Today we are installing hitch number V81590 on a 1998 Toyota Tacoma pickup. Step one is to remove the bolts that are holding the arm on the frame here. This will allow us easier access up into the frame. For the hitch installation we will have to remove the bumper brackets from the vehicle. That will require us to remove these 2 bolts here. Then there are 2 more that are attaching the bumper brackets. In the instructions they say to remove these 2 bolts and loosen the other two that are attaching the bumper. We are going to just go ahead and remove those bolts it makes it just a little easier to get the hitch brackets into place. When removing the bumper make sure you disconnect the license plate lights otherwise you will rip the wires
Once we remove the bolts we can go ahead and take the bracket off of the frame. Now that the bracket is removed we will go ahead and put the spacer into position. Just set it inside the channel with the long arm up then we are going to line it up with the existing holes horizontal and vertically. Now that we have the spacer block into position we want to go ahead and re attach the arm that we removed from the hitch earlier. In this instance I am using the driver side just want to put it up into position and put this horizontal tab in line with the hole in the frame. We want to use the 1/2 inch by 1-3/4 bolt provided along with the washer. Then attach that with the nut they provided as well. I went ahead and hand tightened the bracket here to the frame with the provided bolt. If you can see all 3 holes align from the arm to the frame and the bracket. In doing so we are going to want to add the bumper bracket as well.
We want to make sure we line up this tab to the existing hole to the arm. It will help hold it into place. From there again we just want to align the holes. Then attach it with the 1/2 inch fastener which you want to do to both sides. After we went ahead and put that into position there is one more that we want to replace. They give us new hardware for this also. Make sure you use the teethed washer for this bolt and leave it hand tightened as well. Now that we have the bumper bracket back on and the hitch arm we want to reinstall the bumper. What you want to do is reinstall the 4 bolts that we just took out. Once you have the bumper back on and in place you will torque them down. You want to torque them at 72 foot pounds. As you can see we got the hitch assembly back into position. It has a tendency to be pretty snug trying to get that hitch up in there. You may need the use of a crowbar or something to pry the arms out just enough to get the hitch into position. Once you have done that you want to reinstall the bolts that we took our earlier. We have already torqued down the bumper bolts back into the bumper bracket. We want to make sure we torque down the 3 bolts that hold the hitch to the hitch arm. The horizontal bolt here and the vertical bolts as well. All these bolts get torqued down to 72 foot pounds. After all the bolts are torqued down your installation is complete. This will complete our installation of part number V81590 on a 1998 Toyota Tacoma
Today on our 2010 Toyota Tacoma we're going to install part number 13323 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on a vehicle. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bar mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of receiver opening down to the ground will be about 19 1/2 inches and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about three and a half inches. Now I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.First Im going to go ahead and remove the bumper. Before we can go that we'll go ahead and loosen up the electrical connections for the license plate lights.
Today on our 2001 Toyota Tacoma were going to install part number 87579 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the truck. Next well give you some measurements thatll help you in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 15 and inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper is going to be around five inches. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.
Today we are working on a 2008 Toyota Tacoma. We will be installing a Curt hitch, part number 13323. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you with ing accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most point of the bumper is 3-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 18-3/4 inches. This will assist you with ing accessories, such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now let us go ahead with the installation. 0:26
Today on this 2007 Toyota Tacoma we are going to install part number 87581 from Hidden Hitch. This will also apply to part number 75236 from Draw-Tite. Alright, this is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on the vehicle. Next we will give you some measurements that will help you out in ing accessories. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground, on this particular vehicle, is going to be 13-1/4 inches. And from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 4 inches. Now we will go ahead and show you how the hitch gets installed on the vehicle. 0:29
Today on this 2007 Toyota Tacoma we are going to install part number 13323 from Curt. Alright, this is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on the vehicle. Next, we will give you some measurements that will help you out in ing accessories such as a bicycle rack, cargo carrier, or ball mount. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground on this particular vehicle is going to be 14-1/4 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 3-1/2 inches. Next we will show you how the hitch is installed on the vehicle. 0:33
Today on this 2010 Toyota Tacoma we are going to be installing part number 87581 from Hidden Hitch. This installation also applies to Draw-Tite hitch 75236. The first thing we are going to need to do is remove the bumper from the bumper brackets by taking out these two bolts here on both sides of the vehicle. Before we remove the bumper we are going to disconnect the power plugs on both sides for the license plate lights. :33