Trailer hitch & Wiring harness

Oddboy

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I have a 2016 LR4 SCV6 with no hitch or wiring harness. After some digging, I've managed to find a used OEM LR4 hitch assembly on Ebay. I would've preferred the AB hitch (LR019990ABP), but it's OOS and more than likely won't be in stock in enough time for my trip in the first week of August.

Now the hard part: I can't find the OEM wiring harness (VPLAT0137) anywhere. I've sourced it at three different retailers and they are sold out or unavailable. I don't understand why this is so hard to find given the importance it has coupled with the hitch.

I accidentally ordered the AB (VPLAT0013) meant for 2010-2013 and DID read that it'll work on the 2016's, but AB and other retailers are telling me that it wont fit. Can anyone confirm or dispute this?

I'm pretty desperate for the part and my only option next is to start cold calling dealerships and hoping they have one laying around.
 

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I saw AB had an open box wiring kit (labeled as being for 2010-2013). It was only $89 vs $149 for the new one. I'd order it and give it a try. If it doesn't fit for some odd reason, you can return it or sell it. It's a fairly common DIY mod so I don't think you'll get stuck with it especially if you pass along the savings.

I agree that it's odd that you can't source this item easily.
 

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I was going to wire up a generic harness, anyone have experience with that?

More then cost...this is what I was able to get my hands on quickly so I can tow a trailer for my move to CT next weekend.

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I have a 2016 LR4 SCV6 with no hitch or wiring harness. After some digging, I've managed to find a used OEM LR4 hitch assembly on Ebay. I would've preferred the AB hitch (LR019990ABP), but it's OOS and more than likely won't be in stock in enough time for my trip in the first week of August.

Now the hard part: I can't find the OEM wiring harness (VPLAT0137) anywhere....
Also check out roverland parts. I bought a used one from them for my 2013, realized my mistake (I wanted a new part), and they were able to order it for me pretty quickly.

Sounds like you may be in a bit of a time crunch, but give them a try. Email/call them. The website did not list the new part option, but they had no issue getting it.
https://www.roverlandparts.com/
 

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Just an update, I wired up a $15 generic 4-pin harness from the store and it's working great. I followed AB video on routing the wire and the colors from the LR plug matched the colors on the harness I bought.

Best of luck!

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