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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for the Toyota Matrix, 2007

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

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Code:   24812

Retail:$226.17

Price:$140.95


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Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - Toyota Matrix, 2007

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Toyota Matrix 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.

Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Toyota Matrix
  • 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 etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar sold separately - pin and clip included


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 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.


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com 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.



24812 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe





Video of Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.

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Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Toyota Matrix

Today we are going to be installing Hidden Hitch part number 60898 on a 2009 Toyota Matrix. This installation will also apply for Draw-Tite part number 24812. Okay we are underneath the vehicle and we are looking at the driver-side frame rail here. As you can see at the bottom we have got three existing weld nuts. Those are going to provide our three attaching points for the trailer hitch. That is going to be the same over on the passenger side. It may be necessary to clean the weld nuts out prior to putting the hitch up into position on some models that have seen a winter or two where there might have been some road grime or corrosion built up.

On this particular vehicle our weld nuts are in good shape so I am not going to clean them out before starting the hitch installation. You are going to be attaching each one of the weld nuts using the 12 mm bolt along with the conical tooth washer. Over here on the passenger side you can see we have got the exhaust coming out. We do not need to lower the exhaust but we do need to put the arm of the hitch up and over the exhaust tube here when we go to put the hitch into position. Okay now that we have got the hitch up into position, we can go ahead and torque it down. You will want to check with your directions to verify the appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. And now that we have got all of our bolts torqued down our installation is complete. This will complete the installation of Hidden Hitch part number 60898 on a 2009 Toyota Matrix.




Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24812

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (39 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.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joseph W.07/12/2011


Here are the pictures of the hitch just installed this morning on our 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The hitch was very easy to install and we're very satisfied with the quality. Even at 80 years of age, I was able to do the majority of the wiring myself, but did have my step-son do the last wire that had to go underneath and up to the battery. He also bolted on the hitch. He is a mechanic by trade and was impressed with the ease with which the hitch fit and bolted up. All in all, I am very pleased with this purchase and will recommend your company to others. 19255






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Phil O07/21/2014


I've had the Draw-Tite hitch for a few months now and have nothing but good comments to say regarding the product. I have a 2010 Toyota Matrix and will primarily use the hitch for a bike rack, and have already made a 1000+ mile trip from Milwaukee to Niagara Falls with 2 bikes mounted without issue. The only issue I had with installation had nothing to do with the product itself, but the amount of rust that had developed from not using the pilot holes where the hitch's bolts were to be mounted. What should have been a 20-30 minute installation ended up taking 2+ hours because I had to tap the holes to make the threads usable again. After tapping the holes, installation was a breeze and the hitch is solid as can be. I'd definitely recommend this product! 142452






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brad02/24/2010


Great price for a good product This was purchased for a 2005 pontiac vibe. Unfortunately, it has had 5 solid years of rust build up on the threads where the 6 bolts go into. I highly recommend using some sort of tap kit to freshen up the threads. I tried wd-40, rust dissolver, and pure muscle to try and get these bolts into place. Each of the six bolts took me about 30 minutes a piece because I was basically cutting new threads with shear force. A cylindrical wire brush may have also been helpful. Once I got the holes rethreaded, installation was a snap. Makes for a good work out, and I'm feeling it days later! I can't comment on the other features of the hitch because I haven't used it yet. 2742






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Charles D.02/28/2012


I purchased a hitch and wire harness for my 2010 Pontiac Vibe from your company and couldn't be more delighted with the product and easy installation. I'm 64 years old and had no problems at all.( I did view the installation video ) I believe I spend more time running the power from the battery than the hitch or harness. Everything works great and because of the harness plugs ( not crimp on connectors ) I expect no future problems. In this world, It's not to often the advertising matches the product. Your company is the exception!!! Keep up the good work. Great products and honest representation. Thank you!!!! 32731






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve H.05/07/2012


2003 Matrix XR The hitch was delivered quickly and it installed easily as described. I had to tap the weld nuts on the frame prior to installation. The edges of the hitch push slightly on the molded plastic fascia of the bumper but no trimming of the bumper was required. Looking forward to getting a hitch-mounted bike rack! 39644





Comments

Im planning to buy one to I got xrs what kind you got its ok not to trim spoiler thx

comment by: Rey - 11/21/2012


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We have sent an email to the original reviewer. If he has anything to add, he can come back and follow up.

