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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Chevrolet Malibu trailer hitch is perfect for your light-duty towing and hitch rack needs. Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry strength standards. Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Chevrolet Malibu
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin and clip are sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 300 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

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. Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

36233 Draw-Tite Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4 - 36233

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating5.0 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: James Kroeplin Sr04/08/2011

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It was easy to install and it is hidden aswell, no banging of the shins when walking around the car or working out of the trunk. 11359

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Charles P.03/18/2012

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Instructions were basic, but good. Installation of hitch and UPGRADE modulite wiring only took a couple hours (for a guy who does only occassional auto repairs). The Modulite option was the deciding factor for me, as I KNEW that modern autos cannot handle the addition of many extra lights on their circuits. I consider it a great price, and am happy I chose 34281

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Zach02/16/2011

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The product itself was a great value and seems to be of good quality. The installation, however, was much more difficult then noted. getting the bolts through the frame was a challenge, as was the bolt from the bumper. I am still happy I have it and look forward to getting lots of use out of it!7258

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bryan Williams09/12/2011

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Good hitch 23807

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike Miller03/14/2011

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Great product - easy to install. thanks 9234

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: DON L01/26/2011

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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch
Expert Answers about Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36233                                             Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?

  • Does Trailer Wiring Come With the Trailer Hitches for a 2000 Chevy Malibu
  • Trailer wiring, a ball mount, ball, hitch pin and clip are all sold separately from the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 36233, for the 2000 Chevy Malibu. I recommend the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 90131 because it comes with the ball mount, hitch pin and clip. You would just need to add a properly sized ball and the wiring. For the wiring, you would need the Upgraded Circuit Protected Taillight Converter Hardwire Kit, # 119175KIT. I have included a link to the installation details and a link to
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Chevrolet Malibu Accessories

Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
3,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
300 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 36233 Installation instructions 36233 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
Drilling required for installation

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Wiring:
Draw-Tite 119178KIT

Recommended Ball Mount:
Draw-Tite recommends:
Draw-Tite 36061

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256

2" hitch ball - 19258

If you have any questions you can contact our customer service department.

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