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

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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Honda CR-V

2013 Honda CR-V T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector

Tekonsha Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring

(97 reviews)


Code:   118561

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Price:$50.95


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2013 Honda CR-V - T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your Honda CR-V with this custom wiring harness. T-One connector plugs directly into existing wiring. Powered ModuLite reduces strain on wiring system.


Features:

  • Provides a 4-way flat trailer connector at the back of your Honda CR-V 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 in rear cargo area
    • Plug in T-connector
  • Includes ModuLite to ensure that your Honda CR-V's wiring matches that of your trailer
    • Powered module connects directly to the battery to avoid overloading Honda CR-V's electrical system
  • Constructed of 16-gauge bonded wire
  • Comes with dust cap for 4-way flat connector


Specs:

  • Maximum amperage:
    • Stop/turn light: 2.1 amps per circuit
    • Tail lights: 5 amps per circuit
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Installation

This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your Honda CR-V's wiring harness, which is located in your rear cargo area, behind the driver's-side and passenger's-side interior trim panels.

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.


ModuLite Powered Tail Light Converter

A ModuLite power module 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 Honda CR-V's three-wire system need to be combined so they are compatible with the wiring system of your trailer. This power module functions as a tail light converter to combine 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 Honda CR-V operate.


With a ModuLite, your trailer's lights will be powered without overloading your Honda CR-V's electrical system. Because the module draws power directly from your car's battery and bypasses the electrical routes that are used by a basic wiring harness, there is virtually no draw on your tail light circuits.



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


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Video Transcript for Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring 118561 Review

Today we're going to review part number 118561. This is the Tow Ready T1 Vehicle Wiring Harness with the 4 way flat trailer connector. This is a custom fit part number. It is designed to fit the Honda CRV starting in 2012. I would recommend on a custom fit part, is go to our website. Use our fit guide, putting your year and model vehicle and it will show you if this part will work for your application. Now, this will provide this 4 way flat trailer connector, the back of your vehicle to power your trailer signal lights.

This does connect quickly, easily. There's no cutting or splicing of wires. Basically, you'll just locate the connection points usually behind the driver's side taillights, plug in this T connector right here, plug in your module to your wiring harness, put in your fuse and you should be ready to go. Now, it does include the circuit protected taillight converter and this is to ensure that your vehicle's wire will match that of your trailer and it does provide protection against electrical shorts and overloads. On the 4 way, you can see they give you a length of wire. It is a 16 gauge bonded wire and on the very end, it has the dust cap. Basically when you're not using your 4 way, you can just put your dust cap over it to protect it from getting damaged or from the elements getting to it. Specs on this wiring harness, the maximum amperage for the stop and turn light circuit is 2.1 amps per circuit.

On the taillight circuit it's 5 amps per circuit. It does give you a nice set of instructions, shows you exactly where your finishing points are, how to install it. Basically what you would do is go to the back of the vehicle and then you have this T connector right here, you'll locate the connector on the driver side behind the upper trim panel. They'll have connectors that will match these right here, plug this in and then what you want to do is go to this portion right here where there's the gray plug in and that's where your converter will plug into, so you just plug that in like that. Then it has a piece of double faced tape on it. You want to mount this black module in the interior of the vehicle.

You don't want to have it on the outside. Then you have a white wire coming off with an eyelet on it. That's a ground wire. You want to connect this to a good clean ground. If there's one screw to mount it to, go ahead and do that. If not, they include a grounding screw where you can drill a hole and make your own clean ground.

It does also come with this 5 amp fuse that's already installed, an inline fuse holder. You'll run this 4 way cord out towards the back of the vehicle. The last thing you want to do, now it does give you some cable ties here to take up any slack in the wiring and the last thing you want to do is include this little mini 7.5 amp fuse and you'll go to the fuse box, which is located under the driver's side dash and you'll find the location to install this 7.5 amp fuse in it. Once that's all done, your wiring harness should be all ready to go, ready to connect to your trailer. That should do it for the review of part number 118561. This is the Tow Ready T1 Vehicle Wiring Harness with the 4 way flat trailer connector. .


Customer Reviews

T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - 118561

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (97 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. Powered ModuLite reduces strain on wiring system.


