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Specially designed for light-duty applications, this fully welded Honda Accord 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 we are going to be installing hitch part number 24787 from Draw-Tite on a 2006 Honda Accord. This installation will also apply to Hidden Hitch part number 60953. We are underneath the vehicle. The first thing we want to do to gain access to the frame rail is to go ahead and lower the exhaust down from the passengers side frame rail. There are actually two hangers that we are going to need to remove to lower the exhaust down. The one here on the outboard side, about midway up the muffler here, that is going to need to be pried off. And I definitely recommend to spray it down with some form of spray lubricant, like a WD-40. It makes the removal a lot easier. And the second exhaust hanger that we are going to need to lower is a little bit forward here of the muffler, right dead center of the car.
Before I remove the second exhaust hanger, I am going to go ahead and use a basic tow strap to support the exhaust tube, so that when I remove the second hanger the exhaust does not fall down and damage the exhaust system. OK, with the exhaust lowered, I am going to go ahead and point out the mounting locations for the trailer hitch. The center mounting location will be to the tow loop here that is mounted on the bottom of the trunk well. And you can see on the drivers side frame rail we have got two existing holes we are going to be using the rearmost hole as our attaching point on the frame rail. And we are going to have the same thing here on the passengers side.
In order to get the hardware into the frame, we are going to be using the fish wire that is provided in the installation kit. We are going to take the 7/16 block, which you can see has a few notches cut out in it, and the 7/16 carriage bolt, as well. These are going to up into this hole, and then we are going to pull it back down into place. To do that, we just want to go ahead and feed the fish wire into the block and then wrap the threads of the carriage bolt with the fish wire and feed it up into the hole, followed by the block. And we want to put the notches in first that is going to allow it to go into the frame a little bit easier. And then we just pull it back down into position. And we are going to do that on the passengers side location, as well. And with those two fasteners in place, we can go ahead and put our hitch up into position. I am actually going to attach it to the center tow hook first. We are going to put the 1/2-inch carriage bolt in through.
We are going to take the flat block and place it on the other side. We will come over to the bottom of the frame and go ahead and lift the arm up into position. And again, we are just going to attach this tie with the 7/16 conical-tooth washer and the 7/16 nut. Now that we have got all of the hardware into position, we can go ahead and torque all of our bolts down. We are going to start by torquing the ones at the bottom of the frame on each side first, and then we will come back and torque the one for the center tow hook attaching point last. You want to check with your directions to verify the appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. And with all of our bolts torqued down, we want to make sure we put our exhaust back up on its hangers, and our installation will be complete. This will conclude the installation of hitch part number 24787 from Draw-Tite on a 2006 Honda Accord.
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (44 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.
by: B Keith11/22/2013
I'm handy with tools but not with cars; this took about 1.5 hours to install, no problem. Watch the installation video on YouTube, it's much more helpful than the printed instructions. Unhooking the rear exhaust hanger was the toughest part. Like the video says, soak it in WD-40 first. Then I used the small pry bar shown in the picture. I positioned it so that the tip is between the two pegs at the back and braced against the bottom side of the trunk and I was able to slowly pry it off. To put it back on, I sat on the ground facing the muffler and pushed it back in place on with the long screw driver shown. The printed instructions suggest leaving the fish wire on the bolt so that the arm of the frame doesn't push it back into the frame. While this would be bad, keeping the wire on makes you have to remove the wire while holding the hitch frame in place, which is difficult. Take the wire off and just be careful is my advice. I tried attaching the frame to the back tie-down loop first, as the video suggested, but found that I couldn't get the other two holes lined up. It would be helpful to have someone hold the frame up while you're trying to attach it. If not, four bricks will hold it high enough to be attached (see picture.) 108183
by: Doug H.02/20/2015
Ordered the Invisible Hitch for the 2005 Honda accord. The video made it look simple enough. I was impressed with the "No drilling required" option and was a deciding factor for this old man. It did take me a couple of hours to completely install but not a fault of the product. i had dual mufflers making it a little more work but in all honesty the two rain showers and an 'emergency' run to the store for great grandson's diapers was the worst of it. I did jack it up on jack stands and sprayed the rubber muffler hangers before the first storm so they soaked during the 2 hour ordeal. After things finally dried out i lowered the mufflers and removed the heat shields (ahem - for drilling) on both sides. This was the most time consuming part. Then drilled the obligatory holes 4 1/2" from mounting hole. Really no big deal as it is thin aluminum. I couldn't get the nuts to catch a thread with the washers as the heat shield's ribbing was too thick. No brainer! Snugged them up w/o washer to 'squish' the heat shield's into submission then snug the center hanger then remove one nut at a time and insert washer & torque to spec. Repeat. Torque center hanger to spec. Push the rubber muffler hangers back into place and remove from jack stands. The wiring harness was hampered by a rain shower (again) and the colors didn't math up. Luckily, the connectors were I-D-ten-T proof so after the shower plugged them in and checked connections replacing the inner lining and making sure the rubber seal was in place. I am a happy camper. Easy enough for a do-it-yourselfer for sure. p.s. those lead wires were indispensable! 175489
