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I was asked on another thread which trailer hitch I installed on our 2022 Tucson HEV and what it looks like.

I have the OEM hitch (with 2” receiver) installed and did finally agree to have the OEM wiring harness installed as well, for a total cost of $673.59 CAD. Here's why the OEM wiring harness was a "sticking point" for me:
  1. I told the dealer I needed a trailer hitch to tow a WaveRunner (Yamaha's version of SeaDoo) and negotiated it at cost price, which he told me was $343+tax, installed. On the day of delivery, the hitch was there but there was no wiring harness. He countered saying many people only use the hitch for a bike rack, somehow forgetting what I'd told them.
  2. I was then told the wiring harness would cost $332.92 + $65 for a half-hour of labour for installation, plus 13% tax. Not being the type of person that expects something for nothing, I implored the sales manager to at least keep to our negotiated deal of cost pricing. He then told me it'd be $287.64 and still insisted on charging me a half-hour labour at full whack. Now, I wasn't born yesterday, so NOBODY will convince me that at a car dealer, something (anything!) that sells for $332.92 retail has a cost price of $287.64 - NO F'in' WAY!!! In addition, a compatible wiring harness from Curt Mfg was only about $40 USD! To add more insult to injury, the installation process is simply plugging it into an OEM plug inside the rear fender on the driver's side (directly accessible, not one screw or fastener to remove!) and then securing the harness and 4-pin plug with cable ties ... that takes a half-hour?!? They then employed scare tactics saying that trailer electrical hook-ups can cause spikes and other issues leading to failures for the myriad electronics in the car, and that such would not be covered under warranty with a third-party harness. (Of course, my wife told me not to risk the warranty for a couple hundred dollars.) After a LOT of back and forth, they finally agreed to supply/install the OEM harness for $286 all-in.
Here are pics of the final product.
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Here's where the wiring harness plugs in under the fender.
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If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Should you find this (or any of my posts) helpful at all, a "Like" would be appreciated!

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I have a draw tite hitch in the garage waiting for my Tucson to be delivered this week, the OEM looks pretty much exactly like it

My dealer said they tell people not to get the OEM and would just send me down the street to get aftermarket because it's so much cheaper lol. Maybe they don't like money?

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I was asked on another thread which trailer hitch I installed on our 2022 Tucson HEV and what it looks like.

I have the OEM hitch installed and did finally agree to have the OEM wiring harness installed as well, for a total cost of $673.59 CAD. Here's why the OEM wiring harness was a "sticking point" for me:
  1. I told the dealer I needed a trailer hitch to tow a WaveRunner (Yamaha's version of SeaDoo) and negotiated it at cost price, which he told me was $343+tax, installed. On the day of delivery, the hitch was there but there was no wiring harness. He countered saying many people only use the hitch for a bike rack, somehow forgetting what I'd told them.
  2. I was then told the wiring harness would cost $332.92 + $65 for a half-hour of labour for installation, plus 13% tax. Not being the type of person that expects something for nothing, I implored the sales manager to at least keep to our negotiated deal of cost pricing. He then told me it'd be $287.64 and still insisted on charging me a half-hour labour at full whack. Now, I wasn't born yesterday, so NOBODY will convince me that at a car dealer, something (anything!) that sells for $332.92 retail has a cost price of $287.64 - NO F'in' WAY!!! In addition, a compatible wiring harness from Curt Mfg was only about $40 USD! To add more insult to injury, the installation process is simply plugging it into an OEM plug inside the rear fender on the driver's side (directly accessible, not one screw or fastener to remove!) and then securing the harness and 4-pin plug with cable ties ... that takes a half-hour?!? They then employed scare tactics saying that trailer electrical hook-ups can cause spikes and other issues leading to failures for the myriad electronics in the car, and that such would not be covered under warranty with a third-party harness. (Of course, my wife told me not to risk the warranty for a couple hundred dollars.) After a LOT of back and forth, they finally agreed to supply/install the OEM harness for $286 all-in.
Here are pics of the final product.
View attachment 376
View attachment 377

Here's where the wiring harness plugs in under the fender.
View attachment 378

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Should you find this (or any of my posts) helpful at all, a "Like" would be appreciated!

Cheers!
Thx - much appreciate the info and pics! I probably won't need the wiring harness but it's good to know that it can be added fairly easily.
(if I ever added the harness, my wife would probably insist on the OEM as well, so I'd have to try my luck negotiating with the dealer too!)
 

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I was asked on another thread which trailer hitch I installed on our 2022 Tucson HEV and what it looks like.

