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Adding a tow package to a 2022 Model Y

RandyS

Fan of Elon
Jul 8, 2012
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San Diego
Hmm, so the key part to lock it would go on the left? I'll have to try it out.
I bought one of those locks, but haven't had my hitch installed yet. I'm not sure if the lock has to go on the left or whether it can go on the right as well. Is there more space on the right side? The website hitch photo has a left-looking perspective, so I'm not sure...
 

Qbenjamin

Frugal But Classy!
Jan 7, 2017
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Bravos
I bought one of those locks, but haven't had my hitch installed yet. I'm not sure if the lock has to go on the left or whether it can go on the right as well. Is there more space on the right side? The website hitch photo has a left-looking perspective, so I'm not sure...
There's more than enough space on the right (about 12"), the left side only has a couple of inches before you're pressing up against the trailer harness mount. Absolutely ridiculous design.
 

Qbenjamin

Frugal But Classy!
Jan 7, 2017
1,214
780
Bravos
I bought one of those locks, but haven't had my hitch installed yet. I'm not sure if the lock has to go on the left or whether it can go on the right as well. Is there more space on the right side? The website hitch photo has a left-looking perspective, so I'm not sure...
I received my Curt hitch lock and installed it yesterday...Works great. Now if only they'd re-design the bumper to allow normal clearance to secure all of the trailer back-up hooks.

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i haven't tested it yet but the harness is there. i was able to plug it in. i bet once i plug in a trailer it will show im in tow mode.

anyone here who had tesla install a tow hitch? if so, do you show the additional tow functions even w/o attaching trailer?
I included the factory tow hitch with our order. I installed aftermarket tow hitches on previous vehicles, including removing bumper, but I was too paranoid to do it on the Y.

You can see the Trailer Mode option on the screen. I took the photo a moment ago with the Y parked in the garage and nothing attached to the hitch or power harness. Maybe Tesla just needs to flip a toggle for your VIN for Trailer Mode to appear.

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