Today on this 2011 Hyundai Sonata we will be Draw-Tite hitch part number 24853. And this installation will also apply for Hidden Hitch part number 60269. Alright, we are underneath the vehicle and the first thing we need to do is go ahead and lower the exhaust down to get that out of our way so we can work. This particular vehicle has single exhaust which is strictly on the passenger side. Some models will have dual exhaust so you will need to repeat this procedure for both sides. We will need to lower it down off of its rearmost hanger, which is just rear of the muffler itself. And if you move forward, almost even with the axle, there is a second hanger we are going to need to lower the exhaust off of. We are going to need to go ahead and remove, not only the hanger, but the bracket. 0:39
So we are going to go ahead and unbolt it from the frame. There are two nuts holding it into position that we are going to take it off of. The forward hanger we can actually unbolt as well, from the exhaust system. Before we do that though, we want to go ahead and put some form of support strap across the main tube here. Because, once we do lower it off the second hanger, this system could down and possibly damage it. With that lowered down, I am actually going to go back to the front hanger and I am going to go ahead and unbolt the rubber hanger from the exhaust bracket. This piece here is going to be removed and not put back up. The rubber hanger is actually going to bolt to the hitch once we get it back into position. 1:37
Next we will move on to the heat shield which was above the exhaust. We need to go ahead and lower it down. There are four nuts holding it into place. With the heat shield lowered, we can now go ahead and point out the mounting holes that we are going to be using to install our trailer hitch one here at the rear side of the frame and one more towards the forward side. The holes that we are going to be using are actually covered up by tap right now. Into those holes what we are going to do is fish in carriage bolt and block combinations. We will be using our forward most hole as our access point. You will notice that they actually provide two different length carriage bolts for each attaching point. There is a 1 inch and a 1-1/4 inch. The 1-1/4 inch one we will be using at the rearmost attaching point. The 1 inch one we will be using at the forward most attaching point. To fish those into the frame, we will be using the 3/8 bolt leaders that are provided with the installation kit. 2:39
And what we will do is we will start with the rearmost hole. We will take the threaded end of the bolt leader and go ahead and slide it up through the attaching hole. We will route it towards the front of the vehicle, back out. Alright, we will next take the block and go ahead and slide it onto the bolt leader, followed by the 1-1/4 inch long, 3/8 carriage bolt. And you can see we just thread the bolt leader around the threads of the carriage bolt. First feed the block inside the frame, followed by the carriage bolt and pull them down into position. And then for the forward attaching point, we are going to do what is called a reverse pull. In this case what we will do is go ahead and set everything up independent of the frame. We will go ahead and slide the block on the bolt leader and go ahead and wrap the carriage bolt, and again this is the 1 inch length carriage bolt. And then we will go ahead and actually take the carriage bolt and put it in first, followed by the block and pull that right back down into place. We just want to go ahead and repeat that set up for the passenger side as well. And then we can go ahead and put the hitch up into position. 3:37
It might be a good idea to get a second set of hands to help you put the hitch up in position. You just want to make sure that the hitch goes up and over the exhaust. And we are going to be attaching the hitch to the carriage bolt using a conical tooth washer and hex nut. OK, with the hitch up in position, we are going to go through now and go ahead and torque our bolts down. You want to verify with the directions the specific torque rating for each of the bolts. OK, with the bolts torqued down, we are going to go now and take our heat shield, that we had removed earlier, and we are going to need to trim that out, to go around the hitch. There is a diagram listed in the instructions and you want to follow that outline and go ahead and cut the heat shield out. And then with the heat shield trimmed out, we can go ahead and put it back into place. And again, if you have a dual exhaust model, you want to repeat that for both sides. At this rear rubber hanger, we are now going to be attaching it to the tab on the trailer hitch. And we are going to be doing that using the new 8 millimeter bolt that is provided with the installation kit. And then we go ahead and put the forward hanger back into place as well. And now that we have our hitch installed, we are going to go ahead and give you a couple of final install dimensions that will help make choosing your hitch accessories a little bit easier. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is going to measure 11-1/4 inches. And from the center of the pin hole to clear the rear edge of the bumper is going to be approximately 5-1/2 inches. This will conclude the installation of Draw-Tite hitch part number 24853 on a 2011 Hyundai Sonata.
Today on this 2013 Hyundai Sonata were going to install part number 60269 from Hidden itch. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver tube down to the ground will be about 10 and three-quarter inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about three and a half inches. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.
Today on our 2013 Hyundai Sonata were going to install part number 24853 from Draw Tite. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver tube down to the ground will be about 10 and three-quarter inches. From the center of the inaudible 0:00:21:3 hole to the edge of the bumper will be about three and a half inches. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.
Today, on our 2007 Hyundai Sonata we'll be installing the Draw-Tite hitch, part number 24757.This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed.Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assisst you in selecting accessories for your new hitch.From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 5-1/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier.Now let's go ahead with the installation.Before we can install the hitch, we'll need to go ahead and lower the exhaust.To do this, we'll remove the four exhaust hangers so that we can lower both sides. This is a dual exhaust application, so there is no underbody trim panel that'll need to be removed.Three of these four will have a bolt that we can remove to simply detach them.Keep in mind, it may be easier to remove the bolts if you spray them down with a little spray lubricant also.The fourth one is just a rubber isolator that we'll spray down with some spray lubricant and then use our pry bar or flat-bladed screwdriver to remove.Now with our exhaust lowered down, we'll need to remove the heat shields for both mufflers. There is a total of four fasteners for each.Let's go ahead and remove them now.With the heat shields out of the way, you can see it exposes the frame rails and the two well nuts in the side of the frame rail.Before we begin installation, first point out the attachment points. We have one inside of each frame rail and the tow hook for a total of three attachment points.Before we attempt to install our fasteners, however, we're going to want to clean out the well nuts as they will build up with dust, dirt, and debris over time.
Today on our 2009 Hyundai Sonata we'll be installing Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 24757.Now we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements to help you with selecting your accessories. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 10-1/2 inches and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper is 5 inches. Now let's go ahead with our installation. We'll begin by pointing out the attachment points for the vehicle. These are weld in nuts on the frame on both the driver and passenger side. The third attachment point will be the hook in the center of the vehicle.
Today on this 2010 Hyundai Sonata we are going to install part number 24757 from Draw-Tite. This also applies to part number 60816 from Hidden Hitch. The first thing that we need to do to start off is we need to remove this panel right here. What is going to happen is the arm of the hitch is going to go right through this part of this right here. So we are just going to take it down and leave it off. It really does not serve much of a purpose and the hitch will be in the way anyways. It looks like there are two fasteners hiding back here too, one here and here. You can see that this is where, if the vehicle had dual exhaust, it would be in this spot here. So that is what that panel did, basically enclosed that area. 0:38