The hose clamp is used to secure this bracket to the trailer hitch. This bracket provides a sturdy place to attach the connector specific mounting bracket (not included). This short bracket is designed for use with 4- and 5-way connectors.

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The hose clamp is used to secure this bracket to the trailer hitch. This bracket provides a sturdy place to attach the connector specific mounting bracket (not included). This short bracket is designed for use with 4- and 5-way connectors.


  • 3" Wide x 3-3/4" Long

This bracket can be used with any of the following mounting brackets to make a no-drill mount for your trailer connector:

  • Mounting Bracket 4-Pole Flat (#18144)
  • Mounting Bracket for 4-, 5- and 6-Way Connectors (#118137)
  • Mounting Bracket for 7-Way Standard Connectors (#18138)
  • Mounting Bracket for 7-Way OEM Connectors (#PK12711U)
  • Mounting Bracket for Wesbar 5-Pole Flat (#tr20046)

Mounting Bracket Display: Long Bracket (18136) with 4,5 and 6-Way Bracket (18137)

The picture above illustrates a typical application of a no-drill mounting bracket and trailer connector bracket.

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No-Drill Mount Bracket, Short - 18140

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (98 Customer Reviews)

The hose clamp is used to secure this bracket to the trailer hitch. This bracket provides a sturdy place to attach the connector specific mounting bracket (not included). This short bracket is designed for use with 4- and 5-way connectors.

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by: Adam07/23/2012

After reading other reviews and watching the simple how-to video on e-trailer this product (118449) was extremely easy to install and works as expected. I would recommend this to anyone looking to install their own harness on the 2012 Highlander. The only thing that I would like to see added is another thin plug/receptacle that can fit through a splice in the rubber grommets at the rear of the vehicle (so the 4-pole connector can be mounted permanently outside the vehicle). The existing 4 pin connectors on both ends are too large to feed through the vehicle body grommets. Instead I spliced the wires, ran them through the grommet, and re-soldered and heat shrank the wires for a solid connection. I intentionally spliced the wires closer to the plug internal to the vehicle to avoid problems with dust, grime, and corrosion. To mount the 4-pole connector outside the vehicle I paired this product with 18144 and 18140, at the suggestion of customer service at e-trailer. (Customer service was wonderful!) This worked splendidly. I'm very happy with the end result, and considering my total cost was about 1/3 to 1/2 the price of a factory installed version I don't think there's a better option. Incidentally, I have a Curt hitch which has round bars underneath. This posed no problems for the no-drill mount. It seems to secure tight enough to remove all play from the mounting bracket (18140). All in all I'm very happy with customer service and all three products I used for this project. 48966

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by: Greg07/03/2014

This bracket 11840 worked out perfectly to attach the replacement 7 way trailer connector 118243 to my 2000 Ford F250 7.3 Super Duty. Without this bracket, the 118243 connector would not mount correctly to my truck. It would not clear the bottom of my bumper in the original mounting position on the bumper. I also bought the Pollak7 plus 4 way connector because I have multiple trailers with different connectors. This product is HM40975 and I highly recommend that it be purchased with the other two products. The guys at eTrailer really know their products and are so helpful. They know what exceptional customer service is all about. Also, I love all of their online videos and information on the website that allows you to make informed decisions. Their prices are very competitive too. With free shipping over $99, they can't be beat.. For those reasons, I will not buy trailer gear anywhere else. 138978

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by: Chas.04/23/2013

Sturdy, easy to install. Also shipped very quickly and arrived in great shape. 77430


It is still working well. Good product.

Chas. - 05/16/2014


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by: Gh0st!01/09/2014

Good bracket to hold your 4 pin wire harness, no more dangle wire and looks clean. 112372


Still work great!

Gh0st! - 01/23/2015


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by: David Tosch08/27/2013

looks good 97142


Working great. No problems at all.

