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Recommended Hitch for 2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T TDI

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Will this fit my 2016 Jetta 1.8T TDI? Also, can I use this hitch to pull a small trailer and a dirt-bike? How do I connect trailer lights with my vehicle? Thanks!

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Curt offers a hitch for the 2015 VW Jetta TDI, the # C11410 Class I. If you're planning on doing some towing, you'll want to consult your owner's manual to determine the actual towing capacity of the vehicle, you'll want to abide by the 2000 lb towing capacity of the hitch or the towing capacity of the vehicle, whichever is lowest.

To provide a connection point for the trailer lights, you'll want to install a trailer wiring harness, part # 118572. You can see the installation instructions and an install video by clicking the provided links.

The hitch I recommended doesn't include the ball mount which is sold separately as part # C45520. You'll also need a pin and clip to secure the ball mount into the hitch # PC2. You'll also need the correct size trailer ball for the trailer you're planning on towing. The trailer should have the necessary ball size stamped into the metal of the coupler. For a 1-7/8 inch ball, use part # 19256 or # 19258 for a 2 inch ball.

If you click the provided link, you can see install videos that you might find helpful.

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