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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 BMW x5 - Curt

Today on our 2008 BMW X5, we'll be installing the Curt hitch, part number 13077. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a bike rack, ball mount or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 3 1/2 inches and from the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 14 inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. To install this hitch, we're going to need to remove the lower fascia off the rear of the vehicle. To begin with, we'll need to drill out two pop rivets that are in the inner fender well on each side.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review - 2004 BMW X5

Today, on our 2004 BMW X5, we'll be test-fitting the WeatherTech Front Auto Floor Liners in the black color, part number WT440401. Now, these liners are also available in the tan color, part number Wt450401, as well as in gray, part number Wt460401. Now, we'll begin our test fit by first removing any existing floor lines or maps that may already be in place. Next, we'll go ahead and install our new WeatherTech Floor Liner. As you can see, this custom liner contours perfectly to your vehicle's floor. The unique material of the liner is designed for strength and has a texture in the outer shell that helps grip the floor and keep it in place. You can see the channels here on the liner that help divert fluid and debris away from your feet. The WeatherTech liners can also easily be cleaned by removing them from the vehicle and simply washing them with soap and water and allowing to air dry.



WeatherTech Rear Floor Liner Review - 2004 BMW X5

Today on our 2004 BMW X5, we'll be test fitting the Weather Tech second row rear floor liner, part number WT440402 in black. Now this liner is also available in gray, part number WT460402, as well as tan, part number WT450402. To begin the installation, we'll need to remove the rear floor mats from the vehicle. With both floor mats removed, we'll now take the one piece floor liner and lay it into our rear seat floor. You'll notice that it contours to the floor completely, even covering the hump here in the center. The shapes, channels and moldings within the liner help to keep dirt, fluid and debris off your carpet and on the liner.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 BMW X5 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2004 BMW x-5, we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch, part number 87405. Before we begin our installation, here are a few measurements to help you when selecting accessories such as, a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver to the ground, measures 19 1/4 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of the bumper measures 4 1/4 inches. Now let's go ahead with our install. To begin our installation we will need to remove the rear bumper fascia. To do this we will go ahead and remove the center over here by simply pulling on it. With that done, we can move to the wheel wells. We're here on the back where the fascia attaches we will remove the two bolts.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 BMW X5

Today on our 2008 BMW X5, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine rooftop cargo box, measuring 11 cubic feet, in matte black, part number TH613. With the Thule AeroBlade Edge roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We'll want to keep in mind that since it's a long box, we want to make sure that we have the box situated as far forward on our roof rack as possible. This will give us the most room when trying to access our rear hatch. With our cargo box on our load bars, we'll go ahead and open our cargo box, take our clamps, feed them through the appropriate slots, making sure that the feet of our clamps go around the load bar. Once we have them in place, we can tighten the clamps by tightening the hand knobs.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 BMW X5

Today on our 2008 BMW X5, well be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 22 cubic feet in metallic silver, part number TH636S. With the Thule Aeroblade Edge Roof Rack system assembled on to our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the Sonic directly on to our load bars. Since the feet are already hanging out at the bottom of the box, well adjust them as necessary to fit around our load bars. Were going to go ahead and set our box as far forward as possible, that way well have more access when opening our rear hatch and getting in to our cargo area. With our box situated, well open the passenger side of the box and tighten down the two clamps on the side by tightening the hand knob. Youll know that they are tight when you start hearing a clicking or ratcheting sound.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 BMW X5

Today on our 2008 BMW X5, well be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 16 cubic feet in matte black, part number TH615. With a Thule Aeroblade Edge Roof Rack system assembled on to our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the Thule Pulse directly on to our load bars. Once we have a situated the way we prefer, well open the box, place our clamps to the appropriate plot, they can sure that the feet go around our load bars. Once we have those in place, we can tighten down the hand knobs to secure our feet around our bars. Once we have all four feet tight, our box is secured to our roof rack, were all ready to go. Now, well go to the rear and open our rear hatch.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 BMW X5

Today on our 2008 BMW X5, well be test fitting the Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 21 cubic feet in aeroskin black, part number TH626. With the Thule Aeroblade Edge Roof Rack system assembled on to our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing our box directly on to our load bars. With the feet already hanging out at the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around our front and rear load bar. Were going to go ahead and set our box as far forward as it will go, that way well have plenty of room in opening our rear hatch. With our feet around our bars, well open the passenger side of the box and tighten down the two hand knobs on this side. One of the great features of the Thule Force is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 BMW X5

Today on our 2008 BMW X5, well be test fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 13 cubic feet in aeroskin black, part number TH624. With the Thule Aeroblade Edge Roof Rack system assembled on to our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the Thule Force directly on to our load bars. With the feet already hanging out at the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as needed to fit around our load bars while loading. Once we have it in place, well open the passenger side of the box and tighten down the two clamps on this side by twisting the hand knob. One of the greatest features of this box is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. Once we have the two clamps tight on this side, well move to the driver side, open the box and tighten down the two remaining clamps.



Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack Installation - 2008 BMW X5

Today on our 2008 BMW X5 well be test fitting the Yakima Round 58-inch Load Bar System with part number y00409, and also using the Yakima Railgrab towers for flat and raised side rails, part number y00138. With our roof rack assembled according to the instructions, well begin our test fit by placing our front cross bar directly onto the front part of our raised side rails. Next well check for even bar overhang on each side of the vehicle. Well go ahead and take a measurement, and we have about 5 inches of overhang on each side. Once we have those two things down, we can then use the included Allen tool to tighten the two bolts in each tower. The top bolt tightens the tower to our bar.



Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack Installation - 2008 BMW X5

Today on our 2008 BMW X5 we'll be test fitting the Thule Aeroblade Edge Roof Rack for raised factory side rails, part number th7503-th7503. With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin by taking our front load bar and place it on to the front part of our side rails. Once we have the bar situated, we can remove the black plastic cover from both sides of the top of the carrier. You'll notice that on each end of the strap are two different kinds of slots. One end is numbered one through four. This goes around the underside of your side rail fitting back into the foot of your carrier.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2013 BMW X5

Today on our 2013 BMW X5, we'll be test-fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Stand Up Paddleboard Carrier with the Two-Board Capacity, Part number TH810.We'll begin our test-fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto the front load bar. We'll bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front load bar and hook them back into the top black bracket. We'll then turn the gray knob to bring the straps up around tightly against the front load bar. We'll then repeat these steps for the other side.We'll then replace our rear part of the carrier onto the rear load bar and again bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the rear load bar, and hook them into position. We'll then turn the gray knobs to bring the straps up around tightly against the rear load bar. We'll then repeat these steps for the other side.Now with everything tightened down and secured, we're ready to load up our paddleboard.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 BMW X5

Today on our 2013 BMW X5 we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box, 11 Cubic Feet in Matte Black, part number th613. With the Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack System already assembled onto our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars.Once we it have positioned where we like then we can open the box up and take our clamps and fit them through the appropriate slots making sure that the feet go around our load bars. We'll then use the hand knob on each clamp to tighten the feet. Once we've tighten all four clamps we're ready to start loading up our gear. With this particular vehicle and this cargo box we set the cargo box to as far forward towards the front of the vehicle as it would go.This gave us full access to our rear hatch without making contact with the rear of our cargo box. That completes today's test fit of the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th613 on our 2013 BMW X5..



Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2013 BMW X5

Today on our 2013 BMW X5 we'll be testing the Thule MOAB rooftop cargo carrier, the mother of all baskets, part number TH690XT. With a Thule AeroBlade roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing our MOAB directly onto our load bars. We'll position it the way we prefer and then we'll swing around each clamp under the load bars, fit the bolt up through the brackets and tighten with a wing nuts. We'll do this process for all four brackets. Once we have it tight our cargo carrier is secured to our roof rack and we can install our black plastic covers over top of each clamp. With our cargo carrier installed we're ready to start loading up our gear.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 BMW X5

Today on our 2013 BMW X5 we'll be test fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box, 13 Cubic Feet in Aeroskin Black, part number th624. With the Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out the bottom of the box we'll go ahead and make sure that they fit around the front and rear load bar.Once we have it positioned onto our roof rack the way we prefer we can then open one side of the cargo box and use the hand knobs attached to the feet to tighten them down. One of the great features of this cargo box is its ability to open from both sides of the vehicle. Now we'll move to the other side, open it up and use the hand knobs to tighten down the feet.With everything tight and secure our box is now installed and we're ready to start loading up our gear. When accessing our rear hatch door we can open it without it making contact with our cargo box.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 BMW X5

