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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Buick Rendezvous - Hidden Hitch

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Installation of a Trailer Hitch on a 2006 Buick Rendezvous


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.

Were going to repeat the same process on the passenger sides also now were ready to go in and put our hitch in place to secure our hitch well be using a half inch conical tooth washer with the teeth of the washer facing the hitch. Utilizing the exhaust on the passenger side to hold my hitch I can then raise the driver side into position and installed my fasteners be careful not to pinch the manufacturers wire that runs across the frames here well install each of the fasteners finger tight until we get them all in place. Alright now that we got the fasteners finger tight on the driver side I repeat the same process on the passenger side now that with all the four frame fasteners in place were just going to tighten them up. Next using our hitch as a template were going to go ahead and drill out two holes on each side here at the face of the hitch to drill out our holes well be using a smaller bit or a pile of bit and then drill it out to the final side of three ace our fasteners for this wholes will be a three ace bolt flat washer lock washer and nut. take our bolt and flat washer and fit it from the outside to the inside and on the inside well install our lock washer and then our nut.

Now go ahead and repeat the same process on the passenger sides. Alright now with all our three ace hardware in place we go ahead and tight them down alright with all our hardware tighten down and now we go ahead and tort the specification as indicated in the instructions now with all our fasteners tort to specification that would complete our install of our hidden hitch part number 87004 on our 2006 Buick Rendezvous.



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