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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today in this 2010 Toyota Highlander, were going to install the Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, part number 90195. To install this brake installer, well also be using the ETBC7 kit and a tow-ready universal mounting bracket, part number 18136. First Im going to install my seven-pole bracket that comes in my kit with the universal mounting bracket. Next, well go ahead and put our bracket on the hitch. Once I have my bracket attached, Ill just use a pair of tune snips to cut off the access from the band. Now weve got our simple bracket and universal mounting bracket attached to the hitch, well go ahead and install our seven pole connector.



Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack Installation - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today we have a 2010 Toyota Highlander, and we will be doing a test fit of the Yakima Roof Rack using the 58 crossbars as well as their rail grab towers. We already have our crossbar assemblies put together, now we are ready to install them on the vehicle. First well set the front crossbar on top of our raised side rails. We need to check two things when mounting the front crossbar up on top of the vehicle. We need to make sure that the bar is over hanging evenly on both sides of the vehicle, and we also need to make sure that the crossbars are running perpendicular to our raised side rails. To do this we will measure from a fixed point on the side rails to the front edge of our rail grip tower.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today we have a 2010 Toyota Highlander and we will be testing fitting a Thule roof rack. Well be using the 50 inch square load bars and the cross road feet. We already have our load bar assemblies put together and now were reading to mount them up on our vehicle. When positioning the front load bar you need to check three things, You need to make sure that the bar is over hanging evenly on both sides of the vehicle, you need to make sure that the center line triangle on the side of the cross road foot is on the center of the factory side rails, and finally you need to make sure that the load bar is running perpendicular to your raise side rails. To do this well measure from the fix point of the side rail on both sides of the vehicle, to the leading edge of the cross road foot. Well make sure that our measurement is even on both sides and then well know that our load bar is perpendicular.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today we have a 2010 Toyota Highlander and we will be test footing a Thule roof rack using the 53 inch aero blade bars and the rapid cross road feet. We already have our load bars put together and now we are ready to mount them up on the vehicle. Since this vehicle has factoring side rails theres no set cross bar spread, Thule also specifies this measurement is not to exceed 38 inches. First Ill place our load bar assembly up on top the side rails. We need to check three things when we position this side bar, we need to make sure the lower bar is hanging over evenly on both sides of the vehicle, we also need to make sure the triangle mark and the side of our feet are pointing towards the center pf pour side rail, and finally we need to make sure that this load bar is running perpendicular to our factory made side rails. To do this well measure from a fixed point of the side rail on both sides of the vehicle to the leading edge of the cross road foot.



Rhino-Rack SXBS Roof Rack Installation - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today we have a 2010 Toyota Highlander, and we will be testing a Rhino-Rack Roof Rack system part number sxbs8. This kit has black crossbars, but it is also available with silver crossbars as part number sxbs8-silv. We already have the crossbar assemblies put together so now were ready to mount them up on the vehicle. We need to check for two things when we put the crossbar up. First we need to check that the bar is overhanging evenly on both sides of the vehicle, and we also need to make sure it is running perpendicular to our side rails. To do this we will find a fixed point on the side rail on both sides of the vehicle, and measure to the edge of the clamp system.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today on this 2010 Toyota Highlander we are going to be installing Prodigy brake controller, part number 90185. We are going to start our install inside the cab of the vehicle. We are going to first mount the Prodigy brake controller into place and then we will start the wiring process after that. The first thing that I want to note is that the Prodigy comes with two different mounting brackets here. The more traditional smaller bracket does take screws that are holding it in so it is more of a permanent fixture. And the less permanent pocket option is a little bit bulkier but it allows you to move the Prodigy easily, either if you want to store it or want to use it between different vehicles. Instead of having mounting screws, it uses these clips on the sides to hold it in place. So to move it from one vehicle to another, all you need to do is unplug the harness out of the back of the Prodigy. For this installation, we are going to use the more traditional bracket to save a little bit of room because this is a tight vehicle. There is not a whole lot of working room. 0:51



