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Old 03-28-2013, 09:15 PM
Cashemire Cashemire is offline
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BMW's Hide-a-Hitch Reciever rattle

Does anybody here have the Hide-a-Hitch style trailer reciever like the one I got when I bought my new 2013 X3? I've had the car less than a year and just now got a chance to use it to pull a small ATV trailer. All the way home from the trailer store the thing rattled, squeeked, and banged noise through the car making it impossible to ignore. I clamped the reciever down to the ball-mount taking any movement out of those parts but it's still noisy. There seems to be a lot of loose free-play between BMW's removable reciever and BMW's frame mount bracket and that's where all the noise is coming from.

Have any of you had this problem and if so, how did you resolve it?

Thanks for any helpful advice
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