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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Volkswagen Touareg - Curt

Today on our 2012 Volkswagen Touareg, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Curt Custom Fit Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C13116. Here's what our Curt Class III receiver hitch is going to look like once it's installed on our vehicle. You can see it's going to be real nice and tucked up underneath the backend of our vehicle, replacing that bumper beam that was originally under there. Now, this is going to have a 600-pound max tongue weight capacity and 6,000-pound towing capacity with that 2" by 2" receiver tube. Keep in mind that with this receiver hitch weight distribution is not recommended. I have a 5/8" pin hole going straight through to attach all your accessories as well as heavy-duty fully-welded design and black powder-coat finish that's going to help make it durable and prevent any kind of rust and corrosion. Now, I'll go ahead and give you a few measurements to help you in selecting from hitch accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is going to be about 1-3/4".



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Volkswagen Touareg

Today on our 2012 Volkswagen Touareg we're going to be taking a look at and installing the T-1 vehicle wiring harness with 4 pole flat trailer connector. Part number 118668. Now when we're ready to use our wiring harness we're just going to open up the back. Open up that spare tire compartment and pull out our 4 pole connector. The weather stripping here is thick enough at the back that we can just run it straight out the back and attach that to our trailer. Let's go ahead and connect up our test light and make sure everything works properly.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2012 Volkswagen Touareg

Today on our 2012 Volkswagen Touareg we are going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack System and the foot kit, right here. This would be part number THARB53 and TH450R. As you can see up on our vehicle we already have our front one in place, we are going to show you how to put the second one in place and how it looks once its all complete on top the vehicle. First thing we are going to do, is rotate the end of the Aeroblade, press down on the tab located here and lift up, that will remove the end cap and give us the ability to slide on the T-track system here. Slide the T-track into the grooves, to where its allowed to fall down like so. You want the Thule reading outwards, with the locking mechanism as well. That way your strap is undone and you are ready to rock and roll as far as putting it on.



Thule Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Volkswagen Touareg

Today on our 2012 Volkswagen Touareg we're going to be doing a test fit on the Thule rooftop mounted cargo basket. This cargo basket is going to measure 49 inches long by 40 inches wide, and at it's highest point at the top of this curve here, it's going to have a depth of about 6 inches. Now, it's going to have a sturdy steel construction as well, it's going to have 150 pound weight capacity. You can see that we already have it up here with 3 of the feet installed, but we're going to show you how to install the final one. The first thing you're going to need to do, is before you get started make sure that you have your adjustments for your crossbar spread. Measure from one point on one, to the one point on the other one, and get your crossbar spread whatever measurement that may be, in this case we are at 30 inches. This can be adjusted and permanently set, so that way when you're pulling it on and off your vehicle you can set it up quickly and easily and easily take it off in a matter of minutes. We'll go and place this other foot on.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Volkswagen Touareg

Today on our 2010 Volkswagen Touareg, we're going to show you how to install the Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with the 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector part number is 118509. Now, when not in use we can store this right down here out of the way, we won't have to worry about it. When we do want to use it all we have to do is bring it out, pull out whatever length we're going to need to make the connection with our trailer, or bike rack, or cargo carrier, allow it to drape right over here and you can see we've got a nice cushion right here. We won't have to worry about that doing any damage to our wires. Now we do want to avoid the striker area right here in the middle so it doesn't get pinched. You can see that's going to come out, easily connected when we're done, open the hatch and coil that wire back up. I'll show you a little tip to keep it all together.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Volkswagen Touareg - Curt

Today on our 2010 Volkswagen Touareg, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt Custom Fit Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver. This offers the 2-inch opening. Part number is 13220. Now here's what the hitch is going to look like once we get it installed on the vehicle. Really clean, simple look. All of your mounting hardware and brackets are up here behind the bumper fascia here, just a small area actually sticking out.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Volkswagen Touareg - Curt

Today, on a 2013 Volkswagen Touareg, we're going to show you part number C13116, from Curt. This is a Class III 2" Receiver Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on a Touareg. We'll go ahead and cover how the hitch fits with the vehicle. First off, it fits through the factory opening of the bumper cover, here, and the bumper cover does have to be removed to install the hitch. Easy access to our safety chain loops, and this is a 2-inch receiver. Cross-tube goes up and over, and replaces the internal bumper beam that's originally with the vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Volkswagen Touareg - Curt

