Today well be working on a 2011 Honda Accord.Were gonna install a Curt Hitch part number c11085.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 part of the bumper is 3 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 11 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.Our first step will be to remove the two rear exhaust hangers. To give us a better view, Im actually gonna remove three most rear hanger but before we can do that, Im gonna hang a safety strap just to hold the exhaust from falling any further than I wanted to.
Im gonna take some spray lubricant and spray each one on the rubber exhaust hangers that well be removing. This will make it easier to remove and reinstall later.With our exhaust down, were gonna remove the four fasteners that are holding on the heat shield. With the heat shield fastener removed, were gonna go ahead and take the heat shield down for modifications. Our next step would be to remove the underbody trim panel. Well go ahead and do the remaining bolts like this.With all our fasteners removed, we can go ahead and remove the underbody trim panel out.
Well be making modifications for this also in reinstalling.Ok, now weve exposed the mounting points for the frame. We need to check and see if our hardware is gonna fit through the access hole. Bolt head fits through nicely but our block does not. What we need to do is enlarge the hole. You can use Cut Off Wheel Dremel or a Die Grinder.
I simply like to just use a pry bar and oblong the hole a little. With my hole large enough to fit my block through now, Im gonna go ahead and repeat the same process on the passenger side.Ok, with our holes large enough to fit our hardware through, were gonna go ahead and take our fish wire or bolt leader go up through our mounting hole out to our access hole. Were gonna take our block, slide it on to our fish wire and slide it up into the frame and Im gonna thread on my bolt. Pull it down through the access hole. Im gonna go ahead and leave my bolt leader on this time as it will be helpful to feed it through the hitch and into position without pushing the bolt back up to the frame.
Now Im gonna go ahead and repeat the same process in the passenger side.We need to trim our heat shield so our hitch will fit. What we need to do is measure back 10 inches. Im gonna go ahead and make a mark there. Then were gonna measure over 4 inches and draw a line both ways and cut out what will be an L-piece so we can reuse our heat shield. With our marks made, Im gonna go ahead and cut it out. A pair of tin snips will be sufficient in just cutting out the tin, however, Im gonna go ahead and use a cut off wheel to make it a little quicker.Ok, with our cutout made, we can go ahead and reattach it to the vehicle. Looks like our holes are gonna lineup nicely, lets go ahead and put our fasteners back in. With all our fasteners installed, lets go ahead and tighten them down.Ok, next were gonna measure out and make a cutout for our hitch for this underbody panel. Im gonna be making several marks. Our first is gonna be 12 . Im gonna make two of them. And then two more marks at 13 . Now Ive got my width marked out, we can go ahead and get our depth. So were gonna make a 6-inch depth mark here and were gonna measure back 5 more inches. So our next mark is gonna be back here at 11 . So were gonna do a basic outline. Now you can go back and use a utility knife, a pair of tin snips or, again, a cut off wheel or Dremel to take this out.With our cutout made, we can go ahead and install the hitch and the underbody panel at the same time. Ill go ahead and install the u-bolt here on the tow hook. With our u-bolt in position, we can go ahead and raise the hitch. This will be a good opportunity to get an extra set of hands now we put the hitch in place.As you can see, we slipped our underbody panel on over the bracket of the hitch. Well use our bolt leader, feed it down to the bracket and push our hitch up into position. With my hitch in position, Ive gone ahead and remove my bolt leader and now Im installing my French nut. Im just doing it finger tight until we get all of our fasteners in position.Now weve got all our fasteners finger tight, we can go ahead and tighten them down. When tightening down your u-bolt, you just wanna make sure you tighten them down evenly. Then well torque then to specifications according to instructions.With all our fasteners torqued to specifications, Im gonna go ahead and reinstall everything.Well go ahead and remove our strap.Now we got everything reinstalled that completes the installation of Curt Hitch part number 11085.
Today, on our 2013 Honda Accord well be installing Hidden Hitch part number 60325. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next, well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch such as: a ball mount, a bike rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 2 inches, from the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 10 inches.Now, lets go ahead with installation. Before we begin our install well first need to lower the exhaust. To lower the exhaust well remove the two rubber isolators, one behind the rear muffler and one forward of the rear axle.
Today, on our 2013 Honda Accord, we'll be installing a Draw Tite hitch, part number 24899. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next, we're going to go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your hitch such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is two inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 10 inches.Now, let's go ahead with the installation. Before we begin our install, we'll first need to lower the exhaust.
Today, we're going to go over the installation on our 2005 Honda Accord, on our draw tight, hitch part number 24787. There is a difference in installation between a four and a six-cylinder, so we were going over the four-cylinder model today.Now, before we begin our installation, there are a couple of measurements that may help you in selecting the proper bike rack or cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening to the ground is 12-and-a-half inches, and from the center pin to the edge of the bumper is four-and -three quarters inches. To begin with, we need to get the exhaust out of the way, so we'll spray a little lubricant on the rubber boots and pry them out of the way, lowering the exhaust to make it easier to get to the bolt hole. Sometimes, a pry bar and using a small block of wood will help aid in this removal.Now that the exhaust is out of the way, we'll show you where the location for the bolt holes will be. There's one on each side, as well as using the tow hook.
Today on our 2011 Honda Accord, we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 60892. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, we'll give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 11-3/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier.