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Today on our 2010 Volkswagen Golf we#39;ll be test fitting the Thule Traverse Roof Rack System, part numbers THLB50, TH480, and THKIT1321. We#39;ll begin our test fit by first opening up the front doors of the vehicle. We#39;ll then use an allen wrench to loosen up and remove the black plastic covers which will allow the barbs and the clips to go up into.

With this done, we#39;ll place the front load bar onto the front of our roof. We#39;ll then take some cleaner to clean off the roof where our protective padding is going to be. Now since there#39;s already a hole where the clip is going to be into, you can use that as the halfway point to place your clear protective pad down.

We#39;ll then peel off our clear protective padding and carefully place it onto the roof, being careful as the underside of the protector is extremely sticky. We#39;ll repeat these steps for both sides. With this done, we can place the front load bar onto the front of our roof.

Today, on our 2010 Volkswagen Golf, we#39;ll be test-fitting the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System, using part numbers THARB53, TH480R, and THKIT1323. We#39;ll go ahead and begin our test-fit by first opening up the front set of doors. On the underside of the panel, you#39;ll notice that the front set of clips have a small bar sticking out of them.

These are designed to go in the designated slots along the roof-line. You#39;ll need to use a small Allen wrench to remove the black plastic covers, which these pins on the clips will slide into. Once you have these removed, you can place the front load bar onto the front of our roof.

Today on our 2010 Volkswagen Golf, well be test fitting the RockyMounts Tierod Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY1014.With the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System already assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up on to the load bars. Well bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front bar and then move to the rear.

Well undo one of the Allen bolts to bring the rear bracket around the underside of the rear bar; well then thread in the bolts and tie them down with a wrench.Well now move back up to the front, where we can remove the black plastic cover and hook the rubber-coated steel straps into the connection points. We will then use the wrench to turn the silver bolt to tighten down straps up against the bar. With everything all tighten down secured were ready to load up our bike.

Well double check to make sure that the skewer is loose at the front and well undo the strap at the rear. Well place our bike up on the bike rack sliding the forks down onto the skewer.

Today on our 2004 Volkswagen Golf, we#39;re going to install curt hitch part number 11066. And here are a couple of measuments that will assist you in selecting accessories for the new hitch set to the bike rack or a cargo carier. The center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 8 and 1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground it#39;s 9 and 3/4 inches. Now let#39;s go ahead with the installation.

We#39;ve already gone ahead and removed the spare tire, now we need to lower the exhaust.

Volkswagen Golf Questions and Answers

Yes, the WeatherTech Side Window Air Deflectors # WT80197 will fit your 2-door hatchback 2000 VW Golf Hatchback. I checked with WeatherTech to confirm this. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also.

Both the Thule Apex, # TH9025, and the Softride Dura # SR26247 have straight shanks so the issue would still be present on the Apex. What you need is a bike rack that has a rise in the shank. However, all of the trailer hitches for the 2012 Volkswagen Golf are Class I trailer hitches.

This is important because only certain bike racks will fit a Class I trailer hitch. And the other issue is that Class I trailer hitches are limited to 2 bikes at most. The addition of a third or more bikes moves

The Curt trailer hitch, # C11000, has about as much of the crossmember showing but the round tube design fits the overall design of the vehicle, in my opinion, than the other hitch options. I have linked the instructions for you. You can look at some of the customer submitted review photos and judge for yourself.

I think it looks pretty good. If you plan on doing some towing the correct ball mount is # C45016. You will also need pin and clip # PC2. Fora 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2

The Yakima QuickBack trunk mount bike rack # Y02622 will fit both the 2012 Volkswagen Golf and the 2007 BMW X5. However, on the X5 you will be limited to 2 bikes because installation on that vehicle requires the use of the glass hatch accessory (included) and that limits the capacity to 2 bikes. What you can use is the Thule Passage 3, # TH911XT, for both vehicles.

You are not limited to just 2 bikes on either vehicle so this is a good option. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not

If you do not want to potentially damage the ground effects on your 2012 Volkswagen Golf, a trunk-mounted rack might be your best bet. I recommend the Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 Bike Rack # Y02624 you have referenced. It is perfect for hatchbacks and attaches easily with a 6-strap system.

It features an integrated anti-sway cradle system that prevents bikes from moving and making contact with each other or with your vehicle. I have provided links to a video review for this product as well as a vide

If you have a 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI then you would use trailer hitch # 24825 which does fit the diesel models. If you have any other model other than a Golf (for example there is also a City Golf, Golf GTI (Canda) and GTI, as well as a Golf wagon) let me know and I can determine the proper hitch. If you do have the regular Golf TDI then the recommended ball mount is # 3594.

For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. For trailer wiring use # 119190KIT unless it is

You are correct, anytime you are using a Class I hitch you should never put more than 2 bikes on a bike rack on that hitch. Even if the rack you have is a quality rack that can carry 3 or 4 bikes. The issue is not the bike rack it is the hitch/vehicle.