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by: Mark A07/12/2013


I ordered a hitch and the wiring harness on a Monday afternoon. The U.P.S. man delivered two days later on Wednesday at 3-30pm and I had both items installed by 6-30pm. Quality of both items is first class. Customer service offered by e trailer was just exceptional. Overall a great purchasing experience. The videos provided for installation are a great help. I watched them a couple of times before I even ordered the products and they certainly help fill in the blanks left in the written instructions. The comments written by other customers were also invaluable. I too left the rear panel in place on my CRV and cut the opening leaving a "hinge" at the rear of the car. Just pull it down, slip the hitch into place and replace flap. I am in my mid seventies so used a floor jack to support the hitch when installing bolts. No problem installing both items on my own. One minor issue,,,,,,the name plate on the hitch is not installed level!! Other than that small issue, I would highly recommend both products. The product supplier is to be highly commended for the way in which it deals with customers, just superb.. 89150



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by: Michael01/15/2013


I haven't installed the trailer hitch and wiring harness yet, but they arrived promptly and in good shape. I will definitely go to etrailer.com for my future purchases of products they carry. 63165


Comments

Just installed the wiring kit118561 on my new 2014 Honda CR-V It connects very easy as shown in the video. Biggest problem is the release of the front lower panel after you remove rug and the next step in the video. It was stubborn so I released the lower rear panel after taking off the other clips and bolts as in the video. I was able to get enough room and removed the back part of the upper panel far enough to see the wire connection. Enough room ro split the connection and install the kit wires. I ran the wires up through behind the other wires in vehicle before making my connection. Worked great and putting in the rest was gravy. The panels snapped back together easily as I did not have them completely removed to start with. The 2 push clips on the rear panel along the back are junk as they will probably not be able to be used again. Put in a small bolt and nut or see if you can find a couple of clips. They are covered up anyway by the tire cover. Video is correct as to where the 7.5 amp fuse goes. Directions with wiring kit are wrong. It goes in the 6th space from the right in the bottom row and not where it shows in directions as that spot is filled. This is on the 2014 CR-V. Remember when putting the panels back in you have to slide the rubber moulding trim on the rear out of the way as you put the panels down tight.Hope this is helpfulpl

comment by: Roger J - 03/30/2014


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Very helpful. Thanks for the detailed feedback on the harness!

Patrick B - 4/2/2014




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by: David H07/21/2014


I purchased the T-one Vehicle Wiring Harness from Etrailer about a week ago. Shipping was extremely fast, it arrived on the 3rd day after purchase. Installation was an absolute snap, anyone can do it and you do not need any special tools; took me about 30 minutes total. Watch the video. I left the video on play during installation which helped a lot. This is a modular plug-in and use wiring harness, no need to cut, splice, tape, etc. A high quality product you will not be disappointed with. Great price from Etrailer, too ! 142458


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I have used the wiring harness several times since installation a year ago. Ive had no problems what so ever and it works great !

David H - 07/21/2015

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by: Mark A.08/10/2013


Very easy installation. Followed the video. Harness worked perfectly. I would recommend an interior panel tool. The hardest part of the job is reaasembling everything. It went fairly easily. I found that there is an order in the way you replace everything. Unfortunately, I learned it by trial and error. I would say it took about 45 minutes to an hour to complete the job. 94364


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Everything works perfectly.

Mark A - 02/20/2015

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by: Kerry S.11/16/2015


Wow! What an excellent product. No splicing of wires- just plug and play. Kit included everything, even the proper fuse to use in my vehicle's fuse block. Written instructions were very good, but I also used Etrailer's website installation video which made it a no brainer- most excellent! As a side note: hats off to Honda for having the 12 volt source pre-wired all the way to the fuse block. All I had to do was plug this unit in line behind the left rear tail light, pop the fuse in, dress up the wired and DONE! It can't be any better than this. 232090


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Works great. No problems at all.

Kerry S - 11/16/2016

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by: jim p11/01/2013


Rather easy to install, however, the plastic push clips must be carefully dealt with, or else you break them, or forget where they go, because they fall out. Otherwise, it worked. 105942


Comments

My previous comment contained a negative review only concerning the cheap manufacturing of my CRVplastic clipsscrews are cheap and crappy to work with and often break and the CRV has many of them. Etrailer on the other hand had and has excellent customer service. The installation was very easy based upon the video. Everything was top notch from Etrailer. I would buy again from them without hesitation.

