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Titan Chain Diamond Alloy Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2012 GMC Terrain, we'll be doing a test fit on the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains, part number TC1555. That's tire size 23560R17. These Titan chains feature a diamond pattern rather than a ladder pattern, so they're going to provide you with more tire coverage, which means more traction. The square links are going to give you the bite you need to get going. It's low profile, so they're going to be smoother than most chains. They're SAE class S chains, so they're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. Some chains require a rubber adjuster or an additional part to help keep them tight around the tire.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2012 GMC Terrain, we will be doing a test fit on the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW1042, and that's tire size 235/60R17. These Glacier Tire Chains feature a ladder pattern which is going to be very effective during starts and stops. The steel rollers on cross-cables are going to give you adequate traction on light snow and ice. They are SAE Class S chains that are designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. They are low profile so they're going to give you a smoother ride than most chains. They meet Department of Transportation requirements in all states.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2013 GMC Terrain, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the tow ready, T1 Vehicle wiring harness with four pull back trailer connector. Part number 118494. Here's what this wiring harness is going to look like once it's installed on the vehicle. As you can see, gives us a four-fold connector here through the vehicle. It's nice because it gives us a module that what it does is help prevent any back feeding or surging back into the vehicle's electrical system that there's a short in the trailer. That's going to make sure that your vehicle's wiring is protected. This kit's going to be a good solution to make sure that you've got power for your trailer if you have a four-fold connector, and it's always going to be here when you need it.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2012 GMC Terrain

Today, on our 2012 GMC Terrain, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Sidearm wheel mount bike carrier, part number TH594XT. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now, first off, how this actually attaches to the bike rack, there's going to be no frame contact at all. Plus, unlike most roof mount bike carriers, instead of holding it by the forks, you can actually leave the bike together, and it grips it by the wheel. We have the wheel hook up at the front, as I just pointed out. We also have the wheel strap at the back, which is adjustable along the length of the bike rack to accommodate different size bikes. With the bike still attached, I'm going to go ahead and open up the rear hatch here.



Inno Roof Rack Review - 2012 GMC Terrain

Today in our 2012 GMC Terrain, we're going to be test-fitting the inner roof rack system, consisting of part numbers INB 117. This is going to be the inner square crossbars, and part number INFR. These are going to be the NL 00:00:15 feet for the square crossbars for factory raised side rails. We already have the front one installed. As you can see, how these actually connect to the rack, you're going to wrap up underneath your factory raised side rails and hold them in place. Has a nice, sleek look on the side here, almost like it's factory installed, and we also have a lock at the end to ensure there's going to be no theft and tampering of your bars once they're installed. Now this, combined with the other bar that we have, will have a carrying capacity of 220 pounds, although you want to double check with your vehicle's manual to make sure your car can withstand that kind of weight on its roof. Let's go ahead and show you how they install, or let's go ahead and show you how the rear one installs, excuse me. We already have it partially assembled on our table here.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2012 GMC Terrain

Today on this 2012 GMC Terrain, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Circuit XT Roof Bike Rack. Part number TH526XT. We already have a bike on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now, the first feature is the fact that this has no frame context at all to hold the bike to the rack. Instead, we have to points of contact. We have this wheel strap in the back, which is adjustable to the length off the bike rack to accommodate different sizes, and as well as our fork mount up at the front or skewer.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2012 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2012 GMC Terrain, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Roof Rack System, consisting of part numbers THARB47, those are the Thule AeroBlade Road Bars, and part number TH450R, and those are the Thule Rapid Crossroad Feet. Those are what wrap around the raised side rails of your vehicle. We already have the front one installed. You can see it has a nice aerodynamic shape here with the load bar. That's going to cut down wind noise and drag while you're driving. It wraps around the railings as you can see here and has this cap on the end, which you can remove this plastic piece and put a lock in place so your roof rack itself cannot be taken off once you install it.



RockyMounts Roof Rack Review - 2012 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2012 GMC Terrain we're going to be test fitting the RockyMounts Roof Rack System, consisting of part numbers RKY3054, those are the RockyMounts Ouray Crossbars, and part number RKY3002, those are the RockyMounts Flagstaff Towers. Those are what actually wrap around your factory raised side rails. We already have the front installed. As you can see with the aero crossbars here, they're going to have a nice aerodynamic shape to them, which is going to cut down wind noise and drag. It wraps around your factory raised side rails and tightens up using the screw on the inside here. There's also a cut out here where you actually can take out that center piece and actually replace it with a lock core system.



