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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Volkswagen Passat - Hidden Hitch

Today in this 2015 Volkswagen Passat, we're going to show you the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver Hitch part # 60297. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our Passat. As you can tell, there's not much to really see. Here's our 1 1/4" receiver right here that's installed ab an inch below the bottom of the bumper cover. It has generous loops for your safety chains. It also uses a half inch hitch pin or your favorite hitch pin lock.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Volkswagen Passat - Draw-Tite

Today in this 2015 Volkswagen Passat, we're going to install the Draw-Tite class 1 inch to quarter receiver hitch, part number 24880. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our Passat. As you can tell, there's not much to really see. Here's our inch and a quarter receiver right here that's installed about an inch below the bottom of the bumper cover. It has some generous loops for your safety chains, it also uses a half-inch hitch pin or your favorite hitch pin lock. The receiver goes back in to here, and it has another attaching point at the trunk pan underneath, and it also goes up behind the bumper cover and clamps to the bumper structure underneath.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Today on the 2015 Volkswagen Passat, we're going to show you the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, Part Number PW1038. Now for reference, we're working with a tire size today of 215 by 55 by R17. A couple of details about our snow chains is that it's actually constructed from an all 00:00:21 cable. They're actually very low profile on the tire, so it's good for vehicles with a limited clearance between the tire and the fender well and maybe the suspension components as well. Construction of the cable is a case hardened, low carbon steel, and the spring rollers are wrapped around sturdy wire cross-cables as well and they'll move around and dig as needed in the snow. The idea behind these guys is that it's great to get you out of a jam. If you're out on the highway somewhere and the snow piles up and it's getting harder to get around, it's a good idea to put these on until you get to a better section of highway.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2007 Volkswagen Passat

Today our 2007 Volkswagen Passat well be doing a test fit of the Thule sprint T-Track roof mounted bike rack thats part number TH569. This is designed to slide right into your T-channel of your Thule AeroBlade. As you can see Ive already got the Thule AeroBlade installed on my Passat here today. Normally you would measure out and cut your rubber strips to where you want your bike racks so it would just set wherever you would place it and its good. For todays demonstration were going to go ahead and take those rubber straps off so we can show you how it works. Well just simply remove our end caps, set those aside for now. All rights so what well do is well start by bringing our rear strap or rear not our rear strap but our rear clamp or our rear T and place slide that on first that way you can adjust it to match up our front.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Volkswagen Passat - Hidden Hitch

All right. Today on this 2007 Volkswagen Passat we're going to show you the Hidden Hitch 1 1/4 Inch Quarter Class 1 Receiver Hitch, part number 60264. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our Passat. You can see the entire body of the hitch. It is square tube construction and it does fit below the bumper because of the way the body is built behind the bumper. There's no way of going around it. Has upright, it goes upright in to the frame on the passenger side and, also, when it goes over to the driver side, it, actually reaches up and over you exhaust.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Volkswagen Passat - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2007 Volkswagen Passat, we're going to show you a Draw Tite Sport Frame Class 1 inch and a quarter receiver, part number 24848. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our Passat. You can see the entire body of the hitch. It is square tube construction and it does fit below the bumper because of the way the body is built behind the bumper. There's no way of going around it. It has an upright that goes up into the frame on the passenger side and also when it goes over to the driver's side, it actually reaches up and over your exhaust. There's plenty of clearance there, you don't have to worry about rattling or anything like that.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2007 Volkswagen Passat

Today, on this 2007 Volkswagen Passat we're going to show you the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW1034. For reference workload tire size today of 215 by 55R16. Now this is what the snow chains look like when they're installed on our vehicle. We're going to go ahead a little bit closer look here. You can see that all the way around it is actually cable construction. Now on the cross part you can see it's the rollers, will actually move around as needed to get traction on the ice and snow and will also work with your tire.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2007 Volkswagen Passat

