98-03 MERCEDES BENZ E320 11830

11830
98-03 MERCEDES BENZ E320
10/15/2012
GROSS LOAD CAPACITY WHEN USED AS A WEIGHT CARRYING HITCH: 2500
LBS. TRAILER WEIGHT & 200 LBS. TONGUE WEIGHT.
***DO NOT EXCEED VEHICLE MANUFACTURER'S RECOMMENDED TOWING CAPACITY.***
WARNING: ALL NON-TRAILER LOADS APPLIED TO THIS PRODUCT MUST BE SUPPORTED BY 18050 STABILIZING STRAPS.
** FAILURE TO PROPERLY SUPPORT NON-TRAILER LOADS WILL VOID PRODUCT WARRANTY**
HAVING INSTALLATION QUESTIONS? CALL TECHNICAL SUPPORT AT 1-800-798-0813
Parts List
ITEM QTY
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
1
8 7/16-14 x 1 1/2
HEX BOLT
CM-11830-PMP
2
16
7/16 WASHER
3
8
7/16 LOCK WASHER HELICAL LOCK WASHER
4
8
7/16-14
"EH"
BOTH SIDES
WASHER
HEX NUT
CM-11830-DMP
1
3
TRUNK AREA
"DH"
2
4
"EH" = EXISTING HOLES
"DH" = DRILLED HOLES
HITCH WEIGHT: 28 LBS.
INSTALL TIME
PROFESSIONAL: 60 MINUTES
OPENING IN
REAR PANEL
"DH"
NOVICE (DIY): 120 MINUTES
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INSTALL NOTES:
DRILLING REQUIRED
TEMPORARILY REMOVE SPARE TIRE
TEMPORARILY REMOVE PANELS
SILICONE SEAL HARDWARE
DESINGNED FOR USE WITH
BALL MOUNT # D-55001 / 45501
INSTALLATION STEPS
1. The trunk area is split into (3) areas, the main trunk, and two smaller side cavities. Remove the panels
on these side cavities, then remove the spare tire from the driver side and anything that is in the passenger
side. (Ex. "CD" player, remove CD player take out the 3 screws holding it and carefully slide it out. Undo the
carpet clips from the sides of the trunk to expose the holes that are needed to attach the mounting brackets.)
2. In the cavities locate the "C" shaped frame rail, the mounting bracket fits in here with the wide flange down.
Slide bracket rearward through the opening in the channel until the round holes in the bracket properly line up
with the existing holes. Both slots will be inside the rear opening when in position. (NOTE- some factory body
filler may be in the openings for the brackets; clean this out so the bracket may sit flat on the frame.)
3. Once the bracket is in position insert the 7/16" hardware provided as shown but do not tighten.
4. Position the hitch under the back of the car just behind the bumper cover, centered and against the rear most
lip in the body. The flat space should be only big enough to fit the hitch. Mark the holes in the hitch and
using a 1/8" drill bit, drill two small pilot holes on each side to check for alignment. The holes should be in the
slots of the mounting brackets.
5. Once alignment is made drill the holes out to fit the 7/16" hardware and install hitch with hardware as shown.
6. Torque all hardware to 70 ft-lbs.
7. Use silicone sealant to seal hardware installed through trunk.
8. Replace spare tire and all other equipment / panels that were removed.
PERIODICALLY CHECK THIS RECEIVER HITCH TO ENSURE THAT ALL FASTENERS
ARE TIGHT AND THAT ALL STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS ARE SOUND.
Curt Manufacturing Inc., warrants this product to be free of defects in material and/or workmanship at the time of retail purchase by the original purchaser. If the product is found to be defective,
Curt Manufacturing Inc., may repair or replace the product, at their option, when the product is returned, prepaid, with proof of purchase. Alteration to, misuse of, or improper installation of
this product voids the warranty. Curt Manufacturing Inc.'s liability is limited to repair or replacement of products found to be defective, and specifically excludes liability for incidental or
consequential loss or damage.
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