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Inspired by @Robert.Mauro YT video, I created my own hitch mount cut out. Using a razor, I created grooves on the inside of the plastic cover; then I used my Dremel to cut the piece out. I was a slow and dirty process but as you can see in the pictures it looks like a new kind of OEM part. The biggest difference between what I did and Robert did is that I didn't cut all the way to the top and instead opted to leave a thin portion of the plastic to help hold the shape. I then went on Amazon and bought some door trim (Winunite Car Door Edge Guards) and lined the edges. I mainly use my hitch mount for my 1UP USA bike rack. The reason this setup works is because the 1UP USA bike rack doesn't use a traditional pin to lock the rack into place. This allows me to keep the cover plate on while using the rack. I am in the process of deciding if I will make a cutout for the 7-pin connector too using the same process.