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Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" 1-1/4 Inch Hitch 24812 on 2005 Pontiac Vibe
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  • Draw-Tite
  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Visible Cross Tube
This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number 24812 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24812

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar and pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.



Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.


In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



24812 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

60898 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver



24812 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 24812 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2009 - 2013 Toyota Matrix

2014 - 2014 Toyota Matrix Canadian models

2003 - 2010 Pontiac Vibe excluding GT

2003 - 2008 Toyota Matrix excluding XR and XRS

2003 - 2008 Pontiac Vibe GT models

2003 - 2008 Toyota Matrix XR and XRS



Video of Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Pontiac Vibe

Today on this 2010 Pontiac Vibe we are going to install part number 24812 from Draw-Tite. This will also apply to Hidden Hitch part number 60898. This is what the hitch looks like when installed on the vehicle. We are going to give you a couple measurements that will help you out when ing accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 10-7/8inches. From the center of the pin hole out to the edge of the bumper is 3 inches. No we are going to show you how the hitch gets installed on this vehicle. :33

First thing we want to do is inspect the bolt holes on the frame of the vehicle. It may be a good idea to spray some lubricant in there to wash the debris out and then run the bolt in. Do that for all the holes in the frame. Next we will go ahead and lift the hitch in position. What we are going to do is slide the passenger side of the hitch over the exhaust, so the exhaust will hold up the hitch while we work on the driver side. :53

Once you have all the hardware installed you may want to take a second and move the hitch back and fourth to get it as centered as possible. Then go ahead and snug down the bolts. Once you have them all snugged down, you can torque them down as specified in the instructions. That will finish it for our install of part number 24812 from Draw-Tite on a 2010 Pontiac Vibe.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24812

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (140 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.

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Good fit. Had to ream the factory threads for the bolts to work but once that was done, easy bolt in. I have an XR model so I had to notch the lower valance. Looks good, just a little tight installing the receiver pin. 429154


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Thanks for the follow up, George. Both the receiver hitch and wiring have been working great! I am very happy with my purchases. Thanks.

Goody - 09/05/2018

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Great hitch ...everything provided . Only problem was cleaning the rust out of the 6 holes in my car ! What worked best for rust removal ... 1/2 " wire brush used in copper plumbing .... cut off the handle , attached to drill motor and good bye rusty threads ! Would do it again , great support , great product ! 95368



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Fits perfect,arived in four days. Install looked super easy, but was very difficult because of rust/scale build-up in factory weld nuts inside frame. Had to go buy 12MM X 1.25 tap to cut/clear threads so bolts would start on all six holes. etrailer should strongly recommend and/or provide tap with all hitches for this as 95% of all vehicles over 3 years old have same issue. Including tap in hitch would bring customer support to very high level for minimum investment. My tap cost 8 dollars. 353441



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2009 Pontiac Vibe


Product as described & fast delivery! 559416



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I put penetrating oil on the car's threads right after I ordered the hitch. I recommend wearing safety goggles when installing to prevent grit from underneath your car from falling into your eyes. Installation was simple. I used the muffler to hold up the right side while I threaded bolts on the left side. After the left side was loosely bolted in place I pushed the hitch up on the right side and hand treaded the right bolts. After that it was a matter of drawing up the 6 bolts. It was installed in less than 30 minutes. 129218



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I have experience with Draw-Tite products and am well-satisfied with them; so, choosing that brand of hitch was not an issue. I have had NO experience with e-trailer.com; but, this transaction has made me a fan! I am unlikely to purchase another hitch in the future, as this one was installed on a newly-purchased vehicle which I expect to keep a long time. Still, the installation process was easy and direct; no instructions needed! I will keep you folks in mind in the event I need accessories, as I am VERY impressed with the obvious emphasis you place on customer service and customer satisfaction. Great experience! 450398



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Good, quick service from etrailer. The hitch was inexpensive and very easy to install on my Toyota Matrix. I usually build my own hitches, but this made it so much easier. 550669



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Great product and price. It took awile to install as the car was nine years old and the welded in nuts were a little corroded and filled with road dirt. Once cleaned out the hitch installed in just a few minutes. I could not be happier with the finished product unless the receiver could have been a 2" model to fit my bike rack. A 1 1/4 to 2" receiver was purchased after market. 248746



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The trailer hitch was well made and a perfect fit with the bolts provided. The delivery was fast which great packaging. The ordering process was easy. Thank you folks for being a great company! If I or a friend ever need any trailer hitches or supplies,.. I know I will be ordering from you! Again, Thank YOU! ps,.. Thanks for the installation video,.. as a handy woman,.. it made it that much easier to install. 328276