It just does not have the capacity to carry the additional weight, plus the increased leverage of having the weight further out away from the hitch. In most cases it is not the hitch that will bend when overloaded, it is actually where it in

On all of the trailer hitches available for the 2011 Volkswagen Golf, see link, the cross tube will be visible beneath the rear fascia on the vehicle. There are no hitches from the manufacturers that we carry that are completely hidden from view. The most popular option is # 24825 that you have referenced.

I have included a link to the instructions for you. If you plan on doing some towing the correct ball mount is # 3594 and you can use pin and clip # PC2. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 a

To equip your Golf for towing, I would recommend the Hidden Hitch Class I receiver, part # 60212 which includes the ball mount and pin and clip. The Tow Ready # 119190KIT is the recommended trailer wiring harness for the 2011 Golf. You would also need the appropriately sized trailer ball, part # 19256 for a 1-7/8 inch ball or # 19258 for a 2 inch ball.

I did some online research and was unable to find any concrete information regarding the actual towing capacity of your Golf. I saw references

What I would try first would be to bend the exhaust hangers that hold the rear of the exhaust up so that once you put the exhaust back on the hangers the tips will be high enough that they would not come into contact with the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch # 24825. Thats what we usually do here in our shops and can be very effective. Try not to get too crazy with bending the hanger, but a little bit should do the trick. I attached an FAQ video for you to check out that shows how you co

According to my contact at Draw-Tite, their # 24825 Class I receiver will indeed fit your 2013 Golf TDI. When installed, the lowest portion of the hitch will be approximately 2-1/4 inches below the rear bumper fascia. Measure from the bottom edge of the rear fascia to the ground.

Subtracting 2-1/4 inches from that distance will give you an approximate ground clearance. As you can see by examining the installation instructions I have linked to, installation is pretty simple and would not re

We often include clearance measurements when we do a hitch installation videos for products like the Curt # 11000, but in the case of your 2010 Golf we do not happen to have done an installation video of this particular hitch on your particular vehicle. So I pulled a piece from the warehouse and took measurements that will allow you to determine your clearance once the hitch is installed. I attached a photo of the hitch with measurements from the top surface of the lower mounting flange to th

After speaking to my contact at Curt, I found the most height extension you can achieve with the Curt Class II Euro Style Drawbar # C45592 for your 2011 Volkswagen Golf is with the Curt Class II Drawbar # C45015. This is a 5-inch rise drawbar which provides a total height increase of 2 inches for any cargo you would tow with your vehicle.

I spoke with my contact at Tow Ready and verified that the Tow Ready Modulite Wiring Harness, # 119190KIT, is the correct wiring harness for your 2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI. Your vehicle uses a 3-wire multiplex wiring system, meaning it sends multiple signals along the same wire.

To install this wiring harness in your vehicle, you will use the included circuit tester to test the wires at the back of the tail light assembly. Using the circuit tester, test for the wire that carries the tail ligh

The 2012 Volkswagen Golf has a pulse width modulation wiring system. It sends varying pulses of power along one wire to operate the different lighting functions of the tail lights. There are wiring harnesses that will work with this type of system.

For your Golf you can use # C56200KIT. You will use the included circuit tester to test the wires behind the tail lights while someone goes through the various light functions (brake lights, left turn signal, right turn signal, and running lights).

If your Golf has a roof rack with crossbars that are less than 4 inches in diameter and that can be adjusted so that their center to center distance apart is between 24 and 34 inches, the SportRack Aero XL # A90275 would work well for your Golf. If you do not have a roof rack with crossbars, one can be installed using the following parts: 53 Inch AeroBlade Crossbar # THARB53 Thule Rapid Traverse Foot Pack # TH480R Vehicle Specific Fit Kit # THKIT1323 I have spoken with my contact at T

I spoke with my contact at Draw-Tite, and was told that the Golf R model was not tested for hitch fits. My contact could neither confirm nor deny that the hitch would fit that vehicle. I spoke with Curt about their # C11000, and was told that it will not fit the R model. If you were wanting to use the hitch as a mount for a bike rack, Thule and Yakima both have bike racks that are a confirmed fit for the R model.

To see the compatible models, click the provided link. Of the available ra

The 1990 VW Golf and the 2011 Golf use different Q Clips and crossbar lengths so the old parts will not work on the newer vehicle. For a 2011 you will need the following parts: 58 inch crossbars, # Y00409 Q96 Q Clips, # Y00696 Q102 Q Clips, # Y00702 Q Towers, # Y00124 (unless the Q Towers you have are the NEW Q Towers, made in 2004 or newer, then you will not need to add towers) The correct Landing Pads are included.

