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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Mazda CX-9's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.
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Today on our 2010 Mazda CX9, were going to be installing the Curt Hitch, part number 13575. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4-3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12-3/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.
Now, lets go ahead with the installation. First, well go ahead and point out our attachment points. Theres a total of eight attachment points, four on each side. Each one of these attachment points is a well nut, pre-manufactured in the frame. Before we try to install our new hardware, were going to go ahead and clean out each one of these attachment points.
First, well spray each attachment point down with some spray lubricant and then were going to use a 1/2-inch nylon tube brush, part number 814092, to thoroughly clean the threads out of each one of the well nuts. This will ensure that our hardware will go all the way in nice and easily. Now with each one of our attachment points cleaned out, well go ahead and get an extra set of hands to help us install the hitch. We will use the new bolt and conical toothed washer with the teeth of the washer facing the hitch. Well go ahead and thread each one of the fasteners in hand tight until we have them all in place.
Each process we do here on the drivers side is going to get repeated identically on the passengers side. Now, were ready to go ahead and tighten them down. With all our attachment points tightened down, well go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now, with all our fasteners torqued to specifications, that will complete the install of our Curt Hitch, part number 13575, on our 2010 Mazda CX9.
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (41 Customer Reviews)This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.
by: Tom E.12/09/2013
This is for customer service and shipping only. I will review the installation after I get it done after Christmas. The hitch was shipped in a very strong box with internal bracing to protect the contents. The harness and hardware kits were taped to the hitch and arrived in very good condition. Overall service from first question to actual order and delivery were excellent. I will use this company for these thing in the future. thanks for the great service. 109678
by: Pablo F.07/15/2014
Well designed, well made, and a perfect fit for my 2008 CX-9. I removed the spare tire to give myself as much clearance as possible, and I would recommend that if you cannot get your car up on a hydraulic lift. (I also suggest you get a second person to help, unless you are as stubborn and determined as me!) I am 5'7", weight 130lbs, but I completely installed this myself with the car on the ground. As others have noted, the heat shield on each muffler needs to be bent out of the way, but after installation they very easily bend back into shape. Nice trailer hitch, nice price, easy installation. Slam dunk. 141455
by: Marco D08/16/2013
Quality substantial product. Installation was simple. Two keys. One remove the spare tired to get more room to work. Two stand it so the bracket points up. Then you can push it up from behind the exhaust and spin it into place 95439
by: Joe F.08/27/2012
The hitch arrived in only two days. The etrailer folks are terrific. I ordered two hitches, one for my Jeep (reviewed separately) and one for this Mazda application. The Jeep installation was by far the easiest. Even with my son helping out, we had difficulty getting the hitch past the heat shields on each side and into position. In fact, we could not get it in with the car wheels on the ground. We finally backed it up on ramps (raising it 12-15") which gave us enough clearance to slide the hitch in. With more patience (which we didn't have) we may have been able to do it from the ground, but I'm not so sure you won't need some kind of way to raise the back end. The Mazda had factory welded nuts in place, so it was easy after that. Eventually, a good result. 53226
by: Clay W06/28/2013
Was able to install in less than 30 minutes, with a good ratchet and socket set. The initial 'getting hitch into position' was a little of a geometry problem. We had to turn it upside down and come into slot around the spare tire just right, kinda tricky, but doable. Great product, would highly recommend thus company. 86506
Perfect fit as advertised for my mazda cx9. Installation was easy even by myself. Order was fast and came before I expected. Great product. 19904
Product came fast and service from etrailer was great. Unfortunately install was not so easy. No sure if it was the hitch or the vehicle frame, but it took me nearly an hour and a good rubber mallet with a wedge to get the hitch to fit into place. I was thinking it would slide right into place, but it was so tight I had to bang on it and wedge it up there. Lowering the spare tire did help a bit, but only to give me a bit more room to work. Eventually I got it up and installed....2 hours later. 146289
The receiver arrived in a large cardboard box. Right off the bat I see the brackets poked two holes through the box. I opened and there were some scratches and cosmetic damage to the arms from shipping. I proceeded to check the welding and it looks decent but the manufacture could have done a better job. The paint looks to be powder coated and looks pretty durable. I have not installed it yet so I can't comment on that but overall I would give this product a 4/5. 157621
by: Patrick R.09/08/2013
I'll admit that I was skeptical about installing a hitch by myself. This is the first vehicle I've owned where it was a possibility. It would have been easier if my car was lifted for the installation but I managed just fine. It took about 20 minutes to install. Most of that was tightening the bolts. One bolt in particular gave me grief but that was due to a tighter space on the passenger side. Overall it was pretty easy and I am by no means mechanical in nature. 98886
by: John C.04/29/2014