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today on this 2010 Toyota Highlander we are going to be installing wiring harness part number 118449. The first thing I want to point out about our harness is that it comes in two separate pieces. We have got the first section which has an in line fuse in the modulite box as well as the port to plug in the vehicle. This is going to plug in underneath the dash on the driver side of the vehicle. The second part of the harness plugs into the rear of the vehicle inside the rear cargo compartment and that will finalize the tow package for us. We are going to start here inside the vehicle up underneath the dash and plug our first part of the harness in place. The port is located underneath the dash just left of the brake pedal taped to the main wiring harness. All we need to do in here is plug it in line and then we see on the back side of the modulite box we have got double sided tape. We want to find a good spot up in here and adhere the box to it. 00:54



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Toyota Highlander

Today on this 2010 Toyota Highlander we are going to be installing Curt hitch part number 13534. Starting over on the driver side we have got an existing tow hook that is held in with two bolts and you need to remove those two bolts and we will be using those weld nuts in the frame as our two rear most attaching points. Further up the frame you can see we have got a plug. We are going to remove that plug to expose the weld nut and that is going to provide our third attaching point for the trailer hitch. You can move to the outboard passenger side of the frame you can see we have got three plugs in it. We want to remove all three of those and we are going to be using the two outer most holes as our side attaching points. Again we have got the same tow hook. We are going to remove the two bolts holding it in and those are going to be our two attaching points for the bottom of the frame. 00:40





2010 Toyota Highlander Questions and Answers


  • Wiring for Toyota 2010 Highlander with a 7-Way connector for Towing
  • You will need the Curt Class III Round Tube Trailer Hitch, item # 13534, and with the tow package you will need the T-One Connector Wiring Harness with 4 Pole Trailer Connector - Toyota Highlander, item # 118449. I would go ahead and install the 7-Way connector. We have the Brake Controller 7 & 4 Way Installation Kit, item # ETBC7, which includes everything needed to install the wiring for the 7-way connector, once you have the 4-Way installed. You mentioned a 5-Way connector and if...
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  • Hitch and Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2010 Toyota Highlander
  • Either one would work very well for you. These hitches are both so similar that they share the same installation instructions (which I have attached for you). One does not have any advantage over the other. Both the Hidden Hitch # 87615 and the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch # 75726 have a 500 lb tongue weight rating without weight distribution and a tongue weight capacity of 750 lbs when used with weight distribution. I attached an FAQ on weight distribution systems for you...
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  • Weight Distribution And Brake Controller Recommendation For 2010 Toyota Highlander
  • In order to find the best weight distribution system for you there are a couple of things you will want to know. First you will need to know the gross trailer weight in its fully-loaded-ready-to-tow condition. The next thing you will need is the tongue weight. This is the tongue weight of your trailer when it is ready to go added to the weight of any cargo you place behind the rear axle of your 2010 Toyota Highlander. You want to select a system where your tongue weight falls near the...
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  • How to Use the Personal Water Craft Trailer Winch Strap On a Wave Runner
  • The 12 foot Long Personal Water Craft Trailer Winch Strap with Safety Hook by Dutton-Lainson, item # DL24291, is designed to be used with a hand winch mounted on the wave runner trailer like the Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch, item # DL15002. There should be a bow eye on the front of the wave runner that the hook from the strap connects to and then the jet ski can be winched onto the trailer. If you need straps to tie down the rear of the jet ski, I would recommend the Erickson Inboard/Outboard...
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  • Trailer Hitch and 4-Bike Hitch-Mount Carrier Recommendations for 2010 Toyota Highlander
  • A hitch-mount rack is a great choice for transporting 4 bikes on your 2010 Toyota Highlander and we offer 2-inch Class III hitches with very substantial capacity that can easily handle this weight load. For a hitch I suggest Hidden Hitch # 87615 which bolts on without drilling using the included hardware (but tow hooks need to be removed and the underbody panel requires trimming or removal). This hitch carries a 750-lb tongue weight rating, making it ideal for your application. You will...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2010 Toyota Highlander
  • At this time trunk mount carriers are not recommended for the 2010 Toyota Highlander because the vehicle is unable to support the weight at the point where the carrier must be placed. Your best option for carrying bike would be to use a trailer hitch and hitch mounted bike rack. For the Toyota Highlander most of our customers select the Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13534, and the Thule Vertex 4 Bike Carrier, # TH9029XT, I have linked a video of the installation of the hitch for you. If...
