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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 BMW X5 - Draw-Tite

Okay today on this 2011 BMW x5, were going to install part number 75600 from Draw-Tite. All right this is what the hitch looks like once its installed on the vehicle; next well give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 13-3/4 inches. The center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 2-3/4 quarter inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. Our first step is go ahead remove the bumper fascia, well start off by removing three plastic pop rivets on each side on the inside edge of the thunder well, these plastic rivets have to be drilled out.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 BMW X5 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2006 BMW X5, we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch, part number 87405. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and 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 4-1/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 18-1/2 inches. This will assist you at selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 BMW X5 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2006 BMW X5, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 75492. This is what our hitch will look once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and 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 4-1/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 18-1/2 inches. This will assist you at selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 BMW X5 - Hidden Hitch

Today on the 2003 BMW X5, we're going to install part number, 87405 from Hidden Hitch. Heres what the hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, well give you some measurements thatll help you out in selecting some accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mallet, a black rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground we're looking at 19 inches. And from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost point of the bumper is going to be 4 inches. Now, well show you how it's installed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 BMW X5 - Draw-Tite

Speaker 1: Today on the 2003 BMW X5, we're going to install part number, 75492 from Draw Type. And heres what the hitch will look like once its installed. Next, well give you some measurements thatll help you out in selecting some accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mallet, a black rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground we're looking at 19 inches. And from the center of the hinge pinhole, the outer most point of the bumper is going to be 4 inches. Now, well show you how it's installed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2001 BMW X5

Today on this 2001 BMW X5 we are going to install part number 75492 from Draw-Tite. This will also apply to part number 87405 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like on the vehicle. We will also give you a couple measurements that will help you out in ing some accessories such as a ball mount, bicycle rack, or cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 19-1/4 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole out to the edge of the bumper is 5 inches. :31



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2002 BMW X5

Today on this 2002 BMW x5 we are going to install part number 75492 from Draw-Tite. This also applies to part number 87405 from Hidden Hitch.  It is all going to mount up behind here and to this cross member here. Okay take off the bumper cover and there are two main bolts that are right behind this plastic piece here again this part is also removable so we can just pop that out and there is a bolt with a torque setting here that we will have to remove to take off the bumper. Then one above each exhaust pipe. Next we are going to off those screws that go to the fender well and bumper also.





