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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Honda Odyssey - Curt

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2010 Honda Odyssey

Today on this 2010 Honda Odyssey were going to install part #: C13068 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the van. Next, well give you some measurements thatll 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 around 14 inches and from the center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper will be around four and a quarter inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First up, we have to go ahead and look for the mounting points underneath the van.

The hitch will use four threaded holes, two on each side. Well go ahead and pull them out and then well go ahead and clean out the threads. Well spray them down with a lubricant and then clean them up using a tube brush. Thatll be part #: 814092. Well use it to clean out the threads and well rinse them out a few times and then well go ahead and use the bolt to go ahead and test it to make sure we can run it in.

Well go ahead and clean out the remaining three holes on our hitch. Well go ahead and show you how the hardware works with the hitch. On the four bolts that go to the threaded holes well use a hitch bolt and a conical tooth washer. Well make sure that the teeth of the conical tooth washer always face towards the hitch. This will be the same on both sides, however on the driver side theyll be one extra hole which will use a different fastener.

Thatll use a carriage bolt, a block and a flange nut. Now, this hole in the hitch will line up an existing hole on the driver side of the frame. At this point we can go ahead and install the hitch. Well take the passenger side of the hitch, put it up over the exhaust tube to allow that to hold it for us while I push up the other side. Then well install our two threaded bolts on the driver side.

Once we have those installed well go back over to the passenger side and install the two bolts on that side. With the hitch loosely installed well go ahead and install the last piece of hardware on the driver side. Well take a bolt leader which comes with the kit, well run it through the hole were going to use and then out the access hole which is a little bit further up in the frame. Well take our block, thread the bolt leader through it and push into the frame. Then well thread our bolt into the bolt leader and well push it into the frame as well and then pull it out the hole. Well go ahead and remove the bolt leader and then install the flange nut. All right, at this point we have all our hardware loosely installed. Now we can go ahead and snug down the bolts and then well torque down the bolts as specified in the instructions. And thatll finish it for our install of part #: C13068 from Curt on our 2010 Honda Odyssey. .

Questions and Comments about this Video

An N.

we had a curt trailer hitch classIII-2" about 5-7 years ago at Attaches Montreal, now it rusts and rusting very badly, our odyssey is still in very good to look except that the hitch is an eyesore. I want to remove, paint it and put it back on, I tried with impact power wrench hut the four big bolts won't move and the small turned around but won't come off, I wonder can I use the torch heating the bolts. The gas tank is close by. Or is there any other method to remove the hitch safely. Thank you

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Reply from Jon G.

Have you tried hitting the bolts with a lubricant spray? Sometimes you'll need to do that a few times and let it sit for a bit to loosen up the bolts and nuts. You could maybe try some heat but since the gas tank is nearby that does scare me some. If you're able to get the bolts off then I definitely recommend installing it back into place with new hardware # RHK . Hitch mounting hardware is designed to only be torqued once, and if yours is all rusted then I would be even more hesitant to reuse it.

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