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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Nissan Murano

Today on our 2011 Nissan Murano, we're going to be taking a look at we'll also show you how to install the Tow-Ready T1 Vehicle Wiring Harness with the Fourfold Flat Trailer Connector. Part number is 118653. When we do need it, it's just a matter of bringing it out over our threshold here. You can see we've got good cushion with our weather stripping, so that'll keep it protected. Pull out as much as you need and then just shut your door. Now this is what our wiring kit's going to look like when we pull it out of the box. Here you'll see our four-fold flat trailer connector.



Best 2014 Nissan Murano Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2014 Nissan Murano, with the exception of the CrossCabriolet. Our most popular hitches are going to be both the CURT class three and a Draw-Tite class three. The CURT class three is part number 13577. The Draw-Tite part number is 75647. Now both of these hitches are going to offer us the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening opening. We're going to secure our items with a 5/8" diameter pinhole using class three accessories.



Best 2013 Nissan Murano Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2013 Nissan Murano, with the exception of the CrossCabriolet. Our most popular hitches are going to be both the CURT class three and a Draw-Tite class three. The CURT class three is part number 13577. The Draw-Tite part number is 75647. Now both of these hitches are going to offer us the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening opening. We're going to secure our items with a 5/8" diameter pinhole using class three accessories.



Best 2012 Nissan Murano Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2012 Nissan Murano, with the exception of the CrossCabriolet. Our most popular hitches are going to be both the CURT class three and a Draw-Tite class three. The CURT class three is part number 13577. The Draw-Tite part number is 75647. Now both of these hitches are going to offer us the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening opening. We're going to secure our items with a 5/8" diameter pinhole using class three accessories.



Best 2011 Nissan Murano Hitch Options

Today we're taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2011 Nissan Murano. Our most popular hitches are going to be both a Curt Class III and a Draw-Tite Class III. The Curt Class III is part number 13577. The Draw-Tite part number is 75647. Now, both of these hitches are going to offer us the 2-inch by 2-inch receiver tube opening, and we're going to secure our items with a 5/8-inch diameter pinhole using class III accessories. A few of the visual difference that you're going to see, the most noticeable to me is that with our Draw-Tite we've got a rectangular cross tube and our fascia is going to sit right on top of our receiver tube. We're going to have a cross tube that's going to be completely hidden up behind our Draw-Tite, whereas with our Curt, we've got a rounded cross tube, and this is going to be visible from the outside all the way across. If you're looking to add just the least amount of hitch look to the back of your vehicle or you want it to be as hidden as possible, the Draw-Tite is an excellent decision. A few other small noticeable differences.



Best 2010 Nissan Murano Hitch Options

Today we're taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2010 Nissan Murano. Our most popular hitches are going to be both the CURT class three and a Draw-Tite class three. The CURT class three is part number 13577. The Draw-Tite part number is 75647. Now both of these hitches are going to offer us the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening opening. We're going to secure our items with a 5/8" diameter pinhole using class three accessories.



Best 2009 Nissan Murano Hitch Options

Today we're taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2009 Nissan Murano. Our most popular hitches are going to be both the Curt class 3 and a Draw-Tite class 3. The Curt class 3 is part #13577. The Draw-Tite part # is 75647. Both of these hitches are going to offer us the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening, and we're going to secure our items with a 5/8" diameter pinhole using class 3 accessories. A few of the visual difference that you're going to see, the most noticeable to me is that with our Draw-Tite we've got a rectangular cross tube and our fascia's going to sit right on top of our receiver tube.



Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2011 Nissan Murano

Today on our 2011 Nissan Murano, we'll be doing a test fit on the Titan Chain Alloy snow tire chains, part number TC2323, and that's going to be tire size 235/65R18. These Titan snow tire chains are SAE class S chains that are designed for vehicles with restricted wheel well clearance. They're great for the occasional use. They're going to provide excellent grip and stopping power on ice. They feature a diamond pattern, so they're going to provide more tire coverage, and the built-in tensioners make installation easy. They come in a quantity of two and have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour. Now, we're going to be putting the chains on the front tires of our Murano here today, because it is front-wheel drive.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Nissan Murano

Today on our 2011 Nissan Murano we're doing a test fit of the Yakima LiteRider hanging-style 2-bike rack. That part number is Y02472. Now holding our bike in place we have two cradles with three straps, two on our frame here and one as our anti-sway in the back. These are quick and easy to remove. These are also known by Yakima as Zip Strips. We'll just take our bike off and set it off to the side.



Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Nissan Murano

Today on our 2011 Nissan Murano we're doing a test fit of the Yakima HoldUp platform-style 2-bike rack. That part number is Y02443. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you the key feature of this rack, which is our tilting feature. We're going to lift up on the back and pull out on our red pin here, which is going to allow us to tilt our bike rack down with our bikes fully attached. From there we're going to gain full access into our back hatch area to get anything in or out that we may need.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Nissan Murano

Today on our 2011 Nissan Mirano, we're doing a test fit of the Kuat NV 2.0 platform style bike rack. That part number is NV22G. Now, we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to pull down on our lever here at the side. We're able to tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle with our bike fully loaded.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 Nissan Murano

Today on our 2011 Nissan Murano we're doing a test fit of the Stromberg-Carlson 23 by 60 cargo carrier. That part number is CC-100. Now this has a weight capacity of 500 pounds and works with 2" hitches only. First thing we're going to do is take a few measurements, starting off with our ground clearance. We're going to have about 10-3/4". Overall to our we're going to have about 27-1/4".



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 Nissan Murano

Today on our 2011 Nissan Murano we're doing a test fit of the Max Tow 48 by 21 Cargo Carrier. That part number is MT70422. This is designed to work with 2 inch hitches and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. First thing we're going to do is take a few measurements. We're going to have about 12 inches of ground clearance there. Overall to our vehicle we're adding about 28 inches and our closest point is going to be about 5 and 1/4 inches away. On our Murano we do have dual exhaust, one on the passenger and one on the driver side.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 Nissan Murano

Today on our 2011 Nissan Mirano, we're doing a test fit of the Curt folding 20 by 60 cargo carrier. That part number is C18151. Now, with this installed, we're going to start off with a few measurements. Our ground clearance is going to be first. We're going to have about 12 1/2 inches of clearance there. Overall to our vehicle, we're adding about 32 1/4 inches.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 Nissan Murano

Today on our 2011 Nissan Murano we're doing a test fit of the CURT 20 by 60 cargo carrier. That part number is C18150. Now the first thing we're going to start off by doing is taking a few measurements. Ground clearance is going to be first. We have about 14-3/4" of clearance. Overall to our vehicle we have about 26-3/4".



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 Nissan Murano

Today on our 2011 Nissan Murano we're doing a test fit of the Curt 20 by 48 Cargo Carrier. That part number is C18110. We're going to start off here with a few measurements. First is going to be our ground clearance. We're going to have about 15 and 1/4 inches of clearance. Overall to our vehicle we've got about 26 inches, and our closest point is going to be about 6 and 1/2 inches.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Nissan Murano

Today on our 2010 Nissan Murano, we'll be doing a test fit of the Strongberg Carlson Cargo Carrier. That's part number CC-100. I've already got it loaded up on the Murano just to give you a good idea of what it's going to look like. As you can see, it's a sizable cargo carrier. We've got plenty of spots along the edges to tie down our cargo. We have a nice mesh floor, so it's going to be easy clean. Dirt and debris can just fall right through.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2010 Nissan Murano

Today, on our 2010 Nissan Murano, we'll be taking a look at the Yakima LiteRider 2 Bike Rack. We've already got a bike mounted up on the rack. Just a couple quick features. We've got the zip strips to keep in place in 3 locations. 2 up top on the frame and then 1 down here on the other part of the frame. To take those off, all we're going to do is pull in these tabs, on the zip strips, and they pull right out. Pull those out, and we will take our bike off.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2010 Nissan Murano

