Today we are going to install part number 70758 from Hidden Hitch, and we are going to install this on a 2008 Mazda Tribute. It is going to mount up on these two holes right here and here, and this one hole back here. It is going to be identical on both sides. We will begin our install by actually fish wiring the hardware into the frame. We are going to run our bolt leader from our hole here and out our access hole at the end of the frame. Now some models have a tie-down hook that is in the way that covers this up completely. In that case, you would actually have to drill a hole in the bottom of the frame. All right, and we will do the same thing on the passengers side.
Today we are going to install part number 75118 from Draw-Tite, and we are going to install this on a 2004 Mazda Tribute. Now we will show you our attaching points: they are going to be here, here and here. And it is going to be the exact same thing on the drivers side of the vehicle. We will use a wire pull first. We will push it through the bolt hole that we are going to use, out the end of the frame, and then attach our hardware to it. First we will start off with the plate and then we will end up with the carriage bolt, and we will repeat for the rest of the holes in the frame.
Today we are going to install part number 13535 from Curt - this is a 2-inch receiver hitch - and we are going to install this on a 2004 Honda CR-V. First I will show you where the hitch mounts up on the vehicle. It is going to mount up on this frame member here, it is going to mount to the tow hook, and it is also going to mount on the other side of the frame member above the exhaust. To begin our install, what we have to do is lower the exhaust, and we are going to have to take down the rubber hangers here and here. And we will just gently lower it down. That should give us enough room for working room.
Today on this 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee we are going to be installing Hidden Hitch part number 87752. This installation will also apply to the Draw-Tite part number 75338. Okay we are underneath the vehicle. We are looking at the rear bumper structure, we have four holes that we will be using as our attaching point for the trailer hitch. The hitch is actually going to go up around both sides of the bumper structure and we are going to put the bolts through each one of the holes and attach it to the weld nuts built into the hitch. Before we get started we need to remove two of the plastic push rivets that are holding the bumper to the bumper structure.
Today on this 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan we will be installing hitch part number 36455 from Draw-Tite. This hitch application also applies to Hidden Hitch part number 90169. The first thing you want to do is get underneath the vehicle and lower the exhaust off its rear most hanger here on the passenger side. To remove it off of its hanger you want to just spray the stud here down with a spray lubricant like a WD-40. And then we can just use a crowbar and kind of get behind there to pry it off. And with the exhaust off of its hanger you can kind of pull it out of the way here. With the exhaust pulled out of the way you can see we have two existing bolts here in the frame. Those are going to provide our two attaching points for our trailer hitch on both sides of the vehicle.
Today we are going to be installing Hidden Hitch part number 60898 on a 2009 Toyota Matrix. This installation will also apply for Draw-Tite part number 24812. Okay we are underneath the vehicle and we are looking at the driver-side frame rail here. As you can see at the bottom we have got three existing weld nuts. Those are going to provide our three attaching points for the trailer hitch. That is going to be the same over on the passenger side. It may be necessary to clean the weld nuts out prior to putting the hitch up into position on some models that have seen a winter or two where there might have been some road grime or corrosion built up.
Today we are going to be installing Hidden Hitch part number 87451 on a 2009 Chrysler Town and Country. OK, we are underneath the vehicle and we are looking at the passengers side frame rail. As you can see, the exhaust is in the way of right where we are going to need to get the hitch up into position, so the first thing we are going to need to do is go ahead and lower it down. To do that, we are going to take it off of its main hanger, which is right here. And now, with the exhaust down, I can kind of pull it out of the way. You can see here above the exhaust here we have got one, two existing bolts. We are going to remove those and actually reuse those for the installation. Looking at the drivers side, we are actually going to be using three attaching points.
Today on this 1990 Ford F-150 we are going to install part number 14001 from Curt. One of our first steps this involves is we have to lower our spare tire a little bit to get it out of the way. Sometimes this hanger gets in the way. What you have to do is test it. We will go ahead and put the hitch up. Clamp it into position. Mark our holes, and drill out the holes in the frame. Clamping this up into position can be a little bit of a bear so it is a good idea to have an extra set of hands involved. And you see here we have got our hitch here clamped into position. What we will do next is block our holes where it is going to be drilled. We are going to be drilling here, here, and here. We will start off with the pilot hole about a 1/ 4 inch the way up to a 1/ 2 inch. We have got our holes drilled out on the passenger side here.