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by: Jim11/21/2013


This is a good product as long as you can do this type of thing on your own. There were no problems with installing the harness and it worked the first time. However, if you've worked on automobile interior panels, you know that taking them apart is easier than putting them back so they align, etc. I ended up with an 1/8" gap I'll just live with. The biggest issue was the handle that releases the rear seat. It's a separate unit that snaps into the rear of the side-panel. It kept dislodging when I re-installed the panel and tightened the two screws. This cause the handle to strike the side of the panel when I pulled the handle to test it. The solution - for me - was to insert two washers behind each screw so the handle unit wouldn't tighten down as much. I secured the washers in place with plumber's putty, then installed the side panel on top, inserted the screws and tightened them only slightly. It will take longer to reassemble the panels than to diassemble them. A few video tips would be helpful. Regardless, this is better than paying Honda $178.00. 108026



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by: Jim03/29/2013


I installed the DrawTite hitch in about 45 minutes without any problems. The next day I did the wiring and it was very easy. Once the panels in my 2013 Honda CRV were pulled open, the wiring harness just plugs right in and then the panels are snapped back into place. The wiring took about 35 minutes. Easy installation on the hitch and the wiring. Thanks so much. 73241



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by: Larry T11/27/2016


I recently purchased a trailer hitch and wiring harness for my new 2016 CRV. It arrived quickly and in good shape. After watching the installation videos several times, the installation was quits simple and straight forward. For the cutout in the appearance panel, I made a template to trace using the measurements given in the instructions and cut it out without removing the panel from the car. When the hitch was completely bolted in place, I drilled matching holes (about 3 per side) in the cutout piece and the panel still in place and "laced" them together using small cable ties to cover the opening and then sprayed the spot with Flex Seal to complete the job. Installing the wiring harness was just as shown in the videos. What a difference from the days of identifying wires and splicing them together! 321221



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by: Stan A.12/29/2013


I purchased the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness #118561 for my 2012 Honda CR-V. The wiring harness install was very simple, simply plug in the connections. The difficult part was removing and then reinstalling the interior panels in the vehicle. I highly recommend viewing the install video, which was very helpful. The video recommends running the four wire plug into the spare tire well, for storage. Then you have to access the four wire connector every time you want to tow. I ran the four wire connector down thru a rubber grommet behind the trim panel, prior to closing things up. I was able to thread the end of the four wire down thru the flap I made in the underside panel, along the back side of the trailer hitch and secure it with zip ties. My total install time was about an hour. 111416



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by: Teddy Y07/08/2013


This is great designing product. It took me 30 minutes to get thing done with the detailed video demo. It's kind of pleasure thing to install myself with the instruction video. 88128


Comments

After a year using, its greatly working well and none of problem. I really like this product.

Teddy Y - 07/08/2014

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by: Ken06/05/2016


I received the hitch Friday evening and it was mounted on my CRV Saturday afternoon. The instructions for the electrical installation were the most complicated and spot on. The hidden snaps and fasteners on car trim parts aren't easy to find and the instructional video was great. Everything came off and back on with no damage. The hitch is rated a 4 in difficulty out of 10. It was more for me at 74 years old and 98 degree Florida heat bit it went on as described. I would recommend etrailer developing a template pattern for cutting the hole in the plastic underbody cover part of the rear. Showing an installation that just removes and leaves it off is lame, Honda put this on for a reason. Cutting the opening and getting the cover back on was not fun. 257501



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by: Rick M.09/23/2013


This receiver hitch is outstanding! I watched the video online and then used the instructions to complete the installation. Since this was my 2nd installation I took my time. No problems...I also installed the wiring kit and everything went smooth, the hitch and wiring both work great! Thank you for providing a superior product at a fair price.. rm 101167



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by: Marc K07/22/2014


Awesome product and awesome instructions. The video was perfect!! Watched the video, paused it after each step then did it on my car. Went perfectly! I did buy a cheap set of tools on Amazon to help with the plastic rivets and trim panels, but they were only like 10 bucks and worth every penny I think. Honda dealer wanted $950 to install a hitch and wiring. I didn't feel comfortable installing a tow hitch on my car so I had that done at a local car shop for $250. Spent another $75 or so on the wiring harness and tools, so I'm in for $325 instead of paying the dealer's price. Next time I need a wiring harness or anything for my trailer I will DEFINITELY use etrailer.com!!!!! 142533



