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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-13-2009, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Towing wiring Harness Hook-up

I know this has been beat to death here and on other forums, but I need to ask. I have a 2009 Enclave CX AWD, without the factory towing package. I'm looking to add towing to the vehicle. My specific question....Is there a place to hook up the trailer wiring harness? I would much rather tie in to an existing plug, rather than have someone play around with the wiring.
Other forums say there is a connection to tie into ( some also state various locations where this connection is) but I cannot find where it is.

09 Clave owners....I could use some help!...... Where is this connection? or is there even one?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-13-2009, 11:58 AM
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Re: Towing wiring Harness Hook-up

Try this one -

http://www.etrailer.com/pc-VWH~118450.htm


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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-13-2009, 03:50 PM
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Re: Towing wiring Harness Hook-up

It's under the passenger-side rear fenderwell. I just finished adding a towing package to my Acadia with the information on this site and the Acadiaforum.net site.

You will need to have the fuse-block replaced if you want to use the factory wiring harness, though. For 2007 model lambdas GM did this under warranty. For all later versions it costs around $350 to have it done at the dealer.

The hitch, bolts, plug, and harness are all available at GM PartsDirect for a pretty fair price (I think it's around $220 all in). It all goes on easily. It took me about 25 minutes to install the factory hitch and wiring harness.

You can get an aftermarket package with a electronic modulator for less than half of what all of this costs, but I wanted the factory system. I had a few issues with GM over this vehicle and fought with them long enough to get reimbursed for most of what is listed above. In the end, they were pretty fair.

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Re: Towing wiring Harness Hook-up

Remember to add an additional transmission cooler. Otherwise the towing rating is very low
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-19-2009, 08:22 PM
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Re: Towing wiring Harness Hook-up

I watched my dealer take the rear tail light assembly out and plug this harness into the light. Took just a couple minutes.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-09-2009, 12:26 AM
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Re: Towing wiring Harness Hook-up

I just installed the factory hitch on my 09 Enclave and it was pretty simple. One of the bolts gave me a little difficulty lining up, but other wise no problems. I used the Draw-tite T connecter harness and was able to easily install it and run the wires through the bumber using a coat hanger. The only thing I changed was to connect the ground wire (cut and put on a crimp connector) to the hitch, rather than drilling a hole for a screw in the painted body panel behind teh Left taillight. I also had teh dealer order the matching cover for the hitch cut-out in the bumper, they had to have it painted to match.
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Re: Towing wiring Harness Hook-up

First time I crawled under the "Cherry-Ot" was 2 years ago when it suffered a broken rear left suspension spring. Tonight I crawled under there just to look around and found this! A trailer wiring harness What the? The bumper hitch cover that is on my E isn't the bump out cover that covers the normal factory hitch. Does anyone have a picture of their factory installed wire harness connector to compare to mine to see if this was OEM.

But I don't have V92 RPO on my build tag....

https://www.enclaveforum.net/index.php?topic=5624.0
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Re: Towing wiring Harness Hook-up

that is the plug that would connect to the 7 pin plug on the factory tow hitch from the rear....

plugged into the rear-- side view.



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Thanks, rbarrios!

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Re: Towing wiring Harness Hook-up

Am I missing something about the V92 tow package? Do I need to splice in the wire harness or is all electrical functions already included in the tow receptacle? The wire harness was sitting in the rear storage area.
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