David T - 08/27/2014


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by: Manny K.10/08/2014

The short, no-drill mounting bracket was exactly what I needed to mount my 7-pin trailer connecter. I didn't want it to protrude beyond the bumper, and it mounted level with the 2" box. I also wanted it to sit farther under the truck, so it was generally out of the way. This installation was done on a 2006 Tacoma 2x4 with a Draw-Tite tow hitch, model 75236. I would recommend using some flex pipe to keep all the wires secure and covered. You can buy that at Home Depot in the electrical aisle for $3 or so. 155257

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by: Greg P.10/03/2014

This mount worked great! Installed in minutes. I paired it with the mounting bracket 4 pole flat (18144) that you can also purchase. They both make the 4 pin connector look professional and keep the wires from dangling down from trailer hitch. Excellent product! 154302

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by: dave h02/21/2014

Product installed in a few minutes. Metal clamp is very strong/tight and the 4-pole bracket hole fits very tight with my plug. I wished I would have watched the 2011 Outback install video before installing my wiring. It took me a long time to get the wiring to the hitch, but after watching your video, I see there was a much easier way to go (under the spare tire)! No pics to post, but my install looks exactly like that shown in the video. 117130

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by: Andrew M.08/19/2013

This was the easiest purchase by far. Prior to purchase, I viewed the informative installation videos of the wiring package and bracket mount. The product came in just a few days, and as ordered. Installation was easy and I took a few tips for other reviews regarding placing the electronics in the body and away for the environmental elements. I would highly recommend Etrailer for all your towing or hitch needs. 95790

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by: Jim B11/15/2012

The instructions for attaching the wiring harness and mounting bracket are woefully inadequate. No mention is made of where to attach the mounting bracket and, once you figure out where to put it, you are left with the surprise that more of the facia needs to be cut out and there is no guidance as to how to enlarge the cut-out. If the instructions had been better, this product would have rated an "excellent". 59461

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by: Mike L01/07/2012

Attached to the hitch tube. You need an additional bracket for your type of connector (18144 for 4-way flat). It's so nice I am getting another for my other car. 29280

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by: Mike P.07/08/2014

No need to buy this part like I did. It will not mount on a round tube hitch frame that I have. Use zip ties and you will have a spool of extra wire near the center rear of the hitch. When not using the trailer, just tuck the 4-pin wire connector inside the spool of wire to keep last bit of wire with the connector from flopping around in mid-air. 140115

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by: Charles C05/19/2014

First time I have used They are GREAT! The install video was most helpful. Parts came in the mail fast, and install was very simple thanks to the video. Dealership wanted $150 for the install and I was able to do it for $53 and an hour of my time. Will use these guys again. 131342

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by: BH12/17/2012

Easy to install in a 2012 Highlander Limited with Curt Hitch 13534 Buy the universal brackets (18140/18144) to make a professional look. Easy to install, but the bracket is angled on the Curt hitch due to the assumption that it is on a square hitch facing straight back. Still looks great. 61644

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by: Marcus N09/07/2013

The product was exactly as described and shown in the video. Worked very well with the 4-pole flat mounting bracket. On my last installation I kept the wiring in the vehicle until needed. That would not have been convenient this time - this bracket made for a neat and clean installation. 98768

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by: Josh04/01/2012

it did what it said but I didn't have a vice grip to bend so I had to wing it. If I would have had a vice grip it would be perfect but my fault on that. had directions but I didn't follow and had to improvise. Once all done it did it's job. 35857

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by: Rick L09/22/2014

This item will not work on the draw-tite hitch because the draw-tite has cylindrical tubing. This product is made for rectangular frames. No problem though because item 18144 can be attached to the plastic bumper cover right next to the hitch. 152383

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by: Palmer L12/02/2013

Great product, easy to install, works well with my Wrangler Unlimited. I have no complaints at all. The design is flexible enough so that the bracket can be installed in several different locations. I would definitely by from etrailer again. 108879

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by: Kevin B.08/06/2012

Excellent product. 50704

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by: Jm09/26/2014

This was a very easy to use bracket to support before flat trailer wire holder I like the fact that I didn't have to drill anything which is a big selling point here in Massachusetts with our salt filled winter. 153223

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by: OK06/20/2012

I would rate this product as excellent but the hose clamp that was supplied was a piece of junk and would not work and I had to buy another from the auto store. The finish results are very good. 44915

