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Trailer Hitch and Bezel Install

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Install took about 2 1/5 hours from start to finish.

First cut out the hole drilling templet.

Tape the templet in the bezel groove.

Use an automatic center punch to mark the holes to be drilled.

Remove the templete and drill the holes with a 1/8" bit.

Cut slots between the holes with a NEW blade in your box cutter.

Scribe a line with dividers 1/4" in from the Bezel Groove.

Cut the scribed line with a NEW blade in your box cutter.

Insert the Bezel into the slots.

Bezel install is complete...Now go drink a quart of water, rest a while and then install the Hitch.

Jack up the hitch and line up the two most forward holes.

Start the two most forward bolts to hold the hitch in place.

Lift the rear of the hitch in place and Install all the rest of the bolts. Torque to 85 ft lbs.

Clean up your mess, step back and enjoy your completed Trailer Hitch and Bezel Install.

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Nice job, Other Doc. Really like the play-by-play. I am debating to go with this solution or the Hidden Hitch solution. This solution certainly has the factory look, but how much for the parts altogether? For the play-by-play, :rep:
I went OEM -- IMHO the factory unit just looks tighter b/c the Hidden Hotch leaves that slot/line in the bumper cover
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