Download 2018 Honda Pilot Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions – 1. Remove the cargo lid. 2. Remove the spare tire plug cap. 3. Remove the spare tire plug to access the spare tire hoist shaft. Lower the spare tire completely. 4. Remove the rear bumper lower face. 5. Remove the two clip nuts from the rear bumper lower face, and install them on the trailer hitch cover. 6. Install the trailer hitch cover to the rear bumper with six retaining tabs, two clips, two self-tapping screws, and two bolts removed in step 4.
7. Loosely secure the trailer hitch to the vehicle with six flange bolts, then tighten the six flange bolts. Torque the six flange bolts to 95 N·m (70 lb·ft) NOTE: Have an assistant help you when installing the trailer hitch. 8. Spare Tire Installation:. • Before raising the spare tire back into the vehicle, make sure the spare tire hoist bar is centered in the hub opening of the wheel. • Raise the spare tire. If the hoist bar is correctly positioned, the spare tire will be close to level as it is raised.