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Titan Cable Snow Tire Chain Installation - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2016 Volkswagen Jetty, we'll be a taking a look at the Titan Chain cable snow tire chains, part number TC1034. Now keep in mind that this is being used with tire size 205-55-R16. The Titan cable snow tire chains are SEA class S rated for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. These chains are made out of a case hardened, low carbon steel, so they're durable and rust resistant. The spring rollers wrap around wire cross cables to form cross chains, and that forms ladder patterns, which help with effective starts and stops. The chains themselves are a low profile design, perfect for on-road use with light snow.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, we'll be a taking a look at the Glacier cable snow tire chains, part number PW1034. Keep in mind that this is being used with tire size 205-55-R16. The Glacier cable snow tire chains are made out of a case-hardened, low carbon steel, so they're going to be durable and rust resistant. They're SAE class S rated for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. The spring rollers wrap around wire cross cables to form cross chains, and the tire chains themselves are low profile, so they'll give an overall smooth ride. These chains are meant for an on-road application only, meet the Department of Transportation's standards in all 50 states, and come in a quantity of 2. Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you to get these installed.



Rhino Rack Roof Basket Review - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2016 Volkswagen Jetta we're taking a look at the Rhino Rack Roofmounted Cargo Basket. That part number is RMCB. This is 47 inches long by 35 inches wide and has a weight capacity of 165 pounds. You do want to check your vehicles owner's manual to make sure your vehicle can withstand that much weight, but as far as the basket it can withstand 165 pounds. We already have three of our four clamps secured down. We've got part of our back secured down, we're going to show you how to secure the rest of it. We'll move around to the backhand side.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2016 Volkswagen Jetta we're doing a test fit of the Rhino-Rack RS2500 series roof rack. This is going to be a vortex arrow roof rack using part number RRRS330B. These are vortex arrow, which means they're going to be very aerodynamic. It helps to reduce wind noise and drag. We're going to have our weather strip along the top here that just inserts into our channel at the top, helping to reduce that wind noise. It's also removable, and you can cut it to different lengths to adapt for any kind of channel mount accessories that you have.



Thule Roof Basket Review - 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Canyon XT roof-mounted cargo basket. This is 49 by 40 by 6 inches, has a weight capacity of 150 pounds and the part number for that is TH859XT. Now, keep in mind, with that weight capacity, you do want to check your vehicle's owners manual to make sure that the vehicle can withstand that much weight. We already have three of our four mounts down in place. We've got both of our front ones and our back passenger's side. We're going to show you our driver's side now. We've gone ahead and adjusted each of our plates here, or our brackets.



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.



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 ...





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...
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  • 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...
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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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  • 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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  • There are only Class I trailer hitches available for the 2006 VW Jetta, see link. Out of the available trailer hitches I recommend Draw-Tite hitch # 24866 because if you use an accessory in the hitch like a bike rack you do NOT have to use a stabilization strap like you would with the Curt hitch. The recommended ball mount is # 3593. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256. For a 2 inch ball use # 19258. This hitch has a 200 pound tongue weight capacity and 2,000 pound gross trailer...
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  • 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...
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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 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.
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  • Although it would most likely fit because there haven't been any huge changes in the vehicle between the 2015 and 2016 model year, Curt hasn't yet confirmed that the # C11072 fits the 2016 Jetta, so I can't recommend that hitch. I'd recommend using the Draw-Tite # 24926 which IS a confirmed fit for the 2016 Jetta TSI. You'll want to consult your owner's manual to determine the actual towing capacity of the vehicle, you'll want to abide by the 2000 lb towing capacity of the...
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  • The square tube Draw-Tite Hitch # 24866. The CURT Hitch # 11072 is a confirmed fit for your 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan TDI also. It will fit the 2011 Jetta Sportwagens and sedans. The biggest difference between this hitch and the Draw-Tite hitch mentioned is that it requires the use of the CURT Stabilizer Strap # 18050 when using hitch mounted carriers such as a bike rack or cargo carrier. To complete your towing setup you may be interested in purchasing a Curt Custom Fit...
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  • 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...
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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 only anti-theft device we have for using a trunk mounted bike rack like the Thule Passage part # TH910XT is the Thule Passive Security Strap # TH533. You will basically loop the nylon covered steel strap around the frame of the rack to form a slip knot and then would close the puck of the strap in the trunk so that the only way to fully separate the rack from the vehicle would be to open the trunk. Another option is the Thule Raceway trunk rack part # TH9001PRO. All of...
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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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  • 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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  • I spoke with my contact at Draw-Tite and he stated that Trailer Hitch # 24866 will fit on your 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel. I have included a link to the installation details for reference. This trailer hitch does not come with the recommended ball mount. For a ball you can use # 19256 (1-7/8 inch diameter) or # 19258 (2 inch diameter). For trailer wiring, you would need Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite with 4 Pole Harness and Hardwire Kit, # 118667. I have included...
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  • Due to the size of the vehicle and the strength of the vehicle chassis where the hitch attaches, the only hitches available for the Jetta is a Class I that uses the 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. A Class I hitch with its 200 lb tongue weight capacity will be plenty strong for a bike rack as long as the weight of the rack and the bikes placed upon it doesn't exceed the 200 lb tongue weight capacity of the hitch. 2 inch hitches have a much higher weight capacity, high enough to damage...
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  • We actually carry a trailer wiring harness for your 2006 Jetta that is a very easy installation. Take a look at the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118667. This is what is called a T-One harness because it plugs in line with the vehicle tail light wiring so you will not have to splice into the vehicle wiring. I have included a link to the installation details for you. You will be able to perform this installation at home based on the easy T-one style connectors.
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  • I went out into our warehouse and pulled a Replacement Attachment Strap for Thule Hang Two Roof Mounted Surfboard Carrier # 753-3504 to measure it and found that it is 70 inches long and is 1 inch wide. The Replacement Strap for Thule Tahoe Roof Mounted Cargo Bag # 8535494 is 1-1/2 inches thick and measures 24 inches in length. The Replacement Tie-Down Strap for Thule Roof Mounted Cargo Boxes # 10169 that you referenced is 3/4 inches in width and 115 inches in length.
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  • 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...
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