Inno Roof Rack Review - 2012 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2012 GMC Terrain we'll be test fitting the Inno Roof Rack System consisting of part numbers INXB93-2. Those are the Inno Aero Crossbars. Then, part number INXS100 and those are the Inno Flush Feet for Aero Crossbars, for in this case, raised factory side rails. We already have the front one installed. As you can see, the Inno Aero Crossbars have a nice aerodynamic shape to them which is going to cut down wind noise and drag while you're driving. It also has this nice factory look to it, how it wraps around the side rails as well. Both bars together have a carrying capacity of 165 pounds, although you want to double check with your vehicles manual to make sure that your roof can withstand that kind of weight. We already have the front one installed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 GMC Terrain - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2013 GMC Terrain, we will be installing the Draw-Tite MaxFrame Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver. Part number 76028. Here's what the hitch looks like once it's installed. As you can see, it's a nice, clean installation. The only thing that really sticks out is our class 3 2" receiver here, and a little bit of the frame on the body of the hitch. We have our standard 5/8" diameter hitch pin hole, in the back, and in front of that, we have a smaller hole, which is for a J-pin stabilization device, which you can purchase separately on our website.



WeatherTech Cargo Floor Liner Review - 2012 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2012 GMC Terrain, we'll be looking at the WeatherTech Cargo Liners in Black, part number WT40442. They're also available in tan, part number WT41442, and finally in gray, part number WT42442. To begin our installation, we'll just have our rear hatch open here. Now, I want to point out this section here. This mat is designed to fit various applications for a few different vehicles. In our particular application, we can fold up here along this crease, or if you wanted to, you could trim this section off, so you'd have a perfect fit for your vehicle with the seats up. When you fold down the seats, when you decide to fold this up versus cut it off, it does give you a little bit more extra room for stuff you're laying across and it'll help contain spills that way too. For our time being, we'll just fold it up, raise it in position like so, and push it down in the corners like this and it's that easy to install. Now, these raised square ridges here have these grooves in between them, so if you we're to set something down there that's wet, it'll let the water drain down here.



Best 2016 GMC Terrain Hitch Options

Today on our 2016 GMC Terrain we'll be looking at the most popular hitch options. We have a CURT class three, part number 13591. In the middle here we have a CURT class two, part number C12291. Finally on the bottom here, we have a Draw-Tite class three, part number 76028. The class two here in the middle is different than our other two hitches in the regards that it only has an 1-1/4" for the receiver, whereas the other two are a 2" diameter opening. Now the CURT class three, we have a standard 5/8 diameter hitch pinhole for either your hitch pin or your locking device to secure your ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier.



Best 2015 GMC Terrain Hitch Options

Today on our 2015 GMC Terrain we'll be looking at the most popular hitch options. We have a CURT class three, part number 13591. In the middle here we have a CURT class two, part number C12291. Finally on the bottom here, we have a Draw-Tite class three, part number 76028. The class two here in the middle is different than our other two hitches in the regards that it only has an 1-1/4" for the receiver, whereas the other two are a 2" diameter opening. Now the CURT class three, we have a standard 5/8 diameter hitch pinhole for either your hitch pin or your locking device to secure your ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier.



Best 2014 GMC Terrain Hitch Options

Today on our 2014 GMC Terrain we'll be looking at the most popular hitch options. We have a CURT class three, part number 13591. In the middle here we have a CURT class two, part number C12291. Finally on the bottom here, we have a Draw-Tite class three, part number 76028. The class two here in the middle is different than our other two hitches in the regards that it only has an 1-1/4" for the receiver, whereas the other two are a 2" diameter opening. Now the CURT class three, we have a standard 5/8 diameter hitch pinhole for either your hitch pin or your locking device to secure your ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier.



Best 2013 GMC Terrain Hitch Options

Today on our 2013 GMC Terrain we'll be looking at the most popular hitch options. We have a CURT class three, part number 13591. In the middle here we have a CURT class two, part number C12291. Finally on the bottom here, we have a Draw-Tite class three, part number 76028. The class two here in the middle is different than our other two hitches in the regards that it only has an 1-1/4" for the receiver, whereas the other two are a 2" diameter opening. Now the CURT class three, we have a standard 5/8 diameter hitch pinhole for either your hitch pin or your locking device to secure your ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier.



Best 2012 GMC Terrain Hitch Options

Today on our 2012 GMC Terrain we'll be looking at the most popular hitch options. We have a CURT class three, part number 13591. In the middle here we have a CURT class two, part number C12291. Finally on the bottom here, we have a Draw-Tite class three, part number 76028. The class two here in the middle is different than our other two hitches in the regards that it only has an 1-1/4" for the receiver, whereas the other two are a 2" diameter opening. Now the CURT class three, we have a standard 5/8 diameter hitch pinhole for either your hitch pin or your locking device to secure your ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier.



