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Old 06-11-2012, 12:19 AM
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Re: Trailer hitch option. Anyone added it?

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I think the smaller bezel cover will work if it is the one with SRT stamped on it. PM recdog, he should have the accurate parts list since he already added the hitch.

which one is the one with the SRT stamp on it?

i would so much want that, btw is it the one with the SRT engraving if so, then whats the difference in the big and the small one, if there was a difference please clarify with pics?

and whats the part number
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Re: Trailer hitch option. Anyone added it?

Hammerhead im doing the exact thing your doing. i called the srt hotline and its a joke. i called my dealership mopar and i bought the hitch from them the parts guy said that you need the enlarged bezel to fit over the hitch because it does stick out farther then the bumper. i dono if you are mechanically inclined at all but seems the hardest part of the install is taking off the rear bumper which i have no idea have to do. let me know if you find anything more about this and ill do the same for you. im gonna try to install mine tomorrow so ill let you know how it goes.
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Re: Trailer hitch option. Anyone added it?

So far I have the SRT hitch cover, the hitch and the electrical plug for a 4/7 pin light hookup. My salesman measured the new hitch bezel and it seems to have the same outer dimesions as the non hitch bezel. I am having a fender flare replaced from the two sided tape coming undone, so waiting for it to come in and get painted and then I will take it in to have it all done at once. Prob be July before I can say what all is actually needed.

Someone posted an additional part number which looked to be a rear valance for a hitch. However, no one has been able to say if there are two different versions yet. Im hopping not because it was around $330 bucks. One good thing is all these bezel parts dont have to be painted, as they are all gloss black on all the different colored models and come that way.
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Re: Trailer hitch option. Anyone added it?

Well under further investigation NewSRT-8 is right. There is a full tube bumper that goes all the way across and behind the rear fascia. Where the posts slip into the frame rails and bolt up. I worried it will be impossible to slide it out without removing the full rear fascia. I was hoping the post would un bolt front the cross pieces but they look to be welded. What a PITA. The last thing I wan to do is take off the rear fascia with all the fitting issues that are out there.

On an up note, all you need is the hitch and SRT bezel. Hitch comes with the wiring console and all the WK2 SRT's come pre wired with the traler light female pig tail. You literally just plug the jumper in and you have a 4/7 plug socket. The big problem is removing the rear fascia and I think that involves romoving the taillights, unplugging all sensors and other marker and backup lights. Not to mention the numerous body clips and snap together breakable fasteners. I also think some of the interior around the rear may have to be unfastened.



** It may have not been obvious, but the full tube bumper has to come out so the new receiver hitch can be put in its place. It does not slide in the frame rail sockets. It just bolts inbetween the frame rails. I wonder if a plasma cutter would trash the rear fascia before you could cut those frame posts off? Dont worry, Im looking for an easier way out.
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Re: Trailer hitch option. Anyone added it?

Well hammerhead I am disappointed that the community couldn't help me to much on the install and had to just experiment with the install but I did it today. You don't have to remove the headlights you do have to take off the rear fascia and it was a pita but it's done and I'm glad I saved the money and did it myself. Any questions on the install let me know I would gladly help you
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Re: Trailer hitch option. Anyone added it?

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Well hammerhead I am disappointed that the community couldn't help me to much on the install and had to just experiment with the install but I did it today. You don't have to remove the headlights you do have to take off the rear fascia and it was a pita but it's done and I'm glad I saved the money and did it myself. Any questions on the install let me know I would gladly help you
I am sorry you are disappointed. I do not think anyone here has done this yet, so you would be the first. If you have the time, why don't you post up a how to so that other members can benefit from it, since you are the first to complete this mod. Just a suggestion, not trying to be a dink so please don't take it that way.
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Re: Trailer hitch option. Anyone added it?