Today on this 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, we are going to install part number V81310 from Valley. The first step we need to do is go ahead and get the frame ready to install the hitch. That means we have got to take down this tie down bracket here and take out the little plugs that cover up the holes. The hitch is going to install at this bolt hole and these two bolt holes here that we just uncovered. Looking at the driver side, it is going to use these three existing holes also. But since these are exposed to the elements, we are going to take some time out to clean out the threads so we can run the bolts in and out.
Today on a 2009 Pontiac Solstice we are going to install part number 11119 from Curt. First we will go ahead and show you where the hitch will mount up onto the frame. As you can see there is an oval hole off to the left-hand side. The hardware is going to use that existing hole to attach the hitch to. However o n some models there is two existing holes, if the second additional hole is not already drilled in the frame you will need to drill it out yourself. As shown here this is the drivers side which is identical to the passenger side.
Today we are going to install part number 13322 from Curt, and we are going to install this on a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. Looking at the passengers side, we are going to show you where the hitch mounts up. It is going to mount in this place right here, where the bolt is. Also, it will use this factory hole right here, and also it will use two holes in the bumper. We did a test fit on the hitch to make sure it clears the spare tire and if it does not, all you have got to do is lower the spare tire a little bit and move it out of the way. Next we will go ahead and just take off this rear bolt here - we will do one on each side - and then we can start installing the hitch.
Today we are going to be installing hitch part number 90652 from Hidden Hitch on a 2008 Toyota Solara. OK, underneath the vehicle, we are looking at the drivers side frame rail. You can see we have got two existing weld nuts here at the end of the frame. These are going to provide the two rear-most attaching points for the trailer hitch. And then we have got a sticker here which are going to need to remove. It will be one, two and three - will be our three weld nuts here.
On this 2002 Toyota Rav 4, were going to install part number 75125 from Drawtite. The first step involved is to take down this tie down bracket. We will show you where the hitch is going to mount up in the frame. It is going to use these two existing studed holes in the frame. On the passenger side it is going to be identical. And what is nice about this is that the bolts in there are relatively easy to clean out. On the other side though there is not a tie down bracket take a few moments to clean out those threads over there. We will work on that next. :28
Today on this 2009 Dodge Caliber we will be installing Hidden Hitch part number 60832. This installation will also apply for Draw-Tite part number 24769. We are underneath the vehicle and we are actually looking at the driver side frame rail. You can see here on the side of the frame we have got two existing holes. Those are going to provide our attaching points on both sides of the vehicle here. What we are going to be using are the long 5/ 8 bolts that are provided with our installation kit. There is actually a cushioning inside of these holes here that will allow us to slide these bolts all the way through. So what we are going to do is just slide those in and what we want to do is leave them flush with the frame rail here because the hitch is actually going to slide up on the inboard side here.
Today we are going to install part number 24703 from Draw-Tite, and we are going to install this hitch on a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. All right, looking on the bottom of the vehicle, looking up on the passengers side, you will see the bolt that is in the frame the hitch will attach at that point right there. This hitch does not come with new bolts to replace the existing factory bolts. It will be just like that on the passengers side and on the drivers side. We are also going to use the center tow loop on the trunk pan here, too. We will use that for an attachment point.
Today we are going to be installing Curt hitch part number 13336 on a 2004 Pontiac Montana. All right, we are underneath the vehicle, and we are looking at the passengers side frame rail. You can see here at the bottom we have got three existing bolts in the frame. We are going to be removing those. And those weld nuts in the frame are going to be providing our three attaching points here at the bottom of the frame. And that will be the same on both sides of the vehicle. You can see also on the side of the frame we have got this hole just below this square slot. We are also going to be putting a bolt and block into the frame and pulling it out this way, and that will provide an attaching point on the side of the frame. And again, that will be the same on both sides of the vehicle.