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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Honda Odyssey - Curt

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2014 Honda Odyssey

Today on our 2014 Honda Odyssey, we'll be installing the Curt trailer hitch, part number C13068. Now, this is what the hitch looks like installed on our van. Now, we'll give you a couple measurements that will help you select accessories like bike racks and cargo carriers. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is roughly 13 inches, and from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper, is about 6 inches. Now, let's go and see how it's installed. The first step is going to be to remove this panel right here, and we do that by removing these three fasteners. We'll also need to remove this hex head bolt up here and the screw up here.

After the hardware is removed, our panel just drops out of place. One thing we're going to do here before we get ready to install the hitch, we're going to clean out the threads and the holes that we're going to mount our hardware to. To do that, spray some kind of lubricant up there. Take tube brush and just brush them out. Now, this tube brush we're using is also available on our website, it's part number 814092.

Now, there is hardware included for the kit which we're also going to mount a third bolt back here. I'll show you how to do that in just couple minutes. Here's our mounting locations, the weld nuts for the passenger side of the vehicle. We're going to repeat the same process we did on the driver side to spray them out and clean them up with tube brush. This is the hardware we'll be using for four of the mounting locations. Use this washer.

We'll always make sure the teeth of the washer faces up against the bottom of the hitch. Just take our bolt and washer, feed it up into place. This third location back here is the one we're going to mount through the frame. To do that, we'll take one of our bolt guides, take our block with a carriage bolt and we'll bolt through the frame onto the top of the hitch and we'll secure with this nut on the bottom. Through this, a bolt guide we're going to be using.

We're going to feed it through here and now through this side. With the bolts guide routed through, we'll add our block over there and thread our bolt in. We'll then feed the hardware into the frame. Pull on the bolts guide and drops right out. Now, we can get ready to mount our hitch onto our van, and it always helps to have a second set of hands around to help do this. In this application if you don't have somebody else to help you, you can always use the exhaust on the passenger side to hold the hitch up momentarily while we secure our hitch on the driver side. With the flange nut holding the hitch up on the driver side, we'll go ahead and move over to the passenger side of the van and secure the hitch over here using two of the four bolts I showed you earlier. We'll move back over to the driver side, and I'll put the other two bolts in. Now, with the hardware in place, we'll snug the bolts down. With the bolts tightened up on the hitch, we'll go ahead and torque them to the amount specified in the instructions. Now, the panel we removed earlier can be installed if you wish, this is optional. If you want to install it, just slide back into place, line up your factory mounting points, and reinstall using the factory hardware. That concludes today's installation of the Curt trailer hitch part number C13068 on our 2014 Honda Odyssey. .

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