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Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, SRX trailer hitch in Cadillac SRX Forums; Has anyone added a hitch to theirr SRX? Does anyone have a picture of a hitch on their SRX. I ...
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    lloydbraun is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    SRX trailer hitch

    Has anyone added a hitch to theirr SRX? Does anyone have a picture of a hitch on their SRX. I am thinking of adding one, but would like to know how hard is it to install and get an idea of what it will look like after.

    Please advise.
    Lloyd

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    Red face Re: SRX trailer hitch

    I got a draw tite through hirch on line. A 2 in receiver it sticks out a little but has mor versatility than the factory oem 11/4 inch receiver.

    dwf

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    Re: SRX trailer hitch

    Have my hitch in my files, but don't know how to transfer it here, so I'll post the link to the thread with it:

    http://cadillacforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11511

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    Re: SRX trailer hitch

    Bought a DRAWTITE Class III (2 inch) from "etrailer.com" part# 75174 $175.14 plus shipping $34.73.
    Ordered the wiring harness from Cadillac that has a plug (part# 12499575 list price $61.25) that sandwiches between the rear tail lighting system harness plug under the rear bumper on the drivers side. I have the factory trailering package that may be why I have the wiring harness split for sandwiching the trailer wiring harness. If if you don't have the split plug you'll need to buy an aftermarket trailer wiring loom.
    Install instructions are on the etrailer web site as part of the DRAWTITE model page.
    The instructions say to trim the muffler heat shield which I didn't do but instead just bent it by hand to accomodated the hitch and stll protect the spare from muffler heat.
    The hardest part for me on the install was cutting off the muffler hanging bracket stud (just 1 of the 3 on each side) even using my air driven cutoff tool. Hard steel studs that must have taken 15 minutes each to cut off.
    Used LOCTITE thead lock on the six mounting bolts.
    Also, if you have load leveling, the air compressor is on the passenger side tucked up in back behind the rear wheel and uses mounting attachment points that are blocked with the hitch mounting plate so you'll need to improvise that too.

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    Re: SRX trailer hitch

    Have the factory hitch. Expensive and does not have the capacity of the 2" but is much less noticeable and less prone to drag at sharp attack angles...

    SYROB

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    Re: SRX trailer hitch

    AND......the factory hitch requires no modifications (except a little trimming of the bottom lip of the rear facia---very easy). Includes the wiring and tow bar. All I had to do was add a 2" ball.

    Now, trying to find a 1 1/4" receiver plug cover. A decent and befitting one. Been a year now, and haven't found one yet!

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    Re: SRX trailer hitch

    Here ya go. http://1licenseplates.com/towcover.html They are available in a 2" or 1 1/4" shaft size. You can pick your choice of finish and style of Logo.

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    Re: SRX trailer hitch

    WOW--Exactly what I was looking for. A tad expensive, but what the H! Ordered.

    Thanks

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    Re: SRX trailer hitch

    I had the Caddy hitch, and wiring, and transmission cooler installed when I bought the SRX. Very satisfied. I tow a 5 x 8 enclosed trailer, so the Class II hitch is just fine.

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    Re: SRX trailer hitch

    Could you tell me how much weight you tow? I am considering getting a towing package installed, but will it pull my 2000 lbs boat?

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    Re: SRX trailer hitch

    Could you tell me the parts they installed? My dealership here in Wisconsin is clueless. Also, what is the weight of the trailer you tow? I wonder if I get the cadi hitch if I can tow my 2000 lbs. boat and trailer?

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    Re: SRX trailer hitch

    HI SRXr's
    Just bought my second X upgraded from an 04 to an 08. Installed the 1 1/4 hitch on my 04 no problem.
    Now want to do same with my 08 and am encountering difficulties.
    1st is wiring for the LED's - all aftermarket trailer companies have are the hardwired kit which I was trying to avoid. The dealer plug is an option but there is only the one part.
    I am also limited by having the "performance" fascias.
    Has anyone without the tow package and LED's been able to install the wiring to the non split plug?
    Many Tanks

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