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Least Expensive Trailer Hitch, Wiring Harness, and Brake Controller for 2009 Lexus RX 350

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Can you please put together the parts needed for towing up to 3,500lbs with 350lbs. Tongue weight.I need the hitch, wiring, part that goes into the receiver hitch with 2ball, and wiring for trailer brakes, too. PLEASE list the least expensive parts. Thank you very much.

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I will give you a list of all the most budget-friendly parts for a complete towing set up for your 2009 Lexus RX 350. It sounds like you have a trailer with electric brakes, so you will need a hitch, 7-way, 4-way (which is needed because it plugs into the 7-way), ball mount, 2" hitch ball and brake controller. So here is the list of the most economical parts for you:

- Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13530
- Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # C55563
- Curt Class III Ball Mount with 2" Ball # C45056
- Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7
- Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller # 39523
- Brake Control Plug-In Harness # 20127

I have added links to some video reviews for you to check out as well.

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Kyle S

Question:

If I just wanted to attach a receiver hitch to my Lexus RX350 with tow prep package and a 4 pin/7 pin plug and not a brake controller, what parts would I need? SaY I just want to tow a small, lightweight trailer. I'm leaning towards the Drawtite hitch because it doesn't block the spare tire at all. Thank you.

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The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75153 would be an excellent choice as well for your 2009 Lexus RX 350, so you would be able to use it to tow a small trailer.

If you didn't want to use a brake controller you wouldn't have to install one, and since you have the factory tow package, there isn't a plug-in wiring kit for your vehicle. You would need to cut off the tow package connector and hardwire the 4-Pole 60" Long Vehicle End # 18002.

I have added a link to a video install of this connector for you as well as the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75153.

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Kyle S

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I have a 2009 Lexus RX350 with tow prep package. I have a hitch already, but need wiring for a controller and the controller itself. I have picked 39523, 18002, and ETBC7. Will these parts do the job for towing a small travel trailer with brakes?

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You are on the money with the wiring and brake controller you need, with one addition for your 2009 Lexus RX 350, the brake controller wiring adapter:

- Brake Control Plug-In Harness # 20127

You will need this along with the other part numbers you mentioned:

- 4-Pole 60" Long Vehicle End # 18002
- Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7
- Tekonsha PowerTrac Electronic Brake Controller # 39523

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Kyle S

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