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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2016 Subaru Legacy

Today on our 2016 Subaru Legacy, we'll be installing the Tow Ready T-1 Connector Assembly with Upgraded Circuit Protector Module Light. Part number 118671. The first thing that we're going to want to do in order to install our trailer wiring is to pop our trunk. If your vehicle is equipped with these cargo nets, you want to unhook them on either side and lay them out of your way. Now, we'll want to remove this trim panel piece that's above our bumper. To do that, start to unscrew the cargo net hooks. One on either side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Subaru Legacy - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2016 Subaru Legacy we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver, Class 3 2" receiver, part number 75673. As you can see, it's a very clean look, very minimal amount is showing. You don't have any crossbars coming down that supports the frame really, you just have the main two body of the hitch and the actual 2" receiver itself. As you can see, our hitch as two holes on it. The larger one is for the 5/8" diameter pin, the smaller hole is for our J-Pin device, and that is a device that is inserted to help reduce the rattle and shake in the receiver tube for your accessory that's inside of it that's provided if your accessory doesn't already have its own anti-rattle device built into it Now, this 2" Class 3 receiver hitch has a 4,000 pound max trailer weight rating and it has a 600 pound max tongue weight rating. Obviously, you'll want to consult with the owner's manual of your vehicle and go by whichever one's lower before you decide to use a cargo carrier or tow a trailer, that way you don't exceed the limits of the hitch or the vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Subaru Legacy - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2016 Subaru Legacy, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver Class II - 1-1/4". It's part number 36493. As you can see, this is what our 2016 Legacy looks like once we have the hitch installed. Pretty clean installation, very minimal amounts hanging down from the vehicle. We don't have much stuff showing where it attaches to the frame. We just have the horizontal crossbar coming here and the actual inch and a quarter receiver itself. This each has a 3500 pound max gross trailer weight rating. It has a 300 lb.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Subaru Legacy

Today on our 2016 Subaru Legacy, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Roadway hanging style 2-bike rack. That part number is TH912XTR. We already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We've got 2 cradles in place with 3 straps, 2 on our frame here, and 1 other anti-sway in the back. I'm going to start by releasing those.



Rola 21x55 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Subaru Legacy

Today on our 2016 Subaru Legacy, we're doing a test fit of the Rola 21 by 55 cargo carrier. It is part number 59507. It has a weight capacity of 300 pounds and works with 1 1/4-inch hitches only. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements starting off with our ground clearance. We're going to have about 12 3/4 inches. Overall to our Legacy, we're adding about 28 1/2 inches.



Surco Products Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Subaru Legacy

Today on our 2016 Subaru Legacy we're doing a test fit of the Surco 20 x 48 cargo carrier. That part number is 52017. This has a 300 pound weight capacity and works with 1 1/4" hitches only. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements. First being our ground clearance here. It's going to be about 8" to the bottom of our carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Subaru Legacy - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2009 Subaru Legacy, we'll be taking a look at and installing the Hidden Hitch Class II Receiver, part number 90138. Here's what it looks like once it's installed. It has a nice black powder coat finish, large safety chain hooks. It's an inch and a quarter receiver. You can put your bike racks, cargo carriers, or ball mounts. Uses a half inch pin.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Subaru Legacy - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2009 Subaru Legacy we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver Class II 1-1/4", part #36334. Here's what it looks like once it's installed. It's got a nice black powder-coated finish, large safety chain hooks. There's a 1-1/4" receiver so you can put your bike racks, cargo carriers, or ball mounts. It uses a 1/2" pin. This hitch is rated at 300 lbs. tongue weight which is your downward, and 3500 lbs.



Best 2016 Subaru Legacy Hitch Options

For the 2016 Subaru Legacy, we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options available. Here at the top we're going to have the Draw-Tite class 2. This is part number 36493. Just below it, the hidden hitch class 3, part number there 87568. Then we got our Curt class 3 part number 13390. Followed up by the Curt class 2 part number on that C12290. Now a few of the big differences we're going to see with the Draw-tite class 2 ,we've got an inch and a quarter, by inch and a quarter opening.



