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 ...
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.
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.
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?
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?