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I installed my Curt receiver hitch today.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by snefo, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. Dec 19, 2015 at 5:12 PM
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    snefo

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    Was pretty simple. Fishing the bolts through the existing bumper tube was a little tricky as there are some small bolts that stick down into the tube and get in the way. I had to loosen the 6 bolts that hold the stock bumper so every thing would mate up. The bolts started to get tight before the mating surfaces met. I loosened all the bolts, tightened the new receiver bolts and then tightened the factory bumper bolts. 86 ft. lbs is a hell of a lot of torque when you are laying on your back. I was going to post some photos but my computer is being contrary. I the hitch from etrailer for $167. Still waiting for wiring to become available.
     
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  2. Dec 19, 2015 at 6:35 PM
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    Please update when the wiring becomes available. I will be adding the same hitch.
     
  3. Dec 19, 2015 at 10:18 PM
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    Will do.
     
  4. Dec 20, 2015 at 5:22 AM
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    So etrailer has them in stock and shipping now? Sweet!
     
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    E trailer has a used one for a 2016 listed for $122......weird
     
  7. Dec 20, 2015 at 3:05 PM
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    Had my Curt receiver hitch installed on my 2016 Taco Friday, together with wiring and a brake controller. Hitch company couldn't get power to the 7-pin (or 3). Really frustrating. They're going to call Curt in the morning but I plan to call both Curt and Toyota first thing to see if they can help. The mechanic mentioned it could be a fuse issue or something. If anyone has any suggestions I'd be grateful....
     
  8. Dec 21, 2015 at 10:23 AM
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    beenjammin

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    Yes same here. Thanks for the thread.
     
  9. Dec 23, 2015 at 7:32 AM
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    wareagle6

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    Glad to hear the Curt hitch fits up OK as I just rec'd my hitch as well. I called Curt on availability of the T connector wire harness and was told it is designed, parts ordered and should be available in January. If you are in hurry, etrailer sells the "splicable" 4 pin flat wire harness but I personally would rather not splice into the factory wire harness......besides it is too cold and rainy to fish right now anyway.
     
  10. Dec 23, 2015 at 8:03 AM
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    Went back to the hitch shop and it turns out it was a grounding issue. they fixed it in 30 mins after they spoke to Curt tech support. My 2016 Tacoma now has a hitch and electrics!
     
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  11. Apr 4, 2016 at 7:52 AM
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    sundogbrew

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    I added this hitch to my truck, it was pretty easy. The fishing wire for the bolts in ingenious! I say that now because I am done. There were a few tense moments where new words were made up and new ways to use old ones were figured out but all and all not that bad a job and it looks good.
     

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