CIPA EVO Halogen Headlight Bulbs Installation - 2009 Subaru Legacy

Today on our 2009 Subaru Legacy, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the CIPA EVO Formance Alfas Maximum Intensity H7 Halogen Headlights Bulbs, Part Number CM93444. Here you can see what the EVO light is going to look like compared to your OEM light. On the left, you can see that we have our CIPA bulb installed, and on the right is our OEM style bulb. This is what it looks like with both of then installed. Now, the CIPA bulb is bright white opposed to the yellowish tint that comes out of your OEM style bulb. The high-color temperature improves visibility and helps promote driver awareness.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2015 Subaru Legacy

Today on our 2015 Subaru Legacy we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt T-connector vehicle wiring harness with the 4 pole flat trailer connector. Part number is C56246. Here's what our wiring kit is going to look like when we pull it out of our box. Here's what we're after, that 4 pole trailer connector. That's going to give us stop, turn, brake signal to a cargo carrier or trailer, whatever we might have behind our vehicle. To do that it's going to use a converter box.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Subaru Legacy - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2015 Subaru Legacy we're going to review and install the Draw-Tite class two 1-1/4" receiver tube hitch, part number 36493. Now here's what our hitch is going to look like once it's installed. This is a completely steel built hitch with a fully welded construction. We've got a nice strong square tube and the entire hitch has a black powder-coated finish to resist rust and corrosion. Here at the receiver tube we've got easy access chain hold downs on each side of the hitch and a 1/2" pinhole going all the way through. The hitch itself is capable of up to 300 pound tongue weight and a 3,500 pound tow capacity. Next we'll give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Subaru Legacy - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2015 Subaru Legacy we're going to review and install the Hidden Hitch class two 1-1/4" receiver tube hitch, part number 90208. Now here's what our hitch is going to look like once it's installed. This is a completely steel built hitch with a fully welded construction. We've got a nice strong square tube and the entire hitch has a black powder-coated finish to resist rust and corrosion. Here at the receiver tube we've got easy access chain hold downs on each side of the hitch and a 1/2" pinhole going all the way through. The hitch itself is capable of up to 300 pound tongue weight and a 3,500 pound tow capacity. Next we'll give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Subaru Legacy - Draw-Tite

Today in our 2015 Subaru Legacy, we're going to review and install the draw-tight max-spring class 3 two-inch receiver tube hitch part number 75673. Here's what it's going to look like once it's installed. Side brackets of our hitch tuck up nicely behind the rear fascia. The only thing really exposed is our square cross tube going into our receiver tube. On either side of the receiver tube is the large, easy-to-access chain hold downs. Going all the way through the receiver tube is going to be our five-eighths pinhole. Then a half inch hole designed to use with the J-pin style anti-rattle bowl.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Subaru Legacy - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2008 Subaru Legacy we're going to take a look and show you how to install the Draw-Tite class three custom fit trailer hitch receiver. This is part number 75560. Here you can see the hitch once we get it put on the vehicle. It's a really nice, clean looking hitch. It's not one of the straight across; it's got that taper to it. It draws back just a small bar there that we can see.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Subaru Legacy - Curt

Today on our 2008 Subaru Legacy, we're going to take a look at, then show you how to install, the Curt Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is a Class 2, inch and a quarter. It's part number is C12284. Here's what the hitch is going to look like on the car. As you can see, real easy to get to, accessible right here in the middle. It's about flush with the end of the bumper, maybe inset just a touch. So, pretty even.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Subaru Legacy - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2008 Subaru Legacy we're going to take a look at, then show you how to install the Hidden Hitch custom fit class two trailer hitch. This is going to offer an 1-1/4" opening. Its part number is 90138. Here's what the hitch is going to look like once installed. As you can see, it's kind of tapered back right here to our middle connection point or the receiver tube opening. A lot of your hardware is tucked up there where you really can't see it.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Subaru Legacy - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2008 Subaru Legacy we're going to take a look at, then show you how to install the Draw-Tite custom fit class two trailer hitch receiver. This is an 1-1/4" opening style hitch. Part number is 36334. Here's what the hitch is going to look like once installed. As you can see, it's kind of tapered back right here to our middle connection point or the receiver tube opening. A lot of your hardware is tucked up there where you really can't see it.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Subaru Legacy

