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#16 Old 04-07-2009, 05:02 PM
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Thanks. Yep, last time I checked folks were still buyin' these without hitches. That would be me.
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Fast forward to almost 2011(Under 20 days for the new year)...

My wife's 2011 came w/o the blessed hitch but it has the tow prep pack. I am searching for the oem part number as I am perusing the numerous threads on this big mistake by Toyota not to include it as standard item...
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The OEM part number is PTY228-69080. The hitch is not part of the towing prep package. You have to purchase the hitch either from Toyota or an after market source like etrailer.com

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Thanks for that part number. I will call the dealer to see how much they will rape me. In all honesty, the OEM is top choice. I hate the after market ones. I really dig how Toyota does ass backwards planning.
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Also need the Wire Harness Kit for a 'clean' install - Toyota Part# PT219-48871 around $92...includes the harness plus the control box for under the dash and all related clips and ties. Best price seems to be from
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All this should fit the 2011 right? No changes on the frame from previous years?

Thanks for the prompt replies.
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They list the 2011 OEM hitch as the PT228-48100. I think the 'cosmetic changes' to the 2011 may have resulted in minor changes to the OEM hitch fascia (thus a different number than the 2008-2010)...Looks like Toyota of Nashua hasn't 'officially' listed the wire harness for the 2011 yet, but it should be the same. They were good at getting back to me to confirm things when I asked in the past.

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Fast forward to almost 2011(Under 20 days for the new year)...

My wife's 2011 came w/o the blessed hitch but it has the tow prep pack. I am searching for the oem part number as I am perusing the numerous threads on this big mistake by Toyota not to include it as standard item...
No arguments from me on that one. I might as well continue your rant.

I mean honestly, if you opt for the towing prep package, wouldn't it be a logical assumption that you would have every intention in adding a hitch? One exception would be the Canadian 3.5L Models (at least the 2008 and 2009 models), which all had the towing prep package as standard equipment, which is dumb but was likely done to have fewer options available so as to facilitate shipping, but still.

Oh, and wouldn't it be also a safe assumption that if you opted for the hitch, that you would most likely want to have a place to plug the trailer wiring into, so you could have lights on it and tow it legally? Then why is this yet another option? The only use for the hitch where no power would be required, would be for a bike rack, or something similar, but I am sure that they would be in the minority when compared to those who would be towing something.

Speaking of power, it was also very smart for Toyota to only include a 4 wire plug as the only trailer wiring option, even though the fully equipped V6 is rated to tow 5,000lbs. Try to find a 5000lb trailer that you can safely and legally tow without a brake controller, that necessitates a 7 pin plug.

Why do they do this? Why? Because the majority of their profits come from parts. My OEM hitch was around $600CAN installed and my 4 pin wiring harness was around $200CAN installed. I then had to go to a trailer hitch shop to have a 7 pin plug installed with the 3 additional wires run to the appropriate location, and a brake controller wiring harness installed, all for a total of $175CAN.

...end rant.

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Part Numbers for the 2011 Highlander are as follows:
PT228-48100 TOW HITCH MSRP $450.00 TN member price is $350.00
PT219-48111-WH Wire harness for Gas vehicle MSRP $220.00 for now TN members $175.00
PT219-48110-WH Wire harness for Hybrid vehicle. MSRP$220.00 for now TN members $175.00


Here is a link to the instructions for the 2011 highlander hitch
http://toyopartsman.webng.com/data/t-ai-0727-d.pdf
and one for the harness

http://toyopartsman.webng.com/data/t-ai-0553-d.pdf

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Last edited by TOYOPARTSMAN; 12-14-2010 at 05:14 PM. Reason: hitch installation instructions added and harness is available
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TOYOPARTSMAN thanks for the PDF files. Could you please check though, they seem to be duplicate files for the HARNESS installation only.

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Part Numbers for the 2011 Highlander are as follows:
PT228-48100 TOW HITCH MSRP $450.00 TN member price is $350.00
PT219-48111-WH Wire harness for Gas vehicle MSRP $220.00 for now TN members $175.00
PT219-48110-WH Wire harness for Hybrid vehicle. MSRP$220.00 for now TN members $175.00

The wire harness's are not yet available, so the pricing may change.

Here is a link to the instructions for the 2011 highlander hitch
http://toyopartsman.webng.com/data/t-ai-0553-d.pdf
and one for the harness



http://toyopartsman.webng.com/data/t-ai-0553-d.pdf

Gary,


Can I pick this up for the same price? I am stationed at Ft Gordon.


Let me know.

Thanks.
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okay what, you guys can't install a hitch with two sets of wire installation instructions and none for the htich, I tell you, getting picky these days

Anyway, I edited the post, Thanks for the heads up. I was having all sorts of issues with webng that hosts the files.

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TOYOPARTSMAN thanks for the PDF files. Could you please check though, they seem to be duplicate files for the HARNESS installation only.

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If you mean by coming in and avoiding the shipping, yes you can. Just ask for me. But as I stated, the harness is not yet available, but I'll look into in the next few days.

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Gary,


Can I pick this up for the same price? I am stationed at Ft Gordon.


Let me know.

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Cool,

I will wait for the harness to become available. Your reply sounds like you have them in stock? OR do I need to prepay and wait for it to come in?
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