Attaching a mount for the big round plug

Discussion in 'Tow Vehicles, Hitch & Towing' started by Kasey Redrum, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. Kasey Redrum

    Kasey Redrum Member

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    I have 2014 Mazda CX5, and I installed a new hitch with the 2in receiver. It bolted on without issue. My car also had a hitch on it (which I replaced) due to it being 1 1/4, but the mount had this cool little tab for the 4 pin light plug to rest, which comes from my brake light.
    So I bought this big adapter 7 blade round, to the 4 pin small. it works, however I would like to be able to permanently mount the adapter to either the bottom of my plastic bumper, or the metal on the hitch. And clues on how to do this? or what is best? I found this which looks like I can screw it into either plastic or metal, just don't want it to hang down too far. Also the adapter I got is shown as well. Any help is appreciated
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    NMroamer Well-Known Member

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    The four wire plug will not activate your trailer brakes. You need another wire and brake controller.
     
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    bheff Well-Known Member

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    I have a hitch like yours with little room for the plug (like SteveP posted) I simply zip tied it to the loop where the chains attach. Isnt perfect but worked all summer
     
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    For our minivan, I ran the wires inside with a loom that would sit inside the jack box and pull out the rear door to plug into my trailers. Anyway you could work something like that out? Have it stored in the back and roll out when needed? Keeps it from grounding out, scraping or other damage via road exposure? Thinking out loud here...
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I Have something very similar, but mine has 5 way flat on the bottom . the bracket is exactly the one you have, I have used this set up for years with no problem.
     
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    I dont have any brakes, just lights. The bracket is only $2. Prolly just get it and see what I can jimmy together. thanks guys.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    I wouldn't even use a bracket. Either leave the harness loose in the rear interior and run it thru the lid weatherstrip when needed ..... or leave it loose under the car and just stick it in the receiver when not in use.
     
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    Note: my existing 4 pin wire is not inside the car, it is already exterior, zip tied inside the back of the bumper.
     
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    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    I would weld an ear on the hitch to bolt that metal bracket to.
     
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    I used a "Tow Ready" 118156 6 and 7-Way Connector Mounting Box from Amazon. Installed it with a band clamp to my after market tow hitch cross-member. Not ideal, but is working OK.
     
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    Same situation as me and my light Alainer. I have the fancy 7-pin OEM harness, stored in my attic - I don't have a pressing need to install it on my Jeep.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    This what I use on my Subaru Forster.
    Screen Shot 2019-11-10 at 10.29.13 AM.png mounted to the lower edge of the bumper.

    Screen Shot 2019-11-10 at 10.29.37 AM.png and this is the trailer end. I made up a short extension with a 7 pin RV socket to plug into the trailer.

    If you are interested I can take photos ......... but it is very cold outside right now.
     
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    here is a photo of the "Tow Ready" mount on my after-market CURT tow hitch
     

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