Today on our 2013 BMW X5 we'll be test fitting the Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier with a Six Ski or Four Board Capacity, part number th92725. We'll begin our test fit by placing our front part of the carrier onto the front load bar. We'll bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front load bar and hook them back into the top black bracket.We'll turn the gray knob to bring the straps up tightly around our front load bar. We'll then repeat these steps for the other side of the carrier. We'll now place the rear part of the carrier onto the rear load bar and again bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the rear load bar to bring the straps around tightly against the rear load bar.We'll then repeat these steps for the other side. Now with everything all tightened down and secured we're ready to load up our gear.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 BMW X5

Today on our 2013 BMW X5 we'll be test fitting the Thule Domestique Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number th513. We'll begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicle's load bars. We'll loosen up the Allen bolts at the head of the carrier as well as the rear of the carrier to bring both the front and rear bracket around our front and rear load bar.Now with the brackets around the underside of the load bars we'll use the included Allen key to tighten down the Allen bolts to secure the front and rear of the carrier to the front and rear load bar. Now with everything all tightened down and secured we're ready to load up our bike. We'll reinsert our skewer, making sure that it is loose so the forks can slide out onto it.We'll then undo the strap at the rear and place our bike onto the carrier. We'll slide the forks onto the skewer, adjust the skewer and clamp it down.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2013 BMW X5

Today on our 2013 BMW X5 we'll be test fitting the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System, part numbers tharb53 and th450r. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front load bar onto the front of our roof. We'll then need to measure from a fixed point on our raised side rails. There's a grooved line here on the raised side rails where we will measure to the first part of our foot.We'll measure this on both the passenger and driver's side of the vehicle to ensure the front load bar is perpendicular to the raised side rails of our X5. We'll then need to measure the overhang of each side of the AeroBlade. We'll do this to ensure the AeroBlade is even on both sides.Once we've established this position and our AeroBlade is even we'll pop off the end caps to bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the raised side rails.



Thule Circuit Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 BMW X5

Today on our 2013 BMW X5 we'll be test fitting the Thule Circuit Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number th526. With the Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack System already assembled onto our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicle's load bars. With the skewer already removed from the carrier we'll lift up the cam action lever at the head to bring the bracket around the underside of the front load bar.After adjusting where we want the bracket to fit the front load bar we'll slide the T-bolt on the other side of the bracket and tighten it finger tight. We'll then move to the rear of the carrier where we will loosen up the wing nuts to bring the rear bracket around the underside of the rear load bar. We'll then tighten this down. Now that the rear part of the carrier is secure we can move back up to the head of the carrier and close down our cam action lever, securing the front of the carrier to the front load bar.Now with everything all tightened down and secured we're ready to load up our bike.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 BMW X5

Today on our 2013 BMW X5 we'll be test fitting the Swagman Fork Down Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number s64710. We'll begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto our vehicle's load bars. We'll then use the silver brackets to go around the underside of the front load bar and up through the head of the carrier.We'll then use the black wing nuts that thread onto the silver brackets securing the head of the carrier to the front load bar. Next to make sure your carrier fits the load bar spread of your vehicle we can loosen up the silver nuts at the center of the carrier to adjust the tray to fit the load bar spread of your vehicle.Once we've established this position we can then slide the silver bracket this time on top of the rear load bar, run the black bracket around the underside of the rear load bar and use the black wing nuts to thread onto the silver bracket to secure the rear of the carrier to the rear load bar. Once everything is all secured and tightened down we're ready to load up our bike.We'll double check to make sure the skewer is loosened up at the front of our carrier and then we'll undo the strap at the rear. We'll place our bike onto the carrier, sliding the forks of the bike onto the skewer and clamping it down.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 BMW X5

