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Anyone create/buy a cover for the hole in the bumper with hitch installed?

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With 7 pin connector. Scratched it on the final fitting lol.

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Did you just buy the normal one that is flat there and make the hole yourself? How did you fit it over the plastic cover?

If you have a heat gun, a very small.... I say again, very small lol, amount of heat will help to hide those small scratches. Too much heat though and you will end up with a glossy disaster.
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Did you just buy the normal one that is flat there and make the hole yourself? How did you fit it over the plastic cover?

If you have a heat gun, a very small.... I say again, very small lol, amount of heat will help to hide those small scratches. Too much heat though and you will end up with a glossy disaster.
just purchased the bumper cover (for those without a hitch) and some measuring and cutting does the trick. the scratches on mine are near the chain hooks on the hitch, installing was the hardest part of the mod for me. heating it up would require doing it while the piece is on the truck, but not sure I get how it will remove the scratches? heat it up and they scratches will disappear???
 

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I heat mine in the oven at 350°F to make it soft and more "plastic". But still seemed a long way from "melting".
 

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I did this a while ago.
Really cleans up that space!
 

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Did you just buy the normal one that is flat there and make the hole yourself? How did you fit it over the plastic cover?

If you have a heat gun, a very small.... I say again, very small lol, amount of heat will help to hide those small scratches. Too much heat though and you will end up with a glossy disaster.
Yep regular flat trim piece. 7 pin connector will pop out. Take several measurements and cut to size. I tried heat gun but it didnt come out. A little tight sliding back together but it will go in.
 

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All it needs now is the Ford hitch cover. Be advised though, there must be a black market for these, so the one on my Edge is now secured with a wire tie looped around it,,,,


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Is anyone selling these?
 

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Thanks, perhaps I was not clear. I'm talking about the large cavity surrounding the hitch receiver and including the area where the trailer power outlet is.
There was a guy selling them with the cutout done for around the hitch, it’s the piece in the bumper cover if one doesn’t have a hitch, I got mine from dealership and cut it out myself after seeing it done on the forum here
 

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Least scratched I win... easy way to get it in if you don't need the 4pin.. where the red highlight is.. cut away the back lip part that tucks under. On the top left cut to right before the clip. Right side.. right before the curve. I ziptied the pins out of the way as I will never use it.

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I used a Dremel
 
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Apparently not. Now I can't un-see it. Haha

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yea i didn't even notice it until this thread😂 now im going to have to grab one too
 

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Just curious if anyone has found a solution for the large opening in the bumper that results from installing the factory hitch.
If not I'll attempt to hack my stock panel up.

Thanks!
If you remove the two screws on the bottom edge of the bumper, one on each side, it makes it easier to slide and force the panel up into place.
 

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