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Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2008 Chevrolet HHR

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.



Roadmaster InvisiBrake Supplemental Braking System Installation - 2008 Chevrolet HHR

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.



Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Installation - 2008 Chevrolet HHR

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.



Blue Ox Coiled Electrical Cord Installation - 2008 Chevrolet HHR

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.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Chevrolet HHR - Curt

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.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Chevrolet HHR - Hidden 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.



Blue Ox Base Plate Installation - 2008 Chevrolet HHR

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.



WeatherTech Front Floor Mats Review - 2011 Chevrolet HHR

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.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Chevrolet HHR

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.





Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Chevrolet HHR - Draw-Tite

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.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Chevrolet HHR - Curt

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.





Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Chevrolet HHR

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.



Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2011 Chevrolet HHR

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.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Chevrolet HHR

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-".



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Chevrolet HHR

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.



Thule Helium Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Chevrolet HHR

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.



Rhode Gear Highway Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Chevrolet HHR

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.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Chevrolet HHR

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.





Chevrolet HHR Questions

  • Yes, your Blue Ox Aladdin tow bar # BX4325 will work with Blue Ox base plates # BX1692 for your 2009 Chevy HHR. If you do not already have safety cables you can add some using # RM-643. In addition to the tow bar, cables, and base plates, you will also need a lighting solution and supplemental braking if you don't have those things already. For lighting you can use a simple magnetic kit such as # C-ATL20A or for a more permanent solution I recommend diode kit # RM-154 which...
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  • Yes, the KingJoe Pro trunk mount bike carriers, # Y02624 for 2 bikes and # Y02625 for 3 bikes, will fit on the back of your Chevrolet HHR. Thule also has trunk mount bike racks that will work on your HHR. The Passage series of bike racks, Item # TH910XT or # TH911XT. If you plan on carrying womens or alternative framed bikes I would recommend you get a Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar # Y02531. I attached a review video and installation instructions for this product for...
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  • I looked up an online version of the owners manual for a 2007 Chevy HHR and found that it can be flat towed. It gives the following steps: First set the parking brake. Then turn the ignition key to ACC to unlock the steering wheel. Next shift into neutral. Then release the parking brake. You also have to pull fuse 8 from the floor console fuse block to prevent draining the battery. The manual also states to not exceed 65 miles per hour. Any time you ever have a flat towing question,...
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  • There are actually a couple of different ways you can add wiring or lights to your 2011 Chevy HHR so it can be flat towed behind a motor home. I have included a link to an FAQ article that explains the different options. If you plan on towing the HHR often, it would be beneficial to install diodes using Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit, # RM-154. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation. If you do not plan on towing it often, I recommend...
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  • A tow bar you could use to pull your 2006 Chevy HHR is the RoadMaster Tracker Tow Bar, part # RM-020. You may also be interested in purchasing a Roadmaster Tow Bar Quick Disconnect Kit, part # RM-201, if you would like to be able to easily remove the tow bars from your HHR. You will also need a set of Roadmaster Tow Bars for the 2006 Chevrolet HHR, part # 3141-1, in order to connect your HHR to your tow bars. The most economical system to use for turn signals and brake lights...
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  • Your BX7335 tow bar is an older version of the Blue Ox Aventa, so the correct Blue Ox Autostop braking system would be the part # BX88100 and not the # BX8893 that is designed for use with the Alpha and Aladdin.
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  • For a 2008 Chevy HHR you will need FuseMaster # RM76510 to bypass the fuse that normally would have to be pulled in order to flat tow the vehicle. Please consult the HHR owners manual to confirm that fuses do in fact have to be pulled to flat tow the car as well as for other important information on flat towing the vehicle. I have included 2 helpful links on flat towing as well as a link to the installation instructions for the FuseMaster.
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  • We currently offer 3 different Class I hitches available for your 2008 Chevy HHR LT1. There are a few differences among them. The Hidden Hitch, part # 60815, includes a draw bar, pin and clip, and therefore would be a better choice for towing. The Draw-Tite hitch, part # 24756 does not include a draw bar, and would be a better choice for an attachment point for a bike rack. The hitches themselves are pretty much identical, they share the same weight rating and both would install...
