TNX Realm Noobie
2012 Xterra Pro-4X
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Lake Arrowhead, CA
The devil, as they say, is in the details. While the receptacle itself is the same on virtually all the available 7 pin connectors, the interface, both mechanical and electrical has many variations. There are 7 pins with screw terminals on the back. There are some with a USCAR male socket on the back. The Nissan factory tow package uses a socket with an oval connector on the side that interfaces to the factory harness. There are also a number of different bolt hole spacings available. I am hoping to find the Nissan factory version so I can just replace the connector part without having to purchase an entire $80 harness for which I have absolutely no use. As I said in my original post, my plan B would be to splice in a USCAR female plug and just go to USCAR. That would force me to butcher the factory mounting plate to accommodate the different bolt configuration, but would allow me to easily replace the connector if it gets damaged again.
Still hoping to find a source for the Nissan factory socket.