BMW X5 Trailer Hitch Questions and Answers


  • Using an Electric Trailer Brake Controller With Boat Trailer Hydraulic Brakes
  • The 2012 BMW X5 has a rated towing capacity of 6000-lbs according to my research and for this vehicle we offer several Class III hitches (viewable on the link provided) that share this same maximum towing capacity, along with a tongue weight limit of 600-lbs. Note that these hitches do not fit the M model. You'll want to be sure that your fully-loaded boat/trailer does not exceed the towing or tongue weight capacities of either the vehicle or the hitch (your hitch should have a sticker...
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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for 2013 BMW X5 with M Sport Package
  • Currently none of our hitch suppliers offers a trailer hitch that will fit the M-Sport package-equipped 2013 BMW X5. This is due to the extensive cutting of the trim panels that would be required for installation.
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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for 2011 BMW X5 M-Sport Model
  • The Class III Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch you referenced, part # 75600, is not a fit for your particular M-Sport version, as you noted. The same applies to the Hidden Hitch and Curt hitches made for the X5. Usually the reason for these fit exclusions has to do with trim components like the fascia or with a specialized exhaust that blocks the frame's hitch installation access points. If these (or other) components would require extensive trimming or alteration of the vehicle's styling package...
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  • Does the Curt Hitch part # 13077 Hang Below the Rear Fascia of a BMW X5
  • There will be a small amount of fascia trimming required to install the Curt Trailer Hitch part # 13077 on your 2007 BMW X5, but the hitch opening will hang below the fascia. Check out the picture I attached that shows hitch installed on a similar vehicle as yours. I also attached installation instructions for this hitch for you to check out. For trailer wiring I would recommend the Curt PWM Powered Converter with Wiring Kit # C56200KIT. I attached instructions and an install video for...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 BMW X5 That Requires Minimal Trimming
  • There are three trailer hitches available for your 2011 BMW X5. The only installation differences that you will run into will be with the Curt hitch. Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch are sister companies and their hitches are identical. We have not had the chance to install the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, # 13077, on a 2011 BMW X5 yet, but based on the design of the hitch, I would assume the Curt hitch would require the least amount of trimming. The Curt hitch only has a 2-1/2 inch wide...
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  • Recommend Hitch, Wiring Harness, and Brake Controller for a 2002 BMW X5 3.0 Towing Airstream Trailer
  • In order to make sure that safety requirements are met, you would need to confirm the maximum towing limits for your 2002 BMW X5 3.0. This can be done by locating towing information in your owner's manual or by contacting a BMW dealer and providing them with your VIN. This will be the maximum load that you can safely tow with your vehicle. Just a reminder, you will want to follow the weight limitations of the component with the lowest rating. You can also locate the GCWR on the interior...
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  • Will Installing a Class III Trailer Hitch Void the Warranty on a 2014 BMW X5
  • If your dealer is doing the trailer hitch installation then prior to having it installed you could ask them. Consumers of aftermarket products are protected by the Federal Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act. The Act states that if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever modifications you have added to your vehicle actually caused the prob­lem in question. I have included a link to a video showing an installation...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Ball Mount, Balls, and Wiring for a 2004 BMW X5
  • Yes, Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87405 does fit the 2004 BMW X5. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation for you. It you plan on doing some towing I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. For trailer wiring use # 119190KIT. I have linked instructions and a video for the wiring as well.
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  • Getting Trailer Running Lights to Work on a 2005 BMW X5 Trailer Wiring Harness
  • Getting the running lights to work would require attaching the correct wire on the trailer wiring harness you are using to the correct wire on the 2005 BMW X5. It will be very similar to the video I have linked showing a typical installation of wiring harness # 119190KIT. You will need to either use the included circuit tester with the wiring harness or # 3808 if you need one. Then test the tail light wiring to find the correct wire for the running light circuit. If you do have power...
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  • Is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Installation the Same on a 2013 BMW X5 as the 2011 BMW X5
  • The installation of the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Class III Trailer Hitch, # 75600, will be the same on the 2013 BMW X5 as it is on the 2011 BMW X5. These vehicles are part of the same generation of the X5 and BMW did not make very many changes. I have attached the installation instructions and our installation video on a 2011 model for you to check out. You should have no problem following our video when installing this hitch on your X5. One thing to keep in mind when installing this...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch # 75600 Fit a 2013 BMW X5
