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2006 Lexus LX470 Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III - 2"

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch

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Code:   87409



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2006 Lexus LX470 - Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

This durable, fully welded Lexus LX470 trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Lexus LX470
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin, and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 6,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 600 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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87409 Hidden Hitch Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

87409 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 87409 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
5,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
500 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
6,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
600 lbs.

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 87409 Installation instructions

No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation

Video of Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 1999 Lexus LX 470 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 1999 Lexus LX 470 we'll be installing the hidden hitch class 3 receiver hitch part #87409. This is what the hitch looks like when it's install on our vehicle. It has a nice black powder-coat finish. It does hang down just a little bit underneath the bumper but not too bad. It allows you access to your 2" x 2" receiver tube and your tie down points and your 5/8ths pinhole and your J-style locking pin. It does re-use existing hardware and frame well nuts to install the hitch. There's no modifications needed to your vehicle to install the hitch and it does allow you to re-use your tie down locations and your tow hooks. I'll go ahead and give you some measurements to help choosing some accessories for your new hitch.

From the center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper is about 3/4". From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 17". That will help you choose accessories such as wall mounts, bike racks or cargo carriers. Now I'll go ahead and show you how to install the hitch. To start our install, we're going to need to take the tow hook and the tie down bracket here on the driver's side down from the vehicle. Go ahead and take a 19-mm socket and remove these 2 bolts.

Those will both come down. You want to save the hardware and the brackets as they will go back into place when we install the hitch. You'll want to go ahead and grab these when go and do this back bolt. I'll move to the passenger side. We need to remove this tie down bracket also.

Next we'll go ahead and lower the exhaust. There's 2 rubber isolaters here on the muffler, one here in the rear of the vehicle and if you follow it down the frame a little bit there's one here on the back side. We'll go ahead and take some spray lubricant, spray it on those hangers and push, pull or pry those down out of the way. Then I'll lower the exhaust a little bit to give us some working room for our hitch into position. We'll go ahead and take that one down. Just pull it out of the way.