Today, on our 2013 BMW X5, well be test fitting the RockyMounts Tierod Stretch Roof-Mounted Bike Carrier, Part Number RKY1011.Well begin our test fit by placing the carrier on the vehicles load bars. Well undo the black plastic cover at the head of the carrier and move to the rear, where we will loosen up the allen bolts to bring the rear bracket on our rear load bar.Well then tighten them down and move back up to the front of the carrier, where well bring the rubber coated steel straps around the underside of the front load bar and hook them back into the top bracket. Well then use the included allen key to tighten down the silver bolt of the head of the carrier to bring the straps up around tightly at the front load bar.Once everything is all tightened down and secured, were ready to load up our bike. Well replace the black plastic cover at the front of the carrier and double check to make sure our skewer releases well.Well undo the rear tray strap, place our bike unto the carrier, slide the forks of our bike on to the skewer of our carrier and clamp it down. Well finally secure the back tire with the rear tray strap. And that completes todays test fit for the RockyMounts Tierod Stretch Roof-Mounted Bike Carrier, Part Number RKY1011 on our 2013 BMW X5..



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2006 BMW X5

Today, on our 2006 BMW X5, well be installing the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chain, Part Number PW2029C. In this instance, our tire size is a 255/55/18. First, well go ahead and lay our tire chain out. You want to notice that there is a direction to it as they are marked right or left-hand side. In this instance, were going to go ahead and put one on the left rear tire of our vehicle.You also want to make sure that the loops are the hooks that come across the center section faced outward, so they do not damage the tire. Once we have our tire chain lay down, well go ahead and drape it over the top of the tire.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 BMW X5 - Draw-Tite

Okay today on this 2011 BMW x5, were going to install part number 75600 from Draw-Tite. All right this is what the hitch looks like once its installed on the vehicle; next well give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 13-3/4 inches. The center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 2-3/4 quarter inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. Our first step is go ahead remove the bumper fascia, well start off by removing three plastic pop rivets on each side on the inside edge of the thunder well, these plastic rivets have to be drilled out.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 BMW X5

Today on a 2011 BMW X5, we're going to install part number 119190KIT. All right. First thing we're going to do is get inside the back of the vehicle and remove some panels, so we have some working room. First off, we'll go ahead and remove the panels on the side that go behind the tail light, then we'll go ahead and remove the panel and the covering for the battery. Okay. Starting on our driver side, we'll go ahead and remove the wiring going to the tail light.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 BMW X5 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2006 BMW X5, we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch, part number 87405. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4-1/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 18-1/2 inches. This will assist you at selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 BMW X5 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2006 BMW X5, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 75492. This is what our hitch will look once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4-1/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 18-1/2 inches. This will assist you at selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2003 BMW X5

Today on our 2003 BMW XV, we'll be installing part number 119190KIT. To begin our install we'll up the back hatch and tail gate and remove the side panels on both the driver's and passenger's side. We'll need to remove the floor liner as well as the spare tire in order to get to the battery. With the interior removed next, we are going to search for the wires we need to tap into. We'll find them hire in the wire harness assembly going into the tail light. There's a little tab that you can push down on to pull off the socket.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 BMW X5 - Hidden Hitch

Today on the 2003 BMW X5, we're going to install part number, 87405 from Hidden Hitch. Heres what the hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, well give you some measurements thatll help you out in selecting some accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mallet, a black rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground we're looking at 19 inches. And from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost point of the bumper is going to be 4 inches. Now, well show you how it's installed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 BMW X5 - Draw-Tite

Speaker 1: Today on the 2003 BMW X5, we're going to install part number, 75492 from Draw Type. And heres what the hitch will look like once its installed. Next, well give you some measurements thatll help you out in selecting some accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mallet, a black rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground we're looking at 19 inches. And from the center of the hinge pinhole, the outer most point of the bumper is going to be 4 inches. Now, well show you how it's installed.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2001 BMW X5

Today on this 2001 BMW X5 we are going to install part number 119190 from Tow Ready. We are also going to use part number 118151 and that is going to be the install kit. The first step is to get inside the vehicle because that is where the wiring harness is and basically what we are going to do next is remove the interior panel before we can get to the wiring itself. We are going to take out the two side panels. The first thing we are going to do is find a wire harness that actually goes directly into the tail light and there is a socket that goes into it so disconnect that, there is a little tab right in the middle. 00:35





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