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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Today on our 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sport Wagon we'll be installing the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Harness with Four-Pole Connector, part number 119179KIT. To begin our install we'll first need to remove the spare tire cover and lower storage cover. Then we're going to remove the cover panel behind the passenger side taillight assembly. Using a flat blade screwdriver we'll get in behind the cut out panel and go ahead and sat it aside. Then on the driver's side we'll go ahead and fold down the access compartment by unlatching the two twist knobs and then pulling back on the cut out of the carpeting to expose the wiring behind the driver's side taillight assembly. Now that we've exposed the wiring behind both taillight assemblies we'll need to remove the rear threshold. To do this we'll remove the two fasteners that secure it. Once we unscrew them we'll set them aside we can gently pull up on the rear threshold releasing the fasteners underneath. Now with that done we'll need to identify the running, turn signal and brake lights.



Thule Sprint Roof Bike Racks Review - 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Today on our 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sport Wagon we'll be doing a quick test fit of the Thule Sprint Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number Th528. With a Rhino-Rack Vortex Roof Rack System installed onto our roof, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's crossbars. Starting at the front here, we'll loosen up this speed link lever so that we can bring the rubber coated steel strap around the bar and hook it into the connection point. Then moving to the rear, we'll adjust the rear bracket as necessary, and then again bring the rubber coated steel strap around the underside of the bar. With both straps hooked in place, we'll then tighten down the speed link levers, which will bring the straps around tightly against the bar. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, we're ready to load up our bike. We'll loosen up the AccuTight knob at the front, which will extend the skewer outward.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Today on our 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sport Wagon, we'll be doing a quick test fit of the Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box with 13 cubic feet of space in glossy black, part number TH634B. With a inaudible 00:00:12 rack vortex aero roofrack system on our roof, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicle's crossbars. After positioning the clamps over the bars, we can unlock the box and open the lid, exposing the 2 closest knobs. We'll then turn the knobs, which will tighten down the clamps around the bars. Now this box does feature the AccuTight mounting hardware, which will notify you when the clamps have been fully tightened when the knob starts to click. We'll move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. Now this double-sided opening lid will also enable you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the car.





Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Today on our Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen, we'll be doing a test fit of the Thule Hyper XL roof top cargo box with 17 cubic feet of space in two tone black and silver part number TH612. With the rhino rack vortex aero roof rack system installed onto our roof, we'll begin our test by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicles cross bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars we can unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. We then turn the knobs which will tighten on the clamps around the bars. Now this box says featured the acutight mounting hardware which will notify you when the clamps have been fully tighten when the knob starts to click. Now this double sided opening lid will also enable you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the car.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Today on our 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sport Wagon we'll be test fitting the Thule Force XXL rooftop cargo box with 21 cubic feet of space in AeroSkin black, part number TH626. With a Rhino Rack Vortex Aero roof rack system installed onto our roof we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicle's crossbars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars, we can unlock the box and open the lid, exposing the two closest knobs. We'll then tighten down the knobs, which will bring the clamps tightly around the crossbars. Now this double-sided-opening lid will also enable you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the car. I'll move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. Once everything is all tightened and secured, that will complete today's test fit of the Thule Force XXL rooftop cargo box, part number TH626, on our 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sport Wagon.



Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack Installation - 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Today on our 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sport Wagon we'll be doing a test fit of the Rhino Rack SX Series Leg Kit with the Vortex Aero crossbars. These are part numbers RRSX004 and RRVA118B-2. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front crossbar onto the front of our roof. Now there's a small slot in the side rail where the parallel bars connection down to the piece which anchors to the roof. I'm going to use that as a location mark to where we're going to place the feet on both the passenger and driver side of the vehicle. Once we have the front bar in place i'm going to use the included tightening tool to tighten down the silver bolt on the inside of the bar, which will bring the two clamps together tightly around the side rail.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sport Wagon, we're going to install Part #60283 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on a Sport Wagon. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of the receiver opening down to the ground is about ten and a quarter inches. And from center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper is about three and three quarter inches. Now I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. There's a panel underneath the vehicle that we have to remove to install the hitch. The bits we used to remove the hardware is a T25 Torx bit and a T30 Torx bit. Now we'll remove these two plastic fasteners with a 10 millimeter socket. Should be able to remove our panel.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen, we're going to install part number 24866 from Draw Tite. This is what the hitch looks like, when it's installed on a Sportwagen. Next, we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. The top of the receiver opening, down to the ground, is about 10-1/4 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole, to the edge of the bumper is about 3-3/4 inches. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Today in our 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagon, we'll be installing our tow-ready T1 vehicle wiring harness with 4-pole flat connector, part number 119179KIT. To begin our install, we'll first go ahead and open up the rear hatch. We remove the rear cargo cover, fold back the cargo lid, and then remove the spare tire cover. With these out of the way, we can remove the rear threshold. To remove the rear threshold, there are two fasteners we'll need to remove first. We'll unscrew the plastic caps and then remove the threshold by gently pulling up on the rear threshold, releasing the fasteners underneath. Now, with that out of the way, we'll move to the driver's side, where we can open up the interior cargo panel on the driver's side. Once we fold the door down out of the way, we can pull back on the carpeting that's been cut out behind the rear tail light, allowing it to fold away and give us access to the driver's side tail light wiring as it goes into the driver's side tail light.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

