Select Your Vehicle

View Cart

Volkswagen Jetta owners are most interested in these products

or change vehicle




Volkswagen Jetta Videos

Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta - Curt

Today on our 2016 Jeda Sedan, we're going to take a look at, and show you how to install the curt-custom fist class 1 trailer hitch receiver. This offers the inch and a quarter by an inch and a quarter opening. It's part number is C11072. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed on the vehicle. As you can see we've got our cross tube. It's going to be mostly across the rear of the vehicle. That's going to come in to the center section here with our receiver tube opening.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on this 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima HalfBack 2 Bike Rack, Part Number Y02636. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. We're going to have 3 points of contact on the bike when you actually attach this. There's going to be 2 zip strips up at the top here and 1 off to the side, which is going to act as an anti-sway strap to keep it from going too far back and forth, possibly hitting the bike in front of it or the bike rack itself. Let's go ahead and take that off and set it aside.



Yakima KingJoe-Pro Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on this 2016 Volkswagen Jetta we're going to be test fitting the Yakima King Joe pro 2 bike rack, part number Y02624. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of it's features. How the bike is attached to the rack, we're going to have 3 points of contact with the bikes frame. We're going to have 2 straps up at the top here. One off to the side and that's going to serve as a anti sway strip to keep the bike moving too far back and forth to keep it from hitting the bike's in front of it or the bike rack itself. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside.



Thule Archway Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on this 2016 Volkswagon Jetta, we're going to be test-fitting the Thule Archway XT 2-Bike Rack, part number TH9009XT. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How the bike is actually attached to the rack, we're going to have three points of contact with the bike's frame. We're going to have two straps up at the top here. One off to the side here, and that's going to serve as an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from moving too far back and forth possibly hitting the bikes in front of it or the bike rack itself. Also at the front here, we have integrated cable lock, which you can install the lock core here, wrap it around the front bike, attach to this point for additional security.



Thule Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on this 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Gateway XT 2-bike rack, Part Number TH9006XT. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. There's going to be three points of contact with your bike's frame to attach this. We're going to have two straps up at the top here and one off to the side which is going to serve as an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from moving too far back and forth, possibly hitting the bike in front of it. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. I'm going to go ahead and put the straps back into position.



Thule Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on this 2016 Volkswagen Jetta we're going to be test fitting the Thule raceway pro II bike rack, part #TH9001PRO. We already have bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How the bike actually attaches to the rack you're going to have 3 points of contact with your bikes frame. We're going to have 2 straps up at the top here and 1 off to the side here and that's going to act as an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from moving too far back and forth possibly hitting the bikes in front of it. We also have an integrated cable lock up at the front here. You wrap it around the bike in the front and it will attach to this point here and it will come with a lock and key.



Thule Passage Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on this 2016 Volkswagen Jetta we're going to be test fitting the Thule passage two bike rack, part number TH910XT. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How the bike actually attaches to the rack, we're going to have three points of contact with the bike's frame. We're going to have two straps up at the top here, one off to the side here, and that's going to act as an anti sway strap to keep the bike from moving too far back and forth, possibly hitting the bikes in front of it or the bike rack itself. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. It's a good habit to put the straps back in place once you've removed them so that they're not lost on the road. Now with the bike rack in this position, measuring from the bumper we've added about 20 inches to the rear of our vehicle.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima HalfBack 3 trunk mount bike rack. That part number Y02635. Now, we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you have we do that and then we'll go over some features. We have two cradles in place with three points of contact with our zip strips. There's going to be two on our frame here and one as our anti-sway strip in the back.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima Fullback 3 trunk mount bike rack. That part number is Y02633. Now, we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three zip strips. That's what Yakima is going to call their straps here.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, we're doing a test fit of the Yakuma Half Back 2 Trunk Mount Bike Rack. That part number is Y02636. Now, we already have our bike secured down, first we're going to show you how we do that. We have 2 cradles in place with 3 zip strips, 2 on our frame here at the top and one as our anti-sway in the back. We will push down on the tabs on either side and pull our strip out to release our bike . We'll hang on to those so we can take our bike off of our rack and set it off to the side .. Then, with our bike out of the way, I always suggest you replace your strips so you don't lose our damage them ...



