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Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring for the Ford Ranger, 1994

Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring

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T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - Ford Ranger, 1994

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your Ford Ranger with this custom wiring harness. T-One connector plugs directly into existing wiring - no cutting, splicing or tapping required. Includes tail light converter.


  • Provides a 4-way flat trailer connector at the back of your Ford Ranger to power your trailer's signal lights
    • Compatible with 5-pole, 6-pole and 7-pole adapters (sold separately)
  • Connects quickly and easily - no cutting or splicing of wires
    • Locate connection points along frame rail
    • Plug in T-connector
  • Includes a tail light converter to ensure that your Ford Ranger's wiring matches that of your trailer
  • Constructed of 16-gauge bonded wire
  • Comes with dust cap for 4-way flat connector


  • Maximum amperage:
    • Stop/turn lights: 2.1 amps per circuit
    • Tail lights: 4 amps per circuit
  • 1-Year limited warranty


This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your Ford Ranger's wiring harness, which is located beneath your vehicle, along the driver's-side frame rail.

Once installation is complete, the 4-way flat connector will be stowed beneath your Ford Ranger, 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.

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 Ford Ranger'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 Ford Ranger operate.

118325 Tow Ready T-1 T-Connector - 4 Wire

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T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - 118325

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (100 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.

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by: Tom N.05/27/2014

I installed this on a 1996 Ranger. I removed the rearmost bumper mounting bolt on each side and then loosened the other two. This allowed the bumper to drop down far enough to easily access the wiring. At that point you unplug the factor harness and plug in the trailer wiring. I drilled one hole behind the license plate to hold the wiring harness in place and the installation was complete. 132588


No problems. Easy installation.

Tom N - 05/28/2015


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by: Jim R.05/25/2015

Couldn't be happier with the wiring harness. It plugged directly into the wiring harness on the truck and had enough length to route it along the frame and secure it with wire ties in several places. The converter came with self-stick adhesive which made mounting a breeze, although I also secured it with a small bolt through the mounting hole on the converter. During the installation, I used 1/2 inch plastic ribbed wire conduit to protect the wiring harness from chaffing, although it is not necessary. I installed it on a 1999 Ford Ranger, which has separate turn signal lamps from the tail/brake lamps. If you have a similar vehicle, I highly recommend this product. Also shipping was extremely fast. 196632

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by: Dan M11/09/2012

Arrived quickly and was the easiest wiring harness I have ever installed 59115


Works, but even with the protective cap on the plug recepical I get corrosion inside the connector

Dan M - 05/11/2014


The cap is good for keeping debris out, but it's far from a water tight seal. Best thing to do at this point would be to clean the contacts with electrical de-greaser or cleaner that you can find at an auto parts store. With the contacts clean, apply a healthy glob of di-electric grease like part # 11755
Dielectric Grease for Electrical Connectors, 2 oz.
. You can do the same on the trailer side connector. The grease will slow corrosion quite a bit by keeping those contacts coated.

Patrick B - 5/19/2014

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by: Eldon09/22/2014

This is a excellent product! It was easy to install and works great. 152385


After one year still working perfectly!

Eldon - 09/22/2015


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by: JOE V03/30/2013

I am not real good doing things but I decided to try this and it was so fast and easy that anyone could do it--you just lay under the left rear side of the truck like they say and look up---theres a plug right there --you just plug into the existing plug and fish the wire to the rear bumper---your done it takes a few minutes--great investment---Thanks E-Trailer 73458

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by: Michael B.07/28/2014

I ordered a trailer wiring harness for my Ford Ranger. It arrived several days earlier than scheduled, which is always appreciated! Installation was very easy, took only about 10 minutes. It plugged right into the factory wiring harness. A quick check with the voltmeter to verify everything works, which it does, and I'm ready to tow! Thanks e-trailer! 143271

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by: Bob S.09/17/2015

Good quality product! No cutting/splicing required, just pull apart the OEM connector, then plug in the T-One. Use the tie wrap or double back tape to secure the converter. Actually took all of two minutes for total install on a 1993 Ford Ranger 4X4. As always, several choices for delivery, great customer service, and their email follow-up. 226061

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by: Jon02/07/2013

I'll tell ya what, this made wiring for my trailer a no-brainer. I found the connection on the rear underside of my truck, separated, and inserted the wiring harness, and i was off and running! (just had to make sure everything was secure). thanks guys, custom harness makes this easy for someone who is not so truck or wire savvy. 65231

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by: Lance M11/08/2011

This wiring harness saved me both time and money. I f you use a generic harness you will risk poor conections & corroded wires. This solves both with a plug & play type conection, plus eliminates that pesky choice between tail lights or turn signals caused by the independant turn signals on a 1993-2000 ranger. 26690

