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Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, Chrysler PT Cruiser trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.
Note: All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from Curt.
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No drilling required for installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation
Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"
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Today, on our 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser, we'll be installing a curt trailer hitch, part number C11132. Now, here's what the hitch looks like, when installed on the vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements, in helping you select some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the pinhole to the edge of the bumper is approximately two and three quarter inches, and from the top of the opening of the hitch to the ground is approximately eleven and a quarter inches. Now, we'll go ahead and install our hitch. Before you actually remove the exhaust end, you may want to connect the safety strap under the exhaust, so it does not drop too much. You'll need to locate the two exhaust hangers, one that's near the muffler at the rear, and one that's a little farther forward on the vehicle. You may want to use a little spray lubricant to help these rubber isolators slide off their hook a little easier, as well as using a small pry bar or a large flat head screwdriver also helps. Now that we've got the exhaust out of the way, we'll need to remove eight bolts, four on each side, that are the tow hooks for the vehicle.
There are two on the bottom, and two on the side of each tow hook. The tow hook, as well as the four bolts from each side, will not be reused. Here's what the hardware will look like, that we use to install our new hitch. There will be a bolt, as well as a conical tooth washer. You'll want to make sure that the conical tooth washer has the teeth facing the hitch side, when installing. Now that we have the tow hooks out of the way, we'll go ahead and hold the hitch up in place. We use the exhaust to kind of help support the driver's side, as we install the passenger's side.
Now, once we have one bolt in on each side, we'll go ahead and install the other three for each, hand-tightening them. Once we have all eight bolts in, we'll go ahead and tighten down the bolts, followed by torquing them to the manufacturer's specifications. Once all the bolts are torqued, we'll go ahead and reinstall the exhaust. And that'll do it for the installation of our curt trailer hitch, part number C11132, on our 2003 PT Cruiser. .
Average Customer Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (38 Customer Reviews)Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.
I had the hitch installed by a professional. They reviewed my order and confirmed the hitch I ordered was perfect. When I took to them for installation, they said it took less than an hour. Was easy to install. No problems. Worked perfect. THANKS etrailer! for working with me and helping me choose the hitch that will work for my needs. I'm using it with a bicycle rack for my 4 wheel walker so I don't have to put in the back seat or trunk anymore. The rack you said will work - is AWESOME too! Very well made and looks like won't even have to modify it! THANKS again! Sorry - no photos right now. 209176
by: John B06/11/2012
Great product, installation was easy and instructions very good. I didn't use any power tools and had to jack up the car put it on safety stands and use a creeper and it only took me one hr. I removed the spare tire and removed both brackets from the frame for the muffler. The T-one wiring harness yellow wire could have been about two or three inchs longer but I made it work. 43609
I ordered this for my PT Cruiser and it went on with no drama at all--perfect fit, very sturdy, and I've taken it on the road with no trouble at all. Very well made. One thing--if you don't have access to a lift, you might want to consider taking it to a shop and having it put on for you--especially if you're over 40 years old and installing the Curt wiring kit. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the design or the installation directions for any of the components--it just takes a lot less time and effort if you don't have to jack the car up on stands and do the limbo for a couple of hours. If you have a lift handy, I'd guess the install would take less than an hour total for both wiring and hitch. 66640
Easy to install, took 45 min. 79986
by: MARVIN E.01/03/2013
EXCELLENT SERVICE AND GREAT PRODUCT. 62415
by: Russ H.04/11/2011
Price was great. Ordered on tuesday received on friday. Installation took about 45 minutes for the Hitch. Wiring took about an hour. Running wire from battery to rear was hardest part . Instructions were great. One of the easiest projects I've ever done. Would definetly recommend to anyone. Good Service, Reasonable Price, Fast Delivery, Easy Install, what more could You ask for. Thanks Russ 11523
by: George M.12/08/2012
