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.
-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
-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:
R56 MINI Cooper S Hatchback
: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
R57 MINI Cooper S Convertible
: 2009, 2010
link for install of hitch
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