Today on this 2007 Volkswagen Passat, we're going to show you the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness from Tow Ready, part number 118562. A few features about this wiring harness, it provides a four-pole flat trailer connector for the vehicle. It's relatively easy with no cutting or splicing or taping into the factory wires of the vehicle. It's all one-piece construction, and with the right adapters, this is also going to be upgraded to a five-pole, six-pole, or seven-pole connector. This is our main wire harness right here. This is our T-connector for the left hand side. The green wire will be your T-connector for the right hand side.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2007 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2007 Volkswagen Passat, we'll be doing a test for the Thule AeroBlade Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System, using part numbers THARB53 for the aluminum load bars front and rear, part number TH480R for the foot pack and part number THKIT1592 for the fit kit. I've already got the front one installed on our vehicle today and I've already got the foot pack installed on this side. Let's go ahead and put this foot pack together on this side, and then we'll put it on our vehicle. First thing we want to do is go ahead and remove that end cap. We'll flip over the load bar, remove the end cap, and let's grab our foot pack. We're going to flip up this portion here and this portion here.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Racks Review - 2007 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2007 Volkswagen Passat, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Kuat Trio roof-mounted bike rack, and that's going to be part number TR02. We've already got our load bars installed on our vehicle here today. Let's go ahead and begin our test fit by setting it on top. We want to make sure to line up this portion here. We'll set it on our load bar like I did there. We'll worry about the rear clamp here later.



Thule Sprint Roof Bike Racks Review - 2007 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2007 Volkswagen Passat, we'll be doing a test fit of the Thule Sprint roof mounted bike rack. That's part number TH528. I've already got the Thule aero blade Rapid Traverse roof rack system already installed in our vehicle here today. We can go ahead and begin our test fit by removing these, undoing these straps underneath here. We're going to put that on our load bar, make sure the strap goes underneath and then same thing with this one here. All right.



TowReady Taillight Converter Hardwire Kit Installation - 2003 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2003 Volkswagen Passat wagon we're going to be installing the Tow-Ready upgraded circuit-protected taillight converter hard wire kit, part number 119178KIT. To begin our installation we'll need to first raise the rear hatch of the vehicle. Next we're going to need to go ahead and open up the access panel on both the driver and the passenger side to gain access to the taillight wiring. This right here is the bundle of wires that we're looking for. Over here on the driver side right here is the bundle of wires that we're looking for. Next we're going to go ahead and take our test light here. We've connected the other end, which is the ground, to a screw that's up in here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Volkswagen Passat - Curt

Today on our 2003 Volkswagen Passat wagon, we're going to be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch, part number C11054. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 3". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 12". Now, let's go ahead and install our hitch.



TowReady Taillight Converter Hardwire Kit Installation - 2005 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2005 Volkswagen Passat, we'll be installing the Tow Ready Circuit Protected 4-Pole Wiring kit, part number 119178KIT. To begin our install, we'll first remove the vehicle's spare tire cover. Set aside and then we're going to remove the rear threshold. To remove the rear threshold, there are multiple fasteners along the bottom and two cargo hooks with fasteners to remove. Once we remove these fasteners, we'll get underneath the threshold with a flat blade screwdriver or interior trim panel tool and pop the fasteners free underneath. Now with all of our fasteners free we'll go ahead and remove the rear threshold and set it aside. Next to access the wiring on the driver's side, we'll open up the rear storage compartment and then we'll move over to the passenger's side where we'll fold back the carpeting and this will allow us access to the passenger's side wiring. We'll go ahead and back probe the taillight connectors starting here on the driver's side, the green wire going into the vertical connector as our running light circuit.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2005 Volkswagen Passat, we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, part number C11054. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we'll give you a couple measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 3 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 12 1/4 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. Now we'll go ahead with installation. To begin our install, we'll first need to remove the vehicle's spare tire.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2001 Volkswagen Passat - Curt

Today on this 2001 Volkswagen Passat Wagon, we're going to install part number C11076 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the Passat. 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 the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 12 1/2 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 3 1/2 inches. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. We'll open up the back hatch and we need to get to the spare tire area.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2001 Volkswagen Passat

All right. Today on this 2001 Volkswagen Passat Wagon we're going to install part number 56146KIT. First thing we need to do is go ahead and open up the back hatch so we can get access to our wiring. One of the things we'll start off doing is go ahead and remove the access panels that are right behind the taillights. We're also going to roll back our floor coverings as well as remove the threshold. After we remove the threshold there'll be a couple of screws, one on each side on the interior panels that we have to remove. We'll also remove two tie down points, one on each side so we can free up our panel. All right. Now once we have our panels loosened up we can go ahead and start with our install.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat, well be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Roof Top Cargo Box with 22 cubic feet space in metallic silver, part number TH636S. With the Thule rapid traverse roof rack system installed on the roof of our car, well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicles load bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars, we can unlock the box, open the lid and expose the two closest knobs. Well then turn the knob that will tighten on the clamps around the load bars. Well then 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. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, that will complete todays test fit of the Thule Sonic XXL, part number TH636S, on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat.