I have the OEM hitch installed and did finally agree to have the OEM wiring harness installed as well, for a total cost of $673.59 CAD. Here's why the OEM wiring harness was a "sticking point" for me:
  1. I told the dealer I needed a trailer hitch to tow a WaveRunner (Yamaha's version of SeaDoo) and negotiated it at cost price, which he told me was $343+tax, installed. On the day of delivery, the hitch was there but there was no wiring harness. He countered saying many people only use the hitch for a bike rack, somehow forgetting what I'd told them.
  2. I was then told the wiring harness would cost $332.92 + $65 for a half-hour of labour for installation, plus 13% tax. Not being the type of person that expects something for nothing, I implored the sales manager to at least keep to our negotiated deal of cost pricing. He then told me it'd be $287.64 and still insisted on charging me a half-hour labour at full whack. Now, I wasn't born yesterday, so NOBODY will convince me that at a car dealer, something (anything!) that sells for $332.92 retail has a cost price of $287.64 - NO F'in' WAY!!! In addition, a compatible wiring harness from Curt Mfg was only about $40 USD! To add more insult to injury, the installation process is simply plugging it into an OEM plug inside the rear fender on the driver's side (directly accessible, not one screw or fastener to remove!) and then securing the harness and 4-pin plug with cable ties ... that takes a half-hour?!? They then employed scare tactics saying that trailer electrical hook-ups can cause spikes and other issues leading to failures for the myriad electronics in the car, and that such would not be covered under warranty with a third-party harness. (Of course, my wife told me not to risk the warranty for a couple hundred dollars.) After a LOT of back and forth, they finally agreed to supply/install the OEM harness for $286 all-in.
Here are pics of the final product.
View attachment 376
View attachment 377

Here's where the wiring harness plugs in under the fender.
View attachment 378

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Should you find this (or any of my posts) helpful at all, a "Like" would be appreciated!

Cheers!
Finally, how much cost the OEM trailer hitch + wiring harness?

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I just installed the OEM hitch (which is only a 1 1/4" box reciever) and the OEM wire harness myself. It was pretty easy to do. At one point you need someone to hold up the hitch while you screw in some bolts.
Instructions say something about moving the exhaust pipe out of the way, but did not need to do that. The wiring harness is very easy. Just plug the harness in (car comes with a connector for the wire harness, screw down the flat four pin connector to the hitch and zip tie the extra wiring up to the hitch.
OEM Tow Hitch is part number CWF61 AU000. MSRP $399.99, I paid $295.74 and luckily was able to pick it up so no shipping).
OEM wire Harness is part number CWF61 AU100. MSRP $195.00. I paid $140.50.

Closeup of hitch was before I put on the wire harness, I will try to add another picture shortly.

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and with the wire harness
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Nice!

When you connect the trailer to the vehicle so the brake lights work on the trailer, does the stop/go function on the vehicle stiill work or is that feature disabled?
Some Chrysler/Ford products disable that feature while towing.
 

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I did not actually drive with the trailer yet (a bit cold here in PA for taking out my Hobie Cat). I just hooked up the trailer to check out the hitch height and wiring.
With regards to to Stop/Go function, I assume you are talking about the function where the engine shuts itself off when you stop at a light or so. I would doubt that this changes in a hybrid because the engine is always turning itself on and off in a hybrid, but I don’t know. When I eventually tow something I will check it out and update this site.
 

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When you connect the trailer to the vehicle so the brake lights work on the trailer, does the stop/go function on the vehicle stiill work or is that feature disabled?
Some Chrysler/Ford products disable that feature while towing.
FYI, when I splashed out almost $300 CAD just for the OEM hitch wiring harness for my HEV, I had hopes the car would be "smart" enough to sense a trailer was attached and disable the rear proximity sensors, but alas, NO! I found when towing, I still have to manually disable the safety systems that don't allow you to reverse into some object (your own trailer!) so I'd be surprised if the ICE version is engineered to detect a trailer hookup and disable the auto stop/start mechanism.
 

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I was asked on another thread which trailer hitch I installed on our 2022 Tucson HEV and what it looks like.

I have the OEM hitch installed and did finally agree to have the OEM wiring harness installed as well, for a total cost of $673.59 CAD. Here's why the OEM wiring harness was a "sticking point" for me:
  1. I told the dealer I needed a trailer hitch to tow a WaveRunner (Yamaha's version of SeaDoo) and negotiated it at cost price, which he told me was $343+tax, installed. On the day of delivery, the hitch was there but there was no wiring harness. He countered saying many people only use the hitch for a bike rack, somehow forgetting what I'd told them.
  2. I was then told the wiring harness would cost $332.92 + $65 for a half-hour of labour for installation, plus 13% tax. Not being the type of person that expects something for nothing, I implored the sales manager to at least keep to our negotiated deal of cost pricing. He then told me it'd be $287.64 and still insisted on charging me a half-hour labour at full whack. Now, I wasn't born yesterday, so NOBODY will convince me that at a car dealer, something (anything!) that sells for $332.92 retail has a cost price of $287.64 - NO F'in' WAY!!! In addition, a compatible wiring harness from Curt Mfg was only about $40 USD! To add more insult to injury, the installation process is simply plugging it into an OEM plug inside the rear fender on the driver's side (directly accessible, not one screw or fastener to remove!) and then securing the harness and 4-pin plug with cable ties ... that takes a half-hour?!? They then employed scare tactics saying that trailer electrical hook-ups can cause spikes and other issues leading to failures for the myriad electronics in the car, and that such would not be covered under warranty with a third-party harness. (Of course, my wife told me not to risk the warranty for a couple hundred dollars.) After a LOT of back and forth, they finally agreed to supply/install the OEM harness for $286 all-in.
Here are pics of the final product.
View attachment 376
View attachment 377

Here's where the wiring harness plugs in under the fender.
View attachment 378

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Should you find this (or any of my posts) helpful at all, a "Like" would be appreciated!

