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Thule Passive Security Strap for Trunk Mounted Bike Carriers

Thule Passive Security Strap for Trunk Mounted Bike Carriers

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Secure your trunk-mounted bike rack to your vehicle with this sturdy, durable strap. Simply loop the cable around your carrier and close the puck end in your locked trunk or rear hatch, ensuring that the carrier cannot be removed. 1-833-496-1390 to order Thule accessories and parts part number TH533 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Thule Passive Security Strap for Trunk Mounted Bike Carriers. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Secure your trunk-mounted bike rack to your vehicle with this sturdy, durable strap. Simply loop the cable around your carrier and close the puck end in your locked trunk or rear hatch, ensuring that the carrier cannot be removed.


Features:

  • Security strap provides an economical method of locking your trunk-mounted bike carrier to your vehicle
    • Strap loops around bike rack
    • Round puck end is closed inside trunk or rear hatch
  • Dual, steel cables provide superior strength
  • Nylon sleeve keeps cables from scratching your car, carrier or bike
  • Soft durometer puck ensures that your carrier won't be removed when your trunk or hatch is closed and locked


533101 Thule Passive Lock Strap

Replaces Thule 533

Item # TH533





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Video Transcript for Thule Passive Security Strap for Trunk Mounted Bike Carriers Review

Today we'll be taking a look at the Thule Passive Security Strap for trunk mounted bike racks, part number TH533. The Thule Passive Security Strap is a quick and economical way to secure your trunk mounted bike rack to your vehicle. It simply loops around your trunk mount, the other end has, what Thule refers to as a puck, that's going to go into your trunk or, in this case, our rear hatch area, and that puck can't be pulled out. Once your hatch is secured, your bike rack is secured. I know what you're thinking, that's just a simple I could cut it, get right in, take this joker's bike rack. Not so. It's actually a nylon coated steel cable, there's two of them, and they are very difficult to just cut and get into so you can rest assured that your bike rack is going to be secure.

Now that we've gone over some features, I'll go ahead and show you how easy it is to use. We're working with our Thule Passage Trunk Mounted Bike Rack today, but this is really going to work with most of your trunk mounted bike racks. It's easy set up, you're going to want to take the puck end, which is this round end, and you're going to loop it around your bike rack and back through the loop on the other end of your passive strap. Once you pull that tight, you can then take the puck, we'll open up our rear hatch, and we're just going to toss it in there, and it's that simple. Once your hatch is locked, there's no way anybody can get your bike rack off. That's going to complete our look at the Thule Passive Security Strap for trunk mounted bike racks, part number TH533..


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Thule Passive Security Strap for Trunk Mounted Bike Carriers - TH533

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (62 Customer Reviews)

Secure your trunk-mounted bike rack to your vehicle with this sturdy, durable strap. Simply loop the cable around your carrier and close the puck end in your locked trunk or rear hatch, ensuring that the carrier cannot be removed.

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great product. Little difficult to configure but it may be me. Very happy for purchase and service.


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It is a great product and sturdy. I recall great service and help from customer service when we initially got it. I still find it little difficult to configure even after multiple times. I would buy again from this site.
Acannell2 - 06/23/2022


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Have not had a chance to use strap.




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This place is great. Loaded stock and wonderful advice. This works well




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The 5 star rating is for the quality of the product itself and not for the level of security. I use this on my trunk mounted bike rack to deter theft of the rack. The strap goes around the bar of the bike rack, the puck slides through the loop on the strap, and the puck goes into the trunk of the car. The strap is made of thick strands of wire covered in heavy duty nylon. The strap is not so thick that the trunk won't close but thick enough to deter thieves that happen to be walking by without any of their cutting tools.

To protect my bike while it is mounted on the rack I use a D-lock with a thick cable threaded through a thick metal ring underneath the back of my car. I wrap the cable around the bike rack for good measure. The more things a thief has to cut the longer it will take and the more likely it is that someone will catch them in the act.




