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Accessory Hitch installation after delivery

Firewired

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May 23, 2013
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San Antonio
I am looking at taking delivery of an inventory Model X which has everything i want except for the $250 Accessory Hitch. I don't plan to haul any trailers, but would like to use a 2" bike rack for 4 bikes. How difficult do you think it would be to have the accessory hitch installed after production? I asked the salesman, he didn't think so, but he sounded like no one had ever asked him that before.

Thanks.
 

PTatum

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Apr 4, 2016
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Decatur, GA
@Firewired, I am in the same boat as you, awaiting my inventory MX (VIN 43XX), and I wondered the same thing. I also wondered if they installed the internal hardware on all the early MXs (similar to the active spoiler) in order to speed up production. We would need to hear from someone that did not order either the tow package or the accessory hitch to find out whether hardware is there or not. *fingers crossed*
 

ming

Member
Oct 22, 2016
72
98
Irvine, CA
You're talking about the towing package right? I asked my owner advisor at the time of my purchase if the towing package could be added after and she said no.
 

BigMskiman

Active Member
Mar 14, 2016
1,146
693
Pleasanton, CA
I'm asking if it can be done, not the cost. Tow package is structural and I expect it's not added after delivery.

Can accessory hitch be added after delivery, who knows?
 

goneskiian

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Nov 16, 2012
2,623
811
Bellevue WA
There's no evidence that the "Accessory Hitch" option ever saw the light of day. Everyone that ordered it got the very same removable bosal tow hitch that those of us that ordered the "Tow Package" got.

Does that help answer your question?
 
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Scmbug

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Jul 3, 2013
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Northern CA
I have a friend who just picked up an AP2 inventory car last week, and he got Tesla to add the full tow package before they delivered it to him. I was really surprised that it could be done, but maybe all of the cars do have the same internal hardware to make this possible.

I'd ask your salesman to check with headquarters.
 

hill

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Apr 21, 2015
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Lake Forest, CA
Right . . . sales critter - end all / beat all, as a supreme source of precise knowledge. I'm still waiting to get the same answer twice from sales Critters regarding windshield ghosting fix.
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bushburner

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Aug 25, 2016
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new orleans, la
Yeah I ordered the accessory hitch and was upgraded to the tow thing at no cost, as the accessory hitch became redundant about October.
How did you know you have the full two packaage? I'm wondering that myself as I have the accessory hitch package right before it was discontinued. Never check the screen if I have the tow package software.
 

goneskiian

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Nov 16, 2012
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Bellevue WA
How did you know you have the full two packaage? I'm wondering that myself as I have the accessory hitch package right before it was discontinued. Never check the screen if I have the tow package software.
You likely don't have the software, but the removable bosal hitch and hardware is the same. They can't mount that thing in a "light" version because it's got the tongue weight limits printed right on it and they would be in a world of hurt if someone went off of those numbers to tow something.

As others have guessed, I bet they allow the tow package software to activated after the sale at some point.

I have a friend who just picked up an AP2 inventory car last week, and he got Tesla to add the full tow package before they delivered it to him. I was really surprised that it could be done, but maybe all of the cars do have the same internal hardware to make this possible.

I'd ask your salesman to check with headquarters.
This is certainly interesting, and could be the first confirmed Service Center Tow Hitch install. Perhaps the SvC's have just been too busy so they've been telling sales to just say "NO" on these for the time being, but now they are slowing down enough to allow these installs.
 
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OzSimon

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Jun 14, 2016
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75
Gold Coast Australia
How did you know you have the full two packaage? I'm wondering that myself as I have the accessory hitch package right before it was discontinued. Never check the screen if I have the tow package software.
I won't know until I get the car, hopefully next week. Even my DS is unsure, but a earlier sales person told me that was the case.
 

karenPstears

New Member
Jan 10, 2017
4
0
Billings, Montana
The tow package on my new X was not installed as I had originally ordered it. I have spoken to 2 sales folks who say they have heard that the accessory hitch can be added after market. However I called both SLC and Denver service centers today and the service center said no. I am very interested in getting the hitch put on. I would REALLY appreciate any information you have about the sales person or owner of the X who had it installed (Scmbug ...).
 

karenPstears

New Member
Jan 10, 2017
4
0
Billings, Montana
The tow package on my new X was not installed as I had originally ordered it. I have spoken to 2 sales folks who say they have heard that the accessory hitch can be added after market. However I called both SLC and Denver service centers today and the service center said no. I am very interested in getting the hitch put on. I would REALLY appreciate any information you have about the sales person or owner of the X who had it installed (Scmbug ...).
 

karenPstears

New Member
Jan 10, 2017
4
0
Billings, Montana
I have a friend who just picked up an AP2 inventory car last week, and he got Tesla to add the full tow package before they delivered it to him. I was really surprised that it could be done, but maybe all of the cars do have the same internal hardware to make this possible.

The tow package on my new X was not installed as I had originally ordered it. I have spoken to 2 sales folks who say they have heard that the accessory hitch can be added after market. However I called both SLC and Denver service centers today and the service center said no. I am very interested in getting the hitch put on. I would REALLY appreciate any information you have about the sales person or owner of the X who had it installed (Scmbug ...).
 

karenPstears

New Member
Jan 10, 2017
4
0
Billings, Montana
@Firewired, I am in the same boat as you, awaiting my inventory MX (VIN 43XX), and I wondered the same thing. I also wondered if they installed the internal hardware on all the early MXs (similar to the active spoiler) in order to speed up production. We would need to hear from someone that did not order either the tow package or the accessory hitch to find out whether hardware is there or not. *fingers crossed*
Did you find out that the accessory hitch could be added?
 

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