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Curt Trailer Hitch Installation - 2019 Toyota Sienna

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How to Install the Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2019 Toyota Sienna


Today on our 2019 Toyota Sienna, we're gonna be installing Curt's Class III 2 Inch Hitch Receiver.Now, this is what our hitch is gonna look like when it's installed. The cross-tube's gonna be completely hidden behind the bumper so you're only gonna be able to see the receiver tube here at the back. It's a Class III 2 inch by 2 inch receiver so it's gonna be great for all of your towing needs, from bike racks to cargo carriers to trailers. It'll handle just about anything.It uses a 5/8 inch hitch pinning clip. Now one doesn't come included with this hitch but you can pick one up here at eTrailer.com. It features hoop-style safety chain loops.

They have a very large opening so this should accommodate just about every shape and style of safety chain.The hitch boasts a 525 pound tongue weight. That's the force going down on top of the receiver. A 3,500 pound gross towing capacity. That's how much it can pull behind it. You do want to verify in your vehicle's owner's manual and ensure that you don't exceed any of it's towing capacities.Now, I've got some measurements for you when deciding on accessories.

From the ground to the top inside of the receiver tube, it measures about 13 inches. This is important when determining if you need to drop, rise, or raise shank in any of your accessories. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the rear bumper it measures about 4 inches. This is important when determining if any of your folding accessories can be placed in the upright storage position without contacting the bumper.We'll begin our installation at the back of the vehicle by removing our under-shield. There are five bolts, across the back, that we're gonna remove using a 10 millimeter socket.

There's one Phillips-Head screw on the driver's side you'll need to remove. There are then seven pushpin fasteners that we'll need to remove. To remove those, you'll simply take a flat bladed screwdriver or inaudible 00:01:39 panel remover tool. Work your way underneath a bit and pull it down. We'll repeat that for all the ones that are remaining.

There's a small black piece, as well, that this slides into. You'll want to take those out as well so you don't lose them.There are then four plastic nuts you'll need to remove. They've got kind of a plus in the middle that you can put your screwdriver in. You just want to unscrew those. I like to put a little bit of downward pressure on these when unscrewing them. We'll repeat that for the remaining fasteners. We can then pull our panel down and set it aside.We'll now need to trim our under-shield for our receiver tube to fit. You'll refer to your instructions for the outline that I've drawn out here. You can cut this out with either a rotary cutting tool or a pair of tin snips. Once you get to the back you can fold it back. I find it easier to get a straight but by just using the razor knife. You can just work it back and forth. Slide your knife along there and it'll cut right through.Now we'll locate the holes where our hitch is going to be mounted. On the side of your frame, on each side, your gonna have some stickers and a little rubber plug. We're gonna remove all the stickers. Stick your screwdriver and kind of . You can also push up and then pull it down. However you want to get the stickers off. Really, it doesn't matter. We'll be leaving the rubber plug in. Then we'll remove the stickers on the other side as well.Now to give us more room getting our hitch into position, we're gonna take the rubber isolator loose on the passenger side. We're gonna spray that down with some lubricant to make it easier to push off. Then we're just gonna use a pry bar to push off that rubber isolator.We'll now prepare all of our hardware. Take each bolt that comes in the kit, place a conical tooth washer on it with the teeth facing away from the head of the bolt. You'll have six in total when you're done.Now, with an extra set of hands, we're gonna lift our hitch into position. We're gonna start with the passenger side. We want to go up with the receiver pointing up. You want to pull all the tabs back, on the bottom of the back of the fascia, to get them to go by the hitch. Then you also want to make sure that you get by the metal tab here on the bottom. It's gonna sandwich between those. We're now gonna work, across, doing that. We started with our passenger side. Once you get it past those four tabs and the bottom one, you can go towards the passenger side just a little bit, and that'll allow you to sneak it up behind the fascia because in the instructions it does want you to pull the fascia off but, as long as you go in that order, you don't need to pull the whole back end off. We can now just push it back, line up our holes, and put our hardware in.Once you get one bolt started on each side, the hitch will hold itself up, making it easier to install the rest of your hardware. Now we can go back and tighten all of our hardware with a 19 millimeter socket. Then torque all of your hardware to the specifications found in your instructions. We can now put our under-shield back up and reinstall our exhaust.Now we can put our exhaust back. Simply push over to remove the wood or whatever you had holding it in there. Then you can simply slide your hangers back in place. Little bit of lubrication will make it easier to get those to go back on.That completes our installation of Curt's Class III 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver on our 2019 Toyota Sienna.


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