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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

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The best technical support and full trailer hitch installation instructions. Lowest price DeVille trailer hitch guarantee and expert service. Cadillac DeVille, 2002 trailer hitch by Draw-Tite are available from etrailer.com. For expert service call 800-298-8924 to order your Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" part number 36287, or order online at etrailer.com.
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2002 Cadillac DeVille - Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 300 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Cadillac DeVille trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar and pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 300 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.

Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.

In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.

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At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

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Installation Details 36287 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
3,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
300 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution

No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation

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Video of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Cadillac DeVille - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2004 Cadillac DeVille we're going to be installing the Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver, part number 36287. Now here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 5". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 12". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now let's go ahead and begin by pointing out our attachment points. We'll begin over here on the passenger side of the vehicle.

We'll be using this existing weld nut, the hole right here in the frame, as well as the hole right here. Now the attachment points will be in the same locations over on the driver side. Now the first step we're going to do is go ahead and clean out each of the existing weld nuts. We'll go ahead and use a little bit of spray lubricant and a 1/2" nylon tube brush, which is part number 814092. Now once you have the threads cleaned out it's a good idea to make sure that the bolt threads in easily.

Now keep in mind that anything we do over here on the passenger side, we'll repeat over on the driver side. Now it's good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you raise the hitch up into position. With the hitch up into position we'll go ahead and take the hardware and install it into the weld nut on each side. Our hardware that we'll be using to attach the hitch to each of the existing weld nuts is an 8mm bolt. Now that we have each of these 8mm bolts in we'll go ahead and snug them down a little bit to support our hitch while we install the other hardware. Now let's go over the hardware that we'll be using for the remaining four mounting locations. We'll be using a 1/2" carriage bolt, square hole spacer block, and these two items will actually be fish-wired or pull-wired into the vehicle's frame using a pull wire like this.

Once the carriage bolt is in position we'll be installing a conical tooth washer, making sure that the teeth face towards the hitch, and a 1/2" hex nut. Now we'll go ahead and take the coiled end of our fish wire or pull wire. We'll feed it through the mounting location. Then we'll come out the end of the frame rail. Go ahead and slide our square hole spacer block on first. Then we'll thread the 1/2" carriage bolt.

You want to push the square hole spacer block and carriage bolt back up into the frame, and you'll pull it into position using our pull wire. We'll then need to go ahead and remove the pull wire. Now it's a good idea to keep your finger on the bolt as you're doing this so it doesn't slide back into the vehicle's frame. We'll then install the conical tooth washer, followed by the hex nut. Now for the rear mounting location you're able to just reach your hand up in and set the square hole spacer block over the hole. We'll go ahead and line that up. We'll then go ahead and drop the carriage bolt into place. We can then go ahead and put the conical tooth washer and hex nut onto the carriage bolt. We'll then go ahead and tighten down all the hardware and torque it to the manufacturer's specification. That will do it for the installation of our Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver, part number 36287, on our 2004 Cadillac DeVille. .

Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36287

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.

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The product is great and easy to install. I only had issues, for the vehicle must have been in an accident and the new bumper covered over the pass thru holes, so I had to take off the bumper cover and bumper to complete the installation. This was not the fault of etrailer or the product. Everything I have bought from them has been great and the installation was as quick as they said on the website. I highly recommend this product and company. 722357

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Fit as promised 642914

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No problems. Great product. 641201

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2002 Cadillac DeVille

Perfect fit the install was easy. Thank s! 611883

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2004 Cadillac DeVille

The people at etrailer.com were EXTREMELY helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly! They took the time to help me understand the various (read: overwhelming) options and select the best one for my vehicle. I >>> STRONGLY <<< recommend etrailer.com for your trailer needs! 588523

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2008 Cadillac DTS

Both hitch and wiring kit installed with little problem. The instructions for the hitch showed a vehicle a few years older than mine but the same body style. My car mounted the rear bumper supports slightly differently and this had me scratching my chin until I realized the access points for the hitch bolts were there, just in a different place. Once my tunnel vision cleared, no problems at all. 549576

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2011 Cadillac DTS

The hitch assembly was received yesterday, and I immediately began the installation. The assembly went on well, the instructions were pretty good. The installation of the bolts inside the frame rails using the wiggly wire was difficult. After many hot weather breaks, and cold sodas, finally got those bolts inside completed. Various neighbors came by and mentioned they too had a tough time with the wiggly wire part of the installation. Not sure how else this could be accomplished other than cut more holes in the frame. 518742

Works good
Jerry - 06/07/2019


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2006 Cadillac DTS

The hitch arrived promptly; w/o damage to the box. The parts were all there and of good quality. I read the instructions and looked at the youtube video, which was very helpful. I installed it myself raising the back of the car by about 12 inches with a floor jack. Did not have to lower the exhaust. Installation took about an hour. All installations should be this easy. We will use the hitch for a bike rack, and , later, perhaps for a hitch carrier and an electric scooter. 424231

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This is the second hitch I've bought from etrailer. Both have worked out great. Fast shipping and easy to install. I'm 68 so if I can install them, most can. 402498

