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Saris Axis Tilting 2 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu we will be test fitting the Saris Axis Two-Bike Rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, Part Number SA832B. To begin our test fit, we will slide the shank of our rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We will line up our holes and thread in our anti-rattle bolt. We will tighten it with a wrench and secure it with a clip. Now we'll go over a couple measurements. At the rear of the rack we will have about 9 1/2 inches of clearance.



Kuat Beta Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Speaker: Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we will be testing the Kuat Beta, the folding two-bike aluminum rack for inch and quarter hitches. Part number B202-114.To begin our test, we will slide the shank of the bike-rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up our pen hole and secure it with the pin and lock. We will use the T-handle at the rear to engage our anti-rattle device.Now lets go over a few measurements. At the back of the rack, we will have about 11 and 3 quarters inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our Malibu is about five inches and overall we have added about eleven inches to the car.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu - Curt

Today on this 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going install part number, C12115 from Curt. All right, this is what the hitch looks like once installed on the car. Next, we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 11 inches. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper will be about 3 inches. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. We're going to remove a bolt on our exhaust hanger bracket, this vehicle is only a single exhaust so just remove the one bolt on the driver's side. Then the bolt on the other side will help hold the exhaust up.



Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2010 Chevy Malibu we'll be installing the Roadmaster Universal Diode Wiring Kit for tow vehicles, part number RM-154. To begin our install, we'll first need to locate the manufacturer's wiring that runs to both taillight assemblies. To do this we'll remove the spare tire cover and then the rear threshold. To remove the rear threshold, we'll simply pull up on the bottom of the threshold releasing the four fasteners underneath.   Next, to gain access behind the taillight assemblies on both sides there will be two push pin fasteners and two threaded cargo hook fasteners. Once we remove these fasteners, we can pull back on the trunk carpeting which will expose the wiring behind it and the back of the taillight assemblies.



Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2010 Chevrolet Malibu, we'll be installing the Blue Ox base plate kit with removable arms, part number BX1679. We're going to begin by raising the hood on the vehicle. From the driver's side, we'll need to remove six bolts, as well as two push fasteners. Over here on the passenger side, we'll need to remove five bolts and two push fasteners. We'll be using a 10mm socket, as well as a trim panel removal tool or a large flat head screwdriver. We'll go ahead and the bolts and push fasteners aside as they will be reinstalled later. Now, we can go ahead and lift this section of plastic out of the way. Next, we're going to go here at each of the wheel wells.



Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Malibu

Today in our 2010 Chevy Malibu, we'll be installing the RoadmasterFusemaster Bypass, part number RM76511. Our bypass will be installed on a towed vehicle,so that the battery isn't drained while being towed. To install it, we'll first remove the fusebox cover located on the passenger's side, at the lower portion of the console. Now, with it out of the way, we can see the fusebox, located at the bottom row, third from the right,will be the two half fuse that will need to be removed. Once we remove it, we'll then take the open terminals, or ends of ournewbypass and install it into the fuse position, replacingthe bladesof the wire fromthe blades of the fusethatwe just removed. Next, we'll need to find a mounting location for our switch. We open the glove box door.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Malibu - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2005 Chevy Malibu, well be installing the Hidden Hitch, part number 90132. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for you new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is four inches. From the top of the inside of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 12 inches. To assist you with selecting accessories such as a ball mount, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Malibu - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2005 Chevy Malibu, well be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 36317. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for you new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is four inches. From the top of the inside of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 12 inches. To assist you with selecting accessories such as a ball mount, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation.



