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Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver: Pre 2011 R56/7 'S'
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Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver: Pre 2011 R56/7 'S'

SKU:  MDM1003-G2
WEIGHT:  21.00 lbs
brand: MINI do More
Our price: $229.95
list price: $289.95
you save: 21%
 
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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).

Image shown has a bike rack installed for reference only and is not included.

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 MniDoMore Hidden Hitch for the PRE 2011 MINI R56 Hatchback 'S' and R57 Convertible 'S' models ONLY.

If you have the JCW body kit (specifically the JCW REAR BUMPER) you will need the #1003 hitch receiver. The install of the 1003 along with the JCW rear bumper requires cutting a small square hole in the painted part of the bumper about 3" from the exhaust tips.

The hitch is a custom designed 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.

This hitch is accessed through a small square hole in the rear lower black grill above the exhaust tips. We supply a black square plug that can be used to cover the hole when the hitch is not in use.

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.

Hitch Detail:
-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
- 150 lb maximum tongue weight 1500 lb tow capacity.
-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

Drawbar Detail:
-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 1003G2 fits these MINI models:
Gen2 MINI:
Model 1003G2

R56 MINI Cooper S Hatchback: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
R57 MINI Cooper S Convertible: 2009, 2010

Installation instructions:
link for install of hitch
link for install of wiring for Hatchback, Coupe + Roadster
link for install of wiring on Convertible

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Customers' comments

Ordered for the first time. My order arrived quickly and packaged with care. The headlight rings were easy to install and so were the tail light trim. Amazing product. Ordering again for sure. Thank you out motoring!
JC

I had a bit of disappointment today when my new hitch arrived - it was not the correct model for my car.
In retrospect, I looked back at the ordering page and found that it was my mistake but I could see why. I searched for a hitch for a Mini-S R53 and it took me to a 1001 which is for a non-S R50. The model numbers for the hitches and the cars they match up with were at the very bottom of the page, which I didn't see when ordering. It would have been very helpful if the drop-down menu had not just the hitch model number (1003) but the car model as well (R50, R53...) to help avoid this confusion.
It cost me return shipping and another week or more of wait. Not fun.
Douglas Thompson

I own a 2013 Mini Cooper R59 and have ordered a significant amount of items from this website. ran into some issues with the fitment of some things but Aaron from Outmotoring was quick to solve the issue. I am very pleased with the quality of all the items I have ordered and as far as I am concerned, this is the only place to get genuine, high-quality MINI accessories and parts!

Thanks for the great service!
Nicholas

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