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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 09-21-2011, 04:50 PM
mzeed mzeed is offline
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I really think this may only matters at the high end of towing capacityand with excessive tongue weight perhap with towing a race car , horses or AirBus/Travel Trailer.
My x5 diesel has standard no frills rear with no excessively expensive goodies that will need to be ordered and replaced in 5 or 6 years. ....(Unlike my old VW Touareg with Multilpe Electric Differential Locks and Air Suspension which all needed to get serviced at my expense for corrosion). If you are not leasing, I will remind you that expensive goodies are expensive to repair and VW banged me for over 2K to repair that nonsense....hense the BMW. If you tow frequently with far distances think diesel. BMW's is Phenominal for a 6 Cyl.

Towing a snowmobile trailer with a tongue weight of 175 lbs (or a boat with 135lb.) I do not notice any sag or change in handling characteristics. Honestly, I do not even know I am towing with out using the mirrors and seeing the trailer. If your trailer does not have brakes , Braking is what will be most noticeable in the X5 (as well as all the others)
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:29 AM
bujjai bujjai is offline
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hey did bmw do this? can i install a hitch without cutting the bumper???? if so....i'm finally going to do it.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:43 AM
YuCrew YuCrew is offline
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Bumper cut

On my 2012, using Drawtite/Reese hitch ... the cut was ~2.25" x ~8.25", only visible from BENEATH the vehicle.


Unless your eyes are BELOW the height of the bumper or on your back on your creeper looking up, you will not be able to see the cut, even if you remove the hitch later.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:27 PM
crsx5d crsx5d is offline
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attached is pictures of the hitch installed on my x5 the plug is a little crooked i need to get another screw to make it sit right. The top pic shows the modulite box installed. Pretty simple as it turned, out just had to tap the light wires and a simple volt meter let me figure out which was which. I'll post the directions for which wires tomorrow so everyone can save them selves the trouble of the testing to find the wires.

I think now that I look at it I might just cut a hole in the fascia to mount the plug so it's out of the way and will have a nice clean look to it
I'm new to the tow hitch and trailer thing so pardon me with these simple questions. I read through many posts on aftermarket tow hitches and decided to go with a Curt hitch and 119191 ModuLite HD Protector. The only thing is that the modulite is a 4pin connector and the car trailer I was looking to buy needs a 7-pin connector (electronic brakes). So I would need a Hopkins Wiring - 37185 4-7pin adapter and a separate brake controller?? Or does my car have a brake controller wire I can tap into? Thank you.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:26 AM
BeamerandBimmer BeamerandBimmer is offline
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I'm new to the tow hitch and trailer thing so pardon me with these simple questions. I read through many posts on aftermarket tow hitches and decided to go with a Curt hitch and 119191 ModuLite HD Protector. The only thing is that the modulite is a 4pin connector and the car trailer I was looking to buy needs a 7-pin connector (electronic brakes). So I would need a Hopkins Wiring - 37185 4-7pin adapter and a separate brake controller?? Or does my car have a brake controller wire I can tap into? Thank you.
Looks like no one ever gave you an answer.

You can get the wiring kit AND a brake controller from BMW to go with your aftermarket hitch.
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