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Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring for the 2010 Chrysler Town and Country

Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring

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Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - 2010 Chrysler Town and Country

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your Chrysler Town and Country with this custom harness. T-connector plugs directly into existing wiring. Powered converter reduces strain on wiring system and is made using SMT to ensure superior performance.


Features:

  • Provides a 4-way flat trailer connector at the back of your Chrysler Town and Country to power your trailer's signal lights
    • Compatible with 5-pole, 6-pole and 7-pole adapters (sold separately)
  • Connects quickly and easily
    • Locate connection points behind tail lights
    • Plug in T-connector
    • Run hot lead to car battery
  • Includes a tail light converter to ensure that your Chrysler Town and Country's wiring matches that of your trailer
    • Powered module connects directly to battery to avoid overloading vehicle's electrical system
  • Constructed using surface-mount technology (SMT) for consistent, reliable performance
    • Maximizes trailer light yield and intensity while producing minimal heat
    • Ensures superior operation in rough road conditions
  • Comes with dust cap for 4-way flat connector
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Maximum amperage:
    • Stop/turn lights: 5 amps per circuit
    • Tail lights: 5 amps per circuit
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Installation

This custom-fit T-connector plugs into your Chrysler Town and Country's wiring harness, which is located behind the driver's-side and passenger's-side tail lights. You will have to remove the tail light assemblies to access this harness. Once you've plugged in the T-connector, run the hot lead up to your car battery. Connect the lead to the included fuse holder, and then connect the fuse holder to the positive terminal on your battery.


Once installation is complete, the 4-way connector will be stowed beneath your Chrysler Town and Country, near the trailer hitch. A mounting bracket (sold separately) is recommended to keep the connector secure.


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.


Powered Tail Light Converter with Surface-Mount Technology

A tail light converter is built into this T-connector. This converter is a circuit-protected, battery-powered unit that bypasses the electrical routes that are used by a basic wiring harness. As a result, there is virtually no draw on your tail light circuits.


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 Chrysler Town and Country's three-wire system need to be combined so they are compatible with the wiring system of the trailer. This 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 Chrysler Town and Country operate.


Curt builds each tail light converter using surface-mount technology (SMT). This method of construction involves soldering electronic components directly to the surface of a printed circuit board. SMT eliminates the need for leads, which are used in older through-hole technology. The result is a circuit board that is smaller yet provides more routing area and that offers superior performance, reliability and durability.


Curt SMT Circuit Boards

Circuit boards constructed using SMT have been shown to perform better under rough conditions with excessive vibration than those made using the through-hole method. And where would vibration be more likely to occur than in towing applications? Curt converters also produce less heat, leading to increased durability and longer life. In addition, lower levels of resistance ensure better performance, especially for parts that operate at higher frequencies.


Each Curt circuit board is made using high-quality components that are pieced together in the most technologically savvy fashion, leading to greater predictability and reliability in functioning.



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Video of Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector


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Video Transcript for Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring C56162 Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at part number C56162. This is the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with a 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. This harness fits certain years and models of the Dodge Caliber, the Dodge Grand Caravan, the Dodge Durango, the Jeep Patriot, and the Chrysler Town and Country. It's going to provide your 4-way flat trailer connector at the back of your vehicle to power your trailer's signal lights. It is compatible with 5-pole, 6-pole, and 7-pole adapters. Those items are sold separately.

The benefit of a system like this is that it connects quickly and easily. All you have to do is locate the connection points behind your taillights at the rear of the vehicle, plug in the T-connectors, 1 on each side, and then run your hot lead to the vehicle battery. Your hot lead is the black wire coming out of the converter box. You're going to connect it with this black wire right here and that's going to give you plenty of wire that you need to run it up to the vehicle battery. It's going to include a taillight converter. That's the black box.

This is going to ensure that your vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailer's. It's going to attach to a nice, clean surface using the provided double-sided adhesive tape. The powered module is going to connect directly to the vehicle battery through the wiring and that's going to help avoid overloading the vehicle's electrical system. It's constructed using surface-mount technology for consistent, reliable performance. That's going to maximize the trailer light yield and intensity while producing minimal heat and it's going to ensure superior operation even in rough road conditions. It's going to come with a dust cap for the 4-way flat connector so that way you can protect the connection points when your connector's not being used.

The product's made in the USA. When it comes to your maximum amperage for the stop and turn light, we're looking at 5 amps per circuit. For the taillights, we're looking at 5 amps per circuit. Very simple installation. It's going to come with some nice, detailed instructions that's going to walk you through the installation process step by step. It's going to come with the fuse holder as well as all the necessary butt connectors, ring terminals, you're going to get a self tapping screw, that's going to be for your ground connection right here, white wire with a ring terminal already attached to it, you're going to get the included fuse as well as zip ties.

