kehfunah
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Does the 2020 outlander phev have a OEM tow plug?

Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:15 pm

I want to get a hitch installed and the harness but curt says OEM tow package is required. Reading the instructions it says there is a plug hidden in the trunk after prying off some plastics. Does anyone know if this is comes factory or only select models have it? Mine's a LE. Will go pry stuff off if no one knows and will update sometime later if no responses 🤣

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AntsCar
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Re: Does the 2020 outlander phev have a OEM tow plug?

Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:27 am

Not sure as mine was fitted before I got the car, seems like you need a wiring kit

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oscarmax
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Re: Does the 2020 outlander phev have a OEM tow plug?

Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:08 am

Our 13 pin UK model required a dedicated wiring loom according to the fitting company.
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greendwarf
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Re: Does the 2020 outlander phev have a OEM tow plug?

Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:00 am

From what I remember of the early day self-fitters the tow bar dedicated loom plugs into a socket in the existing harness under the boot floor - so both fitter & instructions are correct but I don't know where it is. :roll:

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Re: Does the 2020 outlander phev have a OEM tow plug?

Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:16 pm

There are 2 plugs in the rear on a PHEV. Large one is on behind LHR side trim on inside of hatchback. If you have Electric lift tailgate be careful when removing trims. The second small one is under the boot floor leftish side of middle near all the harnesses that run along that route
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kehfunah
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Re: Does the 2020 outlander phev have a OEM tow plug?

Sun May 23, 2021 8:08 am

DibbyDibbyDJ wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:16 pm
There are 2 plugs in the rear on a PHEV. Large one is on behind LHR side trim on inside of hatchback. If you have Electric lift tailgate be careful when removing trims. The second small one is under the boot floor leftish side of middle near all the harnesses that run along that route

I took off the trim covering the tail gate, no plug there unfortunately. Interesting that you say there is a second plug. Was just following curt's instruction manual for their plug and they only specify there being a plug by the tailgate area. Based on some more research, only thing the SEL and GT trim have the tow plug. https://www.factorymitsubishiparts.com/ ... s-mz314942 their oem harness is only compatible with the 2 trims. I have a LE so might explain why I have no plug.

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Re: Does the 2020 outlander phev have a OEM tow plug?

Sun May 23, 2021 2:20 pm

All models have the plugs. The plug is not in the tailgate, it is behind the large rear side panel on the left side.
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Re: Does the 2020 outlander phev have a OEM tow plug?

Mon May 24, 2021 3:42 am

There are plugs in the vehicle harness, but you need a sub-loom to go from those to the tow hitch connector. These are available from Mitsubishi, or aftermarket copies.

kehfunah
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Re: Does the 2020 outlander phev have a OEM tow plug?

Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:02 pm

DibbyDibbyDJ wrote: ↑
Sun May 23, 2021 2:20 pm
All models have the plugs. The plug is not in the tailgate, it is behind the large rear side panel on the left side.
Sorry I didn't describe it properly in my previous post. I took off the plastic trim in the trunk that covers the power lift gate's motor off and found no plug.

kehfunah
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Re: Does the 2020 outlander phev have a OEM tow plug?

Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:07 pm

This is all I found behind the black trim. Couldn't see anything behind that black piece either. Curt in their instructions don't specify another location or a 2nd plug in the middle somewhere. the 4 wire plug thing I found does not look remotely like what the harness plug looks like.
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