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Today on this 2005 Lexus RX330 we're going to install part number 70778 from Hidden Hitch. Alright, this is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the vehicle. Next we'll give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as bicycle rack, a ball mount, or a cargo carrier. And we set up our hitch pin to the edge of the bumper it's going to be about 1/4-inch. And from the top of receiver opening down to the ground will be 14-3/4 of an inch. Now I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.
So our first step is to go ahead and remove the tie down bracket and rubber plugs. Now we're looking at the passenger's side to be identical on the driver's side as well. Let's go ahead and repeat it for the driver's side. At this point we can go ahead and install the hitch. Now it's definitely a good idea to have an extra set of hands and I'll hold it up while you're running the hardware into the frame.
And when we install the hardware we'll make sure that the teeth on a conical toothed washer point towards the hitch. Right now you're going to leave all your hardware loose so you can move it around to help get the bolts in place. With all the hardware loosely installed now we can go ahead and snug everything down. Once we have the hitch drawn up to the vehicle we can go ahead and torque everything as specified in the instructions. Alright, and there you have it for part number 70778 from Hidden Hitch..
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (24 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.
Hi, Just wanted to put up my review. Orderd parts and they arrived in a timely manner. The box has a huge hole in it due to the good ole post office not etrailer. I was afraid parts would be missing but the way etrailer packaged every thing all was in the box. It took me literally 5 minutes to put take off the tow bars on highlander and install the tow hitch. Wiring instruction were ok but the video instructions were right on and it only took approx 7 minutes to do wiring. Thank you etrailer for a easy project that even a girl can do!!! :- 76917
by: Federico L.12/13/2013
The hitch arrived within a few days and only took about 20-30 min to install. The instructions and the videos were very useful. It was all simple and easy to complete. I selected this hitch as I liked its curved appearance. I also liked that it protruded a bit off the bumper so any tie-downs I set up when using the roof rack don't rub against the bumper. Furthermore, it provides better clearance with the back hatch so it can be opened with some hitch accessories installed. It also serves as a quick platform to step on when using the roof rack. Overall, I am super pleased and have used it several times already. Works great! 110094
by: Josh A.04/12/2011
This hitch was amazingly simple to install! I was able to install it myself, in my driveway, without a lift, and using a simple ratchet wrench, in roughly 15 minutes. It took such a short amount of time, that I had only consumed about 1/10th of my beer that I had been planning to enjoy during the installation process. Pros: - Super quick and simple installation - Simple and clear instructions (especially the videos from etrailer) - Excellent build quality Cons: - The aesthetics of the hitch leave a bit to be desired, but then again, this is a freakin' trailer hitch. Initially, I was not too happy with how this made my Lexus look at certain angles, but I'm starting to live with it. I can't say that this is a CON against this particular hitch, because the other brands looked nearly identical for my vehicle. Overall, I'm very satisfied with this hitch, and especially the service that I got from etrailer. 11540
by: Donald J.07/11/2013
The hitch arrived in excellent condition and right when it was projected to. Easy to install, it was on the vehicle within thirty minutes. 88915
by: Roger in Seattle11/02/2013
Spoke with friendly knowledgeable representative who offered advice regarding wiring kit for trailer hitch. Hitch looks good on my Lexus RX 400h. Due to spare tire's clearance requirement hitch is quite visible but it looks good. At least it does at this point while it is shiny and new. Had professional installation. One hour for hitch and one and one half hour for wiring. Seems reasonable since wiring requires taking the panels out of the vehicle's back compartment. Very satisfied to this point. 106102
by: Jerry N10/03/2009
Excellent, solid product. Very solid hitch. Had to use a couple of 2x4's and a teenager to lever the holes into alignment to mount on my Highlander, but everything else was very straightforward. Ordered over the phone and the customer service was 1st rate. Shipped regular and it got here in about 2 days. Wouldn't have tried this myself until I saw eTrailers' install instructions on You Tube. Glad I did! 2444
by: Jeff B.10/24/2007
Clunky, but good I had to use PEP Boys to install it only because I'm 67 yo and did not have a good wrench to torque down everything. It's a substantial hitch that I'm using with a bike carrier, so Tongue Weight of 350 lbs was right on the spot. It is a bit obtrusive looking, but no one will rear end me with impunity, either. 465
by: Kris J06/28/2013
Product was good shipping was fast. However box had a hole in it but nothing was missing . No problem putting it on . Only bad was box had hole and product had scratches but it's a trailer hitch so not really in issue . Thanks you. 86592
The hitch extends pass bumper I saved $65 by buying from etrailer Vs. getting it from my local [….]. This model extends pass the bumper by 3 inches. I would have bought the (shorter) other model if I had known this. 399
Have no hesitations about ordering from etrailer. The customer service is excellent and the product came quickly and just as advertised. Had the hitch installed in less than 15 minutes with regular hand tools. 90764
by: C. Lyons02/10/2011
I haven't installed the hitch yet but, I am sure it will be fine. This is the second hitch we have ordered from ETrailer. I placed the order Saturday and received the hitch Weds. The service has been great! 6984
by: Joel N.09/10/2013
Easy install for my 2007 RX 400h but must remove a plastic cover on driver's side to install and cannot replace after install...doesn't look like is needed anyway. 99252
Easy installation. Online video was very helpful. Thank you for the installation tips. Very solid construction. Highly recommended. 83183
by: Jim N.02/24/2009
great product A breeze to install, great quality, eye appeal and good price.........plus free shipping and packaged very well 1602
by: Zlatko B.06/20/2012
Perfect fit and easy to install. Etrailer is one of of the best online retailers I have ever dealt with. 44906
by: Paul L05/23/2011
Excellent hitch and the installation really was as simple as the video on the web site. Thanks! 15103
by: Santos G.02/26/2013
Excellent fit and easy to install. Thank you for suggesting this product for my SUV. 67821
I receive this on time and it was all I hoped it to be. Keep on trailing. 127817
Installation easy as shown on the video. Works well and fit is good. 125090
by: Jack T09/17/2012
Satisfied with everything except that the trailer hitch is not hidden 54909
by: Laura Ford06/13/2014
The hitch fits perfect and was easy to install! 135450
by: Mark D.04/24/2011
Very easy install, less than 30 minutes total. 12281
by: Pat E07/12/2011
Great hitch. Had it installed in 15 min 19303
It was like I expected. Thanks. 178260
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