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Need to find vehicle side, trailer wiring

Need to find vehicle side, trailer wiring , for a 03 Xterra 4cyl, 5 speed manual.

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I am a Tech Services representative for CURT Mfg. which manufactures an entire line of electrical harnesses. I would recommend our 55244 if your vehicle was equipped with a tow package from the factory. However, if it did not you would need to manually splice in a powered 3-2 converter into the back of your taillights. CURT Mfg's part number is 56146, although you would be able to find it's equivalent at many different auto parts stores around the country.

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The answer to this question depends on several factors such as: Whether the towbar was a factory fitted unit fitted during
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The majority of towbars & the assosiated wiring out there are simply wired in to the rear tail light circuits such as:
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This means that if fitted in this manner (as the majority are) the corrosponding vehicle light fuse will affect the trailer lights unless the is an inline fuse fitted to each single circuit (which cld be blown). This is very uncommon & wld be a costly way to do it...

In some more modern cars that came from the factory (not the dealership ie. pre-delivery) with the tow bar fitted as standard equipment it is possible that there cld be a sepparate little fuse box or section in the main fuse box (the position of the fuse box/es shld be in your owners manual usually Under the bonnet, under the dash or behind font foot kick panels, & if you dont have an owners manual for your vehicle they are usually available to buy an aftermarket version or these days on the internet & often downloadable for free or @ a small charge).

All the best & I hope this is of some help...


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Instructions for wiring a moving trailer connector


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Trailer Wiring Diagrams 4 Way Systems

4 way flat molded connectors allow basic hookup for three lighting functions; right turn signal / stop light (green), left turn signal / stop light (yellow), taillight / license / side marker (brown) and a ground (white).

4%20way%20wiring.jpg 4way_vehicle.jpg 4 way tow vehicle side.
4way_trailer.jpg 4 way trailer side.
5 Way Systems

Same as 4 way system listed above but adds a extra blue wire for brake signal or auxiliary power. Used on pop up camper trailers or utility / boat trailers.
5way_vehicle.jpg 5 way tow vehicle side.
5way_trailer.jpg 5 way trailer side.
6 Way System, Rectangle Plug 3/4 inch by 1 inch 6 way rectangle connectors right turn signal (green), left turn signal (yellow), taillight (brown), ground (white). The red and blue wire can be used for brake control or auxiliary. Use on a small motorcycle trailer, snowmobile trailer or utility trailer. Can also be used as custom wiring on trailers with 3 light/wire systems. See "Tow Vehicle Taillight Wiring" below.
6way_rectangle_1.jpg 6 way tow vehicle side.
6way_rectangle_2.jpg 6 way trailer side.
6 Way Systems, Round Plug

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6way_vehicle.jpg 6 way tow vehicle side.
6way_trailer.jpg 6 way trailer side.
7 Way Systems

Round 2" diameter connector allows additional pin for auxiliary 12 volt power or backup lights. Uses: heavy duty landscaping trailer, car trailer, boat trailers, horse trailer, travel trailer, construction trailer, etc. Check with a test light or VOM.


7way_vehicle.jpg 7 way RV flat blade tow vehicle side.
7way_trailer.jpg 7 way RV flat blade trailer side.

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