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Today, on our 2008 Chevrolet HHR we're going to be installing the Hopkins tow bar wiring, part number HM56100. To begin our install, we're going to start at the rear of the vehicle. We need to open up the rear hatch and remove the access panels just behind the tail light assemblies. There's one on each side. I'm just going to use a flat blade screw driver, get behind it and pop it free. Behind the access panel, we can see the manufacturer's wiring as it comes into the tail light. Here from the converter box is our yellow wire connector that will ultimately plug in here behind the driver's side tail light assembly.
Today on our 2008 Chevrolet HHR were going to be installing the Roadmaster InvisiBrake supplemental breaking system for towed vehicles part number RM-8700. Lets go ahead and take a look at our InvisiBrake in action. When pressing on the break pedal in the tow vehicle itll activate the InvisiBrake air cylinder which will pull on the cable and pull on the brake pedal in our towed vehicle the HHR.To begin our install we need to find a suitable mounting location for the InvisiBrake box. For this application, weve got plenty of clearance between the floor board and the bottom of the seat. Even when the seat is fully back itll still clear the InvisiBrake box. We move the floor mat out of the way.
Today on our 20008 Chevrolet HHR we're going to be installing the Roadmaster Fuse Master fuse bypass switch for towed vehicles, part number RM76510. Our switch is currently in the drive mode and we have it hooked up to our tow vehicle. We'll flip it into tow mode, which will disconnect the power going to the fuse port number 8 so it doesn't drain the battery while the vehicle's being towed. Then once you're finished with towing the vehicle and you're ready to drive it again, simply flip the switch back, which again sends power back to the fuse port through the bypass fuse. First we'll go ahead and locate the manufacturer's fuse box panel. The fuse box panel is located on the passenger side on the inside of the console. We'll go ahead and remove the panel by gently pulling out and releasing the fasteners underneath.
Today on our 2008 Chevrolet HHR we'll be installing the Blue Ox 7-wire to 6-wire coiled electrical cord, part number BX88206. For this application the vehicle has been set up to be towed, and instead of using multiple connectors and umbilical cables to connect the tow vehicle to the vehicle being towed we're going to use the Blue Ox 6-pin connector. On the car side we have a 6-round connector. Then on the RV side we have our 7-blade connector. By removing the back we can attach our wiring directly to the connector and then the umbilical connections to the towed vehicle, our HHR, and then the other side will be a 7-blade connector that will go to the back of the tow vehicle. To start, our wires are a little bit long here so we're going to go ahead and trim them back. Now once I have the wires cut off I'm going to go ahead and add some wire loom to help bundle them up and clean up the install look.
Today on our 2007 Chevrolet HHR, we're going to be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C11447. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately 6". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 10". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch.
Today on our 2011 Chevy HHR well be installing hidden hitch, part number 60815. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is six and three-quarter inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is nine and three-quarter inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier.
Today on our 2008 Chevy HHR, we'll be installing the Blue Ox base plate, Part # BX1692. We've already gone ahead and raise the front of the vehicle and remove the front tires. This will make it easier to remove the passenger as necessary on the inner wheel well. With the hood popped, we got four fasteners just inside of the front headlights that will need to be removed. We'll move to the inner fender well, we got one more screw and two pushpin fasteners for each side. Each process we do here on the passenger side is going to get repeat identically on the driver side.
Today on our 2011 Chevy HHR, were going to be test fitting the WeatherTech Floor Mats in the front row, part number WTW39GR, gray in color. First, were going to go ahead and remove the old floor mat or floor liner which does not apply in this application as we dont have any. Now, were ready to go ahead and install the new floor mats. As you can see, the new floor mats are easy to install. It may easily remove and clean with soap and water. Just one more great feature of the WeatherTech mats, is its coverage area.
Today in our 2011 Chevy HHR we're going to install a Tow Ready T1 Connecter, part number 118407. First, we're going to need to access the rear cargo area. There's access panels on both sides that will need to be removed. There's a passenger side and I'll repeat the same process on the driver's side.Now with some applications there's going to be a foam insert covering these wires. You need to remove that foam insert then locate the tail light wiring connecter which is the top one for this application. We're going to disconnect the connection point on the tail light socket.
Today on this 2010 Chevrolet HHR, we're going to install part no. 24756 from Draw Tite. This is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on a vehicle. Next we will give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bike carrier or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper we're looking at 5 and 3/4 inches and from the top of the receiver openning down to the ground will be 10 and 3/8. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.
