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Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

(32 reviews)

Code:   90145



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Shipping Weight: 29.87 pounds


Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 2013 Chevrolet Equinox

Specially designed for light-duty applications, this fully welded Chevrolet Equinox trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance. Drawbar, pin and clip included.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Chevrolet Equinox
  • 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
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin, and clip included


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 300 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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90145 Hidden Hitch Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Video of Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

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Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Equinox - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Equinox we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch, part number 90145. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements and helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 4 1/2". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 14 1/4". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Let's begin here by pointing out our mounting locations.

We'll be using 2 existing weld nuts on each side of the vehicle's frame. Here's our existing weld nuts here on the driver's side. There's 1 there and then 1 just above it. Here in the center we'll be using this hole here and this hole here. Before we can put our hitch up into place, we're going to go ahead and clean out those 4 existing weld nuts using a 1/2" nylon tube brush, part number 814092, and a little bit of spray lubricant.

It's a good idea once clean out the existing weld nuts to take 1 of the bolts that we'll be using and make sure it threads in easily. Next we're going to need this center fascia piece. This little door will come off for the install. To do that, we'll go ahead and take a pair of pliers, squeeze the little tab right here, and gently pull downward. Go ahead and repeat the same process over here on the driver's side. Once we have the 2 tabs released, we can go ahead and pull the whole panel out of the way.

We need to get these 2 pieces here the 1/2" carriage bolt and the square hole spacer block into the rear bumper structure and have it pull out here. The kit comes with this fish wire or bolt leader. But we found that they're a little bit short in order to feed them in from the end of the bumper structure. To do this, we're just going to use a round file on our drill and open this hole up right here just a little bit. It'll give us access to insert this bolt as well as this bolt over here. Now it's large enough for our square hole spacer block to fit in as well as to feed our carriage bolts into position.

To do that, we will still use the fish wire or bolt leader to install our hardware. We'll go ahead and start by taking the coiled end going through our hole, pulling it back out the hole we just enlarged, and then slide our square hole spacer block by on followed by our 1/2" carriage bolt. Then feed our spacer block up into position. Then go ahead and pull down, pulling our carriage bolt into position as it pulls through the spacer block and out the hole. Now we'll go ahead and repeat the same process over here for the second hole at the center location. For the existing weld nuts the 2 on each side we'll be using an M12 hex bolt as well as a 1/2" inch conical tooth washer. Going to make sure that the teeth on the washer are facing towards the hitch when installed so it'll slide on the bolt just like that. For the center 2 locations, we've already got our 1/2" carriage bolt and spacer blocks installed, so we'll again be using a conical tooth washer. But this time we'll be using a 1/2" hex nut. It'll go on like this and then followed by the hex nut. It'll be the same for this location as well as this one. Now it's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you raise the hitch up into position. When you're raising the hitch up into position, make sure that you don't push the 2 carriage bolts back up into the bumper structure. Once you have the hitch raised up into position, we'll go ahead and install our M12 bolts with our conical tooth washers on the 4 existing weld nuts followed by putting the conical tooth washers and the hex nut on the 2 center mounting locations. Now that we have all of our hardware loosely installed, we'll go ahead and make sure that the hitch is lined up how we want it. Then we'll tighten down the 2 center bolts first. Then we'll move over to the bolts on each side. With all the hardware tightened down, we'll then go ahead and torque it to the manufacturer's specification. As you can see here, this rear fascia cover will not go back into position with the hitch installed. I know that the directions say that you can reinstall this on the Equinox. But as you can clearly see, it will not go back into position. When you pull this piece right here off, you can just set it aside as it will not be reinstalled with this hitch. That'll do it for our installation of the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch, part number 90145, on our 2013 Chevrolet Equinox. .

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Customer Reviews

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 90145

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (32 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.

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by: Lisa C.04/29/2014

I purchased the 1 1/4" Hidden Hitch for my daughter's 2012 GMC Terrain. LOVE IT!!! Saved me over 200.00 compared to same part from our local GM Dealer. The e-trailer hitch arrived in 4 days, and was super easy to install!! (Did it myself and saved another 50.00!) Like most of the reviews I read before my purchase, the shipping box was damaged and the "arms" of the hitch bar were protruding from the box. But, no damage to the equipment and everything went together like a charm! 127948


Great!!!! Love this product!

