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Old 04-14-11, 08:17 AM   #1
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Default 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

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Old 04-18-11, 06:49 PM   #2
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where did you order it? CL, what is it? Did you install yourself?

Reading your message, I am thinking maybe I can ask a Toyota dealer quote me the parts and service too.
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Old 04-18-11, 06:54 PM   #3
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Thanks and good to know.
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Old 04-18-11, 11:50 PM   #4
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Good looking out!

They sensored the word "s hit" from lexus hitch. lol.
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Old 04-19-11, 06:30 AM   #5
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I can also confirm the Highlander hitch fit the RX350 perfectly. Got mine from my local Toyota dealer for $375 and to top it off they had a bunch of Lexus hitch plugs.
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Old 04-19-11, 11:35 AM   #6
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Thanks, groomerz & aquatrax.

Checked with Toyota dealers here in Canada, PT228-69045 is for 2004~2007 Highlander, and PT228-69080 is for 2008 Highlander.

You know what?! $520 for PT228-69045, and $550 for PT228-69080. Well, another rip off for canucks.

I guess the computer systems here are better to minimize revenue leakage for the dealers and Toyota.

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Old 04-19-11, 12:03 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info. I have been trying to confirm that both hitches, toyota and Lexus, would fit my 2008 400H. no one I spoke to at either dealerships could confirm it.

I would like to see what the finished products looks like on the vehicle. Can you post some pictures online?

i really appreciate your help.

From looking over the web, I have found this hitch to fit these vehicles:
This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2004 - 2005 Toyota Highlander
2004 - 2006 Lexus RX330
2007 - 2009 Lexus RX350
2006 - 2007 Toyota Highlander All Models, except Hybrid
2006 - 2008 Lexus RX400h Hybrid
2006 - 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Models

I hope this helps.
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Old 04-19-11, 02:16 PM   #8
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C guy I think you better take it to the stealership because you are having problems reading the posts that are right in front of you .

Read the signatures in the posts man and the years mysteriously appear.

I am done feeding the fish and for the safety of the public don't install the hitch yourself.
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Motrx,

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.

here is the link:
https://www.toyotapartsbarn.com/toyota-accessories.html

I hope this helps.
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Old 05-11-11, 05:17 AM   #11
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I can also confirm that these two model numbers are the same hitch. I took a picture of the hitch showing both part numbers stamped on the hitch. It installed without a problem on my 2008 RX 350.
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Does someone have a picture of the factory hitch on the car. Wanted to see if the hitch goes over the muffler or underneath the muffler like the aftermarket hitches.


Thanks in advance.
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Does the Toyota hitch (PT228-69045) come with the wiring harness like the Lexus one does?
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Yes, the Toyota hitch does have the wiring harness attached. It is exactly the same except for the plastic receiver cap. Installation is the same, everything.
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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!
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