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Touareg, we'll be installing the Curt hitch, part number C13116. Here's what the hitch will look like once installed. Next, I'll give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for you new hitch, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. In the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edges of the bumper is one and a half inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 17 and a quarter inches. We'll now go ahead and begin our installation.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Volkswagen Touareg

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Touareg, we'll be test fitting the Swagman Trailhead Tilting Four Bike Rack. That's part number S63340. This can be used for either two inch hitches or inch and a quarter. We can start by inserting our shank through our receiver. Once we get our pin holes lined up, go ahead and take our anti-rattle bolt and begin threading that through. Then we can take our wrench and finish tightening that down, and by doing so it's going to help reduce any play or wobble within the hitch.



Surco Products 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Volkswagen Touareg

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Touareg. We'll be test fitting the Surco Cargo Carrier. That's part number 52018. Its dimensions are 24x60. Has a max capacity of 500 pounds and it's for 2 inch hitches only. We can go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver.



Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Volkswagen Touareg

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Touareg we'll be test fitting the Pro Series Solo Cargo Carrier. That's part number PS1040100. Now its dimensions are 31x47. It has a max capacity of 400 pounds and it's also for 2 inch receivers only. We can go ahead and start by inserting our shank to our receiver and we are looking for our pin holes to line up. Once we get those lined up we'll take our included pin and clip.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Volkswagen Touareg

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Touareg, we'll be test fitting the Maxxtow Aluminum Cargo Carrier. That's part number 70108. Now it's dimensions are 20x47. It has the max capacity of 500 pounds and also it's for 2 inch receivers only. We can go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver until our pin holes line up. We are going take our included pin and clip, and now we are ready for measurements. starting with our nearest point, looking about 7 inches from our bumper to our carrier.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Volkswagen Touareg

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Touareg, we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler tilting 5-bike rack. That's part number HR9200. We'd go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver. We're looking for our pinholes to be lined up. We can take our anti-rattle bolt and begin threading that. Once you get that hand tightened, you can go ahead and tighten the rest of the way down with our socket wrench.



Curt 17x46 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Volkswagen Touareg

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Touareg we'll be test fitting the CURT cargo carrier. That's part number C18145. Its dimensions are 17 by 46 and it has a capacity of 500 pounds. It can be used for either 2" hitches or 1-1/4". We can go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver until our pinholes line up. It also comes included with an anti-rattle bolt as you can see here, pin and clip.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Volkswagen Touareg - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2004 Volkswagen Tuareg we'll be installing Hidden Hitch 2" receiver tube hitch, part number 82301. Next I'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 2". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 18-1/2". This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. We'll now go ahead and with the installation. To begin our install we'll first remove the torques bit fasteners inside each torques bit fasteners inside each wheel well.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Volkswagen Touareg - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2004 Volkswagen Tuareg we'll be installing the Draw-Tite hitch, part number 75363. Next I'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 2". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 18-1/2". This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. We'll now go ahead and with the installation. To begin our install we'll first remove the torques bit fasteners inside each torques bit fasteners inside each wheel well.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Volkswagen Touareg - Curt

Today, on our 2004 Volkswagen Touareg, we'll be installing the Curt hitch, part number 13220. Next, I'll go ahead and 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 2 inches. The top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 18 1/2 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. We'll now go ahead with the installation. To begin our install, we'll first remove the inaudible 00:30 fasteners inside each wheel well.



Thule Pulse Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Volkswagen Touareg

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Touareg, well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Medium Rooftop Cargo Box matte black in color with 14 cubic feet of space part number TH614. Now to begin our test fit well simply place the cargo box onto our vehicles crossbars. Loosening up the claws before setting the box onto the vehicles crossbars may allow easier installation. Well now position the box onto the center of the vehicles crossbars. Well then use the key to open up the lid to expose the knobs on the bottom part of the cargo box. Well turn the knobs, tightening the claws, securing the cargo box to our vehicle's crossbars.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Volkswagen Touareg