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2010 Pontiac Vibe


I purchased a hitch and wire harness for my 2010 Pontiac Vibe from your company and couldn't be more delighted with the product and easy installation. I'm 64 years old and had no problems at all.( I did view the installation video ) I believe I spend more time running the power from the battery than the hitch or harness. Everything works great and because of the harness plugs ( not crimp on connectors ) I expect no future problems. In this world, It's not to often the advertising matches the product. Your company is the exception!!! Keep up the good work. Great products and honest representation. Thank you!!!! 32731


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thevideo wasEXCELLENT

-- comment by: tom - 03/19/2015

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When I received this hitch I was frustrated because I thought that I had been sent the incorrect bolts for my Vibe. When they say to clean out the weld nuts, they mean it. I ended up needing to buy a tap and tap out the threads on my vibe for them to fit. This is a great company with great products. I recommend them! 413023


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The parts are great and working perfectly, thank you!

Tyson H - 07/27/2018

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This is the second e-trailer hitch that I have purchase and installed. Hitch came with all required parts and was installed in about two hours. Expanded time on install was caused by the piece that had to be removed prior to install. Hitch itself took about 1/2 hour to install. Complete instruction were included as to how to install. Love these products. With minor modification put the center back on. 190894



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It's a trailer hitch. I does what it's supposed to. Installation was easy; bolt holes lined up perfectly. 550454



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Easier to install than I though 2006 Toyota Matrix XR. Didn't have to jack it up to install. Also installed the T-One wiring harness only tool needed is a drill with a Philips #2 for the ground wire Had to remove the lower trim in the back but it looks like it won't be missed. bolts for it are 10mm. 431408



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fit perfectly. also had ball hitch and trailer light hook-up for my vehicle. Shipped quickly, no damage. I did have a local shop install this, but would not have been necessary if it had been a new vehicle. The slight re-positioning of the older exhaust broke a part of the exhaust. The local shop that did the installation thought these were better and a better deal than what THEY had initially considered. This hitch and receiver has hauled my 12' Jon boat dozens of times for great fishing fun. THANKS for a good, quality product. 241551



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Again, never question the internet, I have a 2005 Matrix RS, so the age of the car should of told me to buy a tap to tap the frame rails, I didn't buy one and had to wait a week to install because you cant get that M12 x 1.25 tap locally. Other than that it all went very well. The 24812 does make you trim the fascia a bit and the other places too. But I prefer that because the hitch is off the ground more. From the install instructions (Note: Toyota Matrix XRS & XR Sport models have added center fascia that must be removed for hitch installation) Heather at etrailer is the best, I ordered 3 of these by mistake and she cleared it up and got me a discount to boot. Thanks Heather. I will be coming back to etrailer for my X3 hitch, little bit bigger job. I included a picture and that scratch on my bumper was already there. Thanks to my Daughter!!! 280700



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I have bought 2 tow bars from etrailer.com, one for my 2006 Ford Focus from like 5 years ago, and another for my 2004 Pontiac Vibe this past fall. Both arrived on time and were super simple to install. I had trouble installing my Pontiac Vibe tow bar, but that was because the mounting holes on my car were a bit rusted over. I called customer support who walked me through cleaning those out, and I got it installed right away then. Their wiring harnesses are also super easy to install and the directions are clear and concise. I highly recommend etrailer.com for any towing bar and wire harness needs. I now can tow my sailboat wherever I want to go! 424224



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Hi, Here’s my Toyota giving us more space for camping trips thanks to your product. 404789



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2009 Pontiac Vibe


Here are the pictures of the hitch just installed this morning on our 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The hitch was very easy to install and we're very satisfied with the quality. Even at 80 years of age, I was able to do the majority of the wiring myself, but did have my step-son do the last wire that had to go underneath and up to the battery. He also bolted on the hitch. He is a mechanic by trade and was impressed with the ease with which the hitch fit and bolted up. All in all, I am very pleased with this purchase and will recommend your company to others. 19255



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Very easy installation on my 2003 Vibe GT. Actual installation was less than 30 min, I spend more time collecting my tools and getting the car up onto the ramps than I did installing the hitch. My southern vehicle did not have any corrosion issues with the bolt holes, 30 sec on each with a wire brush in my drill cleaned them out just fine. The receiver sticks out a bit farther under the bumper than I would have liked, but it does not cause any problems for me. 277534



