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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Mazda 3 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2011 Mazda, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 24843. This is what our hitch will look like once in position. Next, we're going to give you a couple measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. For the center of the hitch pin hole, to the outermost edge of the bumper, is 5 1/4". From the top of the receiver tube openings to the ground, was 8 1/4". Now go ahead with the installation. The vehicle raised up, we'll point out the attachment points. We're going to have a total of 4 attachment points, 2 on each side.



Husky Liners WeatherBeater Front and Rear Floor Liners Review - 2011 Mazda 3

Today on our 2011 Mazda 3 we're going to be doing a test fit of the Husky Liners Weatherbeater Custom Auto Floor Liners for the front and rear in black, part number HL98631. To begin with we'll need to remove either the factory floor mats or any other after market floor mats that may have already been installed. Once we've done that now we're ready to go ahead and install our floor liners. We'll go ahead and start here on the passenger's side. As you notice, as we put the floor liner in there are two areas on the mat that cover the factory floor tab that hold the original floor mats in place. These floor liners do not have that cutout which helps eliminate any possibility of dirt, debris, or any liquids of getting down onto your carpet through the hole.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Mazda 3 - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2010 Mazda 3, we're going to install part number 60258 from Hidden Hitch. This is their 1-1/4" class one receiver hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our Mazda 3. Next, we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as the bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. Top of receiver opening,down to the ground will be about 11". From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outside edge of the bumper will be about 6".



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Mazda 3 - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2010 Mazda 3, we're going to install part number 24842 from Draw-Tite. This is a class one, inch and a quarter receiver hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our Mazda 3. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. Top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 11 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper will be about six inches.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2004 Mazda 3

Today, on our 2004 Mazda3 five door, we're going to be installing to Tow Ready T-One vehicle wiring harness before pole flat trailer connector, part number 118420. Now, to begin with, we are going to need to open up the rear hatch of the vehicle. We'll then need to remove this center threshold piece, here. Now, in order to do that, we need to lift up a couple of item here so we can pull the center threshold piece out. Go ahead and set this piece out for now too to give ourself a little bit more working room. Now, in order to remove this center threshold piece, there's a push fastener, here, that you'll need to remove, looks something like that, and there's one right over here on this side as well. With our two push fasteners removed, go ahead and gently pull up on the center section, releasing the tabs underneath.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Mazda 3 - Curt

Today on our 2004 Mazda 3 5-door we're going to be installing the CURT trailer hitch receiver, part number C11386. Now here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you chose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 4". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 10-1/2". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now let's begin by pointing out our mounting locations.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Mazda 3 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2004 Mazda 3 5-door we're going to be installing the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch receiver, part number 60201. Now here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you chose some accessories for your hitch, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. The ball mount pin and clip are included with this hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 5-1/2". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 10-1/2".



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Mazda 3 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2004 Mazda 3 5-door we're going to be installing the Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver, part number 24816. Now here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you chose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 5-1/2". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 10-1/2". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now let's begin by pointing out our mounting locations.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Mazda 3

Today on this 2010 Mazda 3, we're going to install part number 118420 from Tow Ready. This is the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with a 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. To install our wire harness, we need to get inside the trunk. We open up the trunk lid and we need to remove some interior panels to get your wiring behind the taillights. We'll start with the floor covering and get it out of the way. All right, two holders will come out there easy enough, so I'm also take them out.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Mazda 3 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2013 Mazda3, we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 60259. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 5 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 11 inches. This will assist you selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. Now we'll go ahead with installation. First we'll go ahead and point out the attachment points.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Mazda 3 - Draw-Tite

Today in our 2013 Mazda 3 we'll be installing a Draw-Tite hitch part number 24843. This is what our hitch should look like once it's installed. Next we'll give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is five inches. From the top of the receiver to the opening to the ground is eleven inches. This will assist you selecting accessories such as a ball mount bike rack or cargo carrier. Now we'll go ahead with installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Mazda 3 - Curt

