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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra we'll be installing this Tow Ready Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-pole flat connector part number 118525. We're first going to locate the manufacturer's tow port at the back of the vehicle. It'll be a gray plug. The plug also has a weather-proof cap on the end of it that will need to be removed. In order to remove it we'll press on the locking tab of the cap and then remove it. Next we'll take our matching pig tail with the gray connector and plug directly into the manufacturer's tow port. Now we'll route the pig tail to the end of the frame, down the hitch, ultimately we'll secure it to the chain hold down on the hitch.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2007 Nissan Xterra

Today on this 2007 Nissan Xttera we're going to install part number 118525. This is the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness With 4-Pole Connector from Tow Ready. The first thing you do is go ahead and get our wiring harness ready. To do that we need to go ahead and install the relays onto these sockets. This kit's in two parts. There's a kit that has to be installed at the front of the vehicle, which is this part here, and then a second part which gets installed at the back of the vehicle.



Transmission Cooler Installation - 2009 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2009 Nissan Xterra we'll be installing the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, part number D13502. Our first step will be removing the manufacturer's grill. To do that, across the top there are six push-pin fasteners to be removed. To remove the push-pin fasteners, we'll take a flat-bladed screwdriver, pry on in the center and then remove the entire push-pin fastener. With all six removed, there are two center attachment points where we'll reach in through the top of the grill, press in the locking tab to release the two attachment points, and then there are four more underneath the center bumper support. We'll press on the locking tab, which will release the grill from its position. Now that we have the grill removed, you can see the fasteners that we're securing it. Now with the vehicle in the cold or cool temperature, we'll go ahead and start and run the vehicle until the transmission warms up, checking the temperature at both the in- and outlet, which will be determined as the vehicle warms up.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2009 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2009 Nissan Xterra we'll be installing the Tow Ready T-One vehicle wiring harness with relays, part number 118525. First we'll go to the passenger side kick panel. To access the kick panel we'll first remove the floor mat. Next we'll remove the kick panel. To remove the kick panel we'll first need to remove the plastic cap-headed screw. Then we'll go ahead and remove the threshold and set it aside. To remove the threshold we'll get underneath it with a flat blade screwdriver, on in this case a trim panel tool, and pop the fasteners free.



Saris Axis Tilting 2 Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Saris Axis Hitch Mounted 2-Bike Rack, part number SA832B. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pinholes, we'll take our anti-rattle bolt and thread it through the shank of the bike rack from the left hand side. We'll then finish off by tightening it with a wrench and then securing the clip on the other side. With the bike rack secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 16 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 9 inches away and we've added about 16 inches to the overall length of Xterra. We'll now go ahead and loosen up the black knobs on the upper left and right hand corner of the mast. We'll slide the cradle arm up off the grooves onto the smooth portion and raise the arm up.



Saris Thelma 3 Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Saris Thelma platform-style hitch-mounted 3-bike rack, part number SA4239B. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, we'll need to take the anti-rattle bolt and thread it into the pin holes from the left-hand side. After tightening it with a wrench, the bike rack is secured, and we'll go over a few measurements. We have about 18" of ground clearance. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 4" away, and we've added about 14" to the overall length of our Xterra. We can now remove the gold pin at the base of the bike rack and tilt the platform down.



Softride Hang5 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Soft Ride Hang 5 hitch mounted 5 bike rack for 2 inch hitches part number SR26496. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, we'll thread our anti rattle bolt into the pin holes and then tighten it down using a wrench. Now we'll go ahead and slide the arms into the mast. We are going to be installing it this way as the bike rack weights up to about 110 pounds when fully assembled. Separating the 2 pieces will allow us an easier installation.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the WeatherTech front auto floor mats in gray, part number WT461801. They're also available in black, part number WT441801, and in tan, part number WT451801. We will start by removing the factory floor mat and placing the new WeatherTech mat in its place. With the new mat in place, you can see it locked in to the factory mounting points for the floor mat. It is also a vehicle-specific application, and the mat matches the contour of the vehicle's interior. We also have these raised containment walls which will help keep all the dirt and debris you bring into the car on the mat and off your carpet. There's also added protection up under the pedals. We also have some extra protection over here on the foot rest.



