trailer hitch lexus PT228-48045 = toyota PT228-69045
Read all the posts here. To save reading all the posts the toyota highlander PT228-69045 will fit 2004-2009 RX330/350. The only difference is the toyota logo plug and the lexus logo plug. Actually the hitch itself has both part numbers stamped into it making them the same. I just installed one for a highlander on my 09 rx350 . perfect fit and wiring plugged right in. I have instructions here. IMO this hitch is superior to aftermarket because it is attached to frame with 10 bolts versus aftermarket 6 bolts. Might be overkill for 3500# hitch . I picked mine on CL. Searched highlander hitch and got it for 50.00
yes they are the same hitches. The hitches had both part numbers physically stamped onto the bottom side of the hitch, The lexus number and the toyota number. I originally learned this from this forum and confirmed it when I purchased a hitch removed from a 05 highlander and put it on my 09 350
Read the install manual I posted and you can see the 400 has 2 small lower bumper trim pieces that you discard when mounting the hitch. the 350 doesn't have them
I saw you found the pics in another post
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I wanted to thank everyone for their post. It saved me some money on the hitch and I wanted to pass it on.
I just bought the toyota tow hitch PT228-69045. I got it last week and installed it. I have a 2008 RX400H and it fits perfect, both the tow and wiring harness.
The best I could find the lexus hitch was $400 plus shipping.
the local Lexus dealer was $600, for just the hitch and no installation.
Local toyota dealer would get their hitch for $275.
I found it on toyota parts barn for $220 and you can get a discount from some of the toyota forums. I saved 3% with a code. Shipping for me was only $28. So got it all for under $250 and it looks great.
I order the hitch from my local Toyota dealership for $275. You can find it online for cheaper, but shipping kills the savings due to the weight. I can't believe the same hitch at the Lexus dealer is $504!
2006 Lexus RX 400h
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