Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Chevrolet Equinox - Curt

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox


Today, on this 2006 Chevrolet Equinox, we're going to install part number C12291 from Curt. This is the Curt Class 2 inch and 1-1/4 receiver hitch. All right. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the Equinox. Next, we'll go ahead and give you some measurements that will help you out selecting some accessories such as the bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of a hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper comes out about 4-1/4 inches. At the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is about 14 inches. Now, we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First step to install our hitch, let's go ahead and remove its cover at the bottom of the bumper here.

It's a small plastic rivet. You can pull up the center using a flat-tip screwdriver and you ahead and remove it. Only one on each side. Go ahead and see where a hitch attaches to the vehicle. We're looking at the passenger's side here and see there's two throttle holes on the side of a frame close to the bumper. All right.

At the center of a bumper there's the two throttle holes as well. Now on the driver's side there's two additional throttle holes that are hidden behind the exhaust. They're on the side of the frame as well just like the passenger's side. Okay. Now, let's go ahead and clean up the threads. The older the vehicle is, the dirtier the threads are going to get.

In this case, we're going to use a tube brush to help clean up the threads. This is part number 814092. We'll go ahead and use that and your favorite lubricant and go ahead and clean up the threads. You want to keep cleaning up the threads until you can install along with metric fixed bolts. Now you want to continue all the threads on the vehicle before we install the hitch. Next we'll go ahead and show you how the hardware works with the hitch.

You use the metric bolt and a inaudible 00:02:06 washer. I'm going to show you the teeth of the washer always face towards the hitch. This particular vehicle is going to be the same on all the holes on a hitch, okay Now, this point we can go ahead and put the hitch into place. We're going to get extra other hands to hold up and get the hardware started. Okay, with all the hardware started, we'll go ahead and tighten on the bolts. Okay, we're tightening down our bolts with a 19-millimeter socket. Torque them down as specified in the instructions. Now, when you tighten on this bolt here, the head of the bolt slightly land with the hitch. It's a good idea to use a lavoc 00:03:39 extension like we have or maybe a universal or swivel. With all the bolts tighten down properly, we're finish with our install. Now, do it with part number C 12291 from Curt, a class 2 inch and 1-1/4 receiver hitch on our 2006 Chevrolet Equinox. .


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