Download 2019 Acura RDX Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions – 1. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery. If the vehicle is equipped with a spare tire, continue with step 2; otherwise, go to step 5. With Spare Tire 2. Remove the cargo floor board. 3. Remove the spare tire plug cap. 4. Remove the spare tire plug to access the spare tire hoist shaft. Lower the spare tire completely. 5. Remove the lower panel. If the vehicle is equipped with the Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate, continue with step 6; if not, go to step 7.
With Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate 6. Remove the hands-free access unit. 7. Remove the four spring nuts from the lower panel. 8. Install the four spring nuts removed in step 7 to the hitch cover panel. NOTE: Make sure to install the spring nuts in the correct orientation. If the vehicle is equipped with the Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate, continue with step 9; if not, go to step 10. With Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate 9. Install the new hands-free access unit to the hitch cover panel with one clip and the three self-tapping screws removed in step 6.