Kolk1 Posted April 8, 2013 Report Share Posted April 8, 2013 Honestly, im extremely surprised the amount of detail the instructions of this hitch came with. So I shouldnt need to go into extreme detail, but I will note and give you basic instructions of my experience while doing this install. First off, amazing Ebay seller, Trends-Auto, I received the hitch in 3 days after placing order. He was the cheapest seller I could find at the time, for a Class 3, with plug and play wiring, no splicing at all. I paid $240 all said and done, for everything. I went with the class 3 because it was only a small amount more money than the class 2, and the class 2 uses the smaller 1.25 hitch, and I already had 2inch hitch's anyway. I used a Curt Hitch #13552, and their plug and play wiring harness #56093 First off the wiring. This kit came with Colored picture instruction(im shocked lol) Hardest part about installing this whole kit, with hitch, will probably be running a 12volt constant wire. You need to run a wire to the battery of the car, so the lights for the trailer draw off the battery, not the factory taillights. This is explain in the instructions as well. First off, the trunk needs to be pulled apart. 1)Remove the cover over the spare tire. 2)Then lift straight up on the black plastic that runs side to side. 3) Both sides have about 3-4 black push tabs that need pulled out. 4) Both sides have a couple black nipples that need unscrewed. All of these are right at the opening for the trunk. At this point, you can just bend the carpet thats on the wall towards the front of your trunk out of the way. Here is the wiring. The large amount of black wire needs ran to the battery, the Red fuse gets hooked to the battery, then the black wire connects to the red fuse. The box and most the wiring will get mounted on the drivers side of the trunk, near our stock Sony amplifier. The roll of solid green wire will get ran to the passenger side. Once the carpet is pulled back from the drivers side, you will see your sony amp. The connector at the top left is what you will plug the multicolored harness into, AND the top left bolt of the sony amp rack is what I used to hook up the ground wire. Here you can see the T harness connected, and the white wire is grounded. Heres a pulled back shot of where I used the double sided tape to mount the control box. This was a little tricky, but I ran the solid green wire with T harness to the passenger side, by using the metal tunnel that was exposed by removing the black plastic panel earlier. But this will keep the wire completely out of the way of everything. Then you just need to re-assemble, and that part is done. What I do, since I dont tow a lot, I leave the 4pin trailer harness just wrapped up down with the spare tire, then just hang it out the trunk when I need to tow. Next reply will be the hitch. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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