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post #1 of 19 Old 11-03-2016, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have fitted (original) trailer hitch? have pictures or other material about the installation?

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Cyclone 1410 and JordanWallace had them fitted. Maybe they will comment or better still, have the fitting instructions.

Snoogie, is there a Mazda website for fitting instructions? Toyota publish and give free access to theirs.

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Unfortunately here in the US we don't have an OEM trailer hitch for the CX 3 as in the states we are "technically" not allowed to tow (US regulation and safety nonsense) so unfortunately I dont have any info or manuals on installation. It might be identical to the installation of the CX 5 trailer hitches which requires the removal of the rear muffler and such. Sorry I'm not much help here.

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E trailer has them for the CX 3 with instructions.
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I bought the Curt hitch and wiring kit, haven't put it on yet but it looks pretty simple. I might have it professionally installed though because then the wiring will look nicer.
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Unfortunately here in the US we don't have an OEM trailer hitch for the CX 3 as in the states we are "technically" not allowed to tow (US regulation and safety nonsense) so unfortunately I dont have any info or manuals on installation. It might be identical to the installation of the CX 5 trailer hitches which requires the removal of the rear muffler and such. Sorry I'm not much help here.

Perhaps it's the same as the "accessory hitch" ? , which, of course, in North America is not to be used for towing of any kind.

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Perhaps it's the same as the "accessory hitch" ? , which, of course, in North America is not to be used for towing of any kind.
Gee, and I thought it was my car

I would assume if you abuse it, OK, Mazda would understandably balk at honoring the warranty. Otherwise you shoud be OK, and the burden would be on the manufacturer to show unreasonable use.

Today I installed the Curt, along with a "European Ball," mainly as rear bumper protection ... 'though someday we may also mount a bicycle rack.

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Gee, and I thought it was my car

I would assume if you abuse it, OK, Mazda would understandably balk at honoring the warranty. Otherwise you shoud be OK, and the burden would be on the manufacturer to show unreasonable use.

Today I installed the Curt, along with a "European Ball," mainly as rear bumper protection ... 'though someday we may also mount a bicycle rack.
I believe with the curt if you install a bike rack they want a strap from the rack to the back of the vehicle.
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I believe with the curt if you install a bike rack they want a strap from the rack to the back of the vehicle.
We have old Cannondale Super Vs, so I have no idea how we'd carry them ... but not on the roof!

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[QUOTE=mainemanx;127313]We have old Cannondale Super Vs, so I have no idea how we'd carry them ... but not on the roof
There are racks that can handle your bike with a hitch.Nice bike!

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