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Hitch receiver install

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by 2016SR5P, Nov 22, 2022.

  1. Nov 22, 2022 at 8:56 AM
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    2016SR5P

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    Hi guys, I'm trying to install hitch receiver. Having a problem getting plastic piece off the bumper that's covering that spot. I got the 2 plastic screws out from the bottom, but I'm having trouble getting the 2 clips at the top to come apart. Any advice?

     
  2. Nov 22, 2022 at 9:56 AM
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    Guys I just realized you need to remove the bumper to install - I'm an idiot
     
  3. Nov 22, 2022 at 11:19 AM
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    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

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    Didn't your 4R come with a hitch receiver from the factory?
     
  4. Nov 22, 2022 at 11:32 AM
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    Yes, but I just bought it 6 months ago, it's 6 years old. The one on there was very rusty (northeast), so I had them remove it at the dealership. Now trying to install new one.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2022 at 11:33 AM
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    If you receiver was that rusty hows the rest of the underside?
     
  6. Nov 22, 2022 at 11:43 AM
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    Kyle I think it looks good, but you tell me, I don't know anything about this stuff!
    IMG_5804.jpg IMG_5805.jpg IMG_5806.jpg
     
  7. Nov 22, 2022 at 11:56 AM
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    Looks pretty solid, but you've definitely got some areas that need attention, or with time, the rest will look that way also. Now's the perfect time to address the rusty spots.
     
  8. Nov 22, 2022 at 11:58 AM
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    Looks fine but wonder how the receiver got so bad needed to be replaced.
     
  9. Nov 22, 2022 at 12:09 PM
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    The parts that aren't eaten through can be painter/coated with POR. Stuff is great I used it on a Land Cruiser I owned for a while. Great stuff. One of many places to purchase it. 0C55FAAE-2718-47BE-9F59-3BBB60916DAE.jpg
     

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