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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2012 Toyota Highlander, we're going to show you the Tekonsha Voyager Trailer Brake Controller, part number 39510. Now to help us with our install, we'll use a couple other part numbers. We're going to use a brake controller plug in harness for Tekonsha and DrawTech brake controllers, part number 20127. Also to help us with our install at the back of the vehicle working our way up towards the front, we'll be working with part number ETBC7, the brake controller installation kit. We're going to actually start with that part number first, so we'll begin at the back of our vehicle and work our way towards the front. This is what the brake controller looks like in a typical application.



WeatherTech Front Floor Mats Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today in this 2012 Toyota Highlander, we're going to show the Weather Tech Front Auto Floor Mats in black, part number WT441151. Aside from black, this is also available as tan as part number WT451151 and also as gray as part number WT461151. This is what the floor liner looks like when it's installed on the vehicle. This floor liner covers from the edge of your threshold here all the way up to the center console. It also provides coverage from the very front edge of the seat all the way underneath the pedals. It also follows the factory carpeting probably about three quarters of the way.



Tow Ready 4 Pole to 5 Pole Trailer Wiring Adapter Installation - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today in our 2015 Toyota Highlander we're going to be showing you how to install the Tow Ready 4 Pole to 5 Pole Trailer Wiring Adapter, Part Number is 20036. Now our installation's going to begin by attaching our blue wire that's going to come with the kit to the reverse light wire, so that the wire that becomes hot or turns on are reverse lights. Now they're in the door in the hatch of the Highlander here, so we're going to go in to one of the wire looms located inside. We're going to go to the one that's on the left side here, and we'll just pull the boot up of the bracket that's holding it down. What we're going to do is just slide that loom up, get it out of the way now where we can get into our bunch of wires here. The wire that we're looking for is going to be a red wire. The good news is that there's only 5 of them. We only have to test 5 wires to figure out which one's going to be which, it should be this thicker one here but we'll see in a minute.



WeatherTech 2nd Row Rear Floor Liner Review - 2012 Toyota Highlander

Today in our 2012 Toyota Highlander, we're going to show you the WeatherTech front auto floor mats in black, part number WT441151. Aside from black, this is also available as tan as part number WT451151, and also as gray as part number WT461151. This is what the floor liner looks like when it's installed on the vehicle. All right, this sole liner covers from the edge of your threshold here all the way up to the center console. This also provides coverage from the very front edge of the seat all the way underneath the pedals. It also follows the factory carpeting, probably about three quarters of the way. A little bit closer inspection, you can see it actually gives you provision for your gas cap.



Heininger Holdings Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Heininger Advantage SportsRack. This is going to be your hanging style 4-bike rack, part number HE3010. As you can see, we've already got our bike up here, so you can see what it would look like once you have it with your bike on it and installed on your vehicle. We're going to start off with getting a couple of measurements. Your first and closest distance will be the first measurement. That's going to be from the back side of the receiver to the bottom side of this flange here. That distance will be about 4-1/8 inches.



Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Yakima Holdup Platform Style 2 Bike Rack. This is going to be part number Y02443 and as you can see we've already got it up here on our vehicle with the bike in place so you can see what it look like once you have it installed. It does come with a 2 inch shank for your 2 inch hitches only and we're going to start off down there on the shank with our closest distance first for our measurements. Our closest distance is going to be from this point here in the bend, from the start of the bend in the shank to the back end of the receiver and that distance is going to be about 3 5/8 inches. Overall distance that we've added to the vehicle with it down in the ride position is going to be about 32 1/4 inches. With our rear ground clearance being about 21 1/2 inches. Now a great feature of this at this point with your bike on the rack is going to be that tilting feature. While you have your bikes on, you will be able to tilt it away from your vehicle and open up that rear hatch.



