From what I found out it is for models equipped with I-Key, which my 2008 is not. The seven pin harness is currently on back order as of July 2012. Be careful not to overdo it however and make sure that you use proper shading to keep your touch screen monitor safe from exposure to sunlight. Drill small holes through the centers of your rubber retaining plugs and then slide them down into there holes around the wires. It had the correct 8 pin gray harness.
The only extra step I had to take was to install a towing relay to activate the full functionality of the 7-way plug, specifically the charge wire. One of the most time consuming tasks with installing a car stereo, car radio, car speakers, car amplifier, car navigation or any mobile electronics is identifying the correct wires for a 2005 Nissan 350Z. After doing some internet research i did in fact find a few posts with the same problem one of which was on the Etrailer. . Auto Zone carries the same relay under part 20228. I think hopkins name brand.
Here are a couple pics. This is the only bolt that holds the old 4 pin harness in Nissan drilled and tapped these holse for the mounting bracket already and the bolds supplied fit right in with no problem This is the existing connection with the 4 pin wiring harness notice the black plug in the one connector, this is the trailer brakes and power wire that isn't used i with the 4 pin connection just remove the plug and the black connector on the 7 pin harness fits right in This is the mounting bracket after it's installed with the supplied bolts This was the hardest part, before sliding the connector into the mounting bracket you have to remove the the bolt that holds the bumper on so you can work the wires around behind the bracket the replace the bolt. Using this Pathfinder stereo wiring guide, you can quickly and easily install or upgrade any part of your Nissan sound system. Also on my brake controller there is an adjustment control on the side that you have to get to when in different driving conditions. I also didn't know I needed to purchase a Brake Controller.
Even better, my 5 year old daughter was thrilled to be my assistant. The other metal lead will be your blue brake controller line. There are two towing relays under the hood near the battery. If your Pathfinder navigation came from the factory, you may need an electronic bypass. I thought about doing that as well. Thanks dsm0274 for the helpful photos.
I am towing a boat that has surge brakes so I'm not using a brake controller. Im a weekend warrior hack so I had no idea that I also need Nissan Parts 24167-7S000 Electronic Brake Jumper and 25230-7996A Relay. Adding More Information If you would like to help the Modified Life community by adding any missing information or adding a new car audio wire diagram to our resource, please feel free to post it at the bottom of this page. After inserting all 3 brown wire clips the 2 connectors are lined up to be plugged into the matching color connectors on the vehicle side Remember for ease of installation i removed the spare tire, this is the clearance after the tire is reinstalled one more quick note after the installation i couldn't get the left turn blinker on the trailer working. Now I just need to find the thread that shows how to pull up the center console to install the controller mount in that little cubby under the radio please reply if you know the link.
On those Hopkins Universal 7 pin plugs that is a black wire. I also like to save money. Upgrading your Nissan Pathfinder stereo is easy with this complete Pathfinder stereo wiring guide. Use of the wiring information is at your own risk. Installing bass blockers or a car audio crossover is easy to do through the wiring diagram below for your car audio speakers.
This posting was extremely helpful. I just finished a round 7-way towing harness installation on a 2008 Pathfinder, and this posting helped make it an easy project. I took some photos as i went along to help the next guy and i can answer some basic questions but the project really is very easy, on scale of 1-10 its about a 2. I am well over six feet tall and I don't have a problem with where I mounted mine. If you don't believe do your homework. To access your factory Nissan stereo, you will need to remove the front fascia and the side kick panels on both the driver and passenger side. Have any questions about our Nissan Pathfinder stereo wiring guide? That is your 12 volt supply line to your trailer.
The knowledge alone was worth it. Take your dummy plug and carefully remove the plastic retainer clip and the two rubber plugs. Leave us a comment below and let us know! Always verify all wires, wire colors and diagrams before applying any information found here to your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder. . Refer to the schematic that comes with your plug!!!!!! I'm working on this install and would like to clarify what I need to do. .