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  • To use the Roadmaster Even Brake Braking System, # RM-9400, in your 2011 HHR, you will simply install the braking system using the installation instructions that came with the Even Brake system. The only difference in the installation is that you will use the 2nd Vehicle Kit, # RM-98400, instead of the parts that were included with the Even Brake system. The first step to install this kit is to find a suitable location for the breakaway switch and the ICX transmitter. The breakaway...
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  • The Roadmaster Falcon towing combo kit, # RM-9243-2, includes the round 4 pin trailer connector only. For a 4 pin flat connector, we offer the Tail Light Isolating Diode System with Wiring Harness from Hopkins, part # 38955. We have some videos that you might find helpful during the installation process, I will provide links below.
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  • Any bike rack that you could use, see link, would most likely have to come off first before being able to easily fold and stow the tow bar. Out of the available bike racks you would have to go with a 3 bike model, # S64910-2, because none of the 2 bike models will fit the 2 inch receiver in # RM-077-2. I have linked a video and instructions for the bike rack for you.
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  • A class I is the only receiver available for the 2009 or 2010 HHR. The frame attachment points on the HHR are not strong enough to withstand the increased tongue weight capacity that a Class III hitch can handle, therefore the manufacturers do not offer them. Mounting the bikes to the roof of the vehicle would be your only option, although getting those heavy bikes up there will not be easy. If your HHR has the factory rack with the crossbars, I would recommend the Thule...
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  • The Blue Ox Base Plate kit part # BX1692 that you referenced is confirmed to fit 2006-2011 Chevy HHRs as long as they aren't the SS model. You will need several other components to flat tow your vehicle though. For a tow bar I would recommend the Blue Ox Alpha # BX7365. This tow bar comes with coiled safety cables. For lighting you can use the bulb and socket kit, # TM780039, and not have to worry about cutting and splicing into the vehicle wiring. And finally, most...
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  • Yes, you will need to cut a 3 inch wide portion in the middle of the rear fascia all the way up to the first bend in the fascia to install this Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4 inch, part # 60815, on your 2010 Chevy HHR SS. To the right there is a picture I took from the installation directions that shows where the trimming of the fascia will be. I have also attached a link to the instructions below as well as a link to a video...
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  • Probably the easiest solution is to first use a 6-Way to 4-Way adapter, like # PK12717, and plug the 6-Way side into the motor home. Next, add a light kit to plug into the 4-Way flat part of the adapter, like Magnetic Towing Light Kit, # C-ATL20A. Mount the lights on a metal surface on the HHR and you have lights for towing your HHR. For a more permanent solution, you could install the Tail Light Isolating Diode System with Wiring Harness, # 38955. After installing the diodes,...
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  • We have not had the opportunitty to install the Thule CB12 Tire Chains, item # TH01221095, on the Chevrolet HHR yet but I have installed them on a Mini Cooper and there was plenty of clearance for the chains on this vehicle which has very close quarters in the wheel well. You will need to be sure that you have the chains tightened sufficiently so that they are not slinging out from the tire due to centrifugal force when you are driving. Just drive a short distance once the chains...
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  • Base plates are only available for the HHR if it is NOT an SS model. I would recommend the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit, part # 3141-1. The least expensive tow bar I would recommend using would be the Roadmaster Tracker you referenced. For a smoother ride and easier hook up and disconnect, the Roadmaster Falcon 2, part # RM-520 would be a better choice. You will also need a lighting solution, safety cables and in many states, a supplemental braking system. I will link you...
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  • The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole on your CURT Hitch # 11447 out to the furthest point on your 2009 Chevy HHR will be about 6-1/2 inches. Check out the video I attached that shows this hitch installed on an HHR and has that measurement. The Curt 20x48 Cargo Carrier # C18145 that you referenced has a distance of 6 inches from the center of the hitch pin out to the nearest upright portion of the cargo carrier so it would not be a good choice for you. I would...
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  • I did a little research and found that the draw bar came with your Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar, part # 60815, is the Sportframe Drawbar 4 inch Rise, part # 3594. Since your hitch is a Class I hitch it is not recommended that you use any drawbar other than the one that the hitch manufacturer recommends otherwise you will void your warranty. The reason they are very particular about using the right rise/drop drawbar is that if you were to get rear-ended...
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  • I would not recommend towing your 2011 Chevrolet HHR at an angle. You will want the tow set up to be as level as possible. For your situation I would recommend using a tow bar that attaches to a ball mount like the Roadmaster StowMaster Car-Mounted Tow Bar, # RM-501, with a ball mount that has the correct drop. I have attached an article to help you choose a ball mount with the correct drop. First you should measure from the ground to the top of the hitch receiver on your...
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