Rain-X Weatherbeater Wiper Blades Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2005 Chevy Malibu, well be test fitting the Rain-X Weatherbeater Windshield Wiper Blade. This will be the 22-inch, part number RX30222, and on the passengers side the 20-inch, part number RX30220. The Weatherbeater Wiper Blade is a replacement wiper blade, provides the ultimate visibility in wet weather. It will meet or exceed the OAM standards. Its windshield-hugging, frame-style design with multiple pressure points delivers a clean wipe with a long-lasting, all-natural rubber edge that will resist cracking, splitting, and tearing. With a rust-resistant galvanized steel frame, it will also stand up to the elements.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on this 2010 Chevy Malibu, well be installing the Tow Ready T1 vehicle wiring harness, part number 118450.To start, well need to open up the rear cargo or trunk. Then well go ahead and take the spare tire cover and push it forward, clearing the lip of the rear threshold.Next well pull up on the rear threshold, unlocking it from its mounting position. Next well need to remove the fastener securing the carpeting behind the drivers side taillight assembly. There are two cargo hooks, theyll need to be unscrewed and two pushpin fasteners that will have to pop out here on the drivers side.Then well go ahead and fold the carpeting out of the way exposing the three plastic wing nuts that secure the taillight assembly in place. Well remove these three wing nuts. Now well go ahead and remove the taillight assembly, simply popping it out of position.



Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2005 Chevy Malibu, well be installing the Rain-X Fusion Windshield Wiper Blades. On the drivers side well be installing part number RX880007, 22 inch and the passenger side will be part number RX880005, the 20 inch wiper blade.The Rain X Fusion windshield wiper blades are replacement all weather wiper blade providing superior visibility in rain, sleet, and snow. The sleek hybrid blade delivers a clean streak free wipe by combining a benefit of frame and beam style designs. Its windshield hugging design has multiple pressure points along the blade and a contoured frame conforms to the shape of your windshield with a synthetic rubber squeegee promises a superior wipe in all types of weather. Along with an aerodynamic design that reduces lift when your driving at high speeds.Now to replace the old or manufactures wiper blade, well simply lift the wiper arm up away from the windshield, well press on the tab and then pull down on the wiper blade to remove it from the J hook. Now were ready to install the new Fusion wiper blade.Well go ahead and open up the cap or door, line up the J hook with the attachment point, push or pull until it locks into position.



Rain-X Fusion Wiper Blades Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2005 Chevy Malibu, well be installing the Rain-X Latitude Windshield Wiper Blades. On the drivers side will be part number RX5079279, 22 inch and the passenger side will be part number RX5079277, the 20 inch wiper blade.This is a replacement all weather windshield wiper blade that provides a superior visibility in rain, snow, and sleet. Its contoured beam style frame applies uniform pressure along the entire length of the blade creating a streak free wipe, ensuring even wear along the blade with a heavy duty graphite coated rubber edge, itll deliver a smooth, noiseless wiping action even in freezing condition. Its aerodynamic design reduces wind drag and noise along with lift at high speeds. It has a rubber squeegee with integrated UV inhibitors which will stand up to the damaging effects of the harsh sun.To replace the wiper blade, well simply raise the wiper arm up away from the windshield gaining access to the lock on the wiper blade. Well press on the locking tab, pull down, releasing it from the J hook of the wiper arm.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2005 Chevy Malibu, well be test fitting the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW2016C. Well be using these in conjunction with the Glacier Rubber Adjusters for 16-to-20-inch rims, part number PW99. First well go ahead and take our chains and lay them out. Well make sure that the cross chain hooks are facing up or out away from the tire. Then well go ahead and take the center, lay it up across the top of the tire, evening up the chain from side to side, inside to out as we go down and around the tire. Then well move to the inside.



Glacier V-Trac Snow Tire Chains Review - 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2005 Chevy Malibu well be test fitting the Glacier V-Trac cabled snow tire chain, part number PW1934V on tire size P215 60 R16. Our first step, well go ahead and lay out our tire chains. As we lay them out well make sure that the cross chain hooks are facing up, or out away from the tire. Now well go ahead and take the chain and drape it over the top of the tire and center it on the tire as we work our way down. Next well move to the inside of the tire. Well go ahead and take the cable eyelet, put it through and lock it into the hook.





Hollywood Racks Expedition Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2013 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Malibu well be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Expedition two bike carrier with adjustable arms, part number HRF6-2. Now with our bike rack already preassembled were ready to fit it to the vehicle. Well simply place it on top of the rear deck lid where we can take the two top straps and secure them to the deck lid just behind the rear window. Well now go ahead and pull them snug to help us hold the bike rack to the vehicle while we install the other four straps. Well now install our two bottom straps here on the side where we can allow them to fold down to the bottom attaching to the deck lid just above the rear bumper cover. Well again pull them snug.