Zip ties are going to help clean up your installation. It's going to secure any excess or slack wiring that you may have once your installation's complete. The custom fit T-connector is going to plug into your vehicle's wiring harness that's going to be located behind the driver side and passenger taillights. The side or the connector with the yellow wire goes on the driver side, the side with the green wire runs over the passenger side. That's why you have some extra green wiring right there. Then again, your white wire has a ring terminal attached to it. That's going to be your ground connection with the self tapping screw. Black wire gets connected to this black wire with a butt connector, then one end of the fuse holder gets connected to the black wire with a butt connector. The other end is going to get connected to the positive post on the vehicle battery with the included ring terminal. It's always recommended that you use a small amount of grease on all electrical connections like the plugs on your vehicle and the 4-pole connector itself. That's going to help prevent corrosion. That's going to do it for today's review of part number C56162. This is the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness. .


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Customer Reviews

Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - C56162

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (63 Customer Reviews)

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. T-connector plugs directly into existing wiring. Powered converter reduces strain on wiring system and is made using SMT to ensure superior performance.


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by: Michael12/26/2012


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






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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






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by: Tom S.06/11/2015


I am very pleased with this product and the relatively easy installation. The online video for installation on a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country was a great help since I was installing on my 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The only difficult task I encountered was running the hot wire to the battery in the engine compartment, which took me over an hour. I chose to run this wire under the vehicle as shown in the video, first going up and over the rear suspension and then following the brake lines. Since the wire is exposed to the elements and is always "hot", I recommend using some plastic tubing to protect it, which I didn't think of until after I had it routed. I am now going to go back and redo it with the tubing. I would like to see that recommendation included in the instructions when routing this wire under the vehicle. 202432






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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





Comments

Been working fine. Though I keep my equipment clean and in working order. Have had no problems with this unit once installed.

Andy F - 01/30/2015

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by: Chris05/01/2013


Quality parts. Easy install. Would definitely buy from these guys again. Makes sure you ground to bare metal. 78590





Comments

Its shorted out. I have to buy a new one. Not good.

Chris - 05/03/2014

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by: Mark C08/03/2013


Easy to install 93135





Comments

It has worked well but when car is sitting not running and trailer wiring connected the lights on trailer still to be on not brite just deam

Mark C - 02/01/2015

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This can happen from time to time with LED equipped vehicles and trailers. Of course if you disconnect the trailer, it goes away.

Patrick B - 2/17/2015




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by: A. D. Kirby05/19/2014


Installation went smoothly. Product works perfect. Great Stuff! 131405





Comments

Its working out great. I use it often. Still works perfect. Thanks

A. D - 05/20/2015

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by: Clay06/13/2013


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






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by: Don03/23/2015


Good product, works fine and installation is easy. The instructions are great and the installation video on e-trailer is a big plus. The only difference I had is I was unable to run the trailer connector inside the vehicle. I either didn't have of couldn't find the hole. I ran the wire and connector underneath the bumper cover. I like this better anyway because now I don't have to run the wire and connector out of the cargo compartment and close the tailgate on it. 180294






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by: Cam A05/01/2015


The shipping was fast and came packaged safe and secure. The product is exactly as it was shown online. I have yet to instal on my car but I have been very pleased with how easy, cheap and helpful etrailer has been during this process. I am not as familiar with these parts and etrailers installation videos and easy purchase process has only helped back up a great product. 189304






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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






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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






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by: Kevin05/28/2014


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






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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






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by: Dustin03/03/2013


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






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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






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by: Weston08/11/2014


Wiring harness instructions were easy to follow and the color pics helped alot. Splice connectors that come with the kit are not weather proof so I did swap those for some weather proof/heat shrink connectors. 145689






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by: JGG04/24/2015


What can I say it worked as advertised, would have hated to install it without the installation video, running the 12 volt wire to the front of the vehicle was a pain without a lift but doable.Worked great. 188016






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by: William T.06/12/2015


Couldn't get the wire over the gas tank so I just wen around. Thought I hadn't crimped the wires correctly but found out my lights on my trailer no longer work. Wiring went together as stated in the video. 202775






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by: Nery Pabon04/01/2015


Install in a 2015 Patriot. As expected, was very easy. Had a great time with my son install it. Little black box in the middle, but we went around it. The instruction video was the best help we had. 182094






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by: Mike J.03/26/2015


Both products I ordered were shipped fast and we perfect fits to my vehicle. Their instructional videos were very helpful. Great communication and great products. Thanks to everyone at Etrailer. 180976






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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






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by: ed11/09/2014


easy to install instructions not clear on installing the carriage bolt with the fish with the tow hitch electric installation instructions would be easier to follow with more pictures 160020






