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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Saturn Vue - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2006 Saturn Vue we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch, part number 90145. Now here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to help you select some accessories for your hitch such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately 4 inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver tube to the ground is approximately 13 1/2 inches. Now let's go ahead and install out hitch. To begin with lets go ahead and point out the locations that we use to mount our hitch to the vehicle. As you will see there are two weld nuts on each side, both the passenger and the driver side, as well as two holes at the center of the rear bumper bracing.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Saturn Vue - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2006 Saturn Vue we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch part number 36408. Now here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to help you select some accessories for your hitch such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin whole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately 4 inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver tube to the ground is approximately 13 1/2 inches. Now let's go ahead and install out hitch. To begin with lets go ahead and point out the locations that we use to mount our hitch to the vehicle. As you will see there are two weld nuts on each side, both the passenger and the driver side, as well as two holes at the center of the rear bumper bracing.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Saturn Vue - Curt

Today on our 2006 Saturn Vue, we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, part number C12291. 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 choose some accessories, such as a ball mount, bicycle rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 3" and from the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 13 1/2". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. To begin with, let's go ahead and point out the locations that we'll use to mount our hitch to the vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Saturn Vue - Curt

Today on our 2006 Saturn Vue we'll be installing the Curt Hitch part number 13591. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately 3 1/2 inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 13 1/2 inches. To begin with let's go ahead and point out the locations that we use to mount our hitch to the vehicle. As you will see there are two weld nuts on each side, both the passenger and the driver side, as well as two holes at the center of the rear bumper bracing. These two holes will have to have a carriage bolt and a spacer block fish-wired into them.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Saturn Vue - Curt

Today on our 2008Saturn VUE, we'll be installing the CURT hitch, Part Number13594. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on a vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, bicycle rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 4inches, and from the top of the opening of the hitch to the ground is approximately 15inches.Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. To begin with, we will need to remove four exhaust hangers and lower the exhaust line out of the way. Before you remove any of the exhaust hangers, you want to make sure that you install a safety strap to help support the exhaust once the hangers have been removed.



TowReady Taillight Converter Hardwire Kit Installation - 2007 Saturn Vue

Today in this 2007 Saturn Vue we're going to install part number 119178KIT. This will actually be easy install. This will use a tow package that's already existing in the vehicle. We need to open up the back hatch and get access to jack storage compartment. We'll open up the door, and we'll go ahead and remove the jack tools. Towards the bottom of the pocket you'll see some loops of wires. We'll go ahead and free those wires up to get better access to them. These wires are in a continuous loop so it's just as well just to leave them like they are, just work out the electric tape to make sure you've better access to them that you can work with. At this point we can go ahead and start taking our converter and attaching it to the tow pack. This will almost be color for color wiring. We'll take our green wire from our converter box and match the green wire on the tow package on the car. We'll do the same thing with the yellow wire and also the brown wire. To make our connections we'll be using the quick splice connectors. Put our quick splice connector on the wire, then slide a new wire next to it and the slowly press down on the metal part in the middle with a pair of pliers to make our connection.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Saturn Vue

Today on our 2008 Saturn Vue, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL rooftop cargo box, measuring 22 cubic feet, in metallic silver, part number TH636S. With the Thule AeroBlade Edge roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Sonic directly onto our load bars. Since the feet are hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to make them fit around our load bars while placing it onto our roof rack. To get this box to fit, we did have to remove the rear antenna. We'll open the passenger side of the box and tighten the hand knobs on this side to tighten our feet around our bars. When tightening the hand knobs, you'll know that they're tight enough when they start making a clicking or ratcheting sound.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Saturn Vue

Today on our 2008 Saturn Vue, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse large rooftop cargo box, measuring 14 cubic feet, in matte black, part number TH614. With the Thule AeroBlade Edge roof rack system installed onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Pulse directly onto our load bars. Please keep in mind that this box does only open from one side of the vehicle, so for our video today, we're going to scoot it as close to the passenger side as we can so that it's easier to load and unload our gear. Once we have the box situated, we can open the box and fit our feet through the appropriate slots, making sure that our clamps go around the load bars. Once those are in place, we can use the attached hand knobs to tighten them down. Once all four clamps are tight, our box is secured, and we're ready to go.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2008 Saturn Vue

Today on our 2008 Saturn Vue, we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts Tierod stretch roof-mounted bike carrier, part number RKY1011. With the Thule AeroBlade Edge roof rack system already assembled to our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Tierod directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we'll remove the black plastic cover and bring our rubber-coated steel straps around our front load bar. Once we have those in place, we can use an Allen tool to tighten the Allen bolt, which will tighten our straps around our bar. With our straps tight, we can reinstall our black plastic cover. We'll move to the rear and bring our rear clamp around our rear bar, drop the bolt through, and tighten with an Allen tool.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Saturn Vue