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by: Bob10/06/2012


Already on the car and works great. It took about 90minutes from start to finish. That included putting everything back together and testing. If I did another one it would only take half th time noe that I know what to expect. All of the other ones involved running a wire under the vehicle to the battery. This item is all within the rear of the vehicle. Only one hole to drill for the ground wire, and that stays inside the car also. The only problem I encountered was getting the panels off of the interior (bigger pictures would help) . I would highly recommend this item. It is easily installed by most anyone with a minimum amount of mechanical or electrical skill. 56532



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by: Duncan02/08/2013


Hitch came in quickly and I installed it right away. Because this is a BRAND NEW car I was pretty anxious about removing the panels and getting into the electrical system as well as doing the cutout that is required. The videos are VERY helpful and while it took longer than suggested because I took my time, it was in the end pretty straight forward. I may have set the electrical plug too far off center. If you are not careful, the trailer wire can be set up too short to handle a right turn or too long and drag on the ground. It would not be too difficult to move if I needed to.It would be better to have a connector bracket the fit the tube on the hitch directly. 65478



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by: Gary L.11/27/2016


The T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness is purchased from e-trailer came packaged well and in good condition. The harness easily attached, per the instructions, to the exiting 2105 Honda CRV wiring plug. The wiring harness has worked very well so far. However, removing all the CRV paneling to get to the Honda plug to connect the harness was a challenge (Honda didn't want to make this easy so you would buy a Honda's wiring kit.) I also found a hole in the spare tire well to thread the wiring harness to my hitch so it would be mounted permanently (avoiding just leaving the harness wiring loose in the tire well). 321119



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by: Dennis J.04/10/2013


A great product that just plugs right in. Removing the interior panels is kind of scary if you haven't done it before. Really easy to install the wiring harness, just be sure to double check where you have placed the wiring around the control module as the screws in the panel that secure the back seat release lever are located very close to where you might place the wires and the panel doesn't afford much clearance space in this area. I tucked most of the wires up under the highest most trim panel and routed it more towards the rear of the car before bringing it down. 75295



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by: Tom D.08/03/2016


Wiring has worked fine. I just wish it was more permanently run outside the CR-V. Instead, you have to open the back, move all your stuff out, lift up our weathertech floor liner, and lift up the spare tire cover to get the wiring out. Then you string it out the rear hatch door and close the door on the wiring. On the plus side, when not in use, the wiring is perfectly protected for the elements. On the downside, clearing out the back to get the wiring stinks, and I'm concerned about the wires kinking over the long term from being close in the door repeatedly. 278904



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by: L F.12/17/2014


Again the video and instructions were spot on. The biggest problem with the install had to do with the car not the kit. Breaking loose the trim panels was not real easy, and re-installing afterwards was more difficult because they had to be pushed away to access the blue plug. I chose not to dangle the four pole plug out of the tailgate but rather I drilled a hole in the rear spare tire well, cut the wires and re-connected them inside the well. Everything went well and it looks better than a wire harness sticking out of the tailgate. 165753



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by: Gary L09/11/2016


My package arrived quickly and was easy to install, it took about an hour. The trickiest part is measuring to cut out the hole. I would recommend following the directions provided the best you can for the measurements. I watched the video for the rest of the install. My hole appeared to be in a slightly different location than the video. I had no other problems with exhaust, etc. but the car is brand new. The T-One wiring harness (118561) was easy to install too, I just followed along with the video step by step. 293540



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by: Bob05/30/2016


I've used similar harnesses before, but this was the easiest. Only had to access drivers side tail light, not both. The video shows more removal of panels than I found necessary. Once I had the rear portion of lower and upper panel loose I could see the connector I needed to unplug, so just reached my hand in and up and unplugged it. Saved removing the other two panels they recommend removing. And these plug-in harnesses are far superior to any 'cut into the wiring' methods I had to use in the 'old days'! 253546



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by: Jim M12/02/2014


E trailer only handles top quality merchandise and this vehicle wiring harness looks like another example. I haven't installed yet, but will use their installation video when I do. I like to deal with E trailer as my hearing is so bad and they have an excellent website to find the products you need. I have had to have help before and once informed my hearing was impaired, they made a strong effort to speak so I could hear. The reviews are very helpful in deciding on which product to purchase. 163093



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by: Don W09/25/2012


I ordered this harness and a Curt hitch for my 2012 Honda CR-V. I have not used the harness yet but the hitch installation went without a "hitch". Took only a hour. Most of that time I spent searching for tools. It looks great and I expect it will perform as intended for many years. Etrailer customer service and delivery are top notch. They matched Amazon price plus 10% as promised. They even upgraded shipping at no extra cost to me. It has been my pleasure doing business with them. 55733



