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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.
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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.
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Video of Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"
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Today we will be installing Draw-Tite part number 24756, which also coincides with Hidden Hitch part number 60815. This will be going on a 2008 Chevy HHR. Here are a couple of measurements to think about when considering buying your hitch. From the center pin to the outermost point on the bumper is 5-1/2 inches. And from the top of the receiver to the ground, on this particular vehicle, is 10 inches. This will help you when ing accessories for your new hitch. Next we are going to move on to the installation. 0:43
Our first step is going to be to lower our muffler. We have three hangers that we are going to want to hit with a penetrating oil to loosen them to make them easier to come off. There is one near the axle, you have one on the passenger side or almost the center of the muffler, and then you have one on the driver side that is hidden by the muffler. There are a total of three hangers to remove to the muffler down. Now for removal of the hangers, I like to use a large screw driver or pry bar, or sometimes a pair of channel locks will work also. Our next step is to enlarge this hole with a drill bit and drill to make it large enough to put in our fastener which is a 1/2 inch carriage bolt. We are going to do that for both sides before we begin our installation. Let me check our hole size by simply seeing if our carriage bolt will fit through. So we are good on the driver side. Let us move to the passenger side. We will check our hole. And now that our carriage bolts will fit down through our sub frame, we can mount our hitch. 2:00
Now we are going to go ahead and fish our wire through the channel. Now we are going to go ahead and slide our block through our fish wire, which is going to hold our carriage bolt and be our new fastener. Feed your block up through the hole first and then pull your carriage bolt through. This will install your rear most fastener. Now we are going to go ahead and install our forward most mount. We will do this the same way. Now our forward most mount is installed on the passenger side. We can take our fish off. We will do the same thing for the driver side. Now is the best time to get a friend because we are going to install the hitch. We are going to be installing the hitch with conical washers, the notches will face the bottom of the vehicle, and then fasteners and nuts. You want to slide the muffler side of your hitch in first. And I like to fasten the passenger side first. I like to put a little side pressure on the bolt to help hold it in place while threading on the nut. You can see we are hand tight on the passenger side. We will do the same thing for the driver side. 3:51
Once we have all four of our mounting bolts hand tightened, you are going to go check your instructions and tighten down to the recommended torque specs. We are going to repeat the same process on the driver side. OK, now that we have all four tightened to torque specifications, we can reinstall our muffler. I like to start with the driver side rear first because it is the most difficult. Alright, that covers our driver side. Now we have one towards the axle and we have one in the very rear on the passenger side I am going to do next. Now we get the one near the axle. Now that we have our muffler reinstalled, this completes the installation of Draw-Tite part number 24756, Hidden Hitch part number 60815.
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (61 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.
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
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
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: 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
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
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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
by: Bruce B.05/14/2013
The installation video's make the install go very smooth. The installation of the hitch and wiring harness were both complete within 2 hours. It was nice to have no surprises. 80186
by: Corinne Martel12/09/2011
This product is awesome. My husband was able to install it in just about 40 minutes as suggested in the video. The stringer tool included made the job MUCH easier. 27907
by: Dave A., Newark, Ohio09/13/2011
Received a very good quality product in a very timely fashion at the best price I could find via the internet. Delivered to my front door in just a few short days. 23871
by: Lyle C.02/23/2015
This hitch was a perfect fit and an easy install on my 2010 HHR. Along with the T-one wiring harness kit, had the whole job done in just over an hour! 175615
by: doug barnes03/13/2012
looks good--wiring harness went really easy--haven installed hitch yet but expect all to go smooth as with all my purchases from etrailer(have made 3) 33748
by: Dan W.04/18/2014
Shipment was on time and all in one package. Watch the on-line instructions first and then follow the instruction sheet. Not hard at all. 125901
by: Nicole F11/22/2011
Installed on 2007 Chevy HHR. Easy enough, took about 30-40 minutes. We used a jack to bring the car up a couple inches to make it easier. 27295
like the looks just put it on my cobalt ss and was impressed by how hidden it is and how far back you actually have to be to see it 1983
by: David P.03/11/2015
Very satisfied with this product. Instructions were right on.Installation went well. Product works very good.Thanks etrailer 177900
by: Mike D.06/14/2011
Just as advertised. Great packaging, fast shipping, fantastic communication, super easy install!! What a great company. 16931
by: Andy H06/01/2012
Super fast getting here and the installation was easy. I am very pleased with the hitch on my Cobalt SS turbo coupe. 42330
by: Layne Johnson05/30/2013
Got the product and was very happy with the fit. It went on easily and the You tube videos were a great help. 82601
Excellent product. The Chevrolet dealer installed this hitch, harness wiring, etc., in an hour and a half. 51258
by: Dickie J06/21/2012
Hitch was easily installed, works & looks great!! Would recommend this Hitch for anyone who needs one!! 45129
by: William Z05/14/2012
Clean, easy install! Detaching and re-attaching exhaust took nearly as long as receiver install. 40403
by: John P07/07/2008
Great Buy This is one of the easiest installs I have done. It was great working with etrailer 1035
Excellent product- well made; nice welds, nice finish, and easy to install. 33521
Outstanding service and they shipped the order fast..... fit perfect ! 130996
Excellent product. Very easy to install. The fish wire is your friend! 68622
by: Rory J.09/22/2012
Excellent hitch...easy install and customer service is exceptional. 55504
by: al s.09/24/2011
super service - installation was just as the video showed - thanks 24488
by: Robert M.04/14/2011
Excellent service as usual. Product arrived on time in good shape. 11768
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