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today marks 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, Were doing a test of the Yakima full back 2 trunk mount 2 bike rack. That part number is Y02634. Now we already have our bike secured down, first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three straps. Two on our frame and one as our anti-sway. Now according to our inaudible 00:00:24 are the zip strips. To release those strips, we're just going to push on the sides here and pull them out and we'll save this one here for last.



Thule Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today, on our two0one3 Volkswagen Jetta, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Raceway Pro trunk-mount two bike rack. That part number is TH900onePRO. We already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that, and then we'll go over some features. We have two cradles in place with 3 straps. two on our frame, and one as our anti-sway strap, in the back.



Roadmaster Universal Diode Wiring Kit Installation - 2009 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2009 Volkswagen Jetta, we'll be taking a look at and installing the Road Master Universal High-Powered Diode Wiring Kit, part number RN-152. Go ahead and test out our tail lights. Right turn signal. Left turn signal. Right brake, and left brake. First thing we're going to to on our vehicle is open up the hood, that way we can locate the battery and know where to run our wires. Now, our vehicle already has a base plate installed, so we'll go ahead and run our wires from our adapter point, up behind the grill, and then we're going to make a pig tail up here in the engine compartment, in case if they want to put in a supplemental braking system later. We'll first go ahead and run our wires up into the top part of the grill from the bottom side of the grill down here where the base plate's at.



Rhino Rack Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, we're doing a test fit of the Rhino Rack ski and fishing rod carrier. That part number is RR572. Now, we already have the front half on. We're just going to show you the back half here. Now, a great thing about these carriers is that they're really simple to install. Just as long as you can reach your roof and can line these up as close as you need to or as close as you can.



RockyMounts Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, we're doing a test fit of the Rocky Mounts Roof Mounted Brass Knuckles Bike Rack. That part number is RKY1202. I already have that connected to our bike. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have a ratcheting strap here, we're just going to press the black button and lift that up. That will release that back tire. This is actually adjustable along the length of your bike rack as well, so you can use that for different bikes that you may have. Then up at the front, we have a few different things holding this in place. We, again, have a ratcheting strap here. We have a wheel cradle in the back, which is just where your bike is going ...



Inno Roof Rack Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta we're doing a test fit of the Inno Aeroblade Crossbars. The part number for our crossbars today is I9XB100-2, for our foot pack we're using INXS200, and for our fit kit, we're using INK590. We already have our front bar on, we're going to show you we put the back bar together. We've just got one foot pack left and then we'll load it up onto our vehicle. It comes with everything you see here. The only thing you'll really need to provide is a flat tape, or even a tape measure will work for that as well. First thing we're going to do is put our foot pack together.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta we're doing a test fit of the Thule Sprint T-Track Mounted Roof Bike Rack. That part number is TH569. We already have our bike loaded up. We're first going to show you how we did that. We've got a wheel cradle back here with a ratcheting strap. We also have a bushing on that strap.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today, on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, we're doing a test fit on the Thule-through-ride-roof-mounted bike rack. That part number is TH-535. Now, we already have our bike up there, we're first going to show you how we secure that down. Here in the back we have a ratcheting strap that you're going to see on most of your bike racks. We also have a bushing there that's going to just hold your smaller bikes higher .. Down in that cradle, just a little more secure.



Thule Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta we're doing s test fit of the Thule snowpack ski and snowboard carriers. That pert number is TH7326. Now we already have the front half of our carriers on, we're going to show you this back half because it is the same installation. We'll first take our carrier and just align it with the front half as best we can. Then well take our strap around. Since it won't fit there we can come around to our knob in the back and start to loosen that strap. When that's loose enough, we'll take that strap and just fit it in to its spot on the carrier.



Thule Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2013 Volkswage Jetta, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Canyon roof cargo basket. It is 49 by 40 by 6. Has a weight capacity of 150 pounds and the part number with that is TH859. Now, with that weight capacity, I would check your owner's manual to make sure your vehicle can withstand that much weight. We already have three of our four brackets down and secure. We're going to show you this last one here.





