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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation Location at the Back of a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder


My 08 Pathfinder 4-way connector has an 8 pin connector not a 6 pin like 118267 contains. Is there a 8-pin to 6-pin converter/adapter or a different harness I can purchase to fit?


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Some Nissan vehicles came with that 8-pin connector rather than a 6-pin like most others. There isn't a plug in harness or adapter for Nissan vehicles with the 8-pin connector, such as your 2008 Pathfinder, but there is an option for you.

First, and what I recommend, is to use the harness you have, # 118267, but cut off the vehicle and harness side connectors and hardwire them together based on function. Use a circuit tester such as # 40376 or a meter such as # PT89ZR to test the wires on the vehicle side to determine their functions.

I recommend heat shrink butt connectors such as # DW05744-10 for 16 to 14 gauge wire or # DW05743-10 for smaller 22 to 18 gauge wire. Heat shrink connectors will keep out moisture but its still a good idea to wrap the connections in electrical tape as well.

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