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by: David03/27/2013

This was a great experience for me. My son and I worked on this together, installed and completed with clean-up in less than 30 minutes. Your installation video is awesome! 72723

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by: David R.06/02/2013

Used with the Mounting Bracket (part number 18144) this made the 4 flat plug in very accessible and very sturdy while looking like a professional installation. Thank you. 82927

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by: Howie W.02/23/2015

Quick and easy install. I wouldn't have known i needed to buy two parts if it hadn't been for the installation video that paused to display the two part numbers required. 175689

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by: Bill H.05/27/2012

Good product ... does its job. I used three plastic wire ties to secure the bracket to the hitch tube instead of the included steel strap. All appears snug and tight. 41789

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by: Michael07/18/2013

Combining this no drill mount with the 4 pin trailer light provides a simple and clean (not to mention professional) installation for the wiring. Excellant product. 90148

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by: Amanda W.12/09/2013

Ordered this as a christmas present and I was extremely impressed with how fast it was shipped and delivered. Will definitely use them again for anything I need! 109687

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by: Bobby07/25/2013

Fast delivery and worked exactly as advertised. Will order from etrailer again. Installed on a round hitch and part grabs well and stays put. Happy customer 91609

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by: Mike D.05/20/2013

Secure connection for mounting the 4 pole flat mounting connector. Much better and easier than fabricating your own or drilling into the hitch. 81168

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by: John H10/25/2011

I ordered wiring for a trailer and a mounting bracket. Everything came as ordered in one package very promptly. Great service Thank you. 26094

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by: Ryan09/02/2011

The clamp kind of sucks, but it does work. You might want to just get a stainless steel hose clamp to use instead of the included clamp. 23430

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by: freezer10/11/2011

simple to use. This worked perfectly with the 4 pole harness mount. The whole setup looks professionally done now. Simple to install. 25434

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by: Roger H08/16/2013

This is made for a square hitch. had to adapt it to work on a round hitch frame. 95488


No mine is the round ones and no modify needed.

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by: Victor R.04/01/2011

Good quick and easy bracket to work with. This bracket as a base and your existing or a secondary bracket does the job nicely. 10898

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by: Jack B01/09/2014

Great web site, great prices, great service and quick delivery. An on top of that, great products. Thanks trailer!! 112374

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by: Joe S.05/03/2012

Worked great on after market 2" hitch for 2006 Honda Pilot. This shorter one is perfect for the flat four plug 39319

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by: Joe M06/28/2013

It went on easy and it's holds the car's connection in place so it won't just drag near the trailer hitch. 86658

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by: Rich D04/04/2014

Clamped right on and looks great. Very convenient for keeping the plug secure and provides easy access. 123755

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by: Tina C.11/17/2013

Item was as described. It fit on the Curt hitch as a no drill option for the 4 pole wiring harness. 107617

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by: Paul J.03/24/2014

Product, as ordered, arrived within two days of order and was complete. Very satisfying experience. 121941

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by: Pete10/17/2014

Small item but it made mounting the plug for the trailer lights easy and solid! Nice product. 156576

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by: Harvey L.10/07/2013

Nice, heavy duty bracket for my trailer lights. Great price, real sturdy and easy to install. 102898

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by: Joe S.08/25/2013

Excellent product. Easy to install on the round itch tube and holds the wiring plug perfectly. 96843

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by: Don10/17/2013

This is a great product to install trailer connector without drilling any holes on the hitch. 104081

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by: Gregory03/29/2013

Installed bracket on 2013 Santa Fe Sport w/ 4-pole bracket. Easy install, looks professional 73277

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by: Jacob D08/03/2012

Very satisfied. Hose clamp was a little difficult to tighten but in the end it worked well. 50392

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by: Wayne S.02/06/2013

Very good but I forgot to get the 4-pole bracket that I need so that'll be ordered today! 65157

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by: Brad R.04/07/2014

Excellent reaction time in getting products processed and shipped. Thanks 124085

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by: C. Richard Helm06/07/2011

This part worked great, I liked that I did not have to drill holes in the tow bar tube. 16399