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by: Richard C.08/24/2012

Received the T-One Vehicle harness with four pole trailer connector for my 1997 Mazda B Series pickup. Very easy to install as you just unplug the quick disconnect connector and install the T-One between the connectors and re-connect. A couple of zip ties and you are done. Less than 15 minutes. Works great!! 52937

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by: Ben G.02/12/2012

Bought the T-One connector and the 4 pole to 7 pole connector. Regular Shipping service was ok, alittle slow, but not's fault. Installed them in about 5 minutes and they work perfect together. Going hunting in a week with my "new" used pop up trailer, lights and everything work great! 31629

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by: Ralph D.06/25/2012

Easy "Snap" installation. Recommend if installing a trailer hitch along with the trailer wiring install the wiring first. It's much easier to install the wiring before the trailer hitch as the hitch makes it a little more difficult to get to the wiring.harness after its installed. 45507

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by: Jay H.03/12/2013

Easiest way to wire a trailer. Don't be cheap and try to do it yourself with splicing kits. This takes 60 SECONDS to install and it works perfectly on the first try. No cutting or taping. It just plugs right into your vehicle's existing plugs. How simple is that? 70380

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by: Corey M.08/19/2011

The etrailer site was easy to find the right wiring harness for my truck. Price was very reasonable, and shipping only took 3 days!!. Installation was a snap. I can now haul my vintage motocross bikes around with my trailer.Thanks etrailer.....Corey 22264

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by: M. Moss06/28/2013

Plugged it into the existing harness, and it worked perfect. The only suggestion would be to add a second attachment ear on the conversion box for the self drilling screws. One is minimally adequate, a second would hold much more secure. 86604

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by: Tim W05/01/2015

Ordered a wiring harness made specially for my vehicle. I had lights on my trailer in 2 minutes. No laying on ground...cutting...tape. Just plug into existing and go. Excellent service and i received it sooner than told. Recommend to all 189165

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by: Scott K07/06/2012

We needed a trailer harness four days before vacation and etrailer came through with flying colors! The correct part arrived a day earlier than promised and we are fixed and ready for summer vacation... Definitely recommend etrailer!!! 46901

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by: Z. Raber01/05/2011

94 Ford Ranger Trailer Wiring This could not be easier to install. I unplugged one connector and plugged this in its place. The only time consuming part was tying the wires up out of the way. Great product, no experience needed! 5023

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by: Kyle01/14/2013

Shipping said 3-5 days and we got it in 3. Everything came as described, haven't hooked it up yet but it looks as if I can just plug it in as shown. Great product and service would definitely buy from here again. 63050

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by: For the hauler on the go!06/28/2014

Plug & play & Go! That's how this was, no tools needed except if ur gonna do a fancy wiring, and u can easily unplug it and keep it in the cab if ur not using it, which means less weather exposure, longer life. 138181

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by: Todd M08/11/2012

Installed in about 5 minutes. Everything tested perfect the first time. My harness was actually toward the very rear of the vehicle not the side frame rail. I recommend waiting till bumper is off to plug it in. 51412

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by: HOWELL AUTO REPAIR03/18/2014

The product was perfect easy to install. Saved cust money with fast plug and play. We were done in less than 5 min. I would highly recomend this company and product line. Thanks again, Howell Auto. 121136

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by: don03/19/2015

one thing i liked was it told you the location where the harness went was looking in wrong place. .have been putting this off thanks to your advise made it simple . more or less plug and play . 179666

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by: Matt M06/27/2012

Wire Harness was exactly what I needed to get trailer lights working!!! Outstanding communication and fast shipping!! Will definitely use for any additional needs!!! 45788

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by: Sir John08/16/2012

Amazing. Simply amazing. You just plug it in, pull the wires through to where you want them, zip tie if you wish......and start towin'. It's as simple as that! :oD 51853

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by: eric o03/07/2014

great product, very easy installation, with helpful tips and hints. plug and play no cutting or splicing needed. I will be ordering from again. 119815

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by: Rob K06/28/2012

The T-One wiring harness was easy to install and worked as promised, transforming my '97 Ranger into a useful bumper-pull light towing vehicle. 46036

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by: Andy H.05/20/2011

Works exactly as expected. Wear safety glasses since doing this work will dislodge crud from the truck chassis and it can fall in your eyes. 14930

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by: Patrick G.06/29/2011

Installation was quick and simple. I would highly recommend this t-connector to anyone. This connector is reasonably priced and well made. 18209

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by: Roger Butler06/19/2012

Product was delivered quickly and promptly.Easy to install.Will use for my business.Could not find it at local auto parts store.Thanks 44872