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by: Bill W.08/07/2014


Everything worked as advertised. Instructions were clear. Video was helpful. Installation was straightforward. Green wire to right side taillight could have been a few inches longer. 144932






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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






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by: Jeff r04/04/2015


Product came in as promised. The video was very helpful. The product was easy to install. I would highly recommend the wiring harness for all the do it yourselfers. 183205






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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






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by: Steve M08/12/2014


Worked perfectly in my wife's 2010 caliber. Installed in less than an hour. Plugged in to existing wiring so there was no cutting and splicing wires. 146372






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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






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by: JT03/16/2015


very nice quality, got here quick and free shipping!! installation video was helpful also.. installed in about 3 hours.. including wiring harness.. 178476






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by: WILLIAM TURNER12/05/2014


GOT MY STUFF FAST AND CUSTOMER SERVICE IS GREAT, I HAD TO RETURN ONE AFTER MY VAN WAS CRASHED AND THEY WERE VERY HELPFUL AND GOT IT BACK, THANK YOU 163444






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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






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by: dusty03/30/2015


easy install but the 5/8 bolts that came with the hitch were to big. I had to buy 9/16 bolts the car was a 2009 dodge caliber . 181749






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by: TimG07/22/2015


Clear and accurate instructions. Installation went very smoothly. Hitch and harness shipped the same day I ordered them. 213612






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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






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by: Stan L.03/31/2015


Products worked well. I bought a Curtis Hitch and a wiring package. Video for installation was very helpful 181828






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by: dusty03/30/2015


easy install I cut one hole inside the cargo area to mount the control box everything else was just plug ins 181750






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by: John s09/20/2014


The hitch installed great. I Realy like the fast shipping. I tell everyone to O use e-trailer 152211






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by: Trailor hitch, Dodge Durango04/01/2014


Excellent product and service. Perfect fit. Would definitely buy from etrailer.com again. 123342






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by: louise m06/01/2015


Always excellent service fast delivery goog prices and product. Exactly what I needed 199689






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by: Phillip10/30/2013


Abosolutley perfect! Just as describe installed in minutes and I could ask for better!! 105739






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by: Suzan S.11/03/2014


Amazing ! Worked perfectly and shipped super fast. Very impressed with this website ! 158933






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by: Jett03/31/2015


Very clear instructions and easy installation. Quick shipment by etrailer.com too! 182038






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by: Shawn12/24/2014


Arrived quickly and well packaged. I'll absolutely order from etrailer again! 166780






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by: Gene10/10/2013


Installed as advrertised all parts were used as described good product 103256






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by: Jason11/06/2014


Super fast shipping. Great quality for the price. Installs very easy. 159704






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by: Mark Cleary02/18/2013


Great Service and product. Its very nice dealing with you! 66775






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by: PW07/03/2015


Simple instructions, easy install. Works as expected. 208986






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by: Happy Customer04/28/2015


Worked very well. Did not take too long to install. 188615






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by: Elizabeth D03/23/2015


Excellent shipping! Easy to install...very happy! 180517




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  • Thank you for your recent wiring harness purchase from etrailer. This harness is a plug-and-play type that uses connectors, rather than all separate wires that need to be spliced, for most of its connections to your Town and Country's wiring. The plugs with the yellow wires connect at the driver's-side tail light and those with the green wire connect at the passenger-side. The most common cause for the issue you describe is a simple one: a weak or marginal ground connection on the...
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  • Can Wiring Harness C56150 Work On 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • I checked with my resources and found that the Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, part # C56150, is not a fit for your 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The connectors on the harness coming from the converter are different from the connectors on the C56162, and not a match for the factory connectors on the 2010 Grand Caravan. I have attached a couple of photos that show the difference between the connectors on these harnesses.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2010 Chrysler Town and Country Minivan
  • Your 2010 Chrysler Town and Country minivan can be equipped with either a 1-1/4-inch Class II or a 2-inch Class III trailer hitch. All options are shown on the link provided. I suggest the Class III hitch # 13364 from Curt; this is the most popular hitch for your vehicle. This 2-inch hitch will offer better compatibility with a broad range of hitch mount accessories like cargo carriers and bike racks, and if you will be towing it will provide higher capacity than the Class II hitches....
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Brake Controller in a 2013 Dodge Durango
  • I am not sure what your dealer was thinking, but if you have a factory 7-way at the rear of your 2013 Dodge Durango all you would need to install a brake controller in your vehicle would be the proper harness. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. For an install harness you would just need the Brake Controller harness part # 3045-P. This...
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  • Does 2013 Jeep Patriot Computer have to be Reprogrammed to Install Trailer Wiring Harness
  • You should not have to reprogram the computer on your 2013 Jeep Patriot to install a trailer wiring harness such as # C56162. If you want to, you could disconnect the negative battery cable before installing the harness but consult the vehicle owners manual before doing so.
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