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Procedure and Hardware for Trailer Hitch Installation on a 2012 Chevy Malibu

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after drilling the 1/2inch holes, why not just use self tapping bolts?

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The frame is hollow so there is nothing for self-tapping hardware to grip. Also, frame steel is generally very strong and can even require a special drill bit (rotabroach) so self-tapping hardware would have an even harder time installing. I have linked a video showing a typical installation for you and a link to the instructions.

If you plan on doing some towing then the correct ball mount is # 36065. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch use # 19258. For trailer wiring use # 118450. I have linked a video for the wiring as well.

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