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This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Chevrolet HHR trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.
✔ Confirmed to fit your 2008 Chevrolet HHR
Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.
Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.
In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.
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Hitch and wiring will fit SS models. No drilling required for installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation , Access holes may need to be enlarged by drilling, filing, or rotary tool , Fascia trimming required
Video of Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"
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Today on this 2011 Chevrolet HHR were going to install part number 24756 from Draw Tite. And this is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the pin hitch hole to the outer most point of the bumper is going to be 6, and from the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 10-1/2. Next well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we need to do is go ahead and lower the exhaust on the drivers side.
We will start off by using a spray lubricant on rubber hangers to make them easier to remove. We are going to use a simple pry bar to pry it off. Next I am going to show you where the attachment holes are going to be. Lets go ahead and use this hole right here, and also this hole here, and this will be identical on both sides of the vehicle. We just got done looking at the passengers side.
This hole here we are going to have to drill out to accept our half inch bolt, and on our drivers side bolt hole we dont have to do any drilling here. Lets go ahead and start installing the hardware. We will take the provided bolt leader, put it through the hole were going to use and over to this oval hole here as one of the attaching points. Next well take our block, thread it, push into the frame, and then we will thread in our carriage bolt, we will push everything inside and pull it out the hole. From the large oval hole to install our fasteners, we are going to take the bolt and the block, push it into the frame and pull it back down through the same hole.
Then we will repeat the same process back over on the drivers side. Alright now at this point we can go ahead and install the hitch, what we are going to do is take one half of the hitch over the muffler, use that to hold it up, and then we are going to install fasteners on the passengers side. With our hardware installed we will hand tighten down the bolts, and then we will tork them down as specified in the instructions. At this point we can go ahead and reinstall the exhaust. And with that that will finish it for our install of part number 24756 from Draw Tite.
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (101 Customer Reviews)This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.
Fantastic - watched the video online and ran a 1/2 bit through the rear hole on the pax side when I placed the order. Free 5-day shipping arrived on time - box was a bit battered but hitch was fine. Jacked car up from both sides, put jack stands under it and wondered if I had enough room to drop the muffler but it went in just like the video showed it would. May order something to keep the back up when it has a load but have to wait until the snow melts to get my little trailer out and see the effect of being hooked up. Will keep coming back to etrailer. Dealing with them is trouble-free. The trailer hitch came with a draw bar - great product with the best price for someone who's going to tow. 66329
by: David S.04/22/2014
Good product. Easy installation. The video on the e-trailer website really helped with the installation. 126612
by: Wayne L.03/14/2011
This is one great product. It arrived quickly, looks great ,was built strong and was a snap to install. It took my buddy and I about an hour to do the installation. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend E Trailers to anyone. 9240
Fast shipping and great communication. This looks like a very sturdy and well made product. I put mine on an HHR SS. There were concerns over interference with the shroud, but this is virtually nill. Anything you can see requires you to lay down and look up. I couldn't install it for a couple months after I got it because of the endless rain. My only complaint so far was the difficulty of installation. What a total PITA. Especially the fish tape that wouldn't come off the bolts for anything after fishing them through the holes. It ended up getting bent to crap each time. The kit really needs a seperate fish tape for each bolt. Eventually I got it installed in about three hours, (long enough for my stereo to kill the battery). The name is right. You can hardly tell it's there. 16184
