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Trailer Hitch 1-1/4 Gen 1 MINI Cooper S R53 with Rear Fog or Back Up Light

Trailer Hitch 1-1/4 Gen 1 MINI Cooper S R53 with Rear Fog or Back Up Light

Trailer Hitch 1-1/4 Gen 1 MINI Cooper S R53 with Rear Fog or Back Up Light

Trailer Hitch 1-1/4 Gen 1 MINI Cooper S R53 with Rear Fog or Back Up Light

Trailer Hitch 1-1/4 Gen 1 MINI Cooper S R53 with Rear Fog or Back Up Light
Selected: Hardtop R53 Cooper S 02-06 w/fog or backup light
Part No: NMX6105
Specially Priced. Discounts Do Not Apply.
Fits the following:
MINI (2002-Current)

This item is specifically designed for your MINI Cooper S, use your hidden trailer receiver hitch to tow, haul cargo, bikes.

Fits all following Cooper S models WITH rear fog light or back-up light:

2002-2006 R53 MINI Cooper S Hatchback

Compatible with the JCW Aero Body Kit!

If you plan to tow a small trailer, click here for a custom wiring kit.

If you need a matching Draw Bar with a 1-7/8" ball, click here.

If you need a Bike Rack to fit your new 1-1/4" Hitch, see the Mini Cooper Bike Rack Yakima 1-1/4" Hitch Mount.

See our Mini Cooper Hitch Application Guide to find Hitches for other models.

These trailer receiver hitches have all been certified by Test Link Services, Inc. using SAE J684 Department of Transportation testing standards to meet a tongue weight rating of 200 lbs and a maximum tow rating of 1400 lbs. Many states require the use of a SAE J684 certified hitch for hauling and towing. These trailer receiver hitches are the only commercially available certified trailer hitch for the Mini Cooper S with a 200 lb tongue weight and 1400 lb towing weight! Get the strongest hitch here!

These products are drop-shipped directly from the manufacturer. Product usually ships in 1-2 weeks. Delivery times may vary depending on inventory.

* Retains functionality of backup light/ rear fog light when the receiver hitch is not in use (except 2007 Mini Cooper (non S)
* 1 1/4" class I receiver
* Powder coated black to resist rust
* 200 lb maximum tongue weight
* 1400 lb maximum towing capacity
* Installs with ordinary hand tools

The Hitch is a 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.

Accessing the hitch to insert the hitch lock pin requires reaching behind the plastic part of the bumper and above the exhaust tips. Confirm the exhaust tips have cooled off first. The first few times it will be a bit challenging to work 'blind' but it will get easier. Accessing the hitch pin will only be required if a accessory or drawbar is added or removed.

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.

See the Mini Cooper Hitch Mount Bike Racks for bike rack options. 


I have a 2005 New MINI Cooper S Hatchback. I would like to add a trailer hitch. Many hitches say NOT for the S series. I plan on having a smaller trailer to cart kayaks.
We offer the hitch for your 2005 R53 Cooper S Hatchback. The correct part depends on whether your MINI has the rear fog light or not:

with rear fog

without rear fog

Mini Mania Tech Team

The MINI Cooper Parts and Accessories Experts

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Mini Cooper Trailer Hitches Guide
Created: June 29, 2015
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