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  1. BMW Coding and Programming
    Hello all, I need to retrofit a manual detachable trailer hitch (not an electric one) on my 2013 F30. I purchased the original BMW trailer hitch (#71606855719) and the original BMW cable retrofit kit (#71602296996, including ECU) plus some installation parts to do this. Can anyone tell me...
  2. E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014)
    Hey all, i got some strange behavior with my trailer hitch. First, the lights of the car are all working fine and there are no errors reported in the check control menu. Also checked the trailer and a separate bikeholder with another car, also everything fine. When trailer connected to my car...
  3. X3 G01 (2018 - current)
    I have a 2018 X3 M40i and was wanting to pull a camper. Has anyone had a trailer brake controller installed? The vehicle came equipped with the trailer towing package but I understand the brake controller is not part of the package.
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  5. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Need some help on which trailer wiring kit to buy for my F30. There's not much information out there and most online trailer companies don't have clear information on which one to use. Etrailer lists one but is $185 which seems kind of absurd when the hitch itself is only $130. Thanks!
  6. X5 F15 (2014 - 2018)
    Quick question. Can an X5 Diesel, pull a trailer? Does it have a trailer hitch? Can I buy one from the dealer? Is there a better solution? Thanks in advance, Tom
  7. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    I just changed from VW to BMW diesel and need to replace a tow hitch. Are there precautions associated with light towing behind a 328dx? and who makes the best hitch? Are special electric boxes required?
  8. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    I have a 2004 BMW X5 4.4i, I have already installed a trailer hitch and now I am working on installing the trailer wiring harness. I need to find out what wires control what lights. On the factory wiring harness that plugs in to the tail lights there are 4 wire's. Please help Identify what these...
  9. F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current)
    Hi all, I've searched the forums and can't find an answer to a question I have about a trailer hitch for a 228i ragtop. It would be nice to have one for two purposes: 1. for a hitch mounted bike rack (for 2 bikes) 2. to be able to tow a small, light sailing/rowing dinghy (~100# + trailer). Any...
  10. X6 F16 (2015 - Current)
    Picked up my new X6 Friday night. What a step up from the X4! Love it so far. BMW and the Cape Cod dealership did a wonderful thing for me. The X4 I purchased several weeks ago had significant issues with it's electronics - so much so, that they took the unit back and allowed me to flip into...
  11. X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    I had my 2008 X5 4.8i at the BMW Dealership for: 1.) OEM trailer hitch install. 2.) Evaluation of I-drive system - i-drive was acting up. Radio would not shut off, system would lock up. etc etc. NOTE: Rear View Camera worked fine though. After I got the X5 back with the hitch installed nicely...
  12. X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
    Hi guys, I have been prowling the forums trying to figure this one out, so I apologize if this has already been answered. I have gotten through the install of the OEM BMW trailer hitch up to the point of reassembly. However, I am a bit confused because the bumper will not fit over the trailer...
  13. Parting Out
    I am looking for a trailer hitch for my 2003 Wagon. Sedan will fit also, but not convertible. I am located in San Jose CA and am willing to pull yours off for you.
  14. X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Just like the title asks- where did you get your hitch? Dealer? Aftermarket? Yes I already read the 5 page towing thread :p
  15. F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - 2017)
    Since you can buy original towing equipment for the GT in Germany, does anyone have an idea how (and maybe where) to get this in the USA? I like the idea of the towbar being hidden away and the trailer hitch flipping out on demand.
  16. X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hi All: I am new to the forums, but have a question for the experts on this site as to what would be a recommended hitch make and model. I am looking at the following but need advice. :dunno: I have just purchased a new 2013 X5 and want to use a swagman bike rack we already own. My 7 year old...
  17. X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
    Has anyone installed a trailer hitch on an X3 with MSports Pack? Specifically, Part No. 82 71 2 157 704 listed on BMW and Baravian Autosports websites? I would like to hear from your experience as whether you installed it yourself or had it installed, and any likes/dislikes.
  18. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi, I recently got a 2007 6spd 335i convertible , I love the car. I want to do some light towing and have read the Westfalia detachable bar is a good way to go. I have sourced one in the UK ( I live in California) but am unsure about how to deal with the electrics. Does anyone know if there...
  19. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    There are a few aftermarket receiver mounts for hitches and bike racks on BMWs. According to posts on other forums, one of the more popular ones will tear the body near the mounts after a few years of usage. I'm not surprised. I fabricated one years ago and recently put the basic instructions...
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