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Recommended Trailer Wiring Harness for 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L

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Hi, I have a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L and I want to get a hitch for it to pull my trailer. However the dealer says it isnt like the old days where you can simply connect to the wiring harness and it will work since the van is computerized and needs special configuration for the lights on the trailer to work so they estimate $1600 to put it in. I think that is pricey so would I be able to get everything needed from you to make it work? Thanks

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I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118712 for your 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L. The harness is custom designed for your Pacifica and plugs into existing ports behind the driver and passenger taillights. The black wire extends to the vehicle's battery to power the converter. It will provide you with all of the necessary connections for your trailer.

Given the price of the Tekonsha wiring harness, I would question the very unreasonable $1,600 quote given to you by the dealership. No special configuration is needed and unlike what they stated, you can, in fact, simply connect the wiring harness and it will work.

I have attached an installation and a review video that you may use for reference.

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Robin H

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So my question is twofold. First, here is what I have in my shopping cart so far for my 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and I just want to be sure this should cover everything. Part #76046, #989900, #118712. Second, can you direct me to the 2-bicycle rack that would also work with this Hitch Receiver? Thanks so much

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The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76046 as well as the previously mentioned Tekonsha T-One wiring harness # 118712 are both confirmed to fit your 2018 Chrysler Pacifica. These combined with the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900 will give you everything you need for basic towing.

For a bike rack I recommend the Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack # TH912XTR which will fit the 2" Draw-Tite hitch. The anti-sway cradles with reinforced straps will securely hold your bike frames in place. The dual arms fold down for storage when not in use, and the hitch switch quick-release lever makes it easy to tilt the rack away for rear cargo access.

I have attached a review of the bike rack for your reference.

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