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Old 04-23-2008, 10:54 PM
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2007 Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness

I will try this again. Here are the pictures of my new trailer hitch and BMW X5 wiring harness. Trailer hitch is a Hidden Hitch purchased on eTrailer. The trailer hitch did not require any cutting of the rear bumper facia as shown in the pictures. Total cost of this setup was $680 including the reflash by BMW dealer.
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Old 04-24-2008, 02:19 PM
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sweet. if you don't mind can you tell me the distance from the gorudn to the lowest part of the hitch?
also , what are you goign to be towing?

one more question, why so expensive, that hidden hitch is less then $200?
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That includes the hitch the BMW wiring harness and the reprogramming of the ECU.
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Distance from ground to lowest part of hitch, which is the bottom of the receiver is 12 inches.
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What is the cost of a dealer installed OEM Hitch?
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you can get a dealer hithc for less then $500 with everything. so in comparison its more.
but no cutting of bumper so this install may be cheaper as well, if I recall a dealer wants $1000 to sell and install but that is not at a discount on the part.
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What are you towing you forgot to answer that one.?
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I have two boats and a jet ski. Largest, heaviest boat is about 2800 lbs, and 18 ft. Searay, IO.
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That includes the hitch the BMW wiring harness and the reprogramming of the ECU.
Why does the ECU need to be "reprogrammed"?
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Nice install

A few questions about the install:
- do you have the exact model number for the hitch? A search on that site did not show a hidden hitch for the 2008 model year. i think only a Curt showed up?
- who did your install? Did you do it yourself? or have an installer do it?
- the site says that cutting is required...do you know how you avoided this?

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