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Trailer Hitch Intallation - 2005 Honda Pilot - HiddenHitch

Today on our 2005 Honda Pilot we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 87454. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Now we'll give you a few measurements to help you choose a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 17". To begin our install we'll first need to remove the tow hook on the driver side of our Pilot. We'll remove the three fasteners that secure the hook to the frame.



Trailer Hitch Intallation - 2005 Honda Pilot - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2005 Honda Pilot we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch part number 75599. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. We'll give you a few measurements to help you choose a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 4". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 17". To begin our install we'll first need to remove the tow hook on the driver side of our Pilot. We'll remove the three fasteners that secure the hook to the frame. Then we'll need to lower the exhaust from the passenger side.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2005 Honda Pilot

Today on our 2005 Honda Pilot we'll be installing the Tow Ready T1 Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number 118336. To being our install we'll first go ahead and open up the rear hatch. Then the rear storage compartment door and we'll remove the door and set it aside. Next we'll need to remove the rear threshold. To remove the rear threshold we simply need to get underneath of it and free the fasteners underneath using a flat blade screw driver. I'll get underneath the threshold and start working the fasteners to release them. When we remove the threshold and turn it over we can see the snap fasteners that secure it. Between the back edge of the storage compartment and the front edge of the sheet metal if we push forward we can locate the wiring connector.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Honda Pilot

Today we are installing part number 13328, a hitch made by Curt, and it will be going on a 2005 Honda Pilot. Okay, we are underneath the vehicle now. And the first thing you want to do is remove your spare tire, and get it out of the way. Locating the attachment points, right here on the back side of the bumper there are two weld nuts that attach to the flange on the hitch itself. And then we go over here to the drivers side of the frame rail, there is just a tow hook that needs to be removed. There are three bolts holding it on. And those three weld nuts in the frame will be the attachment points for the hitch, as well. And then on the passengers side frame rail, there is not actually a tie-down, there are just the existing weld nuts. On older vehicles, over time corrosion will build up into these weld nuts, so you want to go ahead and clean those out really well before you get started. You can use any kind of spray lubricant, like WD-40, and a wire brush to get the threads cleaned out.





2005 Honda Pilot Questions and Answers


  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2005 Honda Pilot
  • The best way to pick out a transmission cooler for a vehicle like your 2005 Honda Pilot would be to go with the biggest one that will fit the available space the vehicle has in front of the radiator/AC condenser. I would go with the # D13503 over the # D13502 that you referenced as long as you have the room for it. This cooler measures 11W x 8-3/4T x 7/8D Inch. I attached an install video that shows this cooler being installed on a similar Honda as yours.
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  • How to Remove Cam-Lock Type Rear-View Mirror on 2005 Honda Pilot
  • Both wedge-style and cam-lock types of rearview mirrors are illustrated in the linked photo. Both use a slide-in fitment for the mirror's base to engage the windshield mount. To remove the mirror in most applications it will need to slide up towards the vehicle's roof in order to disengage from the mount. If there is no set screw or other fastener on your mirror mount then it may indeed be a cam-lock type. If you need a mounting kit we offer the CIPA Universal Rearview Mirror Mounting...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Receiver Cargo Carrier Fit a 2005 Honda Pilot
  • The slight rise in the shank fro Curt cargo carrier # C18153 should not cause any problems with opening the rear hatch on your 2005 Honda Pilot. The cargo loaded on it though, depending on how tall, would be the limiting factor. The longer a shank is on an accessory the more movement there will be the further away from the hitch you get. With that said you probably would not notice much difference between this carrier and all of the others we carry regarding movement. To determine...
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  • Fit of DeadBolt Stainless Hitch Receiver Lock# 40107 on a Curt Class III Hitch on a 2005 Honda Pilot
  • The DeadBolt Receiver Lock, part # 40107 would indeed be compatible with the Class III Curt hitch on your Pilot. The cap is made of a very flexible, almost rubber-like plastic, and is indeed very durable. In case it should be damaged, a replacement is available as part # 40107CAP. The stainless finish of the lock is very durable and provides lots of corrosion resistance, but keep in mind it's not completely rust-proof. When the lock isn't being used to retain a ball mount or an accessory...
