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Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your Chevrolet Venture with this custom wiring harness. T-One connector plugs directly into existing wiring - no cutting, splicing or tapping required. Includes tail light converter.
✔ Confirmed to fit your 1998 Chevrolet Venture
This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your Chevrolet Venture's wiring harness, which is located behind the driver's-side interior trim panel in your rear cargo area. You will need to remove the storage compartment door or trim panel to access the harness.
Once installation is complete, the 4-way flat connector will be stowed in an out-of-the-way location within your cargo area.
It is recommended that you use a small amount of grease on all electrical connections - the plugs on your automobile and the 4-pole connector itself - to help prevent corrosion.
Tail Light Converter
A tail light converter is built into this T-One connector. Because most trailers run on a two-wire system - wherein the brake and turn signals are carried on one wire - the separate brake and turn signals from your Chevrolet Venture's three-wire system need to be combined so they are compatible with the wiring system of your trailer. The tail light converter combines the brake and turn signal functions of your automobile so that they run on one wire to properly activate your trailer's tail lights. Note: This will not affect how the tail lights on your Chevrolet Venture operate.
Video of T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector
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installation instructions And specs For complete information.
Today were going to be taking a look at the T1 vehicle wiring harness with the four-pole flat trailer connector. This product is going to fit a 1999 to 2005 Pontiac Montana, 97 to 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette, 97 to 98 Pontiac Transport van, and a 97 to 2005 Chevrolet Venture. Its going to provide your four-way flat trailer connector to the back of your vehicle to power your trailer signal lights. It is compatible with five-pole, six-pole and seven-pole adapters. Adapters are sold separately. Its going to come with a dust cap for the full reflect connector.
That way you can cover up the connection points when your plug is not being used. Thats going to be tethered directly to the plug housing. That way you dont have to worry about misplacing that or losing that cover. Its going to include your taillight converter. Thats going to be the black box thats pre-wired into the system. This is included to ensure that your vehicles wiring matches that of your trailer's.
The unit is going to connect quickly and easily. You dont have to worry about cutting or splicing any wires. All you have to do is locate the connection point in the rear cargo area, and simply plug in your connector. Vehicle-specific, so its going to match up perfectly with the ports on your vehicle. These plugs are going to snap-lock together for a nice, tight, secure fit into their connection points. Once you have that plugged in, youll need to make your ground connection.
Youll notice this white wire that has a ring terminal attached to it. Thats going to be your ground wire. Youre going to have this hardware kit thats going to come with a zip tie and two self-tapping screws. You can use one of those as a grounding screw to get this grounded to a nice clean metal surface. Then you can use the other screw to mount your converter box, if you want ...
A couple of options when it comes to mounting the converter box. You want to get it in a nice, clean out-of-the-way location. On one side its going to have some double-sided adhesive tape, that way you can just peel and stick it to the mounting location. Its got the small tab in it, so if you want to add some security to it, you can go ahead and use that second screw, and you can get it secured that way. Or you could use a zip tie to tie it off to maybe a wiring harness or another location within the vehicle. A lot of options when it comes to getting that mounted. It looks like its also going to come with some replacement fasteners right there, four of them. Overall, really simple installation. You could also use the zip ties to secure any excess or slack in the wiring that you may have. Then once your install is complete, the four-way connector is going to be stowed in an out-of-the-way location within the rear cargo area. You can see weve got plenty of wiring all bundled up. That way you can easily extend it out and get it connected as-needed. Now when it comes to the maximum amperage for the stop and turn lights, were looking at 2.1 amps per circuit. For the taillights were looking at 4 amps per circuit. The unit does come with detailed installation instructions to walk you through that whole process step by step. We also recommend that you use a small amount of dielectric grease on all your electrical connections, like the plugs on the vehicle and the four-pole connector itself. That grease is going to do a great job at preventing corrosion to the connection points. If you need some of that, it is sold separately. You can find it here at etrailer.com and its going to be called dielectric grease. Thats going to do it for todays look at the T1 vehicle wiring harness with the four-pole flat trailer connector.