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The Thule bike rack and security strap work very well. We had to purchase an extra bar for my wife's bicycle. Consequently, her bike doesn't fit as perfectly to the rack's tightening straps as mine. But overall, with some adjustments, we were able to make it work.




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Works great. Simple and easy to use.




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Adds piece of mind




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Great purchase with the rack!!




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Just want to say what a great experience I had with etrailer.com! Katherine B went out of her way to answer all my questions, place my order and ensure I received my bike rack in time for vacation. Product I received was perfect for what I needed! Thank you!




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Hi;
After much research on-line purchased
the following for our Chevy Captiva.

HRF2-3 - Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top 3 Bike Rack for Vehicles w/ Spoilers - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms
HRBA-PRO - Hollywood Racks Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes
TH533 - Thule Passive Security Strap for Trunk Mounted Bike Carriers

First watched the very informative you-tube video on how to install the bike rack to the SUV.
Took it out of the box and after reading the user manual was able to put it on the back of the trunk door.

Installation

Easy install, just follow the user manual and if you need more info go back and view the YouTube video.

Many straps available for attaching to your trunk in every possible way.

One of the big plus points about purchasing this bike rack is that it is very versatile. Pretty much fits on any type of car. So if after my SUV I buy a sedan it will fit as well.

The rack is build solid. Many thick rubber rollers on the frame to protect the finish of the car. An added touch is the protected covering for the metal clips on the overhead tie downs.

Overall the best cycle rack I have ever had. You will not be disappointed.




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The Thule passage 2 carrier arrived in a soggy and slightly beat up box via UPS but the contents inside were fine. It arrived very quickly. The company proved the order exceptionally fast and it arrived sooner than expected. The carrier was easy to install although the instructions were a bit vague. The pictures were of great help though. I have a 2012 Ford Fiesta SES and it fit perfectly on setting number 9. I have a women's huffy cruiser and a kid's Schwinn. The Thule adapter bar worked perfectly on the adult bike but was too large for the kids bike. However, with a little creativity and adjustment, the kid bike for on the carrier as well. Everything was safe and secure on the 100+ mile journey for the holidays!




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I got this passive security strap to secure the Hollywood Over-the-top 3 bike rack to my Prius V. It's easy to use and seems secure. I'm pleased with the rack and the purchase of the security strap.




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Use it for short trips by looping it through bike and rack, use cable lock other times. Quick and easy to use while keeping you clean. A bright color to make it visa less would add to it deterrent value.




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Goes on and off in minutes. Bike is very stable when in this carrier. No issues after one year. Also got the anti theft "puck" for this so I can leave the carrier on the car while riding and it is still there when I get back. Carrier fits in my trunk when not in use.




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Unit works well with Bike Rack, Would definitely recommend




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Installs easily to the Saris Bones 2 trunk mounted rack and fits well under hatch door of 2016 Subaru Forester. Two concealed steel cables under durable fabric sleeve. Another good recommendation on ertrailer site when purchasing the bike rack.




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Works perfect. I can now leave my Thule Passenger 2 Bike-rack on my car without the worry of it being stolen.




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Great product for locking up our bike on the bike rack! Once again, excellent customer service




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Due to COVID-19, I have become such an avid rider. This product has given me peace of mind wherever I have taken my bike. It’s so easy to use and so far, I haven’t had my bike rack stolen.




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Great bike rack
Very sturdy
Locks
bikes in
Cannot steal




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The device works as expected to secure my trunk mount bike carrier. I'd highly suggest it so someone can't steal your carrier while you're on the trail.




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This strap keeps the bike rack locked to the car. Easy to use




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Always worried what might happen to my rack while out riding with my car in a public place. Well this device is really simple to use and I think it would deter the casual thief. As with any bike chain, a determined thief with bolt cutters could cut right through, but the design is necessary to fit under your trunk/rear hatch. Better than no security, glad I bought it.




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Works as pictured. Wish it was a bit longer so could use to lock bikes on rack at the same time.




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Bought this to carry two off road bikes on my Subaru.Takes a little time to get cinched up properly, but does a good job.
Coupled with a security lanyard, it's a good product.



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