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Wiring Harness Installation- 2010 Acura MDX - etrailer.com

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Published on Sep 21, 2010

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Today on this 2010 Acura MDX we are going to install part number 118424. The first thing we need to do is open up the back tail gate to get to the interior components of the vehicle, because we have to remove a few panels. First off we are going to open up this hatch right here and remove it. Then we will take out the cover for our jack storage compartment. Then we will remove our threshold right here . The reason we are moving all these pieces is because we need access to run our wires from the court, out to where we can use it. :27

This panel pretty much pops up on its own. Now that we have this cover up what is going to happen is we are going to run this T-One connector underneath the plastic inside this panel right here. Lets go ahead and remove this panel, there is our electrical panel right here. This is the T-One connector, this is the port on it. We are going to plug in on the port on the panel right here. We will take our port, run it underneath the panel and up. Just plug it in. Next we will take the ground wire and attach it to this ground stud right here. Put it through our white wire and reattach the bolt to the body along with the other ground wires. 1:10

Now we will go ahead and mount our convertor box, it has a piece of adhesive back here that we are going to use to attach it to this plastic piece right here that will be a good, safe spot for it. At this point here we are going to route this back through our jack storage compartment. We can have it reside in the storage compartment when you are not using it. You can then, pull it out, and shut the door on it. The door seal is thick enough where when you shut the door on it, it will not hurt the wires, all you have to do is make sure you stay away from the center latch and you will be fine. However, in this case we are going to run our wires outside and mount it to the hitch itself. So I have to do a couple more things. We are going to find a location to run the wires out of the body. Right in here there is a grommet, we can pop that out and we can have access through to the outside. As you can see that 4-pull will not fit through there so we are going to take our 4-pull wire and cut it in half and run it through and make new connections on the inside. We are going to cut our wire short right here, just enough so you can still work with it. When you do this you want to make sure there is no power going to this so you do not cross a ground wire with the other circuits just in case something is on. We will go ahead and unplug it from the port. Then lets go ahead and split our wires back. Next we will go ahead and work on our grommet, I am going to take a knife and put a slit through it. You have to make quiet a few passes because it is a pretty thick grommet. From underneath the vehicle we are going to push our wire back through. Then we will slide our grommet back on to our wire and push it back into place and leave it alone for now. 2:56

Now we will reconnect our wires, color for color. Slide on the butt connectors and crimp them into place. Now that we have our connections done lets grab some electrical tape and secure them. Then we will go ahead and reassemble the rest of the vehicle. We will plug back into our port. Now we will get back underneath the vehicle and figure out how to route our wires. I think we will just go along the original harness, above the hanger for the muffler and go over the hitch and then we will come back over the top of the hitch here and then we will mount our bracket on top of the tube here. Keep it a flat alignment with the hitch, mark the holes for it, then drill it out. Alright, we will go ahead and pop our 4-pole into the bracket, it is a friction fit so you have to push it on through, get a good grip on it and kind of pull it out. Then install the hardware that came with the bracket. However, on the other side we are going to add some additional flat washers we found laying around. With everything secured and our wire zip tied in place, that will finish our install of part number 118424 from Tow Ready.

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