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This durable, fully welded Hyundai Santa Fe trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance.
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Video of Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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Today on this 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe, we're going to install part number 87414 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on the vehicle. Next, we'll give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 13 inches and from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outside edge of the bumper will be 5-3/4 inches. First thing we'll do is we'll show you where the hitch mounts up to the frame as these two existing threaded holes here. Next step is to go ahead and clean up the threaded holes.
The older the vehicle it is, the more work it will take. We're going to spray a lubricant and tube brush to help clean up the threads. In worst case scenario, if it is clogged up then you have to use the thread cap to clean them up. And the tube brush we're using is part number 814092. At this point, we can go ahead and start installing the hitch.
Now, you definitely want an extra set of hands to help hold it up there while you install the hardware. With all our hardware installed, now we'll go ahead and tighten down the hardware and then torque it down as specified in the instructions. With all our hardware tightened down, that will finish it for our install of part number 87414 from Hidden Hitch.
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (80 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: Drew G.04/17/2013
I received the trailer hitch and wiring harness in the morning and leisurely installed everything in a couple of hours. The online videos were useful, and by using blocks and one scissor jack, installed the hitch myself. The wiring harness was also an easy install. No pinched fingers, no scratches and no swearing. This was my second purchase from e-trailer and the service has been excellent both times. 76635
by: Lawrence F.08/17/2013
Great company, delivery was exceptional, cust support was excellent and product was as described..... installed hitch and harness in 90 min. by self....love the instructional videos, nothing helps more than seeing it done first. overall very satisified and will be a return customer. 95623
by: R. Smith12/02/2014
This hitch fit perfectly my 2009 Hyundai SantaFe. Installation took no more than 20 minutes on the ground (no lift). And the work was done by two of my "less qualified" shop personnel! Really how hard can lining up four bolts/holes that fit and matched perfectly. The quality of the hitch is very good, and looks very rugged/strong. I am sure I would rip the frame out of my car before this hitch would break! Recommend it to essentially anyone to install, and the video is nice too. Biggest variable would be if the weldnuts are clogged, which mine were not. But we sprayed them with WD-40 anyway and ran the bolts in first to clear out anything. NOTE: This is not a one man job however, as you need someone to hold the other end up while you put your end on and get it bolted. Guess a cement block would work, but an extra set of hands is soooo much easier. 163069
by: Chuck in Indy06/15/2012
The 30 min doesn't include the time to clean up the nut plate threads - I am so glad the video explained that the bolt may even seem oversized. I was convinced I would end up with a buggered bolt and nut plate or break it off, but I took my time, lots of liquid wrench, a thread chaser, and finally ran it in and out with an impact wrench (delicately). Also used a battery terminal cleaner - like the video. After that, I used a tie-down strap and held the hitch up (no helper) and got the bolts all in with no problem. The install after the treads were clean was about 15 min. Looks good, now after a rest I will try pulling the camper a little. Also while down there I say the factory electrical connectors for the wiring - so that will be my next order. etrailer will get it here in three days, just like always, I am sure. 44354
by: Larry S.05/05/2014
Hitch fit perfectly. Only issue was the corrosion in the pre-tapped holes of my 2009 Santa Fe. Had to run tap into holes to clean threads. It is clearly a 2 man job to install. Great fit and look when completed. 128855
Excellent!! quality heavy duty part 63956
This is a high quality, heavy duty hitch. Simple bolt-on installation was straight forward, and easy. The installation videos provided by eTrailer were accurate and helpful. Shipping was fast! A++ One tech note: The older your vehicle gets (mine is a 2009) the more rust & debris you will likely have in the frame mounting holes. One of mine also had a piece of weld slag stuck in the threads. I bought a tap (~$6) to chase the threads prior to installing the hitch. The tap is 10mm by 1.25mm thread pitch. Spray the holes with WD40, guide the tap in and your threads will be clear for easy installation. 62548
by: Rod J.05/25/2012
This heavy, welded hitch should last for years. It fit exactly as it should on my 2009 Santa Fe and it looks good. The product was "as advertised" and installation was straightforward. Unfortunately, the Santa Fe bolt holes were a problem with severe corrosion. I saw a "tap" bolt installed in a body panel next to where the hitch was to be bolted and used it to clean the threads of the existing mounting holes. One of the holes had almost no thread at all, so while the hitch installation only took about fifteen minutes, that was after spending an hour getting the bolts to thread in. 41718
by: Lucas O12/28/2012
