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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Hyundai Sonata - Draw-Tite

Today in this 2012 Hyundai Sonata, we're going to show you the Draw-Tite Class I 1-1/4" Receiver Hitch, part #24853. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our Sonata. Now you will notice that you can actually see most of the hitch here. That is because with the construction of a car, it doesn't allow it to be hidden very much, but we have a nice, sturdy, strong square body here for a hitch, which goes up to our arms that reach up and attach to your frame. Take a look at the receiver end here. We can see it uses a 1/2 inch hitch pin or your favorite locking pin. It has a generous loop for your safety chains, and this is our inch and a quarter opening for your ball mount or accessories.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Hyundai Sonata - Curt

Today on this 2012 Hyundai Sonata, we're going to show you the Curt Class 1, 1 1/4" Receiver Kit, part #C11025. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the Sonata. Now you can see here, you can actually see the body of the hitch below the bumper, but that's because that's how the vehicle's constructed. There will not be a way of hiding the hitch, but it has a nice round tube shape to it. We take a look at the receiver itself, on each side there are bounds for your safety chains for your trailer. 1/2" hitch pin hole, and it does come with the hitch pin and clip or you can use your favorite hitch pin lock.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Hyundai Sonata - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2012 Hyundai Sonata, we're going to show you part number 60269, the inch and a quarter class one receiver hitch from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our Sonata. Now you will notice that you can actually see most of the hitch here. That's because with the construction of a car, it doesn't allow it to be hidden very much, but we have a nice sturdy, strong, square body here for a hitch, which goes up to our arms that reach up and attach to the frame. Take a look at the receiver end here. We can see it uses a half inch hitch pin, or your favorite locking pin. Has a generous loop for your safety chains.



Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Hyundai Sonata

All right, today on this 2012 Hyundai Sonata we're going to show you the Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, Part Number PWPLC1138. Now for reference, we'll work with a tire size today of 205/65-R16. Now this is what the snow chains look like when they're installed on a tire. We'll go ahead and take a closer look at the crossbars. When we look at the links themselves, it's constructed from a square stock. There's at least two sides of the corner that faces the ice and snow and helps it dig in. This is what's called Class-S chain which is designed for vehicles with limited clearance between the fender well and a tire and also components behind the tire as well. All right, now one last little detail about the crossbars here is that the links are created from the case hardened steel so this'll take a very long time to wear down, and the rest of our chain is created from the low carbon steel. Now these chains are designed for basically light duty use, basically get you out of a jam when you need to.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2014 Hyundai Sonata, were going to show you how to install the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with the 4-pole flat trailer connector. Its part number is 118557. That when we need it, well be able to pull our 4-pole wire right over the edge of our truck lid here, and theres no danger of closing it. Theres a rubber gasket there. It provides plenty of cushion room for that to pass over. When not in use, all well have to do is just gather our wire up.



WeatherTech Cargo Liner Review - 2012 Hyundai Sonata

Today in the 2012 Hyundai Sonata, we're going to show you the WeatherTech Cargo liner in black, part #WT40456. This is what the cargo looks when it's installed in the back of a vehicle. First off, it gives you virtually wall-to-wall protection from this inside edge here all the way across to the other side at the fender well. Also notice it actually matches the contour of the floor as well, and it has a raised edge that goes completely all the way around. One neat little detail here is that you can see how it reaches behind it and reaches all the way into this corner as well, and it actually matched the contour here too. If we take a look at the other side of the vehicle where it has a tray over there, it still gives you full access to the tray on the passenger side. Take a look at the passenger side here, I'll fold it up and out of the way, so you can see where the factory tray is in the trunk here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Hyundai Sonata Draw-Tite

Today on our 2014 Hyundai Sonata, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Draw-Tite Sportframe Custom Fit Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver. This offers the inch and a quarter opening. Its part number is 24853. All right, here's what the hitch is going to look like once you get it installed. As you can see, it doesn't hang down and quite as far as what I thought it would. It's kind of recessed a little bit, not as wide. The brackets really come out and really V-out to give you great support with it.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Hyundai Sonata

Today on a two thousand twelve Honda Sonata we're going to show you a Glacier Cable snow tire chains, part number P W one zero three eight. This is what the snow chains look like, we're installed on our Sonata. First off take a look at the construction of it. We follow it all the way around, you can all see that it's all cable design. Even the cross bars right here, this part, with the rollers, this is also a cable design. Now these cables are constructed from a low carbon steel, so this will last a very long time. Now take a look at the cross bars here, they're all covered with these rollers right here.