Yes, Thule does list the Passage 2 bike rack, # TH910XT, as a fit for a 2011 Volkswagen Golf 3- or 5-door. The instructions give the following fit tips: Place top clips in the gap at the front edge of the top of the trunk, hatch or door. Place lower clips in the bottom edge of trunk or hatch.

Caution: Rear wiper can not be used when carrier is mounted. Lower arm of carrier should be positioned on upper tier of bumper. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a vide

In order to install a 6-Way trailer connector on your 2004 VW Golf, you will need to start with adding 4-Way trailer wiring harness, # 119175KIT. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. After the 4-Way is installed, you can add the 4 and 6 way installation kit # ETBC6. The 4-Way previously installed plugs into the adapter and the remaining 3 wires will need to be hardwired to the vehicle.

The white wire grounds to the vehicle frame. The remaining 2 wires are b

We do have trailer hitches that fit right beneath the bumper on a 2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI. Take a look at the Draw-Tite trailer hitch, # 24825 and Hidden Hitch # 60212. I have included a link to the instructions which contain a diagram showing the location of the hitch once installed. As you can see the receiver will be right under the bumper.

You will not need to remove the muffler for installation. You would want to use a hitch that is designed to fit your vehicle because they are specific

All of the trailer hitches for the 2005 Volkswagen Golf, including the Draw-Tite hitch, are Class I hitches. This means that you can only use accessories that will fit a Class I hitch. The Curt cargo carrier, # C18145, is designed for Class II trailer hitches and physically will not fit a Class I. For a Class I cargo carrier, I recommend the Draw-Tite carrier, # 6500.

It is Class I compatible and has a rise in the shank for greater ground clearance. It can also be adjusted to be further away

The Draw-Tite trailer hitch, # 24825, will fit a 2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. This is a Class I trailer hitch so you will need to use Class I rated accessories.

The Swagman Trailhead, # S63360, will fit a Class I trailer hitch so there are no compatibility issues there. The other important thing to consider is clearance from the hitch pin hole on the hitch, once installed, back to the distance required to clear the rear of

The Yakima SuperJoe Pro, # Y02629, does fit the 2002 Volkswagen Golf. In addition to this bike rack, I have included a link to all of the 2 bike trunk mounted racks that will fit your Golf. The SuperJoe Pro is a good entry level bike rack. If you wanted to go up to the top tier, I recommend the Thule Raceway, # TH9001.

The Raceway is the easiest and fastest bike rack to install and/or remove from a vehicle because it uses retractable cables instead of straps to mount the bike rack. I have inc

The draw bar included with the hitch is part # C45016, which has a 2-5/8 inch rise, or 3-1/4 inch drop. Ideally, you want to tow the trailer so that it is as level as possible, but being within an inch and a half either way is close enough for government work. Keep in mind that hitch is designed to work best with a draw bar with the same drop as the C45016, and using a draw bar with a different rise or drop is not recommended. I will link you to our FAQ article that shows how to correctly

It is actually the fit kit or clips that attach to the towers that are specific to each vehicle. On a 1998 Golf, a 5 door may be what he has. It would have 4 regular doors on the sides of the car and then one large hatchback door at the back.

If it does not have a hatchback, it may not be a Golf but a Jetta or Passat. The Thule complete system, # TH444, comes with everything that you will need, including the correct clips, feet, and bars. It fits either the 3 door or 5 door Golf Type III. I h

You are correct, installation of the Hidden Hitch # 60212, does not require any drilling or cutting to install on your 2011 Volkswagen Golf w/ gas engine. You will need to use the included pull wire to install the bolts in the frame rails (see video). Installation time is estimated at approximately 30 minutes and you should have no problem installing the hitch in your driveway or garage.

I would recommend having a friend help you position the hitch when it is time to bolt it to the vehicle.

Yes, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 24825, will fit the 2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI. All of the trailer hitches, including the Draw-Tite hitch, are Class I hitches. This means that you will need a bike rack that is compatible with a Class I hitch.

It also means that you will be limited to carrying 2 bikes. The 2 bike limit is because more than 2 bikes would put too much stress on the receiver. Having more weight further from the receiver on a Class I trailer hitch can damage the hitch and vehicl

With the Yakima Q Towers, what you need to look at first are the Q clips as they will be different for every vehicle. For a 1998 VW Golf, you will need Q76 Q Clips, # Y00676. These clips are designed to fit the contours of your vehicle.

The clips come with the correct pads. For the pads, you will need the Yakima D pad, # Y8810081, that you have referenced. These are sold in quantities of 1 so to replace a whole set you would need to order 4. The pads will had a letter right in the center that

First, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 24825, will fit the 2011 Volkswagen Golf. We have estimated that it should take 30 minutes to install the hitch if you have all the correct tools and possibly a helping hand. You can call a local repair shop as labor rates are different everywhere.

I have included a link to the installation details so you could print them out and show them to a shop to get a more accurate quote. Since you want to use the hitch for a bike rack you will need to know that th

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