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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-06-2017, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Draw Tite hitch?

Has anyone installed a Draw Tite hitch (2017 Envision - 2.5L)?
Or - how do you remove the rear bumper fascia? I followed the directions about what items to remove, but the fascia itself seems still solidly attached. Since the car is new I hate to force anything.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-09-2017, 03:49 PM
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The clips are definitely going to be real tight on there as it's the first time they'll be coming off. Once you get the screws around it and around the hatch, you should be alright to get a trim tool and slowly get in there.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-09-2017, 04:27 PM
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I'll be installing one soon too!

Once you have all the screws removed...

"Carefully push a small nylon wedge between the fascia and the rear fascia guide. Insert a small flat-bladed tool into the fascia slot and depress the snaps one at a time and pull on the fascia at the same time to gradually remove the rear fascia (2) from the rear fascia guide. Disconnect rear bumper fascia harness electrical connections."

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-05-2018, 10:19 PM
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Finished the trailer hitch wiring. The 2016 was just plus and play with two additional relays included.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-10-2018, 01:02 PM
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I'm going to go with the Draw-Tite hitch as well (ordering from etrailer). And then going with the Tekonsha harness. Just discovered that I have the "factory trailer connector," so no running a wire all the way to the battery (had to do that when I wired up my chevy sonic with a harness. Pain in the arse!)
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-10-2018, 02:25 PM
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Yes, my 2016 Pll was prewired and the pigtail tucked under the rear bumper.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-18-2018, 12:10 PM
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Gonna do the install today. I didn't want to fuss with it, but my local auto repair shop down the street wouldn't do it because they only do repairs/installations on jobs they can warranty. Not even going to bother asking the Buick dealership as they'd probably charge me an arm and a leg for the install.



I've watched the installation video on the etrailer site several times now, and the more I watch, the more confident I'm feeling about not screwing anything up. :-) Only thing I'm missing is a torque wrench, so off to the auto parts store I go.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-18-2018, 04:28 PM
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The tightening is a little tough when you're on your back unless you work out often. I think I put a foot on s tire for more leverage plus you'll need an extension or two. Some silicone spray and a large screw driver or prybar helps with the rubber exhaust hanger a little easier. I put one on our Acadia at the sane time and can't remember all the install details.

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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-18-2018, 04:49 PM
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I'm not sure what you're referring to with tightening on your back. There are three nuts on each side holding the rack on that get tightened to 38 pounds. All of them can be tightened while in a kneeling position (since my vehicle won't be lifted at all). Rubber exhaust hanger? There is no mention of this in either the instructions or the video.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-19-2018, 10:03 PM
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So, are new members not allowed to edit their own posts after a certain amount of time has passed? Weird. Anyway, meant to say in the post above, "holding on the bumper," not "rack."
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