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Hey everyone. I feel like I've seen this in a thread before, but when trying to search, the search keeps timing out, so I can't find anything.

I want to put the tow package on my wife's 2017 Touring, but I can't remember if Honda sells it all as a kit, or in separate pieces. I plan to do the tranny cooler with it as well. Do they sell the hitch with a wiring harness, and does it affect the rear bumper at all, like needing a different lower valance? Been a couple years since I've researched this. Any help is appreciated.
 

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I am pretty sure that the hitch, trans cooler and harness are all separate OEM part numbers and not sold as a kit. The OEM hitch comes with a new insert for the bumper valence.
 

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This the thread you're looking for?

 

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Hey everyone. I feel like I've seen this in a thread before, but when trying to search, the search keeps timing out, so I can't find anything.

I want to put the tow package on my wife's 2017 Touring, but I can't remember if Honda sells it all as a kit, or in separate pieces. I plan to do the tranny cooler with it as well. Do they sell the hitch with a wiring harness, and does it affect the rear bumper at all, like needing a different lower valance? Been a couple years since I've researched this. Any help is appreciated.

Yes, they are all sold separate. Do yourself a HUGE favor when installing the hitch. Spray Fluid Film on the bolts prior to installing them. Spray Fluid film on the Inside and Outside of the hitch. The will make it almost impossible for the hitch to rust. While you have the spare tire removed and prior to installing the hitch spray any metal under the car with fluid film! And before installing the bolts get a wire brush and get out any crap from the threads. The last thing you want to do is to cross thread a trailer hitch bolt

 

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I followed Daytripper64's tranny cooler install instructions when installing an aftermarket cooler on our FWD Ridgeline. I did go with a little larger cooler.
 

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I followed Daytripper64's tranny cooler install instructions when installing an aftermarket cooler on our FWD Ridgeline. I did go with a little larger cooler.
That's a huge tranny cooler! We don't plan on doing a ton of towing with the Pilot, just maybe if we happen to go camping with horses, she can to the horse trailer and I'll pull the camping trailer.
 

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This the thread you're looking for?

That's a good thread, thanks!!! As I understand the 9 speed cooler install is slightly different, but I've done enough tranny coolers, radiators and condensers, I'm sure I can figure out the difference.
 

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That's a huge tranny cooler! We don't plan on doing a ton of towing with the Pilot, just maybe if we happen to go camping with horses, she can to the horse trailer and I'll pull the camping trailer.
Yep, it’s fair sized, but they make one even bigger.😱. I haven’t done any towing but observing frequent 210+ TFT just driving around town this past summer prompted the cooler install. Solid 40* drop afterwards.👌
 
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