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Old 02-22-2015, 06:25 AM
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Does anyone know where I can find the OEM hitch install instructions? I'm specifically looking to install the physical hitch part. From what I can tell from searches is that a cross member comes out and the hitch goes in its place. Is the stock cross member bolted on? Can I re-use the bolts holding that cross member to bolt in the hitch?
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Instructions for the Q5 trailer hitch
https://mega.co.nz/#!FM8wFZgK!C0K5rT...EdMi0wPUG4yEZ4
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The whole cross-member is replaced. Also, note that the rear cross-member has a threaded socket for the towing eye on the right side. When you replace this with a "towing" cross-member, there is NO SOCKET at all, and you are expected to tow using the hitch as a connection point.

If you are doing it yourself, you might consider welding in two robust sockets to regain the original design's towing points. Or not, since that's to hard welding jobs.
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Thanks for the installation guide and the tip about the towing eye.
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Is there an updated link for this? That one is no longer working.
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Originally Posted by vincenz0 View Post
Is there an updated link for this? That one is no longer working.
The OEM hitch does come with instructions (for both the hitch & wiring) that are quite good. It is identical to what is shown in ELSAWin.

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Does anyone have instruction to install? I have the part but can't figure out how it mounts. It's pretty big and looks like it holds more than just the trailer controller unit
Bracket for trailer hitch control unit - 2015 Audi Q5 (8R0907297A)
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Does anyone have instruction to install? I have the part but can't figure out how it mounts. It's pretty big and looks like it holds more than just the trailer controller unit
Bracket for trailer hitch control unit - 2015 Audi Q5 (8R0907297A)
This thread, specifically page 2 shows how to install the controller bracket. Pages 4 & 5 have very detailed instructions of how to do the install, with pictures. They are in my opinion, better than the instructions Audi provides:
https://www.audiworld.com/forums/q5-...hitch-2760534/

This link has pictures of every step of the install:
I am Audi | The Audi World ? Audi Q5 Tow Hitch Installation ? Audi Certified Service

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Excellent instructions with lots of helpful pictures. Thanks!
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Great pictures but I am wondering if there isn't a supplemental to the service manual that comes with the hitch? Certainly the service tech has something to look at.

I can say that it is not included in the OEM service manual.
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