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Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, Bumper Tow Bolt in Cadillac SRX Forums; Picking up a 2008 SRX V6 tomorrow. On both the front and rear bumper is a square cover that when ...
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    REDSRXTX is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Bumper Tow Bolt

    Picking up a 2008 SRX V6 tomorrow. On both the front and rear bumper is a square cover that when removed exposes a threaded fitting which I have been told is for a tow bolt. Where is the tow bolt stored on the car? Thaks in advance fo ryour help.

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    in my 04 it was always in the storage bins underneath the windows in the trunk. Not sure if that changed with the interior redesign

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    Re: Bumper Tow Bolt

    I think in 08 they started to not come with car you had to purchase it at dealer.

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    Re: Bumper Tow Bolt

    Yes... I believe with the 07 Models, they stopped leaving the tow bolts for the end user.

    Many 4x4 shops will have them.

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    Re: Bumper Tow Bolt

    Your friendly tow operator has one.

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    Re: Bumper Tow Bolt

    I began a thread on this a while ago (my '08 has a front and back cover, but only the rear has a threaded fitting behind it!). I think the general consensus at the time was that the main purpose of these fittings were that they were to be used as tie-downs for SRX's being shipped overseas on a ship. Most responders questioned the structural integrity of our SRX bumpers to use the tow point/bolt for anything more than getting pulled out of a fairly level situation where you're stuck. It's not to be used for towing substantial distances or pulling the vehicle out of a situation that would put alot of stress on the bumper - use with significant caution or it might do alot of damage to your bumper and the support brackets.

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