by: Dale Wolf06/23/2014
I put this hitch on my 2004 Honda Accord because I sold my pickup but still needed a way to haul large or heavy objects. The hitch was easy to install, except for the top muffler bracket is kind of hard to slide off. I do have a car lift, so that made it a lot easier. I bought a utility trailer to pull with my car, it fits on the hitch perfectly and sits at a nice angle for towing. The hitch is barely noticeable when not in use. I am very pleased with this hitch. 137067
Hitch installed very easily, 25 min tops...but not 100% happy with it. It will do what I need it to do just fine, but the reason I bought the hidden hitch brand for a few more bucks than a drawtite is that in the pictures of it installed on the silver honda accord, the breakaway chain loops were tucked up and rather hidden. This is also the case in the install video for the hidden hitch, it has the flat, tucked up and away style loops. I know it is a nit-picky complaint, but I'm particular with my car and wanted those breakaway chain loops tucked up as much as possible. The hitch pictures (not on a car) are exactly what you get, not what is displayed on the pictures of a hitch installed on the accord. The only other complaint I have is that after one use of the breakaway loop, the finish has already worn off and bare metal is showing. Being particular about my car, I'm not excited at the fact this will likely rust and I'll likely want to take it off and get it stripped and coated in a better quality finish at some point. 25640
Speedy delivery and product looks good so far. Haven't had a chance to put it on my car, will let you know if I find it otherwise. Would recommend your company. 58344
Good product. I have a 2007 Honda Accord. The instructions say to drop the exhaust. I can understand why they want you to do that. but honestly i didn't need to. it was a bit of a pain to reach up around the exhaust to get at the bolt but with some careful maneuvering, I was able to get the nut on the bolt, and get the hitch installed WITHOUT drilling/removing/ or modifying anything. I'll have to let you all know how it works out for carrying a bike rack :) My ONLY concern was NOT with the hitch, but with the "tiedown" loop thats welded to the car that you bolt the hitch to, seems flimsy. but thats not an issue with the product. 88768
The hitch fit was great and looks good on my 2006 accord 4dr.The installation was pretty easy for the most part.The only glitch was the hanger on top of the muffler.It was at a hard location to get to.So what I did was pull down on the muffler and put a wood block between the body and the muffler.That gave me enough room to get to the mounting holes.Just remember to remove the wood block afterwards.Lol.But all together a very easy installation.Took me about 45 minutes from start to finish. 114548
by: Stanley R07/20/2014
Product showed up very quickly, followed the directions in the video which is much clearer then the printed ones. Only problem I had was getting the back muffler hanger off (never did but moved it enough to get the bolts in). Probably the issue was mostly having to do this with a cast on my right forearm. So if I can get it on with an arm and a half it's pretty straight forward. Looks good on the car, tucked under ok. Even the wiring was pretty simple. 142293
by: Bart V.05/14/2013
I ordered the Hidden Hitch for our Accord V6. The online process was a snap, came within a week with free shipping. Hitch and all parts were as expected. Installation took a little longer since I had to deal with dual mufflers and dual heat shields but overall very straight forward. Check out the etrailers links to YouTube on how to install. Very helpful. Torqued everything down per spec. The Hidden hitch looks great on the car. Thanks! 80202
Installed as shown in video for most part but I would recommend that the heat shield be flattened around the drilled hole. Had trouble getting bolt through far enough to start nut on that side since the waffling in the heat shield added another 1/4" to the thickness the bolt needed to pass through. Also would recommend the hole in the heat shield be drilled extra large to allow room for movement when aligning hitch. 89080
by: Jared S05/21/2012
Install was straight forward and simple. Order was correct, shipping was fast. Only minor issue was one washer was too small for the bolt that goes through the center loop under the spare tire well. Put on a lock washer we had laying around and solved. Trailer wiring kit was a piece of cake. Would definitely order from here again and recommend you guys to anyone that needs a trailer hitch or accessory. Excellent 41084
Great experience Easy use web site. Tells exactly what is included and what isn't. (I couldn't tell what I was buying on some of the other sites.) Prompt shipping. Easy install. It might have taken me a couple more minutes than advertised to install the hitch but it was still quick and exactly as described. Great installation videos. I referred to them several times for help in installing hitch and wiring harness. 3034
by: Byron C.06/06/2013
