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2012 Cadillac SRX Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III - 2"

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

(6 reviews)


Code:   87573

Retail:$212.13

Price:$117.95


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2012 Cadillac SRX - Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

This durable, fully welded Cadillac SRX trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance.


Confirmed to fit your 2012 Cadillac SRX



Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Cadillac SRX
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin, and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 400 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 500 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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87573 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 87573 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
4,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
400 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
5,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
500 lbs.



No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Installation requires removal of center fascia panel. No drilling required for installation






Complete Towing Package for 2012 Cadillac SRX


Retail: $282.03

Package Price:$242.78


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Video of Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"


Videos are provided As a guide only. Refer To manufacturer
installation instructions And specs For complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Cadillac SRX - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2012 Cadillac SRX we're going to install Hidden Hitch, part number 87573. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. We'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories. From the center of the hitch pin hole to outer most edge of the bumper is 3 inches, from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 19 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. Now let's go ahead with the installation.

Our first step is to remove the rear fascia door. There are two fasteners securing it in position. With the fascia door removed, we'll now have access to the two weld nuts in the bumper Next we need to remove the spacer blocks, one on each side and secure the rear fascia. There'll be two fasteners and one nut that will need to be removed in order to remove one of the spacers. We'll pry the center out of the pushpin fastener and then remove it.

Alright, with the passenger's side removed we'll go ahead and repeat the same process on the driver's side. Next, we'll go ahead and point out our attachment points for the inside of each frame rail. We'll have two on the driver's side and two on the passenger's side. These are weld nuts that we'll be using our new 12-mm bolts to secure our hitch in place. We'll be using the new 12-mm bolts along with the 1/2 inch conical tooth washer.

Now that we've put our hitch in place we'll be working behind the fascia and securing it to the weld nut. Keep in mind on the driver's side, you need to be careful not to harm or damage the wiring harness. Now is a good time to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch in place while you install your fasteners. Quick tech tip, we're working on a brand new vehicle so the weld nuts are clean. However, in some cases you'll need to clean out the weld nuts before you can install your hardware.

I recommend using some spray lubricant and a half inch Nylon Tube Brush, part number 814092 to thoroughly clean those weld nuts out before you attempt to install your new hardware. We'll install each of our fasteners finger tight until we get them all in place. Now with all our fasteners installed we'll go ahead and tighten them down. Now with all our fasteners tightened down we'll go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with our hitch installed and torqued to specifications we'll go ahead and reinstall the plastic support pieces for the rear fascia. The fascia door cover is now taken up by the hitch so we will not be reinstalling it. However, we'll go ahead and reinstall the fastening screws should the customer ever choose to remove the hitch. They can reinstall the fascia door. And that will do it for our install of the Hidden Hitch, part number 87573 on our 2012 Cadillac SRX.


Customer Reviews

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 87573

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)


This durable, fully welded vehicle trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance.


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by: Ruben S.11/09/2012

2011 Cadillac SRX


The hidden hitch and wiring was a perfect fit for my 2011 cadillac srx . After watching the how to install video provided by etrailer it only took me like 15 minutes and i was ready to go. I will only be pulling a 6x9 trailer loaded with my riding mower at the moment. I dont own a truck so it wasnt easy for me to move my things around now it wont be a problem. Thanks etrailer you have really dedicated employees who really care about helping your customers every question i emailed was responded promptly. 59139



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by: AWS07/04/2011


Excellent receiver hitch! Installation was a breeze. I watched the instructional video and was able install this without any problems whatsoever. I opted to go with the Hidden Hitch over the Curt for a few reasons. First and most importantly, I'd read two customer reviews on different websites stating that the Curt hitch had misaligned holes and was a tight fit. I didn't want to have 5 of the 6 screws installed and be struggling to fit the last one. That kind of poor quality control infuriates me. Secondly, I thought the Curt was an unnecessarily heavy 34 lbs. (shipping weight) compared to HH's weight of only 18 lbs. A tighter fit and heavier weight would certainly make installation more difficult. Thus the increased installation time of 40:00 compared to the HH's 30:00. If I was towing a speed boat I might want the extra heft, but for the bike rack I'm using it would be overkill. Third, I love the tubular design. To me it just looks more modern. For those wondering, the Hidden Hitch, Draw-Tite and Reese versions of this hitch are exactly the same. The same company (Cequent) makes all three. Thanks etrailer.com for making this whole experience a pleasant one. Now it's time to do some cycling. 18484