Roadmaster Base Plate Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on this 2011 Chevy Malibu were going to install part number 523145-5 from Roadmaster. First thing we need to do is get up underneath the hood and we need to remove the shroud from the radiator cover. There will be a variety of fasteners that well have to remove all the way around the edge of it. Therell be combination of bolts and plastic rivets. Next well go down by the fender well and remove three plastic fasteners that attach the fender liner to the corner of the fascia. Well also remove a 10 millimeter bolt attaching the corner of the fascia to the fender and the bolt will be pointing upwards at a little bit of an angle so its a little bit hard to see.



Rain-X Weatherbeater Wiper Blades Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2013 Chevy Malibu well be test fitting the Rain-X weather beater wiper blades, driver side part number RX30224 and passenger side part number RX30219. To begin our test fit we will first need to remove the factory or previously installed wiper blades. This vehicle features a J hook so to remove the wiper blades we will first lift up on the cap of the wiper blade and slide the wiper blade down and repeat this step for the other side. Now to install our new Rain-X weather beater wiper blades we will insert the center of the wiper blade into the J hook of the wiper arm until we hear a click. Well then repeat the steps for the other side. That concludes todays test fit for the Rain-X weather beater wiper blades, driver side part number RX30224 and passenger side part number RX30219, on our 2013 Chevy Malibu..



Rain-X Fusion Wiper Blades Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2013 Chevy Malibu well be test fitting the Rain-X Fusion wiper blades driver side part #: RX880008 and passenger side part #: RX880004. To begin our test fit well first need to remove the factory or previously installed wiper blades. This vehicle features a J-hook, so to remove the wiper blades well lift up on the cap of the wiper blade and slide the wiper blade down. Well then repeat the steps for the opposite side. Now, to install our new Rain-X Fusion wiper blades we will lift up the Rain-X cap of the wiper blade and insert the center of the wiper blade into the J-hook of the wiper arm. Well then press down again on the Rain-X cap.



Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2013 Chevy Malibu well be test fitting the Rain-X Latitude wiper blades driver side part #: RX5079280 and passenger side part #: RX5079276. Now, to begin our test fit we will first need to remove the factory or previously installed wiper blades. This vehicle features a J-hook model, so to remove the wiper blade well lift up the cap of the wiper blade and pull the wiper blade down. Well then repeat these steps for the opposite side. Now to install our new Rain-X Latitude wiper blades well insert the center of the wiper blade into the J-hook of the wiper arm until you hear a click. Well then repeat the steps for the other side.







Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, we'll be test fitting a Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack System. We'll be using the 53-inch AeroBlade bars, part number THARB53, the Rapid Traverse Foot Pack, part number TH480R, and finally, the fit kit for our vehicle, part number THKIT1540. Now, we've already assembled our roof rack according to the instructions, so now it's time to fit it to the vehicle. First, we'll open the driver and passenger's side front doors. We'll set the front bar assembly up on top of our roof. To position it correctly, we'll measure from the edge of the windshield glass to the leading edge of the traverse foot.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, we'll be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier, part number TH810. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll take the first half and set it up on top of our front load bar. We'll feed the speed link straps around our load bar and fit them back into the heads. We'll then use the gray hand knobs to tighten down the straps. We'll take our second half of the carrier and place it up on top of our rear bar. We do want to make sure that it lines up nicely with the front half so we can properly carry the paddleboard.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, we'll be test fitting the Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier, part number TH92725. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll take the first half and set it up on top of the front load bar. We'll feed our speed link straps around the load bar and secure them back to the head and we'll tighten them up using the gray hand knobs. We'll take the second half of the carrier and place it on the rear bar. We do want to make sure that it lines up squarely with the front end so we can mount our skis and snowboard in a straight line. Again, we'll feed the straps around the bar, re-secure them to the head and tighten them down using the black knobs.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, we'll be test fitting the Thule Domestique Fork Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH513. We can take our carrier and set it up on top of our vehicle. We'll fit the front clamp around the bar and use an Allen key to tighten the bolt at the rear. We can then also snug up the front tube bolts as necessary. Now, we can reinstall our skewer and prepare to mount our bike. We want to make sure that the skewer is open and the wheel strap at the back of the carrier is also open.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number RKY1014. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll set it up on top of our load bars. We'll fit the rubber coated steel straps at the front around the front bar and fit them back into the head. We'll use an Allen Key to tighten the bolt and pull the straps snugger on the bar. We can then reinstall our front cover. We also want to make sure that our skewer is unlocked and open.