Michelin Stealth Ultra Wiper Blades Installation - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today, on this 2012 Nissan Xterra, we're going to install part number MCH8524. This is the Michelin Stealth Ultra windshield wiper blades. First up, is go ahead and remove the pre-existing windshield wiper blades. We'll go ahead and pull the arm back. Typically, there's a small tab that you can push or pull to release it from the arm. It's good if you can rotate the arm this way to put a little more leverage on it when you push down on it. When it's released, we can go ahead and remove it, and get it out of the way.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today our 2013 Nissan Xterra we're going to be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box. With 22 cubic feet of storage space in metallic silver it's part number TH636S. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the Xterra we're going to begin the test fit by placing the cargo box directly onto our load bars. We've found this is the best time to get our feet in line to where they'll go around our bars. With our box centered on all four of our feet around our bars we'll now open the passenger side where we'll reach in and tighten the two knobs closest to us. The Sonic XXL is designed with foot packs that will click when you have them tight enough. A great feature of the Thule Sonic XXL is it's ability to open from the passenger and driver side. We can now move over to the driver side and repeat the same tightening process that we used for the passenger side. With all four feet tight and our box secure we're ready to load up our gear and head down the road.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xtera we're going to be test-fitting the Touly Sonic Large Rooftop cargo box, with 13 cubic feet of storage space in gloss black, it's part number TH634B. With our Touly Rapid Crossroads roof rack system already installed on the Xtera we're going to begin our test fit by placing the cargo box directly onto our load bars. We found this is the best time to line up our feet as we slide it on. With all four of our feet around our load bars we'll now open the passenger side of the box, reach in, and tighten the two foot tacks located closest to us. The Sonic is equipped with the knobs that will click when you have them tight enough. Once they click move onto the next one. With both knobs on the passenger side tight let's now move around to the driver's side. We'll open the box and repeat the same tightening process that we used on the passenger side. With all four of our feet tight, it's time to load up the gear and hit the road.



SportRack Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra we're going to be test fitting the Sport Rack Fork Mount Roof Bike Rack part number SR4622. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack already installed on our Xterra, we're going to begin our test fit by placing the bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front of the carrier, we're going to bring the two black metal, rubber coated U-bolts around the underside of our load bars, fit them through the head of the carrier, and secure them in place using the wing nuts. With all four wing nuts here at the front tight, we'll move to the rear. Here we're going to take two carriage bolts, place them through the appropriate holes in the base of the rack, being sure that we have one coming out on each side of our load bar, we'll then take the black plastic spacer, place it between our load bar and our rack, being sure that our carriage bolts go through that, then we'll put on the black rubber coated metal portion of our clamp. This will go under our load bar, and we'll secure it in place using the two wing nuts. With these two wing nuts tight, our rack is secured to our vehicle and we're now ready to load our bike. We'll want to undo our rear wheel strap and open our front skewer. We'll then grab our bike, place it onto the rack, guiding the front forks down onto the skewer where we'll secure it first ...



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we're going to be testing fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box, with thirteen cubic feet of storage space in aero-skin black, it's part number TH624. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on our Xterra, we're going to begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We have found this is the best time to line up our feet as we slide it on. With all four feet around out bars, we'll now open the passenger side, reach in and will tighten the two knobs closest to us. One of the great features of Thule Force is its ability to open from both sides. We can now make our way around to the driver side, open the box, reach in, tighten the handles located on this side and just like that we're ready to load up our gear and hit the road. As you can see, with our box mounted and the foremost position, we have full access into our rear hatch.



Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xtera we're going to be test fitting the Thule Hyper XL roof top cargo box. With 17 cubic feet of storage space in the two tone black and silver, it's part number TH612. With our Thule rapid crossroads roof rack system already installed on our Xtera, we're going to begin our test fit by placing the cargo box directly onto our load bars. We've found this is the best time to get our feet in line to where they will go around our bars. With our cargo box centered and all four of our feet going around the bars, we'll open the passenger side of the box, reach in where we can tighten the two hand knobs closest to us. These will click when you have them tight enough. One of the great features of the Hyper XL is its ability to open from the passenger side and the drivers side. We'll now make our way around to the drivers side, reach inside, and tighten these two hand knobs down. With all four of our knobs tightened down, we're ready to load our gear and hit the road. As you can see, with our box mounted in the forward position, we do have full access into our rear hatch.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra we're going to be test fitting the Thule Force XXL rooftop cargo box. With 21 cubic feet of storage space in AeroSkin black its part number is TH626. With our Thule Rapid CrossRoads Roof Rack system already mounted onto the Xterra we're going to begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We've found this is the best time to line up our feet as we place it on. With all 4 feet going around our load bars, we'll open up the passenger side of the box. We'll reach in and tie it in the 2 knobs closest to us to secure this side of the box to our bars. One of the great features of the Force XXL is it's ability to open from both sides. We can now make our way around to the driver's side, open the box, and tighten the 2 feet on this side. With all 4 feet tight our box is secured to our load bars and we're ready to hit the road. As you can see, we have full access into our rear hatch. That will complete today's test fit of the Thule Force XXL, part number TH626, on our 2013 Nissan Xterra. .