Today on our 2013 Subaru Legacy Sedan, we're going to be installing the Curt T-connector vehicle wiring harness with 4-pole flat trailer connector, part number 56091. Now, when you're ready to use your 4-flat, simply raise up the cover here and pull the 4-flat out. Stretch it down towards our hitch. You want to make sure that we stay away from the center latch area as this could damage the wire. When we close the trunk, it will push in on the weather stripping. Now when you're done using your 4-flat, you simply raise the rear hatch, raise the interior cover. You can either store it down close to the spare tire or in this tray right here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Subaru Legacy - Curt

Today on our 2013 Subaru Legacy sedan, we're going to be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C12298. Now, 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, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately two inches. From the top of the opening and the receiver to the ground is approximately 11 inches. Now, let's go ahead and install our hitch. We're going to first begin by installing a safety strap to support the exhaust. Next, we're going to need to remove three rubber isolators in order to lower the exhaust down.





Subaru Legacy Questions

  • If you are set on the T2 rack, go with the 1-1/4 inch version, # TH917XTR, and then use a reducer, # HT02, for times when you will be using it in the 2 inch receiver. I have linked a video and isntructions for you for the T2 rack. I have also included a link to all of the platform style hitch mount bike racks that can be used in a 1-1/4 or 2 inch hitch.
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  • I pulled the Titan Trailer Coupler #T4845000 and the Titan Repair Kit # T4358400 from our warehouse. I produced a short video for you showing how to reassemble the Titan # T4845000. Also linked is an FAQ on trailer couplers.
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  • The INNO roof rack for your 2016 Subaru Legacy that consists of part numbers # INXB115-2, # INXS200, and # INK439 is a locking roof rack. The cover of the feet of the rack locks which then secures the crossbars to the vehicle.
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  • If your 1997 Subaru Legacy Wagon GT is not the Outback version, then you will not actually have a plug-in point for a trailer wiring harness. Non-Outback versions of the wagon must hard wire to install a 4-Way trailer connector, using a kit like part # 119179KIT. To hard wire the kit, you would use the included circuit tester to determine which wire carries each function behind your vehicle tail lights. You will also need to run a power wire to the positive terminal on the...
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  • On the 2002 Legacy Outback Wagon the wiring harness is sometimes hard to find. For some reason it gets routed differently and can be in the spare tire well, up along the back near the bottom of the rear seat or under the rear panel nearest the hatch. I spoke to our installation technician and he said that he removes all of the panels and follows the vehicle wiring harness along until he comes across the connector. It is there you just have to search for it. Our instructions...
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  • The Yakima and Thule roof rack systems you compare, the Yakima RailGrab (parts # Y00408 and Y00138) and the Thule Specialty Railing Rack (parts # TH440 and THSR2) differ in the type of roof side rail to which they can attach. For your 2005 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon the Yakima RailGrab system is the correct fit. The Thule system requires raised rails and so is not a fit for your Legacy GT wagon with flush-mounted rails. The Yakima RailGrab rack does not include locks but these...
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  • If your 1997 Subaru Legacy Outback has the factory roof rack with the crossbars that run from side to side you can use the Thule Glide and Set Rooftop Kayak Carrier System, part # TH883. This system has the Hydro-Glide pads that will install on the rear of your vehicle and the Set-To-Go pads towards the front of the vehicle. When you load your folded 12 foot Porta-Bote on to the roof rack, the Hydro-Glide pads will make it easy for the boat to slide up and on to the front Set-To-Go...
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  • For a lock to use with the Kuat Transfer part # TS03G you would want the part # PTSCLK13 as it is designed to work with this rack. This comes with a lock for the hitch pin and a couple cable locks to secure the bikes to the rack.
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  • I show that the correct Sport Rack Roof Rack for you is the # SR1008. In the instructions it lists that your 1996 Subaru Legacy should have the front bar set at 27 and the rear bar set at 25 then the front measurement A=7-3/4 inches and the back bar is B=23-1/2 inches. I've attached an image of the chart for you to see. You would need to install the clip over the weather stripping and the door frame. I've attached a video of this rack being installed on a similar vehicle...
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  • First, lets look at the trailer hitches for your 2006 Subaru Legacy sedan. There are both Class II and Class III trailer hitches available. Any time there are different Class hitches available for a vehicle I always recommend going with the higher Class. This is because the higher Class hitches have a higher capacity and have more accessory options. With a Class II hitch you are going to also be limited to using one specific ball mount so that makes it harder to choose the...
