Best 2007 Mazda CX-9 Trailer WIring Options

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Best 2007 Mazda CX-9 Trailer WIring Options


Speaker 1: Today we're gonna be taking a look at the best wiring options for your 2007 Mazda CS9. So here we're gonna have the Curt wiring harness, and int he middle is gonna be the Tekonsha, and then finally over here we're gonna have the Hopkins.The way we're gonna mount our converter box in our vehicle is gonna differ from each kit. Now with our Curt here, they do provide us with some double-sided foam tape, so we're gonna need to find a flat surface that we can mount this to. The Tekonsha also provides us with some double-sided foam tape, but we also have the option of having this tab right here. We can either zip-tie it or take a self-tapping screw and firmly secure it to a flat area. The Hopkins does not provide us with any double-sided tape, but there is holes on each side of our converter box so we can zip tie it to a flat surface as well.One other thing I like about the Tekonsha is you can see there is an epoxy type material right here where the wires are coming in from the converter box, and that's gonna be a potting material, and this entire converter box is filled up with it, so it's gonna resist any kind of shock and resistance or jarring around if it isn't secure when we're driving down the road.

And it has much more durability.One thing that I really like about the Hopkins kit here is that most of our connections are already made. Yes, we're still gonna have to plug in our connectors, but our butt connectors are pre-installed on our charged wire, as well as the fuse holder, and the fuse is already in lace as well. Another nice feature of the Hopkins is they do provide you with a small amount of dielectric grease; that way once you put your connections together, you don't have to worry about moisture buildup or any corrosion.Now one benefit that the Hopkins has that I really like is that since we are gonna have to drop down our fore pole out of our hatch and close it, we're not really gonna have to worry about it damaging the wire, but Hopkins has taken the extra step to put a protective sheeting on there, giving it extra protection and durability.One benefit the Curt has that I like is since we are gonna have to run a wire to our battery and the wiring is gonna stay on the inside, we are gonna have to go from the inside to the outside of the vehicle. Now they did provide us with some silicone, so once we find a grounder that we can go through, we can seal it back up.Now as far as power rating goes, our Curt and Tekonsha both are gonna come with a ten-amp fuse, which isn't even plenty to run a basic trailer with all your lights. Now the Hopkins, on the other hand, is gonna come with a much larger fuse.

It's gonna have a 20-amp fuse in there, so if you have a lot of lights on your trailer, I think this would be a good choice because it will be able to handle that. All three of our kits do come with the necessary hardware, zip ties, and self-tapping screws to get everything in place and secure.Each of our kits are gonna give you the same end result. We're gonna get a four pole flat trailer connector and they're all gonna stay inside the vehicle, so when we're not towing it, we can go ahead and lift up our spare tire compartment and we can store it in there.Each one of our kits are gonna install relatively the same, and it's gonna be pretty straightforward. We're gonna have a T-connector that's gonna go in between our taillight and our factory wiring, and we're gonna have to ground our system, and each one of our kits are gonna come with a module box. Now, since each one of our kits does use a converter box, what that means is that's gonna take the signal from our factory wiring harness and it's gonna convert it into the usable source for our trailer connector.

But it's also gonna prevent any damage if there's any back feeding from the trailer end to coming back onto our vehicle, protecting our wiring. Now each one of our kits are a separate power module box, so they're gonna provide us with the fuse holders and the wires to run to our battery along with the fuses.So to sum everything up, I think all three of these kits are gonna be a great option, but if ease of installation is your concern, each one of these kits are gonna install relatively the same, so I don't think there's really much of a benefit from one to the other. Now, if durability is your main concern, I think the Tekonsha's gonna take it here purely because of the potting material that's in the converter box being able to withstand all the jarring and bumpy roads that you may go down. If power rating is your main concern, I think the Hopkins is gonna take it here, purely because they do provide you with a 20-amp fuse, which means you're gonna be able to have a lot more lights on your trailer and be able to handle that load.And that'll finish up the look at the best wiring options for your Mazda CS9.


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