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Class III Trailer hitch, # 75600, will fit on your 2013 BMW X5 as long as it is not the M model and the installation will be the same as the 2011 X5. The 2011 X5 is the same generation as the 2013 X5 so the vehicles are very similar. At this time we do not offer a trailer hitch for the M model. One thing to keep in mind when installing this hitch is that you will need to remove 6 plastic push rivets to remove the rear bumper fascia. We have found that the replacement...
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  • Advice for Removing Bumper on a 2005 BMW X5 to Install Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 75492
  • It will take some pulling to get the bumper fascia off once you have removed the six fasteners. Try wiggling it a bit as you pull backward on it, as there are likely some internal plastic clips that you cannot see holding it in place. You should feel or hear them pop out as you pull the bumper back. I am including links to videos of the# 75492 Draw-Tite hitch being installed on 2006 and 2003 models, which will be the same as your 2005 BMW X5. They give you a couple angles of the bumper...
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  • Is Installation of a Trailer Hitch on a 2009 BMW X5 the Same as a 2011 X5
  • We have not yet had a 2009 BMW X5 in to install trailer hitch # 75600. However, like you have said, it is essentially an identical installation on a 2009 as it is for the 2011 in the video, linked for reference. The reason that the installations are so similar is because a 2009 is the same generation as the 2011 though there may be some subtle differences. I have also included a link to the installation instructions for you. If you plan on doing some towing the correct ball mount is...
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  • Is Bumper Removal Required to Install Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75600 on a 2008 BMW X5
  • The installation of Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75600 does require temporary removal of the rear bumper. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you so you can see all of the steps involved in the installation on a 2008 BMW X5. If you plan on doing some towing I reocmmend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag. For trailer wiring use # 119190KIT. I have included a link to the instructions and...
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  • What Rear Bumper Modifications are Required to Install a Draw-Tite Hitch on a 2012 BMW X5
  • You will need to remove a few screws and fasteners to remove a section of the rear fascia to install the Draw-Tite Hitch # 75600, and you will need to trim a section out of the rear fascia. Check out the pictures that I attached that show the areas where the bolts and fasteners are, I also attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out, the section that needs to be trimmed is outlined in a diagram in these instructions. Here are the steps for removing the...
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  • Removing Rear Bumper Fascia from a 2012 BMW X5 For Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Installation
  • You are correct, I checked the instructions and the revision currently provided with the hitch, part # 75600, were done in 2008. I spoke with my technical contact at Draw-Tite and he said that his engineering department now has some directions photos that show additional steps that may be required for 2011 and newer BMW X5 vehicles. I will list them out for you and I have added photos that my contact sent for you to see. 1) Remove the first 3 rivets from the rear fender flare, and pop...
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  • Why Does my Hidden Hitch Have two Hitch Pin Holes on my 2012 BMW X5
  • The pin you should be using is the larger one. The purpose for the second hole is for using a Draw-Tite J-Pin Stabilization Pin # 63201. Check out the picture I attached that shows this product being installed on a hitch that is similar to yours. I also attached a review for this product that shows how it works. I would not recommend you use the smaller hole even though it seems to offer a smooth ride for you. Since you have a Thule rack you should be able to just tighten up the threaded...
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  • Trunk Mount Bike Racks for a 2008 BMW X5
  • We do have some bike rack options for your 2008 BMW X5 that do not involve a trailer hitch. You can use a trunk mount bike rack. I have incldued a link to the trunk mount bike racks that will fit your vehicle. Trunk mount racks come in 2 and 3 bike versions. For a 2 bike version I recommend the Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 # Y02624 or the 3 bike version, # Y02625. These are the most popular trunk mount bike racks for your vehicle. These racks attach using integrated 6-strap system. They also...
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  • Towing Setup Recommendations for a 2001 BMW X5
  • This Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 87405 that you referenced would be a good choice for your 2001 BMW X5. You will need to check the owners manual of your vehicle to see what BMW recommends for towing capacities with and without weight distribution systems, but this hitch is capable of 600 lbs tongue weight and 6,000 lbs of total trailer weight, is compatible with weight distribution systems, and should pull your 3,500-4,000 lb camping trailer well. I attached installation instructions...
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  • Installation Details For Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75600 On My 2011 BMW X5