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  • We have many kayak carriers that are compatible with the SportRack Roof Rack, # SR1010. My favorite kayak carriers are the J-style kayak carriers due to their unique design. There are many different kayak carriers to choose from. SportRack offers the J-Style Kayak Carrier, # SR5511. A few other carriers that I would recommend are the Thule Hull-A-Port Pro # TH834 and the Yakima HullRaiser # Y04039. You will be able to fit two J-style kayak carriers on the SportRack roof rack...
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  • Since there isn't any 2-inch trailer hitch receivers that are a fit for your 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback, you could use the shank and backbone assembly # 753-3709. This will replace your current 2-inch backbone assembly with the 1-1/4 inch version. Another option, If you prefer to keep your T2 bike rack with the original 2 inch backbone assembly, is to add a hitch adapter such as # HTAD. Although there are adapters available, we typically don't recommend them because they reduce...
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  • The Hidden Hitch Class III hitch, part # 87446 and the Class II model, part # 90138 both are a confirmed fit for the 2006 Subaru Legacy sedan model. The Class II hitch would provide slightly better ground clearance, by about 3/4 of an inch or so. Other than the different size receiver tube, either hitch would fit your Legacy equally well. Due to the much better selection of hitch mounted accessories like bike racks and cargo carriers, we customarily recommend folks go with...
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  • We sell cargo bags that attach to vehicles with naked roofs. This is a great solution for people who don't need to carry cargo on the roof all of the time but still want an economical option that allows this. For you size vehicle the part # RL100S50 would be your best option for this. If you plan to use the bag/box frequently the part # SR1010 is a confirmed fit that would work well. And then for a great cargo box that isn't quite as expensive as the others the Yakima Rocketbox...
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  • No Worries! The Thule Vertex Two Bike Rack, part # TH9028 or the 4 bike model, part # TH9029 and the Thule locking hitch pin, part # THSTL2 work perfectly with the Draw-Tite Class II Hitch, part # 36284. I have provided links to some product demonstration videos that you might find helpful, as well as an instruction link for the Draw-Tite # 36284.
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  • There is no Class III receiver hitch available for the 2004 Subaru Legacy. We do have an adapter that will fit the class II 1-1/4 inch receiver hitch, # 80303 that would allow you to use a 2 inch accessory in your class II receiver. When using an adapter, you must take into account that your tongue weight will be reduced by 50 percent so the weight of your bikes and rack could not exceed 100 or 125 pounds, depending on which hitch you purchase. I have linked below to the hitches...
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  • The Hidden Hitch # 87446 that you referenced would be the correct hitch for your 2009 Subaru Legacy Sedan. This rack will fit all model 2008-2009 Subaru Legacies. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also. If you plan on doing some towing you may be interested in the following products to complete your setup: Tow Ready Wiring # 119179KIT (installation instructions and installation video attached) etrailer Ball Mount Kit for the 2009...
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  • I show that the correct Sport Rack Roof Rack for you is the # SR1008, not the # SR1010, as you referenced. In the instructions it lists that your 1998 Subaru Legacy should have the front bar set at 27 and the rear bar set at 25 then the front measurement A=7-3/4 inches and the back bar is B=23-1/2 inches. I've attached an image of the chart for you to see. I've attached a video of this rack being installed on a similar vehicle so you can see how it mounts for your convenience.
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  • T-slot type accessories from different manufacturers, such as Rola and Thule, will sometimes work together but neither company test-fits their products with those from the other. The Thule Big Mouth Roof Mounted Bike Rack # TH599XTR is intended for mounting on standard square or round crossbars. A great roof-mount bike carrier compatible with many types of crossbars is the Swagman # S64720 which does not require you to remove your bike wheel. The link provided will show you...
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  • When you are installing the roof rack it is really important you follow the installation instructions in order to get a good fit. I spoke with a couple of our installers and they told me they have to shift the rack a little to get it to fit just right. Per the instructions I saw you need to set the width for the feet at 32. If the feet are adjustable you may be able to move them a bit by using the main screw for the feet. Then, measuring from the center line between the...
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