How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a Toyota Corolla (2003-2019)


Adding a trailer hitch to a Toyota Corolla requires only a few tools, a Curt 11265 trailer hitch, and a short amount of time to complete the installation. This trailer hitch and installation process will work for Toyota Corolla model years 2003-2019.

Follow these basic steps to begin hauling trailers and other kinds of hitch-mounted accessories with your Toyota Corolla today.

Tools needed:

  • Safety Glasses
  • Torque Wrench
  • Power Drill
  • 5” Extension
  • 19mm Socket

Toyota Corolla (2003-2019) hitch installation steps

1. Remove Existing Bolts

If present, remove existing bolts from the tow loop. 

2. Raise hitch into position

Raise the hitch into position and align holes in the side plates with the weld nuts in the frame rails.

3. Secure the hitch to the frame

Secure the hitch to the frame by installing the hardware. Install the hex bolts and conical washers to each side of the hitch and frame. 

4. Tighten and torque hitch

With the bolts loosely into place, tighten and torque all installed hardware to the manufacturer’s specifications. 

You should now have your trailer hitch installed on your Toyota Corolla.

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