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2003 Toyota Matrix


I recently decided to buy a trailer hitch for my 2003 Toyota Matrix XR. After searching everywhere, and a million phone calls, I finally found exactly what I was looking for on etrailer.com. I found the customer service to be some of the best I have ever dealt with. I was even contacted personally by Cathy T to help answer some questions I had about my purchase. I received my order in about a week. The installation required very little mechanical knowledge. had to tap the rusty bolt holes in the frame of my car, but after that it was very simple to install. Along with the plug and play wiring harness I ordered, the total installation time took well under an hour, and I was literally towing my trailer home an hour later. Id highly recommend etrailer for the quality of product for the price, and the excellent customer service. 122918



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Very easy to install. The only "specialty" tool need is a torque wrench.92 lb ft for all six. But only one down side. The mount for the hitch contacts the bumper (shown in photos). But I can trim the pices of bumper off that it touches. Only reason it not five stars. Going on vacation soon and wanted to bring the bikes along. 394241



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2005 Pontiac Vibe


Great price for a good product This was purchased for a 2005 pontiac vibe. Unfortunately, it has had 5 solid years of rust build up on the threads where the 6 bolts go into. I highly recommend using some sort of tap kit to freshen up the threads. I tried wd-40, rust dissolver, and pure muscle to try and get these bolts into place. Each of the six bolts took me about 30 minutes a piece because I was basically cutting new threads with shear force. A cylindrical wire brush may have also been helpful. Once I got the holes rethreaded, installation was a snap. Makes for a good work out, and I'm feeling it days later! I can't comment on the other features of the hitch because I haven't used it yet. 2742


Comments

I had the same problemI HIGHLY recommend getting the wire harness at the same time as the hitch

-- comment by: tom - 03/19/2015

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Installation was easy and straight forward. Performance has been pretty impressive. I don't think I've ever tested the 1500 lb towing capacity but I've had a boat on it then stood on it so the tongue can definitely take 200 lb. The hitch does make a rattling noise in the receiver if there's a load on it and I drive over a bumpy road but that might be my hitch. Overall, sturdy and reliable product. Would recommend 527883



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Works well, no issues. Has been trouble free and very useful. 528980



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2003 Dodge Ram Pickup


Very easy install works great 518465



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works great for a bike-rack attachment. hubby said it was relatively easy to install. 384466


Comments

product works great - no problems. I use it for a bike rack

jenny - 05/24/2018

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2006 Pontiac Vibe


great product. Excellent fit well made. Only difficulty in the installation was tapping the holes in the frame of an 11 yr old Pontiac vibe whose whole life was spent in the Rochester, NY salt. A high quality tap and a lot of patience yielded 6 clean tapped holes and the rest of the installation went flawlessly. 502481



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2004 Toyota Matrix


It went on without a hitch (see what I did there). Seriously! Four bolts and run the wiring where it belongs. I did it at night with a headlamp and it worked flawlessly. A year later, it’s still tight and the wiring is solid. Thank you for a seamless and painless experience! 496755



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Everything I buy fits perfect for what I need. 485012



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PKG. ARRIVED ON TIME, TOOK ME ABOUT 45 MINUTES TO INSTALL HITCH, AND ABOUT 30 MINUTES TO INSTALL WIRING FOR LIGHTS, HAD TO PULL BACK INSIDE PANELS FOR EASIER ACCESS, BUT VERY EASY ANYWAY. 479066



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Quality product, low price, exact fit, easy installation, all necessary hardware for mounting. Quick fast and dependable service. 479044



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Easy to install given the correct tools. Had to take the plastic piece off to make it fit, but handled a 5x7 trailer from uhaul pretty well. 458181



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Unbelievably Fantastic! Ordered Sun at 2pm, order shipped at 4:32pm, delivered Wed 2:02pm, installed by 4pm. And it also contained the correct grade 8 washers, unlike the other hitch I ordered thru another site for our other SUZ. FANTASTIC service! Great job! 454372



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Fits perfect does the job 434556



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I have not been able to install the trailer hitch as the holes in the car frame are too rusted and not usable. If I could return the etrailer, I would do that. 425892


Comments

I have attached some links below that will help you clean the weld nuts on your vehicles frame.

