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Hyundai made it extremely easy to install a hitch and wiring on the Tucson. It took me about 30 minutes to install the Curt hitch and trailer wiring that I got from etrailers.com, just under $300.



The hitch installs with six 17mm bolts into nuts that are welded into the frame, torqued to 48ft-pounds. There is one piece of plastic trim under the rear bumper that is removed and not used once the hitch is installed. The muffler does not need to be loosened or moved.

What makes the wiring install so easy is that Hyundai installed the wiring connecter just behind the drivers side rear wheel, just hanging there ready to use.



Just remove the blue tape and cover protecting the connector. Plug in the one on the wiring kit from Curt, insert the fuse, secure everything under the rear bumper and done.

 

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Timely post for me. I highly appreciate if you share photos or information on how you connected the wiring. Also, Can the plastic trim be installed after installing hitch ? or is it your personal choice not to install ? Thanks
 

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Timely post for me. I highly appreciate if you share photos or information on how you connected the wiring. Also, Can the plastic trim be installed after installing hitch ? or is it your personal choice not to install ? Thanks
I was just checking on that and I think it requires just a minor trim, by removing what I marked with red lines it should fit. This is the upper forward side of it tucked up under the car, not visible. I'll be trying it later this afternoon

 

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I was just checking on that and I think it requires just a minor trim, by removing what I marked with red lines it should fit. This is the upper forward side of it tucked up under the car, not visible. I'll be trying it later this afternoon

Thank you . Please post some photos and information on how you connected the wiring.

BTW, in another discussion i see that we can use this mounting bracket https://www.etrailer.com/p-18140.html
 

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took a bit more trimming than expected but I'm happy with the result. Tin snips cut the plastic easily, I split the piece in half and removed the material in the back that was blocked by the hitch.



I was able to route the 4 flat wiring out an existing opening on the pass. side.

 

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Thank you . Please post some photos and information on how you connected the wiring.
the wiring is just too easy to really add much more, the red arrow is pointing to the Hyundai provided connector that the Curt wiring kit plugs into (once you remove the dust cap, it's that thing just above the red arrow) I removed the upper blue tape and the nylon zip tie under it, I left the lower blue tape in place, no need to remove it.

 

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Hi Rogerdodger. Do you think we still need to cut that plastic trim if we use the Draw-Tite Hitch https://www.etrailer.com/p-DT22MR.html ?
I can't say but per etrailer notes, the Draw-Tite is slightly more difficult to install and requires:
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No drilling required for installation
Underbody panel(s) and/or fascia must be temporarily loosened or removed.
Trimming may be needed to reattach panel or fascia.
Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation
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for the Curt hitch:
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No drilling required for installation
Underbody panel(s) and/or fascia must be temporarily loosened or removed.
Trimming may be needed to reattach panel or fascia.
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Nice job!
I wonder if the Idle Stop and Go (ISG) would be disabled when you plug in the trailer lights? Some people with Chyrsler and Ford 150 products use a dummy connector plugged in to disable that function.
I find it irritating to have to push the button everytime you stop the engine to override this feature.

Again, nice and clean looking!
 

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Hi Rogerdodger : What was your order to receive timeline for the Curt Hitch.? Etrailer is showing Nov 17th date for me. I am out here in TX.
 

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Hi Rogerdodger : What was your order to receive timeline for the Curt Hitch.? Etrailer is showing Nov 17th date for me. I am out here in TX.
ordered Sept.1, shipped Sept.4, arrived Sept.9.
 
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