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Well hammerhead I am disappointed that the community couldn't help me to much on the install and had to just experiment with the install but I did it today. You don't have to remove the headlights you do have to take off the rear fascia and it was a pita but it's done and I'm glad I saved the money and did it myself. Any questions on the install let me know I would gladly help you

I think Kbench is right NewSRT. Most info I have gleaned has come from people allowing the dealer to install it. I cant find anyone that did it on their own, so you are the informant at this point! I would prefer to do it myself. Can you elaborate on what all has to come off? Maybe a basic, short step by step process. Thank you very much my friend!
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Re: Trailer hitch option. Anyone added it?

hammer head can u please upload a pic of the SRT stamped bezel u have with the part number please?

and was it hard to fix without the whole towing package?
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hammer head can u please upload a pic of the SRT stamped bezel u have with the part number please?

and was it hard to fix without the whole towing package?

The SRT cover will fit the standard rear Fascia opening as far as I know. NewSRT-8 should be able to confirm this when he chimes in again in the thread. My Dealer has all my parts right now, but they dont have a clue the rear fascia has to come off to install the hitch yet. Im sure they will try and squeeze me for the install labor, so I am considering doing it myself.

Here is the part number for the trailer hitch bezel.

(SRT Receiver cover) 68157472AA $167
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Re: Trailer hitch option. Anyone added it?

Hammerhead I guess I will be the informant lol and thatsvwhat I'll do. Here's what I did:
1. Pop stock bezel off then pop the underbody cover also unhook stock trailer hook up so it's lose. (all easy)
2. Unbolt the two bolts from the bumper to fascia ( unscrew bolt not nut)
3. Lift tailgate and unscrew black little screws underneath gray cushions for the tailgate
(now everything gets a little harder)
4. Go to the top of wheel well in the middle on both sides and locate the bolt. Unbolt it.
5. Pop out all the rivets on the left side of the wheel well toward the back (pita)
Once you did all that and make sure you did all of that the hardest step comes you'll
need some to help you.
6. The bumper should be loose. You have to push the bumper in on both sides right where the bumper meets the rear quarter panel. Might have to lift up on quarter panel to disengage clip. ( this step by far is the scariest part of the install )
7. Once bumper is off be careful because rear sensor will be connected must disconnect it.
8. Crawl underneath and you'll see 2 big bolts on either side of the bumper reinforcement and 1 going up. Unscrew all these, you'll have to use some muscle on this part.
9. Pull out reinforcement and put new hitch make sure it's the right way lol.

Repeat steps going back it's pretty easy from there.

Hope this is helpful hammerhead and evil by the way the hitch bezel looks sick so glad I have it
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Re: Trailer hitch option. Anyone added it?

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Hammerhead I guess I will be the informant lol and thatsvwhat I'll do. Here's what I did:
1. Pop stock bezel off then pop the underbody cover also unhook stock trailer hook up so it's lose. (all easy)
2. Unbolt the two bolts from the bumper to fascia ( unscrew bolt not nut)
3. Lift tailgate and unscrew black little screws underneath gray cushions for the tailgate
(now everything gets a little harder)
4. Go to the top of wheel well in the middle on both sides and locate the bolt. Unbolt it.
5. Pop out all the rivets on the left side of the wheel well toward the back (pita)
Once you did all that and make sure you did all of that the hardest step comes you'll
need some to help you.
6. The bumper should be loose. You have to push the bumper in on both sides right where the bumper meets the rear quarter panel. Might have to lift up on quarter panel to disengage clip. ( this step by far is the scariest part of the install )
7. Once bumper is off be careful because rear sensor will be connected must disconnect it.
8. Crawl underneath and you'll see 2 big bolts on either side of the bumper reinforcement and 1 going up. Unscrew all these, you'll have to use some muscle on this part.
9. Pull out reinforcement and put new hitch make sure it's the right way lol.

Repeat steps going back it's pretty easy from there.

Hope this is helpful hammerhead and evil by the way the hitch bezel looks sick so glad I have it


Thanks for sharing NewSRT ! So how many hours it take you?
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