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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 07:24 PM
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Where do you find the wiring harness/plug?

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I bought a Curt Hitch from etrailer.com for $152 for my 2019 Sorento. I have car ramps that made it easy to install. It's a good hitch. I also bought and easily installed the wiring harness which cost anothe $50. Keep in mind that I have the pre-installed tow package.
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Where do you find the wiring harness/plug?
It's behind the splash panel on the drivers side (at least in 2018). The proper Reese connector plugs right in and wiring is done (does NOT include any trailer braking wiring, that's a whole different animal). Made wiring a five minute exercise that worked perfectly. All my hardware was purchased from e-trailer.
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My local Kia dealer just got another 2016 in last night and my daughter is in the process of buying it. Super clean 3-year lease return. All scheduled maintenance and service perform by kia. LX, V6, AWD, Silver with convenience package and 30,4xxx miles. CPO.

I appreciate the responses and suggestion as I will be the one installing the hitch/wiring.
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I did not have the exhaust hanger pliers. Big mistake, fiddling with those three rubber hangers took more time than bolting up the hitch itself.
Thanks for the suggestion. Installed hitch on my daugthers car last night. Picked up exhaust pliers at Advanced auto (they are $10 cheaper on Amazon) and they made quick work out of lowering the exhaust.

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I have a Draw-Tite, it was about $150. Installation is simple... in fact here's the PDF on how to do it. They say 40 minutes, I think it took me about 25, but I cheated and used a buddies lift, that said the HARDEST part was removing the spare tire.

I bought it from trailerjacks.com , the hitch came drop-shipped directly from the MFR in one day (well, I found out the MFR warehouse was about 80 miles away =-). So no complaints... I picked the Draw Tite as it sat the closest to the bumper, the Reese sits about 1/4" lower...

https://www.trailerjacks.com/image/catalog/N75908.pdf

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https://www.trailerjacks.com/trailer...h-tow-receiver
We installed the Draw-Tite. With the pliers suggested by Steve, it was easy. Used a hydraulic jack on each side of the car, but didn't need to lift it much - tires still on the ground. We were at my son's house and his driveway has a slope to it. Put car in garage with the rear tires at the just before driveway with the rear of the car hang in out over driveway. About 30 minutes to install Hitch. Another 15-20 to in wiring and route it.
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