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This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Toyota Prius C trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.
Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.
Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.
In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.
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Today on our 2012 Toyota Prius C we'll be installing the Draw-Tite hitch, part number 24889. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 3-1/4". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 12". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. To begin with we'll need to remove some push pin fasteners that hold the lower fascia, as well as a small center section of plastic fascia.
It will need to be removed and will not be reinstalled. Now that we have all of our push pin fasteners removed we'll go ahead and set that small section of plastic aside. To install our hitch we will need to remove two existing bolts and they will be replaced by two M8 fasteners as well as two conical tooth washers, one on each. There are a total of four mounting locations for this hitch, two on each side. We are actually using the bumper bracket structure or the mounting for the bumper to connect our hitch to this vehicle.
When you remove the two bolts, the bumper will not move, as it is still held in place by the outermost bolt. Now with all the hardware removed from the factory, now we're ready to go ahead and put our hitch up into place. You'll need to work it around the exhaust pipe, as well as pulling the two tabs on the lower bumper fascia out, to allow your hitch to slide up into place. With the hitch up into place we can go ahead and install our new bolt with the conical tooth washer. You want to make sure that the teeth on the washer face towards the hitch. Go ahead and loosely tighten down all four of the bolts.
Once all four of the bolts are in, go ahead and tighten them down and then torque them to the manufacturer's specification. With everything torqued down, now we're ready to go ahead and reinstall two of the plastic push pins or rivets that we removed earlier that hold the lower bumper fascia in place. Again, the center section of lower plastic fascia will not be reinstalled. With that, that will conclude the installation of our Draw-Tite hitch, part number 24889, on our 2012 Toyota Prius C. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (21 Customer Reviews)This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.
by: Joseph D05/31/2015
The hitch design is very nice. Seems very sturdy. Looks great, once installed. I have no problems installing my bike carrier. While it seems precarious having $3,000 in bikes and equipment hanging off the back of my Prius with this tiny tow hitch held on by 4 small bolts, so far so good. I hope that's just my paranoia talking. The only problem I had was in the installation. There is very little clearance between the bumper and hitch mount. I had a difficult time trying to reach into the space to install the upper bolts on each side. I had to have my wife reach in there to get the bolt partially installed. Also, there's no room for a regular socket wrench to move. You need a deep socket to clear the hitch bracket or a powered socket wrench like on the video. Which meant an extra trip to Home Depot to buy. 199180
Very clean install. The top bolts are a bit difficult to reach but ultimately went in easy and without hassle. Looks great too! 74801
Installation took me about an hour but I took my time. I didn't want to risk scratching the wife's Prius. Backed the car onto ramps to lift the rear end and removed the small panel clips, panel and mfg's 4 bolts. I worked alone and found that after lifting the hitch in place it was easier to start the bolts on the bottom and then ever so gently use a floor jack placed at the tip of the hitch opening so I could tilt the hitch back just enough to make threading the top bolts easier. Product is great, shipping was fast and now the little Prius is more useful. 170497
by: Scott Wilkinson06/24/2014
Hitch looks great on our Prius C and almost invisible. Great hitch. Great company with excellent service. Thank you! 137414
The product just arrived so I can't comment on the quality of the hitch or ease of install, but I have to say it arrived quickly and in very good shape. The whole process was was what internet orders should be. This is the 3rd hitch and the 5th order with etrailer, there is a very good reason I keep coming back. I'll write another review when I get this one installed. If it is like the other 2 I bought from etrailer, it will be a good review. 215474
Received on time and very quickly, the experience itself with etrailer was pleasant. Receiver was cheap and fairly easy to install. Any DIYer with a tool set can tackle it themselves. Used it on a 2,000 Mike road trip hauling two road bikes without any issues. The two ears that stick out the sides of the receiver are a nice addition, as they allow you to route a cable lock through then for extra security. 142233
by: Lisa R.04/27/2015
The hitch was easy to install. I would recommend watching the video as the paper instructions that come with the hitch are minimal but enough to get the job done. I am happy with the product and my experience with etrailer.com. Will buy products and or recommend to friends in the future. 188486
by: Chris M08/07/2014
Worked out great! 144916
Installation was much easier than I expected. I tend to overthink every little project but this was easy. Toyota clips are very easy to work with. A bike rack fit into the tow bar easily. No hidden issues. 101755
Easy install and works excellent for my Kuat bike rack! Install time took a little longer than 30 minutes due to the fact I was using a socket wrench in a tight space. 190187
by: Melanie Rice09/11/2014
Love it -- super easy to install -- took all of 15 minutes -- the hardest thing was taking the "clips" off the inside of the bumper!! Fits my Prius C great! 150719
by: andy B09/19/2014
Good morning all, It took me about an hour to installed the hitch but it's looks great. Thanks to etrailer.com Andy B 152132
I got my order super fast! this hitch is super easy to install on a prius c. very happy with the service and the hitch! 125775
by: Bill F08/12/2014
Went on without a hitch ha ha looks good havenot put bike rack on it yet but it doesn't look like it will be a problem 146353
Simple to install. I performed the install solo with a socket wrench and a flat head screw driver. Works great. 181596
by: Justin S05/14/2015
Quick delivery, install video easy to access. Was as easy as it looked. Customer Service excellent. 193044
Works great, easy enough to install. The bolts are difficult though and there's not much clearance. 63038
by: nevin g.09/23/2015
Great product and easy installation took me 15 minutes with basic hand tools to install. 227119
by: scott E12/02/2013
Bolted up easy all fits well looks good 108768
by: Richard W.05/05/2013
Very good product.easy installation, 79065
Easy install 170634
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