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: Trailer Hitch for X3

10-20-2004, 07:05 AM
We have ordered a 2005 X3, and wanted to add a receiver hitch to allow use of our standard 2" square bike rack. The dealer wants $390 for the receiver hitch and about $500 to install. He is now willing to do it for $400. I have a copy of the BMW installation instructions and that Instruction says"Suggested Installation Time: 1.5 hours". At $89/hour I figure the dealer should charge $150.
Since this is for a bike rack (we operate a bicycle shop) I don't need the full electrical hook up installed, and would love to find an after market DIY hitch from Dalan or someone else since they usually sell hitches (bought 1 for a 330 and a Miata) for around $200. Welcome suggestions and advice. Thank you.

10-20-2004, 10:15 AM
Keep an eye out on

I picked up a hidden hitch from them for my Honda Pilot. Right now, they only have product for the X5 but I imagine that an X3 would come along soon. Or, give them a call, maybe they know when an aftermarket hitch manufacturer is planning to release a hitch for the X3.