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CURT Circuit Protected T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness
Installation: Connection point is located behind the driver side tail lights. The 4-pole trailer connector will be stowed next to the hitch when not in use. A mounting bracket is recommended.
Tech Tip: It is always a good idea to apply a small amount of grease to all electrical connections to help prevent corrosion.
Video of CURT T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4 Pole Trailer Connector
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Today on our 2008 Chrysler Town & Country we'll be installing the CURT T-Connector with 4-pole wiring harness, part number C56162. To begin our install we'll first open up the rear hatch. Then we'll remove the two fasteners that secure the taillight housing on the driver side. Once we remove the two torque fit fasteners we'll set them aside, then pop the taillight out being careful not to break the alignment tabs underneath. Next we'll remove the manufacturer's wiring connectors from the back of the taillight assembly. First unlock the red locking tab by simply sliding it back away from the connector and then press on the connector tab to release it from the socket.
We'll repeat this with both connectors. Now with the wiring removed from the taillight assembly we'll just set it aside for reinstallation later. Next we'll move over to the other side and repeat the same process. Now with both taillight assemblies removed we'll start installing the new CURT T-Connector and harness. Starting on the driver side we'll take the yellow and brown wire connector and plug directly into the manufacturer's connector. This will be the black connector here on the driver side.
Then we'll take the white wire with the preattached ring terminal, which will be the ground wire for our new converter box, and secure it to the body of the vehicle. To do this we'll use a self-tapping screw. I recommend to find a location where the sheet metal doubles up so it will give you a more secure ground. We'll go ahead and secure it here behind the taillight assembly. Next we'll need to mount our converter box. Below the taillight assembly here on the driver side is an excellent location.
We'll go ahead and clean it first. We'll use the two-way adhesive provided with the install kit. We'll take one side of the adhesive and attach it to the converter box, then take the other side and attach it to the body of the vehicle. Next we'll take the green wire connector and feed it down between the body of the vehicle and the rear fascia or bumper cover. Once we have it fed underneath the vehicle and out of the way we'll follow it up with the 4-pole wiring harness. Using a pole wire to assist in routing, which can be a stiff piece of wire or in this case a piece of air tubing, we'll feed down following our wiring that we've got underneath the vehicle.
Provided with our install kit is a long extra length of black wire. We can attach the black power wire to the pole wire and then pull it up behind the taillight assembly. We'll strip back both ends and use the yellow connector provided to secure the two together. We're going to take the 4-pole harness and route it inside the vehicle. To do that we'll pull it back up behind the taillight assembly and remove the manufacturer's wiring harness grommet behind the taillight assembly. Once we remove the grommet we can feed the 4-pole harness inside. To gain access to the 4-pole harness we'll remove the spare tire jack and tool storage door, reach behind it, and grab the 4-pole harness and pull it out to where we gain access to it. Once we've pulled all the excess through we'll then go ahead and take a pair side cutters, cut our grommet, and slide the 4-pole harness into the grommet and reinstall it. Next we'll go ahead and tape up our power wire with some black electrical tape to keep it free from dirt, dust, debris, or moisture. Note we'll go ahead and use some black zip ties to secure our wiring as necessary. Then we're ready to reinstall the taillight assembly. Now with the driver side taillight assembly reinstalled, start running the green wire connector over to the passenger side behind the rear bumper cover or fascia using the fascia brackets to secure it. Keep in mind, when routing any of your writing, stay away from any moving components of the steering or suspension or excessive heat such as exhaust. We'll feed it up behind the taillight assembly and pull it out to where we can gain access to it. We'll take the green wire connector, plug it into the manufacturer's wiring, and then we can reinstall the passenger side taillight assembly. With both taillight assemblies installed and secure, we're ready to start routing the black power wire. Power wire will get routed up to the engine compartment and ultimately to the battery. As we go along and route the wire we'll go ahead and secure it with the black zip ties as necessary. Now that we've routed into the engine compartment we'll go ahead and pull it to the top of the engine compartment and secure it. Cut off the excess from the power wire and strip it back. Next we'll go ahead and prepare our fuse holder. The fuse holder will go in line with our power wire to the positive battery terminal. On one side of the fuse holder we'll add a ring terminal. The other side will be a butt connector. We'll take the butt connector and secure it to the power wire. Then we'll take the ring terminal and secure it to the positive battery post. To do that we'll remove the positive battery post stud nut, install the ring terminal, and then resecure the nut. Now we'll go ahead and wrap up this butt connection point with some black electrical tape, install our fuse into the fuse holder, and then secure our wiring as necessary. Take the 4-pole harness and install a test light on it by taking the ground clamp and putting it over the white wire terminal and then testing the next terminal over will be the brown wire terminal for running lights. Then the yellow wire terminal for left turn signal, left brake, and the green wire terminal for right turn signal, right brake. Now that we know our 4-pole harness works, we're ready to hit the road. That does it for the install of the CURT T-Connector 4-Pole Wiring Harness, part number C56162, on our 2008 Chrysler Town & Country. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (27 Customer Reviews)CURT Circuit Protected T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness
This harness is very easy to hook up to the tail lights, install takes a bit of effort. You will have to partially remove the interior panels on the driver side from the rear all the way up to the dashboard if you want to conceal the 12 volt wire that is needed to power the converter for this harness. I have a 2012 Jeep Patriot and I could not find a good way to pass the power wire thru the firewall without drilling. So what I did was run the wire up to the bottom of the dashboard and put an insulated FEMALE* connector on it, so when I need trailer lights I simply connect a long jumper (with insulated MALE* connectors on both ends of jumper) and run it thru the door, behind the fender up into the hood. It's good to install the fuse holder to the positive battery cable and put insulated FEMALE* connector on it as well for easy connection of the jumper. When I'm not using the trailer lights, I remove the jumper and the 10 amp fuse under the hood, the wire under the dash stays hidden out of sight. ;') *Connectors=Male/Female Disconnect Pairs were used. This method of install worked great for me and was not hard to complete, just thought I would share. Thanks eTrailer for making towing easy. 62009
by: Josh (2011 Durango)02/05/2014
This is a good product. It was easy to install. Didn't need to splice any wires; the wires provided were just the right length. For me, since I do electrical work all the time, the instructions were pretty straight forward, but for someone who hasn't worked with this stuff before, the instructions could be more detailed and step by step. Even though I cleaned both the black box and the surface on the frame, the adhesive pad did not hold up. I recommend using some high strength duct tape if you are mounting it under the bumper, not near any hot/moving components. Other than those things I would rate this product as excellent. Additionally etrailer.com's customer support is phenomenal, so if you do have trouble understanding the instructions, rest assured you can get it cleared up by them. Over all it has been a good experience. 115801
Quality parts. Easy install. Would definitely buy from these guys again. Makes sure you ground to bare metal. 78590
This pigtail is an easy install in the back end. However, not by any fault of the harness manufacturer, the power wire is a tough one to run. The vehicle construction made it a task to tuck/hide and strap the wire. I was adement to secure the wire so it wasn't exposed to exterior impact. The rear was about half an hour. Power wire was over 2 hrs by myself. Probably an hour to 1.5 hrs with help. 30 minutes if you don't care if it's exposed. This was in a 2013 4x4 Jeep Patriot. Lots of hot and moving parts under there. 84547
by: Scott S.01/05/2014
Worked well. Took a little time. The right side wire was about a foot short so I had to splice in a piece. Also to di it right you have to cut the wires and splice them because their is no way to get the connectors fished up to the tail lights through the tiny holes. Could just be my type of vehicle that made it a pain. 111945
by: Chet B05/01/2014
All products received in a timely manner, but multiple products shipped in same box and box was received very damaged. Products in the box were all OK but the trailer hitch really tore up the shipping box - was worried the busted open box would lose other products in the box. Alls well that ends well. 128405
Sorry about the delay, but I was busy working at my campsite. I hooked the T-connection on Friday the 23th and everything is working. Very easy, but I took my time with the routing of the wiring and it took around two hours(I just finished working nightwork). 132952
by: Sylvia H.10/29/2013
I purchased a Curt T-Connector Wiring harness for installation on my Durango because I had recently put on a trailer hiych. It was priced very reasonably and easy to install. I love it. Definitely will make hauling my Falcon much safer. 105570
Good product, made wiring installation a bit easier on my 2011 Patriot. Hardest part was routing the 12v power lead to the battery and finding a place to feed it through the fire wall, Other than that it was a easy install. 68534
by: Brian R.07/09/2014
Bought a hitch and it is now installed. Also purchased a wire harness for my vehicle. Scheduled to have the wiring done on the 10 of July. I couldn't be more pleased with the items I purchased from etrailer.com 140438
by: Chris C.06/04/2014
2013 Dodge Durango Simple install. Ran the power cable to the power pickup under the hood rather than the battery since the battery on this vehicle is located inside the passenger compartment. 134264
by: Jeff D.06/04/2014
Was easy to do. It saved time by removing bumper. It's not hard six screws and some push pins. It made hitch easier also. Hitch, wiring, and bumper still only took 1hr. 15mins 134255
by: mike s07/01/2014
Fit great on my 2014 jeep patriot. ..very easy to install and came with step by step instructions that could not have been more clear and easy to understand 138518
by: Barry D04/08/2014
Just to let you know I received my hitch for my Dodge Durango.I love it ,It was easy to install and I would refer anybody to go this way.Thanks Alot. 124284
by: Mark S.07/12/2013
Easy to install and workes like a champ. Full kit including a fuse for protection and plenty of length to reach the battery. clean installation 89120
by: Andy (Florida)01/30/2014
Good idea in lessening the electric load from the trailer. Wiring harness fits really tight and could use a couple inches in places. 115268
by: Roy C.02/11/2014
Your instructions for a late model Dodge Durango, should point out that the battery is under the passenger seat. 116259
by: Trailor hitch, Dodge Durango04/01/2014
Excellent product and service. Perfect fit. Would definitely buy from etrailer.com again. 123342
Abosolutley perfect! Just as describe installed in minutes and I could ask for better!! 105739
Installed as advrertised all parts were used as described good product 103256
by: A. D. Kirby05/19/2014
Installation went smoothly. Product works perfect. Great Stuff! 131405
by: Mark Cleary02/18/2013
Great Service and product. Its very nice dealing with you! 66775
by: Deral P05/02/2014
love your products and videos are great 128647
Easy install and great customer service 68803
by: Jon H.01/28/2014
Fast delivery. Installation today. 114955
great product easy to install 135658
by: Mark C08/03/2013
Easy to install 93135
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