Today on this 2010 Chevrolet HHR we are going to do an install part number 11447 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed in the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements thatll help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bike carrier or a cargo carrier. From the top of receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 10 3 inches and from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outside edge of the bumper will be 5 inches. Now we will show you how the hitch is installed. Our first step is go ahead and lower the exhaust, We will spray down the hangers with some lubricant and go ahead and remove them.
Alright today on this 2011 Chevrolet HHR, were going to do a test fit for part number TH9029 from Thule, the Vertex 4 Bike Carrier. One quick note about the bicycle rack, this will work with 1-1/4-inch receiver hitches both class 1 and class 2. However, on a class 1 receiver hitch, youre only limited to carrying two bikes. This will also work with a 2-inch receiver hitch with the included spacer. Well go ahead and start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch and tightening down the anti-rattle bolt. Ok, with the hitch in place, well go ahead and give you some measurements that will give you an idea of clearance between the bike rack and the bumper and ground clearance as well.
Alright today on this 2011 Chevrolet HHR, were going to do a test fit of the M.O.A.B. Roof Top Cargo Carrier, part number TH690. Now, our car has already been outfitted with the Thule Roof Rack System using the Thule AeroBlades. Its just a matter of setting the cargo carrier on top of the roof rack and clamp it into place. Well take a second and make sure the cargo carrier is even from left to right and front to rear then well go ahead and install the hardware to clamp it in place. Ok, with the carrier clamped into place, we can go ahead and install the covers that go over the top of the hardware.
All right, today on 2011 Chevrolet HHR we'll do a test fit of part number TH9025 from Thule, the Apex 4 hitch Bike Carrier. A quick note about this bicycle rack is that will work of 1-" receiver hitches both class I and class II have only limited two bikes from a class I hitch. This will also work of a 2" receiver hitch with the provided spacer.Well go ahead and slide the bike rack into the hitch and make sure the integrated locking pins snaps in the place where the hitch pin in place we go ahead tighten it down the knob for anti-rattle device. OkayNow we can go ahead and use measurements of giving an idea of clearance between the bike rack and the bumper. We also give you a measurement from ground clearance as well. As closest point to the bumper bike rack is 3" away and ground clearance will be 8-".
Today on this 2011 Chevrolet HHR were going to install part number 24756 from Draw Tite. And this is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the pin hitch hole to the outer most point of the bumper is going to be 6, and from the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 10-1/2. Next well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we need to do is go ahead and lower the exhaust on the drivers side.
Alright today on this 2011 Chevrolet HHR were going to do a test fit of part number th970xt from Thule. This is the Thule Helium Aluminum 2 Bike Carrier. One quick not about this bike carrier is that it will work with 1-1/4 receiver hitches class one and class two. We will be using a class one hitch today, and this will also work with 2 receiver hitches with the included bushing. Well start off by installing the hitch into the bicycle rack, putting the pin into the hitch hole. Its keyed so insert it and turn it 90 degrees, and then we will pull back a little bit and tighten down the anti-rattle lock.
Today on this 2011 Chevrolet HHR, we're going to do a test fit product number RG8015220 from Rhode Gear. This is the Highway 2 Bike Carrier. One quick note about this bike carrier, this will work on an inch and a quarter receiver hitches class 1 and class 2 and also 2-inch by 2-inch trailer hitch receivers also with the included bushing. In this application, we'll be using the class 1 hitch. We'll start off by installing the bike rack into the hitch and then tighten down the anti-rattle bolt, and then put in the safety clip on the other side. We'll also be using a 3 and quarter-inch wrench to tighten it down.
Today on this 2011 Chevrolet HHR, were going to do a test fit of part number th990xt from Thule. This is a double track platform carrier. One quick note about this bicycle carrier, this will work with class one and class two receiver hitches. We will be using a class one 1-1/4 for this demonstration. This will also work with 2 receiver hitches with the included spacer. We will go ahead and start off by installing the bike rack into the hitch, well tighten down the anti rattle bolt and then go ahead and put our lock on the other side.
Alright today on this 2011 Chevrolet HHR were going to do a test fit of part number a30901 from SportRack, this is their 2 bike easy hitch mounted bike carrier. One quick note about this bicycle carrier is that it will work with 1-14 receiver hitches as shown here on class one and will also work on class two receiver hitches. It will also work on 2 by 2 receiver hitches with the included bushing. Well start off by installing the hitch into the bicycle rack, tightening down the anti-rattle bolt and putting the safety pin on the other side, and we will be using a wrench to tighten it down with. Alright next well give you some dimensions that will give you an idea of clearance between the bicycle rack and the vehicle, and the bicycle rack and the ground, at its closest point the bicycle rack will be about 5 to the bumper, and the ground clearance will be 9. Alright next well go ahead and unfold the rack and give you one final measurement at the back end.
