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Re: How to: OEM hitch Install

Or why advertise the awesome towing capability of the diesel and not include a hitch on every trim.

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Re: How to: OEM hitch Install

Awesome thread. Thanks for this tutorial. It came in handy!
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Re: How to: OEM hitch Install

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The dealer we bought the WK2 from was supposed to have activated the trailer wiring when we purchased it. I installed the hitch the trailer plug later at home. I checked the plug with a trailer wiring tester and it is only lighting on the 12V pin. Also confirmed with a meter that I only see voltage between the 12V pin and ground. Can someone confirm that this means the dealer didn't activated the wiring like they said they did and charged me for it?
Just incase someone else runs across this same thing. Yes the purchasing dealer were lazy jerks, who did not enable the wiring via the sales code and computer flash. Fortunately our more local dealer took care of it and did not charge for it.
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So I bought the oem tow hitch for my 2016 wk2 ecodiesel. I will probably install it when weather is warmer. I am competent with some mechanical things but I've never used a saw sawzall before. My father in law has one I can use....is it super difficult? Don't want to ruin the bumper.
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Re: How to: OEM hitch Install

I would not use a Sawzall. May be too rough. I used an oscillating tool with a fine tooth blade then a sharp fresh utility blade to clean it up. Just follow the markings on the back of the bumper and the shroud will cover all cut marks.
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What about a jigsaw?
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Re: How to: OEM hitch Install

Drill some 3/8" holes on the inside of the corners and at the halfway points of the outline for the opening and play connect the dots. You'll have cleaner lines and it's easy. A dremel or a jigsaw will work fine.
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I installed my hitch but i had a hard time trying to tighten the bolt on passenger side towards the front. My torque wrench didn't fit. Any tips?
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How to: OEM hitch Install

Use another wrench, it's a hitch not a head install.
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I tried I think I need to use a crowsfoot. I put everything back together last week. I can access it from underneath. Going to tighten it further with a 3/8 ratchet that fits then crows foot with my torque wrench.
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Re: How to: OEM hitch Install

I just did the first 5, gauged the feel nessecary for that torque then tried to apply the same on the last one with a wrench that fit.
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Re: How to: OEM hitch Install

Just did this last night thanks to the OPs pictures and helpful guide. Though I have a 2014, the process is basically the same. Need to cut the notches in the bottom of the plastic bumper even though the instructions don't say so. Pulling the fascia off was a little unnerving. Would have been less so if i had a trim tool as opposed to a screwdriver (thankfully I didn't mess up the paint. A second set of hands certainly helps. A Dremel or similar tool would have made the cutting process easier. I had to improvise with a small handheld wood pull saw, but it worked. Saved me about $600 bucks compared to what the dealer wanted to do it. Thanks to everyone's comments! made it really easy!
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