Trailer Hitch Installation for 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser (VIDEO)

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Welcome to the installation video for the CURT 13367 class 3 trailer hitch on the Toyota FJ Cruiser. To give you a better view of the installation, we are using a lift. Like most installations this vehicle does not need to be elevated for the install. We estimate this installation to take 30 minutes to an 1 hour depending on your level of expertise.

These are the tools necessary for the install:

  • 11/16" Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • Ratchet
  • Ratchet Extension
  • Torque Wrench
  • Pry Bar

First, locate the rear tow hooks. If present, you will need to remove them. They will not be reinstalled later. Then temporarily lower the 3 rearmost exhaust hangers that will provide clearance for the bolt installation. We recommend using a penetrating lubricant or soapy water mixture to ease the removal process. If the well nuts are corroded you may need to use a penetrating lubricant and wire brush to clean them. A thread tap may be necessary.

Next, raise the hitch into position with the passenger side plate above the exhaust pipe. Loosely install the hex bolts and supplied conical tooth washers in the existing well nuts in the frame. An access plug may need to be removed. Replace the access plug when finished. Insert the coiled end of the fish-wire up the foremost attachment point and out the access point to the frame rail. Place the square hole spacer over the coiled end of the fish-wire and place the spacer in the access point.

Then thread the carriage bolt into the coiled end of the fish-wire, pull on the opposing end of the fish-wire pulling the carriage bolt into the spacer and out the frame rail. Un-thread the fish-wire and secure the bolt with the supplied hex flange nut. Repeat this process on the opposing side. Torque all supplied hardware to that specified in the supplied instruction sheet, and raise the exhaust back into position.

This completes the installation of the CURT 13367 class 3 trailer hitch on the 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser.