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#1419 of 1440 Re: Advice for 2011 Highlander Hitch [jborrelli]
Jan 29, 2011 (5:05 am)
The Part Numbers: 00016-48730 hitch and 00016-48730-01 wiring harness are Toyota parts or Class III Reese? Did the aftermarket hitch look clean on your '08?
These part numbers are on the cartons that the Reese hitch and wiring harness came in are supplied to Toyota dealers in the Southeast by Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC. The receiver hitch is fabricated with 2" square tubing and is welded to a piece of flat steel that fits under the exhaust pipe. Some of the other after market hitches have the piece fitting above the exhaust pipe.
On my '08, I had added the stainless steel exhaust tip which dressed the car up a bit. The Reese hitch setup gave a "functionally" clean look in my opinion. The receiver socket, the part where your ball attachment fits into is trimmed with a chrome ring which adds some aesthetic look to it. The Toyota receiver hitch that is shown on their accessory website and in their accessory booklet does have a different refined finish look, but you must part with more $$ for it. The bottom centered panel is replaced with a cutout and their receiver is a bit higher off the ground.
Google "reese hitch for highlander." You can find links for the Reese hitch and can see what it looks like.
#1420 of 1440 remove third seat in a 2007ltd
Sep 21, 2011 (5:49 am)
want to increase cargo space ,has anyone tried to remove third seat if so how? thanks ted
#1421 of 1440 Re: remove third seat in a 2007ltd [tjpgc]
Sep 21, 2011 (9:54 am)
This is doable (hint - use Google). You'd need to find someone with similar car but with only 2 seat rows. Many people would love to add a third row and will be more then happy to swap parts with you.
#1422 of 1440 Re: remove third seat in a 2007ltd [tjpgc]
Sep 25, 2011 (7:14 am)
I have same car and had rather have the space than the seats. I really can't see any use for those seats. It is mighty tiny and hard to get to.
#1423 of 1440 Re: remove third seat in a 2007ltd [ann39]
Sep 25, 2011 (9:40 am)
I have 2008 HL and 3rd row is quite usable.
#1425 of 1440 Install a switch to protect stolen
Oct 16, 2011 (7:51 am)
Highlander is very easy to be stolen. They know how to drive the car without key in 5 minutes. They are high technology guy.
I am thinking, simply break a major circuit wire, install a switch, hide the switch in the glove box.
It could be the power supply to the control broad, or the wire to the starter.
I am sure they can not find my switch, they never thought there is a wire switch. The simple trick will block them.
Anybody has good ideas?
#1428 of 1440 Toyota highlander changes between 2008-2010 and 2011
Dec 06, 2011 (7:55 pm)
I'd like to update some of the interior on my 2012 base highlander. I'd like to get leather seats and it seems like SE interior can be found on junk yards for less then katzkin leather would cost, plus I'd get power driver seat, lumbar support and heat (with SE dashboard). I know it's not new and katzkin is probably better, but I'd like to weigh pros and cons.
I know the 2011 model was slightly refreshed, both interior and exterior. Is there a complete list of changes between 2008-2010 and 2011? I know 3rd row has changed. What else?