Best 2011 GMC Terrain Hitch Options

Today on our 2011 GMC Terrain we'll be looking at the most popular hitch options. We have a CURT class three, part number 13591. In the middle here we have a CURT class two, part number C12291. Finally on the bottom here, we have a Draw-Tite class three, part number 76028. The class two here in the middle is different than our other two hitches in the regards that it only has an 1-1/4" for the receiver, whereas the other two are a 2" diameter opening. Now the CURT class three, we have a standard 5/8 diameter hitch pinhole for either your hitch pin or your locking device to secure your ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier.



Best 2010 GMC Terrain Hitch Options

Today on our 2010 GMC Terrain, we'll be looking at the most popular hitch options. We have a CURT Class 3, part number 13591, in the middle here, we have a CURT Class 2, part number C12291. Finally on the bottom here, we have a Draw-Tite Class 3, part number 76028. The Class 2 here in the middle is different than our other 2 hitches in the regards that it only has an inch and a quarter opening for the receiver, whereas the other 2 are a 2 inch diameter opening. Now the CURT Class 3, we have a standard 5/8 diameter hitch pin hole for either your hitch pin or your locking device to secure your ball mount bike carrier or cargo carrier. The CURT Class 2 here has your standard half inch diameter there, since it's an inch and a quarter. Finally the Draw-Tite is a little bit different here in regards that we have your standard 5/8 diameter pin hole here in the back, but we also have a smaller half inch diameter hole in front of it which is for a J-Pin stabilization device, which is available separately on our website.



Roadmaster Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2016 GMC Terrain

Today on our 2016 GMC Terrain, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Road Master LED Bulb and Socket Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles. Part number RM-152-LED. Here's what these lights are going to look like once they're installed on the vehicle. As you can see, they're very bright. Being an LED light system it is going to make sure that your vehicle is very well lit and easily seen by other people on the road. It simply installs into a hole that you need to drill in the back side of the tail light, but once you've got it in there and clipped into place you can see that it does work very well.





