Today we are going to be installing Draw-Tite part number 24773 on a 2008 Mazda 5. OK, we are underneath the vehicle, and we are going to go ahead and point out the mounting locations for the trailer hitch. You can see the tow hook here at the bottom of the spare tire well. That is going to provide one of the attaching points. And then here at the bottom side of the bumper there are two smaller-diameter holes that we actually are going to enlarge a half-inch. And we are going to feed carriage bolts and blocks from the ends of the frame down and through these holes that we have enlarged. When drilling through the bumpers on this particular vehicle and a lot of other Ford and Mazda products, the metal is very hard to drill through with a standard drill bit. It definitely helps to use a rotobroach-type of a bit to get through there. If you do not have a slower electrical drill, use a hand-held one and set it on low setting, because that slows it down. Because the problem is it heats up awfully fast and then it will actually want to burn through the metal as opposed to drilling it. So those two items will definitely make the drilling a lot easier.
With the holes drilled, we can go ahead and use our fish wire that is provided in the installation kit. We want to fish through the bottom, and we are going to fish that out to the end of the frame. We want to take our block with the square hole in it we are going to feed the fish wire through there. And then we are going to take our half-inch carriage bolt, and we are going to thread it directly onto the fish wire. And then we are just going to pull it back through the bumper and down into position. And you want to do the same thing on the other side, as well. OK, and with the carriage bolts pulled into position, we can go ahead and put the hitch up into place. We want to fasten the carriage bolts with the conical-tooth washer and nut assembly. OK, and then the last attaching point here will be the tow hook. We are going to use a 3/8 U-bolt that, again, is provided in the installation kit. We are going to fasten these with the lock washer and nut. We are just going to hand tighten that for the time being. We will start by torquing the U-bolt here first, because you want to make sure that you tighten it evenly on both sides of the U-bolt, so that the U-bolt is not shifting one way or the other. And, with all the bolts torqued down, our installation is complete. This will conclude the installation of hitch part number 24773 on a 2008 Mazda 5.
Today, on our 2010 Mazda 5, were going to be installing Hidden Hitch part number 60841. Before we get started with our installation, were going to go over a couple of measurements thatll come in handy when selecting accessories for you hitch, like a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the ground to the inside top of our receiver tube measures 12 -inches of hitch height, from the center of our hitch pin hole to the furthest point of our bumper measure 3 -inches.Now, lets get started with our install. The first thing we need to do is locate our pre-existing holes in our bumper structure. Were going to need to enlarge these with a half-inch drill bit. This is our block with our square hole and well be feeding that into the bumper tube, followed by our carriage bolt thats going to fit into our block.Next, we need to fish our bolts and blocks into the bumper structure.
Today on our 2010 Mazda 5, were going to be installing Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 24773. Before we get started with our installation, were going to go over a couple of measurements that will come in handy when selecting accessories for your hitch, like a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the ground to the inside-top of our receiver tube it measures 12-1/2 inches of hitch height. From the center of our hitch pinhole to the furthest point of our bumper measures 3-1/2 inches. Now, lets get started with our install. The first thing we need to do is to locate our pre-existing holes in our bumper structure.
Today on this 2006 Mazda 5 were going to install part number 60841 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a cargo carrier or a bicycle carrier. From the center of the hitch pin opening to the edge of the bumper were looking at three and a half inches. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground were looking at 13.5 inches. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed on the vehicle.
Today on a 2006 Mazda 5 we're are going to install part number 24773 from Draw-Tite. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed in the vehicle. Next we'll give you some measurement to help you out in selecting some accessories such as the cargo carrier or a bicycle carrier. From the center of the hitch pin opening to the edge of the bumper we are looking at 3-1/2 inches. From top of our receive opening down to the ground we are looking at 13-1/2 inches. Now I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed on the vehicle.I'll need to enlarge the two holes that are on the bumper structure this one on the passenger's side and this one on the driver's side.