Please note, our product image may show the Hidden Hitch AND optional accessories (which are NOT included in the base price). Please see drop down menu to add a Drawbar (the removable part that has the actual tow ball to pull a trailer) or a Wiring Kit (only needed if a trailer is pulled).
Most of our customers purchase our hitch to attach a bike rack and do not require a Drawbar or Wiring kit.
The MniDoMore Hidden Hitch is custom engineered to fit specific MINI models and is one of the only hitches on the market that is hidden behind the bumper yet accessible for easy use when needed. The actual hitch is accessed through a small square hole in the rear black lower plastic fascia (Cooper S models as noted below) that will need to be cut during installation. Cooper models (NON S) will require a small square hole to be cut into the bumper about 5" above the bottom of the bumper. We supply a square plug to cover the hole when the hitch is not in use.
The MniDoMore Hidden Hitch for the MINI F55 Four Door BASE and S, F56 Hatchback BASE and S and F57 Convertible BASE and S is a heavy duty Steel assembly that mounts behind the plastic part of the MINI bumper and uses factory hardware and mounting location for a seamless and integrated look that is safe and secure and offers MINI owners the flexibility to haul, tow, attach or carry stuff they otherwise would never be able to. The hitch mounts between the large bumper support beam and the chassis.
Based on our research this will NOT fit the Base Cooper models that have the spare tire installed. Basically all base Coopers come with the spare tire so unless it is removed this hitch will NOT fit.
Accessing the hitch to insert the hitch lock pin requires reaching behind/under the plastic trim of the bumper. The first few times it will be a bit challenging to work 'blind' but it will get easier.
Once installed, the hitch can be used to attach just about any off-the-shelf trailer, bike rack or luggage trays that have a 1-1/4" size connection. The vast majority of MINI drivers will use our hitch in conjunction with an aftermarket bike rack attachment (like Thule, Yakima, etc.). A 1-1/4" hitch connection is required and the post needs to be long enough to clear the bumper.
Please note that there are 3 versions of the rear F56/7 bumper. The standard bumper is shown in our main product image. The models with the JCW buimper have 2 versions available; the standard and the JCW Pro.
In both cases the hitch will come out in the same relative location to the exhaust tips which would be right in that black area on the JCW Pro and right below the part line on the standard JCW bumper where the trim panel meets the bumper part. Both will require cutting into the bumper or trim in that area IF this hitch is installed on a JCW F55/6/7 series MINI.
-1 1/4" Class I Receiver SAE J684 Certification – No other Cooper S receiver hitch on the market have this Certification!
-Mounts concealed behind rear bumper
- Powder coated black to resist rust
- 200 lb maximum tongue weight 1400lb tow capacity on all models (Countryman + Paceman have a 2000 lb max)
-Packaged complete with installation instructions
-Installs with ordinary hand tools using existing hardware
Wiring Kit Detail:
- Standard 4 plug connector
- Active tail converter that functions without applying additional loads to the Mini’s wiring or computer
-Takes power from a direct feed from the rear cigarette lighter.
-Takes 3 brake and stop signals (left turn, right turn, stop) and converts to two light signal on trailer lights (left turn and stop, right turn and stop)
-Includes all required wiring, connectors, and detailed installation instructions
-1 1/4” Class I drawbar with 2” drop
-Includes 1 7/8” ball
-Tow chain plate with chain holes is included
-1/2" pin and clip included
Optional drawbar accessory:
- OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Mini Cooper trunk mounted tool
bag (71116762181) for storage. The storage bag uses clips to mount in
the boot of the MINI when not in use.
MODEL NUMBER FITMENT GUIDE
Model 1009 fits these MINI models:
F55 MINI Cooper Four Door: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
F55-S MINI Cooper S Four Door: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
F56 MINI Cooper Hatchback: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
F56-S MINI Cooper S Hatchback: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018, 2019, 2020
F57 MINI Cooper Convertible: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
F57-S MINI Cooper S Convertible: 2016, 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
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