Patrick B - 11/26/2012



Comments

Rey: i have an XR. i think with the extra trim on the XRS you might have to cut the plastic - I cant be sure but I think so.cheers

comment by: Steve H - 11/28/2012


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Thanks for the info!

Patrick B - 11/28/2012




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry K05/06/2014


I put penetrating oil on the car's threads right after I ordered the hitch. I recommend wearing safety goggles when installing to prevent grit from underneath your car from falling into your eyes. Installation was simple. I used the muffler to hold up the right side while I threaded bolts on the left side. After the left side was loosely bolted in place I pushed the hitch up on the right side and hand treaded the right bolts. After that it was a matter of drawing up the 6 bolts. It was installed in less than 30 minutes. 129218






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brien G.03/23/2012


The package arrived yesterday and I was very pleased with the shipping time. The instructions are very easy to understand and the illustrations are very helpful. I have watched your videos on line and feel that installation should take less than 20 minutes. The hitch is very sturdy and should have no trouble handling our trailer. Thank you for a great product. I will recommend you to my and friends and for any future items I need. 34861






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Greg H.05/14/2012


Was able to receive courteous service over the phone in receiving and right product for my car. The shipping was free and quick....received hitch in two days of order. Very easy to install. I was very impressed with the quick and courteous service that I received and will return to this company for future orders and would recommend using this company to anyone. Very impressed!!!!! 40378






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Pat B.06/10/2013


The product was great, fit perfectly, and bolted up just fine. The only problem I ran into was very rusted mounting holes on my car. It is 8 years old and located in northern Minnesota before I installed the hitch so they saw many salty winters. Instal took about an hour and a half, but if the holes were clear it would have been less than 15 mintues. 83932






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tim B.08/16/2013


Great hitch ...everything provided . Only problem was cleaning the rust out of the 6 holes in my car ! What worked best for rust removal ... 1/2 " wire brush used in copper plumbing .... cut off the handle , attached to drill motor and good bye rusty threads ! Would do it again , great support , great product ! 95368






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rob N.06/25/2011


Communications from etrailer were excellent. Items packed to insure safe arrival. Installation was as described. As was told, the most time consuming part of the project was cleaning out the threads of the weld nuts on a two year old vehicle. I would highly recommend etrailer. 17898






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Paul B.07/18/2013


The product was great, but I could not screw to my chassis because of rust. The buildup was to the point I needed a tap to attach the receiver. If I were to make a suggestion, have a metric tap be a suggested item. 90179






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Terrance P.04/27/2011


Worked great. It was exactly as was promised and just what I expected. The hitch and wiring harness attached to my 2010 Matrix just as the video demonstrated. I'LLL BE BOCK! Terrance Prewitt 12496






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Terrence M.M.07/18/2011


A warning that the muffler may have to be removed for installation would have been helpful. Once I figured out how to clean out the threads, the rest of the installation was amazingly easy. 19650






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: AJV06/19/2013


The Hitch receiver was just fine. My car is a 2004 and never had a hitch before so we had some rust issues to get resolved. Once resolved the Hitch went on easily and looks nice too. 85235






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Megan09/21/2012


Thank you so much! I received my hitch earlier than expected and put it on myself without problems : ) I am excited to be able to carry around my bike using this great hitch. Thank you! 55468






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Eric R.03/18/2012


Fast Delivery, Easy Install (except for cleaning out the frame bolt hole on the car. This is mainly for bike racks and a kayak loader don't really plan on towing. 34268






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JOHN PORTER01/11/2011


QUICK DELIVERY The hitch came in 3 days! it looks great, and the wiring harness also looks perfect. I have not installed either yet, but it will be a snap. 5315






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Les S.12/11/2013


Product was all I expected but not happy with UPS as my package was latter than expected but the box had been taped up and some paint damage to product. 109853






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Susan Adcock09/08/2013


Product was perfect. Expedition was faster than expected being it was ordered around a holiday weekend. Thanks for the speedy expedition! 98914






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott03/05/2011


Everything was in great condition upon arrival. For a novice I was unable to follow the directions that came with the wiring assembly. 8552






