How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a Toyota Highlander
A Curt 13453 trailer hitch and a minimal amount of time are all you need to install a trailer hitch on a Toyota Highlander. It is compatible with Toyota Highlander models from 2020 to 2021.
Take these simple steps to get your Toyota Highlander ready to tow trailers and other hitch-mounted accessories right now.
The following equipment is required:
- Protective Glasses
- Wrench with a 19mm socket for torque
- 10mm, 11mm, and 17mm Sockets for Air Saw Flathead Scew Driver Power Drill
Installing a hitch on a Toyota Highlander
Step 1 Preparing the underbody
Preparing the vehicle’s underside for the hitch is the first step in the process of installing a hitch. Start by removing the driver-side underbody panel. Next, you’ll need to remove the passenger side bumper pin and bracket.
Step 2 Remove the frame plugs.
The plastic plugs located on the vehicle’s frame rail’s bottom may be removed with a flathead screwdriver. The hitch will no longer have three places of attachment once they have been removed.
Step 3 Place hitch in desired location.
The hitch may now be installed once the vehicle’s underneath has been cleaned and readied. Make sure the hitch is in the correct place, close to the vehicle’s connection points, before attaching it.
Step 4. Set up the equipment.
The hitch should be secured to the frame using the specified hardware. Three conical tooth washers will be needed for each side of the vehicle’s frame.
Step 5 Torque up the hitch.
Use a torque wrench and a 19mm socket to tighten and torque all of the installed hardware to the manufacturer’s specifications.
Step 6: Install the underbody panel again.
The vehicle’s underbody panel may be reinstalled if desired. The panel will have to be cut to make it fit around the hitch that has already been installed.
Your Toyota Highlander should now be equipped with a trailer hitch.
Toyota Highlander (2020-2021): How much does it cost to install a hitch?
A Toyota Highlander hitch costs between $200 and $225. U-Haul sells a variety of hitches that can fit receivers ranging from 114 to 2 inches in diameter. At a U-Haul Moving Center®, you may have your hitch installed and sent to your door.
How much does a Toyota Highlander (2020–2021) hitch installation cost?
Prices might vary depending on where you live, the hitch type you’re using, and the make and model of car you’re towing. It’s easy to have a hitch put at a U-Haul Moving Center since there are more than 1,500 locations around the nation where you can get your hitch fitted.