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Touareg, well be test fitting the Thule Crossroads Aero Blade Roof Rack System, part numbers THARB53 and TH450R. Now our vehicle is equipped with factory raised side rails, so to begin our test fit, well place the front crossbar onto the vehicles side rails. Well then measure from a fixed point on the side rail on both the passenger and drivers side of the vehicle to make sure that the crossbar is perpendicular to the vehicle. Once we have established this position, we can remove the end caps of the feet and bring the rubber coated steel straps around the underside of the crossbar and hook them into position. We will then want to make sure that, the overhang of the Aero Blade is equal on both sides of the feet. After doing so, we can use the included tensioning tool to tighten down the feet to secure the crossbar to the vehicles raised side rails.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Volkswagen Touareg

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Touareg we'll be test fitting the Thule Force L Rooftop Cargo Box Aeroskin black in color with 13 cubic feet of space, part number th624. To begin our test fit we'll simply place the cargo box on to the vehicles crossbars. It may be easier to loosen up the claws of the cargo box before placing it on to the vehicle. We'll then use the key to open one side of the cargo box to expose the two closest knobs. We'll turn the knobs to tighten down the claws to secure one side of the box to the vehicles crossbars. We'll then close the lid and open up the other side of the cargo box repeating the same steps.





Volkswagen Touareg Questions

  • Brake controllers are not vehicle specific so you can install one on your 2015 Volkswagen Touareg. Between the P2, # 90885, and the P3, # 90195, I prefer the P2 because it is the better entry level controller. There are some special installation instructions for the Touareg. I have included a link to them for you. As far as location, you will need to install the controller so that it is within easy reach of the driver. Placing it over a panel that has an airbag behind it...
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  • You can use a strap like the Thule Tie-Down Strap, part # 753-2030-03 to secure the front wheel to the frame of the bike or the bike rack to prevent it from turning or spinning. Also when carrying womens, childrens, or alternative frame bicycles, I would recommend using the Swagman Frame Bike Adapter Bar, part # 64005. This will allow you to carry those types of bikes level on your bike rack. I have included some links to instructions and videos for you.
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  • We do have adapters that plug into a 7-Way on the vehicle and provide a 4-Way that can be used with the Round Tube Stainless Steel Trailer Hitch Receiver Step with LED Lights, # CR-600LED. We have some that are just 7 to 4-Way, and others that allow you to have both at the same time. I have included a link to all the 7 to 4-Way adapters below. The most economical is the Pollak 7 Pole to 4 Pole Connector Adapter, # PK12716. This is strictly a 7-Way to 4-Flat.
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  • Installing the P3 on your 2013 Volkswagen Touareg is possible, however an aftermarket plug-in harness is not available. If the pigtail that you found under your dash is for a brake controller, you will either have to splice the wires from the brake controller to the wires from the pigtail or you may be able to get a plugin adapter from Volkswagen if one is available. You should not need any additional parts to install the brake controller because the brake controller will come...
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  • Yes, you could use the Prodigy RF brake controller, # 90250, with your 2015 Volkswagen Touareg. but you may end up needing a special adapter, # 20142, if you have a hard time getting the RF module to pair with the handheld unit.
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  • We have not had any customers specifically state they have used the fender mount towing mirror, # 11750 on a Volkswagen Touareg. The hooks that attach the mirror to the vehicle are coated so as not to damage the vehicle finish. How tight it is depends on how tight you make it so if you tightened it down excessively it could deform the metal on the vehicle. Another option and the most stable mirror is the door mount mirror # 11650. Provided there is no cladding or molding at...
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  • For your 2014 Volkswagen Touareg I recommend the P2 # 90885. It is our most popular brake controller because it is easy to set up and use and it is reliable. Installation of the controller on a Touareg requires some special steps. I have included a link to a help article that explains what you will need to do to install the controller on your Touareg.
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  • At this time, a plug and play type of brake controller wiring harness is not available for a 2012 Volkswagen Touareg. But, you can still install a brake controller. There are several components you will need. First, if the vehicle does not already have a 7 or 4-Way trailer connector, you will need to add one. To add a 4-Way you will need # 118668. I have included a link to the installation details and a link to a video showing a typical installation of this harness for you. To...
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  • You will need to check your owners manual to see what the trailer towing capacity is for your Touareg. Many times the construction of a vehicle will restrict the amount of weight the vehicle can tow. I looked at a 2010 Touareg and the trailer hitch we have that is designed for the 2010 is the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # 13220. This is a Class lll hitch and it has a 2 inch receiver opening. A technical note states that you cannot use weight distribution with this hitch. You...
