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Old 12-07-2018, 05:00 AM   #1
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Do I need to go to a dealer to install a hitch on my 2016 sprinter with the step bumper? Is there anything complicated that a normal mechanic or UHaul store canít do?


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Old 12-07-2018, 05:07 AM   #2
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Do I need to go to a dealer to install a hitch on my 2016 sprinter with the step bumper? Is there anything complicated that a normal mechanic or UHaul store canít do?


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What hitch are you installing? The curt hitch can be installed pretty easily. About 30 minutes. Kinda heavy so two people helps. But I did it myself. It's like 6 bolts. Just heavy and awkward solo.


If you are using a factory hitch and want all the wiring for towing it may be more complicated.


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Old 12-07-2018, 05:11 AM   #3
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Default Re: Hitch install.

I also did the curt hitch myself;itís heavy so itís awkward for one- I made a quick cradle to hold it while I did the bolts.

E-trailer has a good video on installing the hitch and the wiring.


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Old 12-07-2018, 12:29 PM   #4
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Actually the lighting is what Iím talking about. The hitch itself is pretty easily bolted on but I wasnít sure if there were any troll hidden in the wiring that required specialized knowledge.


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Old 12-07-2018, 12:42 PM   #5
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Have you read

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...+wiring&page=2

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https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...t=hitch+wiring
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:04 PM   #6
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I have a 2014 cargo van. Had a factory wiring loom installed for the trailer hitch. The installer could not get it to work. Had to go to the dealer, (in denver)who sent an e-mail to the factory in Germany to obtain a code for the vans computer.Took all day to get the response from Germany,
cost 1hr showtime.
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