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Installing a Draw Tite-Hitch On A 2020 Acura RDX


Are there any videos to help with installation? Installing on my 2020 Acura RDX.


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We don't currently have a video for installing the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" Item # 76268 on the 2020 Acura RDX however, I am an installer here so I can walk you through step by step how to install it.

1. Remove your spare tire
2. Take a strap and run it under your exhaust pipe at the rear axle. I like to hook each side to the spring. Synch the strap up against the exhaust pipe.
3. Spray each of the rubber exhaust hangers in front of and behind the mufflers with soapy water.
4. Use a pry bar, long screw driver, or channel locks to pry each of the rubber hangers off the rods.
5. Slowly lower the exhaust with the strap but do not let it hang free. You just want to lower it enough to give you room to work.
6. On the inside of each frame rail you will find weld nuts. You will be using the two most rear ones on each side. Take one of the bolts in your kit and hand thread it into each one of the weld nuts. If any of them cannot be hand threaded into the weld nut it needs to be cleaned. Spray some lubricant inside and take a tube brush and clean the threads. After cleaning repeat hand threading bolt into weld nut.
7. Take a bolt from your kit, slide on a conical tooth washer, make sure the teeth are facing the hitch, raise the hitch up into position and thread the bolt into on of the weld nuts. Repeat this for each weld nut being used for the hitch.
8. Once all hardware is installed, torque each to the specifications listed in the instructions.
9. Once torqued, spray each of the rubber hangers with soapy water again, raise exhaust back up and slide each of the rubber hangers back onto the rods.
10. Once all hangers are back in place remove the strap.
11. Reinstall your spare tire. You may have to slide the most rear portion of the tire over the hitch cross tube prior to fully securing the tire up to the bottom of the vehicle.
12. Once you have fully installed your spare tire your set.

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Shane H

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