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  • Brake controllers themselves are not vehicle specific, so you will be able to use just a bout any one you wanted. I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, # 90885. This is the newest version of the popular Prodigy series of brake controllers. This controller is easy to set up and easy to use. I have included a link to the installation details for reference. The controller comes with a wiring harness. One end plugs into the back of the controller, the other end has blunt cut wires...
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  • We are here to help you make your decision and to help with the installation along the way. Wiring the Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite with 4 Pole Harness and Hardwire Kit, item # 119179KIT, is a pretty straight forward process and doing it yourself is very doable. Just take your time and you will have a professional looking installation. The instructions for the # 119179KIT wiring harness (see link) are not specific to the Touareg, but are very easy to follow. The circuit...
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  • Different versions of a given vehicle can have varying towing capacities based on their engine, transmission and suspension packages, so it is best to check your own VW owner's manual to see what the car's rated towing capacity is. I reviewed online resources that indicate some versions can tow as much as 7700-lbs. A check of your manual is in order. Since your car can be fitted with a 2-inch Class III hitch chances are good that it will have a pretty good rated towing capacity. The...
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  • The Tech Bulletin that you were looking at, see link, is the best resource we have for installing a brake controller on the 2006 Volkswagen Touareg. I think that I can expand on the instructions a bit to make a bit of sense out of the wording, and I have a photo of the parts you should get, see link. You will need to purchase 2 wire assemblies from VW, part number 000-979-228, that will have wire terminals on both ends. You will need to cut each assembly in half to create 4...
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  • I attached installation instructions for this T-One Connector w/Upgraded Circuit Protected ModuLite, part # 118509, below for you to check out. You will not need to remove the rear bumper for this install. Basically, you will remove the tail lights temporarily so you can access the the wiring harness for each of the tail lights and then you will wire this harness in line with the tail light harness and then you will ground a wire to the body of your 2004 Volkswagen Touareg...
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  • The only issue that I am aware of with this hitch is the relative complexity of the installation. The install actually is not very difficult, but the rear bumper cover and taillight assemblies need to be removed which tends to frighten some folks. The hitch includes the 12mm bolts, if your Touareg requires the 14mm bolts, it is perfectly acceptable to use the existing bolts that held the bumper beam in place.
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  • To install the P2, part # 90885 brake controller in your Touareg you will need to do some hardwiring. If you do not have a 4-way connector at the rear of your Touareg you will need to install a trailer wiring connector like part # 118668. You will then need part # ETBC7 and attach it to the 4-way connector and complete some additional wiring as shown in the attached drawing. When working with electrical connectors I recommend using dielectric grease like part # 11755....
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  • Yes, you can use the Thule K-Summit XXL Tire Chains, part # TH02230K66, on your 2012 Volkswagen Touareg. I have attached a demonstration video for you to check out. Another option you may be interested in is the Thule Easy Fit Tire Chains, # TH04115255. These chains can be installed in a matter of seconds, which is a valuable feature if you find yourself on the side of a highway in a snow storm. I have attached a demonstration video of this chain for you as well. Before...
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  • I attached a link to a page that has info for installing a brake controller in a 2015 Volkswagaen Touareg. Depending on what you are viewing this page on will determine where the link will be. It could be on the right side of the page or it could be down below the product links. The Prodigy RF # 90250 that you referenced bypasses most of what would be mentioned in that article since the controller more or less installs on the trailer. All you would need is a 7-way with active...
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  • I have heard that locating the brake controller wiring on 2005-2010 Volkswagen Touaregs can be difficult. The tow package wiring may be located behind the lower appearance panel beneath the dash and to the right of the emergency brake pedal. It may be on the left, wrapped in grey foam. I have included a link to an FAQ article that might help you. Once you locate the harness you will be able to connect the Tekonsha Prodigy Brake Controller # 90185 to your vehicle.
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  • I recommend the Tekonsha P2, # 90885. It is one of our highest rated and most popular brake controller models. If your Touareg has a factory tow package, then you will just need to connect the wires from the brake controller to the tow package wires under the dash. The tow package wiring may be located behind the lower appearance panel beneath the dash and to the right of the emergency brake pedal. It may be on the left, wrapped in grey foam. I have included a link to an FAQ...
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