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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.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, we're doing a test fit of the Kuat Trio Roof-Mounted Bike Rack. That part number is TR02. Now we already have our bike connected. We're first going to show you how we strap that down, then we'll go over some features of the rack. So here in the back, we have a ratcheting strap holding our tire in place. We can just push on the button here and lift the strap out of the way. A great think about the cradle and the strap is that it does move up and down the length of your bike rack so you can adapt that for different bikes. Up at the front we have a skewer.



RockyMounts Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, we're doing a test fit of the Rocky Mounts Lift Up Biggie Ski and Snowboard carrier. That part number is RKY1482. We already have our front half on, we're going to show you how we load up the back half. The first thing we'll do is make sure that our cables are all facing the right way, and we'll slide it on and line it up with the front as best we can. Then we'll take our cable, bring it around the front, and fit that into this lock here. With that in place, we can take any type of Allen key or Allen tool that will fit, and we'll just tighten this bolt down here on the side. Tightening this bolt is going to actually tighten our strap around the bottom of the crossbar and secure that in place.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, we're doing a test fit of the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars. The part number for our crossbars today is RRVA118B-2. For our Foot Pack, we're using RRRLKVA, and the Fit Kit for the Volkswagen, we're using DK306. We already have our front bar on and loaded up. We're going to show you how we put the last foot pack together, and then we'll show you how we load up the back crossbar. The first things we'll do is take this bolt, here, on our Foot Pack, and loosen that up. We'll then place on our clamp, and we'll tighten that bolt back down just enough so that it holds the clamp in place, and that it's not going to fall off. Then we can flip the Foot Pack over.



Rhino Rack Road-Warrior Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, we're doing a test fit of the Rhino-Rack Road Warrior roof mounted bike rack. That part number is RBC036. Now we already have our bike on our rack. We're first going to show you how you strap that down and then we'll go over some other features. Back here in the back at our tire, we have a regular ratcheting strap. To release that, we're just going to push on the button and lift that out. Now a great thing about this is that it does move up and down the length of your rack so you don't have to worry about having a certain length rack or a certain length bike to use your bike rack. Up at the front, we have a locking skewer option.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta we're doing a test fit of the Rhino-Rack MountainTrail Rooftop Bike Rack, that part number is RBC035. Now we already have our bike on the rack. First thing we are going to show you is how we secured that down. So starting here in the back we have a ratcheting strap on our back tire, that's just going to secure that in place and a great feature about that is that it does move up and down the length of your bike rack so you don't have to worry about having this specific style bike for this carrier. Now up at the front we have a locking skewer so that's going to protect your bike, it's also going to be for your fork mount as well. We can turn the handle one way or the other and it's going to loosen or tighten that skewer around your forks and when it's loose enough you can just pull your bike straight off and set it off to the side. With our bike out of the way, I always like to reconnect my straps so I don't lose or damage any of them and now we'll take a look at how the rack is connected down. We have a metal bracket here with a rubber coating on the top of it.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, we're doing a test fit of the Inno Fork Lock Roof Mounted Bike Rack. That part number is INXA391. Now we already have our bike strapped down. First, we're going to show you how we do that. Here in the back we have a lashing strap. To release that, we're just going to push the black button here and lift that up. The great thing about that is that it does move up and down the length of your carrier, so you can adjust it for different bikes you may have. Here in the front, we have a locking cover.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, we're doing a test fit of the INNO Multi Fork Roof Mounted Bike Rack. That part number is INA392. We already have our bike on our vehicle. We're first going to show you how we strap that down. We have a ratcheting strap here. That's going to hold it in place. We'll just push the black button at the top and remove that.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today, on our 2013 Volskwagen Jetta we are doing a test fit of the inaudible 00:00:05 bike rack. That part number is IMA391. This is going to be our roof mounted bike rack and it is going to be a fork mount as well. The first thing I am going to do is go over how we strap that down. Here in the back we have a ratcheting strap, we are just going to push in the black button and pull that out. The great thing about this is that it is adjustable.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, we're doing a test fit of the Inno Tire Hold Roof Mount and Bike Rack. That part number is INA389. Now we already have our bike strapped down . we're first going to show you how we connect that and then we'll go over some features. The first thing we'll look at is our front tire hold. Now we're going to have a wheel cradle that our wheel fits perfectly into. If you have bigger wheels, they can always fit in the larger cradle area but with those smaller ones, they'll fit right nice in the center. Now with our tire hold portion, it's just going to be a straight regular tire hold with an adjustable piece there which will adjust for your different size bike tires so you can use that for different bikes that you may have.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta - Curt