WeatherTech Cargo Floor Liner Review - 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to do a test fit of part # WT40344 from WeatherTech. We're doing the floor liner for a trunk area. The WeatherTech Liners are custom molded to precisely fit the vehicle and stay in place. You see how the liner matching the contour of a trunk area now says cutouts for tie down points. There's about an inch and a quarter edge going all the way around the liner as well. The edge of the liner going towards the backseat has a little of a depth to it so you can slide cargo easily onto the seats that you need to when you fold them flat.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Malibu - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to install part number 90194 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the vehicle. Next, well go ahead and give you some measurements thatll help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be nine and a quarter inches. From the center of the hitch pinhole, the outside edge of the bumper will be seven inches. Now, well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Malibu - Draw-Tite

Today in this 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. We're going to install part number 36479 from Draw-Tite. This what the hitch looks like once it's installed on the vehicle. Next, well go ahead and give you some measurements thatll help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening, down to the ground will be nine and a quarter inches. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outside edge of the bumper will be seven inches.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

Today we have a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, and we'll be test fitting the Thule vertex four hitch mounted bike carrier. Part number TH9029. To mount our bike rack on our vehicle, we'll fit the shank inside the receiver tube on the hitch. We'll line up the holes and then we'll insert and tighten down our anti rattle bolt. Now we'll give you a couple of clearance measurements. From the ground to the bottom of our bike rack, measures seven inches of ground clearance.



SportRack Escape 3 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2012 Ford Fusion, we'll be test fitting part number A30403, the Sport Rack Escape three bike rack. Now to begin our test fit, we'll simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install our anti rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. At this point, we'll give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 10 and a half inches, and from the closest point of the bike rack mast to the back of the vehicle is seven and a half inches. We'll now pull the pin at the bottom of the mast to tilt the mast down and open our trunk.



Kuat Alpha Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

Today we have a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, and we're going to be test fitting the Kuat Alpha three-bike hitch mounted bike carrier. Part number A103-WHITE-114. To mount our carrier upon our vehicle, we're going to fit the shank into the receiver hitch. We'll line up the hitch pin holes and then we'll tie in the anti rattle device using the hand knob on the end of the bike rack shank. Once we've done that we can insert our pin and secure it with a lock. Next, we'll check for rear vehicle access.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on this 2009 Chevrolet Malibu were gonna do a test fit of part number S63410 from Swagman. This is Titan 4 Bicycle rack. A few notes about this bike rack is that it will work with 1 -inch receiver hitches both class 1 and class 2. However, when you use it with a class two receiver hitch youre limited to just carrying two bicycles. This will also work with 2-inch receiver hitches with the provided spacer. Now on this car, well be working with a class 2 receiver hitch.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on this 2009 Chevrolet Malibu were gonna do a test fit of part number A30901 from SportRack. A few things to know about this bike rack is that it will work with 1 -inch receiver hitches both class 1 and class 2. This will also work with 2-inch receiver hitches with the included spacer. On this particular vehicle, well be working with a class 2 receiver hitch. Well start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch, well tighten down the anti-rattle bolt and then put safety pin on the other side. Lets go ahead and unfold the bike rack and get some clearance measurements.



Rhode Gear Highway Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

Alright, today on our 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, were gonna do a test fit of part number RG8015220 from Rhode Gear. This is Highway 2 bike carrier. Two things to know about this bike rack is that it will work with 1 -inch receiver hitches both class 1 and class 2. This will also work with 2-inch receiver hitches with the provided spacer. On this car, well be working with the class 2 receiver hitch. Well start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch and well go ahead and tighten down the anti-rattle bolt then put the safety pin on the other side.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2012 Chevy Malibu, well be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 Two-Bike Wheel Mount Carrier, part number S64670. With our vehicle already equipped with the 1-1/4 inch hitch and our bike rack already preassembled, were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well begin by sliding the bike rack shank into the hitch. Well line up the hitch pin hole. Well then insert our anti-rattle bolt. With our anti-rattle bolt in, well go ahead and tighten it down using our wrench.