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by: Clifton05/04/2016


This is my 4th Hidden Hitch. In each case, they have been easy to install, look good, and are well constructed. This is the first time I've used 'ETrailer' as my source , however. ETrailer will be my only source in the future. Their installation videos are detailed and easy to follow, and their product information will give you all the information you could possibly need. My newest Hidden Hitch for our Cadillac SRX was competitively priced, we had free delivery, and postings from previous customers gave me great ideas on how to cut out the rear panel to fit attractively around the 2" receiver. Kudos to ETrailer. 248441



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by: Walter A03/27/2016


I purchased a Hidden Hitch for our 2013 Cadillac SRX Performance after reviewing your online installation video. I also ordered a light pig tail that was literally plug and play. It took about two hours and I trimmed the valence and reinstalled to get a factory look. I could not be happier with the quality, value and ease of installation. 241944



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by: Tara O.08/29/2015


We received the hidden hitch for my SRX just a few days after we ordered it and just like the web site said it only took about 30 minutes to install, it looks great and doesn't look like it was added after market. 222635



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by: Jim07/14/2015


My Hidden Hitch arrived right on schedule, and was simple to install. The video on etrailer.com was very helpful! 211570

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  • Can the Rear Fascia Door on a 2011 Cadillac SRX be Re-Installed After Trailer Hitch Installation
  • When installing the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75682, Hidden Hitch, # 87573, or Curt Hitch, # 12070, the rear fascia cover will not be re-installed. The receiver tube on these hitches will stick out just a little too far so the door cannot be put back into place. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a video showing a typical installation of the Draw-Tite hitch. What I recommend when the door cannot be put back is a hitch cover. We have many hitch covers and I have...
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  • Can Rear Bumper Fascia on 2012 Cadillac SRX Be Reinstalled After Mounting Hitch # 87573
  • I asked my technical contact at Hidden Hitch about your question regarding re-installation of the rear bumper fascia from your 2012 Cadillac SRX after the hitch has been installed. He advised that he has no technical notes about this and has not seen any attempts made on their test vehicles. This neither means it can be done nor that it cannot. It simply means that the hitch maker has not tested this process. If your bumper fascia is otherwise going to sit in your garage I can fully...
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  • Anti-Rattle Device for a 2013 Cadillac SRX with Class III Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch
  • The Class III Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87573 for your 2013 Cadillac SRX can use the J-Pin stabilizer, # 63201, which doubles as a lock. But it works best for side to side movement and not so much for up and down movement. For something that is going to work side to side and up and down I recommend the Blue Ox hitch immobilizer # BX88224. With this device tightened down it is going to take out the play of accessories up and down, left to right, sideways, frontways, backways, and across...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation to Tow a 3,000 Pound Pop Up Camper with a 2012 Cadillac SRX
  • The Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87573 has a gross trailer weight capacity of 4,000 pounds so it can more than handle the 3,000 pound gross weight of the trailer you plan on towing. However you will want to look at the vehicle owners manual to determine what the towing capacity of the vehicle is. Whatever is lower, that is the capacity you must go by. Tongue weight is typically 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. So if the trailer weighs 3,000 pounds that would make the tongue...
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  • Can the Rear Fascia Door be Replaced After Trailer Hitch Installation on a 2011 Cadillac SRX
  • According to the installation details for Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 87573, the fascia door is returned to the owner which would indicate that it cannot be re-installed after the hitch has been installed. On the 2010 model, the hitch receiver tube sticks out just far enough to prohibit the re-installation of the fascia door. I have included a link to the installation details and a link to a video showing installation for reference. For any of the available hitches for a 2011 Cadillac...
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  • Trunk Mount Bike Rack for a 2013 Cadillac SRX