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by: Bud04/03/2015


Wonderful plug and play install. I did take advantage of a panel tool and someone familiar with how these panels attach and how to remove. He was not as gentle as I would have been ( he had done this before) and he did talk trash to them a few times. In the end the panel removal was straightforward and the wiring harness was truly plug and play. We were done in just over half hour. Very nicely engineered product and sure beats running wires to the fuse box and splicing. 182894



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by: Doug O09/23/2016


Everything I ordered to install the hitch on my CR-V installed as described. Honda didn't make the installation simple but the instructions overcame this and I got everything installed in a couple of hours; saving myself $600.00 from the factory installation. Ordered from etrailer previously and liked the quality of the products they sell and the hitch came well crated with a minimum of dings to the paint which was easy enough to touch up. 298267



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by: Byron04/23/2014


This is my second installation of one of these harnesses. I brought my CRV home from the dealer yesterday and had this done in less than an hour. The toughest part was realigning the interior panels. A plug and play system; no fishing leads to the battery, no bare wires, no soldering, no taping. This has become my number one installation on any vehicle I purchase. With Etrailers fast shipping, you get what you want when you want it. 126882



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by: Chris R.05/21/2013


Ordered 4/13, arrived on 5/20. Delayed as part of a shipment; another product in the same shipment was on back order. Went together as advertised. The movie provided for installation was spot on, except that my 2013 Honda CRV had no accessible screw/bolt as shown in the movie to attach the ground wire. I drilled a 3/32 inch hole for the screw provided in the kit, as shown in the kit's printed directions. No surprises, otherwise. 81440



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by: Richard03/30/2013


This product is as advertised-installed on a 2012 Honda CRV. I would however, have the u tube video handy as the printed instructions leave you wondering in spots. The video is spot on and leads you step by step through the install. Pay attention to how the plastic pieces of the car relate to one another and how they come apart; this will aid in their re-assembly. Part worked flawlessly-truely "plug and play." 73441



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by: WMA06/22/2016


The printed instructions for this need to be better with more illustrations. The on line video is great and after watching it a second time discovered what I was missing and then had no more trouble connecting the harness. Did have to try several times before I got the inside body moldings back in tight but that's because I pulled them out too far. Product worked fine after installation. 263605



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by: Edward R.10/22/2016


Installation directions were good but need to read over them first. I am not a master assembler so I needed to go slow. Don't force anything when taking the interior panels off or putting them back on after the wiring installation. I did damage the 'button' that holds one of the side panels and need to get another. No big deal but inconvenient. Worked first time and have had no problems. 309621



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by: Rich F11/25/2013


I have not installed my hitch and harness yet, as I travel a lot on business. But I will say, I received the hitch and harness very quickly and did a quick inspection of the contents. All looks good and I will send in more comments and a photo or two after the install. This is the second hitch I have ordered from you guys and if this goes like the first one did...it was PERFECT!! Thx! 108500



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by: Andi D10/17/2014


Clear instructions and easy to install We watched installation video and that helped as well. Used the free shipping and I received the hitch and lighting kit in 2 days! Amazing! 156591



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by: Jason Dahly09/03/2014


I recieved the wiring harness in 2 days from the time I ordered it. Watched video on how to install wiring harness on 2014 CRV and everything went great. Took me about 45min to install wiring harness. Saved over $250.00 by installing hitch and wiring harness myself. I would recomend any one to watch video and install items yourself. Looks great and works great. 150013



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by: Larry H08/25/2014


Great product and service from etrailer. Delivered quickly. Plug and play. BUT - working with those interior panels is tuff! Instructions and video were very good. Getting the bottom panel re-aligned after installing the harness took me some time (I am a novice) but finally got everything back correctly. Note - Honda CRV 2014. 148348



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by: Stephen D.08/04/2014


I just installed this product on a 2014 Honda CRV. This product is genius! I love the fact that I did not have to run a separate line to the battery. The hardest part of the install would have been figuring out how to remove the trim panels, but after watching the video I knew just what to do. etrailer rocks!!! 144223



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by: Gary N.11/20/2014


The wiring harness was what I was looking for, or some thing like it from my Honda dealer, but the only thing the had was a hookup that needed to be mounted outside of the auto. You harness was 1/3 the price as theirs, and was easier to install. Thanks to your sales staff for their knowledge of your products. 161976