Today on our 2008 Saturn Vue well be test fitting the Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 13 cubic feet in glossy black, part number th634b. With a Thule Aeroblade Edge Roof Rack system installed onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the Thule Sonic directly onto our load bars. Since the feet are already hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as needed to fit around our load bars. Well open the passenger side of the box and tighten the two hand knobs on this side to tighten our feet around our bars. One of the great features of this box is its ability to open from both sides of the vehicle. Well move to the drivers side, open the box, and tighten the hand knob to tighten the two remaining feet around our bars.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Saturn Vue

Today on our 2008 Saturn Vue well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 11 cubic feet in matte black, part number th613. With a Thule Aeroblade Edge Roof Rack System installed onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the Thule Pulse directly onto our load bars. Since the box only opens from one side, we want to be sure to scoot the box as close to the passenger side as possible for easier loading and unloading. For this test fit today we removed the rear antenna because it was making contact with our cargo box. Once we have the box situated the way we like, we can then open the box, fit the feet through the appropriate slots making sure they go around our load bars, and then use the attached hand knob to tighten them down. Once weve done that to all four clamps, we can close our box and were ready to go.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Saturn Vue

Today on our 2008 Saturn Vue well be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box 16 cubic feet in matte black, part number th615. For our video today, we removed the rear antenna because it made contact with the rear part of our box. With a Thule Aeroblade Edge Roof Rack System onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the Pulse directly onto our load bars. Since the box only opens from one side, we need to set it as close to the passenger side as possible for easier loading and unloading. We can open the box and fit our feet through the appropriate slots making sure they go around our load bars. Well use the hand knobs to tighten down our clamps.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Saturn Vue

Today on our 2008 Saturn Vue well be test fitting the Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 21 cubic feet in aeroskin black, part number th626. With a Thule Aeroblade Edge Roof Rack System installed onto our Vue, well begin our test fit by placing the Thule Force directly onto our load bars. Since the feet hang out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as needed to fit around our load bars while placing it onto our roof rack. In order to get the box to fit, we did have to remove the rear antenna. Well open the passenger side of the box and tighten the two hand knobs on this side to tighten our feet around our load bars. One of the great features of the Thule Force is its ability to open from both sides of the vehicle.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Saturn Vue

Today on our 2008 Saturn Vue well be test fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box, 13 cubic feet in aeroskin black, part number th624. With a Thule Aeroblade Edge Roof Rack System installed onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing our Force directly onto our load bars. Since the feet hang out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as needed so that while placing it onto our roof rack the feet fit around our load bars. Well open the passenger side of the box and tighten the hand knob to tighten the feet on this side of the box. One of the great features of the Thule Force is its ability to open from both sides of the vehicle. Well move to the drivers side, open the box, and tighten down the two remaining clamps by tightening the hand knobs.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2008 Saturn Vue

Today on our 2008 Saturn Vue well be test fitting the Thule Square Load Bar System using part numbers thlb50 for the square load bars 50 inches, and part number th450 for the Thule Crossroad Roof Mounted Roof Railing Foot Pack. With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions, well begin our test fit by placing our front bar onto the front part of our roof. Well set the feet onto the side rails. We can go ahead and make sure that the arrow indicators on our foot packs are at the center of our side rails. Next well check for even bar overhang on each side of our vehicle. Well bring the rubber-coated straps around the underside of our side rail fitting it back into our foot pack.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2008 Saturn Vue

Today on our 2008 Saturn Vue well be test fitting the Thule Aeroblade Load Bar System using part numbers tharb53 for the 53 inch aluminum load bars, and part number th450r for the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack. With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions, well begin our test fit by placing our front bar onto the front part of our roof. Well go ahead and fit the foot packs onto the side rails. Well find a fixed point on the side rails to set our foot packs at. Well do this for both sides to insure that our foot packs are straight across from each other. Well make sure that we have even bar overhang on each side of our vehicle.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2008 Saturn Vue

Today on our 2008 Saturn Vue well be test fitting the Thule Aeroblade Load Bar System using part numbers tharb47 for the 47-inch aluminum Aeroblade bars, and th450r for the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack. With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions, we can begin our test fit by placing the front load bar onto the front part of our roof. To make sure that our feet our straight across from each other, well find a fixed point on the side rails and use that for our foot location. Now we can bring the rubber-coated strap around the underside of our side rail fitting it back into the foot pack. Once the strap is tight we can move to the other side and repeat this process. Now well grab our rear bar and place it onto the rear part of our roof.



Thule Circuit Roof Bike Rack Review - 2008 Saturn Vue

Today on our 2008 Saturn Vue well be test fitting the Thule Circuit Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number th526. With a Thule Aeroblade Edge Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing our Circuit directly onto our load bars. Well lift up our cam action lever and fit our clamp around our front bar. Well fit our bolt through the appropriate slot and hand-tighten the t-handle. Once we have it tight we can then close the cam action lever which will finish securing the front part of our carrier. Now we can go ahead and install our skewer.



