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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 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.