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Discussion in 'San Antonio' started by GeorgeS, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. GeorgeS

    GeorgeS Member

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    Can anyone recommend a shop to install a tow hitch and wiring kit on my Highlander?

    The stealership quoted me an absurd price; they told me they'd have to drop the rear end (they don't), blah, blah, blah.

    Installation must be clean, and error-free (no butchered parts, all bolts torqued correctly, etc.).
     


  2. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    GeorgeS,

    Email me for my mechanic's name/phone. = He works on my Mercedes, Lincolns, Grand Marquis routinely & he is REASONABLE in price, too.
    (Steve can put the hitch on your Highlander with his eyes closed.)

    Have you got the hitch already??

    yours, satx
    texasnative46@gmail.com
     
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  3. TreyG-20

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  4. Shady

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    I was going to post Uhaul also but with that said

    Some of the installers are animals that use hammers pick ax and duct tape so make sure you check on local shops.


    For the most part if you buy a hitch the right class and for your car 90% of the time its a simple jack the hitch in place and use an impact wrench on the bolts.

    Use wire taps into the brake light wires or get a plug and play splitter if they make it for your ride.
     
  5. GeorgeS

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    No, I haven't bought the hitch yet (I just bought the car)a CPO)). I lean towards the OEM Toyota Class III hitch and wring kit, but since I'm not going to be hauling 5000lbs, I'm open to other brands.

    I've been warned away from having U-Haul do it because of the likelihood of a poor product and/or butchered installation.

    As for doing it myself, I don't have the room to undertake the installation.

    satx78247, I will send you an e-mail shortly.

    Thanks!
     
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    Pep Boys on San Pedro if they are still there.
     
  8. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    GeorgeS,

    Did you ever buy & get your hitch installed?? - Just curious.

    yours, satx
     
  9. bbrwbmw

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    Check with your local Uhual center.
     
  10. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    bbrwbmw,

    UNLESS U-Haul at a Houston dealer is different than the ones that I know, you'd better better off employing any random drunk, that's passed out in the nearest gutter. = BAD/SLOW SERVICE & EXPENSIVE, too is my SAD experience with several such places.
    (When Steve put the hitch on my 1992 Town Car, it took him all of 30 minutes & he charged me 25.oo for the work.)

    yours, satx
     


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