Lisa C - 04/29/2015


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by: Matt Z.02/28/2011

The hitch did not fit perfectly. I had to hammer the ends of the brackets to fit over the frame rails of the cold. After doing that, the hitch fit fine and bolts went in and hitch was secured. Some of the paint was also chipping off the hitch upon delivery. Overall, the function of the hitch will not be affected. Hidden Hitch is a well respected brand, and when I do tow with this hitch, i expect it to do its job, worry free. 8101

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by: Quince V.02/24/2013

I purchased this hitch receiver for a 2013 GMC Terrain. Installation is very simple but the included thread wire is short. It is 24 inches from the bumper frame opening to the bumper bolt location. There are 2 openings much closer but the hardware is too big to fit through them. Have a piece of bailing wire (some what rigid) handy and this is easily remedied. The fascia cover needs to be removed as with the Equinox but it cannot be replaced after installation. It took me 20 minutes on my back in the cold and looks like a factory installed part. Excellent fit and application, perfect for a do it yourselfer. 67618

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by: Andrew D08/09/2011

Nice hitch and seems easy to put on ('07 Pontiac Torrent). A warning though - those nice holes in the frame w/ welded nuts can get pretty rusted in 3-4 years. I've been working on cleaning them out for over a week now. And the hitch doesn't come with the tube brush that is used in the instructions (not that it would help - I've ruined 4 brushes already). I'd recommend buying the proper bolt and testing out the threads on the frame before purchase. Otherwise, the hitch fits nicely and was received very shortly after purchase. 21460

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by: Dan L.09/11/2007

Can't install per directions A nice hitch that fit into place fine, but it is impossible to install per the provided directions and the pull wire provided. The pull wire was too short and too flimsy to even feed the heavy bolt - resulting in the bolt getting lost inside the bumper. This was frustrating to say the least. I was able to complete the job using an electrician's fish tape. The electrical hookup was easy, but the hitch was a real pain! 398

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by: Lawrence V02/05/2012

On the 2011 Equinox you do not have to fish any nuts or washers the nuts are all welded on the inside of the frame. if you are working alone get some blocking or a small jack to hold the hitch in place wwhile you thread all the bolts loosley, after they are all in place tighten to the specificationsprovide with the hitch. total install took 20 minutes everything fit perfectly . 31102

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by: TERRENCE K01/19/2013

Product arrived very quickly and was exactly as advertised. Website video on installation was very helpful. Hitch went on very smoothly - only time consuming thing was cleaning out the existing car frame weld nuts (6 year old car). However having that done to insure the hitch bolts provided would thread into and tighten properly made the actual hitch install very smooth. 63552

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by: Don H.05/18/2007

Nice looking hitch 2007 Saturn Vue. I could use longer bolts for the 2 center spots where the bolts are fed through the frame. The feed wires should be 12" longer and need two because the first one gets damaged doing the first bolt. Too bad Saturn doesn't have threaded holes in the frame like they do for the ends. Good paint job by Hidden Hitch and would buy it again. 185

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by: Darlene l.07/23/2011

The videos were great in helping us to install the hitch. However, the bolts that were sent with the product were too long and had to be replaced to get the hitch put on securely. The box the unit came in was also destroyed in shipping. The product was not damaged but could have been easily. Overall, the hitch looks great and works, I would purchase it again. 20075

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by: JayPheezy07/22/2014

Just got done installing a Hidden Hitch Class II Receiver Hitch on my 2011 GMC Terrain. Received the unit super quick from etrailer.com.Their customer service is second to none!! The hitch was easy to install (by myself). I just used my floor jack to support the hitch until I could get the bolts started. These guys know what they're doing!! Five Stars!! 142601

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by: Kris H.05/12/2014

Your site was great, easy to navigate, and user friendly. The hitch I ordered installed exactly as directed by your video posted. The shipping was fast. I ordered my hitch and received 2 days later. I couldn't be happier with the purchase. I will being using and recommending your site in the future! I rate the experience a 10/10! 130102

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by: Ken O03/04/2013

This install was a breeze. One hour by myself including installing the T-connection wiring harness (includes time spent fishing a tail light screw out that I dropped). A product that actually fit with easy to follow instructions for a novice! 68790

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by: Jeff B.06/28/2012

Just recieved my hitch for my 2011 GMC Terrain. Had it installed in less than fifteen minutes. Really like the install videos. I have ordered three hitches from etrailer and am very happy with the fit and service recieved. 46066

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by: Dan T07/08/2012

Watched the video showing how to install the night before and the next morning had the hitch on within 20 minutes start to finish. Excellent fit. No problems. Just the way it should be. 47100

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by: Larry T.02/21/2012

As easy installation as can be. 15 minutes to put 6 bolts in existing welded nuts on 2012 Equinox. Hitch fit perfectly with no issues.Looks like factory install. Highly recommend. 32089

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by: J.H.10/27/2008

Great Product; Great Value We've made three 800 mile round trips with this and it's performed exceptionally well. Even when empty it remains pretty quiet on the road. Thank you! 1389