Today on our 2010 Nissan Murano we'll be doing a test fit of the Thule T2 Pro Platform Style 2 Bike Rack. That's part number TH9034. I've already got it loaded up on the Murano just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to secure our 2 bikes. It actually secures our bike in 2 spots. We have this rear strap going over our rear wheel and then at the front we've got a large wheel hook going over the front tire putting down pressure into the wheel cradle. All in all there is no frame contact with this bike rack. One of the best features about this bike rack is it has the ability to tilt away with both bikes loaded so we can gain access to our rear hatch.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2010 Nissan Murano

Today on our 2010 Nissan Mirano, we're going to be taking a look at the Thule Vertex 4-bike rack, part number TH9029XT. On this bike rack, it has three straps that secure the bike. It's got the two up top and then the anti-sway strap down here. We're going to go ahead take the bike off so we can look at a few other features on this rack. Now, with the bike out of the way, let's get a measurement to see how much this adds total to the rear of the vehicle. It looks like it adds about 34 1/2 inches total.





Nissan Murano Questions

  • As long as the towing capacity of the vehicle is not exceeded and the hitch is installed properly, according to the hitch manufacturers instructions, there should be no adverse warranty implications from installing a hitch. The # 87486 Class III hitch you mentioned is manufactured by Hidden Hitch, a very respected hitch manufacturer. I have provided you with a side-by-side photo showing both the Curt # 13577 and the Hidden Hitch model installed on a 2012 Murano. As you can...
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  • The Hidden Hitch # 87679 and Draw-Tite # 75952 hitches are manufactured by the same parent company, Cequent Performance Products, other than the name on the sticker, the hitches are identical. Same weight rating, appearance, build quality and installation procedure. The Curt # C13205 has a warranty stipulation that requires a stabilizing strap like # 18050 be used for non-trailer loads (like bike racks and cargo carriers.) Not only is this an extra expense, but not all vehicles...
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  • Curt recommends the stabilizer strap with non-supported loads like bike racks to help support the hitch when going over bumps to prevent some of the vertical shock from being transferred to the hitch. Curt does this as a precaution, it's not that Draw Tite or Hidden Hitch are stronger. Both hitch brands make outstanding hitches that are typically stronger than what they are rated for. I would say that Curt just happens to approach the idea of a bike rack/cargo carrier being...
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  • Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 75952 is one of the hitches that will fit your 2015 Nissan Murano. When installed we found that the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole back to clear the rear of the vehicle is 4-1/4 inches, see video link. The Kuat NV # NV22G measures 7 inches from the pin hole to the nearest part of the rack when folded up so it will clear the rear of the Murano easily. Given that there is ample clearance with this rack I recommend it. The Sherpa...
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  • The recommended schedule to grease your wheel bearings is every 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. You can use the red grease # L11390 for trailer wheel bearings if you wanted. You can also use wheel bearing grease # L11465 which is designed for use on trailer running gear, including wheel bearings. It also has a slightly higher temperature rating, 520 degrees, compared to 510 degrees for the red grease. When adding new grease you will need to make sure...
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  • The Hidden Hitch Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 87486, for your 2009 Nissan Murano comes with four M12 x 1.25 x 30mm hex bolts and one M10 x 1.25 x 30mm hex bolt. The torque on the M12 bolts is 76 foot lbs and the torque on the M10 bolt is 42 foot lbs. The smaller M10 bolt is used on the drivers side of the hitch in the rear mounting hole. I am including the installation instructions that will list the torque specifications for the Hidden Hitch.
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  • Curt, the manufacturer, has determined that some of their hitches should be used with stabilization strap # 18050 when using a bike rack or cargo carrier. This is a requirement from Curt for their warranty. Like you said Hidden Hitch does not have this requirement though you could still use the strap if you wanted. The strap relieves some of the stress on the hitch. If you want to avoid using the strap then I recommend going with Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87679. I have linked...
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  • A trailer hitch and the vehicle it is installed on can have different towing capacities. Hidden Hitch designed and tested the part # 87679 that you referenced and found that it had a capacity of 4,000 lbs total trailer weight and 600 lbs tongue weight. That is just for the hitch by itself. Now Nissan came up with their own towing capacity for the 2015 Nissan Murano that happens to be lower than the hitch. When determining the overall towing capacity of a setup the lowest rated...