Great hitch and installation was fairly easy. I did it by myself without lifting the car. Not that I would recommend that method for everyone. A lift would have made it easier. My only problem encountered was that my bolt holes in the frame were rusted pretty badly. The car is a 2009 so it was not the fault of the product. It took a fair amount of spray lubricant and muscle to get them in. Otherwise the installation is flawless in a 2009 Mazda CX9. 127967
by: Robert S.07/12/2012
The Curt Hitch fit without problems. No need to remove the spare tire or cut the heat shields as some have suggested. All bolts went in without problem is you left the bolts loose until all bolts were started. A little difficult to torque the bolts due to lack of sufficient space... but a articulated adaptor solved that issue. Total install time: 40 minutes. Ill try to get some pictures taken if I get time this week. 47658
by: Al J07/24/2013
Just wanted to let you know the hitch arrived on time. Opened the package, checked the contents and then began the installtion. Use a jack to raise the vehicle for more room. What a snap for an 84 year old tinkerer. My daughter held one side up while I installed the bolts. Used wrenches to tighten so no space problems for a wratchet. Could not ask for an easier installation.Great Product! 91312
I rarely respond to these customer surveys, but I have been overly impressed with the customer service and quick deliver of etrailer. Ordered late Saturday, on my porch on Tuesday using standard (free) delivery. Received exactly the hitch I wanted for my CX-9 at the best price on the net. No worries about pulling my bros fishing boat on vacation next week!!! Thanks 20985
by: Brent G04/17/2014
Great product, fast delivery. Was installed in 30 minutes, which included jacking up the car and removing the spare tire to access the installation points. 125708
by: Bob H12/20/2010
Mazda CX9 Trailer Hitch Install Installed very easily. A little tight going in but that's not a bad thing. The only real issue I ran into were the two rear passenger side bolts. The hoist mechanism for the spare tire is in the way and prevented the use of a ratchet or torque wrench without a universal joint. Thankfully I have one. 4371
by: Carlos S.11/16/2010
Great product Awesome service from etrailer.com. Representative was able to describe/explain the different types of hitches & accessories for my vehicle. Placed the order on the phone & received my product within 2 days. Hitch installed w/o any issues & works as designed. Highly recommend etrailer.com for any trailer needs! 3622
by: Jerry B.08/28/2012
Product arrived earlier than anticipated, but an extra set of hands for installation is not recommended -- it is necessary. Have no idea how one would do this alone, but a neighbor and his son assisted in getting this on in about 30 minutes. Quality construction. 53335
First time using etrailer.com, was very happy with the fast shipping and the hitch was a perfect fit. Everything I needed was included and the instructions were easy to understand. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for the right fit at a good price. 155155
by: craig cox10/16/2014
the hitch fit perfect to the suv without any modification. however it did not come with an electrical connection so that will have to be ordered seperately. even the mechanics at mazda thought they were going to have to modify the bumper. 156307
by: David S02/28/2011
Absolutely amazing. Shipment arrived ahead of time. Product was perfect. The site really help me put the pieces together. A great experience! 8112
by: Wayne H02/14/2014
My second purchase from etrailer and it won't be the last. 100 % satisfied! Ordered on Monday and with free upgrade on shipping it was here on Wed and installed today. Found the how to videos extremely helpful. Thank you 116576
by: So easy to install02/21/2012
For my Mazda Cx-9, took about 15 min total to install. Simple and easy directions. Looks great. Couldn't fit a rachet on one side, needed a regular wrench, but still only took 15 min. Would recommend etrailer again. 32130
by: Mike T08/08/2014
Excellent price hitch receiver, it took me longer than the estimated time only due to tight quarters. If I had a lift I would have had it in quickly. Free shipping, you cant beat that. Thank you E Trailer. 145208
by: Kirk W08/26/2013
Placed my order for a Curt hitch and received it in 3 days with free shipping. Installation was simple and I was using it the next day. Will definitely use etrailers for future purchases. 97011
by: Michael W.09/11/2014
This hitch fit wonderfully and installation was a breeze. The hitch and hardware were a perfect fit. We were amazed at how easy it was to install the hitch onto my wife's Mazda CX9. 150725
by: Chuck D10/28/2014
Easy installation on my 2013 Mazda CX9. I had to bend a heat shield just a bit to get the hitch up and over the exhaust. It bent right back to good as new. 45 minutes, just me. 158275
Installation was as described. I was able to do it by myself in the pre-dawn hours with a headlamp. True, you have to manipulate the heat shield, but that was no big deal. 156066
by: Andy S05/29/2013
Great customer service. Matt walked me through all my options and even suggested for my needs the cheapest would work great. Install very easy. thanks for your help. 82318
by: BYRON L07/25/2014
GOOD HITCH GOOD FIT. WENT ON IN ABOUT 15 MIN .. ETRAILER.COM GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SUPER FAST SHIPPING . 142825
by: Kevin G.03/18/2014
Fits great. I would recommend cleaning out the threaded holes in the body before installing hitch 121214
by: Patrick H.03/29/2011
This is an excellent hitch, extremely easy to install and a great price for the quality. 10601
by: J Chu02/06/2013
FIT 2013 CX-9 perfectly. good quality. packaging can be better. thanks. 65182
by: Keith Conley11/08/2011
Product fits perfectly and installed great. It was also shipped on time as well! 26693
by: Eric L.02/21/2012
Great fit and EZ install plus fabulous service from etrailer.com. Thanx 32172
Great product delivery was quick. Easy to install fit like a glove 139097
Easy install and ready for the bike rac k. 131017
Great service. Quick delivery 47756
Quick and best service! 143856
by: Radu Pop07/21/2014
What I expected! 142487
by: John D.07/19/2013
Solid product 90514
by: Twin mom09/29/2013
Love it! 101914
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