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt Custom-Fit Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver. This offers the 1-1/4" opening. It's part number is C11072. Now, this is what our hitch is going to look like once we get it installed, nice, clean-looking round tube. It's a little less symmetrical than what you see on some. It's a little bit longer on this side than it is on this side but serves a great purpose. It's going to allow us to haul those 2-bike racks.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today, on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, we're going to be showing you how to install the Tow Ready T-one vehicle wiring harness with the 4 pole flat trailer connector. Its part number is 1-1-8-5-7-2. This is what our wiring's going to look like when we pull it out of the package. We've got a couple simple connections that we're going to make. We've got our red and green wire that's going to be connected in-line behind our passenger side tail light. We've got our yellow and brown wire.





Volkswagen Jetta Questions

  • The Curt trailer hitch # 11072 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • All of the available trailer hitches for the 2009 to 2011 VW Jetta SportWagen are 1-1/4 inch hitches. We do offer numerous hitch mounted bike racks that are compatible with the 1-1/4 inch, Class I hitches. However, with a Class I trailer hitch installed, you will be limited to carrying only 2 bikes as the Class I trailer hitches are not designed to withstand the amount of weight and torque associated with carrying more than 2 bikes. For a 1-1/4, Class I trailer hitch, I recommend...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • For the 2010 VW Jetta TDI you would use the Hidden Hitch, # 60283. There is no trimming to be done on the VW Jetta TDI. This hitch also includes the ball mount and pin and clip. The wiring you will need is the CURT Wiring Harness, part # 56201. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the hitch # 60283 and a link to instructions on the CURT wiring harness.
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • The bypass that you mentioned is most likely the power wire that allows this harness to draw power directly form the vehicle battery and eliminate the possibility of overloading the sensitive circuitry and computers on your 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. The CURT wiring harness, # 56146KIT, is designed to work with your vehicles electrical system and does have the separate 12 volt power wire to protect your vehicle wiring. To tow a trailer with reverse lights you would need to use...
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  • I'd recommend the Hidden Hitch Class I Hitch, part # 60984. This hitch is compatible with TDI models. I have linked you to the installation instructions, as well as to an install video that you might find helpful. If you'll be using the hitch for light duty towing, I'd recommend the following items: Trailer wiring harness, part # 119179KIT 1-7/8 inch trailer ball, part # 19256 2 inch trailer ball, part # 19258 The ball mount and pin & clip are included with the hitch. The...
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  • For a Thule roof rack for a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta, there are a couple of different options. First, there is a system with the traditional Thule square bars. And there is also a system with new AeroBlade bars. If cost is an issue, then going with a square bar system will be the way to go. You will need the following parts: Bars, # THLB50 Foot Pack, # TH480 Fit Kit, # THKIT1618 You can also add a fairing, # TH872XT For bike racks that will fit this system, I would...
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  • I spoke with my contact at the manufacturer and yes, the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4, part # 60283, will fit a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta. I checked with Curt and the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch, item # 11072, does fit the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta. Some items you may need to complete your towing setup are. Wiring # 56201 Ball # 19256 or # 19258
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  • 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...
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  • The two Rhino-Rack roof rack components you referenced, the 2500 Series Leg Kit for Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRRLKVA and the Custom DK Clamps and Pads # DK306, are indeed correct fits for the 2014 VW Jetta 4-door with naked roof. These will allow you to mount your Vortex Aero Crossbars as long as they are at least 44-inches in length.
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