2011 tow hitch issues
I have a 2011 Pathfinder Silver Edition that came with the factory 4-pin towing harness. I got a new bass boat and the trailer had a 5-pin harness so I took it to the dealer and they installed a 7-pin harness. I use a 7-to-5 pin connector to connect to the trailer.
The trailer lights constantly cut out and after much troubleshooting I determined that the connector (and I have used 5 different connectors) wiggles a bit in the harness which causes the intermittent failures especially when I hit a bump in the road or a poorly paved road. The trailer brakes have never released when reversing which means I have to manually lock them on the trailer with a pin every time I want to reverse. As you can imagine I am very frustrated. I tried opening the connectors up with a flathead screwdriver but the problem persists.
Has anyone else experienced this? I have spoken to other boat owners and I have yet to find anyone who has had similar issues with the connectors. I have been looking for a 5-pin harness so I can do away with the connector but I cannot find one. Would a 5-pin harness fix the braking issue? The dealership has not been helpful in fixing this issue and i do not know where else to turn.
Last edited by LargemouthAss; 10-12-2016 at 10:25 AM.