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Martin M.04/28/2011


The installation video was what convinced me to buy the hitch. The actual installation went almost as smoothly as the video. 12537






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: A.N06/22/2011


Awesome..it was too easy. Installed on my wife's matrix, took 30minutes. Should have bought this a long time ago. Thanks 17685






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Len Flier07/02/2011


Solid hitch. Easy installation. Be sure to check out the video on this site for removing corrosion from weld nuts. 18432






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan P.06/02/2011


The hitch went on very easy just wish the nuts on the frame were not rusted. It was a pain cleaning them out. 15987






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Teri R05/31/2014


GM technician installed it for me in 30 minutes. I will use it for my new Thule bike rack. 133554






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe Stoddard06/20/2011


Easy to install. Haven't pulled anything yet. Customer service is VERY GOOD. Thank you! 17487






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Wojciech Piwnk05/10/2012


Thanx very much I just received my trailer set as I want Your company is A++++ 39958






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott S.07/20/2013


Well designed and made. I had no problems with mounting the unit on my car. 90679






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve H05/05/2012


The trailer hitch fitted nicely under the car and it was easy to install. 39492






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: rufus d12/19/2011


I am pleased. Very fast shipping and the product is a described.. 28274






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Cal. D10/22/2012


I haven't installed it yet, but it appears to be a made product. 57841






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: mike johnston07/11/2011


got it today , looks great will install tonight. thanks 19157






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob GM04/06/2011


Arrived quickly and installed easily. No problems. 11210






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris R.07/16/2012


Installed it by myself with ease in 20 minutes. 48137






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: ken h07/21/2011


Perfect fit and met all my needs for a carrier. 19823






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan K05/10/2012


Product was very good, instructions fla wed. 40002






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve M.09/19/2013


Hitch for our 2007 Vibe fit perfectly!!! 100690






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tobey03/29/2012


It fit well 35466




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Expert Answers about Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24812Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?