Just installed it, it fit nice. The only thing I would suggest is that for your instructions I found I needed to remove my rear driver-side wheel in order to pull my exhaust off its hangers. Otherwise it was straight-forward. I usually have to double the amount of time most instructions say something will take but I'm used to this, I know I'm a hack. I'm looking forward to pulling my trailer. Thanks. 60984
by: Carmine P.06/03/2014
Fit perfectly! I have always been happy with the quality of the products that you sell. Shipping was fast and arrived on time. 134076
by: Donna H.06/14/2011
I ordered from the correct internet sales site (etrailer.com) for my trailer hitch. The ease of ordering, quick service and on time delivery meant additional savings for me. They had a super service of eMailing me the status of my order each day it was enroute until it arrived. Thanks for a great shopping experience. 16989
So easy but a bit teadious as their is one bolt that is tucked behind the fuel fill tube. You have to use an open end wrench and take baby turns. I got the exhaust lowered in all of 1 minute. I didn't lower the spare tire and it still went in really easy. Great product and as I have already said... easy. 152453
Arrived sooner then I expected. It was easy to install, but I would have liked a better description in how to install the wire harness. the wire to the left turn signal was either a little short or I may have routed it the wrong way. but everything work fine. thank you 19487
The item arrived quickly, fit perfectly, and works just fine. Took about an hour to put in, but most of that time was removing the old tow hooks, wrestling with the rubber muffler mounts, etc. It's refreshing when a product is & does exactly as advertised; this did. 124453
by: Dick B.11/15/2013
Extremely happy. Delivery was prompt. Installation went fine. It does require a little mechanical apptitude but the fit was perfect and the quality of the hitch is first rate. Highly recommend for this car at least. I wish all my DIY projects went as well. lol. 107504
by: Tom A.11/09/2012
This was one of the best on-line purchase experiences I've had. Fast shipping, even with the std. shipping option I chose. Ordered on Monday, arrived on Thursday. Receiver hitch was a perfect fit and was exactly what I expected. I will use these folks again ! 59127
Trailer hitch and wiring harness arrived in one day. Product instructions were excellent and installed both in less than one hour. The fit of the hitch was excellent and all parts were included. Could not have happier with the products and delivery time. 49604
by: James F.08/26/2016
Went in perfectly. Looks great! 288043
Wasn't to hard to install my self, plan on it taking a little longer than about 40 minutes if you do this with out a floor lift other wise its super easy took me a whole 15 minutes once i finally got it in the air 12426
ordered on friday... arrived wednesday! in fact, they were able to upgrade to express shipping at no charge! i'm extremely happy with my experience. great products, great prices, incredible customer service. 16512
by: Brian B04/13/2011
Great fit and easy installation with only basic hand tools. No need to drill any holes! Looks like a factory installation on the vehicle with only a small part of the receiver showing. 11595
The product was great.the install was interesting. muffler sspare tire.inner fender wells.everything fit perfect and all went back in factory place.great product.thanks etrailer. 38671
by: John M.08/05/2012
Hitch came in great shape and very fast. Installed within 30 min. Looks great and work great. I will be a repeat customer for anything I need in trailer items. 50630
by: Dennis S.05/25/2012
Would highly recommend this product. Price was right, fast delivery, and was easy to install. Took one hour to install including setup and cleanup. 41695
Hitch fit car perfectly. Husband installed it in 15 minutes. Pulling small camper without any problems. A+ rating for product and company. 129491
Fit's great and was an easy install. And didn't have to drill holes as you do if you purchase the other hitch for the PT Cruiser. 53387
Fast delivery and good product. Should have told you to remove spare tire first. Said 1 hour for novice, but took closer to 2. 24859
by: ed s04/01/2012
excellent product. easy install . great company fast shipping. highly recommend buying from etrailer.com 35834
by: Al T12/02/2014
Received hitch on time, easily installed that evening. Used it the next day with my cargo carrier. 163027
by: Lynn M09/30/2014
Only difficulty I encountered was removing old bolts from auto frame. The rest was a piece of cake. 153739
by: Ken A.10/24/2012
Excellent quality and perfect fit, it was installed in 45 minutes, and it looks great! 58028
by: FRANK U03/31/2016
Went on easy & no cutting of the bumper like other hitches. love it 242541
by: Robert W.05/10/2012
Even with my limited tools, took less than an hour, Looks great too. 39973
by: Bill A02/15/2012
Fast Delivery. Great Fit Easy Installation . LOOK GOOD ON MY CAR. 31887
by: Pat W05/10/2012
This was very easy to install. Looks gr eat! 40007
by: Terry R.10/29/2013
Perfect fit on my PT Cruiser! 105607
Fit the vehicle perfect 142313
by: Sam DeWitt11/13/2012
Installed in 50 minutes 59332
by: April G08/21/2014
Easy install 147962
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