Thule Sonic Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic Medium Rooftop Cargo Box with 13 cubic feet of space in glossy black, part number TH634B. With a Thule Rapid Diverse roof rack system installed onto our roof, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up on to the vehicle's load bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars, we can unlock the box, open the lid, and expose the 2 closest knobs. We'll then turn the knobs to tighten on the clamps around the bars. Now this box does feature the AcuTight mounting hardware, which will notify you when the clamp has been fully tightened when the knob starts to click. We'll then 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 Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box with 16 cubic feet in matte black, part number TH615. With a Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System installed onto our roof, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicle's load bars. Now, since this box only opens from one side, you'll need to position it on the passenger's side of your roof. With the box in place, we can unlock it and open the lid, exposing the four slots in the bottom of the box. We can take the clamps, slide them down through the slots over top of each bar, and then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, that'll complete today's test fit of the Thule Pulse Large, part number TH615, on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat.







Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat we'll be test fitting the Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box, with seventeen cubic feet of space, in two-toned black and silver. Part number TH612. With the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System installed onto our roof, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicle's load bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars, we can unlock the box, open the lid, and expose the two closest knobs. We'll then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps around the bars. Now, this box does feature the Accutite mounting hardware, which will notify us when the clamps have been fully tightened down, when the knob starts to click. We'll then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat we'll be test fitting the Thule Force XXL with 21 cubic feet of space and AeroSkin black, part number TH626. With a Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system installed onto our roof we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto to vehicle's load bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars we can unlock the box, open the lid, and expose the two closest knobs. We'll then turn the knobs, which will tighten down the clamps around the bars. We'll move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. Now this double-sided opening lid allows you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the car. Once everything is all tightened down and secured that will complete today's test fit of the Thule Force XXL, part number TH626, on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat.





Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Volkswagen Passat - Curt

Today, on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat, well be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C11234. Now here is what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hold to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 4 inches. From the top of opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 10-1/2 inches. Now lets go ahead and install our hitch. Were going to begin here underneath the rear fascia.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Today on 2014 Volkswagen Passat, we'll be installing the tow ready, upgraded, heavy duty modulite vehicle wiring harness, part number 119190KIT. We're going to first need to remove the trunk lining and then we'll need to remove this rear threshold piece. In order to remove the rear threshold, we'll either take a trim panel removal tool or a large flat head screwdriver. We'll work it underneath the trim piece and pop it upward. Next we'll remove both of these foam pieces. Next we'll remove this little panel here, set it aside.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Volkswagen Passat - Curt

Alright, today on this 2013 Volkswagen Passat we're going to install part number C11234 from Curt. Alright, this is what the hitch looks like once installed on our Passat, next we'll go ahead and give you some measurements so it will help you out selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From top of receiver opening down to the ground will be about ten and a quarter inches, and from center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about three and three quarter inches. Now I'llgo ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we need to do is go ahead and loosen up the fascia, they'll be three fascia screws we have to remove and they go into a plastic clip that goes into the bumper supports. We'll go ahead and remove these screws and then pop the clips away from the supports. Now after we're done we'll only reinstall two of them, the one in the middle and the area by the hitch.



Thule CS10 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Volkswagen Passat

Today we're going to test fit a part number TH00204097 from Thule. This is their PS10 tire chain, and we'll be working with a 2012 Volkswagen Passat. Now we'll be working with a tire size of 215/60/16. Now because this is a front wheel drive vehicle, we'll be working with the front axle, and we'll go ahead and start installing our snow chains. We'll start off by sliding the snow chain around the tire, and one half of the chain has a yellow tag on the end of it. You always want to have it routed over to the right hand side of the tire as you're facing it.



Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2013 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our on our 2013 Volkswagen Passat, we'll be installing the Glacier square link snow tire chains, part number PWPLC1134. We'll first lay out our tire chains to remove any kinks or tangles. We can then drape the tire chain over our tire, making sure the hooks on the tire chain are facing out. With our chain centered on the tire, we can now move to the inside of the tire, where we can connect the hook and link. Back on the outside of the tire, we will insert the link into the chain tensioner, closing it, and hooking it to the other link. Now the manufacturer does recommend a chain tensioning device, part number PW99, which we will install in a pentagonal shape to snug our chains to our tire.











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