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This durable, fully welded Chrysler Pacifica trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance.
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Today we are going to install part number 87432 from Hidden Hitch. We will be installing this class 3 receiver on a 2003 Chrysler Pacifica. This also will apply to part number 75522 from Draw Tite. To begin our install we actually took down our spare tire. Which is optional but it makes things easier in the long run. Basically what we are going to do here is take out this one bolt here. That should be held up here. And hardware will be pulled through this oval hole here and through the small square hole. 2 more bolts will be coming from the inside out here. It will be the same thing on both sides. Now on the passenger side obviously your exhaust will be in the way so we are going to want to lower it. We lower it by removing the rubber hangers and then getting the exhaust out of the way for more working room. It is also a good idea to use a strap to keep the exhaust from going down all the way.
Now we will go ahead and remove this bolt here first. Then do the same thing to the other side. Then we can go ahead and fish wire our blocks in. We are going to start with the smaller square hole first. Basically we are going to run our leader wire through and put a plate on and let it fall into place. Then thread the bolt on before pulling it down through the hole. Once you are finished you can go ahead and do the same thing on the passenger side. At this point we can go ahead and install the hitch in the frame. It is slightly odd shaped so it is a good thing to have an extra pair of hands. Then we will install the hitch with the bolts going towards the bumper. But leave the fasteners towards the front of the vehicle loose. Next we are going to install a washer in between the frame and the hitch. That is why we left it loose so we can tilt the hitch up and out of the way. Pop up the bolt a little bit and out away. Then you can slide the washer underneath it and our bolt back through. Do the same thing for the other side. At this point we can go ahead and snug up the hardware to the frame still leaving it loose. Because we still have to pull the bolts through the side of the frame.
Next what we need to do is install our hardware from the same hole we did before. Over and behind the hitch. One good tip is to take your bolts and them through up on the forward in making sure you have them lined up where you want them. That way you do not have to worry about shifting the hitch around while you are pulling the bolts through the frame. You can also bend these leaders to help pull them around corners. Then go ahead and repeat the same thing for the other side. Then at this point we can go ahead and start tightening up the bolts. Then give them their final torque. After torquing all the bolts down we can re attach our rubber hangers. Then the next and final step is to reinstall the spare tire. That covers it for install of your hitch 87432 from hidden hitch.
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (23 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.
by: Steven R.03/27/2012
I'm not that mechanically inclined when it comes to vehicles and when I called around to get quotes for a hitch the cheapest was $425 for parts and labor. Then I came across etrailer.com. They made me feel confident I could do this myself for a fraction of the cost. Cheaper price for the parts too. The video online was spot on and took me step by step to putting my hitch on and it was SO AMAZINGLY EASY!!! The video doesn't miss a thing. My new hitch looks and works great and is very well crafted. etrailer.com is a top notch company. Already recommended it to my whole family! 35256
by: Glen C.07/24/2011
The videos on the etrailer.com web site were instrumental, though I had to watch them several times as the video progressed from step to step quickly. I worked on my back with the rear of the car elevated on metal ramps. While I supported the exhaust pipes, they did not fall as warned on the video. In fact, the free hanging mufflers did not drop enough to slide the hitch into place on the frame. I had to hand pull one muffler down so the hitch would slide over it. I had my wife assist with positioning the hitch into position, but everything else I did myself. When moving the hitch into position on the frame, I put a nut on one of the half-inch bolts so that it did not get knocked into the frame while I focused on the other side. In the end it came out perfect. I'm very happy with the result and with the satisfaction of doing the installation myself. 20140
by: Tom F.04/04/2013
Very easy installation, everything I needed was in the kit. I watched the installation video before I got started and I have to say I was a bit sceptical about the fish wire. I was pleasantly surpirised, it worked perfectly. I took my I-pad out to the car and did the installation step by step with the video. The video was very descriptive and the installation went smoothly. The hardest part was removing the muffler isolators. I used the wiring harness video for installation of the wiring and again used the I-pad to go step by step with the video. Great product, it looks very well built. I don't expect to have any problems with it. 74252
by: Ted H.03/11/2011