Rhode Gear Highway Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, well be test fitting the Rhode Gear Highway 2 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number RG8015220. With our vehicle already equipped with the 1-1/4 inch hitch and our bike rack already preassembled, were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well begin by inserting the bike rack shank into the hitch. Well line up the hitch pinhole and insert our anti-rattle bolt. With our anti-rattle bolt snugged up, we can go ahead and tighten it down using our wrench. Well also insert our safety pin.



Pro Series Q-Slot Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, well be test fitting the Pro Series Q-Slot platform style bike carrier, part number PS63134. With our vehicle already equipped with 1-1/4 inch and our bike rack already preassembled, were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well begin by sliding the bike rack shank into the hitch, lining up the hitch pinhole and inserting our hitch pin. With our hitch pin in and our safety clip on, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle and were ready to go ahead and load the bike. At this point, well give you a couple of measurements. From the bottom of the bike rack to the floor is 11 inches.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liner Review - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on this 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, were going to do a test fit of part number WT441441 from WeatherTech. This is the front floor liners. This is also available in gray as part number WT461441 and tan as part number WT451441. The WeatherTech Liners are custom molded to fit exactly to the floor panel vehicle and stay in place. The floor mat on the passenger's side rises up the floor about halfway up towards the dash and it also has a cutout for floor molding around the seat underneath your feet. And on the driver's side, the floor mat has a cutout for the footrest and it also uses one of the factory hooks that holds the mat in place.



Husky Cargo Floor Liner Review - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on this 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, were going to do a test fit of part number HL42001 from Husky Liner. This is the WeatherBeater Custom Cargo Liner. Now the Husky Liners are custom molded to precisely fit the vehicle and stay in place. The edge of the floor liner going to the front actually lays down a little bit so when you slide cargo into the back and onto the surface from the backseats, you wont get caught on it. It also has a couple of cut outs that are available for your tie down hooks if you chose to use those. And these liners can be easily removed from the vehicle and washed and cleaned with just soap and water.



WeatherTech Cargo Floor Liner Review - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on this 2011 Chevrolet Malibu we're going to do a test fit of part no. WT40344 from WeatherTech. This is a floor liner for the trunk of the car and we will be working with the black color. We will go ahead and remove the factory floor liner and then we can install the WeatherTech floor liner. The cargo liners are custom moulded to precisely fit the vehicle and stay in place. And also has cut out along the edge of the mat to provide access to the tie down hook as well.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on this 2012 Chevy Malibu we are going to install Tow Ready T-1 connector part no. 118450. First we will need to access the rear trunk. To start, we're going to go ahead and remove the rear threshold. To remove the rear threshold, you want to get a straight screwdriver or a trim panel tool up underneath the threshold so that you can release the fasteners from the sheet metal. Once we get it off we will just set it aside for reinstallation later.



Husky Front and Rear Floor Liners Review - 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2012 Chevy Malibu, were gonna be doing a test fit of the Husky Floor Liner in the front and second row part number HL98111; black in color.First, were gonna go ahead and remove the old manufacturer floor mat. Now were ready to install the Husky Liner. This set comes with both individual driver and passenger sides for the front and back seat. The Husky Liner is custom-molded precisely to fit the vehicle and stay in place. As seen here on the driver side, itll go over the manufacturers factory mounting points. The shape, tails and moldings all work to keep dirt and debris contained in the liner and off of the carpeting.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on this 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, were gonna do a test fit of part number TH9029 from Thule, the Vertex 4 Bike Carrier.One quick note about this bike carrier is that you can use it with 1 -inch hitches both class 1 and class 2. However, when you use it with a class 1 application, youre only good for 2 bikes. And this work with 2-inch receiver hitches with a provided spacer.Well go ahead and start off our test fit by installing a bike rack into the hitch then tightening down the anti-rattle bolt.Alright, with the bike installed, lets get some clearance measurements. The clearance between the bike rack and the bumper is going to be 1 inches and ground clearance is gonna be 7 inches. Now well go ahead and check trunk access with the bike rack fold up. About 1 of room.Now well go ahead and tilt the bike rack back and show how much room we gained.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

