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    CX-9 Hidden Hitch Install with Mazda OEM wiring harness (pictures)

    Installed a Hidden Hitch Class III and the Mazda OEM wiring harness on my 2009 CX-9 GT AWD today. I figured I would post pics to share.

    Mazda OEM hitch harness part number is: 0000-8E-N13. $61 plus shipping at http://www.mazda-parts-dealer.com This harness should work on 2009/2010 CX-9s all AWD models and FWD GT models.

    UPDATE 5/17: Mazda OEM hitch wiring harness install instructions are attached to the bottom of this post. NOTE: The instructions say the harness connector is on the driver side. I found it on the passenger side, so I installed the hitch module near the tire jack, instead of over by the driver side storage bin. (This actually made the install much easier, I only had to remove the storage compartment and the rear threshold plate)

    The hitch install is easy - 6 bolts. Used a hydraulic jack to hold it in place while installing the bolts. etrailer.com has a video if people want to see the install



    Remove 2 plastic push nuts in the bottom of the storage tray and the whole tray comes out.














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    Last edited by gtxjoe; 05-19-2010 at 09:26 PM.

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    Does the receiver have a bracket for the wiring connector, or does it dangle?

    Nice to finally see where the factory connector is. Others have been asking about that.
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    The Hidden Hitch has a small shelf (with holes for securing the connector). I just wedged the connector between the shelf and the bumper cover. The connector has a rubber plug to protect it when not in use. You could easily tuck it up into the bumper to hide it.




    The Mazda harness connector is rubber is designed to just clip into the Mazda hitch.
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    Oh yeah, expecting my Draw-Tite Class III hitch tomorrow from etrailers.com. What a great company.

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    Just install my wire harness last night. And would like to share that, certain parts of the instruction that came with it is not correct.
    1) It states the connector is on the driver side, but its on the passenger side.
    2) It tells you to remove the subwoofer and small panel above it, but its really not needed. You could to get more space to work with by removing it, but I didn't need to.
    3) It also instructs you to remove all the cargo hooks, not needed either since you won't be removing any of the panels that covers the rear tail lights.

    Overall, this install is super easy compare to the after market version (which isn't hard either). I finished so fast that I went out for ice cream afterwards, lol.

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    can you post the outcome of your wire harness installation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtxjoe View Post
    The Hidden Hitch has a small shelf (with holes for securing the connector). I just wedged the connector between the shelf and the bumper cover. The connector has a rubber plug to protect it when not in use. You could easily tuck it up into the bumper to hide it.

    The Mazda harness connector is rubber is designed to just clip into the Mazda hitch.
    I just installed the hitch and factory harness this weekend. In looking at your pictures, I realize that I placed the harness in exactly the same spot as you and I also wedged the connector between the shelf and the bumper. The only thing I did a bit different was use a zip tie to secure the connector to the tray by routing through the mounting holes.

    -DG-

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    I just joined the forum thanks to gtxjoe. I had been trying to find info everywhere re oem hitch wiring. Ordered Hidden Hitch class III from e-trailer with their wiring harness which needs to run wire up to battery. I knew their had to be any easier way. Can't believe Mazda is so vague re info on Trailer Prep Package. Thanks for your excellent post!

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    Thanks! Great pics. And Welcome.
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    trailer wiring install

    Hello,
    New to the forum and I have a question regarding the wiring install on a trailer hitch: Do I need to run a wire to the battery or just plug into the harness in the passenger rear like the above photos?? I Installed a Curt class III on my 2010 CX-9 GT with towing prep package (standard on all GT). Started researching the wiring harness, called 3 separate dealers and read numerous threads online all stating I need to run a power wire directly to battery or you risk overloading the current wiring system regardless of what model CX-9 you have. The towing prep package is:

    1. A heavy duty transmission oil cooler and radiator fan
    2. A revised engine control module (probably means that the computer has been programmed to be more effective when towing)
    3. And a 3,500 pound towing capacity

    Nowhere is wiring harness mentioned. Please help an ignorant diy'er
    Thanks

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    The unit I installed called for a 7.5A fused line to the battery. I did nothing of the sort and instead tapped the 12V power outlet on the pass side compartment. For piece of mind I did install the provided 7.5A fuse after the tap to properly protect the trailer wiring circuitry. Should work fine.
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    Hello,

    I purchased this wiring harness for my 09 GT, When I got the tray and everything else apart, I found the wiring connector had been cut away. does anyone have the mapping of the 6 wires to which pins on the connector? The harness has 6 wires red, white, green. yellow, brown and black... the mazda has a green, black, green w/white stripe, green w/yellow strip, green with black stripe and a lime green wire.

    Anyone have a wire diagram or pin out, would be appreciated.

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