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 ...
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.
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.
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. 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.
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!)
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.