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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.
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.
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.
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.
Video of Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector
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installation instructions and specs for complete information.
Today on our 2008 Chrysler Town and Country, we'll be installing the Curt T-Connector with full 4-pole wiring harness, part number C56162. Now to begin our install, we'll first open up the rear hatch. Then we'll remove the 2 fasteners that secure the taillight housing on the driver's side. Once we remove the 2 torch 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 manufacturers 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 taillight assemblies, we'll just set it aside for re-installation later. Next 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's side, we'll take the yellow and brown wire connector and pull it directly into the manufacturers connector. This will be the black connector here on the driver's side.
Then we'll take the white wire with the pre-attached 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 use a self-capping screw. I recommend a final 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 a converter box. Below the taillight assembly here on the driver's side, is an excellent location.
We'll go ahead and clean it first. We'll use a 2-way adhesive provided with the install kit. We'll take one side of the adhesive and attach it to the converter box, and 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 that underneath the vehicle and out of the way, we'll follow it up with the 4-pole wiring harness. Using a pull wire to assist in routing, which can be a stiff piece of wiring or in this case a piece of air-tubing, we'll feed down following our wiring that was Inaudible 2:36 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 pull wire, and then pull it up behind the taillight assembly. We'll strip back both ends, and use the yellow but connector provided to secure the 2 together. We're going to take the 4-pole harness and route inside the vehicle. To do that we'll pull it back up behind the taillight assembly, and remove the manufacturers 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 pull all the excess through, we'll then go ahead and take a pair of site-cutters, cut our grommet, and slide the 4-pole harness into the grommet, and re-install it. Next, we'll go ahead and tape up our power wire with some black electrical tape, to keep it free of dirt, dust, debris and moisture. Note, we'll go ahead and use some black strip ties to secure our wiring as necessary, and then we're ready to re-install the taillight assembly. Now with the driver's side taillight assembly re-installed, start running the green wire connector over to the passenger's side. Behind the rear bumper cover or fascia, using the fascia brackets to secure it. Keep in mind when routing any of your wiring, stay away from as many moving components, the steering or suspension, or excessive heat, such as the exhaust. We'll feed it up behind the taillight assembly, and pull it out where we gain access to it. We'll take the green wire connector, plug it into the manufacturers wiring, and then we can re-install the passenger side taillight assembly. Now 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 to 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 through 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. So once I add a fuse holder, I'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 re-secure the nut. Now we'll go ahead and wrap up this butt connection point with some black electrical tape, install a fuse into the fuse holder, and then secure our wiring as necessary. Take the 4-pole harness, install a test light on it, by taking a ground clamp, 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 we know our 4-pole harness works, we're ready to hit the road. And that does it for the install of the Curt T-Connector 4-pole wiring harness part number C56162 on our 2008 Chrysler Town and Country. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (40 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.
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
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
Quality parts. Easy install. Would definitely buy from these guys again. Makes sure you ground to bare metal. 78590
by: Mark C08/03/2013
Easy to install 93135
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: 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
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
very nice quality, got here quick and free shipping!! installation video was helpful also.. installed in about 3 hours.. including wiring harness.. 178476
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
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: 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: John s09/20/2014
The hitch installed great. I Realy like the fast shipping. I tell everyone to O use e-trailer 152211
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
by: Suzan S.11/03/2014
Amazing ! Worked perfectly and shipped super fast. Very impressed with this website ! 158933
Arrived quickly and well packaged. I'll absolutely order from etrailer again! 166780
Installed as advrertised all parts were used as described good product 103256
Super fast shipping. Great quality for the price. Installs very easy. 159704
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: Elizabeth D03/23/2015
Excellent shipping! Easy to install...very happy! 180517
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
No problem wit installation. 147925
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