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by: Greg B.08/11/2012

Easiest multi-fit product I have ever installed. Went on just like they said it would. 51365

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  • I agree, Draw-Tite is one of the most popular hitches on the market today. For your 2005 BMW X3 the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch, item # 75371, would be a great choice for towing a Skeeter SX170 bass boat. To complete your towing package you will need wiring, a ball mount with pin and clip, and a properly sized hitch ball. I have provided links to the items recommended for your vehicle and some instructions that will help. For mounting the 4-Way connector at the rear of the vehicle...
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  • Trailer Wiring and 4-Way Mounting Brackets for a 2011 Subaru Forester
  • You can certainly route trailer wiring however you would like provided that you can find a grommet or other exit source in the bottom of the cargo area through which to route the 4-Way. You will also need to seal it up with silicone once you have the wire routed to keep out exhaust fumes and moisture. I recommend the T-One Wiring Harness, # 118467. I have included a link to the installation details for you. If you look at the product page, you will see a diagram and picture under the...
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  • Running Lights Not Working on Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2013 Honda Pilot
  • You will need to make sure all of the included fuses and relays are installed and that none are blown. This includes the in-line fuses that are part of the harness. A blown fuse or relay could cause this problem. If all the fuses are installed and working properly then use a circuit tester like # 3808 if needed to test the running light pin on the 7-Way. If it has power then you know the problem is on the trailer, most likely a dirty or corroded trailer connector or bad ground at the...
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  • Converting a 4 Pole Connector on a 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser to a 5 Pole Boat Trailer Connector
  • Usually when you have a boat trailer with a 5 pole connector the trailer has hydraulic surge brakes and not electric brakes and you would not use a brake controller. The additional blue wire is for a reverse lockout on your hydraulic surge brakes to deactivate them while the tow vehicle is in reverse. If your boat trailer is the only trailer you plan on towing then you will want to install the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4 pole trailer connector, part # 118405, and you will want...
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  • Is a Wiring Harness Mounting Bracket Included with Trailer Wiring for a 2009 Toyota Tacoma
  • To secure the wiring at the rear of your vehicle you can use the Mounting Bracket 4-Pole Flat, item # 18144, along with a No-Drill Mount Bracket, item # 18140 short, or # 18136 long. This keeps the connector secure at the rear of the vehicle and is a no drill application with the bracket. You could also use the Mag-Flat (TM) 4-Pole Mounting Magnet, item # 38095. to secure the connector at the rear of the vehicle. The Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, item # 118496, does not come...
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  • Running Trailer Wiring Connector for the 2010 Honda Element to the Outside of the Vehicle
  • Yes, you can run the vehicle side trailer connector to the outside of the vehicle if there is a grommet available in the back of the spare tire well. Just make a small slit in the grommet and run the smallest end of the harness through the hole. If you decide to do so you may want to install a mounting bracket to keep the 4-Way connector from dangling behind the vehicle. I would recommend the Mounting Bracket 4-Pole Flat, item # 18144, along with the No-Drill Mount Bracket, Short, item...
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  • How to Route the Trailer Wiring Plug Permanently Outside Next to the Hitch on a 2011 Toyota Sienna
  • To route the trailer wiring connector outside on your 2011 Toyota Sienna you will need to find a grommet in the rear of the vehicle. I attached a photo showing a grommet that can be used in the cargo area of the 2011 Sienna under the carpeting. We have a video, see link, detailing this wiring harness installation. The grommet used in the video to route the power wire to the vehicle battery could be used to route the 4-Way connector out of the vehicle and back to the trailer hitch. I...
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  • Backup Light Connection For Activation of Surge Coupler Backup Solenoid on a Toyota Tundra
  • There are two options for energizing the backup solenoid on your trailer to allow you to backup. The first is an adapter like you mentioned. The 4 Pole to 5 Pole Trailer Wiring Adapter, # 20036, is designed to be easily installed and removed once the blue wire is spliced into the vehicles reverse light circuit, behind one of the rear tail lights. A circuit tester, # 3808 if needed, is required to determine the correct wire to splice the blue wire to. The second option is to use a 5-Way...
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