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  • Does Fascia Need To Be Trimmed When Installing Curt Front Hitch # 31322 On 2008 Chevy Silverado Z71
  • The instructions for installing the Curt 2 Inch Front Hitch # 31322 on a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 does say that you will need to trim the fascia as needed. You will install the side plates of the hitch to the vehicles frame rails. Then, you will attach the hitch crossmember to the side plates on the vehicle. This will show you where the fascia will need to be trimmed to gain access to the hitch receiver tube. I am including a link to the installation instructions for the Curt...
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  • Recommended Replacement Black Rubber Trim Options
  • Yes, the Rubber Trim for RVs, Boats, and Utility Vehicle Trim Molding # SR86ZR only comes in black, however this is 15' and it is offered in a longer 30' length should you be interested: -Rubber Trim for RVs, Boats, and Utility Vehicle Trim Molding # SR45ZR. These trims measure 1/8" wide, 5/8" tall, and 15'/30' long.
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  • Toll Kit Recommendation for Removing Vehicle Trim for Trailer Wiring Installation
  • The Multi-Function Trim Tool # PT56WJ does replace a handful of tools so that part is helpful, but I actually recommend going with the Multi-Wedge Pry Tool Set # PTW80647 and the Trim Pad Remover # ALL648544. The pry tool set is made of a hard plastic as opposed to the metal that we see with the multi-function kit so you don't have to worry about scratching any surfaces on the vehicle during the installation, and then I like the trim pad remover because it's much more sturdy than the trim...
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  • Trimming Front Fascia/Air Dam to Install Front Mount Trailer Hitch on a 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • The instructions for installing the Curt 2 Inch Front Hitch # 31322, see link, on a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 do say that you will need to trim the fascia as needed. First, you will install the side plates of the hitch to the vehicles frame rails. Then attach the hitch crossmember to the side plates on the truck. This will show you where the fascia will need to be trimmed to gain access to the hitch receiver tube. The instructions do not show where the fascia has to be trimmed because...
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  • Fitment of Rubber Trim for Vehicle Trim Molding
  • The Rubber Trim for Vehicle Trim Molding, # SR78FR is 7/8" as shown in the attached and identified as fitting 3/4" tracks as measured on the inside, such as your measurement is taken.
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  • Choosing The Correct 4-Way Wiring Harness For a 2020 Chrysler Pacifica
  • The Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118723 is designed to work with the LX and Touring Trims of your 2020 Chrysler Pacifica. These trims do not have LED tail lights. For your Limited trim you will need either the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C56322 or Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118712. To ensure correct fitment it is best to check your VIN number to ensure that you get the correct kit. The 7th Digit of your VIN number will tell you what trim level you...
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  • Is The Rubber Trim for RVs, Boats, and Utility Vehicle Trim Molding Sold By The Foot?
  • The Rubber Trim for RVs, Boats, and Utility Vehicle Trim Molding # SR78FR that you mentioned is not sold by the foot, so if you need 33', then I recommend using one # SR78FR and one # SR96ZR for a total of 35'. Since this is a bit longer than what you need you can just trim the excess with a pair of scissors # CG82VR. Additionally, both of these seals measure the 3/8" wide x 7/8" tall that you need.
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  • Curt 4-Way Flat Vehicle Wiring Harness Compatibility For a 2006 Jeep Liberty
  • There is not a difference in the wiring hook ups on the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C55382 for a 2006 Jeep Liberty Sport Trim or Limited Trim. The Sport trim is more of a base trim while the Limited trim will have more features and exterior brightwork. The taillights and connectors will all be the same. The Mounting Brackets # 18144 and # 18140 will allow you to secure the 4-way flat wiring to your receiver with no drilling.
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  • Does the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 76288 Require Trimming On a 2020 BMW X5
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76288 is the perfect option for a 2020 BMW X5 as it has a hidden cross tube which means only the receiver tube will be present, therefore the overall look once installed will be very sleek. That said, because of the hidden and sleek design you will need to do some slight trimming to a plastic trim panel under the vehicle's rear bumper fascia. However, this trimming is very minor and unnoticeable from outside the vehicle so please don't...
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  • Front Mount Hitch Fascia Trimming Required for a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado Duramax
  • All of the front mount hitches for the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado may require trimming of the black plastic fascia, that is mounted under the front bumper of your truck, depending on how the front bumper is mounted to the frame on each individual vehicle. Since you have a Duramax engine in your truck, you most likely need a front mount hitch that will fit a 2500 or 3500 series pickup. The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, item # 65028, for the 2500 and 3500 series trucks does...