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  • Fit of Curt Front Mounted Receiver # 33328 On 2003 Honda Pilot
  • I have confirmed with Curt Manufacturing that their # 33328 front mounted receiver hitch isindeed a fit for your 2003 Honda. Our fit listing was in error and is in the process of being corrected.
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  • Can a Roadmaster Hitch Extender be Used with a Tow Defender to Flat Tow a Honda Pilot
  • As long as the combined weight of the Tow Defender # RM-4700 and the tongue weight applied to the hitch from the tow bar when the vehicle is coupled is less than 100 pounds, then yes, you can use the extender # RM-071-75 with the Tow Defender. The Tow Defender weighs about 20 pounds. This means that the vertical weight applied from the vehicle at the point where the tow bar connects to the extender cannot be more than 80 pounds. I recommend an extender that is rated higher such as...
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  • Best Sway Control for a 2005 Honda Pilot that Cannot Use Weight Distribution
  • Honda is one company that does say not to use weight distribution on certain models and certain years of those models. It has more to do with the uni-body frame not being able to handle the stress related to the use of weight distribution. Sway control on the other hand should not be a problem. For sway control only I recommend Pro Series friction sway bar # 83660. It is a good, economical option when sway control is needed. The only other thing you will need is a bracket that mounts...
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  • Is the Replacement Cradle Assembly # 58401 Sold in a Pair with a Strap
  • Yes, the Replacement Cradle Assembly # 58401 that you referenced includes the right and left hand assembly as well as a strap for each. I attached a picture that shows both of them.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2005 Honda Pilot
  • Both Curt class III trailer hitch, part # 13328 and the Hidden Hitch class III trailer hitch, part # 87454, are quality hitches. But the most popular hitch for your vehicle is the Curt hitch, part # 13328. Installation is relatively easy, even for a beginner. The Curt receiver simply bolts on to the inside of each frame rail. Both hitches require about 40 minutes of installation time. The Curt hitch does use two extra screws to attach the center bumper bracket above the receiver...
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  • Adapter to Convert Vehicle 4-Pole Flat Vehicle Connector to 7-Way RV-Style Trailer Connector
  • We do offer adapters to allow a vehicle with one type of connector (in this case a 4-pole) to connect to a trailer that uses a 7-way RV-type blade connector. TowReady offers their # 30717 which includes a 4-pole flat connector that will plug in to your vehicle harness and a surface-mount 7-way connector intended to accept the 7-way plug on your pop-up. If you prefer a bracket-mount connector you can instead use # C57674 from Curt, which includes a mounting bracket for the 7-way and also...
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  • What is Replacement Quick Disconnect Bar Assembly for Roadmaster Base Plate # 1544-1
  • Roadmaster part # 910021-00 is the Quick Disconnect Tow Bar Base Assembly for all Roadmaster tow bars (except the Tracker # RM-020). This part includes the support bar, quick disconnects (both motor home and car sides) and the pins to attach the tow bar to the support bar. If you do not need the quick disconnects and pins, you can instead use part # RM-067.
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  • 4 Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2005 Honda Pilot that Gives Rear Cargo Access with Bikes Loaded
  • The Thule Hitching Post bike rack part # TH934XTR would work on your 2005 Honda Pilot. However, I think I have a better bike recommendation for you since you are interested in having cargo access on your vehicle with bikes loaded. The # TH934XTR can not be tilted with bikes loaded. Check out the Thule Vertex Swing 4 Bike Rack part # TH9031. This rack can swing out with bikes loaded to give you complete access to the rear cargo area of your vehicle. This rack also has widely spaced frame...
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  • Thule Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2005 Honda Pilot with 50 inch Load Bars
  • Based on how you worded your question it sounds like you have already fit a set of the Thule 50 inch Square bars part # THLB50 on the Thule roof rack of your 2005 Honda Pilot that also consists of the Thule Crossroad Roof Mounted Roof Railing Foot Pack # TH450. As long as the bar goes all the way through the # TH450 you should be good. The lack of an overhang would not be a problem.