WeatherTech Cargo Liner Review - 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Today in our 2011 Hyundai Sonata, we'll be installing and taking a look at the WeatherTech cargo liner in black, part number WT40456. As you can see, the WeatherTech cargo liner has a raised containment wall all around the edge. This is going to keep all the dirt and debris on your mat and off the carpet in your trunk. It's also perfectly contoured to your trunk pan. As you see, going from the fenders up around, it goes up around it, contours to it all the way up to the back seats. It goes around all those lines along the back seats, over here to the passenger side, and again.



Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2011 Hyundai Sonata we'll be taking a look in installing the Glacier square link snow tire chains, part number PWPLC1138. As you can see these are an all metal tire chain. It's going to give you increased life and longevity of the tire chains and they are made out of low carbon steel so they have high durability. As you see the cross chains here are made out of square links. They go across from one side to the other. That's going to give you superior grip and traction in snowy and icy conditions.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2011 Hyundai Sonata we'll be installing and taking a look at the Glacier Cable Snow Tire chains, part number PW1038. As you see, these tire chains feature nice, steel construction along with heavy duty steel rollers here that roll on the cross wire. That's what's going to give you traction in the snow and ice. At this end, it features two hooks for easy installation. All you have to do is bring the cable chain all around your tire, put it on the hooks and then hook in the excess wire here in the keepers and you're ready to hit the road. The other end features adjustable notches here so you can get a nice tight fit around your tire. They also feature a metal connector here that connect the cross wire here to the side wire.



Thule Force XXL Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2013 Hyundai Sonata, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force XXL rooftop cargo box. That's part number TH626. This offers 21 cubic feet of space. With our Thule load bars already in place, we can go ahead and put our box on top. You want to make sure your clamps go over your load bars. What I like to do is I like to have one side of the locks up so I can make sure that's right.



Thule Force Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2013 Hyundai Sonata, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box, that's part number TH624. Now it has 13 cubic feet of space, with our Thule Aero Bars already installed on our vehicle, we can go ahead and put our box on top. You want to make sure that the clamps are around your aero bars as you can see there, go ahead and make your adjustments now, makes it a little bit easier. We'll go ahead and screw it up, make sure our other clamps are lined up. Now once we have it on there we can go ahead and center it up with the car if we'd like. That looks about right. All right now that we've got it centered up, we'll go ahead and unlock it, open it up and we've got our 4 knobs as you can see there, we'll go ahead and start tightening them.



Thule Hyper XL Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2013 Hyundai Sonata we'll be test fitting the Thule Hyper XL rooftop cargo box. That's part number TH612. It offers 17 cubic feet of space. With our Thule AeroBlades already installed we can go ahead and load our box on top of them. You want to line up your clamps, that way it slides nicely over your AeroBlades. We're going to go ahead and scoot it back a little bit. Maybe a little bit more.



Titan Chain Tire Chains Review - 2013 Hyundai Sonata

Today on this 2013 Hyundai Sonata, we're going to install part number TC1038. This is Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains. Today on this vehicle, working with tire sizes P215 by 55 by R17. It's a good idea to lay out your chains to be familiar with them before you actually need to use them in the ice and snow, like we're doing here. First off, this side right here, always faces the ice and snow. Flip it over, even has a label that says, 'tire size'. OK. This little clip right here. This is on both sides of the chain.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Hyundai Sonata - Curt

All right today on this 2011 Hyundai Sonata, we're going to install part number C11025 from Curt. All right this is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the Sonata. Next we'll go ahead and give you some measurements to 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 is about ten and a quarter inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about three and five-eighths. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. To start off our install, we need to get the vehicle ready.



Hopkins Smart Hitch Backup Camera Installation - 2013 Hyundai Sonata

Today on this 2013 Hyundai Sonata, we're going to install part number HM50002. This is the Hopkins Smart Hitch Backup Camera and Hitch Aligner System. All right, first I'll go ahead and show you the location of the backup camera itself. It sits right here where a license plate typically goes. This fits down onto the trunk lid and then your license plate will fit on top. It has a groove for your license plate to slide into and you'll be able to reuse the original fasteners. We need to get our vehicle ready to install our camera. We need to go ahead and open the trunk and then we're going to need access behind the trunk liner here to wiring to the reverse lights, which are located on the trunk lid, because that's where our camera gets power from.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Hyundai Sonata - Curt