I was impressed not so much with the product in this case (which is excellent, by itself), but with the outstanding service I received while choosing and ordering it. I had personal interaction with a helpful rep who went out of their way to ensure the item was correct, that it was shipped promptly (I had a deadline), and that I had a tutorial for installing it from their videos list. Fantastic all around. 83572
Everything was very good and I had no problem putting the hitch on myself. The only thing I would suggest to make it even easier to put on is if you could have the front mounting bolts 1/2 inch longer that way it would be easier to make use of the washers and getting the nut started. A great product and you gave great service. Thank you ....Bill Keen 62972
Problem w muffler hanger I couldn't get the muffler hanger off. Otherwise, everything fit perfect. The instructions didn't say anything about dropping the muffler; this made it very diffucult due to to the limited clearance between muffler and frame. I'm sure there is a simple way to remove the rubber muffler hanger, I just didn't figure it out. 1220
This is the second hitch we have purchased from etrailer. I arrived earlier than we expected and was in excellent condition. The web site has lots of instruction and videos that go into intimate detail on installation. It would be pretty hard to run into a problem they don't address. Excellent product, excellent support and service. 204087
by: Walt K.08/30/2011
The hitch was received quickly and well packaged. It fit my 2005 Honda Accord V6 2-Door perfectly, including your wiring package. I didn't think a trailer hitch could be fitted to my car. Now I can haul my lightweight 1955 HD Model B to near by shows and events. 23170
by: Jim h08/12/2014
Installation above muffler took some patience and persistence due to my fat fingers. Instructions are well written and hitch seems very sturdy and solidly attached. More than adequate for limited towing weight and tongue weight limits of my 2007 4cl Honda accord. 146297
by: Ben R.04/06/2011
Install was straight forward, with very descriptive directions. The video was quite helpful. I was installing it on a V6 model accord, so I had to deal with dual exhaust and heat shields, which made the install take almost 2 hours. Turned out great, though. 11196
by: Ron M09/15/2014
Everything arrived packed nicely and ready to install. Instructions were clear and easy to follow. Installation was straightforward with no issues. I installed without benefit of jack or stands and that made it a little more challenging, but no major issues. 151130
by: John B.06/28/2011
Product was delivered on time. Bolted up just as indicated. [At bit of a chore moving the muffler and exhaust system to make the fastener that side--but reasonbable; the instructions were spot on]. In all respects, high marks for a well-designed hitch! 18097
The hitch fit perfectly onto our 2005 Accord. Customer service has been phenomenal. They caught that the hardware was not shipped and had it FedEx'd from the equipment supplier. The experience could not have been better. 54911
by: Paul S.01/28/2011
The receiver was pretty easy to install. The only hard part was getting the muffler off of the back rubber hanger. That probably took half of the time I spent. The rest was just like the installation video showed. 6301
by: Josh L.04/30/2010
Video Intallation helped a lot The video installation guide helped a lot in installing. Made it very easy! Something back there is clinking a little over big bumps, but it appears to have worked itself out. 2985
by: Chris C.06/21/2011
I am very happy overall. This was an easy product to order, it was shipped promptly, and the install was much easier and quicker than I thought it would be. The video tutorials are indispensable. 17526
by: Eric C.06/12/2015
This is my second purchase from etrailer.com and I have to say that I have been more than pleased with the products and the service that etrailer.com offers. Thanks a lot! 203031
good hitch, easy to install the center attach point on the car is a little loose and causes some noise. I installed some foam around the bolt and it helped a bit. 108
by: Cameron P.03/22/2011
Received my order quickly. Installation was a snap. Would highly recommend etrailer.com to friends and family. The install videos are extremely helpful too! 10068
A trip with peace of mind.... Went in easy and didn't make a sound on our trip with 80lbs of bikes on the Hitch bike rake. 3260
by: Jairo P.03/31/2012
Product is of great quality. Installation was not very difficult. Installed on 2004 Honda Accord within 30 minutes. 35748
by: Raymond R10/02/2014
The hitch came within 4 days of my order. Easy instructions and a great product. Thank You etrailr, Raymond 154081
Execellent packaging when shipped, hitch went on no problems. I would recomend this product to anyone. 176748
by: Joe K04/17/2014
It would be very helpful to provide a description of how to detach the muffler hanger above the muffler. 125802
by: Bruce M05/09/2011
very pleased with the hitch. Quality of construction is excellent and as advertise easy to install 13136
by: Keith K11/09/2011
This hidden hitch fit my car perfictly. fast delivery too. the install vidieo was great 26746
by: T Lee07/10/2013
It is very easy to install, watch the video (company video), easy as 1,2,3 !!! 88773
by: chuck c.09/03/2012
the product was just as advertised and went on my 06 honda great, thanks alot. 53817
by: Corey R.05/17/2013
Very easy install, even with the muffler still attached on the 4 cylinder. 80734
The hitch fits well and pulls my trailer. What else is there? 194142
Great Fast Service Ordered on Friday and it was here on Monday. 4943
by: Dave L.08/05/2014
It all went together well. Excellent on my 07 Accord sedan. 144346
by: john chehade01/19/2012
great service,very helpful how to do it yourself videos. 29961
by: BILL M.06/24/2014
Very easy to install with the help of the video. 137439
by: BILL M.06/24/2014
Easy to install with use of video. 137456
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