We will re-install that after we get our hitch into position. Then we'll move to the back bracket and remove that one. Next we're going to remove the bumper fascia bracket here at the rear of the vehicle. It's this metal piece that goes all the way across. There's 2 fasteners right here, a hex head bolt, and a Phillips head screw. Two more hex head bolts here, there and the same hex head bolt and Phillips screw here at the end. We'll go ahead and take that down and hitch will go into that position here underneath the fascia. You'll want to go ahead and hang on to this hardware because when we remove this bracket we'll re-install it to hold the plastic here up against the frame on the inside. Now that we have the 6 hex head bolts out of the way, go ahead and grab a Phillips screwdriver and remove those final 2 fasteners. They are just Phillips head push fasteners. You can put a little light pressure on them to get those undone. Go ahead and grab a flat blade screwdriver to get underneath the edge of those to pop them loose. Go ahead and take that fastener out of the way. Go ahead and remove this final fastener and we can remove that bracket from behind the fascia. Go ahead take this bracket down and set it out of the way as we won't be re-installing it. Now I'll go ahead and point out the mounting locations for our hitch. We'll be re-using the 2 well nuts here in the frame that held the tie down point and this hole right here we'll be putting a block and carriage bolt in there once we have the hitch up into place. Here on the driver's side, we'll be using the 2 locations that we took out bolts from that have the tow hook and the tie down bracket on to. Go down the frame, we'll be using this existing well nut here on the frame. After some time, that can fill up with rust, dust, dirt and debris. Go ahead and spray that well nut down with some spray lubricant and clean it out with a 1/2" tube brush which you can find on etrailer's website. That's part #A14092. The older the vehicle is the more debris that will be in the threads so you want to go ahead and clean that out. Now that we have that cleaned out, we'll go ahead and take our 1/2" bolt, thread that in there, make sure it threads in nicely. Depending on your application, it comes with 2 sets of hardware for this hole. For this one, we will be using the 1/2" bolt, inaudible 00:04:48 washer and flat washer for this location. It also comes with an M12 bolt inaudible 00:04:54 washer depending on the size hole that's in your frame. You want to go ahead and check that to see which one fits. You see this one's too small for that location. The 1/2" one threads in nicely after we clean that out. We'll go ahead and get an extra set of hands to help us hold the hitch up into position as we install the front most hardware which is the 1/2" bolt, inaudible 00:05:15 lock washer and flat washer. You want to get that in there. Hand tight and that will go ahead and hold the hitch into position here on the driver's side. Then we'll go ahead and get our tie down bracket, tow hook and those 2 bolts we removed earlier and put those into position. A quick note, the tie down brackets that you removed need to switch sides so the driver's side will go to the passenger and vice versa. We'll take our bracket now, this is a passenger side bracket that will be installed here on the driver's side and our tow hook. Feed our bolts through both of those through the hitch into our mounting locations. Go ahead and get both those started. The driver's side bolts are longer than the passenger side ones. You'll want to use the longer ones here on the driver's side so they can go through the tow hook, tie down bracket, and the hitch into the frame. We have both those started. We'll go ahead and go to the passenger side, take our bracket, the shorter of the factory bolts, get those started. Those will thread back into the well nuts that we removed them from. Once you have those started we have one more remaining fastener here on the passenger side and that is the carriage bolt block that will go into this hole. Go ahead and take the pull wire that comes with our install kit, feed that up into this hole, it will go through the bracket. If you go to the back side here there's a large access point where you can go ahead, grab the fish wire, pull it through, you see right here. We'll go ahead and put on our square hole spacer block and our carriage bolt that comes with the install kit. Thread that on to our pole wire. Feed that up through our access point and into position. We'll go ahead and remove the pole wire. Go ahead and take our inaudible 00:07:29 washer, slide that on to the bolt, give it some side pressure. It holds the bolt in position. Makes it easier to install the hex nut. Go ahead and get that started. Now that we have all our hardware secure, we'll go ahead and snug everything down and then we'll torque it as specified in the instructions. All right now that we have everything tightened and torqued, we can go ahead and re-install the exhaust and then we'll go ahead and re-install these fasteners that we took out of the front fascia to keep it from flapping around in the wind. For these, you only have to install the end ones and then the ones that have these plastic tabs on them because the bolts and inaudible 00:08:33 we took out we're holding the bracket up that we took down so you just need to go ahead and secure the plastic here to the bracket underneath. All right now that we have our fasteners secured here in the fascia, we'll go ahead and raise our exhaust back into position. All right now that we have our exhaust back into place we're ready to hit the road. That'll do it for the hidden hitch class 3 receiver hitch, part #87409 on our 1999 Lexus LX 470. .

Customer Reviews

Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 87409

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

This durable, fully welded vehicle trailer hitch receiver features a powder coat finish over an e-coat base to ensure superior corrosion resistance.

- 87409

by: Dave P.03/02/2015

The 87409 hitch was installed on a 2004 Lexus LX 470. The hitch fit perfectly, however, a couple of suggestions: first, lower the spare tire out of the way, giving room to work. Second, it was not necessary to disconnect the rubber mount/muffler bracket, the hitch fit over the top without problem. The biggest issue it the lack of instructions, or even acknowledgement that the trailer light outlet bracket must be modified and relocated. Before the hitch is lifted in place, the bracket must be removed, then the outlet separated from the bracket and placed on the top side of the hitch as the hitch is lifted into place. If that's not done, there's not room to feed the socket over the hitch later. The existing bracket can be cut or bent to fit and one or two holes drilled to refasten the bracket into the OEM holes, however I had to add a spacer of 3/4" to 1" between the vehicle and the bracket to lower the bracket, otherwise the door to the outlet won't open. 176660


Do you have a picture of the altered bracket? Or, can you describe it further? Im running into the same problem with my hitch installation.

comment by: Andrew - 10/22/2015


- 87409

by: Towin now!09/02/2015

This is a great product. Delivered at noon. Got it on the LX in less than an hour. Gotta love Hidden hitch and Toyota engineers. 223461


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