  • Yes, many of the trunk mount bike racks will fit your 2014 Cadillac SRX. I have included a link to the options for you. However, if your SRX has that top spoiler or trim piece at the top of the hatch then I recommend the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top rack # HRF2. This rack has an additional upper arm piece that moves the top straps up and over that spoiler so not weight is put on it (since the spoiler is not meant to support weight). I have included a link to a video that shows how it...
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  • Rear Fascia Modification for Installing a Hitch on a 2012 Cadillac SRX
  • We carry hitches confirmed to fit your 2012 Cadillac SRX like the # 87573 that you referenced, but we do not carry any rear fascias for your vehicle. When you install this hitch you will have to remove the center section of your current rear fascia. It is possible that is what you are referring to. Check out the install instructions for more info on that. Check out the install video I attached for more info.
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  • Recommended Hitch for 2011 Cadillac SRX
  • There are Class II and Class III hitches available for your SRX. I'd recommend going with a Class III hitch because it's more common and there's more accessories available for the 2 inch Class III receiver. I'd recommend the Curt Class III, part # C13002. This hitch has a higher capacity than the other hitches, but you might be limited by the towing capacity of your vehicle, consult your owner's manual for specifics. This hitch is actually the lowest-priced of the Class III options,...
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  • Can Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for a Cadillac SRX Tow a Car Trailer with 3,000 Pound Car on It
  • Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87573 has a gross trailer weight capacity of 4,000 pounds (5,000 when using weight distribution) and a tongue weight capacity of 400 pounds (500 with weight distribution). So this trailer hitch could handle your trailer as long as the combined weight of the trailer with the vehicle loaded on it does not exceed the hitch capacity. The other thing you will have to look at is the capacity of the vehicle. The hitch might be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds but...
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  • Will Thule Doubletrack Hitch-Mount Platform Bike Carrier # TH990XT Fit 2010 Cadillac SRX
  • The Thule Doubletrack Hitch-Mount Platform Bike Carrier # TH990XT can be installed on your 2010 Cadillac SRX as long as it has a trailer hitch receiver, either a 1-1/4-inch size or a 2-inch size. Hitch mount carriers differ in the amount of vehicle clearance they provide. The reference point for this clearance measurement is the hitch pin hole on your hitch. The Thule Doubletrack when folded up in the storage position will provide 6-inches of clearance from the center of the hitch pin...
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  • Is Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch, # 87573, Available In A Class II For A 2010 Cadillac SRX
  • The Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch, # 87573, will fit the 2010 Cadillac SRX. It is only available in a Class III hitch. It is a 2 inch hitch with a towing weight capacity of 4,000 lbs. and a tongue weight capacity of 400 lbs. The only Class II hitch I have for the 2010 Cadillac SRX is the Curt Class II Trailer Hitch, # 12070. This is a 1-1/4 inch receiver with a towing weight capacity of 3,500 lbs, and a tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs. I am sending a link to information...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation For Bike Rack on 2010 Cadillac SRX
  • We do have several hitch options for your 2010 Cadillac SRX that you can use a bike rack with. I have provided a link to these options for you. I would check the tongue weight restriction as listed in your Cadillac owners manual or check with your local dealership and make sure that the weight of the bikes, bike rack, and hitch will not exceed the tongue weight rating of the lowest rated component of your hitch system, which is usually the vehicle. My recommendation would be to choose...
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  • Roof Rack and Trailer Hitch Options for Carrying Golf Bags on a 2010 Cadillac SRX
  • If your 2010 Cadillac SRX has the factory installed crossbars that run side to side then the Rhino-Rack Master-Fit cargo box # RRRMFZ66 will fit the bars. The box is 70 inches long overall so unless you adjust the crossbars, if possible, forward and the mounting need in the box backward (which will make the box sit further forward on the roof rack) the box could interfere with the antenna. If you need to add crossbars you can use # SR1009 which will fit all models, including Sport models. The...
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