident damage or which is not in
a roadworthy condition.
Clean off all road dirt, underseal and sound deadening mastic where parts are to fit to ensure correct seating of all components.
Bumper cut information is given as a guide only. Variations in models may occur therefore the fitter should always check that the bumper cut is necessary and
of the correct size and shape before commencing with the cut.
All drilling swarf should be removed from the vehicle and all holes drilled in the vehicle should be treated with an appropriate rust inhibitor.
Do not fully tighten bolts before towbar is completely fitted unless instructed to do so in the fitting instruction, this will allow some variances to be overcome
before final tightening of bolts.
PAINT & CORROSION
Towbars manufactured by PCT Automotive undergo a phosphate chemical pre-treatment prior to an epoxy/polyester powder coat finish being applied. For long
lasting good looks and in order to prevent corrosion the towbar should be regularly inspected for paint damage and wherever necessary re-painted in an appropriate
finishing paint or underseal. The vehicle should also be regularly checked for any corrosion that could affect the towbar installation. Towbars should not be used on
any vehicle suffering from corrosion that could affect the towbar installation.
BOLTS
All towbar fixing bolts should be checked initially after the first 300 towing miles and then every 3,000 towing miles or to coincide with the vehicle manufacturer’s
recommended service intervals, whichever is the sooner, and should be tightened using an appropriate torque wrench to the settings specified in the towbar fitting
instruction.
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION, TEST/COMMISSIONING AND MAINTENANCE
Failure to comply with the following instructions may cause damage to the towing vehicle’s wiring loom and/or towing electrics installation.
Where displacement tap connectors e.g. Scotchloks, are the preferred method of connection, always use the correct colour coded tap connector for the size of cable
to which it is to be connected. PCT Automotive’s manufactured relays with integral cables should be connected using red tap connectors (0.5mm2 to 1mm2,
conductor cross sectional area).
After installation of the 12N/12S sockets, prior to testing, a water displacement agent e.g. WD40 should be applied into the rear connection void through the water
drain hole at the bottom of the sockets and also into the front pins under the socket flap. This socket maintenance should be carried out at least twice a year in the
spring and autumn.
The towing electrics test procedure must be undertaken with the engine running. If any of the towing relays fail to function correctly, with the engine running and no
other vehicle electrical systems turned on, check that the voltage across the vehicle’s battery is between 13V and 14V approx, if this voltage is not correct, check the
condition of the vehicle’s battery/alternator.
Always ensure that the trailer/caravan/lighting board’s own electrical systems are installed and functioning correctly before coupling to the vehicle’s 12N/12S sockets.
Every six months (spring and autumn recommended) the battery and alternator of the vehicle should be checked to determine correct electrical functioning. All
connections of the electrical installation including the earth should be checked for mechanical soundness and electrical quality. Plugs, sockets, relays and fixings
should be checked for water ingress, mechanical soundness, electrical quality and general wear and tear.
Please complete the following information to validate the guarantee and for future reference.
VEHICLE OWNER NAME & ADDRESS:
VEHICLE MAKE & MODEL:
VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBER:
FITTER NAME & ADDRESS:
DATE TOWBAR FITTED:
If you have any comments or suggestions about the PCT Automotive product fitted to your vehicle, please address them to
PCT Automotive, Holbrook Industrial Estate, Sheffield S20 3GH or email techsupport@pctautomotive.com
Your comments will help us in our aim to continually upgrade our products to meet the high standards expected by our customers.
© PCT Limited (Rev. Jan 2006)
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