Today on this 2009 Nissan Altima we are going to be installing Draw-Tite hitch part number 24796. And this installation will also apply for Hidden Hitch part number 60873. Before we get started with our hitch installation, we are going to go ahead and show you a couple of the final install dimensions which are going to 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 8-3/4 inches. And from the center of the pin hole to clear the rear edge of the bumper is going to measure approximately 6-1/2 inches. Now we will go ahead and move on to the installation. 0:34
We are first going to go inside of the trunk area where are going to need to remove the carpeted flooring, as well as the cardboard cover for the spare tire. The hitch is actually going to mount to the trunk flooring here in this area on both sides of the vehicle. Next we will go ahead and move underneath the vehicle where we are going to have to go ahead and remove some of the exhaust so we can gain access to this area. Ok, now we have continued underneath the vehicle. And again, the next step is to go ahead and remove the mufflers from both sides of the vehicle. What I am going to do is locate the rearmost junction point. If you follow the muffler forward, it is sitting right here. There is one of the drivers and one on the passengers sides. If we go ahead and loosen our clamps up, we can take and separate the two pipes. And then we will take our muffler and pull it towards the rear of the vehicle and off of its rearmost rubber hanger. We just want to go ahead and set that off to the side. Go ahead and do the same thing for the passenger side muffler. And now with our mufflers removed, we are going to go ahead and next take the heat shield here. And we need to flex it out of the way, away from the spare tire well here. 1:36
The hitch itself is actually going to come up and mount flat against this open area between the frame and the spare tire well right up in here. And again do the same thing for the other side of the vehicle. We will next go ahead and take the hitch and manipulate it around the heat shields up into that area. What we want is to make sure that the plate sits flat against the bottom of the trunk well. We also want the leading arm of the hitch slid all of the way back as far as possible to where it hits the bulk head. Once you have done that, just go ahead and mark out the holes in each one of the arms that are going to need to be drilled. Ok, from there you can bring the hitch down. I am going to start by drilling with a 1/4 inch pilot bit and then we are going to enlarge to a 7/16. And then when you have all four of the holes enlarged to 7/16, we will then go back inside of the trunk and go ahead and put our hardware into position. So before we put our hardware in place inside of the trunk, it is a good idea to remove any burrs that may have occurred from drilling underneath the vehicle. We want the plate that we are going to be using to sit as flat as possible against the bottom of the trunk well. 3:13
We will next go ahead and take one of the plates that I was referring to. You can see it has two square holes punched in it. We are just going to take and align those square holes over the holes we had just drilled in the trunk well. Take two of the 7/16 carriage bolts that comes with the installation kit and just go ahead and feed those through the holes. Do the same thing for the passenger side of the vehicle and then we will go back underneath the vehicle and attach the hitch to the carriage bolts. And again, when putting the hitch up and attaching the carriage bolts, it is definitely a good idea to have a second set of hands to hold one side while you do the other. And we will attach on the bottom side with a lock washer and hex nut. And then with the bolts in place and tightened down, I am just going to go back through now and torque each one of the bolts down. We want to verify with the directions the specific torque rating for each of the bolts. 4:12
And then from there, the hitch is installed. I am just going to go back through now and reassemble the vehicle. I am going to go ahead and first take the heat shield and bend it back into place, as close to its original form as possible. Then next we want to go ahead and put our mufflers back on. When you merge the muffler pipes together back here at the forward side you want to make sure you have it fully seated in. If you look on the main tube here, there are a couple of tack welds here that are working as a stop so that you know that you have the pipe merged in at the correct distance. Then finally we will move back inside of the trunk where we are going to put our flooring back in. Before we do that however, the manufacturer recommends that we put some sealant around the carriage bolt and the plate that are mounted here inside of the trunk. And the reason for this is just to ensure that we do not get any exhaust fumes leaking into the trunk area. So I am just going to put a bead of silicon sealant around the base of the plate and then around the carriage bolts as well. And then once you have ensured that the sealant is dried, go ahead and put your flooring back in and your installation will be complete. And that will conclude the installation of Draw-Tite hitch part number 24796 on a 2009 Nissan Altima.
Today on this 2012 Nissan Altima were going to install part number 24796 from Draw Tite. 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 will be 10 inches, and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be five and three quarter inches. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. The first thing we do is open up the trunk and get inside the vehicle.
Today on this 2006 Nissan Altima we are going to install part number 24788 from Draw-Tite. This will also apply to part number 60944 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on the vehicle. Also it will give you some measurements that will help you out in ing some accessories. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 10 inches and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be six inches. Next we will show you how the hitch was installed. 00:29
Today on this 2010 Nissan Altima we are going to be installing Draw-Tite hitch part number 24796. This installation will also apply for Hidden Hitch part number 60873. The first thing we need to do before we can get started installing our trailer hitch is you need to go in the trunk area of the vehicle and remove the flooring. We will be drilling holes through the trunk floor to attach our hitch to. We want to make sure we get this out of the way before we do that. Now we can come underneath the vehicle, and we need to unbolt both of our mufflers from the main cross tube here, we are going to take and loosen these clamps because we are going to be taking both mufflers off the vehicle. :33
Today we are going to be installing hitch part number 60873 from Hidden Hitch on a 2008 Nissan Altima. OK, the first thing we want to do is to open up the trunk and remove the carpeting from the trunk floor as well as any fiberboard bins that may be located in here, as well. The first thing we want to do is to remove the ground wire off of the exhaust here. Then, after that, we are going to come over and unbolt the exhaust from the flange here, and remove both bolts, which is going to allow us to take the exhaust off of the rubber isolator hanger, which is up in here. And then we want to repeat that for the other side, as well.