The first thing we need to do is lower the spare tire so we have a little extra working room. What we need to do next is install the bolts in the frame. The hitch uses this hole here and this hole thats taped up. Sometimes both holes are taped up, its no big deal, its just a matter of slicing a hole in them and installing the bolts. Make sure this wire gets pushed out of the way because there is a plate on the hitch that will cover up most of the area and you do not want to pinch this. Well do the same thing for the other side. Next we need to install the bolts which means threading the wire lead onto the bolt, and then the plate and putting the hole assembly through the hole, and pulling it back through.
As you can see this hole is a little deformed, well have to pry it out to make the bolt fit and it wont take much. Also make note when you install the plates make sure they are not overlapping each other and that they are sitting not perfectly straight, but as long as they are not on top of each other they will be fine. At this point we can hang the hitch by the bolts we installed. When you install the hitch make sure that these tabs are behind or going towards the front of the vehicle of this pinch weld right here. Once you get all your bolts installed, center the hitch around the exhaust make sure you have plenty room and center the hitch on the vehicle too. Once you have that, go ahead and snug up the bolts and then well start drilling out our holes. Once you have your hitch snugged up the way you want it, these tabs right here, you actually punch holes through this pinch weld here and come out the other side. That is the last of your mounting bolts. Now that we have our holes drilled out we simply install our hardware. The head of the bolt sticks towards the outside, and the nut goes towards the back just like that. Now we can tighten our bolts down to their final torque. Once you have the hitch in place and tightened down, the next step is to replace your spare tire. That covers it for part # V82571 on a 2004 Buick Rendezvous.
Today on this 2003 Buick Rendezvous were going to install part number 90158 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 bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be about 13 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper is going to be about five and three-eighths. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.
Today on our 2006 Buick Rendezvous we are going to install a hidden hitch part number 87004. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for new hitch. From the center of the hitch fan hole to the outermost head of the bumper is five inches, from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation in our first step will be locating the attachment points in the frame there are two slots. On each sides that will be utilizing as an attachment points were going to attach an half inch carriage bolt and block to each one of this holes we utilize the rear most hole to get our hardware in place I want to get your block up into the frame you dont want to turn it so that the length of the block is going to width of the frame this will insure the blocks do not overlap as you tighten them down.
Today on this 2007 Buick Rendezvous we are going to install part number 87004 from Hidden Hitch. This will also apply to part number 75430 from Draw-Tite. First off we will show you where the hitch mounts up to the frame of the vehicle. It is going to use these two existing holes at the bottom of the frame and there are going to be two holes that we need to drill in this pinch weld right here also. We will use the hitch as a template to hold everything together while we drill.We can get right to installing the hardware into the vehicle. We are going to be using this three inch long block and this carriage bolt right here. 00:32
Today on this 2004 Buick Rendezvous we will be installing Draw-Tite hitch part number 36425. This installation will also apply for Hidden Hitch part number 90158. We are underneath the vehicle near the bumper, we are looking at the driver side frame rail. As you can see we have two large oblong holes at the end of the frame rail and we are going to be using both of those as attaching points for our trailer hitch. We will be placing carriage bolts and blocks up inside the frame and pulling it back down into position for both of those locations. That is going to be the same on the passenger side as well. If you notice further rearward we have this lip that is attaching the body to the bumper. We are going to be drilling four holes, two per side, to attach the trailer hitch to as well. What we want to do first is put the hardware into the frame, get the hitch up into position, and we will use the hitch as a template to drill those holes out. 00:47