Home Auto Repair 2012 Acura MDX Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions

2012 Acura MDX Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions

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Download Installation : 1. Make sure you have the anti-theft code for the radio, then write down the frequencies for the preset buttons. 2. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery. 3. Open the tailgate. Open the trim cover. Using the vehicle wheel wrench, lower the spare tire completely. 4. Remove the rear bumper trim from the rear bumper (10 clips). Set the rear bumper trim aside, it will not be reused. 5. When the exhaust system has cooled down, remove the two rubber mounts that secure the left muffler to the body, then carefully lower the left muffler. Remove the rubber mounts and lower the right muffler. 6. Remove the left heat shield (three washer bolts). 7. Remove the right heat shield (three washer bolts). 8. Position the left bracket on the body, and install it with four 14 x 40 mm washer bolts and four 14 mm washers. Torque the bolts to 75 N.m (55 lb-ft). 9. Install the right bracket. 10. Install the socket bracket to the trailer hitch with two 6 x 16 mm flange bolts. 11. When the help of an assistant, position the trailer hitch under the body. Loosely install the two 12 x 33 mm washer bolts with two 12 mm washers, and the four 14 x 40 mm washer bolts with four 14 mm washers. 12. Torque the four 14 x 40 mm washer bolts to 95 N.m (70 lb-ft), then torque the two 12 x 33 mm washer bolts to 58 N.m (42 lb-ft). 13. Reinstall the heat shields and rubber mounts. 14. Lift up the lock handle and remove the rear cargo floor lid. 15. Turn the knobs, then remove the cover from the rear cargo tray.