Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Toyota Tacoma - Curt

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2010 Toyota Tacoma

Today on our 2010 Toyota Tacoma we're going to install part number 13323 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on a vehicle. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bar mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of receiver opening down to the ground will be about 19 1/2 inches and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about three and a half inches. Now I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.First Im going to go ahead and remove the bumper. Before we can go that we'll go ahead and loosen up the electrical connections for the license plate lights.

Now there's a snap fitting that you can disconnect electrical. It might be easier to twist the light out from its socket inside the bumper. Theres one on each side that we have to remove. After that we can go ahead and remove the two bolts in each side for the bumper brackets.Loosen them up till we get an extra set of hands to help take off the bumper. Now the two remaining bumper brackets that are installed on the frame-we'll have to remove those as well.

There are three bolts on each side so we'll go ahead and remove those. Now there are two weld nuts on the bottom edge of your frame that have to be cleaned out. We use some lubricant to spray down threads and we'll use a tool brush to help clean them out. Part number we're using is 814092.Once we have our threads cleaned out we'll go ahead to check one of the hitch bolts to make sure that the threads will go in easily. There'll be two threads on each side-also you have both sides done we'll go ahead and show you how the hardware interacts with hitch.

For the bottom of the hitch where it goes underneath the frame it'll use the new metric bolts and inaudible 0:01:52 washers. On the inaudible 0:01:53 washers you want to make sure that the teeth always face up towards the hitch. Now we have two spacer blocks that actually go onto the inside edge of the bumper. We'll go ahead and show you how that interacts with the bumper.At this point we can go ahead and install the hitch onto the frame. We'll hold it up and loosely install the two bolts on the bottom edge of the frame.

We'll snug the bolts up until the hitch holes on the side match up with the hitch holes in the frame. At this point we can go ahead and loosely reinstall the brackets for the bumper. We'll put it in place and then loosely install our hardware. You want to notice that there's a pin on the bracket that will fit into a slot.Some vehicles this will work fine like this one will however for other vehicles this pin might be in the way and it'll have to be cut off. With the hitch loosely installed and the bumper brackets loosely installed we can go ahead and tighten down the bolts and then torque down the hardware as best found in the instructions. With the bumper bracket torqued down we'll go ahead and take our spacer blocks and actually tape them to the inside edge of the bumper bracket. That will hold the blocks in place while we reinstall the bumper.We'll go ahead and put the bumper back into place and reinstall the factory bolts. With all four bolts loosely installed we'll go ahead and tighten them down for good and then we can go ahead and reinstall the electrical license plate lights. With that now finished for our install part number 13323 from Curt on our 2010 Toyota Tacoma.

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