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  • Installation Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness and Removing Trim on 2014 Subaru Forester
  • The instructions indicate that the factory wiring connector in your Forester is under the cargo tray on the driver's side. We have found the connector in the Forester to be behind the driver's side panel in the cargo area, where the instructions suggest to look for a XV Crosstrek. These connectors do not always end up in the same place every time, as you said, things change. The installation instructions for the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C56040 are linked for you. Our...
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  • Photo of Trimming Required for Draw-Tite Hitch for 2021 GMC Acadia
  • The trimming of the underbody panel required on the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76023 for a 2021 GMC Acadia is very minor. I have attached a photo below. It is on the underside of the vehicle so it won't be noticeable. The panel is also removable so you can always replace it if needed like for leased vehicles. The best tool to use for trimming is a dremel but I understand not everyone has one so you can use some heavy duty shears or a razor knife.
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  • Trimming Required to Install Curt 2-Inch Hitch C13396 on 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
  • Curt 2-inch hitch # C13396 is a confirmed fit on the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport without the 5+2 seating feature. This hitch installation will require trimming of both the underbody panel and lower fascia. There can be some variance in the exact fit of these trim components on the vehicle and this means that there can also be some slight variance in the amount of trimming required. Curt's instructions, which are linked for you, recommend trimming out a section of the bumper fascia...
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  • Is Heat Sheild Trimming to Install Curt Hitch C13200 Safe
  • Sometimes it can be pretty hard to get a hitch to fit on modern vehicles due to the way newer vehicles have almost excessive fascias and heat shields at the rear under the bumpers. The manufacturers of the vehicles tend to be overly cautious with the placement of heat shields in most cases. To install the Curt hitch part # C13200 there is some heat shield trimming required. Curt has tested and found that the trimming required does not adversely affect anything so it is totally safe.
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  • Do Front Hitches for 2018 Ford E-450 Require Trimming Fascia
  • For your 2021 E-450 motorhome chassis the only front hitch that fits is the Draw Tite part # 65053 which does require fascia trimming. Due to the front bumper/fascia design of your vehicle if you didn't trim the fascia the hitch would hang really low. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Instructions for Trimming Under Body Panel on a BMW 1 Series 135i
  • The under body panel that needs to be trimmed is at the rear of the vehicle underneath behind the rear fascia. The rear fascia itself will not need to be trimmed. Detailed trimming information is provided in the installation instructions, see drawing and instructions link. The best way to trim these parts is to take them off the vehicle and use a Dremel with cut off disc. A steady hand is required, and the edges can be touched up with a small file. A razor knife is also an option, but...
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  • Is Trimming Required To Install A Trailer Hitch On a 2020 Subaru Outback
  • In order to install a trailer hitch on a 2020 Subaru Outback you will need to trim the rear lower bumper fascia but this is unavoidable and very minor because it cannot be seen from the outside of the vehicle. The amount of cutting will vary depending on which hitch you choose but if you are looking for the option with the least amount of trimming that would be the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C67JR. I have attached a photo of the required trimming for you but again this is very minor...
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  • Does Stealth Hitches Trailer Hitch For 2021 BMW X5 Require Bumper Trimming
  • That's a good question, and there is no type of fascia or bumper trimming needed in order to install the Stealth Hitches # SH89VR or # SH25VR on your 2021 BMW X5. The bumper and fascia remains intact, though there is a small piece under the vehicle you will need to trim. This is a rock/gravel guard that needs a portion of it trimmed, and I added a photo with an arrow pointing the section out so you can see for yourself (the yellow circles are not relevant to the trimming, it's just the...
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  • Is Trimming Required for Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver On 2021 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Lux
  • I checked the installation instructions for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13395 and they stated there may be trimming of the exhaust bezel on certain models. I checked out our reviews and found others with the Latitude Lux trim, there was no mention of trimming in their review so you should be good to go. That said, I don't think we've had this trim in to say for certain. It's very minor trimming anyhow even if required.
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  • Does Install of Draw-Tite 76288 Require Bumper Trimming on 2020 BMW X5
  • According to Draw-Tite, fascia trimming would indeed be required to install the # 76288 on your 2020 BMW X5. The good news is that the trimming is done to the underside of the fascia, so the trimmed area isn't very visible from the rear of the vehicle, as shown in the provided photo. All the hitches offered for the 2020 X5 will require some trimming, compared to the Stealth # SH89VR, the Draw-Tite # 76288 would require a very small amount of trimming.
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