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Blue Ox Base Plates for the 2010 Chevrolet HHR

Blue Ox Base Plates

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Code:   BX1692



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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 2010 Chevrolet HHR

This strong and durable base plate kit is custom designed to fit your Chevrolet HHR. The hidden reinforcements, along with the removable bracket arms, provide a clean, unobtrusive look when your car is not being towed.


  • Custom-fit base plates provide attachment points for tow bar
  • Hidden reinforcement means that less of the bracket shows
    • No crossbar support beam or large, protruding brackets
  • Base plate tabs remove easily for a completely inconspicuous look
  • Sturdy, dependable design
    • Spreads towing force evenly to minimize weight placed on suspension
    • Constructed of durable steel
  • Simple installation - no welding required
    • Bolts securely to your Chevrolet HHR chassis
  • Integrated mounting points let you easily attach an electrical connector plug or bracket (sold separately)
  • Instructions and necessary hardware included
  • Adaptable for use with Roadmaster tow bars with the Roadmaster Tow Bar Adapter (RM-031 or RM-031-5; sold separately)
  • Made in the USA


  • Distance between brackets: 22"
    • Fits Blue Ox Aventa, Aladdin, Alpha and Allure tow bars
  • 3-Year warranty

BX1692 Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Tabs

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Video Transcript for Blue Ox Base Plate Installation - 2008 Chevrolet HHR

Today on our 2008 Chevy HHR, we'll be installing the Blue Ox base plate, Part # BX1692. We've already gone ahead and raise the front of the vehicle and remove the front tires. This will make it easier to remove the passenger as necessary on the inner wheel well. With the hood popped, we got four fasteners just inside of the front headlights that will need to be removed. We'll move to the inner fender well, we got one more screw and two pushpin fasteners for each side. Each process we do here on the passenger side is going to get repeat identically on the driver side.

Now with those fasteners remove, move underneath and remove two pushpin fasteners that secure part of inner fender well to the front fascia. Now with those fasteners remove, we can go ahead and pop the fascia from the front of the vehicle. Once we have it pulled out, we'll need to remove the wiring connectors that are secured to the front fascia. With both those removed, we can now take and remove the fascia completely. With our fascia out of the way, we'll need to remove the six fasteners securing the steel bumper.

There will be three on each side. Hang on to this fasteners and steel bumper as we will be reinstalling them. This will now give us access to bringing the base plate from underneath to the inside of the frame rail. Once we get into position, we'll drop in the side plates and tap them in using clamps to secure the base plate in position. Now we'll get underneath and drill two holes on each side using the base plate as a template to drill our holes.

We'll be using the step bit process using a smaller pilot bit to start it and enlarging it to our final size. Quick tech tip, it can be easier to get access the holes if you remove the plastic fastener and can bend the underbody panel out of the way. Now with our holes drilled out, we can go ahead and take our three-ace bolt and lock washer noting that each one of our fasteners with the blue ox will get a dab of red lock tight on the treads of the fasteners and insert the handle nut into the access hole in the underside of the frame. We'll tread it in finger tight and we're going tighten down and towards to specification. Now with our fasteners tighten towards specifications, we'll go ahead and drill out the six attachment points on the inner side of the frame, three on each side, just as we did the other side, the exception being will be using the access between the front bracket of the frame and the frame channel to go down to the top to fit our handle nuts into the frame.

Now we'll go ahead and tighten it down in towards to specification. Now we have all the fasteners tighten for the inside of the frame rail, we can go ahead and break off the handles in the handle nuts. One way to do it is just to twist them back and forth until they break off. The other option is to take a pair of cutters and cut them. Number four, we'll start with reinstallation, we're going to go ahead and install the safety cables. We're going to go around the tow bar and the sub-crane and use the quick link connectors to attach it to the tow bar. Now with that done, we need to go ahead and reinstall the steel bumper. Well reuse the manufacturer's hardware. With our steel bumper back in place, we can go ahead and install the front fascia. Remember when reinstalling the fascia, to reconnect the marker lights. Some applications, the fascia need to be trimmed, however for this application, it got it right there to the opening of the air channel. Now with fascia installed and the front wheels back on the car, we can go ahead and go over the base plate tabs. These tabs are spring loaded so you pull back on the ring, insert in to the base plate and turn until they lock in place. When the tabs are not installed on the base plate, you can use the provided plugs to cover up the hole on the base plate. And there you have it for the Blue Ox base plate, Part # BX1692 on our 2008 Chevy HHR.

Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX1692

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

This strong and durable base plate kit is custom designed to fit your vehicle. The hidden reinforcements, along with the removable bracket arms, provide a clean, unobtrusive look when your car is not being towed.

- BX1692

by: Sam12/23/2014

You just can't get any better service. I received my order in 2 days, The spring loaded pin on one adapter was missing. I called etrailer, they called Blue Ox, its in the mail. Great web site, easy to navigate 166706

- BX1692

by: Bob S.08/03/2012

Arrived in a timely manner. Great service! 50380


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  • I looked up an online version of the owners manual for a 2007 Chevy HHR and found that it can be flat towed. It gives the following steps: First set the parking brake. Then turn the ignition key to ACC to unlock the steering wheel. Next shift into neutral. Then release the parking brake. You also have to pull fuse 8 from the floor console fuse block to prevent draining the battery. The manual also states to not exceed 65 miles per hour. Any time you ever have a flat towing question, you...
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  • According to the installation instructions, the mounting bolts included with the BX1692 base plate kit are all grade 5. You can confirm this by looking at the head of the bolts. If the bolt has 3 hash marks on it, it is a grade 5 bolt. 6 hash marks would indicate a class 8 bolt. Page 1 of the instructions has a table on it listing the correct torque specs according to the diameter and grade of fastener. According to Blue Ox, only using one of the spacers mentioned in step # 5 of...
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  • How to Flat Tow a 2007 Chevy HHR Behind a Motor Home with a Blue Ox Aventa Tow Bar
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