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Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, SRX Trailer Hitch in Cadillac SRX Forums; sgilbert: Can you verify your kit PN 12498643? My guy looked up that number and found it to be a ...
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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    sgilbert:

    Can you verify your kit PN 12498643? My guy looked up that number and found it to be a shift kit for $50 or so????

    Also, how long did the install take you? Was there a transcooler in the kit?

    Thanks

    Jeff

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    whats funny is my dad talked to some dude about the trailer package. They said we were one of the first to get it and when we got are car all we had was the wiring. My dad was pretty p/o but its cool whatever. Now we need to install a custom hitch.

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    OOPS-----GM Part #: 12498654. I just checked it from the box.

    The kit includes hitch, wiring harness, and all bolts & nuts. Also included are draw bar and pin, but no ball.

    This kit is for the SRX's ordered WITH trailer package (which only has HD cooling and wiring). I would think it would work for those not ordered with it, but not sure.

    No tranny cooler offered.

    Took about 2 hours, but IF I had to do it again---probably 1 1/2 hours.

    Again, Caddy "screwed" us all by implying the trailer pkg was complete, when it was FAR from it.

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    Thanks sgilbert

    I take it your SRX came with the trailer towing package?

    What parts were missing from the kit?

    Thanks.

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    Nothing was MISSING. Caddy offers a "Trailering Equipment" option when ordering. (read right from my window sticker). It only includes HD Cooling and wiring. Price $250 List

    You must order from your dealer's parts dept. the Hitch kit #: 12498654 at $357.14 List plus installation, if so desired. That's over $500 for the total package.

    Can you say "rip"?

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    The towing weight is not dependent on the powertrain, it is dependent on the cooling package. 1000 lb for the base cooling package (electric cooling fan) and 3500 lb with the heavy duty cooling package (the cooling fan is mounted on the engine). This is true for both V6 and V8.

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    Does anyone know if a Class III hitch receiver is available, one with a 2" receiver?

    Thanks,
    Bob M

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    I called all over when I initially learned I was NOT getting the actual hitch. Over 6 manufacturers checked, and NONE available. Some working on it---Summer or Fall availability.

    Apparently the GM/Caddy hitch is the only game in town!

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    Sgilbert, my v8 has the trailering package and the engine blockheater. I can tell the enginer blockheater is there because I see the power plug. But how do I tell the the trailering package is there besides from the paper.

    Does your SRX has the 3rd row seat. The headrests of the 3rd row seat do not go all the way down. If I turn it around, then it go all the way down, but will not stay half way up. Do you have any ideas?

    Thanks.

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    The trailering "package" (what a nis-nomer!) includes wiring and HD Cooling.

    The wiring, if I'm not mistaken, only involves a plug behind the rear bumper so that the harness that comes with the hitch from GM can just plug into it.

    The HD coolling involves, and I may be mistaken, adds 2 electric fans in front of the radiator.

    Yes, I have the 3rd seat. Tou have to MANUALLY remove them and store them under the long skinny hatch just inside the rear hatch. Mine are there forever!!

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    Thanks. You may want to try out the 3rd row headrest. It works well when a teller kid is sitting there. but it is funny that I have to install it in different way for the height level. I'm going to find out more from the dealer's service department.

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    Audi had a very custom hitch made for the allroad. it was 250 bucks or so for the product, plus $700 to install it (8 hours labor). they had to remove he whole rear of the car to put it in. I got extra parts when I was done...

    they did a very nice job with the hitch though. it is completely hidden and the tongue slides up into it (looks like a 90 degree angle). useless if you want to use it for hitch style bike or ski racks, but I have those on the roof so it doesnt matter.

    my caddy dealer told me the hitch was aftermarket and they didnt make one (obviously wrong!)

    thanks guys

    bk

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch - need clarification

    I just purchased a SRX with the V8 and "trailering equipment" option - $250. Now I want the actual hitch installed by the dealer. Do I still need to order the wiring harness or just the hitch ? Anyone with the trailering equipment option put a hitch on yet ? If so how much is just the hitch vs. the wiring ? at retail or dealer cost...

    my dealer was apologetic as they didn't know what to do so I actually gave them the part numbers from this site and they agreed to get the pieces at cost.

    This site is a big help.

    Thanks,
    DS

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    If you gave them the right #, it all comes in 1 box. I includes hitch, all bolts & nuts, receiver bar, and all wireing. Even the install instructions. You only need the appropriate ball.

    I did it myself---with a little help. I did have a set of ramps, which I backed up onto, which were indespensible! About 1 1/2 hours, but could do another in 1/2 that time.

    Dealer cost WAS (in April) $250, and list about $358. My dealer let me have it for cost + 10%.

    Now, I need to find a 1 1/4" receiver cap that is befitting a Cadillac's stature and prestige!

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    I have never seen a Caddy in that color please post a full pic of your car. I know they offer it but I just have not seen one before.

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