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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2010 Mazda CX9 we're going to install the CURT 4-pole wiring trailer connector, part number 56016. Now to use our new 4-pole connector we'll simply open up the rear cargo area, storage component, taking our 4-pole harness, running it out over the rear threshold. Stay away from the latch, as pinching it off in the latch can damage the wire. However, our weather stripping is thick enough that we can simply close the rear hatch on it. Then we can take our 4-pole connector and run it down to our hitch and use it with our accessory. Then once we're done we'll simply open up the rear hatch, the rear storage compartment, where we're going to house the 4-pole connector. To begin our install we'll first open up the rear hatch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Mazda CX-9 - Curt

Today on our 2010 Mazda CX9 we're going to do a review and install of the CURT class two 1-1/4" receiver tube hitch, part number C12112. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. As you can see, it's a fully welded construction with a nice black finish, so it blends in with the underbody of our vehicle. Here we have a rectangular crosstube and our receiver tube, keeping a good percentage of our hitch hidden behind the rear fascia. This is a 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" receiver tube, 1/2" pre-drilled hole on both sides of the receiver tube for our pin or lock, and chain hold downs for securing our trailer. This hitch is capable up to 400 pounds of tongue weight and 4,000 pounds of tow capacity.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Mazda CX-9 - Curt

Today our 2013 Mazda CX-9 we'll be installing the Curt 2 inch Hitch part number 13575. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we're going to give you a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 5 and a half inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 13 and a half inches. Now, I'll go ahead with installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Mazda CX-9 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2013 Mazda CX-9 we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 87438. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we're going to give you a couple measurements. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4-1/4". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 14-1/4".



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Mazda CX-9 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2013 Mazda CX-9 we'll be installing the Draw-Tite hitch, part number 75531. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we're going to give you a couple measurements. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4-1/4". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 14-1/4".



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Mazda CX-9

Today in our 2013 Mazda CX-9, we'll be installing the Tow Ready, Custom Fit, Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole connector, Part Number 119147KIT. Now to begin our install, we're first going to go ahead and open up the rear cargo door. Next, I'll go ahead and open up the rear cargo compartment and remove the corner pieces. Then we will remove the two pushpin fasteners that secure the rear cargo compartment To remove these fasteners, we'll take a small, bladed 00:00:32 screwdriver, pry up on the center, and then remove the fastener completely. Now with the fasteners out of the way, go ahead and pull up on the center cargo tray and gently remove it from the vehicle, setting it aside for installation later. Next, for viewing purposes, we'll going to go ahead and remove the L-shaped trim piece here on the driver side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Mazda CX-9 - Curt

Today on our 2012 Mazda CX9 well be installing Curt hitch, part number 13575. Now before we put our hitch into place well go ahead and point out the attachment points here on the frame. Well be using these three large holes here as well as this smaller hole here. Were now ready to raise our hitch into position. Itll be a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch up while you install your hardware. Now the hardware well be using is the M12 by 125 hex bolt as well as the half inch conical tooth washer, making sure that the teeth of the washer face the hitch.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Mazda CX-9

Today, on our 2012 Mazda CX-9, we'll be installing the T-One Connector withUpgraded Circuit Protected ModuLite from Tow Ready, part number 118520.Now, we'll begin the installation by opening the rear door and folding the rear seatsforward. We'll now go ahead and remove the interior panels. We'll remove the trunkfloor panel, as well as the threshold. Now, we'll set those aside for reinstallation later.Now, on both sides of the vehicle, we'll need to remove the cargo loops. We'll do thisso that we can pull the trim panels away, to gain access to the plugs in the factorywiring harness. Now, here on the drivers side, we'll need to disconnect the factoryharness here at this plug.



Thule Podium Roof Rack Installation - 2010 Mazda CX-9

All right, today on this 2010 Mazda CX9, were going to install the Thule Roof Rack System. Well use the Thule Square Load Bars, 58-inches long and the Podium Roof Mounted Foot Pack and Thule Fit Kit, part number THKIT3069. Were going to start off our load bars loosely assembled according to instructions, so we need to do some work yet. Therell be four little caps that we have to remove. Next, well go ahead and install the threaded rod and then the sleeve goes over the threaded rod. We got one down and three more to do.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2012, Mazda CX9, well be installing Tow Ready T-1 connector module light kit, part number 118520. Now, to begin our install well simply open the rear cargo door. Well need to remove the lower panel here. Well need to undo the two bolts holding in the cargo tie-downs. With our tray removed, we can go ahead and remove our rear threshold. Now, that our interiors disassembled, well peel the side panel away to expose our taillight connector.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Mazda CX-9 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2012, Mazda CX9, we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 87438. To begin our installation, we'll point out the well nuts here in the frame rail. There are three on each side. We can then raise the hitch. Now, in each well nut here, we'll be using a M12x125 bolt and conical tooth washer with the teeth of the washer facing the hitch. We can then loosely install each of the six fasteners.