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we're going to be test fitting the Kuat Trio, a fork-mounted roof bike rack, part number Ru01. With our Tuley Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the Xterra, we're going to begin our test fit by placing the trio directly onto our load bars. At the front of the carrier, we'll bring one of the black, rubber-coated metal U-bolts around the underside of our load bar, fit it through the head of our carrier, and hold it in place using two of the cylinder nuts. On the other side of the front of the carrier, we'll do the same thing. Bring the U-bolt around the underside of the bar, put on the two cylinder nuts; then we can tighten all four of our cylinder nuts down, to secure the rack to the vehicle, here at the front. We'll now move to the rear, where we're going to loosen our clamp and remove one of our wing nuts completely.



Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xtera, we'll be installing the Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains, part number PWH2439S. We'll be installing these tire chains on tire size 265/70/16. Since this vehicle is primarily rear wheel drive, we'll be installing the tire chains on the back set of tires. We'll begin our installation by first placing the tire chain flat out on the ground to undo any kinks or tangles. This is going to ensure that the tire chain will fit correctly around the tire. Now we'll go ahead and drape the tire chain over the tire, making sure that the hooks are facing outward so that we don't damage the outer wall of our back tire. We'll now move to the inside where we will connect the hook and link. However many links that you connect on the inside of the tire, there can either be one more, one less, or even amount of links on the outside.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we'll be installing the tow ready T1 Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4 pole flat connector. Part number 1182525. To begin our install, we're going to start by installing the threshold and kick panel on the passenger side front row. To remove the threshold, first you use a flat base screwdriver or an interior trim panel tool to get underneath the threshold and release the fasteners underneath. Then we'll go ahead and work the threshold out of the way and set it aside for installation. Next we'll go ahead and repeat the same process with the kick panel. The kick panel has a plastic screw cap and then 2 attachment points underneath. We'll release these attachment points and then remove the plastic screw cap and then remove the kick panel. Now we've accessed the manufacturer's wiring, underneath the kick panel we'll located the white 12 point connector. As you can see here, it's secured to the manufacturer's wiring but we've got just enough room when . take the new jumper harness 12 point connector plugged directly into the manufacturer's 12 point connector. Next we'll go ahead and route the jumper harness. Now we can install out relays. Starting with brown connector and the brown relay, we'll go ahead and match up the pins install and secure it.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be installing the tow-ready T-One vehicle wiring harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number 118525. We'll begin by putting the relays into our 12-pin jumper plug. The blue relays are exactly the same and can go in either of the 2 connectors. The third relay, the brown one, will have to go into the brown relay connector. Now that we have all 3 of our relays plugged in, making sure that the locking tab is fully engaged when pushing them together, we're ready to go up here under the passenger's side front door area. We're going to need to remove the threshold here. To do this, we use a trim panel removal tool or a large flat-head screwdriver. We'll need to work it underneath the trim panel to release the tabs that hold it in place. We'll go ahead and set the trim piece out of the way, and then, we'll go up here on the kick panel.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Nissan Xterra - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be installing the Draw Tite class 3 trailer hitch part number 75291. Here what the hitch looks like installed in our vehicle. Now we'll give you a couple of measurements in helping you chose some accessories for your hitch such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 18 inches. From the center of hitch pin hold to the outer most edge of the bumper it is even. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now we've already gone ahead and lowered the spare tire out of the way.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Nissan Xterra - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch Class III Receiver, part number 70760. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 18 inches. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper, it is even. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now we've already gone ahead and lowered the spare tire out of the way.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Nissan Xterra - Curt

Today in our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be installing the Kert trailer hitch, part number 13514. Here's what the hitch looks like, installed on our vehicle. Now we'll give you a couple measurements, in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a wall mount, a bicycle rack, or cargo carrier. In the center of the hitch pin hole, to the outer-most edge of the bumper, is even. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground, is approximately 17-1/2 inches. Now let's install our hitch.