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I had it professionally installed (getting too old to do that stuff anymore on the garage floor). Took them less than an hour. Wiring is a different issue but that is not relevant to the hitch (its a Cadillac problem). Would recommend this product. Can hardly even see the unit, as it fits very nicely "up and under" the rear end. Will use it for a small, light utility trailer (5x10 max). Shipped very quickly. No problems of any kind. Sorry don't have pics. 345629

Works fine.
Ken B - 02/26/2018


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This was an easy install. I found the instructions very helpful. 221597

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Everything worked out just fine. Order was shipped fast. Am very pleased and will refer your company to other's. 64789

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I ordered a trailer hitch for my 2001 Cadillac, and received it within a few days. It mounted seamlessly, per the video and written script. I am entirely satisfied with my purchase. 36847

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The hitch arrived promptly and in good condition. The installation went with no problems. Watching the online video of the installation prior to trying it myself was a BIG help. 33403

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I have installed several and always find them to be exactly what is stated in company info. Easy and correct products. When I've had a problem customer service has been excellent in resolving the problem. 17736

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Fast I recieved the product I ordered in FAST time.\I haven't put it on my car yet, but it looks like it will do just fine. Thank you for such FAST service. 4196

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HITCH EXCELLENCE I have used several brands of hitches from etrailer and all have been exactly as advertised, no fuss no muss, straightforward info from the git-go. I can count on etrailer for accurate product information and quick service. What more could you ask? 3951


Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Minimum Accessory Shank Length for a Hitch on a 2002 Cadillac De Ville
    When we installed the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver, Class II # 36287 on a similar Cadillac DeVille to your 2002 model, we found that the center of the hitch pin hole sits 5 inches behind the rear bumper. If this hitch sits in the same place on your 2002 DeVille, you will need at least 5-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the hitch accessory to clear the bumper, and give yourself a bit of wiggle room. If you're looking to carry bikes on your DeVille,...
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  • Why Would a 2004 Cadillac Deville Need a Trailer Wiring Harness With a Trailer Hitch
    The need for a trailer wiring harness like the Curt Powered Tail Light Converter with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, # C59236, depends on how you plan to use the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 36287. If you are planning to tow a small trailer, then you will need to install the Curt trailer wiring kit to allow the lights on the trailer to be connected to the your Deville. The kit will wire into your existing vehicle wiring and will provide a 4 pole plug to connect to the trailer's electrical...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2004 Cadillac DeVille
    For your 2004 Cadillac DeVille, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class II Frame Receiver Hitch # 36287. This Class II trailer hitch is custom-designed and confirmed to fit your vehicle. It has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and a 3,500 pound towing capacity, although you will also want to check the capacity for the vehicle itself as listed in the owner's manual. I recommend this hitch over the Curt alternative also confirmed to fit your vehicle because unlike Curt, Draw-Tite does not require the...
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  • Hitch Placement of Draw-Tite Hitch part # 36287 on a 2001 Cadillac DeVille
    We have not installed one of these on a 2000-2005 DeVille. I have included a link to the instructions that shows where the hitch is in relation to the rear bumper. See the top left corner. The picture shows the drawbar in the hitch, but the drawbar can be removed when not in use. You will not be able to see much of the hitch unless you kneel down level with the car.
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit Recommendation for a Draw Tite Hitch part # 63287
    If you have the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36287 without mounting hardware and you are looking for the hardware to install it on a 2005 Cadillac DeVille I have a solution for you. You will need to go to the product page for the Replacement Hardware Kit part # RHK, select Draw Tite from the drop down menu, enter the part number 36287 in the box and hit add to cart and we will ship you out the correct components needed to install the hitch. The pricing is available on the product page. I...
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  • Trailer Hitch Options for the 2006 Cadillac SRX, CTS, DTS, STS, Escalade and Escalade EXT
    If you have a 2006 Cadillac SRX then you can use Curt hitch # C13050 or Draw-Tite hitch # 75174 for a Class III, 2 inch hitch or # C12106 for a Class II, 1-1/4 inch hitch. If you have a 2006 Cadillac CTS or STS you can use Draw-Tite # 24767 or Curt # C11307 which are both Class I, 1-1/4 inch hitches. If you have a 2006 Cadillac DTS you can use # 36287 or # C12058 which are both Class II, 1-1/4 inch hitches. If you have a 2006 Cadillac Escalade or Escalade EXT you can use Class...
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  • Hollywood HR1000 vs Saris Freedom 2 SA4412B Bike Rack Comparison
    Both the Hollywood Racks part # HR1000Z and the Saris Freedom 2 bike rack part # SA4412B are great bike racks. Either one would work well for you, but there are a couple differences between the racks that are worth noting that you should consider before you decide which would be the best for you. First off the Saris is lighter at 25 lbs when compared to the Hollywood which weighs 35 lbs. The Hollywood has a higher weight capacity of 90 lbs total, whereas the Saris can only carry 70 lbs...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Wiring for 2006 Cadillac DTS Towing a Small Utility Trailer
    Unless I am mistaken, it sounds like you are needing a receiver hitch. The Roadmaster Tracker Tow Bar you mentioned, part # RM-020 is intended for towing a car behind an RV. For your 2006 Cadillac DTS, I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class II Receiver Hitch, part # 36287. All necessary installation hardware, as well as the draw bar and the pin and clip used to hold the draw bar into the receiver is included. To complete your towing system, you will also need: Tow Ready Wiring Harness,...
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