by: George K.08/03/2015
The hitch fit perfectly on my 2010 Chevy HHR. I was able to install it by using the emergency jack to get both sides of the car about a half a foot off the ground and secured each side with a floor jack stand. That gave me enough wiggle room to get the muffler free and access the holes. The hardest part was securing the hitch by myself. I was apprehensive about lying it against the muffler because the muffler was about five years old and showing its age, but it held the hitch while I secured the other side and the video was great and showing how to fish the bolts. The hitch looks even and well secured. The only complaint I have is that the drawbar actually tore out of the box it was shipped in. Luckily UPS left it on top of the hitch box and didn't lose it. 216407
by: jim rutter05/13/2013
overall good product, was disappointed at first as the hitch i ordered was not in stock and would have a delay of a couple weeks. Got Laura H. on the phone and she was extremely helpful,. cancelling the old one and taking my order for the trailer hitch. She even refunded my money back into paypal as this was a credit card order. The hitch was here the very next day, and I had it installed by evening. only one difficulty,l and that is I already had a standard 1-1/4 drawbar, but it bottomed our inl the hitch, making it impossible to insert the pin. had to cut off about 1/4 inch of it. otherwise, I am very happy, especially with Laura's help. 80036
by: Louie D.04/21/2011
This product is great! Installed it with in an hour. The video was a great feature, eazy to follow. Can't wait to use it hauling my tent trailer to the beach. I also puchased the wire harness. Now that was a snap to install, took about 15 mintues. 12100
Went on very easy. Zero problems. Recommend 2 people when bolting it in so bolts dont get pushed into unibody. Can do it under an hour at a very relaxed pace and under 30 mins if you ever do it again. 63340
by: Rick W08/13/2016
The video for the install was helpful BUT, I found it a little more involved on my 2006 HHR 2.4L HO. Holes shown were not as on video but close also had to drop a total of 4 rubber exhaust hangers. Once i got it all ready and wiggled the hitch over the exhaust it was no time at all until I was done. Use the video as a starting point and go from there. I do not know why my car was different but it was. Living in South Central Florida I am a happy camper. Now I can haul bikes to trails and kayak to the Keys with light weight trailer and don't have to use my truck! 283485
just what I needed 93644
My Draw-Tite hitch was shipped promptly and arrived in good condition. The video instructions were about all I needed to perform this installation on my 2011 HHR. I'm 66 years old and not as nimble or strong as I used to be but I installed the hitch by myself in about 90 minutes. I used a floor jack on the driver's side to raise the body a couple of inches and the HHR's scissor jack to hold the hitch in place while I installed the washers and nuts. I'm very pleased with this purchase! 65586
by: Robert L..09/23/2013
Wow, Received the hitch in less than 48 hours. I'm in a small town in TExas, and you guys shipped from Mo. Incredible! Very well packaged, was impressed with the look of strength of the unit. I work alone, so am still trying to figure how to get the unit up to the bolts without moving them. So far so good! looking for a way to raise the hitch to attach the bolts. Might try to attach the hitch to the floor jack and lift it into place. Thanks so far!!! 101085
Just Right. Purchased and installed this on my '08 HHR in Nov. 08. Installation was simple thanks to e-Trailer's website videos. I bought it to mount the Swagman #S64670 bike carrier, which fits it fine. The package works great for carrying our bikes. We have taken several trips and everything just fits and works fine. e-Trailer is a very good company with which to do business. I recemmend them to you for all your trailering & hauling needs. 1774
Perfect ! Ordering, Shipping, Installation , everything was great from start to finish. I was well informed from the time I placed the order till it arrived. Installation was no longer than an hour start to finish! I look forward to ordering more from Etrailer in the future! 70942
by: Don C02/05/2015
Product is great! Installation instructions suck! The job that you claim takes 40 minutes took me about three hours. I am an experienced mechanical engineer with many years of machine design under my belt, have worked on cars all my life and own every tool known to man. It still was a difficult project. You might include the ball mount and maybe a ball. Even at additional cost--these items are necessary. 172483
by: Paul M07/30/2013