Volkswagen Jetta Questions

  • We do offer a spacer block with a square hole, Reese part # RP3022 that you referenced. We also offer a matching 1/2-inch carriage bolt in grade 5, part # RP-01266-007. We do not have a square hole spacer block in 7/16-inch size. If you need replacement hitch installation hardware (and hitch hardware should NEVER be re-used) we do offer complete hardware kits for all the hitches we sell. Simply enter the item RHK into our search box. Then enter your hitch part number and...
    view full answer...

  • For a brake drum hub, Timbren recommends the # 8-201-9UC3-EZ from Dexter Axle, which features a 6 on 5-1/2 bolt circle. For an idler hub, go with the # 42655UC1-EZ. Both hubs use the # 25580 inner and # 15123 outer bearing, which is compatible with the spindle used by the Timbren # ASR35HDS02 axle-less suspension you referred to. If you go with the hub/drum, you'll also need a brake assembly. I'd recommend going with a Nev-R-Adjust assembly, like # 23-459 for the right side...
    view full answer...

  • Yes, the Yakima Rocketbox 14 # Y07192 that you referenced would fit on the Rhino Rack 2500 aero or square style cross bars. The only Rhino Rack crossbars the Yakima cargo box wouldn't fit would be the heavy duty bars like part # Y01-120.
    view full answer...

  • The T-slot dimensions of the Rola Sport Series Roof Rack are very similar to those used on the Thule AeroBlades. They are certainly close enough that the accessories for your original rack should be compatible with the slots in the Thule AeroBlade crossbars. The # THARB53 AeroBlade Crossbar, the Rapid Traverse Foot Pack # TH480R and the Fit Kit, # THKIT1618 are indeed compatible with your 2012 Jetta.
    view full answer...

  • All of the replacement parts for the Thule Criterium Roof Bike Rack, part # TH598, you have mentioned are sold individually. The Thule Replacement Ratcheting Wheel Strap, part # 853-6512, will be the replacement strap for the Thule Criterium bike rack. It is not a replacement for the button and strap. You will still need to use the button with this strap. The Thule Replacement Wheel Holder, part # 852-2040-007, will be the wheel holder that works with the ratcheting strap...
    view full answer...

  • The Curt trailer hitch # C110723 would be a good choice for your 2013 Volkswagen Jetta. It comes with the correct ball mount, hitch pin, and clip. For a 2 inch ball use # 19258. On a Class I hitch like those for your Jetta, you have to use the ball mount that is included with or recommended by the hitch manufacturer or it will void the hitch warranty. This ball mount must be used in the rise position only and it has a 3-1/8 inch rise which should work for you. For trailer wiring...
    view full answer...

  • The square tube Hidden Hitch # 60283 and Draw-Tite Hitch # 24866 are very similar, so similar that they share the same installation instructions. The main difference between these two hitches is that the Hidden Hitch comes with a ball mount, pin and clip included. Whereas, you would need to purchase those items separately if you went with the Draw-Tite. For that reason I would recommend you get # 60283. The CURT Hitch # 11072 is a confirmed fit for your 2011 Volkswagen Jetta...
    view full answer...

  • There is actually a new wiring harness for the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta that connects to the tail light wiring using a T-one style connector. This takes the guess work out of finding the right wires and you will not have to cut and splice into the vehicle wiring. It is Tow Ready Custom Fit Wiring, # 118667. For a hardwire converter that does have a separate wire for all of the lighting functions, use # 119190KIT. I have included a link to the installation details for this harness...
    view full answer...

  • According to the research I did, a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta automatic has to be towed on a dolly. It cannot be flat towed with all 4 wheels down. You will need to check the owners manual for verification. The tow dolly I recommend is the same one that you have referenced, # RM-2000-1. The advantage of this tow dolly is that it has a lot of built in features, such as electric brakes and lights, that will minimize the amount of accessories you will need. In order to operate the...
    view full answer...

  • The only trailer wiring harness currently available for your 2012 Volkswagen Jetta is # 118572. I have included a link to a video to the right that shows how this harness installs. I have also linked the instructions.
    view full answer...