Today on our 2013 Hyundai Sonata, we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, part number C11025. This is what our hitch will look like once installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4 1/4". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 10 3/4". This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2011 Hyundai Sonata, we are going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Hitching Post Pro, this is a folding and tilting four bike rack. It's been designed for use with inch and a quarter or two inch hitches. The part number on it is TH934XTR. Now today we are going to be installing this in a class one hitch, when doing so we are going to be limited to a two bike capacity. To begin our test fit, we are just going to slide the shank of the rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, then line up our threaded hole with our hitch pin hole. With those in line we've got a provided anti rattle bolt that we are going to thread in. This bolt is designed to draw the shank of the rack over against the receiver tube.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Today on our 2011 Hyundai Sonata we're going to be doing a test fit on the Kuat Sherpa. This is a platform-style folding and tilting 2-bike rack. It's been designed for use with 1-1/4" or 2" hitches. The part number on it in the black and chrome is S103. We also have this available in a gun metal gray and orange. Part number on that is S101. To begin our test fit we're going to slide the shank of the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch.





Hyundai Sonata Questions

  • We do have a hydraulic disc brake kit that will fit 8 bolt hub, 8 on 6-1/2 Inch bolt pattern, 1/2 inch bolts. In addition to a hydraulic disk brake kit, you will also need a brake line kit, and a electric over hydraulic actuator, and a brake controller that is compatible with electric over hydraulic brakes. For a disc brake kit to replace your drum brake assembly, you will need the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit, part # K2HR712, which is designed for 7,000 lb axles, 16 Inch or larger...
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  • The Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch are basically the same design and one would not be less conspicuous than the other behind your Sonata. The only real difference in these two hitches is that the ball mount, pin and clip are provided with the Hidden Hitch model, item # 60269. Many of our customers select the round tube hitch style when appearance is a factor. The rounded cross tube normally blends better with the underside of the vehicle and sort of disappears. The Curt Class...
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  • I checked with Thule and the Passage 2 bike rack, # TH910XT, is listed as a fit for a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. I have included links to the installation details and a video for you to view. If you will be carrying womens, childrens, or alternative frame bikes, I recommend using the bike adapter bar # TH982XT, for greater ground clearance and to carry the bikes more level. I have also included a link to all of the trunk mount bike racks that will fit your car.
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  • The Timbren suspension system, like # A20RS440, is designed to be toe-in when there is no load on it. So when the load is placed on it it will push the tire out so that it is riding straight on the ground. Provided the trailer is not overloaded and the tires are trailer tires and inflated to the maximum psi as indicated on the tire, then you should not see excessive wear and get more than just a few thousand miles out of a set. A regular axle has a bow in it. That bow should...
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  • Curt is actually a pretty well-known manufacturer of towing products. Their trailer hitches are on par with Reese, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, and Valley. I would say # C11025 is as strong as the other hitches for the same vehicle. But something that you need to be aware of is that this is a class I trailer hitch and you are limited to carrying 2 bikes on a class I hitch on a rack compatible with class I hitches. The Curt warranty also requires the use of a stabilization strap,...
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  • The best way to carry a girl's or women's bike on a hanging style bike rack like the Thule Vertex # TH9029XT is to use a frame adapter bar like part # 64005. The bar spans the distance between the handlebar gooseneck and the seat post, providing a level attachment point for the bike rack. This allows the bike to be carried level, which maximizes the ground clearance. As long as the distance between the seatpost and the handlebar gooseneck is greater than 16 inches, the adapter...
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  • The Hidden Hitch Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 60269 will fit your 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. This hitch does include the ball mount and the pin and clip. To install on your vehicle you will need to lower the exhaust and the heat shield will need to be trimmed. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Hidden Hitch. The instructions will show in detail where the heat shield needs to be trimmed. If you will be towing with this hitch you will also need...
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  • The reverse lamps for a 2011 CR-V are in the taillight assemblies, not on the liftgate. You can access the wiring harnesses that feed the taillight assemblies by removing the interior panel on either side of the cargo area. Use a circuit tester like part # 40376 to probe the wires in the harness, as a helper puts the car in reverse with the engine off. The correct circuit should be hot, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding the correct wire. I don't have any specific information...