GMC Terrain Questions

  • As a first step, I would verify the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer to ensure that the TW does not exceed the manufacturer stated 350 lb TW limit of your Terrain. Remember that the weight of any gear stowed behind the rear axle in the cargo area of your Terrain needs to be included as tongue weight. I have linked you to an FAQ article that shows how to determine your actual tongue weight. The 600 lb system capacity you mention is a maximum amount,...
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  • All of the Class III receivers available for your 2012 Terrain are similar in the way they would sit in relation to the rear bumper of the vehicle. The primary difference between the Curt # 13591 and the Draw-Tite # 76028 is that the Draw-Tite model uses two additional connection points into the bottom of the frame member. Although both hitches share the same weight rating, having extra connection points to the vehicle frame is desirable. I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class...
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  • Use a circuit tester like part # 40376 on the wire in the # 11 terminal on the black BCM connector, as shown in the diagram I provided. The wire colors can vary during a production run, which is why we typically recommend that folks wire by function, not by wire color. As an alternate method, you can use a fuse tap like part # F2526 on the CHMSL (center high mounted stop lamp) fuse in the fuse box. The lid of the fuse box should have a legend that will tell you which fuse location...
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  • If your Pro Series 16k hitch uses a two piece jaw system the correct jaw kit is the part # 58056. If instead you have a slidebar style jaw we do not have a replacement jaw kit for that. I attached a picture that shows the difference between the two jaw designs.
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  • The first thing I would recommend to do is to check your owners manual or with the GMC dealer on the proper procedure for towing the vehicle. Some vehicles might need to be equipped with a transmission lube pump, an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect or free-wheeling hubs before they can be towed. To flat tow your 2012 GMC Terrain you will need a tow bar, base plates, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. Also, the Discrete Logic Ignition Switch fuse (fuse...
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  • You can use the CURT 20x60 Folding Cargo Carrier, part # C18151, with a 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch hitch adapter on your 2011 GMC Terrain, but you will need to remember that when using the hitch adapter on your hitch it will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. If you have a Class II 1-1/4 inch hitch on your GMC Terrain the tongue weight capacity is 300 lbs. Using the hitch adapter will reduce that to 150 lbs. So, after adding 70 lbs for the weight of the...
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  • The 2011 GMC Terrain FWD can be flat towed behind your motorhome if you have the six speed automatic transmission. Also, you are correct, the Discrete Logic Ignition Switch fuse (fuse #32) needs to be removed from the instrument panel fuse box. The instrument panel fuse box is located on the passenger side of the center console, behind a cover. That fuse needs to be removed to keep the battery from being drained when towing. With that done you should be able to flat tow your Terrain...
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  • The Yakima SkyBox cargo boxes do fit the factory roof rack on your 2012 GMC Terrain. But to determine if either size box will allow you to open the rear hatch on the vehicle without interference you will need to take one measurement. First, if the crossbars can be moved forward and backward on the roof rack, move the front bar as far forward as it will go. Then measure from the center of the bar straight back to the seam between the roof and rear hatch. If that measurement...
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  • I do not have any vehicle specific instructions, because the part can be used on just about any vehicle. I'd be happy to walk you through the process. You'll need the brake controller, like the # 5504 you were looking at, or a proportional controller like the Primus # TK90160. A proportional controller has an internal sensor that can determine how quickly the tow vehicle is braking. It will then send the appropriate amount of voltage to the trailer brakes so the vehicle and...
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  • To tow a vehicle behind a motor home with all wheels on the ground the first step is to consult the vehicle owners manual. Some vehicles have special requirements or restrictions and procedures for flat towing. If your model can be flat towed then the first thing you are going to need are base plates on the 2014 GMC Terrain. The base plates provide a proper and secure attachment point for the tow bar. Blue Ox base plates # BX1689 are listed as a fit for all models of the 2014...
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  • The hitch mounted bike rack I recommend for your 2016 Terrain is the Swagman Chinook, part # S64683. This bike carrier will hold 2 bikes that weigh up to 45-lbs each. The center mast padded hooks ratchet to hold the bike securely to the carrier. The bike carrier comes with a lock in the arms that secures the bikes to the carrier and also comes with a locking hitch pin to deter theft of the carrier. The hitch pin also doubles as an anti-wobble device. Another nice feature about...
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  • Yes, the Trailer Mate wiring harness # TM780072 is listed as a fit for the 2012 GMC Terrain. It will install similarly as on the 2013 Equinox in the video I have linked for you. I have also included a link to all of the tow bar wiring options for a 2012 GMC Terrain for you. If using a supplemental braking system in the Terrain when towing it you will need to add a brake light relay, # RM-88400, to use the Trailer Mate harness. I have also found that you will need to pull...
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  • Between the Curt hitch # C12291 and Draw-Tite hitch # 36408 both hitches are positioned the same on the 2016 GMC Terrain. Take a look at the picture I have included showing the hitches installed. The receiver locations are identical and the crosstubes and mounting brackets are hidden behind the fascia/bumper. If it were me I would use Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36408 if carrying bikes or cargo. The reason is that the Curt hitch requires the use of stabilization strap # 18050...
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  • This kit installs over the existing body side molding and is held in place with pre-applied high-strength 3M adhesive tape. The Putco product you reference, part # P403531, fits the 2007 through 2009 model years of the GMC Yukon XL, but it is not a specified fit for the GMC Terrain. No comparable product is offered for the 2013 Terrain. Putco recommends a thorough cleaning of the application area with soap and water, followed by a wipe down with alcohol (to remove any residue...
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  • If you had the Curt Cargo Carrier part # C18110 installed in a hitch like the # 13591 on your 2016 GMC Terrain it would interfere with the backup sensors. The sensors are in the bumper and would end up picking up the carrier. You would just have to be extra careful when backing up with the carrier installed.
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  • For your 2010 GMC Terrain I would still recommend going with a 2 inch hitch like the Curt part # 13591 as it will have more capacity (even though you don't really need it), but 2 inch hitches have more accessories made for them so it would give you greater future hitch accessory flexibility. For trailer wiring you would then want the part # 56094. Install video for both attached. Since you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900....
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  • Actually, on the 2012 GMC Terrain, most of any of the available hitches will be covered by the rear fascia like in the pictures you see on our site of similar vehicles that take the same hitch. Only the receiver and part of the cross tube will be visible. Because visually, they will be visible the same amount, I recommend going with a Class III trailer hitch, # 87572, that you have referenced. It will have a higher capacity and will afford you more accessory options since...
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  • The BCM connector wire colors on your 2015 GMC Terrain could vary during production. I recommend using a circuit tester such as # 40376 on the wire in the number 11 terminal to determine its function. I included a diagram for you to view. Another method is to use a fuse tap like # F2526 on the CHMSL (center high mounted stop lamp) fuse in the fuse box. The lid should have a description of which fuse location is needed. I included a couple informative articles for you too.
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  • The brake stoplight signal can be accessed at the BCM, As you are sitting in the drivers seat, the BCM (Body Control Module) is located under the dash above where your left knee would be. The module (think of it as a junction box) will have 7 different wire connectors that plug into it. Look for the black connector (all the connectors are different colors) that has 26 different slots for wires to insert into. In wire position # 11, there will be a white wire that carries the brake...
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  • If the Thule transporter, # TH665C, does not block the vehicle tail lights, then you do not have to connect the lights on the carrier (check local and state laws to be certain). If the 2012 GMC Terrain came with a 4-Way trailer connector, it should be plenty strong enough to power the simple stop, tail, and turn lights on the carrier. If you are experiencing a problem, it could indicate that something is wrong with the wiring on the vehicle or carrier. Since it is a new...
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