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by: Jordan11/05/2016


The wiring installation was super easy. No pictures needed because the YouTube video couldn't have more spot on. Coming from someone who is not very mechanically inclined and was able to do this...a trained monkey could follow these instructions...that easy! Took 25 minutes. 314036



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by: Dave R09/23/2012


2012 Honda Civic - Hitch was here 2 days after order placed. My son had it put on in about 1 hour. You do have to cut a hole in the plastic bed pan on the drivers side but it is WAY out of view. The plug and play wire harness took about 45 minutes and works great. Good product. 55541



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by: Mike D.09/07/2016


This wiring harness is performing flawlessly. Installation was much easier thanks to the great pics and videos. The wiring is sufficiently long enough and protected by the flexible split cable shield. I installed this in a 2015 CRV EX. Very happy with this product! 292071



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by: Scott F.05/13/2014


I installed a Curt Trailer Hitch and T-One Wiring Harness on my 2014 Honda CR-V last night. I had never installed a hitch before. I just followed your instructional videos and went to work. Saved myself $250 and the install went perfect. Thanks ETrailer! 130362



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by: Chris02/07/2013


Delivery was prompt and hitch was in perfect condition. Instructional video was very helpful as were comments/suggestions from other customers. Installation time estimate was almost to the minute for the time it took me to install alone. Very satisfied ! 65381



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by: Walt B.07/11/2013


The trailer hitch and lighting kit arrived on time. The instructions were flawless and the install was easy. This is my third purchase from etrailer.com and their service, products and instructions have always been top notch. They are the best! 88990



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by: Gary09/29/2016


Good product but installation more difficult than video shows. Plastic panels have sharp edges and it takes an extra pair of hands to hold panels back so that wiring can be connected. Some panels harder to put back in place than video shows. 301554



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by: Houman09/18/2013


Perfect product. Everything worked as it was suppose to. I installed this on my 2012 CRV, plug and play. The video instruction were amazing. Everything should have video instructions that good. The whole thing took less than 30 minutes. 100541



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by: jimrc06/04/2015


Video was really helpful for installing this piece, because of the wiring connections being behind the trim panels. Given the video, installation was straightforward, and it plugged in and worked just as it should. We've got lights! 200721



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by: mike11/12/2012


Great product came to house in 3 days installed in under one hour. Did not take under cover off, I cut it on the car with a utility knife and cut only three sides to make a flap then trimmed flap with my knife to fit. 59240



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by: Robert M06/11/2016


Product arrived within 5 days of ordering, which was done on a weekend. Excellent instructions for install. Too bad my trusted mechanic didn't take the time to view the video. But it's installed and looks good. 260156



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by: Tom N.09/15/2016


Hitch installed without difficulty. Very straight forward and fit exactly like advertised. Wiring instructions needed more illustrating and photos to be less difficult to understand what was necessary to connect. 295001



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by: Scott03/12/2013


Fast shipping as always. I put it on this morning, very easy job. Have not installed the harness but have read the instructions and dont see a problem. Thanks, Scott 70289

