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Recommended Cargo Carrier and Lighting for 2014 Acura MDX

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hi - i have a 2014 acura MDX that already has a basic OEM trailer hitch, no wiring harness. wondering if the following list of items is all compatible with my car and with each other - please let me know if you see any issues or have any suggestions for improving upon what ive picked out. thanks! LED Light Kit for Draw-Tite, Tow Ready, Pro Series, and Rola Railed Cargo Carriers - 98174LED Remove 1 Update 63153 24x60 Pro Series Cargo Carrier for 2inch Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs - 63153 Remove 1 Update $136.66 988501 etrailer Cargo Bag w/ Mounting Straps - Waterproof - 20 cu ft - 59inch x 24inch x 24inch - 988501 Remove 1 Update 131D Master Lock Covered, Solid Body Padlock - 3/16inch Diameter Shackle - 131D Remove 1 Update PM436B Peterson License Plate Light with Bracket - PM436B Remove 1 Update 63232 Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2inch Hitches - 2-5/8inch Span - 63232 Remove 1 Update 118628 T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - 118628 Remove 1

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Helpful Expert Reply:

Everything looks perfect!

Starting with the wiring harness, the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118628 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 2014 Acura MDX and is exactly the harness that I would recommend. This custom-fit harness will install by connecting directly to the built-in port behind the driver side trim panel. This will give you a 4-Way at the rear of your MDX to connect with and power a trailer's signal lights.

I have attached an installation video on your vehicle that you can use for reference.

Then, as long as you have a 2 inch hitch receiver on your MDX, the Pro Series 24x60 Cargo Carrier # 63153 will work great. This will slide into the hitch receiver and features inside dimensions of 60 inches long, 24 inches wide and 5-1/2 inches tall. The LED Light Kit # 98174LED that you also mentioned is compatible with this carrier and will provide you with rear lights when traveling. Since the license plate on your Acura will be blocked by the carrier, the Peterson License Plate Light with Bracket # PM436B that you referenced will work great to relocate the plate.

The etrailer Cargo Bag w/ Mounting Straps # 988501 is a perfect fit for this cargo carrier that will protect your cargo from rain, sun, dirt and road debris. The Master Lock Padlock # 131D will do a nice job of securing the bag and its contents, while the Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 63232 will secure the carrier to the vehicle. This anti-rattle hitch lock will also do a great job of reducing movement and vibration inside the receiver.

I have attached short video demonstrations on these products that you can also take a look at.

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