SportRack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Sport Rack 3, this is going to be your hanging style, 3 bike rack, part number SR2403. As you can see we've already got it up here on our vehicle with a bike in place so you can see what it would look once you have it installed on your vehicle. The first thing that we're going to do is come down to the front side and get a few measurements, starting off with our closest distance first. This is going to be for your class 2 . For your class 1, 2, and 3. As you can see it does have that inch and a quarter with that 2 inch adapter here.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Kuat Sherpa. This is going to be your platform style 2 bike rack compatible with your 1 1/4 and your 2 inch receivers. As you can see we've already got a bike up here so you can see what it will look like once you have it installed on your vehicle. It's going to be part number S103. Let's start off by getting a few measurements starting with our closest distance first which in this case is going to be where this bend is in the shank of your bike rack to the back side of the receiver and that distance is going to be about 3 3/4 inches. Overall distance that we've added to the vehicle is going to be from the back of that receiver to the back end of the rack at about 31 3/4 inches and our rear ground clearance we have a couple of clearance measurements here. It's going to be about 24 3/4 inches and in from the bottom side here at about 14 1/4 inches. Now that we've got those measurements out of the way.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Kuat NV Platform Style 2 Bike Rack. It's going to be part number N105. As you can see we've already got it up here on our vehicle with a bike in place so you could see what it will look like once you have it on your vehicle and installed. We're going to start off with a few measurements starting with our closest distance first and that's going to be from the base plate here on the back side of the shank to the back side of the receiver and that distance is going to be about 11 1/8 inches. Our overall distance that we've added to the vehicle is going to be from that receiver to the very back of the rack at about 35 3/4 inches. With our ground clearance from the bottom side of the shank at about 14 1/4 inches. Now with our bike in place, you will have the option to put it down in the tilt position and it's going to be a chrome lever right here on the right hand side or passenger side and we'll go ahead and pull that, probably hold on to the rack, this will allow us to tilt it down and away from the vehicle giving us a perfect opportunity to open up that rear hatch and get anything out that we may have forgotten. Now it also gives you a perfect opportunity to place anything in and once you have everything in we'll close that up.



Hopkins Plug-N-Tow Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2003 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2003 Toyota Highlander, we'll be installing the Hopkins Plug and Tow Vehicle Wiring Harness with Four Pole Trailer Connector, part number 33425. Right here behind the driver's side tail light, there's two little tabs here. Remove that and that will let us gain access to the wiring behind the tail light. Let's go ahead and set aside. Next, we'll go ahead and take the spare tire cover and set it aside and go ahead and take this panel pull it up out of the way. There's a couple push fasteners here that connect this so we're going to go ahead and take those out so we can go ahead and remove this threshold and this plastic compartment so we can run our wire across. Next, we'll go over to the passenger side here and remove a couple of panels.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Toyota Highlander - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2009 Toyota Highlander we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Hidden Hitch custom fit class three trailer hitch receiver. This part number is 87615. Here's what the hitch looks like once you get it installed on your vehicle. As you can see, it's a clean looking hitch. It's got that round tube so it's a little softer than what you might see in some other of the hitches. Comes out plenty far here in the back.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Toyota Highlander - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2009 Toyota Highlander we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader trailer hitch. This is a custom fit class three trailer hitch. It's going to offer a 2" opening. Part number is 75726. Here's what the hitch looks like once you get it installed on your vehicle. As you can see, it's a clean looking hitch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Toyota Highlander - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2009 Toyota Highlander we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Hidden Hitch custom fit trailer hitch receiver. This is a class three 2" hitch. Its part number is 87452. Here's what the hitch is going to look like once installed. Really clean looking hitch. It drops down around the underside of the exhaust here, so it's a really nice custom fit.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Toyota Highlander - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2009 Toyota Highlander we're going to take a look at, then show you how to install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame trailer hitch receiver. This is a custom fit class three receiver. Part number is 75586. Here's what the hitch is going to look like once installed. Really clean looking hitch. It drops down around the underside of the exhaust here, so it's a really nice custom fit.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2009 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2009 Toyota Highlander, we're going to be doing an installation of the T1 Vehicle Wiring Harness with the 4-pole Flat Trailer Connector. The part number is 118449. Now, for the first step in our installation we need to plug in our module box that has the rectangular white connector on it and it's going to match up with the plug that we've got right up here. You see right here we've got the factory plug, so what we'll do is just take ours, line up our tabs, press it together until it clicks, and then pull to test. Make sure all of our connections are nice and tight and then we'll just tuck our module box up and use the provided zip tie to zip tie that off. I'm just going to go right around the wiring harness that runs right there.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander, we're going to show you how to install the Tow Ready T1 vehicle wiring harness with the 4-pull flat trailer connector. Part number is 118449. Here's what the kit is going to come with when it arrives. It's going to have what we're after, our 4-pull trailer connector, so we can connect our trailer or any other lighting that we need operated in the back. That's got the 4-pin connector. That's going to go in right here in the rear of the vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Toyota Highlander - Curt