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (53 Customer Reviews)Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom wiring harness. T-One connector plugs directly into existing wiring - no cutting, splicing or tapping required. Includes tail light converter.
by: Cal Buerman10/17/2014
Hello, I am a 61 year old man,and I have always had trailers since I was a young man.My family has always enjoyed camping in nearby Andirondaks and also on lake Ontario.I am very mechanical and can fix almost anything.Well I always have hard-wiredmy trailer lights myself up until now,and grumbeled about hooking a one bulb system (trailer) into atwo bulb system (car).It has always taken at least hour or two figure out how to wire in converter the proper way. With your system I removed three screws, pulled back side-panel reached in and plugged in the pig-tail conector, anduse self tapping screw to secure ground to body,and shoved convertor and extra wire behind panel,replaced the three screws,plugged in trailer and everything worked perfectly.This is by far easest set-up I have ever done, and will recomend it to all my freinds,Thanks Cal Buerman 156480
by: Larry K.05/11/2012
Very easy. Did plug and ground through the 12 volt accessory plug door. Pry out the black plastic panel that the 12 volt female plug is on and then unplug its wiring. Adhere to the directions, being careful where you drill the 3/32 hole for the ground wire. I did the ground wire first. I drilled the hole for the grounding screw with a Dremel like tool. It was then a snap to plug in the white plug and stick the black box to a flat spot to the right of the white plug. I then let the trailer plug slide down in back of the plastic side wall and fished it out with my fingers when it reached the floor of the back deck. The air conditioning fan housing looked like it would be annoying, but I found that it was not a problem in doing the work. I did everything through the 12 volts plug opening. There is no need to pry open any other panels. I am very happy with the product and etrailer.com. 40165
Quick and easy to hook up, worked perfectly. The best part was the video that showed where the connector is hidden in the car. I NEVER would have found it! 140643
by: Ralph B.07/26/2012
The wiring harness I purchased was extremely easy to install and works great. The hardest part was getting the ground screw in because I did not have the right tools for my drill gun. Went across the street to hardware store and bought it. It probably took me 15 minutes to get the whole project done and lights tested. I would recommend this product to anybody who needs to wire there vehicle. On a side note I did buy dielectric grease just to make sure I got good electrical connection 49409
by: David S.05/26/2012
Didn't realize the back AC unit would make it a little more difficult than the video but still and easy install. 41743
by: Don D05/28/2014
Great product,hooked up easily and fast service. 132978
by: Greg P.02/11/2012
The trailer wiring harness installed as the instructions said. Took me a little longer to install than estimated since I have the rear A/C and had not installed one on this make of vehicle before. If I put another one on, it would go very quickly. Works great. Very pleased. Shipping was very fast. Ordered on Thursday, received on Saturday. Completed the instillation that afternoon. Thanks for your products and services. Will buy from again. The video for the instillation was great. Thanks for having that on your web site. 31538
Easier than Advertised I was expecting a challenge after researching the installation procedure for this wiring harness for my Montana EXT AWD. Was pleasantly surprised that the factory connector was accessible through the panel by simply removing the air compressor panel. Needed a washer for the ground screw as it would not snug up tight enough to hold the terminal. Just make sure the terminal cannot be turned by hand before replacing the rear interior panel. 3342
by: Norman R.09/24/2012
Most of my remarks are on the Hidden Hitch review. This connector was another quality product. The on-site video showed me EXACTLY what I would find and where. It was a simple "plug-and-play". Lights work perfect, was enough cable, all the parts were there. Simple. You guys at "etrailer" must actually install these products because everything was right. I can't say enough about how helpful the installation video was!!!!!!!!!!!! (2004 Chevy Venture) 55694
by: Dave Cummins12/16/2011
The product, instructions and your service were all GREAT! Installing the wiring was a piece of cake, and only took about fifteen minutes, with most of that time used to undo a poor wiring job a previous owner of my van had done. The wiring works great, so now I can hook up my boat trailer, and go do some fishing. The next time I need anything auto related. I'll contact etrailer. Thanks again, Dave 28208
by: Ernie Z.07/27/2012
Hidden Hitch excelent product EZ to install. Took three hours. Hardest part was cleaning outhe welded nuts on frame.Wiring Harness was actually to EZ to do. Spent some time trying to figure where male connector went. Delivery was unbelievabley fast. Didnot expect it for a couple days. Thanks loads for all the backup help to the girls to get my account in order and quick delivery. 49614
by: Steve K.07/11/2013
