How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a Jeep Renegade (2019-2022)

Adding a trailer hitch to a Jeep Renegade requires only a few tools, a Draw-Tite CQT76021 trailer hitch, and a short amount of time to complete the installation. This trailer hitch and installation process will work for Jeep Renegade model years 2019-2022.

Follow these basic steps to begin hauling trailers and other kinds of hitch-mounted accessories for your Jeep Renegade today.

Tools needed:

  • Safety Glasses
  • Flathead Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Power Drill
  • Torque Wrench
  • Utility Knife
  • Exhaust Strap
  • 1 1/8 “ Hole Saw
  • 19mm & 13mm Sockets

Jeep Renegade hitch installation steps

1. Remove Underbody Panels

To begin the hitch installation process, we will need to remove an underbody panel located on each side of the vehicle’s rear. This underbody panel features two plastic screws which can be removed with a phillips head screwdriver. Repeat this process on both sides of the vehicle.

2. Remove Frame Plugs

Our next step will be removing the three plugs on the vehicle’s frame. These rubber frame plugs can be detached using a flathead screwdriver.

3. Drill Access Holes

After removing the frame plugs, we will need to create two access holes - one on each side of the vehicle. We will be using a 1 1/8” drill saw to create these access points.

4. Lower Exhaust

To make room for the addition of the hitch, we will need to lower the vehicle’s exhaust. Before detaching the exhaust, we will be installing a supporting strap so it doesn’t fall completely away from the vehicle. Once the strap is in place, the bolts attaching the exhaust can be removed with a 13mm socket.

5. Install Hardware

We can now install the provided hardware which will attach the trailer hitch to the vehicle’s frame. We will use fish wire to feed our hardware into the appropriate attachment points.

6. Raise Hitch Into Place

With the hardware now installed, we can begin to raise the hitch into its proper position. While aligning the hitch, be sure to run the fish wire from the hardware through the corresponding attachments on the hitch to bring the bolts through.

7. Tighten and Torque Hardware

After properly aligning the hitch, we can secure the hardware by adding the conical tooth washers and hex nuts. Once these are in place we will need to tighten and torque all the hardware to the manufacturer’s specifications.

8. Re-install Exhaust and Underbody Panels

With the hitch now firmly in place, our final step is to re-install the exhaust and underbody panels which we previously removed.

You should now have your trailer hitch installed on your Jeep Renegade.

Fast and easy hitch installations at U-Haul locations.

How much does it cost to add a hitch for a Jeep Renegade?

The price range of a hitch for a Jeep Renegade ranges from $175 to $185. U-Haul carries several different classes of hitches and offers different sizes to accommodate both 1¼ to 2-inch receivers. U-Haul offers both installation services at a local U-Haul Moving Center® and will ship your hitch to your home.

How much does it cost to have a hitch installed on a Jeep Renegade?

Installation costs are normally under $100 but you should check with your local U-Haul Moving Center® as prices can differ based on location, the hitch model you are installing, and your vehicle. All U-Haul Moving Centers can install a hitch to your vehicle and with over 1,500 U-Haul centers throughout the country, you can have your hitch installed and be back on the road in no time.

All trailer hitches sold and installed at a U-Haul Moving Center® come with the option of a lifetime warranty plan guaranteed to replace your hitch with no limitation for any damage, including collision, corrosion, accidental overload, jackknifing, and vehicle theft.

Jeep Renegade Hitch Prices

How long does it take to install a hitch on a Jeep Renegade?

Installation takes anywhere from 1 to 2 ½ hours depending on the hitch being installed and your vehicle. We recommend making an online appointment from our website to accommodate your busy schedule. In addition, U-Haul service centers offer an extensive line of towing accessories (Ball mount, Hitch ball, Pin, and Clip, Wiring) to help you safely tow your boat, camper, or trailer

Find your trailer hitch today at uhaul.com

Do you need a wiring kit for Jeep Renegade?

If you are planning to tow a trailer or camper with brake lights, running lights, and turn signal, you will want a wiring kit to power the lights on your trailer. The most common lighting harness comes in a 4 pin and 7 pin connector.  The 4- way connector has basic lighting functions (running lights, brake lights, turn signal) while the 7-way connector adds a 12-volt circuit, circuit for electric trailer brakes, and reverse lights. U-Haul offers both 4-way and 7-way connectors.  Find out which option is best for your Jeep Renegade. 

Wiring Kits for Jeep Renegade

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