  • There are only Class I trailer hitches available for the 2006 VW Jetta, see link. Out of the available trailer hitches I would go with # 60283. This hitch comes with a ball mount, pin, and clip. For a 2 inch ball use # 19286. This hitch has a 200 pound tongue weight capacity and 2,000 pound gross trailer weight capacity. Be sure to check the vehicle owners manual to determine the towing capacity of the vehicle. For trailer wiring, use # 118667. I have included a link to the...
    view full answer...

  • The Thule Parkway 4 Bike, part TH956, is for 2 inch hitches only, and there are no 2 inch hitches available for a 2003 Jetta TDI. We do offer three hitches for your TDI, one requires a stabilization strap for the bike rack the others do not. The two that do not require the additional strap is Draw-Tite hitch, part # 24748 and Hidden Hitch part # 60963. The Hidden Hitch includes a draw bar and pin and clip for towing. If you will not ever be doing any towing, these are extra...
    view full answer...

  • Bosal does not have plans to make a hitch for the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta at this time. What I recommend, for that European look, is Curt hitch # C110701 (1-7/8 inch ball) or # C110702 (2 inch ball). These hitches come with the European style ball mount. The hitch is mostly concealed behind the rear fascia. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation for you. For trailer wiring use # C56175. I have included a link...
    view full answer...

  • When flat towing any vehicle you will need at least 5 items: base plates on the vehicle, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. Tow bar # 63180 is not an option I would recommend. It does not come with the attachments needed on the car (base plates) and it has a speed restriction of 45 miles per hour. For a more functional set up you can start with Blue Ox base plates # BX3827. Then for an inexpensive compatible tow bar you can use # BX7322 and for safety...
    view full answer...

  • For your 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI sedan we have T-connector wiring harness # 118572. This harness plugs in line with the vehicle tail light wiring so you will not have to splice into the sensitive wiring system of your V-dub. Curt wiring harness # 56146 is not a fit for your Jetta. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation of wiring harness # 118572 for you.
    view full answer...

  • I have a solution for you, however, there are a few things we want to look at before we can determine exactly what you need to carry both of your kayaks. The first step to take before carrying any kayaks or cargo on the roof of your 2012 Volkswagen Jetta is to find the weight capacity of the roof. A Volkswagen dealer may be able to provide this information since your vehicle did not come with a factory roof rack. Exceeding the weight capacity of your roof could damage the vehicles...
    view full answer...

  • You can use the Brophy Hitch Adapter # HT5R for your Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT. However there are a few things to keep in mind. When using a hitch adapter, the weight capacity of your trailer hitch will be decreased by 50 percent. It is likely that the trailer hitch on your 2014 Volkswagen Jetta is a Class I hitch. So if your hitch has a 200 pound weight capacity, with the adapter on it can only carry 100 pounds. Since the Doubletrack weight approximately 46 pounds, this...
    view full answer...

  • Yes, the receiver hitches that were designed for the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta will also work for the GLI model. If the purpose of installing a hitch on your 2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is for carrying a bike rack, I recommend going with the Draw-Tite Custom Fit Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 24866, because this hitch does not require the use of a support strap in order to maintain your warranty. It's custom design offers bolt-on installation with no drilling or welding required. If...
    view full answer...

  • We do have a wiring harness with a powered converter for your 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon. I recommend using the Tow Ready Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite, # 119179KIT. Since you are having power issues with your current wiring harness, I recommend removing that wiring harness completely and install the Tow Ready harness per the installation instructions. I have attached the instructions for you to check out. This harness includes a circuit tester, so I recommend using...
    view full answer...

  • Both Yakima and Thule have a wide selection of trunk mount bike racks that are compatible with your 2006 VoIkswagen Jetta. For a Yakima bike rack, the Yakima SuperJoe Pro 2, part # Y02629, would be a good option. This is one of the best trunk bike racks Yakima offers. It carries 2 bikes and has a weight capacity of 60 lbs. This rack features anti-sway cradles to keep your bikes in place and minimize movement. For a Thule bike rack, I would recommend the Thule Raceway 2...
    view full answer...




Articles you may be interested in








Stay Connected


Subscribe to email newsletter

Email  

privacy - we don't send unsolicited email






etrailer.com reviews etrailer.com reviews

All images, layout and content copyright etrailer.com