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We just bought a used 2008 Lexus SX 350 and the dealer installed a hitch for us. We are curious how similar this is to what the factory would have installed. We were shown a photo in the Insider for the Lexus 2010 RX 450h p. 6 and were told this is what ours would look like. When we searched the Lexus website (at http://www.lexus.com/models/RXaccessories/towing_equipment )we saw a photo that looked just like the on in the Insider but out hitch looks nothing like that.

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We just bought a used 2008 Lexus SX 350 and the dealer installed a hitch for us. We are curious how similar this is to what the factory would have installed. We were shown a photo in the Insider for the Lexus 2010 RX 450h p. 6 and were told this is what ours would look like. When we searched the Lexus website (at http://www.lexus.com/models/RXaccessories/towing_equipment )we saw a photo that looked just like the on in the Insider but out hitch looks nothing like that.

Assuming you meant RX 350, look at post #5 on this thread.

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I purchased a hitch from Etrailer & the pigtail for about $160 delivered. Installed it today-easy install and a quality product. They say 1/2 hour to install but it's more like an hour+. About 10 minutes to install the hitch but it takes some time to remove the plastic cover and trim for the hitch. My unit came prewired for a hitch so only had to buy the short pigtail to plug into the factory wire.

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We just bought a used 2008 Lexus SX 350 and the dealer installed a hitch for us. We are curious how similar this is to what the factory would have installed. We were shown a photo in the Insider for the Lexus 2010 RX 450h p. 6 and were told this is what ours would look like. When we searched the Lexus website (at http://www.lexus.com/models/RXaccessories/towing_equipment )we saw a photo that looked just like the on in the Insider but out hitch looks nothing like that.

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I purchased a hitch from Etrailer & the pigtail for about $160 delivered. Installed it today-easy install and a quality product. They say 1/2 hour to install but it's more like an hour+. About 10 minutes to install the hitch but it takes some time to remove the plastic cover and trim for the hitch. My unit came prewired for a hitch so only had to buy the short pigtail to plug into the factory wire.

I installed an aftermarket hitch that went in very well and fitted fine. However, I don't know what part number to use for the pigtail to plug in to the factory wire (I do have the towing option). Can you help?

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I installed an aftermarket hitch that went in very well and fitted fine. However, I don't know what part number to use for the pigtail to plug in to the factory wire (I do have the towing option). Can you help?

This is the part at ETrailer:

Trailer Wiring Harness - 2010 Lexus RX350 with Tow Package

Code: 56083

Retail: $22.28

Today: $14.95

Notes:

Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness w/ 4 Pole Connector

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Great info Comfort. I see there are 2 brands on etrailer for the RX350. I'm looking for the least obtrusive, one that will tuck away - which brand did you go with?http://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2011_Lexus_RX350.htmhttp://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2011_Lexus_RX350.htm

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Great info Comfort. I see there are 2 brands on etrailer for the RX350. I'm looking for the least obtrusive, one that will tuck away - which brand did you go with?http://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2011_Lexus_RX350.htmhttp://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2011_Lexus_RX350.htm

This part number-it attaches to the factory pigtail on those with the kit for towing, all in our region come with that option.

This is the part at ETrailer:

Trailer Wiring Harness - 2010 Lexus RX350 with Tow Package

Code: 56083

Retail: $22.28

Today: $14.95

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