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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • You are correct, the trailer hitch is rated higher than the 2013 Honda CR-V but you still have to go by the weight capacities of the vehicle since they are lower. So you will want to stay within the manufacturers 1500 pound limit, even though the hitch is rated higher. The 2300 pound trailer is going to be too much for the CR-V. You would either need a different tow vehicle or an even lighter trailer. If you go with a lighter trailer then you will also need a ball mount, pin and clip,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Options for a 2012 Honda CR-V Towing a Small Trailer
  • We have had a chance to install the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C13119, on a 2012 Honda CR-V so I attached a link to the installation video for you to check out. I also attached a picture from the installation instructions for you to check out as well. You may also be interested in the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75742. This hitch will have about the same visibility under the bumper as the Curt hitch, but the crossbar begins to recede under the vehicle beginning at the receiver....
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  • Aftermarket Trailer Hitch & Wiring for 2015 Honda CR-V AWD EX-L
  • We do offer both aftermarket trailer hitches and wiring harnesses for your 2015 Honda CR-V AWD EX-L. Generally speaking, dealer-installed tow packages will end up with a final total cost that is more than if you purchase an aftermarket hitch and wiring harness and install these yourself. The only specialized tool needed for hitch installation, apart from the basic tools, is a torque wrench which you may be able to borrow. Some auto parts stores will lend or rent these. One is required for...
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  • Trimming the Appearance Panel for Trailer Hitch Installation on a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • If you look at the instructions and at the picture I have included, it will show you where that cut needs to be made. Even though I cannot recommend altering the instructions, in this case if it does not affect the installation or performance of the hitch in anyway then it is permissible. Please note the orientation of the panel as indicated in the picture. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK4. It comes with a ball mount, pin and clip,...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness for 2016 Honda CR-V
  • We do indeed offer trailer hitches and trailer wiring harness options for your 2016 Honda CR-V. Since the hitches we offer for your CR-V are pretty equivalent as far as quality goes, you can go for the least expensive Draw-Tite # 75742 and not feel like you've sacrificed anything. As far as visibility goes, as you can see in the photo I've provided, both hitches are pretty much equally visible from the rear of the car. For a trailer wiring harness, I'd recommend the # 118561 from...
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  • Wiring and Is a Hitch Support Strap Required for the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch on a 2012 Honda CRV
  • Draw-Tite Does not require the use of a stabilization strap with non-trailer loads such as a bike rack or cargo carrier on their hitches like part # 75742. It might be a good idea to use one though if you are loading a bike rack or cargo carrier close to the tongue weight capacity of the hitch, vehicle or bike rack/cargo carrier, whichever is rated lowest Curt requires the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, for any non-trailer loads such as a bike rack or cargo carrier. The strap...
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  • Comparison Between Hidden Hitch # 90089 and Draw-Tite # 36520 for 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch are both sister companies that are owned by the same parent company, Cequent Performance Products. Both hitches are identical. The hitches share the same weight capacity, installation would be the same and the quality would be equal. If you'll be using the hitch for towing, you'll need the ball mount, part # 36051. You'll also need the trailer wiring harness, part # 118561 and a 1-7/8 inch trailer ball, part # 19256 or a 2 inch ball, part # 19258. I've provided...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation For 2015 Honda CR-V
  • We offer three Class lll trailer hitches that are designed to fit your 2015 Honda CR-V. I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75742. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver opening. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back edge of the bumper on a 2015 CR-V is 2 inches. The Curt part # C13119 has the same measurements from the pin hole to the back of the vehicle but I like the 75742 because it has more towing capacity than the Curt hitch. I have attached...
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  • Finding the Tail Light Wiring Connectors to Install Trailer Wiring Harness on a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • Installation of trailer wiring harness # C56158 on a 2013 Honda CR-V requires pulling back the driver side trim in the rear cargo area. The connectors should be back there but it is possible that they are further down and/or further forward on the vehicle. You should be able to follow the tail light wiring back to where the connectors are.
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  • Where Can I Get a Trim Panel Remover Tool to Install Trailer Wiring on a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • A trim panel remover tool is not included with trailer wiring harness # 118561. We have # ALL647989 which is a basic design set of several tools that would come in handy. I have linked a video review of this set for you.
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  • Comparing Tow Ready and Curt Trailer Wiring Harnesses for a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The Tow Ready harness # 118561 is the more popular option for the 2012 Honda CR-V. However, you cannot really go wrong with it or Curt harness # C56158. Both harnesses use an updated converter box so you will be getting the newest technology with either one. Both harnesses are circuit protected and come with everything needed to make the wiring functional. Given such strong similarities I do not favor one more so than the other but if it were me, I would go with the Tow Ready harness...
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  • Should 4-Pole Trailer Connector Be Stored Inside Vehicle or Mounted Externally
  • A 4-pole wiring harness like Curt # C56158 or Tekonsha # 118561 can simply be pulled from the back of the vehicle when you need it for towing a trailer. The wiring will be safe with the hatch closed on it (as long as you avoid the latch mechanism) since the weather stripping will protect it. Wiring brackets are built-in to some hitches and separate brackets are made for mounting these connectors externally, like # 18144, but for many people keeping the 4-pole protected inside the vehicle...