-- Heather A - 08/30/2017

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Hitch and wiring harness delivered on time. Installation was easy. etrailer install videos make it even easier. This will serve my needs perfectly. 424251



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We had our mechanic install it and we're glad we did because he had to change a number of things to make it fit properly. He also bought new bolts because the ones that came with it were not the correct ones. He did get it installed (4 hours) and it is sturdy, so other than installation, we're pleased. 417740



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Easy to install after re-tapping holes in frame. 417679



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Great product great price. Fit perfectly on my Toyota Matrix. Thank you etrailer. Also your website is amazing. Excellent business guys. Way to go. 406512



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Great product great price. Fit perfectly on my Toyota Matrix. Thank you etrailer 406511



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This hitch looks good from behind, it's barely visible, only the square receiver part is visible and doesn't hang too low, it works great with my 1up dual bicycle carrier. 404830



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Their by far the best place I ever ordered from online. Would recommend them to all. Donna the customer service person was absolutely the best helper I ever talked with and helped me order the right parts for my car. The prices are the best, cheaper than the rest. 398636



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The hitch fit like a glove. I would refer them to anyone needing a great product. The service women that worked with me to make sure that the hitch was the one for my car and the light harness and receiver was right which I picked the wrong one and she helped me get the right one. Her name is Donna and she the best customer service person I ever worked with. 398633



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Quick service. Very easy to install. 378054



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Very easy to install. But there might be more tips in the installation instructions about cleaning the threads inside the welded nuts on the car. I cleaned the threads but the bolts would not go in. I had to get a tap and run it through to clean out the rust. Then the bolts went in easily. 368191



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product and service was great 355289


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everything fine, thanks for checking

will - 03/11/2018

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I was very pleased with the overall service and efficiency of your service. Ordering was easy, and delivery was quick. Although I haven't had the opportunity to install the trailer hitch, the quality looks to be superior and the packaging was incredible. The overall value of your product and service was excellent. I'm very pleased and it would be a pleasure to do business with you again. Thank you 331434



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Clean threaded holes fit perfect 315090



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this product was so absolutely simple my granddaughter helped me install 314542


