Bought this hitch for my '05 Honda Pilot. Super fast shipping and quality product. Installation is easy,but if you have an older vehicle like mine,do yourself a huge favor and get 2 taps ( 12mm X 1.25 for the three bolts on either side and 10mm X 1.25 behind the license plate) to clean out the rust where the new bolts will go.(Borrowed mine from my friendly mechanic at my Honda
dealership...make sure you tip him). This added step will make the installation a breeze. Use a little WD40 on the tap as you run it in and out until it clears out the rust and test the new bolt to make sure it threads easily before lifting the hitch over your head and finding out it the bolt won't thread completely through. Lower and remove spare...gives you... Read More
Very happy with the hitch. My hitch arrived the very next day after placing my order. Installation was easy as touted although I would very much recommend a tap to clear the bolt holes, if your vehicle has seen any winter driving, to clear rust and corrosion. I read that in another review here so had it on hand and it saved a lot of time. I did not purchase the wiring harness yet but wondered how easy installation is of the universal wiring harness offered for my Pilot
Overall very nice hitch. Installation is not quite as easy as the instructions describe. It takes about 1.5 hours from start to finish. In addition to removing the spare tire, and the rear exhaust supports, you must also remove the metal brackets directly behind and to either side of the spare tire. Support the exhaust system just under the differential, and drop it about 4-6 inches. The hitch will then slide it with a bit of work. The metal brackets you removed will not go back in, but are not needed anymore to support the plastic trim that won't go back either. Finishd job came out real nice. Glenn
Great product! I installed it on a 2006 Honda Pilot. The hitch got here in (MA) two days and took me about 45 min to install and do the wiring adapter. Make sure to take the spare out and lower the back end of exaust by undoing the rubber holder first.
The only problem I had was with the bolts holes on the Honda that were exposed to the elements for a few years prior to use. Had nothing to do with the product from Hitchsource I used plenty of WD40 and cleaned out the threads before instalation. Spray, thread a little in then out, and then spray, keep doing this until the bolts go in smoothly. I broke one nut off inside the frame and had to buy a nut and snake it in with a coat hanger homemade adapter.
Works great! Easy to do with a... Read More
The product is excellent. Beware when installing the hitch. Make sure you can thread the screws on the non tow hook side before installation. Be sure to loosely tighten down all sides of the hitch for hole lineup.
This hitch was as described and of good quality. I got my hitch delivered on time and I installed it myself without any problem. I am very satisfied overall and highly recommend Hitch Source because the prices are excellent the service is good.
Excellent product, timely delivery. INSTALL TIP for Honda Pilot: Bolt holes on right side of vehicle need to be prepped before install. They had been exposed to weather for 5 years and had some rust. Bolt holes on left side of vehicle had bolts in them for tow loop (factory installed) and were fine. If you have a correct sized tap, that is the way to go. If not (like me), I used PB Blaster (a WD-40 like product) and screwed the bolts in a little, then backed them out. Resprayed, screwed in, backed out, etc. This process took almost an hour to get the three bolt holes up to speed. After that, the install was a piece of cake and took 40 minutes (by myself). Removed the spare tire. Hooked the right side of the new hitch receiver over the... Read More
The shipment arrived in no time, the installation was very easy and I was able to to install alone. I didn't need to move the muffler and the hitch looks great! Also the price compared to having a hitch installed was great!!! I would definitely recommend this hitch!!!