In Pittsburgh pa . And that's why I asked . I swear I've read that that's how uhaul does it . They spliceNo matter who does it make sure no splicing is done to the truck, Nissans are finicky when the wires are messed with and then you'll regret it. Plug and play is a great thing.
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Not necessarily. On my last truck I had the place I bought my hitch from install it (just the hitch, truck already had the trailer plug) because they offered to do it for free. No reason for me to lay under my truck when someone is offering to do it for free.It's like 4 bolts and a couple clicks with a wiring harness. I'd be surprised if they don't splice into your brake lights directly. Go get the wiring harness from Nissan or buy it online, buy the hitch, spend 30 minutes installing it properly in your driveway. Having a hitch installed for you is the first step in surrendering your man card, unless of course you're physically incapable of doing this.
Nissans are so tempermental I won't add a remote start system to my wiring. Too many stories of Nissan owners getting electrical gremlins down the road.Just asking. Your truck doesn't have the trailer connector under the bumper? If it's not there you may want to look around up underneath and see if the harness is there but just not connected to anything. I'm probably wrong but it was my understanding that they all used the same wiring harness from the factory and just didn't use what they didn't need to for that particular truck. That might save you some hassles down to road and if it's in place you know it will work correctly. Just get the factory connector, mount it, and plug it in. Splicing is fine if done correctly. However, most places that install anything take shortcuts and use those little "quick splice" connectors. THEY WILL FAIL! Not today, maybe not for a few years but around here (yep, Pittsburgh also) with all of the crap they dump on the road every time they see a snowflake it will get into them and then their done. Just vibration can cause them to fail. I DO NOT USE THEM UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
Buy the heavy duty receiver and 7 pin wiring setup so you never have to revisit this again. Even buying it from Nissan it's not that bad but you definately better off that way. If you weren't so far from here I'd do it for you. Just always take the safest route and option in trailering.So correct me if I'm wrong , to pull the pop up camper I need the class 4 hitch receiver and wiring harness installed ? Is that it
Most hitches I see for the frontier are class 3.So correct me if I'm wrong , to pull the pop up camper I need the class 4 hitch receiver and wiring harness installed ? Is that it
I just had trouble with the U-Haul installed spliced in 4 pin connection (wish I would have read about it before going that route first but that's a different story). I bought the 7 pin with relays from e-trailer and installed it in 15 mins no problem. Works like it's supposed to now, I would recommend going that route and being done with it.Instead you need the more complicated harness that has the relays in it. This is the factory method of adding trailer wiring
2006 Nissan Frontier Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring - Tekonsha
If the OP DID go with the OEM towing package, what's the best way to go from the 7pin set up to a 4 pin set up? Would it be best to buy an after market 7to4 pin connector for that?
(i'm also here trying to learn as much as i can about towing with a 2nd gen frontier)