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by: Terrain04/29/2012

Great product. Install was easy. Bolted right up on my 2012 GMC Terrain. Had to hammer one of the brackets slightly to make it slide in, but not a problem at all. 38754

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by: Mike C07/18/2015

Hitch was delivered quickly, as promised. Easy installation, helped that my brother-in-law has a hydraulic lift. Definitely best to have 2 people for this job. 212812

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by: Rich U.01/16/2010

Easy to install, fits great. This is my third Hidden Hitch, all have fit as advertised. Etrailers prices are great and the hitch only took a few days to get here. 2644

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by: Ed M.08/12/2013

Hidden hitch was a perfect pairing with our Equinox. We couldn't have asked for a better fit. The installation video was very helpful. Thanks, etrailer.com. 94616

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by: Terry08/27/2008

excellent easy to order, provided timley order status, arrived when stated, simple installation, fit perfect, took about 30 mins. would highly recommend. 1234

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by: BOB DOG08/09/2012

Great product . Great service/support . Very easy to install, 1st hitch I ever put on .I would highly recommend etrailer and their products . 51209

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by: Jeremy F.05/05/2013

Fast, free shipping. Excellent packaging for bulky items. The hitch fit perfectly, and installed quickly. 79044

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by: jjm05/24/2011

installation went well around the time stated by others ths hitch is HIDDEN except for the reciever 15305

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by: Tommy10/12/2011

Received what I ordered sooner than expedited. I highly recommend an I will use again.... 25475

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by: Lea Blackwell11/10/2014

I was very pleased with the quality and easy installation of the products I received 160087

