Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Acura MDX - Draw-Tite

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2015 Acura MDX

Today, our 2015 Acura NDX, we're going to be taking a look at showing you how to install a draw-type, class three, match frame trailer hitch receiver. Part number 75225. This is what our hitch looks like when it's installed, as you can see, our crosstube is going to be completely hidden behind our bumper. The only thing you're going to see is your receiver tube, it's going to be a class three, two-inch by two-inch and then hitch pin hole's going to be 5/8ths-inch in diameter. This hole here in the back is going to be for a J-pin stabilization device only and what the J-pin is going to do, it's going to take the shake and rattle out of any of your hitch mount accessories. Here we have your safety chain loop. As opposed to the plate style or the ring style, which are going to run flat, this is more of a compact style that's going to come straight down off of your receiver tube. It's very thick, it's going to give you plenty of stability.

This hitch is also going to come with a pre-welded mounting plate for many different types of wiring for your trailer. This hitch is going to have a 900-pound max towing weight, the max towing weight is going to be the downward force on the receiver tube. It's going to add a 6,000-pound max trailer weight. That's going to be the trailer and the load included. Now you can use weight distribution with this hitch, the towing weight's going to be the same, 900 pounds max. However, the trailer weight is going to be 8,000 pounds max.

However, I do recommend checking your owner's manual to make sure that your vehicle can withstand that amount of weight. What you want to do is you want to take the lowest number between your hitch and your vehicle and go with that number. Now we will give you a couple measurements to help you on deciding on any hitch mount accessories you may need, such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. In the center of the hitch pin hole, to the outermost part of the bumper will be about two and a half inches. From the ground to the top of the innermost part of the receiver tube will be about 14 and a half inches. Now, let's show you how to get this installed. To begin our installation, we need to lower our spare tire.

To get to our spare tire, we need to remove that tray and you're going to see a rubber plug right here. You're going to use your tool from your kit to lower your tire. I'm going to use a different tool just to make it a little faster. Now that we have our spare tire down on the ground, we're going to take this plastic piece and we're going to feed it up on the wire and go ahead and pass it through the hole first. Then we're going to put our tire out of the way. Next what we want to do is we're going to spray some lubricant inside of our existing well nuts and then take a brush, we're just going to scrape them out and clean them up.

It's a good idea to take your bolt, hand-turn it up inside the hole to make sure you got it cleaned out. You're going to want to do this with all six of your mounting points. Now, with an extra set of hands, go ahead and place the hitch into place, you're going to take your bolt, count it to two . make sure your teeth are facing toward the hitch, and you're going to do that with all six bolts. Tighten down all of our hardware, I'm going to use a 7/8ths-inch socket and we're going to repeat that process on the other side. Now that we have all of our hardware tightened down we're going to torque it down to the specifications listed in the introduction. Now that we have our hitch installed, we can reinstall our spare tire and we're going to do it in the reverse order that we did when we took it off. That'll do it for the draw tight, class three, match-frame trailer hitch receiver, part number 75225 on our 2015 Acura NDX.

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