  • What Trailer Hitches Will Fit 2009 Toyota Matrix XRS Without Any Trimming Of The Rear Fascia
  • On the Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitch, # 24812, it will fit on your 2009 Toyota Matrix XRS with the lower rear fascia. The rear fascia has a center section that will have to be removed when you install the hitch. It is not hard to remove that section because it is made to be removed for a trailer hitch installation. Also needed for towing would be the Draw-Tite Ball Mount, # 3593, and either the Tow Ready 1-7/8 Inch Hitch Ball, # 19256, or the Tow Ready 2 Inch Hitch Ball, # 19258. The...
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  • My Draw Bar Will Not Fit All the Way Inside My Draw-Tite Hitch 24812 on my Pontiac Vibe
  • The stop inside the hitch is not to force customers to purchase certain brand products, but to ensure that a Class II draw bar is not inserted into a Class I hitch. The Draw-Tite hitch you have, part # 24812, is a Class I hitch so if the welded stop inside is preventing the draw bar from going all the way in, you have a Class II drawbar. The recommended draw bar for this particular hitch is part # 3593. This draw bar will fit your hitch and will be at the proper height for trailers...
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  • Is Fascia Trimming Required to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2013 Toyota Matrix S
  • We do know that on the Toyota Matrix XR and XRS versions there is fascia trimming required to install trailer hitch # 24812, but not on S models. I have included a couple of links showing installation for you to view. If you plan on doing some towing the recommended ball mount is # 3593 and you can use hitch pin and clip # PC2. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258.
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  • What Draw Bar Fits Draw-Tite Class I Hitch Part # 24812
  • The Draw-Tite Class I hitch you were looking at, part # 24812 uses a 1-1/4 inch receiver. A class I hitch usually has a stop welded into the receiver tube or a detent punched into it to prevent a class II accessory from being used. If the draw bars you have were intended to be used in a class I hitch, they will work. Keep in mind, Draw-Tite recommends only using the part # 3593 draw bar. If the draw bars that you have measure any longer than 1-1/2 inches from the center of the pin hole...
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  • What Trailer Hitch And Hanging Bike Rack Will Work On a 2009 Pontiac Vibe
  • You will want to check your owners manual or with the car dealer on the towing weight capacity of your 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The tongue weight capacity will be 10 percent of the towing weight capacity. I would recommend the Draw-Tite 1-1/4 Inch Class I Hitch, # 24812. This hitch is a simple bolt-on application. Even though the hitch has a 200 lbs. tongue weight capacity you will be limited to the lowest tongue weight capacity in your towing system, either the vehicle or the hitch. I...
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  • Is Hardware Included with Draw-Tite Hitch 24812?
  • Yes, all the necessary hardware and instructions are included with all of our hitches.
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  • Hitch and Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2010 Toyota Matrix
  • The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24812 that you referenced would be a good choice for your 2010 Toyota Matrix. I attached installation instructions and an installation video for you to check out. For a cargo carrier I would recommend you get a 20x48 Cargo Carrier by Draw Tite # 6500. This carrier has an angled shank that give the carrier 3 inches of rise and has an adjustable shank so that you can have the platform anywhere from 5-1/4 inches from the center of the hitch...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2008 Toyota Matrix XR That Does Not Require Removing the Rear Fascia
  • You should check out the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 60965. This hitch does not require that you remove the rear fascia on the Matrix XR models for installation. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out. Since this hitch (and all hitches for your vehicle) are Class I hitches you will need to pick out a bike rack that is compatible with a Class I hitch. I attached a link to a page that has all of the racks that are compatible with Class I hitches.
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  • Is Fascia Trimming Required to Install Draw-Tite Class I Receiver on 2010 Toyota Matrix S
  • According to my contacts at Draw-Tite, no fascia trimming or other modification is necessary for installing the Class I Receiver, part # 24812 on your 2010 Matrix S. On the XR and XRS models, trimming would be needed. To see the installation details, click on the provided link.
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitch # 24812 Fit the 2004 Toyota Matrix XRS
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch, item # 24812, will fit your 2004 Toyota Matrix XRS. The rear fascia on your car has a center section that will have to be removed to install the hitch. The fascia will not be reinstalled. We also have the Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch, item # 60965, that will fit your car with no modification to the rear fascia. This hitch comes with the drawbar Pin and Clip. Some items you may need to complete your towing set up, with these hitches,...
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  • Is Fascia Trimming and 7-Way Adapter Required for the 2009 Toyota Martix XRS with # 24812 Hitch
  • I did some research and from what I can see on the 2009 Toyota Matrix the rear fascia is very similar on the S and XRS models. You may find that there is a part in the center of the fascia that needs to be removed on he XRS and XR Sort models, but no trimming is required, this part should snap out of the rear fascia, if your vehicle has it installed. The Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole Vehicle End Trailer Connector, item # 30717, can be added to your vehicle with the addition of the Tow Ready...
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  • Does Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24812 For a 2009 Toyota Matrix Come with a Trailer Wiring Harness
  • The trailer wiring harness for the 2009 Toyota Matrix, # 118460, does not come with the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 24812. We include related products on the right side of the page and if you have entered the year, make, and model of the vehicle in our fit guide to look at hitches, the correct wiring will also appear along with the recommended ball mount and balls, but all items are sold separately unless indicated on the product page. The recommended ball mount is # 3593 and you can...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for an All-Wheel-Drive 2003 Pontiac Vibe
