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Unread 01-02-2008, 12:12 AM   #1
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What's on the back of my MK?

Any ideas anyone (see pics below). I've gone through the manual, couldn't find much... First pic is with the cover on it. Second pic is zoomed in without the cover.

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Unread 01-02-2008, 05:08 AM   #2
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Not a clue except it's about in the same place as the Patriot tow hook on the OR package.
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Unread 01-02-2008, 05:15 AM   #3
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It’s where you screw in your tow hook.
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Unread 01-02-2008, 03:27 PM   #4
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Cool, thanks guys! So i'm guessing this isn't available on all MKs?
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Unread 01-02-2008, 05:14 PM   #5
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It may be an "Export Only". When the snow clears enough I'll check my bumper reinforcement for the hole. There is no outside cover on mine.
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checked my '07 Compass 4X4....nothing like that on MINE! maybe only Patriots here in the States? after all, here they say the Compass is a "car".....
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Unread 01-02-2008, 07:37 PM   #7
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Did you just look for the cover or did you reach up underneith to check for the hole?

Only the FD II Patriots actually have the tow hook here in N.A.

Do any of you Patriot owners with the non Trail Rated version have something similar to this on yours? Either the cover and/or the hole?
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All UK models have it.
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Unread 01-02-2008, 09:41 PM   #9
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It’s where you screw in your tow hook.
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Speaking of tow hooks, I looked around on a few Jeep parts sites - but can't find any stand alone "Screw in" tow hooks for the MK. Does anyone know of a part number?
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The rear Tow Hook on the Patriot bolts on to the side of the frame with 2 bolts. No screw in type shown. You could probably just find the thread size and pitch and have one made up. Looking threw the parts book I did find listings for with and without "tow eye" and nothing specified Export or otherwise.
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its export only spec. you see them alot on german cars... my roomie's bmw has one front and one rear, and theres a screw in hook located in her trunk emergency kit.
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Unread 01-12-2008, 05:18 PM   #12
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For those of you interested, I checked with the Service Dept at my dealership, and they actually had a spare "Tow Eye" hook they gave to me for free. We checked it was the correct thread, and sure it enough it is.

This however is not what I was after. I wanted some recovery points at the front / rear for off roading. Same thats available on the Patriot FDII. I know there is another thread here on the forums in relation to this, in which I will ask more questions!!
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thats odd... my Compass has those and I was wondering what they were for too. So tow hooks? I wonder why the "car" compass has them, and I wonder why some people say they don't?
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Unread 01-14-2008, 12:52 AM   #14
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thats odd... my Compass has those and I was wondering what they were for too. So tow hooks? I wonder why the "car" compass has them, and I wonder why some people say they don't?
Apparently the Tow "eye" hook comes with all Compass exported to Europe and Australia. It is used for general Towing - not for "recovery" in off road situations. I would not use the Tow Eye for connecting to a recovery strap or winch. I would only recommend a proper Tow Hook that is rated and attached appropriately to the frame of the Compass (same as on the Patriot FDII).

Can only wait till a kit is available, and approved by my dealer...
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thats odd... my Compass has those and I was wondering what they were for too. So tow hooks? I wonder why the "car" compass has them, and I wonder why some people say they don't?

pics? my Compass does NOT have them....weird
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