Really happy I went with etrailer for my towing needs. Ordering was a breeze and the helpful install videos were a major plus! Very happy with trailer hitch I got and install was pretty easy. The only I problem I had was the bolt holes in my 2007 Santa Fe were corroded and it took a good amount of time to get them clean. I used the battery terminal cleaner tool and A LOT of wd40 as suggested by etrailer...worked great. I ended up stripping the very last bolt so I am taking it in to get retapped but other that.....AWESOME PRODUCT and GREAT SERVICE! Thank you Etrailer. 62150
Decided to put a trailer hitch on my wife Santa Fe for when we go on vacation so we can use the cargo rack. Saw this model was a perfect fit , easy install 4 bolts and you are done. Installed it in my driveway without having to lift the car up. Took me about 30 min (did it by my self). so it took a little longer if you had 2 people it could have been quicker. 43544
by: Ricky U06/04/2011
I cant think of any thing else this company could have done to make this transaction any better. I was notified when the order was accepted, shipped, tracking information and finally when my hitch was delivered. Plenty of installation information in print and online videos. My only suggestion for improvement would be to have the hitch automatically installed by the time I got home. Thank you etrailer, I wish I needed another trailer hitch because I know right where to order one. I wonder if I can install one on the front of my truck..... Rick 16133
by: Larry P.03/08/2011
Just received my trailer hitch today from E-Trailer. It was my first ever purchase on line. The experience was so positive with etrailer that I shall shop this way many times in the future. The order entry prosess was a snap and their response that my order had been received and entered was immediate. Customer service e-mailed back within five minutes thanking me for my order and advised they had arranged earlier shipping at no expense to me. My product is exactly what was conveyed to me by etrailer. Much better than driving to the mall. 8746
by: Joe H08/21/2010
Great Hitch.. great price! Got this hitch for our 2009 Sante Fe. Holes line up, its shape fits the car perfectly! A little tricky getting the bolts to thread, definitely need a second person, one to hold the hitch and one to thread the bolts. Done in less that half an hour. Got the Valley Wiring kit 30159 for the Hyundai Trailer package. Check their video out and check your Sante FE, the harness connectors are their even if you didn’t order the Trailer Package!! (Driver side behind the rear wheel, on the panel opposite the muffler) 3369
Very Happy with Hitch Based on the other reviews I purchased this hitch. Looks great and a snap to install. My son bolted it in while I held it steady. PS: I have a 2009, and this model year has the wiring hookups installed even if you don't order the Trailer Package from Hyundai. I got the Valley T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Trailer Connector (30159) which plugged right into the Factory terminals behind the driver side rear wheel. No splicing required! 3398
by: Greg P.04/23/2012
I ordered the Hidden Hitch for my 2008 Santa Fe. Delivery was quick within 2 days. The instructional video and reviews were priceless. It took longer than the estimated 30 minutes but only because the bolt holes needed cleaning out and thanks to the reviews and instructional video I was prepared. The hitch is heavy so providing support under it while attaching to the vehicle is necessary. All in all very satisfied and glad that my hitch went on without a hitch. Thanks 38052
by: Bernd E.12/16/2010
Trailer Hitch The Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch met my expectations. It is truly a hidden hitch. The fit was perfect but the installation took longer than expected due to the limited space available. It was difficult to get the bolts started. The electrical harness installation was easy. I followed the instructions provided by the video rather than those enclosed with the harness. There is no need to take the whole trunk bed apart. 4194
by: Richard K.02/24/2013
Shipping was very fast, and the online videos really helped me understand how to install it on my vehicle. It was a little hard and heavy to install the hitch receiver by myself, but I used two jack stands to hold it in place while I bolted it in. A second set of hands would have really helped. The wiring went very smooth, just like the video. I would recommend doing it yourself and purchasing through etrailer.com any time. 67592
by: Mike B06/07/2011
Hitch was shipped and delivered very quickly. Only point not in the installation instructions or video is that there was a Tie Down Bracket on the passenger side frame that had to be removed. The muffler must be dropped and the heat shield removed to access the bolt which goes horizontally through the frame rail. Other than that, installation was very simple. 16401
by: George M.07/13/2011
We received the trailer hitch earlier than expected which was a nice surprise. The hitch was very easy to install and took less than 30 minutes from opening the box to looking at the finished installation. We are looking forward to being able to tow our 20' boat. Thank you etrailer for the great service and for providing such a great product. 19344
by: jose P.08/31/2015
just installed a trailer hitch that I purchase from etrailer.com I am very pleased,of the way I was treated, when I order it.everything came in in excellent shape,the installation information was ease to fallow and dealing with Jonathon was great.thank you will recommend anyone to deal with this company.thank you. Jose P 223123
by: Jonh B.04/05/2011
Doing the install in my driveway was a little rough. I had to retapping the rusted threads in the frame. Found if I used rope around the tail pipes to draw the mufflers together, made it easier to do. Plus I used a floor jack ( my second hand) in the center to hold help hold it in place. The video was a great help. 11127
Excellent product I just installed my hitch on a 08 Hyundai Santa Fe. It was real simple. Everything lined up correctly. It is well made and like the name says it is hidden nicely with just the receiver showing. I also bought all my accessories and they are all top quality products. 1141
