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Replacement Yakima Control Tower for Factory-installed Tracks (QTY 1)

Replacement Yakima Control Tower for Factory-installed Tracks (QTY 1)

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Replace one damaged Yakima Control Tower with this tower replacement kit. Control Towers attach to vehicle-specific LandingPads (sold separately) to create a fully adjustable crossbar spread for your rack. 1-800-940-8924 to order Yakima accessories and parts part number Y8890027 or order online at Free expert support on all Yakima products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Yakima Control Tower for Factory-installed Tracks (QTY 1). Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Accessories and Parts - Y8890027

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Replace one damaged Yakima Control Tower with this tower replacement kit. Control Towers attach to vehicle-specific LandingPads (sold separately) to create a fully adjustable crossbar spread for your rack.


  • Replaces 1 Yakima Control Tower
  • Designed for vehicles with factory rack tracks
  • Mounts on vehicle-specific LandingPads (sold separately)
  • Locks into LandingPad for custom fit
    • Require LandingPads for installation
    • Provide base for building aftermarket rack system
    • Create fully adjustable crossbar spread for track applications
  • Lock with Same Key System (SKS) Cores
    • Cores lock towers to vehicle roof
    • SKS Cores can be changed out to make all your Yakima locks keyed alike


  • Quantity: 1
  • Height: 3-1/2" from top of crossbar to top of LandingPad
    • Complete tower height will depend on LandingPad application

8890027 Replacement Yakima Control Tower for Factory-installed Tracks (QTY 1)

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Video Transcript for Review of Yakima Replacement Yakima Control Tower - Y8890027

Hi there, I'm Michael with Today, we're gonna take a quick look at this Yakima replacement Control Tower. This is going to replace one damaged Yakima Control Tower. And if you are looking for a replacement oftentimes it can be difficult to find just one but that's exactly what this is. It's going to replace just the one Control Tower for you so you can get up and operational again. Now this is designed for vehicles with a factory rack track.

It will mount onto your vehicle-specific Landing Pads which are sold separately. They are gonna be required for installation. This will lock into the Landing Pad for a nice custom fit. Now the lock can be switched out locked with your same key system cores. So use your core from the original tower, put it in place here so that all of your Yakima locks will be keyed alike.

As far as our dimensions go. If we measure from the top of our crossbar where it would be installed to the top of where our Landing Pad would be installed it's gonna be right about three inches. It's gonna be kind of difficult for me to line up with the ruler there, but right about three inches. The complete tower height will depend on your Landing Pad application. So make sure that you're getting the right Landing Pad for your vehicle.

And then this will replace that original and make sure that your whole system is operational again. So, that completes our look for today. Again, I Michael, with Thanks for watching..

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Replacement Yakima Control Tower for Factory-installed Tracks (QTY 1) - Y8890027

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (64 Customer Reviews)

Replace one damaged Yakima Control Tower with this tower replacement kit. Control Towers attach to vehicle-specific LandingPads (sold separately) to create a fully adjustable crossbar spread for your rack.


I've used etrailer for several items in the past, each time with prompt and excellent service. This time one of the items was defective. I called customer service and the woman helping me was helpful and capable. I had a return label in minutes and a new part on the way the same day. I don't know how to improve on that.


Technician worked with me to identify old Yakima towers. He asked me to send photos of the old towers. From the photos he was able to identify the proper Yakima towers. The towers were quickly sent and fit perfectly on the rails. Thank you.



Fine, no problemds.


Purchased four of these to replace some Qtowers. So far my only regret is I did not attach to the camper shell from the beginning. Had some slippage issues with Qclips I was using on the access cab of a ‘15 Tacoma. Disappointing experience after using Qclips on numerous vehicles over the years. Hoping these control towers stand the test of time. Purchased Landing Pads #6 for attaching to shell.


The new control tower fit fine and was easy to install.Ordering was easy as well. I was frustrated however when I attempted to remove my old lock cylinder and install it in the new tower. Prior to purchasing the new tower I watched a video on the E Trailer site and the video mentioned that switching over the cylinder was an easy task. It didn't mention that one needed a special key, in addition to the actual lock key. If it had, I'd have ordered it at the time. Now I have to order the "special" key, which likely will not arrive in time for an upcoming trip.


Was an exact replacement and was able to replace the damaged part with out having to buy a whole set


Nice to find a replacement!!!


Needs instructions for moving the lock to the new tower.
The item was exactly as described and what I needed, a replacement for ome that got broken, and it was a perfect fit. Once I figured out how to take the lock out of the old one and put it in the new one (thanks youtube!) it was an easy installation.
I would recommend including a simple sheet of paper on how to move the locks:
1. unlock the old control tower.
2. insert the control key (looks like an uncut blank) that came with the original rack set/equipment and with a little jiggle the lock core will pop out.
3. insert the lock core into the new tower and then remove the control key.



One year later and its still working great, cant tell which one is this replacement.




Worked perfectly. Kept the two locks from old racks. All worked as hoped/expected. May order two more replacements!


These are some fine towers. I had one issue (my own fault) where I ran my 10' long 4" diameter water storage pipe into the wall while backing up, and the towers popped out of the track... which is exactly what I would have expected as that saved the tracks from getting ripped off the top of my camper shell.
I'm glad I got these, and I will be shopping in the future.


Quick shipment and easy to find online.


you cant lock these without having to buy a separate lock set. Not really happy for this price


Excellent product. Timely delivery. Totally satisfied. Thanks for great service!


I have been using Yakima products for years. Great quality. Wanted to build a specialty rack without dismantling my other racks. All my local dealers were out of stock with no idea when they would be resupplied. Etrailer. com had parts in stock and were shipped immediately. I received them in a few days and couldn't be happier with service. THANKS!


Great service and delivery. Nice to have a resource for great products that are hard to find - thank you!


Replaced a damaged control tower mounted on Landing Pad 1. Changed out the lock core and was back in business in no time. Great Service from etrailer to determine correct replacement part.


The product showed up on time and fit perfectly on my existing rack. What more can you ask for?!!!


Fast delivery (even with cheapest shipping option) on replacement parts for a Yakima system. Great customer service - you will speak to an actual real person! We placed another order this week.


I was able to purchase two of these towers for my Honda.
Along with the right landing pad.
Looks like everything is going to work great.
These will let me use all the Yakima stuff that I already have.


These are older Yakima towers and hard to find a single one, most are sets of four. Lowest price I found, even for used towers. Fast shipping!


Right parts delivered in a fair amount of time that foot the bill for my application


eTrailer was able to find the discontinued parts that I needed when other stores did not. Products were of excellent quality and were shipped in a very reasonable period of time. I will definitely continue using eTrailer.


These are the only guys that had the part I needed. Control towers were discontinued a few years ago and Etrailer had the part I needed.


Excellent service, came two days after placing the order. Service is always great and these folks know their products very well, can answer questions quickly. I have bought numerous products from them and its always at a high level. Head and shoulders above other on line companies.


I messed up one of my old towers . Very difficult to find just one tower. E trailer had just what I needed.

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