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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Toyota Sienna - Draw-Tite

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2006 Toyota Sienna

Speaker 1: Today on this 2006 Toyota Sienna, we'll be having a look at, and showing you how to install the Draw Tite Class III trailer hitch receiver, part number 75237. Here's what our hitch looks like installed. First thing you notice about this hitch, is that it is tucked as close to the vehicle as possible, to help maximize our ground clearance. All Toyota Sienna's out there, inaudible 00:00:24 have a hitch installed with them, you do have very limited ground clearance to work with, so just keep that in mind as you're pulling into a steep driveway.On the side of our receiver, you'll see two pin holes. The larger one here, that's your industry standard 5/8 of an inch diameter hitch pin hole, that you use with a separate pin and clip, part number PC3 on our website, to secure your hitch mounted accessories. The smaller one here, is for a J-pin stabilization device.

And what that is, is just a supplemental anti-rattle device to help take away that annoying shake, play, and rattle out of what's in your receiver. We have one of those available separately on our website as well, too.In back of our receiver, you'll find this nice collar that's welded on. Not only does it help give us a finished looked, but it also does help reinforce the strength of the receiver opening. This hitch does feature very large safety chain loops in the bottom, on a plate style design. What's great about those, is if you have a large hook like this, it's not a problem.

It'll clip on easily, and clip off easily too.One unique feature this hitch does offer, is an attachment point for any electrical connections you may have for your trailer. This hitch features a 675 pound max tongue weight rating, which is the amount forcing down. And a 4,500 pound max gross trailer rating, which amount it can pull. You want to make sure you consult with the owner's manual of your Sienna and not exceed what the vehicle's rated for. Go by whichever number is less.

It does support the use of weight distribution. And when you're using that on your trailer, the numbers don't change. They stay the same.Now for a few measurements to better assist you in choosing any hitch mounted accessory you may need, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. You're looking at about 11 inches from the ground to the top of the two inch receiver opening. And about six inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rear most part of the back bumper.

Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get it installed.To begin our install, we may or may not have an under body panel that covers up our trunk area here. Depending upon your application, if you have it, you'll need to remove it and modify it in order to reinstall it. As you can see here, the Sienna that we have here today, doesn't have this panel. Now looking up at our driver side frame rail, we're going to point out our attachment points. Our passenger side's the exact same way, just a mirror image of it.We'll have two weld nuts closest to the rear of the vehicle, and a third closest to the front. We've already went ahead and sprayed some lubricant inside the weld nuts. Now we use a wire brush which we have available at our website, that's part number 814092, and run it in and out of the threads a few times. This will just help remove any loose dirt or debris. Here's the hardware that'll hold our hitch into place.We have a bolt, a lock washer, and a flat washer. As you can see, after cleaning out the threads, our bolt goes into it nice and easy. Now keep in mind everything that we do on one side, we'll be repeating on the other side. Now with an extra set of hands, we'll take our hitch, slide it over the exhaust on the passenger side, and then raise it up and we'll secure it with our hardware. Once we have one bolt on each side started several turns, we'll be able to release it, and it'll hold itself under the bolt.And with one bolt started, we'll install our other hardware now. Now we'll use a 19 millimeter socket to tighten our hardware. Now we'll torque all of our hardware to the amount specified in the instructions. And that completes our look at, and showing you how to install the Draw Tite Class III trailer hitch receiver, part umber 75237, on this 2006 Toyota Sienna.

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