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2008 Saturn Vue

Today on our 2008 Saturn Vue well be test fitting the Thule Big Mouth Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number th599xtr. To begin our test fit well place the Big Mouth directly onto our load bars. Here at the front well bring the clamps around our load bar, drop the bolts through the other side and tighten down the top with the wing nut. Well do this for both clamps at the front of our carrier. Now well move to the rear, remove the wing nuts, fit the bolts around our rear bar, slide the bracket onto the bolts so its sitting on the underside of the load bar, and tighten with two wing nuts. Once our bike rack is secured to our vehicle we can go ahead and undo the wheel straps.



Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack Installation - 2008 Saturn Vue

Today on our 2008 Saturn Vue, we'll be test fitting the Thule AeroBlade Edge roof rack for raised factory side rails, part number TH7502-TH7502. With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin our test fit by placing the front bar onto the front part of our roof. We'll fit it up against our side rails and then remove the covers. Now we'll go ahead and install our straps. You'll notice that on one end of the strap are four slots numbered 1 through 4. This is to accommodate the different sized side rails.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2008 Saturn Vue

Today on our 2008 Saturn Vue, we'll be test fitting the Rocky Mountain Pitchfork, roof-mounted bike carrier, part number RKY0438. To begin our test fit, we'll place the pitchfork directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we'll begin by removing the skewer and then we'll remove the black plastic cover, so we can access our Allen bolt. We'll take our Allen key, loosen up the Allen bolts, remove our clamp, fit it around our front bar and re-secure it. With the bolts tight, we can reinstall our skewer and replace our black plastic cover. We'll move to the rear and fit our rear clamp around our rear bar.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Saturn Vue - Hidden Hitch

All right. Today on this 2006 Saturn Vue, we're going to install Part Number 87572. This is from Hidden Hitch. Okay. First thing we're going to do is clean up the thread of holes, they're inside of the frame. Looking at the passenger side, you can see two threaded holes.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2009 Saturn Vue

Today on our 2009 Saturn Vue will be installing Tow Ready T-One Connector, part number 118443. Now to begin our installation, we'll need to open the rear left gate, remove the threshold plate, the trunk floor panels and the spare tire tray from the vehicle. Now on the driver side of the vehicle, we need to remove the fasteners that hold the black Styrofoam tray where we can then carefully pry the black tray out from the underneath the side panel. We'll next locate the plastic side pocket inside the driver's side trim panel. We also need to remove the screw here, slowly pull up on the tray until it pops out of the panel. This will expose our wiring that are T-One Connector will tap.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Saturn Vue - Curt

Today on our 2009 Saturn Vue, we'll be installing Curt Hitch, part number 13594. Now before we begin our installation, here's what your hitch will look like on the vehicle. We'll go ahead and give you a few measurements to help you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of the bumper is 4 inches and from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14-1/4 inches. Now, let's go ahead with our install. To begin our installation, we'll need to lower the exhaust by removing the three exhaust hangers.



TrailerMate Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles Installation - 2007 Saturn Vue

Today on our 2007 Saturn Vue well be installing the Trailermate custom tail light wiring kit for towed vehicles, part number TM780035. Our first step will be opening up the rear cargo door. Then well remove the two fasteners that secure the tail light assembly to the vehicle. Now as we remove the tail light assembly be careful not to break the alignment tabs underneath. Next well remove the manufacturers wiring from the tail light assembly. Pull back on the locking tab and remove the connector.



Roadmaster Base Plate Installation - 2007 Saturn Vue

Today on our 2007 Saturn Vue well be installing the Roadmaster XL baseplate kit, part number 3121-1. Our first step of our install will be to remove the lower air dam and bumper fascia. To do this well first remove the three nuts securing the hardware here on the passenger side. Keep in mind that each process we do here on the passenger side will keep repeated identically on the drivers side. Next well remove the two pushpin fasteners holding the lower air dam to the wheel well. To remove pushpin fasteners of this style well simply pry out the center of the pushpin and then remove it by simply using a flat bladed screw driver.



TrailerMate Trailer Connector Installation - 2007 Saturn Vue

Today on our 2007 Saturn Vue, we'll be installing the trailer-made custom taillight four-pole flat trailer connector, part number TM85340. This will plug in directly to the trailer-made custom four-pole wiring kit for towed vehicles. To connect our new four-pole, we'll simply remove the plug cover and plug directly into the tow port. Then, we'll need to mount the converter box. To do this, we'll take a self-tapping screw and run it directly into the overlap of the body sheet metal. Next, we'll take the white wire, which is a ground wire for our converter box and has a pre-attached ring terminal.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Saturn Vue - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2007 Saturn Vue well be installing the Hidden Hitch, part number 87572. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple of 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 4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14 inches. This will assist you when selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Saturn Vue - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2007 Saturn Vue well be installing the Draw-Tite hitch, part number 75681. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple of 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 4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14 inches. This will assist you when selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Saturn Vue - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2007 Saturn Vue, we'll be installing the draw-tight hitch, part number 36408. This is what our hitch will look like once installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to 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 1/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14 3/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.





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