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CheapScotsman
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:37 pm    Post subject: Mounting the Hitch Wiring socket on a Hidden Hitch Reply with quote

The mazda wiring kit comes with a socket but there is no where to mount it on a hidden hitch so I ...

a) cut out a mounting bracket using my grinder
b) drilled two holes to mount the flat connector
c) spray painted it black
d) stripped the required points to bare metal
e) used JB Quik metal epoxy (overnight cause its getting cold)
f ) touchup spray paint
g) bolted the socket to the bracket
h) cable tied the cabling to the underside of the car

Results attached ... (yes, the car needs a wash)

Test drove a 2001, looked at 2002, finally got a CDN 2003 LX, Mid Blue, Alloy Wheels, Four Seasons, Towing Pkg, Roof Rack ... now at 71,000km
1982 Honda Civic ... now at 165,000km
1984 Honda Prelude ... retired at 280,000km





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Mat
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:56 am    Post subject: Re: Mounting the Hitch Wiring socket on a Hidden Hitch Reply with quote

CS - that looks a LOT cleaner than my solution. I used a couple of black ZIP ties & some black electrical tape.

How hard was is to keep the bracket level with the JBWeld overnight?

Mat

'03 Volvo S60 AWD
'02 Mazda MPV ES
'98 Saturn SL2
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CheapScotsman
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Mounting the Hitch Wiring socket on a Hidden Hitch Reply with quote

I put quite a bit of JB weld onto the metal then used a spring clamp to hold it in place. I left it overnight as it is getting a bit cool these days and, the colder it is, the long it take epoxy to set.
Test drove a 2001, looked at 2002, finally got a CDN 2003 LX, Mid Blue, Alloy Wheels, Four Seasons, Towing Pkg, Roof Rack ... now at 71,000km
1982 Honda Civic ... now at 165,000km
1984 Honda Prelude ... retired at 280,000km
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