WeatherTech Cargo Floor Liner Review - 2010 Mazda CX-9

Today on this 2010 Mazda CX9, were going to be test fitting the WeatherTech Floor Liner in the rear cargo area, part number WT40407, black in color. First, well go ahead and remove the old or manufacturers floor mats. Now, were ready to install the WeatherTech Floor Liner. WeatherTech Liners are custom molded to precisely fit the vehicle and stay in place. The shape, channels and moldings all work to keep dirt and debris contained in the liner and off of the carpeting. As seen in this application, its a one-piece liner, extends from the back of the third row to the rear threshold.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Mazda CX-9 - Curt

Today on our 2010 Mazda CX9, were going to be installing the Curt Hitch, part number 13575. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4-3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12-3/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



WeatherTech Cargo Floor Liner Review - 2010 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2010 Mazda CX9, were going to be test fitting the WeatherTech Floor Liner in the rear cargo area, part number WT40406, black in color. First, well go ahead and remove the old or manufacturers floor mat. Now, were ready to install the WeatherTech Floor Liner. The WeatherTech liners are custom molded to precisely fit the vehicle and stay in place. The shape, channels and moldings all work to keep dirt and debris contained in the liner and off of the carpeting. One more great feature about this WeatherTech is its easy to install.



Thule Parkway 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Mazda CX-9

Today we have a 2010 Mazda CX-9 and we'll be test fitting the Thule Parkway Two-Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH958. To mount the carrier on our vehicle, we'll insert the shank into the receiver on our hitch. We'll line up the pin holes, insert our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down. We have 11 inches of ground clearance from the bottom of our bike carrier to the ground. From the farthest point on the bumper to the closest part of the bike rack, measures about five inches of rear clearance. Next we'll check for rear vehicle access.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Mazda CX-9

Alright, today on this 2010 Mazda CX9, well be test fitting the Yakima Stickup 2 Bike Rack part number Y02420. Now to begin our test fit, well simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pinhole and install our anti-rattle bol0074. With our bolt tight, bike rack to secured to our vehicle. With our bike rack secured to the vehicle, well give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at bike rack is 11 inches and from closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle in the stored position is 1 inches. Well now unfold our bike rack platform and give you a few more measurements.



Yakima Holdup Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Mazda CX-9

Alright, today on this 2010 Mazda CX9, were gonna do a test fit of part number Y02433 from Yakima. One important note about this bicycle rack is that its designed for 2-inch hitches only. Well start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch; well tighten down the anti-rattle bolt and install the lock on the other side. Alright, now we can go ahead and get some clearance measurements. The closest point to the bumper to bike rack is 3 inches away. Now well unfold the bike rack and get a clearance measurement at the very back.



UWS Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2010 Mazda CX9, well be test fitting the UWS 23x51 aluminum cargo carrier part number UWS03511. To mount the carrier on our vehicle, well fit the shank of the carrier inside our receiver hitch inside our receiver hitch. Well line up the hitch pinholes, feed the pin through and secure the pin with the clip on the other side. Once weve done that, our cargo carrier is mounted up and ready for us to load. From the bottom of the carrier to the ground we have about 10 inches of ground clearance. From the closest point on the exhaust tip to our carrier measures about 7 on either side of the vehicle.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Mazda CX-9

Alright, today on this 2010 Mazda CX9, were gonna do a test fit of part number 63124 from Tow-Ready. One thing to point about this bicycle rack is that its designed for 2-inch hitches only. Well start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch and then well tighten down the anti-rattle bolt and put the safety pin on the other side. Alright, now well go ahead and get some clearance measurements. From the bumper to the bike rack is gonna be about 4 inches. Ground clearance is gonna be about 11 inches.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Mazda CX-9

Alright, today on this 2010 Mazda CX9, were gonna do a test fit of part number TH9029 from Thule, the Vertex 4 Bicycle rack. A few things to know about this bicycle rack is that it can work with 1 -inch receiver hitches both class 1 and class 2. However, with a class 1 receiver hitch, youre limited to carrying just 2 bicycles. Now this will also work with 2-inche receiver hitch with the provided spacer. And on this particular vehicle, well be working with a 2-inch hitch. Well start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch then well go ahead tighten down the anti-rattle bolt.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Mazda CX-9