Today, in our 2013 Mazda 3, we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, Part Number C11383. This is what our hitch will look like once installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper, is 3 1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground, is 10 1/4 inches. This will assist you selecting accessories such as a ball mount, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now let's go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Mazda 3 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2009 Mazda3, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 24816. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. We'll give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories such as a bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately 4 inches. To the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 11-3/4 inches. Let's go ahead and install our hitch. To begin with, we'll need to remove two plastic push pin rivets that help attach the lower bumper fascia to the vehicle. To remove these rivets, a large flat-head screwdriver or a trim-panel tool works. Now we're ready to point out our locations where we'll be mounting our hitch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Mazda 3 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2009 Mazda 3, we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch, part number 60201. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories, such as a bicycle or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately 4". To the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 11-3/4". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. To begin with, we'll need to remove two plastic push pin rivets that help attach the lower bumper fascia to the vehicle. To remove these rivets, a large flat head screwdriver or a trim panel tool works.



Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 1013 Mazda 3 we'll be test fitting the Yakima Fat Cat 6 locking rooftop ski and snowboard carrier. With a six ski or four board capacity, it's part number Y03088. With our Yakima Q-Towers roof rack system already installed on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by grabbing the front half of our carrier. We'll place it onto our front load bar. We'll bring the metal rubber-coated straps around the bottom of our load bar, fitting it back into the foot of the carrier. We will then secure the carrier to our bar by latching the black buckle. We will want to be sure that the gray tab will be able to sit on top of the buckle. We'll now open the carrier and lift up on the black lever located inside.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3 we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL rooftop cargo box. With 16 cubic foot of storage space in matte black, it's part number TH615. With our Thule podium roof rack system already installed on our vehicle, we will begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. The box is designed to open from the passenger side, so we'll want to favor that side when we install it. We will now open the box, grab our feet, place them through the slots in the bottom of the box, making sure they go around our load bars. You'll want to do this for all four feet, then tighten them down.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda3. We will be test fitting the thule Force XXL rooftop cargo box. With 21 cubic feet of storage space, and arrow skin black it's part number TH626. With our thule podium roof rack system already installed on our vehicle. We'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We find it easiest to line our feet up at this time as well. We'll now open the passenger side of our box, and tighten our two feet around our load bars.



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda3 we'll be test fitting the Thule Big Mouth, a frame clamp roof mounted bike rack, part number TH599XTR. With our Tule podium roof rack system already installed on our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack directly onto our load bars. At the front we'll loosen the two wing nuts, remove the T-bolts from the clamps, let our clamps fall down. Then we'll bring clamps around the underside of our bar, reinsert our T-bolts, and tighten them down with the wing nut. At the rear we'll remove both of the wing nuts and the metal plate. This will allow us to put a bolt down on either side of our load bar.



Yakima Control Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda3. We'll be test fitting the Yakuma control tower roof rack system using the 48 inch round bars. Part number Y00408 Y00214 and two sets of Y00233. With our roof rack system assembled according to the manufactures instruction. We'll begin our test fit by removing the black plastic cover over our fix mounting points. We'll then place our landing pads over our fix mounting points, and secure them through the car using an Allen bolt. We'll do this on all four locations, and give them a shake to make sure they're secured.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda3. We'll be test fitting the Yakima RocketBox pro 14. A rooftop cargo box with 14 cubic foot of storage space, and black. Part number Y07192, with our Yakima control tower roof rack already assembled on our vehicle. We'll begin our test fit by placing a rocket box directly onto our load bars. We'll then slide the box back allowing our clamps to go around both our front and rear bars. We'll then open the passenger side of the box, turn the red T handles and secure our clamps to our front and rear bar.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda3. We'l be test fitting the Yakima RocketBox Pro 11. A rooftop cargo box with 11 cubic foot storage and black. It's part number Y07193, with our Yakima control tower roof rack system already installed on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing a rocketBox directly onto our load bars. We would then slide it towards the rear of the car, making sure that our clamps go around both the front and rear bars. We'll then open the passenger side, and by using the red T handles they can secure these clamps to our bars. One of the great features of the RocketBox Pro 11 is it's ability to open from both the driver and passenger side.



