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My dealer wants to charge 7 hours of labor to install a trailer hitch in my 2014 RRS. That's about $1200. From what I have seen online it shouldn't take a professional mechanic that long. Does anyone have any dealer book values or hours they were charged. I just asked how much to install the software, but they haven't responded yet.
 

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I don't know the exact hours, but from what I've read installing the factory hitch is very labor intensive. I believe $2,000+ (including labor), since they need to remove the rear bumper, amongst other things.

You may want to consider an aftermarket route with someone like Curt.
 

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Hi, I had a factory hitch installed as part of my purchase. I negotiated the service hours down to $0, but they had the vehicle for three full days to do the hitch install and the Apple Car Play update. Aside from the actual hitch and wiring install, the rear bumper needs to be replaced (and the new part needs to be painted). So, seven hours seems reasonable. Mine took an extra day because my dealer accidentally tried to install the "European style hitch" part the first time.
 

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I know people here say not to attempt the install because of the risk of breaking tabs on the rear bumper (because the whole thing needs to be removed) but I did it last weekend in about 3-4 hours. I didn't find it difficult at all...maybe a bit frustrating. However, I used a few tips other have posted and my bumper popped right off. That said, no way it takes the dealer 7 hours.
 

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Hi, I had a factory hitch installed as part of my purchase. I negotiated the service hours down to $0, but they had the vehicle for three full days to do the hitch install and the Apple Car Play update. Aside from the actual hitch and wiring install, the rear bumper needs to be replaced (and the new part needs to be painted). So, seven hours seems reasonable. Mine took an extra day because my dealer accidentally tried to install the "European style hitch" part the first time.
I've had my rear bumper off. The bumper does not need to be replaced for a trailer hitch to be added. The $80 ebay panel around the hitch is what needs to be replaced.
 

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I've had my rear bumper off. The bumper does not need to be replaced for a trailer hitch to be added. The $80 ebay panel around the hitch is what needs to be replaced.
This is correct. You do not need to replace the bumper. It needs to come off but the same one goes back on. There is a "tow eye cover" that needs to be purchased and the lower cover (LR052990 - Towing Undertray) is different too so it also needs to be replaced.
 
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