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Audi Q5 Tow Hitch!

Aug 10

We have all been waiting patiently for the genuine (OEM) Audi Q5 tow hitch to become available for installation at the dealer. The Audi Q5 has 4,400 LBS (Pounds) of towing capacity from the factory and is pre-wired for the receiver to be installed. Well after the versatile and tow ready Q5 arrived at the dealership we were all very excited to get the manufactures tow hitch for our clients so we waited and waited and waited …….. months went by and as Brand Specialists we started to wonder what was going on and so did our clients. It turns out that the Q5 tow hitch receivers had been ready and they were being shipped out, however the control module that was shipped with the receiver was not to Audi specifications. Although the Q5 Tow hitches took longer to get into stock than we were anticipating, I am glad they are here and that all the hiccups have been resolved before the receivers are installed. After opening the box for the new part I was especially happy to see the workmanship and quality of the hardware. The welds on the metal of the receiver are beautiful and the wiring and grommets look very nicely executed. If you need a tow hitch for your Audi Q5 feel free to “Contact Me Here”, and I can help.
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How much should it cost for an Audi dealer to install this hitch, with out electric. We want to use for bike rack. thanks

From peter on July 31st, 2011

My local dealer in Mexico does not recognize the tow hitch accesorie for Q5 # 8R0 800 491A part can I purchase in the USA?

From Fernando on August 19th, 2011

A trailer weight greater than 3,000 lbs requires trailer brakes in nearly all states.  At 4400 lbs rating, the Q5 would require a brake controller.  Is the controller included in the factory hitch option?  If not, is the wiring there to simply plug in a brake controller like the Prodigy, under the dash?  The 7 wire plug shown in the photos suggests that at least the wiring is there.

From Dave on April 30th, 2012

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