BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Mount for trailer hitch

General information

Trailer towing

The mount for the trailer hitch is located on the rear of the vehicle.

Information on suitable trailer hitches is found on the underside of the mount, see arrow.

Remove the ball head when driving without a trailer or load carrier.

Safety information

Warning

During driving, high temperatures can occur underneath the vehicle body, for instance caused by the exhaust gas system. Contact with the hot components can cause burns.

There is a risk of injury. Do not touch hot components.

Do not perform work in the vicinity of hot components until after they have cooled down.

Removing the cover

Trailer towing

Pull the cover out of the back of the mount, and stow it in the vehicle.

Trailer connector

Trailer towing

The socket is located to the left of the mount for the trailer hitch.

Fittings for trailer safety chain

Trailer towing

There are two fittings on the mount for the trailer hitch for securing the trailer safety chain.

Secure the trailer safety chain to the fittings for increased safety when driving with a trailer.

Ensure that the trailer safety chain can move freely and is not dragging on the ground.

Brake Controller

The vehicle manufacturer recommends that you have a Brake Controller installed by a dealer's service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

Information on installing a Brake Controller can be obtained from a dealer's service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

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