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by: Terry R.05/17/2012

Fits my truck to a tee and was installed in just a couple of minutes. Pretty much self explanatory on the installation. Works great. 40798

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by: phillip09/12/2015

the product was as described, fit well no problems, needs a better way to attach connector to bumper. still plug and play. 225212

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by: Joe Richie04/17/2015

Product was delivered in a timely manner and was exactly what I needed to haul my utility trailer with my ranger. Thanks!! 185640

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by: Charlie L.02/24/2012

Hitch and wire harness came in a timely fashion and fit as it was advertised. Second purchase and am completely satisfied. 32442

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by: wayne02/01/2013

great prices.super fast shipping. ialway's shop at e-trailer for all my trailering needs..thanks again E-TRAILER!!! 64800

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by: will j05/03/2011

Arrived in two days. Simple installation on the Ranger. Worst part was getting debris in eyes under the truck 12753

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by: Dan C04/22/2013

"Plug and play". Could not have been easier. 5 minutes. Ordering easy. Shipped quickly. '94 Mazda B2300. 77334

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by: Bruce C.04/17/2015

Perfect fit . Great product. Fast shipping. Very good communication. Very satisfied . Thank you etrailer ! 185948

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by: floyd g05/31/2013

everything fit great ,the shipping was fast and the price was great too. went together in about 15 mins. 82706

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by: wayne r09/23/2011

product was exactly what I needed at a very fair price. Would certainly do all over again the same. 24387

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by: jim c02/01/2012

etra iler is is great to deal with fast shipping ,some one there all the tiime 10 min to install 30792

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by: Kendall03/09/2012

Very accurately described, reasonably priced, and shipped quickly. Thank you for great service. 33453

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by: Greg B.08/11/2012

Very easy to wire into the vehicle wiring. Hardest part was getting the factory plug apart. 51362

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by: Rayday05/31/2015

The etrailer was a great experience and I got exactly what I wanted thanks again etrailer 199287

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by: Dale F.10/21/2014

Worked excellent, and easy to install, very glad I purchased this item thanks etrailer 157321

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by: Bill F06/14/2013

Timely shipment, excellent price, fit perfectly and works perfectly. I am very happy. 84755

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by: Dale E.03/19/2012

My problem solved. Thanks! Arrived quickly and installed easily. Just the right part. 34362

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by: Mark S07/10/2014

Plugged in the trailer harness and it worked perfectly, very happy with product. 140741

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by: Gerry H.06/20/2011

Great product,easy to install. Inexpensive and shipped very fast works perfect 17315

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by: JORGE D05/19/2014

T Connector is as advertised. Saves time in wiring vehicle to tow a trailer. 131372

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  • How to Install a 4-Way Trailer Connector on a 1994 Ford Ranger Truck
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  • The 1997 Ford Ranger has separate turn signals and brake lights. Trailer lights have combined brake lights and turn signals. What you will need to do is use trailer wiring harness # 118325 which plugs into the factory tail light connectors on the truck (or if those are gone you can cut off the end that plugs into the vehicle and hard wire it in). If you have to cut off the end that plugs into the vehicle tail light connectors then hardwire it as follows: brown connects to vehicle running...
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  • Is the Curt Hitch # 13138 for 1998 Ford Ranger Compatible with Spare Tire
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  • Ford Ranger Trailer Wiring Recommendation
  • The recommended trailer wiring harness for your 1997 Ford Ranger is the Tow Ready # 118325. As long as you don't exceed the amperage ratings of the wiring (Stop/turn lights: 2.1 amps per circuit and Tail lights: 4 amps per circuit), you would be just fine.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 1996 Ford Ranger
  • For your 1996 Ford Ranger you would need a trailer wiring harness like the part # 118325 that has a turn signal converter wired into it. It sounds like you tried wiring a 4-way directly to your vehicle wiring and it isn't functioning correctly. The # 118325 would be what you need.
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  • Repairing T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118325 for 1999 Ford Ranger
  • I would first start by testing the wires on the T-connector with a circuit tester like the Quickee, # 3808, to make sure that each is functioning as it should. If there is an issue with any of the wires, you will need to replace the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, # 118325. If all functions are working, you can use the Upgraded Taillight Converter, # 119130, to complete your wiring harness. The wires on this converter will just need to be connect to the wires on the T-connector, color...
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  • We have everything you'll need to install the excellent Prodigy P3 brake controller # 90195 in your 1995 Ford Ranger. Aside from the controller itself you will need a 4-pole wiring harness # 118325, which is a simple plug-in installation, and a trailer brake controller install kit, part # ETBC7. These two parts give you everything you need to install a functional 7-way for use with a trailer equipped with electric brakes. I have linked an install video for the # ETBC7 kit as well...
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