Do the hitches come with a electrical plug-in on the hitch itself or does the wireing just come out to the hitch and hang loose at or near the ball?
asked by: Chuck S
Trailer wiring harnesses are separate from trailer hitches. There was a time that some hitches had a place to hold a 4-Way connector cut into the hitch but that practice has been occurring less and less. Some hitches do have a bracket that is welded to the hitch for a trailer connector but not all of them.
For a 2012 Nissan Xterra without the OEM towing package, the correct wiring harness is # 118525. Once installed you can use the little cover on the end of the 4Way to hook around the safety chain loop on the hitch.
Or, you can use a mounting bracket like # 18144 with short extension # 18140 or long extension # 18136. I have included some links on the wiring and mounting brackets for you.
expert reply by: Michael H
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