I want the factory hitch. Can I do this install myself? I can’t seem to find what parts come in the kit. The dealer is not helping me. Can I order this online opposed for buying from my local dealer?
Just completed installing the above (second install since I did the same for my 2015). Here are my comments on the job:I bought from https://www.infinitipartsdeal.com/
I have a 2015 QX60 but a family member has a 2019 QX60.
For the 2019 QX60 you need:
01125-N032U - bolts - need quantity 10
51170-3KA0A - hitch
999T8-XZ000 - wire harness
999T5-R4190 - finisher
Including shipping and tax it cost around $475
Which [email protected] model and year do you have? Any idea on the actual weight you're pulling?
I am looking to do the same thing. The dealer quoted me over $600 for that sensor said it had to be relocated for it to work correctly. Do you have any pictures of the final product you can send me? [email protected] I was thinking about just taking off the bumper and doing the job since we have to take it off anyways to install the hitch. Just wanted to see how the sensor was connected and placed after the cut and finisher piece on. Let me know if you can help. thank you in advance.Factory hitch is best option, beware vehicles with hands free lift gate option, but don't believe the install instructions for the hands free lift gate option install!!!.
I also purchased all the parts from infinitpartsdeal.com, purchased on a sale in December 2019, and paid under $350 for all components, hitch, finisher and wiring harness kit. I purchased this for a used 2017 QX60 with the intention of an easy install based on everything I read. I started the install and was ready to cut the rear fascia, but looked under the bumper prior to cutting, and to my surprise, this vehicle was equipped with the hands free lift gate option, which the dealer was not aware of and did not mention during the buying process. The presence of the kick sensor mounted under the rear fascia ends up being right where the cut is required to do install, so the install instructions get much more complicated and expensive since the instruction called for a new kick sensor part which cost over $500!!! The install requires complete removal of rear fascia, removal of original sensor, reinstall of fascia, cutting of template on fascia, removal of rear fascia again for install of new kick sensor, then re-install of fascia to continue install. My local dealership quoted me $2,000+ for install based on this vehicle option package!!!
I spent several months and attempts to be comfortable with the idea of cutting the bumper and then being able to complete the install so as not to have a QX60 with a big hole in the rear bumper. We were not 100% concerned with possible loss of the hands free option, since we didn't know we had it anyway, but of course ideal outcome was for it to still work. I also preferred not to have to remove the rear fascia, since this can be tricky to re-install with no issues or rattles.
I finally came up with a solution and finished the install over the past 2 nights (had to stop install to buy a tap from auto store next morning). Here is a summary of my solution and some advise from what I learned.
- The main hurdle was protecting the wires and the kick sensor assembly during cutting of the rear fascia while still on the vehicle. I achieve this by removing the 4 clips holding the bottom of the sensor to the fascia, and used short bungee cords to tie sensor assembly up off the fascia surface, you only need 2 to 3 inches clearance. This will allow cutting of bottom of bumper without contacting the sensor. For the upper cut section on the bumper, I went to Home Depot and bought 4x 5"x7" metal flashing pieces at $0.50/ea. From under the bumper push these flashing pieces up between the kick sensor and the inside surface of the fascia. This protected the sensor during the cutting process of the upper cut. I also moved these flashing pieces to the end for drill and cutting of the side cuts and the side slots. Use a dremel/rotary cutter with the bit depth set to cut just the depth of the template and fascia thickness to also help assure not cutting too deep.
The ideal outcome- cut was perfect, took some time, but no damage to sensor assembly, and THE HANDS FREE OPTION STILL WORKS AFTER COMPLETE INSTALL USING THE ORIGINAL SENSOR SAVING $500+!!
Great looking hitch, but it does take some work and patience to do it right!! If you have any questions, please ask.
- Before starting install, get a M12-1.25 tap ($6.99 at O'Reily Auto) and tap wrench to chase out the frame bolt holes prior to lifting hitch into place. Mine were rusted and filled with debris from several years of exposure to the elements.
- Install the 7 PIN TOW CONNECTOR (STANDARD BARREL TYPE) onto the hitch mounting flange prior to install the hitch onto the vehicle if you have already completed the hitch finisher install. Also my connector rotated clockwise to lock onto the flange not counter clockwise as shown in the instructions.