Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Honda Odyssey

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Uploaded on October 20, 2010 by etrailer.com

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Today we are going to be installing hitch part number 36417 from Draw-Tite on a 2008 Honda Odyssey. We are underneath the vehicle now and we are looking at the driver's side frame rail. As you can see here at the end, we have two existing weld nuts in the frame that we are going to be using as the two attaching points for the trailer hitch. And then over here on the passenger's side, we have the same two weld nuts that are also going to provide the attaching points. And you can see, we do have the exhaust in the way, so we are going to want to lower that down first. To do that, we are going to remove it off of the rubber hanger here at the rear position and then here at the more forward position, almost in the middle of the vehicle.

With the exhaust down, I am going to go ahead and clean the weld nuts out first, before we go ahead and get started with the hitch install. To do that, again, I am just going to take a spray lubricant, like DW-40 and then I am just going to take a basic battery terminal cleaner and just going to run that up inside the weld nuts a few times. And then I am going to do that to the other side as well. Now that we have the weld nuts thoroughly cleaned out, we can go ahead and put the hitch up into position. We want to use the hardware that is provided in the installation kit to make our connections. OK, and with the bolts in place, we can go ahead and tighten them down. OK, and with the bolts tightened down, I want to go back through and torque them to their specified torque rating. You want to check with your directions to verify that appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. And with all of the bolts torqued down, we just want to make sure that we put our exhaust back on its hangers. And our installation will be complete. And this will conclude the installation of hitch part number 36417 on a 2008 Honda Odyssey.

OK, and with all the bolts in the frame, we can go ahead and tighten them down. They are slightly tightened down now. We want to go ahead and torque the bolts to their specified torque ratings. And you want to check with your instructions to verify the appropriate torque rating for each particular bolt. And when you have the bolts torqued down here on the passengers side, you want to make sure that you put the exhaust back on the hanger. And with the bolts properly torqued down, that will conclude the installation of hitch part number 13561 on a 2008 Honda Odyssey.

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