Alright, today on this 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, were gonna do a test fit of part number TH917XTR from Thule. This is a Thule T2 Bike Rack.Now this bicycle rack will fit to 1 receiver hitches only both class 1 and class 2.Well start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch and well tighten down the anti-rattle bolt and install the lock on the other side. With the bike rack installed, lets get a few measurements. With the bike rack unfolded, at the closest point, we have a distance of 1 . Ground clearance from the hitch is going to be 8 inches. The clearance to the very back of the hitch is going to be 14 .Now I found during our test fit that our bike rack cannot be folded up due to interference with the bumper and well show that here.So at this point, lets go ahead and load up the bike.



Thule Helium Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on this 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, were gonna test fit part number TH970xt, Thules Helium Bike Carrier.One note about this bicycle rack is that it will work an 1 receiver hitches both class 1 and class 2. This will also work with 2-inch receiver hitches with a provided spacer.Okay, well start off out our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch. Well line up this hitch pinholes and then well go ahead and install our safety pin. Now that it is keyed, we can install it and then give it a turn and then well pull the hitch back just a little to have a little bit of a bind and then well go ahead and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt.Ok, with the bike rack installed, lets go ahead and get some clearance measurements. Now the closest point to the bike rack and the bumper is gonna be 3 inches. Ground clearance is gonna be 7 inches.Alright, with the bike rack folded up, well go ahead and check access to the trunk.



Roadmaster Base Plate Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

Today, we're going to work on a 2012 Chevy Malibu. We're going to be installing the Roadmaster Base Plates, part number 523145-5. For the easy installation, we've gone ahead and jacked up the vehicle, removed the front wheels and opened the hood. Our first step is going to be removing the upper plastic piece that covers the radiator and core support. We've got some bolts to remove and plastic fasteners. I'll start with my plastic fasteners.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

All right, today on this 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to do a test fit of part number TH9025 from Thule, the Apex 4 Bike Carrier. Some notes about this bike rack is that it will work with 1-1/4-inch receiver hitches both class 1 and class 2. However, in a class 1 application, you're only limited to two bikes. It will also work in a 2-inch receiver with the provided spacer. We'll start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch. We'll pull out the integrated hitch pin and slide in the hitch into the bike rack and allow it to snap back into the hitch pin hole.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

All right, today on this 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to do a test fit of part number S64670 from swagman. This is the XTC-2 bike carrier. A couple of notes about this bike carrier that will work of 1-1/4" receiver hitches both class 1 and class 2 and this will also work with 2-inch receiver hitches with the provided spacer. We're going start off our test fit with the bike rack already installed into the hitch so all we're going to do is tighten down our anti-rattle bolt and put a safety pin on the other side. All right, with our bike rack installed let's go ahead a couple of clearance measurements. From the bike rack to the bumper as closest point would be 2 and 1/4 inches.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on this 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to do a test fit of part number A30901 from SportRack. We'll go ahead and start off our test fit with the bicycle rack installed in the hitch so we just add our anti-rattle bolt, tighten it down, and put the safety pin on the other side. Okay, with the bike rack installed, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements for clearance. As its closest point to the bike rack to the bumper, we're looking at 4-1/2 inches. The ground clearance by the hitch is going to be 8-3/4 inches. Ground clearance at the very back of the rack will be 13-1/2 inches.



Rhode Gear Highway Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

Alright, today on this 2011 Chevrolet Malibu we're going to do a test fit of part number RG8015220 from Rhode Gear their Highway 2 Bike Carrier. Ok, a couple quick notes about this bicycle rack is that it will work with class I and class II receiver hitches. It will also work with 2-inch receiver hitches with the provided spacer. We'll start our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch. Then we'll tighten down the anti-rattle bolt and put the hitch pin on the other side. Ok, with the bike rack installed let's get some clearance measurements.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2011 Chevy Malibu, were going to do a test fit of the Kuat 2 Bike Platform Style Bike Carrier, part number N102. With a 1-1/4-inch hitch on the vehicle, well be able to slide our 1-1/4-inch shank directly into it, lining up the hitch pinholes, inserting the locking pin. Then well use the hand knob at the back of the rack for an additional security to the hitch and as an anti-sway device. Lets go ahead and install the bike rack into the hitch now. Now with our bike rack installed, that's what it will look like in the stored position. Lets go ahead and check for rear cargo access in this position.