Today on this 2006 Chevy HHR, were going to install a Tow Ready T-One Connector, part number 118407. First we will need to access the rear cargo area of the vehicle. Well see there are access panels these are identical on each side, were going to go ahead and remove those, and theres a piece of foam here that will gently peel back the foam back and out of the way, and give us access to the rear tail light wiring in here on the drivers side. This connection point here goes to the rear tail light socket; well disconnect it from the socket so we can make the connection with our new harness. Today we will be making our connection point on the drivers side and Im going to go ahead and repeat the same process on the passengers side. Now that weve gained access to our two connection points, what we need to do is go ahead and open up the spare tire well.
Today were working on a 2005 Chevy HHR. Were going to install a Curt Hitch part number 11447. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the pin hitch hole to the outer most point of the bumper is 5-3/4 inches, and from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 11 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation.
Today we are going to be working on a 2009 Chevy HHR. We will be installing Curt hitch part number 11447. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in ing accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost point on the bumper is 6- ½ inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 10- ¾ inches. This will assist you in ing accessories such as a bike rack, cargo carrier, or draw bar. Now let us go ahead with the installation. 0:31
Today on this 2011 Chevrolet HHR we are going to install part number RM-154 from Roadmaster. This is their universal wiring kit. The first thing we need to do is go ahead and run the wires from front to rear with the 4-pole flat. And we are going to be using the big loop for that purpose. It has two ends on there. And we are just going to chop off one end and run that to the back. OK, we are going to start off by attaching our wire to the base plate of the vehicle itself. And we will allow for some extra length there in case we want to change over to a different type of connector. Go ahead and zip-tie that off and then work it towards the back of the vehicle. When we run it to the back we want to make sure that we stay away from anything moving like the suspension or anything that gets hot like the exhaust. Everybody will run there wire a different way, but those are the guidelines you want to go by. We need to run our wires to the inside of the body to get to our wire harness. So basically what we are going to do is this corner right here on the sheet metal is we are going to go ahead and drill a hole out. And we will install a grommet and then run our wires through the inside. 1:03
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
Today on this 2009 Chevrolet HHR we are going to install part number 118407 from Tow Ready, their T-One wiring harness. The first thing we need to do is get behind the access panels, do that on both sides. Then remove the carpeting and the floor panel as well. Also remove the spare tire cover at the bottom. The center threshold part we will pop that loose, we just pull up from the bottom and gently tugged at it and it came right out. Now we will start working on our electric connections. 00:37
Today on this 2007 Chevrolet HHR we are going to be installing part number 24756 from Draw-Tite. This also applies to Hidden Hitch part number 60815. The first thing that we are going to do is we are going to get our exhaust out of the way so we have more room to work. And to do that we are going to have to remove the three rear most hangers. It is probably best if you want to spray a little lubricant up in there to kind of help make it a little bit easier on getting your hangers off. You can just let your exhaust sit on your rear cross member. 0:34
Today we are going to install part number 118407 on our 2007 Chevy HHR. This install has everything kept on the inside of the vehicle. So we will open up the hatch and remove a few panels to get to it. The wiring cables we need to get to are behind this panel and also on the passenger side as well. We will also remove this carpet and paneling so that we can run the wires left and right. Also we must get to the spare tire cover. Then this panel that covers up the threshold you can simply pop off this panel and there is an identical one on the other side. Connecting the driver side first we will run the wires underneath the sheet metal and plastic. Pulling it up through the hole left by the paneling here. Then we can disconnect the wiring from the tail light and this T-Connector can fit. Then this end goes back onto the light socket. Then at the bottom here there is a ground stud we can use to attach our wire. Then we will take the other half of the harness and run it across the preexisting wiring harness and over past the battery. We will run the harness up and connect it to the tail light.
This is an install the 2006 HHR we will be using part number 24756. The first step to do is to lower the exhaust and we do that by taking off the rubber hangers on the front and back, and there is one hidden in the back. We just spray them down with WD-40 slide them off and we lower the exhaust. That gives us a little bit more working room right there. On this hitch we have to enlarge this hole to a half-inch and there is one on the opposite side we have to do the same thing with. Now we have to get the bolts inside of the frame. What we will do is we use the fish wire here. Put it through this hole, put it out the big hole, and then pull our hardware from the outside in and then back out this way. It kind of helps to slide it up on the wire first, and this threads in. And it comes out just like that. This hitch uses this hole too. What well do is slide your plate on, then your bolt, pop it through the hole, put the plate in, and pull it back on through.