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander, we're going to take a look at and then show you how to install the CURT custom-fit class three tailer hitch receiver. This offers a two-inch opening. It's part number is C13200. Here's what the CURT hitch is going to look like when you get it installed. You can see it tapers up right up underneath the rear valence. You're only going to have a short length of visible tube here.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on the 2015 Toyota Highlander we're going to review an install the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. Part number PW2029C. This will be on tire size P24555R19. First we'll start with our cable chains laid out. Here on one end we're going to have the adjustable notches for different size tires and tread depths. On the other end on the inside cable will be a simple hook for attaching the notches to, and a keeper for the extra cable.



Inno Tire Hold Bike Rack Review - 2011 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2011 Toyota Highlander we're going to be doing a test fit on the Inno Tire Hold. This is a platform-style folding and tilting 2-bike rack. Its part number is INH305. One of the cool things about the rack, placing the lever right here in the rear is going to allow us to tilt this down and away from our vehicle even when we've got our bike loaded. Let's take a look at our hitch here. Looks like that gives us plenty of clearance room to get that open and get the stuff in or out that we might want.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2003 Toyota Highlander

Today in our 2003 Toyota Highlander we'll be installing the Glacier cable snow tire chains, part number PW103A. As you can see, this is what our Glacier tire chain looks like installed on our vehicle. It features nice little carbon steel construction here, nice steel rollers that go on the cross wires. That's what actually is going to dig into the ice and snow to give you additional grip when going down the road. Nice strong wire that goes on the side wall of your tires. In here where it connects, it is actually rolled over and there's a flat part that sits against the side wall of your tire so it doesn't damage your wheel and/or tire. They're fully adjustable to meet your specific vehicle's needs.



SportRack Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander, we'll be testing the Sport Rack Vista folding cargo carrier for two-inch hitches. That's part number SR9851. Its dimensions are 20 by 60 and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. Let's go ahead and begin by inserting our shank into our receiver. Now we'll line up our pin holes. That looks about right.



SportRack Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander we will be test fitting the Sport Rack cargo carrier. That's part number SR9849. It's for 2" hitches only. Its dimensions are 20 by 60 and it has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. We can go ahead and begin by inserting our shank into our receiver. What we'll want to do is we'll line up our pinholes. Just about got it there.





Heininger Holdings Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2011, Toyota Highlander, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Advantage Sports Rack. This is the tilt away. Its part number is HE3010. As you can see, we've got a nice, sturdy steel constructed dual arm bike rack here. It uses two straps to hold the bike in place and it's going to carry up to four bikes. This has been designed for use in 2-inch hitches.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2011 Toyota Highlander we're going to be a test fit on the Thule Vertex. This is a folding and tilting 4-bike rack. It's been designed so we can use it with the 1-1/4" or with the 2" hitches. Part number on it is TH9029XT. Part of the design of the XT system is going to be the included cable lock. Once we get our bikes secure, we can pull that up. It's going to go right back here to our Thule One-Key system, which we can use individually or match it to all other Thule products that we have. It's an anti-sway cradle rack so it's hanging-style but you're not going to have a lot of that back and forth on the bikes.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on this 2015 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Thule Vertex Swing 4 Bike Rack, that's part number TH9031XT. This is for 2 inch hitches. We go ahead and begin by inserting our shank into our receiver and line up our pin holes. All right that looks about right and we'll take our included anti rattle bolt and thread that through on the passenger side here. Adjust that a little bit. All right.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Thule Vertex Tilting 4 Bike Rack, that's part number TH9029XT. This can be used for either 1 1/4 or 2 inch hitches. We've got our adapter on here for our 2 inch receiver here today. We can go ahead and begin by inserting our shank into our receiver then line up our pin holes. All right that looks pretty good. Then we'll take our included anti rattle bolt then I'm going to thread that through on the driver side here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Toyota Highlander - Hidden Hitch

Today on the 2015 Toyota Highlander, we're going to show you part number 87660 from Hidden Hitch. This is a two inch, class three receiver hitch. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on our Highlander. You'll notice that the hitch has round tube construction that fits underneath the edge of the bumper. This also wraps around the spare tire as well. This also gives it clearance to go around a spare tire if you ever need to lower it.











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