This is the second hitch I ordered from etrailer.com and as before the hitch is great quality sold at a good price. etrailer.com excells at support online with top-quality, application specific installation videos and instructions. I also really appreciate the email contact throughout the entire ordering and shipping process-- I know just where everything stands. The only negative was that the box the hitch arrived in was busted up so the frame mounting ends of the hitch were sticking out. These had gotten banged up and the powder-coat had chipped off in several spots. Nothing a minute with a rattle-can of paint couldn't take of, but it's a shame that the top-quality anti-rust coating Hidden Hitch uses was compromised. The first hitch I odered was just fine, but it was shaped a bit different, and perhaps the box it was in was handeled better by UPS. etrailer remains my "go to" place for everything I need for towing/trailer parts. 9086
by: Paul B.09/16/2008
Grab a six pack!! Get a lot of beer and about 4 hours time. I didn't have a lift so take that into consideration... But you half to remove the muffler first - just remove the two bolts. Second issue, is the hitch itself is very bulky to handle under the car. Fishing the bolts through is not hard but difficult at times. The attachments are almost all bolts and flat washers...like I said "Beer"!! End product is awesome and everything came like promised - service is excellent. Thank you eTrailer!! 1285
by: Steven B06/25/2012
This item installed exactly are instructed. However what made this product rate as excellent is the installation video. As I was under my vehicle with my ipad doing the install I was greatfull for the video. Also the little spring wire tool is a god send. I am telling all my truck buddies about ETrailer.com. I would send a photo but it looks exactly like the photos already on the site. A PERFECT FIT. 45558
by: John K.04/10/2014
Everything was shipped- hitch fitup was great- unfortunately 5 of the 6 blocks had square openings which did not fit the carriage bolt. Bolts would not sit inside the block. Added 2 hours to the installation. Too bad- everything else worked great- but the blocks had to be modified. Also, some explanation of which direction the conical washed is assembled would help too. 124503
hidden hitch makes a nice hitch,have had four of them and all stood up great with my vehicles.this hitch is for our pacifica which i will pull my fishing boat with or our little motorcycle camper in bad weather(we don't mind rain when camping).have not installed yet, just to cold in my garage but will get the heater going some weekend soon...John 63494
by: Joe Z11/22/2013
Very Happy with the hitch and the install,it went just like the video, the only problem I had was with the feed wire, the first bolt went o.k. until I tried to remove the feed wire, it would not come off the bolt and when It did, it was stretch out and made the install of the other bolt's a little harder.other then that I'm happy with the hitch. 108211
The Receiver was exactly like the video showed. No problems installing. I could tell while installing that there was a lot of thought and engineering that went into developing this receiver. It arrived in about half the time it was suppose to. Everything was there. The cost was great!! I would recommend to anyone at anytime. Great experience!! 41935
by: Russ B04/26/2012
Extremely pleased with service. Surprised how quickly you got it to me. Ordered Monday and got it Wednesday. Thought I would already have it installed except ran into a problem with a bolt on the car. Will let you know how the installation goes when complete. 38449
A1 all the way around 70926
by: Jim W.02/08/2012
Product very Easy to install. Installation videos are great help. I also purchased the wiring harness. Wonderful product also. I am pulling a Trailer with DJ and Karaoke Equipment. I didnot take any pictures, Sorry! 31325
Product was as described and a great price. Arrived quickly. Box was beat up but item not damaged. I would order frometrailer.com again. The VIDEOS made ALL the difference! Great website. 75946
Exactly as described. Instructions were good. Video was great. Would have been nice to have two of the wire fishing tools. We stretched the one out and had some issues. 95386
by: C JAMES01/14/2013
Excellant product. Installed easily just as documented. As far as etrailer itself, great service and delivery cost was incredible, ~$7 vs 100 shipping from Autozone?? 62946
by: Todd S.05/11/2012
Hidden hitch was exactly as I had expected and was easy to install. Took me an hour to hour and half to mount the hitch and wiring. 40158
by: Jim K08/19/2014
Prompt and fast delivery. Complete and quality product. easy installation. Very happy with my purchase. Jim K. 147407
Product was delivered expeditiously, and online instructional videos made it simple to fit. Thanks etrailer.com! 74880
Easy instalation You online video installation guide works great. I just wish the wiring was as easy. 1612
by: Terry K.06/09/2011
This hitch worked out great. Very easy to install, just as the video showed. Thank you. 16634
by: Donny T12/05/2011
Great upgraded to faster shipping for free got item in 3 days will buy from them again 27778
by: Bill G08/21/2013
Excellent product and super fast handling and shipping. 96170
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