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Looking to install a wiring harness, but am a bit confused. There is some wiring behind the bumper, and it appears to come thru the grommet by the spare tire but I'm not sure of what it might be for. Any thoughts of what it is will be appreciated.

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Looking to install a wiring harness, but am a bit confused. There is some wiring behind the bumper, and it appears to come thru the grommet by the spare tire but I'm not sure of what it might be for. Any thoughts of what it is will be appreciated.

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Have a look at this video regarding the wiring harness. Nissan has really made it easy to add. All the attachments are there. You just have to cut the tape that holds them secure, and plug them in.
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I've often recommended: buy ONLY the Nissan factory trailer wiring harness for your year. It plugs in the factory harness in the tire well, comes with the correct rubber plug to go through the floor, and does not play tricks or generate false alarms on the car's electrical system.

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I've often recommended: buy ONLY the Nissan factory trailer wiring harness for your year. It plugs in the factory harness in the tire well, comes with the correct rubber plug to go through the floor, and does not play tricks or generate false alarms on the car's electrical system.
While I generally agree Pilgrim, there are a number of people who have had good results with the aftermarket ones. Iíve had mine (curt) installed for 3+ years and itís been perfect. It was as plug and play as you can get.
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Thanks for the responses. I'm definitely leaning toward OEM harness to avoid having to let the wiring hang out of the rear hatch when towing. I used a CURT harness on my last vehicle (Equinox) and never had a problem with it. I'm still wondering what the other wiring is behind the bumper. Thinking it may be a sensor for the foot-activated opener, but this technology is over my head.
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