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  • How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2005 Honda Pilot with 2 Broken Weldnuts in the Frame
  • When using replacement hardware kit # RHK you would get the same hardware that originally came with the kit (some specialty pieces may not be included). Since you have broken weldnuts the only thing you can do is use a block and carriage bolt, drop them down through the frame using the fishwire technique and then use a nut to secure the hitch to that bolt. This is assuming you do not want to go through the trouble or expense of having new weldnuts professionally installed in the frame....
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  • Air Tubing to Replace Damaged Air Line For Firestone Air Suspension Installed on 2005 Honda Pilot
  • Firestone does indeed offer replacement 1/4 inch air line. The shortest length offered is 18 feet, part # F0938. When inserting the air line into the fittings, having a perfectly squared cut is crucial to avoid leakage. We recommend using a tubing cutter like part # F9009.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness Recommendation for 2005 Honda Pilot EX-L
  • There are three different 2-inch Class III hitches offered for your 2005 Honda Pilot EX; all can be seen on the link provided. All are square-tube designs that share the same 350-lb tongue weight and 3500-lb towing capacity; all install without drilling using included hardware; and all will work with a full-size spare tire. Since there is no significant difference in the three designs I suggest the most cost-effective option, # 75599 from Draw-Tite. I have linked both the written installation...
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  • Where is the Transmission Return Line on a 2005 Honda Pilot for a Transmission Cooler
  • The transmission return line on your 2005 Honda Pilot can be located between the frame crosstube and the drivers side support bracket (see photo). The return line will be the line closest to the front of the vehicle. We installed Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler, # D13503, on a 2006 Honda Pilot. I attached the video for you to check out. The installation should be almost identical on your 2005 Pilot.
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  • Can AirLift 1000 Rear Axle Helper Spring # AL60815 Support Trailer with 600-lbs Tongue Weight
  • The rear-axle air bag kit you referenced, AirLift 1000 Helper Spring # AL60815, provides up to 1000-lbs of load leveling at its maximum pressure rating of 35-lbs psi. Your trailer with approximately 600-lb tongue weight would certainly fall within the operating range for this product. If you are towing often and frequently have widely varying trailer weights then an adjustable air bag kit like this AirLift 1000 is a good choice for adding rear-end support. If your trailer weight is fairly...
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  • Can Weight Distribution be Used with a 2005 Honda Pilot
  • Before you do anything else, consult the vehicle owners manual and/or Honda to determine if weight distribution can even be used on your 2005 Honda Pilot. On many Honda vehicles, weight distribution cannot be used because of the uni-body construction of the vehicle. If it can be used then to determine where the brackets will be on the trailer you will measure from the center of the cavity in the coupler where the ball goes, back along the frame rail 28 inches. This is where the center...
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  • Will Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler # D13502 Fit 2005 Honda Pilot for Towing Boat Trailer
  • Transmission coolers such as the highly efficient Derale 8000 Series, part # D13502, are not vehicle-specific. You can install as large a cooler as permitted by the available space in front of the air conditioning condenser (this is the preferred mounting location for the cooler). Coolers can be mounted with the inlet and outlet hoses either pointing up, down or to either side, whichever is most convenient for your particular application. This particular Derale cooler measures 11 inches...
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  • Comparing Thule Helium Aero and Thule Apex Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks for a 2005 Honda Pilot
  • Either the Thule Helium Aero, # TH9043, or the Thule Apex 4, # TH9025, will fit your 2005 Honda Pilot. The Helium Aero has a capacity of 35 pounds per bike, the Apex is listed at 30 pounds per bike. Provided the bikes you have do not exceed these capacities then you would be able to carry your 3 mountain bikes. The Apex features arced arms to make the spacing of the bikes slightly greater than on the Helium. But installing bikes on either would not be much of a challenge. Both racks...
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  • Parts Needed to Add a Trailer Brake Controller to a 2005 Honda Pilot with 4-Way Wiring Harness
  • Since your 2005 Honda Pilot all ready had a 4-Way trailer connector, like you said, you will just need the brake controller itself, # 90885, and the 4 and 7 Way installation kit # ETBC7. This will provide the 7-Way and the wiring needed to hardwire in the brake controller. I have included some links that will help you with the ETBC7 installation.