Yakima LoadWarrior Roof Cargo Basket Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013, Mazda3. We'll be test fitting the Yakuma Load Warrior. A roof rack cargo basket, part number Y07070. With our Yakuma control tower Roof rack already assembled on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo basket directly under the load bars. We don't want to lose in the cylinder knot, and allow the T bolt to come out of the slot. This will free our clamps to bring them around our bars. Once we have all of our clamps surround our bars, we would want to reinsert the bulb into the appropriate side, and tighten down the cylinder knot.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Frontloader, a wheel-mount bike rack, part number Y02103. With our Yakima Control Tower roof-rack system already installed on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly on top of our load bars. At the front, we'll want our clamp to be in front and behind of our bar. Then we can use the black T-handle to secure it to our bar. With that secure, we'll move to the rear. Here, we're going to loosen the black T-handle, allowing us to remove the T-bolt from the clamp. We'll now bring our clamp around the rear load bar, re-insert the T-bolt into the appropriate slot and tighten it down with the T-handle. With our rack secure, we're ready to load our bike.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Forklift roof mounted bike rack part number Y02098. With the Yakima controlled tower roof rack installed in our vehicle, we'll begin the test fit by placing our bike rack directly on our load bars. At the front, we'll remove our skewer, side back the black cover and loose the black t-handle attached to our t-bolt. This will allow us to open our front clamp. We'll then bring our front clamp around our bar, fit our t-bolt back in to the appropriate slot and tighten the black t-handle. With this secure, we'll then slide forward our black cover and reinsert our skewer. Now, we'll move to the rear.



Yakima Roof Rack Fairing Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3. We'll be test fitting the 44 inch fairing for Yakuma roof rack crossbars. Part number Y07048. With the Yakuma control towers roof rack system already installed on our vehicle. We'll begin our test fit by placing our fairing directly on the roof of our vehicle. We would then would then going to bring our black clips around our crossbar. Once we have all four clips around our crossbars, we'll then take the two carriage bolts along with the two wing knots and install one on the passenger side, and one on the driver side.



Whispbar Through Bar Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2014 Ford Expedition, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Titan, a tilting 4-bike rack for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number S63410. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up the pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down with our wrench. In this position, you'll have about 21" worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back to the back of our Expedition is about 5-1/2", and overall we've added about 20-1/2" to the length of the vehicle. Pulling the black lever at the base of the mast will allow us to tilt it away from our Expedition. As you can see, this does give us full access into our rear hatch.



Whispbar Roof Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Speaker: Today on our 2013 Mazda 3 we'll be test-fitting the Whispbar Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier with the Six Ski or Four Board Capacity in silver, it's Part Number is WB-300. With our whispbar roof rack system already installed on our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing the front hands of our carrier under our front load bar. We'll bring the rubber-coated metal strap around the bottom of our bar and place the buckle into the foot of the carrier. We'll then open our carrier jaws and lift the black tab located inside. This is going to allow the gray lever to lift up. We can then close our buckle then tighten down the black lever to secure our buckle with our gray lever. We'll then go to the passenger's side and repeat the same tightening process. We're now ready to grab the rear half of our carrier.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3 well be test fitting the thule sup taxi, a stand up paddle board carrier with 2 board capacity part number TH810. With our thule podium refract system already installed with the vehicle, well take the front half of our carrier and place it on our front load bar. Well bring our rubber coated metal straps around the load bar and place it back into the foot. We can then use the gray knobs to tighten that strap up. Well now move to the passenger side and repeat that same process. Now were ready to grab the rear half our carrier.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda3. We will be test fitting the thule Sonic XXL rooftop cargo box. With 22 cubic feet of storage space and metallic silver. It's part number TH636S. With our Thule Podium roof rack system already installed on our vehicle. We'll begin by grabbing our box and placing it on to our load bars.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic large roof-mounted cargo box with 13 cubic feet of storage space in glossy black. It's part number is TH634B. With our Thule Podium roof rack system already installed on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We have found it easiest to line up our feet at this time as well. Once we have all four feet around our bars, we'll go ahead and open the passenger side of our box and tighten the two feet on this side. Please note that when tightening your feet, they will click when you have them tight enough. One of the great features of the Thule Sonic is its ability to open from both the driver and passenger side.





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