  • The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24812 that you referenced is confirmed to fit all models of the 2003 Pontiac Vibe so it should work very well for you. I attached an install video and instructions for you to check out also. To complete your towing setup you may be interested in the following items: Trailer wiring # 118458 (install video attached) Ball Mount # 3593 1-7/8 inch ball # 19256 2 inch ball # 19258
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  • Hitch and T-Connector Wiring Recommendation for a 2004 Pontiac Vibe
  • The Hidden Hitch trailer hitch that will fit your 2004 Pontiac Vibe is # 60898. The T-one Flat Trailer Wiring for your vehicle is the Tow Ready # 118458. If you need a ball, I recommend either the Tow Ready # 19256 for a 1-7/8 inch or # 19258 for a 2 inch ball. I have attached brief installation videos as well as installation instructions for both products. The video is on a 2005 Vibe.
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  • Size and Thread Pitch of Attachment Bolt for Draw-Tite Class I # 24812 for 2004 Pontiac Vibe
  • The Draw-Tite Class I # 24812 hitch attaches to nuts welded into the frame of the vehicle using M12 X 40mm bolts which have a 1.25 thread pitch. If the weld nuts in your frame are corroded or clogged up with road grime, before resorting to chasing them with a tap, you can try cleaning them using some spray lubricant like WD-40 and a wire brush like the one on a battery terminal cleaner # DW00254.
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  • Availability of Bike Rack for 2005 Pontiac Vibe
  • We have many bike racks that will fit on a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The two different styles would be a trunk bike rack and a hitch bike rack. The trunk design bike rack will use straps to clamp to the rear hatch of your vehicle. A hitch design bike rack will insert into a hitch on your vehicle so it will require a hitch to be installed on your vehicle. For a trunk bike rack I would recommend the Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 Bike Rack, part # Y02624. This bike rack has lot of extra features like...
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  • How to Get Replacement Installation Hardware for a Hitch for a 2003 Pontiac Vibe
  • If you can determine the brand and part number of the hitch we can sell you everything you need to install it on your 2003 Pontiac Vibe. With that information you would need to go to the product page of the Replacement Hardware Kit part # RHK, enter the part number in the box, and then select your hitch brand and we will ship you out the correct hardware kit.
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  • Recommended Hitch and Cargo Carrier for 2006 Pontiac Vibe
  • I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class I hitch, part # 24812. The hitch has a 200 lb tongue weight capacity, which means that the carrier plus whatever is placed upon it can weigh no more then 200 lbs. For a cargo carrier, I'd recommend the Pro Series 20x48 Cargo Carrier, part # 6500. The carrier has a 300 lb capacity, but you would be limited to the capacity of the hitch used, which would be 200 lbs less the approximately 45 lb weight of the carrier. I've linked you to an install video showing...
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  • Hitch and Ball Mount Compatibility on 2010 Pontiac Vibe
  • Your 2010 Pontiac Vibe can be fitted with either of two hitch classes, either a light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch or a higher-capacity Class II type (also 1-1/4-inch size) depending on the version of the Vibe you have. For reference the hitches we offer for your Vibe are linked at right. It sounds like you have a Class I hitch and a non-compatible Class II ball mount. Some Class I hitches have a stop inside the tube to prevent use of ball mounts that are not rated Class I. We do not...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2009 Toyota Matrix XRS
  • The Curt Class-II hitch # C12221 has a higher weight rating and would work with your 2009 Toyota Matrix XRS. Hidden Hitch # 60898 and Draw-Tite # 24812 are Class-I hitches where as the Curt # 12221 is a Class-II. The Class-II hitch will have a higher rating than Class-I. But keep in mind the maximum towing weight capacity of your 2009 Toyota Matrix is 1,500 pounds per the Toyota Matrix owners manual. Per Curt instructions, the fascia might have to be trimmed on models with lower fascia...
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  • Bolt Sizes for a 2006 Toyota Matrix Trailer Hitch 24812
  • All of the hitches available to fit your vehicle are Class I hitches. The most common hitch, 24812, was one which fits with or without the rear fascia. The bolts for that hitch are M12 x 1.25 x 40mm. We offer replacement hardware kits part number RHK. I have included a link to the most popular hitch for you 2006 Matrix and to our hardware kits.
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  • Trailer is not Level When Towing with Recommended Drawbar
  • The instructions (see link below) state that the drawbar must be used in the rise position only, for your Pontiac Vibe. Drawbar 3593 has a rise of 2-1/8 inches, and only the drawbar recommended for a Class I hitch should be used. The manufacturer tests for crash safety on Class I and Class II hitches and their recommendation should be followed. If your drawbar is in the correct position and the trailer is still not level you may need to haul that particular trailer with another vehicle....
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Expert Answers about Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24812Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?



Toyota Matrix Accessories




Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
2,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
200 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution


Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 24812 Installation instructions 24812 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
Center fascia will need to be removed on XR and XRS models.No drilling required for installation,,,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



Recommended Wiring:
Draw-Tite 118386
118386

Recommended Ball Mount:
Draw-Tite recommends:
Draw-Tite 3593
3593


1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256


2" hitch ball - 19258

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