Today on a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen, were going to install part number 119179kit from Tow Ready. First thing we need to do is get access to the wire harness were going to work with. This will behind the panels right behind the tail lights. To start off we need to remove some interior components. Were already removed the spare tire cover and a spare tire itself. At this point we go ahead and remove the thresh hold.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen - Curt

Today on this 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen were going to install part number C11072 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on our car. Next well give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 10 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about five and a half inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Today on our 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sport Wagon we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse large roof top cargo box, part number TH614. This box measures 14 cubic feet and it is in color matte black. With the Thule aeroblade edge roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing the box directly onto our load bars. Please keep in mind that this box opens from one side only. For our test fit today we'll be placing it closer to the passenger side for easier accessibility. Once we have it in place we can open the box, take our clamps and feed them through the appropriate slots making sure that the feet go around the load bars.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Today on our 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen, we'll be test fitting the Swagman Fork Down roof-mounted bike rack, part number S64710. With the Thule AeroBlade edge roof rack system assembled to our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Swagman Fork Down directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we'll want to take our U bolts, bring them around the underside of our load bar, and back up through the platform. Once we have it in place, we can secure it there and tighten it down with the wing nuts. We'll do this for both sides of the front platform. We'll move to the rear and take our U bolt and drop it through the top of the carrier, making sure it goes around our load bar, and then we can feed it through our bracket and tighten in place with our wing nuts.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Today on our 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen, 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 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 necessary to fit around our load bars while placing this onto our roof rack. With the box situated the way we like, we can then open the passenger side and tighten the two clamps using the hand knob to secure our feet around the bars. One of the great features of this box is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. We'll move to the driver's side, open the box, and tighten down the two remaining clamps.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Today on our 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic large rooftop cargo box, measuring 13 cubic feet, in glossy black, part number TH634B. With the Thule AeroBlade Edge roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our Sonic directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around our load bars while placing our box onto our roof rack. Once we have it situated, we can then open the passenger side of the box and use the hand knobs on this side to tighten the feet around our bars. We'll know that the feet are tight enough when we start hearing a clicking or ratcheting sound. One of the great features of this box is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Today on our 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen 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 assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing our Pulse directly onto the load bars. Keep in mind that this box opens from one side only so for our test fit today we will be moving the box closer to the passenger side for easier accessibility. Well open up the box and place our clamps through the appropriate slots making sure that the feet go around each load bar. Once we have those in place, we can use the attached hand knobs to tighten them down. With all four of those tight our box is secured and were ready to go.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Today on our 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL rooftop cargo box, measuring 16 cubic feet in matte black, part number TH615. With the Thule AeroBlade Edge roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Pulse directly onto our load bars. Once we have it situated the way we like, we can go ahead and open the box, grab our feet, and place then through the appropriate slots to make sure they fit around each bar. Keep in mind that this box opens from one side only. For our test fit today, we'll be moving it towards the passenger side of our vehicle for easier accessibility. With everything tight, our box is secured to our roof rack, and we're ready to go.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Today on our 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force XXL rooftop cargo box, measuring 21 cubic feet, in AeroSkin black, part number TH626. With the Thule AeroBlade Edge roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Force directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around our load bars, while placing the box onto our roof rack. Once we have it situated the way we like, we can open the passenger side of the box, and we can tighten the two hand knobs located on the inside of the box to tighten our clamps around our bar. One of the great features of this box is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. We'll move to the driver's side, open the box, and tighten down the two remaining clamps.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Today on our 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force large rooftop cargo box, part number TH624. This box is in AeroSkin black and measures 13 cubic feet. With the Thule AeroBlade Edge roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Force directly onto our load bars. Since the feet are already hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around our load bars while placing the box onto our roof rack. Once we have it situated the way we like, we can open the passenger side of the box and tighten the two hand knobs to tighten our clamps around our load bars. One of the great features of the Thule Force is its ability to open from either side of your vehicle.



Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Today on our 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen well be test fitting the Thule Aeroblade Edge Roof Rack System for raised factory side rails, part number th7502-th7502. To begin our test fit well grab our front bar and place it onto the front part of our roof. Well find a fixed point on the side rails so that we can make sure that our feet are in line with each other. On this Jetta Sportwagen theres a line here at the front of the side rail. With our bar in place we can grab our strap, place it into the foot of our carrier and wrap it around our side rail. Youll notice that on your strap on one end you have four slots numbered one through four.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Today on our 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen well be test fitting the RockyMounts Tierod Stretch Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number rky1011. With a Thule Aeroblade Edge roof rack system installed onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the Tierod directly on to our load bars. Here at the front well bring our straps around our front load bar. Well remove the black plastic cover, feed the straps into the head of the carrier, and tighten the Allen bolts with an Allen wrench. This will tighten our straps around our front part of our roof rack. We can reinstall the black plastic cover and then move to the rear.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Today, on our 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, we'll be test fitting the Thule Aeroblade Crossroad Roof Rack System, using part numbers THARB47 and TH450R. With our vehicle already equipped with the factory roof rails and our load bars already pre-assembled, we're going to go ahead and fit them to the vehicle. We'll begin by setting the front load bar on top of the vehicle. We need to go ahead and center it from left to right to ensure that the triangles on each foot are over the side rails. You do need to make sure that your load bar is square. To do this, find a fixed point on the side rails and measure to the foot with a tape measure.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Today on our 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen, we'll be installing the upgraded Circuit Protector Modulite with a 4-pole Harness and a Hardwire Kit from Tow Ready, Part Number 119176 KIT. First, we need to remove the interior trim panels behind the driver's side tail light assembly. We'll use the cargo door and then into your trim carpeting flap that we can pull back to access the manufacturer's wiring on the driver's side. Then using our test slide provided with our install kit, we can identify the running, brake and touring signal circuits. To use this tester, we'll take the ground clamp and attach it to a vehicle or body ground and then back probe the manufacturer's wire connector to test the tail light circuit. As you can see the light on the tester will light up when there's electrical current present.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen - Curt

Today on this 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sport Wagon were going to install part number 11072. Heres what the hitch looks like when its installed on a vehicle. Next well give you some measurements thatll help you out when selecting some accessories for a new hitch such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be about 11 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper will be about 5 inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen were going to install part number 60283 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a cargo carrier or a bike rack. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 10 inches, and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about four inches. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. The first thing were going to do is remove the plastic fascia panel underneath the passengers side of the vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sport Wagon were going to install part number 24866, from Draw-Tite. This is what the hitch looks like once its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements to help you out when selecting accessories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 10 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 4 inch. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Today on our 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen well be installing wiring kit part number 119176kit. To begin our install, weve already removed our spare tire to gain access to our spare tire well. Well need to remove the threshold. To do this, youll see two plastic tabs that will use a flathead screwdriver to undo. With our plastic tabs undone, we can then using our pry tool reach underneath the threshold to the clips holding it in and pry it up and well set it aside for reinstallation later. With the threshold out, well remove the cover at the driver side rear and undo the inner cover to expose our taillight wiring.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

All right today on this 2010 Volkswagen Jetta, we're going to do a test fit of part number TH9029 from Thule, the Vertex 4 Bicycle Rack. A few things about this bike rack that it is designed for inch and a quarter receiver hitches both class one and class two. However, if you're using a class one receiver hitch like we are today, you're limited to carrying just two bicycles. This will also work with two-inch receiver hitches with the included spacer. Well start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch, and then we'll go ahead tighten down the anti-rattle bolt. Then we'll go ahead and get a couple of clearance measurements.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Jetta SportWagen

Alright, today on this 2010 Volkswagen Jetta were going to do a test fit of part #: S64670 from Swagman, this is the XTC2 bicycle rack. A few things to know about this bicycle rack that it will work with inch and a quarter receiver hitches both class 1 and class 2 and this will also work with 2 inch receiver hitches with the included spacer. On this vehicle today well be working with a class 1 receiver hitch. Now, well start off our test fit by installing our bike rack into the hitch, well tighten down the anti-rattle bolt and then install the safety clip on the other side. Next well go ahead and unfold the bike rack and get some clearance measurements. Clearance from the bike rack to the bumper will be 3 and a half inches.





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