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Old 06-03-14, 07:37 PM   #16
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One thing I noticed on my 450h with the tow package is the vent on the black trim below the fog light is open on the driver side vs closed on the passenger side. I assume it's for air flow to the trans cooler. Maybe someone without the tow package can check that. Unfortunately the only pictures I have of the driver side wheel well are with the liner pushed out of the way when I was changing out the fog light.
you can see the tranny cooler if you look through the vents in the forward part of the wheel well liner. pictured is my 2010.

the second thing you will have with the tow package is the trailer light connection (where you plug in the towing socket in the diagram), drivers side behind the rear wheel inside the bottom protective tray.
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Old 06-04-14, 08:26 AM   #17
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One thing I noticed on my 450h with the tow package is the vent on the black trim below the fog light is open on the driver side vs closed on the passenger side. I assume it's for air flow to the trans cooler. Maybe someone without the tow package can check that. Unfortunately the only pictures I have of the driver side wheel well are with the liner pushed out of the way when I was changing out the fog light.
True, I noticed that for the first time a few days ago and thought I had broken something.
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Old 06-04-14, 08:28 AM   #18
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Thanks for the picture, mohrd. I've removed the liner several times but never took a picture beforehand. I'd still like to know if the open vent in the black trim piece is only on RXs with the tow package. They just about line up with the ones in the wheel well.
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Old 06-04-14, 09:44 AM   #19
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Two more pictures. Now who can show us what it looks like without the package??



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Old 06-04-14, 10:10 AM   #20
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I believe there is a little plug for the electrical harness under the rear bumper on the left if you have the towing prep package.
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Old 06-04-14, 10:15 AM   #21
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Thanks for the picture, mohrd. I've removed the liner several times but never took a picture beforehand. I'd still like to know if the open vent in the black trim piece is only on RXs with the tow package. They just about line up with the ones in the wheel well.
Hi Anita, any pictures? Hard to imagine what you're talking about. I can take some pictures of my 350 later too.

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Old 06-04-14, 11:00 AM   #22
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Hi All,

Sorry for the newb question, but I searched the forums and couldn't find any information. I am looking to purchase a ball mount for my hitch, but I am seeing conflicting information.

The mount that Sewell sells looks like it has a 0" drop:
http://lexus.sewellparts.com/accesso...2010/2598.html

However I remember other forum members purchased the Curt towing starter kit with 2" drop:
http://www.thehitchstore.com/curt-to...ll-p-3955.html

Also, it sound like a 2" ball is the way to go? And what about the length of the ball mount?

I will most likely be using it to tow u-haul trailers on vacations so I am looking for a one-size-fits-all application.

Thanks,
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Old 06-04-14, 04:46 PM   #23
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Just put the question to Lexus Canada. Sent our VIN & asked to confirm if trailer package prepped or not.
I do see the vents & tranny cooler on the car.
Is this a larger cooler vs. the non-prepped car or is it the cooler available with the tow package?
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Hi Anita, any pictures? Hard to imagine what you're talking about. I can take some pictures of my 350 later too.

-Eric
Does this help?
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Old 06-04-14, 05:02 PM   #25
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And a picture of what's behind the wheel well liner.
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Old 06-04-14, 08:36 PM   #26
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Marqevans - I think you are right. You do have to look carefully to find the connector, though.
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Old 06-05-14, 05:16 AM   #27
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I believe there is a little plug for the electrical harness under the rear bumper on the left if you have the towing prep package.
At least on my 2013 WITHOUT the tow prep package this connector is there anyway, What's missing from an electrical perspective is the controller behind the left panel inside the hatch.

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Old 06-05-14, 05:40 AM   #28
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Our 2011 has the trailer prep package. A "Flat 4" connector should "plug and play". How do you get to the connector, the above diagram looks like you remove the bumper. There should be an easier way. I would think with the trailer prep pkg the controller is already there. Craig's has a very nice hidden hitch for <$150 and offer 2 types of wiring harness's. I am trying to figure out which one to get. I want the flat 4 plug to store inside the car, not an outside connection.....they corrode.

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Does this help?
Yes it does. I will take a picture of the passenger side later today. Here is my 350 w/tow package:

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Old 06-05-14, 12:53 PM   #30
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This answers the question for any '10 model year RX sold in Canada. Cannot confirm this was continued to subsequent years.

Dear Mr. Craig:

Thank you for your correspondence.

We have noted your inquiry and would like to explain that your 2010 RX 350 was purchased and equipped with Premium Package 2. This package includes:

Perforated Leather Seat Surfaces
Heated & Ventilated Front Seats
Driver Seat Memory System
Auto Dimming Side View Mirrors
Power Moonroof
Power Rear Door with Jam Protection
Bi-Xenon HID Headlamps
Automatic High Beam Feature
Automatic Leveling Headlamp System
Adaptive Front Lighting System
Backup Camera
1 Wallet Size Smart Card Key
Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror with Integrated Backup Camera

We would also like to explain that Canadian Specification vans and trucks come equipped with a towing package. This package includes heavy duty battery, starter, alternator and transmission cooler. Please be advised your 2010 RX 350 has a towing capacity of 3500 lbs.

We hope this information is helpful, and thank you again for writing.

Sincerely,

Charlene Ens
Customer Interaction Centre
Lexus Division

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on 2014-06-05-07.41.17.000000, sbcraig@nb.sympatico.ca (STEPHEN CRAIG) wrote:
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