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BX2805 2012-15 Fiat 500 Abarth/Turbo 2014-15 Fiat 500c Abarth Installation Instructions Attachment Tab Height: 12-1/2” Serial Number Attachment Tab Width: 22” Please read BOTH these Installation Instructions and the General Instructions prior to installing or operating this equipment. 1. Blue Ox® towing products and accessories are intended to be installed by Blue Ox® Dealers who are familiar with our products and have the equipment and knowledge necessary to do “fit work”. If needed, Blue Ox® Dealers can be found at www.blueox.com or by contacting our Customer Care Department at (402) 385-3051. Bolt Torque Specifications Torque in Foot-Pounds for Inch Bolts 2. Many Blue Ox baseplates are designed to use existing holes and hardware to mount the baseplate to the towed vehicle. Even though bolts are there, do not assume they are adequate for baseplate mounting. Always use the hardware supplied in the hardware kit and existing hardware as specified in the installation instructions. ® Bolt Size Grade 5 Grade 8 1/4” 10 14 5/16” 19 29 3/8” 33 47 7/16” 54 78 1/2” 78 119 5/8” 154 230 3/4” 257 380 Bolt Torque Specifications Torque in Foot-Pounds for Metric Bolts Bolt Size If the front of your vehicle looks different than this, please contact us at (402)385-3051. Reference your vehicle owner’s manual for manufacturer’s towing specifications. 405-0492 Page 1 of 6 ! Grade 8.8 Grade 10.9 6MM 6 8 8MM 16 22 10MM 31 40 12MM 54 70 14MM 89 117 16MM 161 230 18MM 222 318 WARNING Failure to read and follow these instructions could result in separation of the towed vehicle from the tow bar, causing property damage, loss of towed vehicle, personal injury or death. 4/9/15 BX2805 2012-15 Fiat 500 Abarth/Turbo 2014-15 Fiat 500c Abarth Installation Instructions Instruction Notes: The fascia is removed and reinstalled for the baseplate installation. Some trimming is required. Place all components that are removed on a flat, sturdy surface. All items will be reinstalled unless otherwise noted after the baseplate is installed. The dimensional variations between otherwise identical vehicles can be considerable. While the baseplate was designed for easy installation, it may be necessary to tailor the baseplate slightly to compensate for vehicle manufacturer’s tolerances. The BX8869 Tail Light Wiring Kit is recommended for this vehicle. (see page 6) NOTICE • Handling of some cosmetic parts when installing this product may require the use of protective covers, rags, specialty tools, etc. to prevent damage. • When using power drills be aware of the dangers of torque and drill bit length. • When using a reciprocating saw be aware of objects behind the cutting surface. • Use a good quality paint to spray cut edges of frame to prevent rusting. • Be sure that ALL electrical connections are plugged in and accessories are functioning properly before reinstalling the fascia. • The baseplate is computer tested to your vehicle’s GVWR, exceeding this weight will void the manufacturer’s warranty. • Be sure to use a sufficient amount of Loctite® Red on all bolt threads before tightening. Tighten all bolts according to the torque chart provided. • Dealer or installer be certain the user receives these instruction sheets. • If the baseplate is in an accident, it must be replaced. DO NOT use it again! An accident can cause unseen damage and using it again could result in more damage or serious injury. DO NOT use the baseplate if it is damaged or missing parts. 405-0492 Page 2 of 6 4/9/15 BX2805 2012-15 Fiat 500 Abarth/Turbo 2014-15 Fiat 500c Abarth Installation Instructions Tools Required Utility Knife Phillips Screwdriver Torque Wrench Tape Measure Loctite® RED T20 Torx T30 Torx 10MM Socket 15MM Socket 9 1 8 2 5 4 6 7 3 6 PIN CONNECTOR 4 PIN CONNECTOR Item No. Part No. Description Qty. 1.................................61-7460..............................BX2805 Baseplate............................................................1 2.................................62-3468..............................Attachment Tab.................................................................2 3.................................101-5822............................4-Way Adapter Connector................................................2 4.................................201-0192............................#10-32 x 1/2” Round Head Screw, ZP..............................2 5.................................201-0979............................#12-14 x 1” Self Drilling Screw, ZP...................................2 6.................................202-0047............................#10-32 Hex Nut, ZP..........................................................2 7.................................203-0054............................#10 Lock Washer, ZP.......................................................2 8.................................Existing...............................10MM Bolt........................................................................8 9.................................Existing...............................10MM Washer..................................................................8 10...............................226-0046(not shown).........Class III Safety Cables.....................................................2 11................................229-0359(not shown).........3/8” Quicklink, ZP.............................................................2 12...............................290-0437............................Receiver Cap Plug...........................................................2 Important: Use only genuine factory replacement parts on your baseplate. Do NOT substitute homemade or non-typical parts. If a bolt is lost or in need of replacement, for your safety and the preservation of your baseplate, be sure to use a replacement bolt of the same grade (In most cases it will be Grade 5, please reference the parts list above). Replacement parts may be ordered through your nearest Blue Ox® Dealer or Distributor. Failing to follow and/ or altering these installation instructions in either installation or required equipment will void the manufacturer’s warranty. Towing behind a non-motorized vehicle will void the warranty. 