Best 2009 Mazda CX-9 Trailer Wiring Options

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Best 2009 Mazda CX-9 Trailer Wiring Options


Speaker 1: Today we're gonna be taking a look at the best wiring options for your 2009 Mazda CX9. Here we're gonna have the Curt wiring harness, and in the middle is gonna be the Tekonsha, and then finally over here we're gonna have the Hopkins. Now, 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 and 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's an epoxy type material right here where the wires are coming in from my 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 have much more durability.One thing I really like about the Hopkins kit here is that most of our connections are already made.

Yes, we are still gonna have to plug in our connectors, but our inaudible 00:01:22 connectors are pre installed on our charge wire as well as the fuse holder and the fuse is already in place as well. Another nice feature of the Hopkins is they do provide you with a small amount of inaudible 00:01:35 grease, that way once you put your connections together you don't have to worry about moisture build up 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 inaudible 00:01:46 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 sheathing 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 grommet 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 10 amp fuse, which is gonna be 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, then 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. Now, 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. Now, each one of our kits are gonna install relatively the same and it's gonna be pretty straight forward.We're gonna have a T-connector that's gonna go in between our tail light 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 on to our vehicle protecting our wiring.Now, each one of our kits are a separate powered module box so they're gonna provide us with the fuse holders and the wires to run to our battery along with the fuses. 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's 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 gonna take it here purely because they do provide you with that 20 amp fuse, which means that you're gonna be able to have a lot more lights on your trailer and be able to handle that load. That will finish up the look at the best wiring options for your Mazda CX9..


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