Cheers!
Thanks for the info. I am having the exact negotiations with my dealer in Toronto. He also offer “at cost” which was 15% off. Lol. My biggest issue is that I am leasing it for 4 years so I’m essentially paying for it and increasing the value for the dealer when they re sell. (It didn’t change the residual value). So I’m going to go with uhaul I think. Their total in price with the harness was about $400.

I also have questions about car mat liners but I’ll post a separate thread on that now as I’m experiencing some challenges there too.
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Do we need to trim/cut the plastic trim for this OEM Hitch similar to this thread ?
 

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If you want to reinstall that trim, then you need to cut out a bit of the plastic to clear around the hitch whether it is the OEM hitch or aftermarket. The instructions for the OEM hitch however say to discard the plastic trim piece instead. The trim is under the back bumper so you can’t really see it without crawling under the car. So, your choice. Discard it, or cut it. I am not sure what the panel does. It looks like it just keeps dirt from getting up into the back bumper area, but even with it installed, water and dirt can still get up in that area because it does not cover the entire width of the back. I cut mine and reinstalled it.
 

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I have the Draw-Tite hitch which requires more cutting than the Curt to work. I took the panel off and haven't put it on...in a month i've never noticed any issues or sounds. I may crawl under there today to see if it's packing up with snow, but the drivers side right next to that panel doesn't have a cover either from the factory so it's honestly not an issue in my mind.
 

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I have the Draw-Tite hitch which requires more cutting than the Curt to work. I took the panel off and haven't put it on...in a month i've never noticed any issues or sounds. I may crawl under there today to see if it's packing up with snow, but the drivers side right next to that panel doesn't have a cover either from the factory so it's honestly not an issue in my mind.
I hear in the directions of the factory made OEM directions thy state to discard the panel so I don't think it is a issue. When I installed my panel on a Draw -Tite Hitch I left about a 4 inch strip of panel which can be reinstalled with the 4 press in tabs. Looks ok and should keep any dirt and etc. from that area and is only visible if you look up from ground level.
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Attached are some photos and a copy of the Hyundai instructions for installing the hitch. Bottom of page 3 "Discard the Panel". I also am including some photos of the panel in question as requested. I trimmed mine using a Dremel but a hacksaw blade or sharp knife would have also worked. I had to cut a notch in one side as well to clear the round bar that is part of the hitch but you can't really see that in the photos.

Before the Tow Hitch
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The panel with the cutout (3" wide by 4-1/4" deep).
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And the after pictures
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I just put the Curt hitch (purchased from etrailer) on ours similar to the link someone posted above on our hybrid. Easy install, and the harness is made by Tekonsha and is plug and play. I discarded the panel. It doesn't do much anyway, and by the time you cut off all you need to, there isn't a whole lot left anyway.

CodeProductQuantityTotal
C94WRCurt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
1$267.52
118784T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector
1$55.09
1181494-Flat Universal Mounting Bracket
1$8.47
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Shipping: Free Shipping 38.75 less Discount ($38.75):
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Thanks for posting the photos. They really helped me install the Hyundai tow hitch today. Your photo of the modified cover where you cut out a section to accommodate the new hitch was great.

Attached are some photos and a copy of the Hyundai instructions for installing the hitch. Bottom of page 3 "Discard the Panel". I also am including some photos of the panel in question as requested. I trimmed mine using a Dremel but a hacksaw blade or sharp knife would have also worked. I had to cut a notch in one side as well to clear the round bar that is part of the hitch but you can't really see that in the photos.

Before the Tow Hitch
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The panel with the cutout (3" wide by 4-1/4" deep).
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And the after pictures View attachment 482
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I just installed the OEM hitch (which is only a 1 1/4" box reciever) and the OEM wire harness myself. It was pretty easy to do. At one point you need someone to hold up the hitch while you screw in some bolts.
Instructions say something about moving the exhaust pipe out of the way, but did not need to do that. The wiring harness is very easy. Just plug the harness in (car comes with a connector for the wire harness, screw down the flat four pin connector to the hitch and zip tie the extra wiring up to the hitch.
OEM Tow Hitch is part number CWF61 AU000. MSRP $399.99, I paid $295.74 and luckily was able to pick it up so no shipping).
OEM wire Harness is part number CWF61 AU100. MSRP $195.00. I paid $140.50.

Closeup of hitch was before I put on the wire harness, I will try to add another picture shortly.

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and with the wire harness View attachment 483
What is the class for the OEM hitch?
 
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