I ordered this for my montana after trying to wire up a 4 pin plug just to realize that I need a different setup. I order this and followed the instructions that came with it. I had this installed in less then 30 minutes and it worked perfectly. Everything worked. I will definitely look here for more things first next time. 88901
by: John G.06/19/2012
Overall, very happy with this product. The screw tab on the black box could stick out further from the body of the box, but I was able to make it work. Everything else worked as the instructions said, and the tail-lights and turn signals on the trailer lit up. 44745
I have had to chase tail/brake light wiring to hook up a trailer more times than I'd care to remember. This 'plug and go' harness was installed in 5 mins and worked like a charm. I just watched their video and was up and ready in no time. 203464
by: Scott G.04/26/2013
Awesome... Found the video, watched it 2 or 3 time and said I can do this, ordered the product and installed it in no time with no problems. Trailer lights work great. Great product, fast shipping and the best service ever. 78049
by: Dave D06/28/2011
Good product, One note on a 2000 olds silhouette with the air compressor you have to cut the plugs off and attach it to the factory harness you should have with your van, at least according to the olds dealer. 18057
by: Ross T.06/10/2012
The installation video for this hitch was right on the money. The product arrived promptly and I had no trouble installing it. Truth in advertising - it worked as promised with no surprises! 43573
by: donnie g03/04/2014
very nice , it fit perfect and worked the same,very happy with it. shipping was very fast and sales lady i talked to on the phone was very nice and helpfull thanks a happy customer !!! 118480
by: Aaron. W06/05/2016
From the instructions to the final product was easy to install and use. I was not sure of what I was doing, but after getting started everything went just as planned. 257370
by: Deane J08/07/2013
ordering the product online was easy and fast, delivery was within 2 days and installation was simple and easy. The youtube video made the installation very easy. 93746
by: Chad J.05/13/2015
The part was exactly as advertised. Ordered it at 3pm it was shipped 9pm that evening and I had it 2 days later. Would order from them again. 192818
I logged on, watched the help video, ordered the product, installed it in 10 minutes, and it worked perfect the first time. Life is good! 214896
by: gregory w.01/15/2012
The product was exactly what I paid for. It was very easy to install and came with complete information on how to install it. 29734
by: Ted B.09/09/2013
I originally purchased the universal crimp on type but I'm glad I exchanged that for this one. Just plug in and you're done! 99072
by: Karen D.12/04/2012
The order process went smoothly and we were able to complete our installation and our job quickly and at a reasonable cost. 60593
by: Nick F.04/25/2012
Installation was very quick and easy; much easier than previous installations I have done requiring splicing of wires. 38316
by: dan mcmanus07/25/2016
worked like champ.. good packaging.. prompt delivery..video installation .on target.. will use again if need arises.. 275958
by: Mark J03/14/2015
This worked great. I would tell everyone to get this it installed easy and with very little time Great product !! 178274
it is work really good,instruction very easy to to follow.thanks etrailer if i can do it anybody can too 64612
by: Kevin G.07/30/2014
Worked like a charm, simple install, and cheaper than bricks and mortar stores (if you could find one). 143634
Very impressed with speedy delivery,although the package had been previously opened,seemed to work ok 192318
by: Enrique M08/14/2013
The wiring harness is easy to instal and a high quality product. Also you can not beat the price. 94931
by: EDWARD JONES08/27/2012
only took about 20 minutes to install great direction good quality fast deliverey thrilled to death 53238
by: George P.03/17/2015
The wire harness went on just as described. It took less than 15 minutes and no problems. 179293
by: william K03/20/2014
Needed vehicle wiring for my 1999 Chevy Venture, etrailer had what I needed, hey thanks. 121513
by: Tom E05/16/2011
The product worked great, and the delivery was very fast! Thanks for the fine service. 14365
by: Larry Piper06/07/2011
The installation video was great and the harness went right in easy. Thank You 16379
by: WAREN C.04/23/2013
DIRECTIONS WERE CONCISE, PRODUCT WORKED WITHOUT A HITCH! ( NO PUN INTENDED). 77548
by: Ross B.09/24/2015
The wiring kit worked great. It had everything that I need to install it. 227452
by: trailer wiring plug04/24/2012
product arrived as described...on time ...and installation was a snap 38160
Wiring was easy to install. Very good quality and fit just right. 22582
by: thomas s05/27/2011
The kit was the quickest way to wire a vehicle ever. perfect fit 15579
by: Joe B05/27/2014
very good quality .. the installation video is the best 132794
by: Dan J05/30/2012
Very simple to install. My 12 year old could do it. 42010
by: Bernie B.05/10/2011
Product is of good quality. install is very easy. 13254
Works great and only took 5 minutes to install 50856
easy it was so easy evan a cave man can do it 717
by: Tom B.08/21/2013
Great product, Very easy installation 96189
by: Mark E.10/08/2012
Very easy to install. Works great. 56781
by: Allen L.07/07/2016
Perfect fit no issues......... 269045
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