by: Ian B.12/22/2009
Hitch works great The hitch works great. Installing it was another issue. Once I got the rust cleaned out of the threads on my vehicle it went it pretty smoothly. I used my motorcycle lift to assist with getting the hitch in place. All in all a great product. 2603
by: Phil W.07/14/2014
Easy to install with two people. Arrived in excellent condition, Fit perfectly. Placed a second order for bike carrier parts that I needed without fail before my vacation because I knew they would have them and get them to me on time. Great experience. 141296
by: cassie p03/12/2015
My husband is disabled so my 22 year old daughter and I installed the hatch at night in the rain with no troubles. Our only issue is that I have a full size spare and the hitch would not fit until we removed the tire. Which is now inside my car. 178072
by: Steve D.08/15/2012
Had several questions---Answered proptley by E-mail Had great help ordering correct equipment Had good understanding of install with great video's Received shipment two days after ordering e-trailer is the way to go in my book 51815
by: Len Torstenbo03/23/2011
It was a pleasure to deal with a company that goes through the extra effort and professionalism to get a product to the customer in a timely manner. I will recommend you to everyone I know.. Thank you for your followup. Len 10150
by: Tim Y.04/29/2011
The hitch was delivered ahead of time and customer service is excellent. Will do business with you guys again. Thanks Ps. It is a tight fit between quarter panel and muffler on the Hyundai Santa Fe. Small hands a plus 12571
by: Keith H05/18/2013
Hitch was shipped and recieved very quickly. Like the video suggested it is heavy and second person would have been nice. However a motorcyle jack ( wide panel ) worked niclely. Would recomend this to anyone 80896
by: Bob P05/29/2011
Installed as described. When they said the space is tight, they meant it. The trick of pulling the mufflers together really made a difference. Still rather easy for a non mechanically inclined guy like myself. 15665
by: Paul S03/08/2012
I purchased the hitch and wiring harness for a Hyundai Santa Fe. Ireceived the package within a couple of days and had it all installed within a couple of hours. Verry happy with the service and products. 33240
The produce is great . The holes lined up and it took about 20 minutes to install. The only thing i would advise is to run the bolts into the holes in the SUV first to clean the holes from road grime. 7909
Simple design and installs quick! It can be done with one person, but is less awkward with two. Only down side is a problem with the vehicle. The stock exhaust got in the way while installing. 127690
The hardest part of the installation was definately cleaning out the pre threaded holes to install the hitch. The videos provided took all the uncertainty out of ordering and installing. 106958
by: Brandon Z.03/28/2011
Easy to install. Clearances were correct and exact. Heavy duty construction and very low profile besides the brackets that fall below dual exhaust. Overall very impressed. 09 Santa Fe. 10565
by: Robert L.04/20/2011
Installation was a breeze. I did take somone elses advice and used my floor jack and jack stands to hold the hitch up while I attached it. Only took about 45 mins to install by myself. 12060
I order a hitch for my 2007 Sante Fe and I must say I was very pleased. The hitch arrived sooner than expected and it was very easy to installed. Actually did it by myself in 1hr. 33155
by: Kevin S.04/15/2011
The hitch bolted up perfect, and the wiring worked out great. I was impressed how easy the installation was. The hitch looks really good on the vehicle. I recomend these products. 11812
by: Lou C.08/26/2012
Exactly as described, packaging could have been better. Would have helped more if there had been a check list of needed parts and their sizes. Assembly was by the book. 53118
by: Caleb A.02/25/2014
This was extremely easy to put on, however make sure you have an extension set to properly tighten the bolts to your frame. Great hitch, great company to deal with. 117724
by: Larry F.07/14/2013
if you have any age on tow rust will form on weld nut it was hard to get bolts to start soak with penetration oil. If you have floor jack its an easy one man job. 89472
by: Darlene W09/11/2012
Fast delivery, product description perfect and easy install. Very happy with website and how easy it was to find the perfect hitch for my car Hyundai Santa Fe 54360
by: Craig C08/12/2010
Great product Was easy to install, just couldn't get last bolt into the final hole, but beside that, my wife and I did it and really didn't have any problems. 3347
by: nigel D.03/26/2012
Everything was exactly as it was promoted. Delivery was exceptional and it installed in a matter of minutes. Time to hook up the boat and go fishing! Thanks! 35151
by: Jim C04/13/2012
Excellent service, fast delivery, and clear instructions. Followed the video and installed the hitch in less than 30 minutes by myself with no problems. 37141
by: Luis Figueroa11/18/2011
The part fit perfect and it loos awesome on the truck. Installation video was a lot of help and the delivery was fast and accurate. Thanks a million. 27129
Great hitch Excellent quality, it fit perfect on my 08 Hyundai Santa Fe. All holes lined up with the threaded holes in the frame. Best price around. 1181
by: Larry B06/30/2015
First, the info on your website was very good and helpful. My order came in on time. Good instructions. Over all experiance was very good. Thanks 208360
by: Jim J06/01/2011
I wish everything in life went this smoothly. Two of us installed the hitch in about 15 minutes. Bolt alignment was perfect and it looks great. 15911
by: Tom S10/24/2015
The hitch was delivered as promised. It fit my car perfectly, it fit around the exhaust pipes and I am using it to carry a Scooter Lift. 230689
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