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  • Converting 4-Way Flat on a 2005 Honda Pilot to a 5-Way or 6-Way Round Trailer Connector
  • If the trailer does have a 6-Way round then you can use adapter # 30637. This will give you the basic light functions but unless you connector the other wires on the adapter and use a brake controller you will not be able to use the trailer brakes, if equipped, or provide 12 volt power to the trailer. The white wire on the adapter must be connected to the vehicle frame. The black wire on the adapter connects to the positive terminal of the vehicle battery via a 40 amp circuit breaker...
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  • Roof Mount Canoe Carrier for a 2005 Honda Pilot with Factory Roof Rack
  • We do not carry Inno items but there are some canoe carriers that do fit the factory Honda bars on your 2005 Pilot. First up we have the Yakima Foam Block carrier, # Y04055. This simple design is both functional and cost effective. Foam blocks fit on the cross bars and have slots on top for the canoe to rest in. There are also tie down straps to secure everything to the vehicle. For mounts that attach more permanently than the foam blocks you can use the KeelOver, # Y04069, that you...
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  • Explanation of Class S Snow Tire Chains and Recommendation of Tire Chains for 2005 Honda Pilot
  • First, you will want to consult the vehicle owners manual for your 2005 Honda Pilot to determine if cables or chains can be used and if so if there are any restrictions or recommendations. We have answered a question before on a Honda Pilot with 235/70-16 tire size and the owners manual said SAE Class S cables only, no chains. SAE Class S tire chains are designed for use on vehicles with restricted wheel well clearance. Certain newer cars, vans and small trucks, especially those with...
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  • Distance Between Upper and Lower Grooves where Spring Coils Sit for 2005 Honda Pilot SumoSprings
  • The SumoSprings # CSS-1125R are designed specifically to fit the rear coil springs on your 2005 Honda Pilot. I spoke with my contact at SuperSprings and the measurement between the grooves where the coils rest is 1.25 inches.
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  • Will the Rightline Ace Cargo Bag Fit on a 2005 Honda Pilot with Side Rails
  • Yes, you can use the Rightline Ace Rooftop Cargo Bag, # RL100A20, on your 2005 Honda Pilot with standard side rails. This cargo bag can mount to side rails, crossbars or cargo baskets. There are four tie-down straps on the sides bag that wrap around the side rails to secure the bag to the roof. Before you load any cargo on the roof of your vehicle, you will want to check the owners manual or with a Honda dealer for the roof weight capacity of your vehicle. You should also make sure...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2005 Honda Pilot Without a Trailer Hitch
  • There are three different ways to carry bikes on a vehicle and those are with a trailer hitch mounted bike rack, a rooftop mounted bike rack or a trunk mounted bike rack. Only hitch mounted and rooftop mounted bike racks are recommended for your 2005 Honda Pilot since bike rack manufacturers have determined it is not safe to attach a trunk mounted bike rack on your rear hatch. If you have a roof rack on your vehicle, then you could look into rooftop mounted bike racks like the Swagman...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack for a Frame Mounted Trailer Hitch on a Trailer
  • There are only certain bike racks that can be used at the back of a trailer or motor home. I have included a link to them for you to view. The 4-bike rack compatible with an RV or trailer that has the most clearance is the Swagman XP, # S64940. If measures 12 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar. I do not recommend using any kind of extension or dual purpose ball mount like # D210. The distance from the rear axle on a trailer or RV and the receiver...
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  • Parts Needed to Add a 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 2005 Honda Pilot with 4-Way Trailer Connector
  • The Hopkins 4 to 7 way adapter # 37185, is a universal hardwire application and it will work with the 4-way on your 2005 Honda Pilot. However, you will still just have lighting functions on the trailer unless you hardwire in the remaining wires on the adapter. You will need to ground the white wire regardless of any other wiring that is needed so that it functions correctly. The purple wire is for reverse lights or for an electric reverse lockout on trailers with surge couplers. If the...
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