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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2009 Toyota Matrix XRS
  • The Curt Class-II hitch # C12221 has a higher weight rating and would work with your 2009 Toyota Matrix XRS. Draw-Tite # 24812 is a Class-I hitch where as the Curt # 12221 is a Class-II. The Class-II hitch will have a higher rating than Class-I. But keep in mind the maximum towing weight capacity of your 2009 Toyota Matrix is 1,500 pounds per the Toyota Matrix owners manual. Per Curt instructions, the fascia might have to be trimmed on models with lower fascia but I pulled the Curt hitch...
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  • Bolt Sizes for a 2006 Toyota Matrix Trailer Hitch 24812
  • All of the hitches available to fit your vehicle are Class I hitches. The most common hitch, 24812, was one which fits with or without the rear fascia. The bolts for that hitch are M12 x 1.25 x 40mm. We offer replacement hardware kits part number RHK. I have included a link to the most popular hitch for you 2006 Matrix and to our hardware kits.
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  • Availability of 2 Inch Receiver Hitch for 2009 Toyota Matrix XRS
  • There are no 2 inch hitches available for a 2009 Toyota Matrix, however we do have a solution for you. We have 1-1/4 inch hitches for your Matrix and a nice adapter for making your 2 inch bike rack work with 1-1/4 inch receivers. First you will need a hitch. The Draw-Tite, part # 24812, has a high customer rating and would work just fine for a bike rack and includes a pin and clip. We even have a video of one of these hitches being installed on a 2009 Matrix, I have added a link to it. Since...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2003 Pontiac Vibe
  • 2 inch hitches are only used on larger vehicles like trucks and SUVs that have higher towing capacities. For your 2003 Pontiac Vibe you would have to go with a 1-1/4 inch hitch like the part # 24812 and a bike rack compatible with a Class I hitch like this. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This rack has a ton of positive reviews from our customers who have tried it. Check out the review video...
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  • Trailer is not Level When Towing with Recommended Drawbar
  • The instructions (see link below) state that the drawbar must be used in the rise position only, for your Pontiac Vibe. Drawbar 3593 has a rise of 2-1/8 inches, and only the drawbar recommended for a Class I hitch should be used. The manufacturer tests for crash safety on Class I and Class II hitches and their recommendation should be followed. If your drawbar is in the correct position and the trailer is still not level you may need to haul that particular trailer with another vehicle....
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  • Size and Thread Pitch of Attachment Bolt for Draw-Tite Class I # 24812 for 2004 Pontiac Vibe
  • The Draw-Tite Class I # 24812 hitch attaches to nuts welded into the frame of the vehicle using M12 X 40mm bolts which have a 1.25 thread pitch. If the weld nuts in your frame are corroded or clogged up with road grime, before resorting to chasing them with a tap, you can try cleaning them using some spray lubricant like WD-40 and a wire brush like the one on a battery terminal cleaner # DW00254.
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  • What Trailer Hitches Will Fit 2009 Toyota Matrix XRS Without Any Trimming Of The Rear Fascia
  • On the Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitch, # 24812, it will fit on your 2009 Toyota Matrix XRS with the lower rear fascia. The rear fascia has a center section that will have to be removed when you install the hitch. It is not hard to remove that section because it is made to be removed for a trailer hitch installation. Also needed for towing would be the Draw-Tite Ball Mount, # 3593, and either the Tow Ready 1-7/8 Inch Hitch Ball, # 19256, or the Tow Ready 2 Inch Hitch Ball, # 19258. The...
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  • Difference in Class I and Class II Ball Mounts and Can They Interchange
  • The correct ball mount or draw bar for the Hidden Hitch Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 24812, on your 2010 Toyota Matrix will be Draw-Tite Ball Mount, part # 3593. When towing with a Class I or Class II trailer hitch, the ball mount that is recommended by the hitch manufacturer should be used. All Class I and Class II trailer hitches are tested and rated with the specific ball mount for that hitch. Using a ball mount that is not recommended by the manufacturer will void the warranty. A...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2007 Toyota Matrix and Converting 2 inch T2 Bike Rack to 1-1/4 inch
  • The thing about hitch adapters/extenders like the part # MT70355 that you referenced is that they reduce the capacity of the hitch they are used on by 50 percent. The hitch you referenced part # 24812 has a tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs so it would only have a 100 lb capacity with that extension. The T2 part # TH9044 that you referenced weighs 60 lbs so you would only have 40 lbs of capacity for bikes with the setup you referenced. Your best solution would be to convert your Thule...
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  • My Draw Bar Will Not Fit All the Way Inside My Draw-Tite Hitch 24812 on my Pontiac Vibe
  • The stop inside the hitch is not to force customers to purchase certain brand products, but to ensure that a Class II draw bar is not inserted into a Class I hitch. The Draw-Tite hitch you have, part # 24812, is a Class I hitch so if the welded stop inside is preventing the draw bar from going all the way in, you have a Class II drawbar. The recommended draw bar for this particular hitch is part # 3593. This draw bar will fit your hitch and will be at the proper height for trailers...
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  • Will the Swagman XC2 Wheel Mount Bike Rack # S64650 Fit in Class I Hitch on a 2004 Toyota Matrix XR
  • The Swagman XC2 Wheel Mount Bike Rack, item # S64650, does work with Class I hitches. You can rest assured because the 2009 Ford Focus that is pictured with this rack installed is one of my good friends vehicle and it works great on his car. We installed the Class I hitch on his vehicle which is the only size avalable for the Focus at this time. I checked the manufacturer instructions (see link) and see no mention of the rack not fitting in a Class I hitch. If you need a hitch for...
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  • What Draw Bar Fits Draw-Tite Class I Hitch Part # 24812
  • The Draw-Tite Class I hitch you were looking at, part # 24812 uses a 1-1/4 inch receiver. A class I hitch usually has a stop welded into the receiver tube or a detent punched into it to prevent a class II accessory from being used. If the draw bars you have were intended to be used in a class I hitch, they will work. Keep in mind, Draw-Tite recommends only using the part # 3593 draw bar. If the draw bars that you have measure any longer than 1-1/2 inches from the center of the pin hole...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2005 Toyota Matrix XR
  • Currently, there are 2 trailer hitches that will fit your 2005 Toyota Matrix XR. One Class-I # 24812 (Draw-Tite) and one Class-II # C12013 (Curt). With that said, they are all good products but I would most certainly go with the Class-II Curt hitch # C12013 because it will provide a higher tongue weight capacity of 250 pounds and Class-II will work with Class-1 and Class-2 accessories. As a result, giving you more options to choose from. With the Curt trailer hitch, if you plan on adding...
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  • Is Heat Shield Modifcation Required to Install Curt Trailer Hitch # 12221 on a 2008 Pontiac Vibe
  • The Curt hitch # 12221 is only a fit for the 2008 Pontiac Vibe GT models. Heat shield modification is only required for installation if the heat shield interferes with the hitch installation area. If you do not have a GT model, then heat shield modification would not be required. I would recommend the Draw-Tite model # 24812, as this hitch does not require heat shield modification, and it includes a pin and clip, which would be required if you plan to tow a trailer. Ball mounts are...
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  • Installation of the Hidden Hitch Class I Trailer Hitch On a 2004 Toyota Matrix
  • Yes the Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitch, item # 24812 is a bolt on style hitch and does not require drilling. You will use existing weld nuts in the vehicle frame to attach the hitch, as you can see by clicking on the provided instruction link. I have listed some items you may need to complete your towing setup below. Hitch Ball # 19256 or # 19258 Hitch Lock # RH2-XL Ball Mount # 3593 You can see other available accessories for your Matrix by clicking the provided link....
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