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Need some hitch help desprately!


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What are my options for a hitch. I does not look like there is much room for a hitch under my Cayenne S... I called my Porsche dealer and they Quoted me $1400.00 for a hitch install :cursing: . Can I just take the truck to a U-haul??

Also does anyone have pictures of hitches installed on a Cayenne S? I need this hitch to tow a very small trailer with my motorcycle on it.

Thanks

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The Porsche hitch is somewhat integrated (from what I can tell) and does not reduce ground clearance at all. It also become part of the chassis diagnostic (a controller is added) so it can have fault codes and report them. There is an 8 page TSB that details its 3 hour installation.

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Strength wise it is probably fine for a small trailer- just don't know about the lighting issues. Many of us who tow larger enclosed trailers have had many issues with the running lights either not working or always throwing an error and the ! on the dash, using the factory control unit. Do a search at the Cayenne forum at rennlist.com if you have a couple spare hours! Maybe bypassing the troublesome Cayenne electronics would be better but I'd be afraid of throwing lots of codes and it being non factory your dealer won't be able to help. Only problem is, even with the factory unit, most dealers don't have a clue because so few of us actually use the truck as a truck! Good luck.

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I have the Curt hitch on my S. It saves a small amount of money because you have to get the dealer to wire in the control module and set it up, fitting is not to hard.

Hi mudman2,

I was looking at the Curt hitch site and found they mentioned that Cayenne requires fascia trimming

to work with their hitch.

Just wondering how much trimming is needed.. Do you have a photo to share?

Thanks in advance!

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I have the Curt hitch on my S. It saves a small amount of money because you have to get the dealer to wire in the control module and set it up, fitting is not to hard.

Hi mudman2,

I was looking at the Curt hitch site and found they mentioned that Cayenne requires fascia trimming

to work with their hitch.

Just wondering how much trimming is needed.. Do you have a photo to share?

Thanks in advance!

not much trimming its pretty simple using some masking tape and a steady hand with a jigsaw.

i tow my jetski with my V6 no Air suspension

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not much trimming its pretty simple using some masking take and a steady hand with a jigsaw.

i tow my jetski with my V6 no Air suspension

Awesome! Thank you for the information.

Nice mods you have done to your Cayenne :)

I notice you have a rear shot of your Cayenne but the picture if fairly small.

If it's not too much trouble it would be much appreciated if you can post the larger size photo. Thanks.

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It's my turn to install the hitch to my truck. I don't use it to tow anything, just use it for bike-rack, so I'm not going to worry about lighting (lucky me). Any way, I click on the links on the email trail to get some instructions/photos but I guess all the links are expired. Does anyone have instructions/photos for this after market installation? It's a '04 CayenneS.

Thank you,

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It's my turn to install the hitch to my truck. I don't use it to tow anything, just use it for bike-rack, so I'm not going to worry about lighting (lucky me). Any way, I click on the links on the email trail to get some instructions/photos but I guess all the links are expired. Does anyone have instructions/photos for this after market installation? It's a '04 CayenneS.

Thank you,

Hi,

I installed the Curt hitch some time ago. It is good quality. For the wiring I used the Hoppy adapter specifically for the Cayenne. Here are the instructions........

Rgds,

BobCayenne Trailer Hitch and Wiring.pdf

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It's my turn to install the hitch to my truck. I don't use it to tow anything, just use it for bike-rack, so I'm not going to worry about lighting (lucky me). Any way, I click on the links on the email trail to get some instructions/photos but I guess all the links are expired. Does anyone have instructions/photos for this after market installation? It's a '04 CayenneS.

Thank you,

Hi,

I installed the Curt hitch some time ago. It is good quality. For the wiring I used the Hoppy adapter specifically for the Cayenne. Here are the instructions........

Rgds,

BobCayenne Trailer Hitch and Wiring.pdf

Hi Bob! Was that a class 3 Curt hitch? And do you still have the part # for the Hoppy kit? JC Whitney has several Hopkins kits. Do you have specific part #'s please.

Tim in Ft Worth

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Hi Tim,

I'll see if I can find the Hoppy part number for you, and yes the Curt is a class III hitch but it has a slightly lower weight capacity than the OEM hitch...

Rgds,

Bob

The Hoppy part number I installed was HY-46255/6

Hope this helps......

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