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  • The Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # C56105, is a wiring harness for a 2006 to 2007 Nissan Murano. If you do not have a 4-Pole flat connector on your Murano this harness will give you a 4-Pole flat trailer connector on the back of your Murano. If you already have a 4-Pole on your vehicle you will not need this part and can skip the next paragraph. The Curt wiring harness will plug into existing sockets on the vehicles wiring harness, located under the trunk liner...
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  • We carry numerous transmission coolers that are recommended for your 1994 Chevy C/K 1500. The determining factor on which is the best for your particular truck is the size engine it has and how much space there is to mount it in the location you want. I have included a link to the available coolers below. Each cooler comes with the necessary fittings for installation. We also carry various other fittings separately, should you need additional parts when installing the cooler....
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  • First, I would say if there is any question on the road worthiness of the trailer, take the steps to correct it. Better safe than sorry. Some trailers have wheels that are hub-centric, the wheel is centered on the hub using the center pilot holes. Other trailers have wheels that are lug-centric, the wheel is centered on when you tighten down the lug nuts. To determine which one you have on your trailer, take a look at how the wheel attaches to the hub. If it uses wheel bolts,...
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  • The Ball Mount Class III, # 80232, does not reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch. The tongue weight capacity of just this ball mount is 600 pounds. But you need to stay within the limits of your hitch and, ultimately, your vehicle. Check your owners manual to find the towing specifications of your 2009 Nissan Murano.
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  • Pretty much any platform style bike rack that folds up is going to block a back up camera. But there might be a model that might work for you. Take a look at the Saris Thelma, # SA4229B. This rack is compact to start with so the likelihood of it blocking a back up camera is minimal. Take a look at the video I have linked for this bike rack. I don't think the Thule T2 is going to be a good option. It is a large rack with a lot of material that could block the back up camera....
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  • There will be no issues installing a controller in your vehicle as long as you install it properly. You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # 55571 for if you have a CrossCabriolet or part # 119147KIT for if you do not. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I attached installation...
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  • The only hitch I can recommend for your 2014 Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet is the Curt Hitch part # 13577 at this time it is the only hitch we carry that is confirmed to fit the Cross Cabriolet model Muranos. I know its not as aesthetically appealing as you want, but it would do an excellent job towing your jet ski and would be less visible than you would think as most would not notice it there. We've installed this hitch a few times on Muranos and found the installation process...
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  • I went out to our warehouse to measure the SportRack Cargo Bag # SR8120. I found the main compartment to measure approximately 41 inches long x 19 inches wide x 16 inches tall. I have attached a diagram to show this measurement. Overall the bag measures 60 inches long x 19 inches wide x 16 inches tall and can hold up to 10 cubic feet of cargo.
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  • To install this Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 55571 on your 2005 Nissan Murano you will not need to run a wire up to the engine compartment. All the wires that you will need to connect will be at the rear of your vehicle. Check out the installation instructions and the installation video I attached to see how it will all come together.
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  • Yes we do. But first you will need to install a hitch on your 2015 Nissan Murano. For that you would want the Hidden Hitch part # 87679. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. For a bike rack then you would want the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT as this rack can swing out and away from the rear of a vehicle with bikes loaded to give you complete rear cargo area access. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • For your 2015 Nissan Murano with a Draw Tite hitch part # 75952 the Pro Series Hitch part # 63153 would be a great choice. The only other option you might consider is a folding carrier like the part # C18153. This is basically the same price and will allow you to fold the carrier up and out of the way when not in use. I also checked and this would have enough clearance to fold up on your vehicle.
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  • First I suggest you test the output from the 4-pole flat connector to verify normal operation of the module. You can use a circuit tester like the Quickee #3808 or # 40376 to do this testing. Disconnect your trailer, ground the tester to the vehicle, and test each pin one at a time. The pin for the yellow wire should carry an intermittent (blinking) left turn signal when the Murano left turn signal is engaged. The green should carry an intermittent right turn signal when it...
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