2009 Nissan Murano Do you recognize this connector?

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I bought a pair of side marker light for my car. They are compatible with Nissan MO/Infinity.

My car is a Nissan Murano 2009 (US model) which doesn't come by default with these flashers so I have to install them by myself.

The original headlamp harness doesn't come with connectors for these side marker lamps so I have to wire myself this thing (a wire extension from the front headlight - the turn lamp - to this side marker lamp).

But the question is: what connector should I buy/use in order to connect this lamp properly? Of course I can crimp two [female spade connectors][4] and then to hook them to the lamp but I would opt for a waterproof connector that fits, if possible.

Maybe someone, a handy auto electrician - anyone, has a clue about what could possible fit into that socket.

Thanks for your help.

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Monday, October 14th, 2013 AT 12:52 PM

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If this is an original equipment connector, start by visiting an auto parts store. Thanks to all the unreliable and unnecessary computers on all cars, and their sensors, electrical terminal problems are very common. The parts stores have huge catalogs with nothing but replacement connectors with about 6" of wire attached. If an option was available on a vehicle, they are likely to have a replacement connector available. Be sure to take along what you need it to mate to because there can be left and right versions to prevent mixing them up on the vehicle, and there can be slight differences that you may or may not be able to work around. Some will have plastic tabs or no mating grooves to prevent the wrong halves from being connected. You can often break off those extra tabs.

When you splice those wires, use heat-shrink tubing with hot-melt glue inside. The parts stores have that too. Never use electrical tape because it will unravel into a gooey mess on a hot day.

You can also cut off connectors at a salvage yard but only if you can identify it and it is part of an option that was available on some models.

The most expensive route is to visit the dealer. They do have terminal repair kits, and some can order just the connector body. They may be not able to do that if that option was never available in the U.S. They can also order complete wiring harnesses, but those are outrageously expensive and are typically only ordered when the car is under warranty.

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