  • I contacted our representative at Draw-Tite and he informed me that the 2011 BMW X5 also requires trimming of the rear bumper fascia to install the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75600. The instructions for the Draw-Tite hitch indicate the steps needed to remove the rear bumper fascia. First, you will remove the pop rivets from the rear wheel wells. Then, you will need pull back the wheel well molding to remove a total of 6 fascia screws. Then, you will remove the reflectors and the...
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  • Installation of Draw-Tite Class III Receiver on 2009 BMW X5
  • The bumper fascia and the bumper impact bar will need to be removed to install the Draw-Tite Class III Receiver on your 2009 BMW X5. An 8 inch by 2 inch portion of the underside of the bumper fascia will need to be trimmed away to allow the receiver to clear the bumper fascia. I have linked you to the installation instructions, which describe in detail the install process. If you scroll down to the second page of the instructions, figure # 5 shows a detailed illustration of the area...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations For a 2011 BMW X5
  • Installation of a trailer hitch on your 2011 BMW X5 will require the removal and trimming of the bumper fascia. For a hitch mounted bike rack, the Swagman # S64670 would be a good option, as the wheel cradles will keep your bike firmly in place. However, there is an option to carry bikes on your 2011 BMW X5 without even installing a trailer hitch. If you are against trimming the bumper, you could go with a trunk mounted bike rack. The Yakima QuickBack 2 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack, part...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 BMW X5
  • We do have several trailer hitches available for the 2011 BMW X5 but there are currently none available for the 2011 X3. The available trailer hitches for the X5 are all Class III, 2 inch trailer hitches. An Invisi-Hitch is not available. There are many distinct advantages to a Class III trailer hitch over a Class I like the # 28501 that you have referenced. First, a class I trailer hitch has a low tongue weight and gross trailer weight capacity, only 200/2000 pounds or less. But the...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 BMW X5 35D
  • Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch for the BMW X5, 2011, part # 13077, will work on your 2011 X5 35D. I attached installation instructions below for you to check out also. You may also be interested in purchasing the following products also. Ball Mount 3/4 inch Rise or 2 inch Drop, 6,000 lbs, part # 2923 Hitch Ball with 1-7/8 inch Diameter and Medium Shank, 2,000 lbs GTW - Chrome, part # 19260 Hitch Ball with 2 inch Diameter and Medium Shank, 6,000 lbs GTW - Chrome, part # 19247 Hitch Ball...
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  • What Does GTW and TW Mean and What is Weight Distribution, 2008 BMW X5
  • I can certainly help you out. The TW is the tongue weight. This is the weight of the trailer at the coupler that attaches to the ball mount on the trailer hitch. It should be 10 to 15 percent of the GTW or gross trailer weight. The gross trailer weight is the total weight of the trailer. Weight distribution is a system that installs on the trailer frame and the trailer couples to a special shank on the trailer hitch. The spring bars that come with a weight distribution system take some...
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  • Is Drilling into Frame Required for Installation of the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch on 2003 BMW X5
  • No, the installation of the Curt Trailer Hitch, item # 13070, on the 2003 BMW X5 does not require drilling any new holes into the frame or body. The hitch is attached to existing holes in the vehicle rear body panel. You will need to enlarge two holes to 1/2 inch on each side. You will need to knock out the two studs in each bumper bracket flange and enlarge the holes for 1/2 inch diameter bolts with a drill and drill bit to complete the installation, see instructions linked below.
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  • Does the Bumper Have to be Removed to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2005 BMW X5
  • To install any of the available trailer hitches for your 2005 BMW X5, including the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75492, you will need to temporarily remove the rear bumper. You will also need to trim or remove the rear fascia door to complete installation. I have included a link to the installation instructions for the hitch below.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2006 BMW X5
  • I would recommend the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the 2006 BMW X5, item # 87405, which has a 6,000 pound towing weight capacity and a 600 pound tongue weight capacity. The highest capacity hitch is always the way to go when possible, for safety and versatility for future needs. At first look the Curt Trailer Hitch for the 2006 BMW X5, item # 13070, seems to be an easier installation but if you review the instructions for each, I believe, you will see that the Hidden Hitch model is...
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  • How Do I Install The Hitch and Wiring Harness On a 2009 BMW X5
  • Complete installation instructions are included with the hitch, item # 13077 and the wiring harness kit, item # 119179KIT. The Hitch will be installed behind the impact bar and will require trimming of the rear fascia. The trimmed material will not be noticeable when the hitch is installed. Installation of the wire harness will require accessing the rear taillights and using a circuit tester, included with the wiring kit, to find the correct circuits to splice the wiring harness...
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