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  • Any Trimming Required for Trailer Hitches on a 2010 Toyota Highlander and Accessories Needed
  • I would recommend the Curt Class III hitch, part # 13534. The hitch does not require any fascia trimming, but you will have to trim some of the under-body panels in order to re-install them after the hitch is in place. None of the trimmed areas will be visible from behind the vehicle. I have produced a photo for you that shows the areas that will need to be trimmed. The face of the receiver will not extend past the furthest rearward portion of the bumper. To complete your towing package,...
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  • Dimensions Of Steel On Pro Series 32x48 Steel Cargo Carrier and Folding Ramp # PS10401-10402
  • I had a Pro Series 32x48 Steel Solo Cargo Carrier and Folding Ramp # PS10401-10402 in our showroom, so I took some measurements. On the cargo carrier the four smaller square steel tubes are 1 inch outer diameter. The center square tube is 2 inch outer diameter. The two straps that support the center tube are 1/8 inch thick. The steel side rails are 3 inches tall and 1/8 inch thick. The steel mesh on the bottom of the carrier is 1/16 inch thick (16 gauge). On the folding steel ramp...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75586 Interfere with Spare Tire Access on a 2010 Toyota Highlander
  • Access to the spare tire will not be restricted if you were to install Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75586, on your 2010 Toyota Highlander as long as you do not have the 19 inch spare. The hitch will not fit with the 19 inch spare. The hitch was designed with the smaller spare tire in mind. If you click on the 6th picture on the product page, you will see the hitch installed and the spare tire above it. To remove the spare, you would unscrew the center wing nut holding it in. The tire...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2010 Toyota highlander
  • Your local stores could have any number of different brand bike racks so I can offer you some things you will want to look for when choosing the best bike rack for your needs, but for the best variety and service, etrailer is your best bet. First, you need to determine the class trailer hitch that is on the 2010 Toyota Highlander. All of the hitches we carry for your vehicle are class III hitches with 2 inch receivers, so that is probably what you currently have. You will need a bike...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for a 2010 Toyota Highlander
  • Hidden Hitch is the brand name. But not to worry, this comes up all the time. The fact is that all of the hitches available for the 2010 Toyota Highlander will be visible beneath the rear fascia. This is because of the way that the hitches must install on the vehicle. But if you need a functional hitch that has undergone extensive testing and will provide you with years of service look no further than # 87615. I have included links to the instructions and a video showing a typical installation...
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  • Fit of Curt Class III Receiver # 13534 on 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
  • According to Curt Manufacturing, the Class III hitch you referenced, part # 13534 will fit all models of the 2010 Toyota Highlander including the Hybrid. Per the Curt warranty requirements, a stabilizing strap like part # 10850 should be used to support all non-trailer loads like a bike rack or cargo carrier. If you do not care to use a stabilizing strap, the Hidden Hitch Class III # 87616 (also compatible with Hybrid models) would be a better choice. The Hidden Hitch model also...
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  • When Connecting Trailer With 5-Wire Harness To 2010 Toyota Highlander Left Side Lights Not Working
  • It sounds like you have a short on your boat trailer wiring harness on the left side. When you are testing the lights on the trailer with just the 12 volt battery you are eliminating the ground on the trailer frame, so the lights will show that they are all working on the trailer. I would recommend to rewire the trailer with the Optronics 35 ft. Wishbone 4-Way Trailer Wiring Harness # A35W42B. This harness has the 4-way connector with a 5-wire system. This will eliminate any possible...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2010 Toyota Highlander
  • The transmission coolers are not vehicle specific, you can choose one based on its cooling capacity or by size to fit the available space in front of your radiator. I would recommend the Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler, part # D13502. The cooler includes an insta-dapt fitting that fits most vehicles with 5/16 inch transmission lines, but not all. In some cases, additional fittings or alteration of the OEM lines or hoses may be required for installation. Installation is not...
