Download 2018 Honda Odyssey Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions – 1. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery: • Wrap a shop towel around the hood latch. • Remove the front bulkhead cover. • Remove the intake air tube. • Disconnect the negative cable from the battery. 2. Remove the rear bumper: • Apply masking tape as shown. • Remove six self-tapping screws, two clips, two large hex bolts, and two small hex bolts as shown. • Remove the self-tapping screw and one bolt. • With the help of an assistant, release nine retaining tabs on each side.
• With the help of an assistant, remove the rear bumper and unplug the vehicle connectors (if equipped). • Place the rear bumper on a blanket. 3. Using soap and water, lubricate the rubber mount and remove the muffler from the rubber mount. NOTE: Be careful not to damage the muffler. 4. Install the trailer hitch to the vehicle frame with six plain washers and six hex bolts. First, torque the hex bolts to 32 N·m (24 lb·ft) in the order shown below. Then, torque the hex bolts to 64 N·m (47 lb·ft) in the order shown below. Finally reconfirm the torque to 64 N·m (47 lb·ft) in the order shown below.