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by: Randy W.03/17/2011

Great communication.Great prices.If need be will buy from again. Thanks 9635

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by: Tommy10/19/2011

easy to install about 30 minutes. looks good (can't hardly see it.) 25794

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by: L. Walter01/29/2012

Bolted right up to the locations on the car. Easy installation. 30507

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by: Greg M.03/31/2012

Easy to install. Took about 30 min. Great product. 35728

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by: DUKE M.10/11/2011


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by: J.08/30/2013

fast shipping 97597


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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 4 Cylinder 2014 Chevy Equinox
  • I found an online copy of the owners manual for the 2014 Chevy Equinox from Chevy and have the towing information for you. The models with the 2.4 liter motor have a gross trailer weight capacity of 1,000 pounds if the trailer does not have brakes or 1,500 pounds if the trailer does have brakes. The gross combined weight rating, which is the most the vehicle and trailer can weigh when loaded with cargo, fuel, passengers, and any accessories is 5,787 pounds for front wheel drive models...
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  • Towing Capacity of 2012 Chevy Equinox
  • In my research, I found that the towing capacity for models with the 2.4L 4 cylinder engine have a 1500 lb towing capacity, while models equipped with the 3.0L 6cylinder engine have a 3500 lb towing capacity. I would strongly suggest that you independently confirm this information by consulting your owners manual or by contacting GM.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Chevy Equinox
  • For a 2012 Chevy Equinox, both the Draw-Tite Class III, # 75681, and the Class II, # 90145, have a shipping weight of about 35 pounds. The Class III has a gross trailer weight capacity of 3,500 pounds and a tongue weight capacity of 350 pounds. The Class II has the same gross trailer weight capacity but a tongue weight capacity of 300 pounds. Both hitches will install and look similar as you can see in the instructions and video links I have provided for each. Even though the hitches...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Will Be Least Visible on a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox
  • All the hitches we offer for your 2011 Chevrolet Equinox have similar designs, and they are actually going to fit in nearly the same location. There is a center panel in the center of your vehicle bumper that will be removed for the hitch installation, and the hitch receiver opening will fit up into the space that is left when the panel is removed. Because of this, the hitches for your vehicle are all going to be mostly hidden. The same hitches that fit your vehicle also fit some similar...
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  • Does Hidden Hitch # 90145 Include Everything Needed To Tow a Trailer With 2012 Chevy Equinox
  • The Hidden Hitch Class II 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 90145, will fit a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox. It is the trailer hitch and includes the ball mount and pin and clip. To be able to tow with this hitch you will still need to purchase the hitch ball and the wiring harness for lighting the trailer lights. I am including links to the installation instructions and a install video of the hitch being installed on a 2010 Equinox (same on the 2012 model). The wiring harness for your Equinox would...
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  • Hidden Hitch Recommendations for a 2013 Chevy Equinox
  • There are two Hidden Hitch brand hitches available for your 2013 Chevy Equinox, both of them are confirmed to fit your vehicle. The Hidden Hitch # 87572 or the Hidden Hitch # 90145 would work great for your Equinox. If I were you I would go with the # 87572 since it is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch opening that will have a larger carrying capacity and have more options for hitch accessories. I attached an FAQ article on hitch classifications also for you to check out also. The T-One...
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  • Bolt Size Used for Weldnuts for Installing Hitch on a Chevy Equinox
  • What we can do is provide you with the bolt size that is used to install the part # 90145 that you referenced and you can find a tap at a local hardware store to clean the threads out if you think they are too corroded. The bolt size is M12 CL8.8. I attached an install video and couple help links for cleaning weldnuts for you to check out as well.
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  • Hitch and Accessories for Towing Dirt Bikes on Trailer With 2010 Chevy Equinox
  • The Hidden Hitch Class II Trailer Hitch, item # 90145, would work great for towing a small trailer, as long as it does not weigh more than 3500 lbs (trailer + load). However, I usually recommend that people at least consider going with a Class III hitch when they have the choice. A Class III hitch, like item # 75681, would allow for greater flexibility in the future, as you will have a better selection of accessories, such as a cargo carriers and bike racks. You'll also need a trailer...
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  • Is The Hidden Hitch # 90145 On A 2006 Chevy Equinox Hidden Or Fully Exposed
  • The Hidden Hitch Class II 1-1/4 Inch Hitch # 90145 that fits the 2006 Chevy Equinox will be mostly hidden underneath your bumper and rear fascia. The only part of the hitch that you can see on the rear is the receiver tube that is sticking out from under the rear fascia. I am sending a link to the installation instructions on the Hidden Hitch and I have a video link that shows a hitch being installed on a 2009 Chevy Equinox. The hitch being installed is a different part number, but...
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  • Towing Capacity and Recommended Hitch for 2004 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL
  • According to the owner's manual, your vehicle has a 1000 lb towing/100 lb tongue weight capacity. You'd need to ensure the trailer weight and tongue weight (amount of downward force exerted on the trailer ball) don't exceed those capacities. I'd recommend the Hidden Hitch Class I trailer hitch, part # 60944. The hitch includes a ball mount and a pin and clip but to complete your towing system, you'll also need the following: Trailer wiring harness, part # 119179KIT 1-7/8 inch trailer...
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  • Will the Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier # TH910 Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Work on a 2006 Chevy Equinox
  • The Thule Passage 2 Bike Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, item # TH910XT, is not recommended for your 2006 Chevrolet Equinox because the top straps should not be mounted directly to glass or plastic trim covering glass. I checked with both Thule and Yakima to see if there is a rear mounted bike rack available for your Equinox and at this time there is not. The best recommendation I can make at this time is a receiver hitch and a hitch mounted bike rack. A good combination would be the Hidden...
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  • Can a Chevy Equinox Carry a 300 Pound Generator on a Trailer Hitch
  • It all depends on a couple of factors. The first thing to do is check the vehicle owners manual for the towing capacities (gross trailer weight and tongue weight) of the vehicle. If tongue weight is not listed then it is typically 10 percent of the gross trailer weight capacity. If the vehicle is rated high enough you will also need a hitch that is rated higher enough. Trailer hitch # 90145 does have a 300 pound tongue weight capacity but you also have to consider the weight of the carrier...
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  • How to Pick Out Correct Rise/Drop Ball Mount for a Class II Hitch Installed on a 2015 GMC Terrain
  • In order to pick out the correct rise/drop ball mount for a towing setup you want to pick the ball mount that will allow your trailer to be towed as level as possible. Since trailers are made with various heights there is no one single ball mount that would work for every application. Instead you will need to take a couple measurements on your trailer and tow vehicle so that you can pick out the correct one for you application. Check out the FAQ article I attached for more info on how...
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  • Do the Hitches for the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox Come with Installation Hardwrare
  • Yes, all of the trailer hitches we sell come complete with the mounting hardware needed for installation.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2012 Chevrolet Equinox
  • We have several Class II and Class III trailer hitches that are confirmed fits for your 2012 Chevy Equinox, but the Class I hitch you referenced, is not a fit. The closest hitch to the one you referenced is the Hidden Hitch Class II trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver # 90145. The hitch includes the ball mount and pin and clip. The wiring harness for your Equinox would be the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118494. If you have the towing package you will want...
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  • Does etrailer.com Offer Hitch Installation
  • We certainly do! If you live nearby, or will be traveling near the Wentzville MO area, we'd be happy to install a hitch for you. Give our Customer Service folks a call for an appointment or for more details.
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Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
3,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
300 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 90145 Installation instructions 90145 Installation Instructions
No drilling required

Tech Tip
Some models do not have weldnuts and you will need to fishwire the hardware and use spacers after enlarging the access holes by drilling, filing or using a rotary tool. No drilling required for installation

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Wiring:
wiring 118494

wiring 118264
With Tow Package Use:118264

Recommended Balls:

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256

2" hitch ball -19258

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