Base Plate Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

Today in this 2012 Chevy Malibu, well be using a 6-Pole Round Pin Connector, part number PK11609 and Diode Kit, part number 38955. Were going to install our 6-Pole Connector here in this space, so first Ill need to remove the lower panels so I can start routing my wire. When routing our wire, we're going to be careful to stay away from pinch points such as the suspension or steering, or extensive heat such as exhaust. Im going to use a piece of air line or pull wire to help me thread it through the frame here of the vehicle. We got our wire run to the back of the vehicle, now we need to get up into the trunk area so that we can attach it to the manufacturers wiring. To do that, were going to need to pull apart some of the rear interior.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

Alright, today in this 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to test fit the TieRod Bicycle Rack from RockyMounts, product number RKY1014. This bike rack will fit a variety of low bars. In this case, we'll be using elliptical-shaped bars. This will also work with round and square bars. So they're easy-to-install racks so we'll get right to it. We'll take the front end of the rack and slide the straps underneath the crossbar until it catches on the other side, and then we'll install a clamp on the back crossbar.



Rhino Rack Aero Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

Alright, today on this 2011 Chevy Malibu we're going to do a test fit of a Rhino Rack Roof System. Now we already have a roof rack already assembled according to the instructions. So let's go ahead and open up the doors and put them into place. We're going to start off by opening up the front doors and doing the first crossbar. We'll put on the roofline first. And then when we get our measurements to put in the right spot.



SportRack Evader Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

Alright, today on this 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, were going to do a test fit of a sport rack evader 3 bike carrier. A few quick notes about this bicycle rack, it does work with and inch and receiver hitches, class 2 only and also work with 2 inch receivers with included spacer. This bicycle rack does come with anti rattle bolts for the hitch and it does have anti sway cradles for the bikes, this rack will tilt back out of the way for access to the trunk. Alright, well go ahead and get started, well install the rack into the hitch and well go ahead and tighten down the anti rattle bolt. Ok next Ill give you some measurements that will give you an idea of clearance between the bicycle rack and the car and the ground. Ok between the bike rack and the car closest point is going to be 3 and inches.



Thule Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

Today our 2012 Chevrolet Malibu were going to do a test fit of Thule roof-rack system. We will be using the Thule traverse foot pack part number TH480. The first thing to do is go ahead and assemble the roof rack according to instructions and go ahead and place along the roof of the car. So well go ahead and open the car doors and place the first cross bar in place. Okay, what well do is go ahead and place on the roof and then we measure out to find the correct position. We are going to measure from the edge of the windshield to the leading edge of a foot pack.



Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

Alright today on this 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, were going to do a test fit of a Thule roof rack system. Were using a Thule foot pack part number 480R and Thule aeroblades part number THARB53. Now were going to start off with our bars, array of symbols according to manufacturers instructions. So we will go ahead and start off with the front crossbar, well put it on the roof and then well get a measurement to put it in the proper position. Alright to put our crossbar on the right spot, were going to go ahead and measure from the edge of windshield to leading edge of the foot pack. Also refer to your manufacturers instructions; in this case its going to be 9 inches.



Thule Helium Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

Today it's 2012-chevrolet-malibu. We're going to it in Thule Bike Rack part number TH970XT. This is a Helium Aluminum 2 Bike Carrier. A few quick notes about this bike rack is that it will work with Class 1 and Class 2 1"-1/4 receiver hitches and it also works on 2" receiver hitches with the included spacer. We'll go ahead and start off by installing the bike rack into the hitch. We'll install the key pin into the side, it's keyed so it will turn 90-degress, then it we'll pull back on the rack to get some tension and then tighten down the entire rattle knob.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

All right. Today it's 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. We're going to do a test of the Thule Universal Flat Top Ski Carrier, part number TH92725. A couple of quick notes about this ski rack. There is a holder to 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards. There is also a variety of bars, round bars, square bars or elliptical bars.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