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  • The heat shield should not have to be trimmed with the Curt hitch. You may need to elongate a mounting slot on the heat shield at most. For a Draw-Tite or Hidden Hitch trailer hitch, heat shield modification is needed and I have included a link to a picture that shows what needs to be trimmed. If you are talking about the appearance panel, the trimming dimensions for models of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata that have the underbody panel are in the instructions which I have linked...
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  • After speaking to my contact at Curt, I have found that when it comes to issues such as the one you are facing with the Curt Circuit-Protected Powered Converter # 56146 on your Hyundai Sonata, you should double check the input on the red wire to the box. Curt has had customers with issues with scotch locks or their splice being bad in these situations. If all the signals are going into the box, it should work. If you can get all the signals working at the 4 flat with a standard...
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  • Based on my research it appears that a 2010 Hyundai Sonata with automatic transmission cannot be flat-towed. However, I suggest you double-check your owners manual and/or speak to a Hyundai dealer to confirm. Front wheel drive automatic transmission vehicles usually require either disconnection of the drive shaft or addition of a transmission lubrication pump in order to be flat towed. However, there is a simpler option that does not require modification of your vehicle. A...
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  • The Yakima Big PowderHound Roof-Mounted, Locking Ski and Snowboard Carrier, part # Y03082 will fit crossbars that have a maximum dimension of 3-7/8 inches wide or 1-1/4 inches tall. I have attached a link to a product review video for the Yakima # Y03082. The Thule AeroBlade roof rack crossbars measure 3-1/8 inches by 1-1/8 inches so the # Y03082 should not have a problem fitting the AeroBlade. For the Thule AeroBlade system designed to fit your 2012 Hyundai Sonata you would...
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  • Yes, I would recommend the Swagman XC Wheel Mount Bike Rack, # S64650, for your 2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo, with the Draw-Tite Class I Sportframe Trailer Hitch, # 24853. This bike rack installs easily, stores in a minimal space, can be carried in the trunk if needed, and secures the bikes very well. Another great feature is the raised shank that provides plenty of clearance for entering and exiting steep drives and going over large speed bumps. We have a video review of this...
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  • It sounds like a bad ground connection. What you will do is disconnect the trailer from the vehicle. Then make sure the ground for the wiring harness # C56049 is attached to a clean and corrosion free bare metal surface. Use a circuit tester like # 3808 if you do not already have one to test the pins on the 4-Way while someone sits in the vehicle and goes through all the lighting functions. If the brake lights/turn signals still do not work use hte circuit tester to test the...
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  • If you were planning on using the hitch for towing purposes as well as for mounting a bike rack, I would recommend the Hidden Hitch # 60269, as it includes a ball mount and pin and clip. If all you needed the hitch for was as a mounting point for a bike rack, the Draw-Tite # 24853 would be a better choice, because you would not be paying for the ball mount that you did not need. Although the Rola TX-102 rack you mention is a good rack, it would not be your best choice if...
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  • Honestly I do not recommend the Thule Raceway # TH9003PRO just because of the weight and damage it has caused other vehicles. Especially on a brand new vehicle such as your 2013 Hyundai Sonata. Thule makes excellent racks, but this one was not executed well. Some people have used this rack without problems but I never feel safe recommending it just because of that risk. For a much better Thule trunk mounted bike rack that will work on both vehicles and work very well check...
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  • Yes, the Draw-Tite Class I trailer hitch will fit all models of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata, including your 4-cylinder with single exhaust. Our tech tips note that vehicles with single exhaust, the appearance panel which covers driver's side frame rail must be removed. This is a Class I rated hitch that is rated for towing up to 2,000 pounds gross towing weight and 200 tongue weight, and is compatible with Class I 1-1/4 accessories only. Since it is Class I hitch, the manufacturers...
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  • According to Thule, the Raceway 2 Bike Carrier, # TH9001PRO, will fit your 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. One tip that I can offer is to be sure that when installing this or any trunk mount bike rack that the base of the carrier and the vehicle are clean to help protect the vehicle finish.
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  • Since you have a Thule cargo box, I recommend sticking with Thule and getting the following items for a roof rack: Thule Square Load Bars, # THLB58 Thule Traverse Roof-Rack Foot Pack, # TH480 Thule Roof-Rack Fit Kit, # THKIT1577 I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation of this type of Thule roof rack. Installation will be similar on your Sonata.
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  • The Rola Railed Cargo Carrier, # 59507, weighs approximately 69 lbs. Since your trailer hitch only has a 200 lb tongue weight capacity, you most likely have a class I trailer hitch. This Rola cargo carrier is not compatible with class I trailer hitches. Instead, I would recommend taking a look at the Surco Cargo Carrier, # 52017, or the Draw-Tite Cargo Carrier, # 6500. Both of these cargo carriers weigh approximately 49 lbs and they are designed to work with class I trailer...
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