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  • Hitch and Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a 2010 Toyota Highlander Towing a Trailer
  • The best possible solution I could recommend for you is probably one you don't really want to hear. I would recommend you install the Hidden Hitch part # 87452 on your 2010 Toyota Highlander after removing the Curt hitch you have since this hitch is rated for weight distribution systems. Suspension enhancement systems like the Coil SumoSprings part # CSS-1145R are not designed for trailer applications. These systems are designed to provide support for heavy loads in the rear of the vehicle....
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  • Wiring a Brake Controller Power Wire to the Battery on a 2011 Toyota Highlander
  • You will need to find a rubber grommet on the firewall of your 2011 Toyota Highlander to feed the power wire through. You will want to remove the grommet and cut a slit in the grommet to feed the wire through. After feeding the wire through you will want to reinstall the grommet and use some silicone to reseal the cut you made. After running the power wire through the firewall, you will connect the wire to a 30 amp circuit breaker which is included in part # ETBC7, and then connect to...
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  • Are Appearance Panels Permanantly Removed When Installing a Hitch on a 2010 Toyota Highlander
  • The plastic appearance panels will need to be removed for installation of the Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch, item # 87452, on the 2010 Toyota Highlander. The CURT Class III Round Tube Trailer Hitch, item # 13534, will allow for the passengers side appearance panel to be reinstalled but the drivers side will need to be left off. We have installation instructions and a video (see links) for you to review that may help you make a decision for hitch selection. I have linked...
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Needed For Trailer Towing with a 2010 Toyota Highlander
  • Along with the Tekonsha P-3 Trailer Brake Controller, item # 90195, you will need to do some wiring. The 2010 Toyota Highlander does not have a connector under the dash for the Tekonsha Wire Replacement for Toyota and Lexus Vehicles, item # 3040-P. In addition to the brake controller you will need a 4-Way connector. The Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, item # 118449, is the correct harness for your Highlander. You will also need the Brake Controller 7 & 4 Way Installation Kit, item...
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  • Will this T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118449, fit the Highlander Hybrid Limited
  • Yes, the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4 Pole Trailer Connector, part # 118449, will fit on your 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited. I have included a link to a video of the # 118449 being installed on a 2010 Toyota Highlander as well as link to the instructions below for you to check out. You may also need the following items to complete your towing setup: Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch for the 2010 Toyota Highlander, part # 87452 Ball Mount 3/4 inch Rise or 2 inch Drop, 6,000...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 4,500 Pound Trailer and a 2010 Toyota Highlander
  • There are two different capacities you are talking about here. First, the 5,000 pound towing capacity is only going to be the weight of the trailer. The gross vehicle weight rating is the how much the vehicle can weigh including cargo, passengers, and gas. And the gross combined vehicle weight rating is the total weight of everything including the vehicle, passengers, cargo and the loaded trailer. To figure out the correct system for you the key is to go by the tongue weight. To calculate...
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  • Will a Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Fit 2010 Highlander Hybrid with Full Spare and Support a Bike Rack
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite Class III - 2 inch # 75726 will fit a 2010 Toyota Highlander with a full size spare tire. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver opening and has a maximum Gross Towing Weight (GTW) of 5,000 pounds, and a maximum Tongue Weight (TW) of 750 pounds. Please note that the installation instructions specifically state when stowing the spare tire, it is necessary to lift up on the rear edge of the tire to clear the hitch. I have included a photo of this hitch on a slightly newer...