Alright, today in this 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to do a test fit of the Thule Domestique Bicycle Rack, product number TH513. A couple of quick notes about the bicycle rack is that will fit square bars, fit round bars and electrical bars as well. In this case on our car, we already have a Thule Roof Rack installed with the square bars. We'll go ahead and start off with our bike rack assembled according to instructions and we're going to put it into place. We'll take the front clamp, put around the front crossbar, and then we'll slide the second clamp over the second crossbar, ok. And then we'll go ahead and get the hardware started to clamp it to the back as well as to the front.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

Alright today on this 2012 Chevrolet Malibu we're gonna install part number 36479 from Draw-tite. This will also install part number 90194 from hidden hitch. Alright this is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the car. Next, we'll give you out some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outside edge of the bumper on this spectacular car is going to be 7 and a quarter inches and from this top of the receiver opening down to the ground would be 9 and a half inches. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Thule Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

Alright today on this 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, were going to do a test fit of the Thule Load Bar System. We are going to be using the Thule square load bars, and we will be using a Traverse foot pack. We are going to start off with our load bars already preassembled per the instructions, and we will go ahead and open up the car doors, and set our first rail into place. Okay for the first crossbar in the right spot, we will go ahead and measure from the edge of the windshield to the leading edge of the foot pack. Now always go by the instructions. In this case its going to be 9.



Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. We're going to do a test fit of the Thule Roof Rack System. We're using the Thule rapid traverse foot pack and Thule AeroBlades. Next we'll go ahead and put the crossbar on the right spot. We'll be measuring up the leading edge of the foot pack towards the edge of the windshield. Now, let's go by the instructions to a proper dimension.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT

Alright, today on this 2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT we are going to install part number 36479 from Draw-Tite. This also applies to part number 90194 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on the vehicle. Next we will go ahead and give your some measurements that will help you out in ing 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 is going to be 9-1/2 inches. And from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 7 inches. Alright, next we will go ahead and show you how the hitch gets installed on the vehicle. 0:35



Roadmaster Base Plate Installation - 2007 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on this 2007 Chevrolet Malibu we are going to install part number 523120-1 from Roadmaster, the EZ Base Plate Kit. The first thing we need to do is open up the hood and get some fasteners so we can take off the front bumper cover. There will be some fasteners on the top and the bottom. With the rivets we just have to unscrew the top part of them and we will pop up the bottom half. When it does not unscrew very easily, pull up on the plastic a little to bind it up and that might help back out the screw. Now we are underneath the vehicle starting over on the driver side. We are going to take out these 7 millimeter fasteners and work our way all the way around the edge of the bumper. There is also four plastic rivets we need to remove along the way too. Lets remove this plastic part here with these two rivets and then we will go back to the original rivets we were going to take out before. Now that you can see the plastic rivets remove these four too. Next we are going to remove these two little panels right here, these little rivets and that will give us a more room to take off the bumper cover easier. 01:38



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Chevrolet Malibu

Today we are going to be installing hitch part number 36317 from Draw-Tite on a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu LT. So we are going to start by lowering the exhaust down and then removing the four bolts from the end of the frame. We just want to basically pry the rubber hangers off of the studs here. To ease in the removal, we are going to go ahead and spray it down with a spray lubricant like a WD-40 . It makes the removal of the rubber hanger a lot easier. Before I remove the exhaust off its final hangers, I am going to go ahead and put a support strap on the exhaust tube here to keep it from falling once we remove all the hangers. The exhaust could fall too far down and that could possibly damage it. I am just using a basic tow strap you can use a bungee cord, as well.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Chevy Malibu

Today we are going to do an install of part number 90132 and we are going to do this on a 2004 Chevy Malibu. This also applies to part number 36317. Our first step is to go ahead and lower the exhaust. We do that by spraying the rubber hangers with some WD40 and pry off the rubber hanger. Once it is loose you can put it to the side for now. The next step is to remove these 2 nuts and take out these 2 bolts. These 2 in board weld nuts also must be removed. So what we will do is use a chisel and try and knock them out of there. Now you can go ahead and hang the hitch. It is a good idea to get an extra set of hands because a hitch is often wide and heavy.





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