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Installed Hitch with the help of my son, follow instructions, be patient and did it in about 1.5 hour
bought tow hitch at local dealer, list price $322.50 I paid net price $182.75
I made the mistake of not buying the tow bumper facia cover PT228-16222 which I just ordered.
List price $96.75 I paid net price $63.00 I'll add pictures when is installed.
 

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This PDF manual instruction has the wrong additional item required for installation ( factory mistake) which is the
Lower Bumper Facia Kit PT228-48220 , I ordered and found out it is for a Toyota Highlander, returned and ordered
the right part no. tow bumper facia cover PT228-16222 in the future I will get the Tow Wire Harness PT725-16220
 

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Had to order the oem hitch and facia from the US as the dealers in Canada cannot order this from Toyota. Should be receiving the hitch/facia sometime this week. Thanks for the installation pdf. I could not find it anywhere. Where could i find the Tow Wire Harness installation pdf?
Thanks for posting this.
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Managed to install the oem hitch and facia yesterday. Took me all of 2 hours with no assistance. Definately have to be carefull removing rear section/facia and not damage any of the clips. Just a personal observation here...I feel that the oem mounting to the car will be more secure/stronger than aftermarket mounting to the oem bumper mount holes. The provided bolts are much larger. Having said that, the hitch capacity is not any higher.
 

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Just installed tow bumper facia cover PT228-16222 and it looks great.
As you ca see last image 9243 10. Install Clips onto Hitch Lower Cover (a) Install the tab assemblies into the center cover panel as shown. Install the split retainer ring onto the opposite of the cover panel to hold everything in place. (Figs. 10-1 & 10-2
 

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Managed to install the oem hitch and facia yesterday. Took me all of 2 hours with no assistance. Definately have to be carefull removing rear section/facia and not damage any of the clips. Just a personal observation here...I feel that the oem mounting to the car will be more secure/stronger than aftermarket mounting to the oem bumper mount holes. The provided bolts are much larger. Having said that, the hitch capacity is not any higher.
so what is the max weight you have put on the OEM hitch? I bought it but regret it since it advertised at 110lbs capacity.
 

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Towing capacity for the Corolla Cross is 1500 Lb. Those tow hitch are 1-1/4 inch hitch, 3500 Lb. GTW = 350 Lb. tongue this will apply to a heavier vehicle. For the Toyota Cross it should be 150 Lb. tongue for towing which is 10% of the towing capacity which is standard/universal unless otherwise specified.
 

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Installed Hitch with the help of my son, follow instructions, be patient and did it in about 1.5 hour
bought tow hitch at local dealer, list price $322.50 I paid net price $182.75
I made the mistake of not buying the tow bumper facia cover PT228-16222 which I just ordered.
List price $96.75 I paid net price $63.00 I'll add pictures when is installed.
One question.....what will be your excuse if you have engine or transmission issues and you are towed to your familiar Toyota dealer and you are asked "how much you been towing with that hitch on there" ? After all none of these Corolla Cross 2.0 powered suv's are really made to tow. Just asking, not trying to start an argument. I just bought a new, left over 2022 LE. I like it but I think I will leave the towing to my Nissan Frontier with the 310 hp v6......love that truck
 

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One question.....what will be your excuse if you have engine or transmission issues and you are towed to your familiar Toyota dealer and you are asked "how much you been towing with that hitch on there" ? After all none of these Corolla Cross 2.0 powered suv's are really made to tow. Just asking, not trying to start an argument. I just bought a new, left over 2022 LE. I like it but I think I will leave the towing to my Nissan Frontier with the 310 hp v6......love that truck
I will tell the dealer “1500” Lb. It’s in the owner’s manual.
 
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