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New tow hitch cover

DmARK

MY/7seater/white/black/19s/Tow
Feb 11, 2021
87
97
Utah
I made something for this exact problem! I hate the original hitch cover, but this pop out mount adapter should help. The base is held in by magnets, the cover pops out to give something to grab onto, then pull out the entire part. It uses the original hitch cover with the clips removed, so the fit is perfect. What do you guys think?

Video link- Pop out hitch cover
This is brilliant! I want to do this for my MY and my Infiniti QX80! (Has the same hitch cover problem)
How did you mount the magnets?
 

wackojacko

Member
May 17, 2018
41
20
Toronto
I made something for this exact problem! I hate the original hitch cover, but this pop out mount adapter should help. The base is held in by magnets, the cover pops out to give something to grab onto, then pull out the entire part. It uses the original hitch cover with the clips removed, so the fit is perfect. What do you guys think?

Video link- Pop out hitch cover
seem cruel to post without directions or parts list :)

I def want to get (make) this or similar
 
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Der Kaiser

Österreicher
Dec 15, 2020
34
19
Western PA
I made something for this exact problem! I hate the original hitch cover, but this pop out mount adapter should help. The base is held in by magnets, the cover pops out to give something to grab onto, then pull out the entire part. It uses the original hitch cover with the clips removed, so the fit is perfect. What do you guys think?

Video link- Pop out hitch cover
Great solution. Can't wait to see the "How to" instructions..... 😗
 
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Arktctr

Member
Oct 19, 2018
78
60
Orange County, CA
Same bumper for all since the hitch can be ordered post delivery as an accessory
Confirmed (at least it is on my Aug build Y)
 

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scabbotts

Supporting Member
Jan 4, 2021
32
21
Maine
Are you guys talking about these 'tow hitch cover pry tools' like what LivingTesla sells?

I guess I could use my interior panel plastic pry tools that I have instead since those are very thin and can fit in there, but just wondering if these 'pry tools' are a complete waste of money.


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I ordered them and had to use a small screwdriver instead. They are too thick to fit in the gap. I did use them in conjunction with the screwdriver, but i could have just used a second screwdriver. I wouldn't waste the money.
 

NJX3tomY

Member
Feb 8, 2021
18
4
USA
That's the one I have. I ordered their Snap Plate and a couple of the tools. It's not a complete waste of money, as I originally said in my post.... But it only inserts at one spot initially, the top center like in the pic you have there, and the panel gets quite 'bendy'. If the tool was just a hair thinner, it might fit easier, but then might not be as strong so....
Mine never fit. Too thick. Waste of $
 

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