Wow. At the risk of sounding cheesy, I only regret having waited so long to do this. The price was small. The part came inside of three days, fit exactly, and was in place in less than an hour. I did this alone, but here's my advice. Watch the video. Raise your car a bit so you fit under it, and have a friend help if you can because its heavy and awkward. But if you are thinking about it, just do it! 92328
by: Mark S.07/10/2010
Great product Fantastic shipping time to SC. Two Days. Everything I ordered came in one box in perfect condition. Watched video and read instructions. Did install exactly to the letter of the instructions, and install went perfect. Install time was about 35 minutes. Wiring harness took about maybe 40 minutes. Works perfect, again no problems. Strongly recommend products. 3223
by: Kevin W06/16/2011
Went on with out a lift using jack stands in about 45 minutes. Fairly easy install. Well constructed and should serve light trailer duties and bike rack usage very well. Note: If you are ordering this it comes with a 1/2" wire feeder so don't order one! etrailer, great job of communicating and very fast shipping!!! Thanks! 17102
First thing first i order this late on a friday night and it was at my door in like three day after thats just great. I also liked the fact of how very easy it was to install on my 2008 HHR had it done in 30 min. I would like to thank you for the update emails and look forward to buying more things soon. People shop this site they are the real deal!!!! 68303
by: Jeff F.04/02/2014
the hitch came very quickly and was very neat after installed and looks good on the car.would definitely recommend it to anyone the video was very helpful 123500
As advertised. I just installed the Draw Tite hitch on my Chevy HHR by myself while it sat on the garage floor. Took two hours, and that includes gathering tools and trips to the basement to get stuff. Installation of the hitch and wire harness went, well, without a hitch. Appreciate the installation videos too. Highly recommend etrailer. 3445
Great product and much easier to install than I thought. I'm 72 and hsde no trouble installing it myself. Fast delivery also. 79192
by: Byron B.08/03/2016
The hitch was exactly what I needed to use for hauling bikes. I also reviewed hints on how to install it, which were a great help. On my car, getting the muffler to drop out of the way was the hardest part of the installation. I also followed advice of having a helper, so we could lift the hitch into place more easily. 279081
by: Paul L.03/02/2016
I bought a hitch and the wiring for a trailer. It fit my 2011 HHR like a glove. Took me 30 minutes to install and about 5 to hook the harnes up. Just measure the bolt pattern first so you get the right hole pattern. Delivery was faster than I expected. Thanks, now I can use my canoe and trailer. Paul L. 239247
by: Paul L.03/04/2016
I bought a hitch and the wiring for a trailer. It fit my 2011 HHR like a glove. Took me 30 minutes to install and about 5 to hook the harnes up. Just measure the bolt pattern first so you get the right hole pattern. Delivery was faster than I expected. Thanks, now I can use my canoe and trailer. Paul L. 239620
by: Bob M.05/07/2011
installed in less than an hour, half the price of any competitor in our area (wi). I did this alone no assistance from wife or kids. Only suggestion that is not listed in the instruction is to remove all the exhaust hangers not just the 3 and ream out both back holes, not just the one. GREAT PRODUCT! 13039
by: Darrell J04/21/2011
This is a well constructed hitch. Because of the 40 plus lbs weight of the hitch it is best installed by two people. The installation couldn't be any easier. The only way is to have a hitch professionally installed at over twice the price. installation time was under a half hour. I couldn't be happier. 12174
by: Stephen S.01/03/2012
This hitch seems well built and fit with no problems. Just needed to raise the drivers side of the HHR to get a good angle to slip the hitch in above the muffler (muffler supports removed as instructed). Note that I installed it with no help. A lift and a friend would have made the install a breeze. 29039
by: Terry T.06/24/2012
I recently purchased the trailer hitch for my 2011 Chevy HHR from Etrailer. I asked for the 3-5 expedited shipping and received it in 3 days. Awesome!!! Installation was a breeze and fit perfectly. Thank You very much Etrailer for your awesome service and products. Terry Wyoming, Michigan 45430
by: Ed S.03/12/2012
I have ordered two hitches in the last two month's, and both were fine. The hitch for my HHR had broke throught the box but was still OK. I also ordered a hitch for my Cobalt and that was fine also. Price was the best. Shipping came nice and fast. I will order from etrailer again for sure. 33607
by: Michael G04/09/2013