Thule XG12 Pro Tire Chains Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, well be installing the Thule self-tensioning snow tire chains for SUVs in crossover vehicles, part number TH2004705265. Well be installing these tire chains on tire size 265/70-16. As inaudible 00:00:18 vehicle is primarily rear wheel drive, well be installing the tire chains on the back set of tires. Well begin our installation by first placing the chain, flat it out on the ground, and undo any kings or tangles. This will ensure that the tire chain will fit correctly around the tire. Now starting with the yellow end of the tire chain, well go from the back set of the tire, up on the inside, and then bring it around the other side of the tire. Now up at the 12:00 position, well bring the two ends up and hook the two ends together.



Thule XB16 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, well be installing the Thule standard snow tire chains for SUVs, commercial vehicles and motor homes, part number TH01571265. Well be installing these tire chains on tire size 265/70-16. Now this vehicle is primarily rear-wheel-drive, so well be installing the tire chains on the back set of tires. Well begin our installation by first placing the tire chain, flat it out on the ground to undo any kinks or tangles. This will ensure that the tire chain will fit correctly around the tire. Now starting with the yellow end at the back end of the tire, well go around the back set of the tire, and then bring the yellow end and the blue end up at the 12 oclock position at the top of the tire. Well then connect the two ends together and bring the chain over the remaining part of the tire.



Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, well be installing the Glacier V-Bar snow tire chains or cam tighteners, part number PWH2828SC. Well be installing these tire chains on tire size 265/70-16. Now this vehicle is primarily rear-wheel-drive, so well be installing the tire chains on the back set of tires. Well begin our installation by first setting the tire chains out flat on the ground to undo any kinks or tangles. This is going to ensure that the tire chain will fit correctly around the tire. Well now go ahead and drape the tire chain over the tire making sure that the hooks are facing outward, so that we dont damage the outer wall of the tire.Now well go ahead and move to the inside of the tire, where we will connect the hook and link.



Glacier Twist-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be installing the Glacier Twist-Link snow tire chains with cam tighteners for light trucks, part number PWH2228SC. We'll be installing these tire chains on tire size 265/70-16. Since this vehicle is primarily rear-wheel-drive, we'll be installing the tire chains on the back set of tires. We'll first begin our install by placing the tire chains directly on the ground flat to undo any kinks or tangles. This is going to ensure that the tire chain will fit correctly around the tire. Now we'll go ahead and drape the tire chain over the tire, making sure it is centered and the hooks are facing outward, so that we don't damage the outer wall of the tire. Now we'll move to the inside of the tire at the 12 o'clock position and hook together the hook and link.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, well be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box with 22 cubic feet of space, metallic silver in color part number TH636S.With the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up on to the vehicles load bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars, we can unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. We can then turn the knobs to tighten on the clamps. Youll know when the clamps have been fully tightened when the knobs starts to click.We can then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. Now, this double-sided opening lid will also enable you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle.Once everything is all tightened down and secured, you can see that you can easily access the rear hatch of our Xterra with the box secured. That will complete todays test fit for the Thule Sonic XXL part number TH636S on our 2008 Nissan Xterra.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, well be test fitting the Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box with 13 cubic feet of space, glossy black in color part number TH634BWith the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System assembled on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up on to the vehicles load bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars, we can unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. We can then turn the knobs to tighten on the clamps. Youll know when the clamps have been fully tightened down when they start to click. Well then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process.Now, this double sided opening lid will also enable you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch of our Xterra with the box secured.That will complete todays test fit for the Thule Sonic Large part number TH634B on our 2008 Nissan Xterra.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL rooftop cargo box with 16 cubic feet of space, matte black in color, part number TH-615. This box does only open from one side so you need to position it on the passenger side of your roof. With the Thule rapid cross roads roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicle's load bars. We can now unlock the box and open the lid, exposing the four slots in the bottom of the box. We can take the clamps, slide them down through the slots over the top of each bar. We can then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch of our Xterra with the box secured.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box with 14 cubic feet of space, matte black in color, part number TH614. Now, this box does only open from one side, so you'll need to position it on the passenger's side of your vehicle. With a Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicle's load bars. With the box in position, we can unlock it and open the lid, exposing the 4 slots in the bottom of the box. We can take the clamps, slide them down through the slots over the top of each bar, and then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch of our Xterra with the box secured.





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