Download 2019 Acura MDX Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions – Removing the Vehicle Parts 1. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery: • Wrap a shop towel around the hood latch. • Remove the front bulkhead cover. • Remove the air intake tube. • Disconnect the negative cable from the battery. 2. Pull each lever and fold down the left and right third row seats. 3. Open the cargo lid. 4. Remove the cargo lining. 5. Remove the rear junction box cover. 6. Locate and remove the rubber plug to access the spare tire hoist shaft. Lower the spare tire completely.
7. Under the vehicle, locate and remove the rear bumper lower face. Installing the Trailer Hitch 8.Remove the four clip nuts from the rear bumper lower face and transfer the four clip nuts to the trailer hitch cover. 9. Using a utility knife, cut out the trailer hitch cover as shown. Remove any burrs. 10. Install the trailer hitch cover to the rear bumper. Secure the trailer hitch cover using the 10 retaining tabs, two 6 x 14 mm washer-bolts included in the kit, and the two bolts removed in step 7. 11. Install the socket harness 7-pin socket to the trailer hitch with one 6 x 16 mm flange bolt, one 6 x 19 mm shoulder bolt, and two flange nuts.