Everything was great ! The hitch arrived earlier than I had expected it would and it installed much easier than I was anticipating ... The only downside being that I way over budgeted the beer I was going to need for the job ... fortunately the TV and March madness saved the day ;) 75034
by: Chuck R.07/10/2008
Excellent product and service. Ordered the product from etrailer on Monday afternoon, and reciieved it about 52 hours later. Installed it just as their video shows. I didn't have a lift, like in the video, but the install went well, even with the car on the ground. Thanks etrailer! 1044
by: Miss Kitty08/11/2008
Easy to install but not hidden This product is easy to install and requires minimal time and tools. Did need to buy a 1/2 inch drill bit to finish drilling out holes but installation took less than 1 hour. Non factory threaded pin worked well with no noisy rattling and a snug fit. 1161
by: Michael M05/20/2011
Excellent product, Very easy to install - everything I needed was included and tools recommended were exactly what was required. Instructions and video were very helpful. I would STRONGLY recommend this product for installation in HHR. s Thanks for a well engineered product. 14890
by: Todd G03/23/2011
I got the hitch in 3 days and I had it put on in an hour.....It was very easy and the video online is great to watch, no instructions were needed after the video.......Dont pay someone to install something you can do yourself, anyone can do it. Thanks for a great product 10161
by: RON K07/09/2012
I HAD THE HITCH AND WIREING INSTALLED IN LESS THAN AN HOUR I WAS SUPRISED THERE WASNT A UNEXPTED PROBLEM GREAT PRODUCT IT WAS WHAT YOU PROMISED THANK YOU P.S THE DEALER WANTED $300.00 TO DO THIS 47259
by: Bob H09/13/2012
First got free ship[ping then etrailer upgraded it to 2 day so I was already pleased. The I did the install and it took exactly one hour to install the hitch and wiring and put everything back to normal. This is a really great product and it looks good on my HHR. 54547
by: Don Novak04/02/2014
One of the fasted and best install I had ever had, everything fit perfect and the instructions were easy to follow. That's why I deal with your company , No Surprises, just great products and service. Also shipping took only two days. Thanks Don 123433
by: Randy A.03/22/2015
Great product. Very easy install. Fast shipping 180146
by: Chris P.07/21/2013
Shipped faster than what the original time was projected. Plus it was super easy to install. Did it myself even with the Mosquitos biting and was still done in less than a half an hour. Only had to drill two holes in the frame. 90769
by: Craig Mc09/10/2013
The hitch was delivered very quick! It was as advertised and I was able to follow the instructions and install it the very same day! Great I like doing business with etrailer and would and will recommend them to my friends. 99344
by: Richard J09/07/2013
Took me a little longer than the 30 minutes they talked about..but once I got started, everything fell into place..The fish wire worked awesome. I was amazed how easy the bolts went into place.All in all, a good buy... 98747
by: Ed M.06/30/2011
Just got around to install my hitch on 2010 HHR. Went just as the video shown. Great company, great shipping, great information what else can I say. Thanks I will be doing more business with you in the future. 18285
i reviewed this product online and received in a couple of days. What sold me the product was the video along with instructions on how to install this hitch on our 2011 HHR. Very simple and easy to install. 191419
I bought a Draw-Tite hitch from etrailer and found it to be very high quality. Easy to install, and so was the tail light wiring. I would recommend this to anyone considering installing a hitch on an HHR. 94722
by: Rick D.05/16/2011
I am very impresses by the fast delivery, quality of the hitch materials, and how easy the installation was. You made the installation of the hitch on my HHR a pleasure. Thank you so much, Rick D. 14393
by: Mark P.06/02/2014
Perfect fit, no issues. I mounted the hitch by myself without any assistance, the whole process took less than 1 hour. I will strongly recommend etrailer to anyone needing a hitch for their vehicle. 133700
Came packaged very well and in perfect shape, unlike other retailers, and was very straightforward to install. Best to have a helper when lifting into place, but you want this to be heavy. 280643
by: J.A. - Virginia01/02/2013
Well done. Shipped early, all parts fit, easy to install, video instructions very helpful. Follow the weight limit, but just right for an HHR, light duty hauling a small trailer or boat. 62340
by: Ted A12/19/2011
Great product and easy install. Took about an hour to install hitch and wiring. I highly recommend this product and this company. Very helpful videos. Thanks for the great service. 28289
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