405-0492 Page 3 of 6 4/9/15 BX2805 2012-15 Fiat 500 Abarth/Turbo 2014-15 Fiat 500c Abarth Installation Instructions      2. Using a phillips screwdriver, remove the three (3) screws from the wheel well in front of the tire. Repeat on the other side of the vehicle.   1. Using a T30 Torx, remove the four (4) screws from the top edge of the fascia. There are two (2) on each side. 3. Using a T30 Torx, remove the screw from behind the wheel well cover where the fascia meets the fender. Repeat on the other side of the vehicle. 4. Using a phillips screwdriver, remove the one (1) screw from the underside bottom corner of the fascia. Repeat on the other side of the vehicle. 405-0492    5. Using a T30 Torx, remove the three (3) screws from the underside of the fascia. DO NOT remove the silver screw. Page 4 of 6 4/9/15 BX2805 2012-15 Fiat 500 Abarth/Turbo 2014-15 Fiat 500c Abarth Installation Instructions          6. Unsnap the fascia from each side. Unplug all electrical connections, then pull fascia outwards to remove from the vehicle. 7. Using a 15MM socket, remove the four (4) larger bolts from bumper (white). Then using a 10MM socket, remove the two (2) smaller bolts (gray). Repeat on the other side of the vehicle. The metal bumper and smaller bolts will not be reused. 8. Install the baseplate onto the vehicle, using the existing spacer and 10MM bolts. Repeat on the other side of the vehicle. Tighten down baseplate to the vehicle. 9. Attach the permanent baseplate safety cables to the provided convenience link on the baseplate. The photo above shows the recommended installation of the cables to frame of vehicle. Additional options may interfere with suggested mounting; in this case, secure the cables to a solid piece of the frame as described in the instructions included with the permanent baseplate safety cables. Be sure the safety cables do not rub against any hoses or moving parts. Do this on BOTH sides of the vehicle. 405-0492 Page 5 of 6 4/9/15 BX2805 2012-15 Fiat 500 Abarth/Turbo 2014-15 Fiat 500c Abarth Installation Instructions 10. Hold the fascia up to the vehicle as close to it’s original position. Mark and trim with a utility knife until the fascia is clear of the attachment tabs and convienence links. Reinstall the fascia. 11. Possible location for the BX8869: Using a 20 Torx remove the four (4) screws from the back plate and remove (Right). Using a 1” hole saw drill a hole into the metal portion of the light as shown. Put the wires thru and silicone around the hole to seal. CUSTOMER SERVICE COMMITMENT Blue Ox® is committed to providing you with exceptional customer care throughout your lifetime with our products. Our team is here to assist you with any questions you may have regarding the performance of your product. Simply call (402) 385-3051 and you can speak with our customer care team. Additionally, please visit our website to see which rallies our Destination America team will be attending. For a nominal fee, our service technician will service your towing system to ensure it’s in proper working condition. Also, as a commitment to our customers, should you visit our factory, you can stay at our full service Blue Ox® campground at no charge along with enjoying a factory tour. Again, thank you for being our customer and for the confidence you have shown in the performance of our products. It is because of customers like you we enjoy the success we have today. 405-0492 Page 6 of 6 © 2015 Blue Ox One Mill Road, Industrial Park Pender, Nebraska 68047 Phone: (402) 385-3051 Fax: (402) 385-3360 www.blueox.com 4/9/15 General Information 1. Ensure that your product(s) are registered online at www.blueox.com. It is crucial to register your product(s) so that you may be alerted of product offerings, updates, upgrades, maintenance and safety bulletins, and/ or recalls. 2. It is the owner’s responsibility to inspect all towing equipment for cracked welds, missing or worn parts and loose bolts before each towing trip. Be sure to use Loctite® Red on all bolts and tighten to the recommended specifications. 3. It is the owner’s responsibility to hook up all towing equipment per manufacturer’s instructions/ recommendations. 4. Remove the attachment tabs when not in use (if applicable). Notice To Baseplate Installer 1. It is YOUR responsibility to watch for: • Oil cooler and air conditioner lines • Electrical wires and hoses • Missing parts or attaching points on the frame ** If the baseplate is improperly installed and is against a wire or hose, it could cause fluid leaks or electrical shorts some time after the actual baseplate installation. Permanent Baseplate Safety Cable Installation Permanent baseplate safety cables are strongly recommended when towing a vehicle with a tow bar. The principle function of the permanent baseplate safety cables is to prevent the towed vehicle from breaking loose in the event the connection between the frame of the towed vehicle and the baseplate fails or becomes disconnected. The cables must be connected from the baseplate to the frame rail or cross member of the vehicle’s frame. The illustrations below show the possible arrangements recommended by Blue Ox®. Each permanent baseplate safety cable must have an adequate weight rating for the towing system. The weight rating of the two (2) cables together will not qualify. Do not mount the permanent baseplate safety cables against wires, hoses or brake lines. These permanent baseplate safety cables should remain installed as long as the baseplate is installed on the vehicle. Permanent baseplate safety cables are to be used in conjunction with, and NOT a replacement for legally required safety cables attaching the towed vehicle to the towing vehicle. 5/11/15