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Specially designed for light-duty applications, this fully welded Chevrolet Cruze trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance. Drawbar, pin and clip included.
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Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, we're going to install part number 60299 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the car. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out with selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 10 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 3 3/4 inches. Now we'll show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we need to do is locate the mounting holes. We'll point them out to you.
Use the hole in the frame closest to the bumper and then there's two holes going towards the front of the car that are close together. We'll use the hole that's closest to the front. This will be the same on the passenger side. Now we'll show you how the hardware works with the hitch. There will be a plate or a block that will be ran inside the frame along with a carriage bolt.
We'll pull it through the frame and then down through the hitch. Once it's through the hitch, we'll install a conical tooth washer and nut. When you install a conical tooth washer, you always make sure your teeth are always facing towards the hitch. We're going to show one set of hardware and this will be the same all the way around the hitch. Let's go ahead and install it in the frame. We'll take our bolt leader that comes with the kit and run it through the hole closest to the bumper.
Then we'll run it a larger hole going towards the front of the car. We'll use that for our access. Then we'll run our bolt leader through our block and push it into the frame, then thread our bolt on. Then we'll gently pull it through and out the bottom of the frame up towards the front. We'll take off our bolt leader and then repeat the same process for our next hole going toward the front of the car. We're done with our passenger side, we'll repeat the same process for our driver's side.
Once all our hardware is installed, we can put the hitch up. We'll start off by putting the hitch over top the exhaust. That will hold that side for us while we pick up the other side. We'll take our hitch and push it up towards the bolts, make sure you don't push the bolts into the frame. Then we'll install our conical tooth washer and nut. We'll install the hardware just far enough to help hold the hitch up. We're done with our passenger side, we'll do the same thing again on our driver's side. Once all our hardware is loosely installed, we'll take a moment to take the hitch and move it back and forth and center it on the frame. We'll hand tighten the bolts and then torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. With that, our hitch is already installed. With that, that will finish it for Hidden Hitch, part number 60299 on our 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. .
Average Customer Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (8 Customer Reviews)Specially designed for light-duty applications, this fully welded vehicle trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance. Drawbar, pin and clip included.
I ordered the hidden hitch and wiring harness for my 2014 Cruz. The hitch was on in less than 30 minutes after opening the box. Easy install, well thought out design didn't even require lowering the muffler. Wiring kit was a bit more work, but that's to be expected when you must take apart trim and run wires from front of car all the way to the back. Not technically difficult, just a PITA. Excellent fast customer service and good pricing. I am a repeat customer for good reason. Thanks guys! 161146
by: Teo B.06/18/2014
It went on my Diesel Chevy Cruze hassle free! It is well built and the shipping was fast! I am towing a small motorcycle trailer and it has handled to great! I would recommend this product to anyone in the market. 136456
by: Barry S.01/29/2014
It took me about fourty minutes and the biggest problem was getting my torque wrench betweem the exahust pipe and the nut to get the torque set correctly. I did the install in my garage without a jack and it worked out very well. The hardware that came with the hitch worked very well and fit as it should. 115161
by: Joe K05/24/2014
I was very impressed how easy it was to install. I did it on the ground underneath a diesel chevy cruze. it took approximately 28 minutes I did almost all the work by myself, my girlfriend assisted me with installing the first nut, due to her not being able to crawl under the car beside me. 132327
by: Steve M.09/04/2013
One of the best engineered and constructed products that I have installed in a long time. Combined with the great customer care of etrailer makes this a must have. 98238
I received the hitch in 6 days of order with on problems. With the help of the video and the instructions, the hitch install was easy and took about 45 min. 73287
by: Ralph S.05/14/2013
Couldn't be more straightforward.Installation was quick and snag free. 80225
by: scott n11/22/2013
Product. Fit the purpose as expected 108136
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