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  • Can WeatherTech Cargo Liners for the 2010 Toyota Highlander Be Rolled Up for Storage Without Damage
  • The WeatherTech Cargo Liner - Gray, item # WT42328, is designed to be rolled up so that it can be stowed out of the way when not needed. These liners are shipped rolled up in a box and have a memory that allows them to quickly return to their original shape when unrolled. I spoke to my contact at WeatherTech and she said that the only time the liner may take a bit of time to return to original shape would be when it is extremely cold, and that rolling the liner would not damage it in...
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  • How Visible is a Trailer Hitch When Installed on a 2010 Toyota Highlander
  • The trailer hitches that are designed for the 2010 Toyota Highlander will all mount so that the receiver and most of the cross tubing is visible below the bottom most fascia piece. If you look at the pictures for Draw-Tite Hitch, # 75586, and the pictures and videos for Curt Trailer hitch, # 13534, they will show what the hitches will look like in their final positions.
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  • Fit of Curt Class III Receiver Part # 13534 in Relation to Exhaust on 2010 Toyota Highlander
  • The Curt Class III receiver hitch is designed to fit over the factory exhaust on the 2010 Toyota Highlander. I will provide a link to the installation instructions, as well as a link to a video showing this hitch being installed on a 2009 model. The video will give you a pretty good idea of how the hitch will sit in relation to the exhaust system once its installed. You can find the links below.
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  • Will the Westin Running Boards # 22-5055-1825 Fit with Mud Flaps Installed on a 2010 Highlander
  • The Westin Oval Tube Steps with Custom Install Kit, item # 22-5055-1825, for your 2010 Toyota Highlander are 72 inches long and will install between the front and rear wheel wells on your vehicle. The bars are adjustable if you have the room to adjust them slightly to clear the front and rear wheel wells and mud flaps. You could measure to try to determine if the 6 foot length will interfere with the mud flaps at the rear of the front wheel wells and if there is room to adjust them to...
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  • Where Does Trailer Wiring Install on a 2014-2015 Toyota Highlander
  • The connection point for the 4-way tow harness # 118449 on your 2015 Toyota Highlander is located behind the driver's-side interior trim panel in your rear cargo area. The ModuLite plugs into the factory wiring harness beneath your dash, on the driver's side. Once you've plugged in the ModuLite, locate the "towing fuse" position in your fuse box and insert the included 10-amp fuse. Once installation is complete, the 4-way flat connector will be stowed in an out-of-the-way location within...
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  • Installing A Tekonsha Prodigy Brake Controller, # 90185, On A 2010 Toyota Highlander
  • I have a video of the Tekonsha PRODIGY Brake Controller, # 90185, being installed on a 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser. It is a two part video and it is the same type of installation as your 2010 Toyota Highlander. Your 2010 Toyota Highlander does require hard wiring the brake controller with the 7 and 4 Way Installation Kit, # ETBC7. The video does show how to install the # ETBC7 installation kit. If you have a factory 4-Way trailer connector on your vehicle, then you would do just as the...
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  • What is the Length of the Wire Housing and Boot on Hopkins Endurance Multi-Tow 7, 5, and 4-Way
  • The third alternate picture, shows the 4/5 Way connector at the bottom of the part. You can use either a flat 4-Way or a flat 5-Way on this connection point. I have provided a link directly to this photo. The measurement from the back of the mounting plate to the end of the wiring housing and boot is 2-1/2 inches.
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  • How to Lock the Replacement Locking Knob for Swagman Original and XP Series Bike Racks
  • To get the Locking Knob, # P1040 to lock, once you have it tightened down properly on the cradle, insert the key and turn the key clockwise. Remove the key. The know will now spin, but you will not be able to tighten or loosen it again until it is unlocked.
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  • Brake Controller Install on 2010 Toyota Highlander
  • Installing a Brake Controller on your Highlander is certainly possible. As a first step, you will need to choose a brake controller. I would recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. The P2 is our best selling brake controller, and is simple to use and set up. To install the controller, we offer a Brake Controller Installation Kit, part # ETBC7. The kit contains everything necessary to complete the installation, including wire, circuit breakers, hardware and the adapter that will...
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