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Hitch receiver and wiring

reticulum12reticulum12 Posts: 8
edited August 12 in Mazda
I have just installed a hitch receiver on my new mazda 5. I'd like to install the hitch wiring harness but on the one that is proposed to me i have to run a wire from the trunk to the battery.
Would it be allright if I take the 12 Volt power outlet in the trunk instaed of pulling a wire up to the battery?

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,323
    Yes. That would be plenty heavy to power some lights (something like a stereo amp would be a different story).

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • Ok, this is what I tought. They should tell us to do that in the installation guide this is way easier than running a wire up to the battery.
    Thank you
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,323
    Sure thing.

    By the way, what hitch did you purchase? I'm going to need to get one myself in the near future and I was going to use it to tow a utility trailer from harbor freight.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • There are 2 different model for the mazda 5:
    http://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2010_Mazda_5.htm

    I took the model 11338. I bought it on e-bay. I have installed it last WE and it fit perfectly. I takes a lot of effort to enlarge the 2 existing holes in the bumper but this is the only difficulty. I should have bought the wiring harness at the same time it would have been less expensive.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,323
    Ok. Thanks. That's the same place I was looking. Couldn't see why I wouldn't just go with the cheapest, though.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • I have installed the wiring harness last week end. Everything is working perfectly fine. I did not run a wire up to the battery but instead I used the 12 Volt from the trunk.
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