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DIY Install for E70 X5...anyone do it?

Discussion in 'E70 X5 (2007-2013)' started by jkarnold84, Jun 30, 2014.

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    jkarnold84

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    Looking for input...has anyone done a trailer hitch install on an E70 X5? I want to put one on for some light towing rather than using my gas hog pickup all the time when pulling an ATV or something. I searched and couldn't find a lot of detail. Anyone ever do it? Input? Thanks everyone!
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    MGarrison

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    Not me, but ECS sells this, maybe they have some insight. I'm guessing it takes removing rear bumper trim and so on, maybe cutting an opening for the receiver, maybe not. Don't know if the Bentley Manual covers rear bumper removal for your model, but, I'd tend to think so.

    http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E70-X5_xDrive48i-N62_4.8L/Search/SiteSearch/Hitch/ES262789/

    OE BMW may be as plug & play as you're likely to find... related items:

    http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E70-X5_xDrive48i-N62_4.8L/Search/SiteSearch/Hitch
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    jkarnold84

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    Thanks, I did check out ECS. My biggest concern is the wiring portion of it.
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    charlson89

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    The bmw kit can be kinda hard since it requires bumper cutting and the wiring has to be installed in the fuse box correctly. Also the module for the kit will need to be programmed to the vehicle.

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