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: Trailer Hitch Cover

12-26-2007, 08:23 PM
Does anyone know if there is a cover you can purchase to cover the trailer hitch on an X5? I am wanting to install a trailer hitch, but don't want the hitch poking out of rear bumper.

12-26-2007, 10:22 PM
There is no full cover, but assuming that you have no aero-kit, you have a removable piece in the bumper that most leave out when the hitch is installed (it doesn't fit over the receiver). You can trim down that piece so that it fits much more closely if you want to. Use a Dremel to cut out a square hole in the centre, trying it until it fits correctly.

There are also BMW accessories that fit in the receiver, such as a chrome fold-down step.