Okay, today on this 2010 Mazda CX9, were gonna do a test fit of part number TH916XTR from Thule, the T2 Platform-Style Bike Carrier. One thing to know about this bicycle rack that it is designed for 2-inch receiver hitches only. Well start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch then, well tighten down the anti-rattle bolt and install the lock on the other side. Alright, we can go ahead and get some clearance measurements. From the bike rack to the bumper at its closest point will be 1 inches. Alright, now well go ahead and unfold the bike rack and get a ground measurement at the back.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Mazda CX-9

Alright, today on this 2010 Mazda CX9, were gonna do a test fit of part number TH934XTR Thules Hitching Post Pro. A few notes about this bicycle rack is that it can work with 1 -inch receiver hitches both class 1 and class 2. However, a class 1 receiver hitch are limited to carrying just 2 bicycles. And this will also work with 2-inche receiver hitch with the included spacer and thats what well be working with today. Well start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch then well tighten down the anti-rattle bolt. Alright, well go ahead and get some clearance measurements.



Thule Helium Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2010 Kia Mazda CX-9, we'll be test fitting the Thule Helium Aluminum Two-Bike Carrier, part number TH970XT. Now to begin our test fit, we'll simply install the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install the attached hitch pin. We can then give the bike rack a slight tug and tighten down the anti-rattle knob on the back of the bike rack. This will secure our bike rack to the vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is nine inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is five inches.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Mazda CX-9

Alright, today on this 2010 Mazda CX9, were gonna do a test fit of part number TH990XT from Thule, Doubletrack platform style bike carrier. A few key points to know about this bicycle rack is that it will work with 1 -inch receiver hitches both class 1 and class 2 and this will also work with class 3 receiver hitches with the included spacer. This vehicle today is equipped with a 2-inch receiver hitch. Now well start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch then well tighten down the anti-rattle bolt and then install the lock on the other side. Alright, with the bike rack installed, well go ahead and get some clearance measurements. As the closest point to the bumper, were looking at 2 inches.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Mazda CX-9

Okay, today on this 2010 Mazda CX9 were going to do a test fit of part #: S63410 from Swagman, the Titan 4 bike carrier. A few notes about this bicycle rack that you need to know is that this will work with inch and a quarter receiver hitches both class 1 and class 2, however with a class 1 receiver hitch it is limited to carrying just two bicycles. Now, this will also work with 2 inch receiver hitch with the included spacer and thats what well be using today. Well start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch, well tighten down the anti rattle bolt and install the safety pin on the other side. Okay, now I can go ahead and get some clearance measurements. From the bike rack to the bumper were looking at 8 inches.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Mazda CX-9

Alright, today on this 2010 Mazda CX9 were going to do a test fit of part #: TH9025 from Thule, the Apex 4 bike carrier. A few points to know about this bicycle rack that it will work with inch and a quarter receiver hitches both class 1 and class 2, however with a class 1 receiver hitch it is limited to carrying just two bicycles. Now this will also work with a 2 inch receiver hitch with the included spacer. And on this particular vehicle well be working with the 2 inch receiver hitch. now, well start off our test fit by installing our bike rack into the hitch, well make sure that the integrated hitch pin is out of the way while we slide it in and then well let it snap into place and then well go ahead and tighten down the anti rattle know. Now Ill go ahead and get some clearance measurements.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Mazda CX-9

Alright, today on this 2010 Mazda CX9 were going to do a test fit of part #: S64670 from Swagman, the XTC Tube bicycle rack. A few key points to know about this bike rack that it will work with inch and a quarter receiver hitches, both class 1 and class 2. This will also work with 2 inch receiver hitches with the included spacer. Now, on this vehicle well be working with a 2 inch receiver hitch. Well start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch, then well tighten down the anti rattle bolt and install the safety clip on the other side. Alright, lets go ahead and unfold the bike rack and get some clearance measurements.



Surco Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Mazda CX-9

Today on this 2010 Mazda CX9 were going to be test fitting the Circo 24x60 folding cargo carrier part #: 52018F. To mount the cargo carrier on our vehicle well slide the shank into the receiver on the Mazda. Well line up the hitch pinholes, feed the pin through and secure the pin with a clip on the other side. Next well take some clearance measurements. We have 10 and inches of ground clearance from the ground to the cargo carrier. When folded up we have about a half an inch from the furthest point on the bumper and the closest point of the cargo carrier.











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