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  • Where are the Connectors in a 2012 Honda CR-V for Installing a T-One Connector
  • Check out the picture I attached that shows where it will be. It may be just out of your plain sight, but if you take your time you should be able find it. We have hear from some customers that the connector can be located near the ceiling hidden behind a cable. You might try checking there also. Yes, you will just unplug the connector and then plug connector from the # 118561 in line with the factory harness.
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  • Availability of Concealed Hitch for 2013 Honda CR-V
  • As far a visibility from the rear goes, all the hitches we offer for your 2013 CRV are pretty visible, you can see a side-by-side comparison video by clicking the provided link. The good news is that the Curt and Draw-Tite Class II and III models have round-tube crossbars which most folks think looks better than the square tubes. Even though there's a Class III hitch available that has a 3500 towing capacity, the towing capacity of the vehicle would take precedence, limiting your...
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  • Class III Trailer Hitch With Wiring Bracket Needed for a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The Curt Mfg. Class III trailer hitch, # C13119, does not have a bracket welded to the cross tube for installation of a trailer wiring holder bracket, like part # 18144. You could install the # 18144 bracket on the hitch cross tube easily with the No Drill Mount Bracket, # 18140. We have a video showing this installation that I linked for you to see. For a hitch with a trailer wiring tab welded to it you could use the Draw-Tite Class III hitch, # 75742, which is the correct application...
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  • Is the Tow-Ready Wiring Harness # 118561 for 2012 Honda CR-V Plug and Play w/ No Splicing Required
  • The wiring harness you referred to, part # 118561 is indeed a plug and play installation with no cutting or splicing of wires necessary. You can look over the installation instructions by clicking on the link I provided.
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  • Is there a Class III, 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Available for a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • Yes. There is one Class III, 2 inch trailer hitch available for a 2012 Honda CR-V. Take a look at Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75742. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you as well. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit, # EBMK4. It comes with a ball mount, interchangeable ball set, a hitch pin and clip, and a carrying bag. For trailer wiring, use # 118561. I have included a link to the installation details and a link to a video...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch, Bike Carrier, And Wiring For 2013 Honda CR-V
  • When choosing a hitch for your CR-V I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75742. This is a Class lll hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening. I recommend this hitch because it is a Class lll and heavier duty than the other hitches and with the 2 inch receiver does offer a lot more options when choosing accessories. It does have a higher towing capacity than the vehicle, so you should always go by the lowest rated component when towing or carrying any accessories in the hitch and...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Trailer Brakes on 2015 Livin Lite Quicksilver 10.0 Tent Trailer
  • I can certainly help you determine what parts you need to add electric brakes to your 2015 Quicksilver 10.0 tent trailer. Based on my research, it looks like your trailer has a 2,000 pound axle. If that is the case you can use the following part numbers: Brake Mounting Flange - # 4-34 Brake Assemblies - # AKEBRK-2L left-hand side # AKEBRK-2R right-hand side Hub and Drums - # AKHD-545-2-EZ-2K for 5 on 4-1/2 inch wheel bolt pattern or # 8-173-16UC3 for 4 on 4 inch Breakaway Kit...
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  • How to Install the Tow Ready T-One Wiring Harness # 118561 on a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The Tow Ready T-One Wiring Harness, # 118561, does not require any splicing to install on your 2012 Honda CR-V, however, you will need to remove some trim panels to access the factory connector behind the driver side panel in the rear cargo area. Once you are behind the driver side panel you will see the white 13-pin connectors that will simply plug into the connectors on the wiring harness. Once that connection is made, you will just want to attach the ground wire to a bare, clean...
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  • 2 inch Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Honda CR-V
  • The Draw Tite hitch part # 75742 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Honda CR-V so it would work well for you. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not include a ball mount...
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  • What is Needed to Tow a Utility Trailer with a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • The first thing you should know is that the towing capacity of your 2014 Honda CR-V is likely 1500 pounds. Consult the vehicle owners manual to confirm. Since this is lower than the capacity of Curt trailer hitch # C13119 you will need to go by the lower capacity. Provided the gross trailer weight when loaded and ready to tow is under the towing capacity of the vehicle you will be fine. The hitch is not just for bike racks or cargo carriers, you can tow with it, you just need to stay...
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  • Installation Of Trailer Hitch On 2016 Honda CR-V
  • We are in Missouri near St Louis and are not affiliated with shops that do installations of trailer hitches. If you are mechanically inclined, the installation of a trailer hitch like the Draw-Tite, part # 75742 is really not that tough. I have attached the installation instructions and have also attached a link to an installation video for this hitch on a 2016 CR-V you can check out. I recommend the # 75742 trailer hitch over the Curt hitch, part # C13119 because Curt requires...
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  • Installation of the T-One Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • Wiring harness # 118561 is a T-connector. This means that it plugs in line with the wiring on the vehicle. Where it plugs in there is a connector already plugged into another connector and for sake of argument, it comes in a straight line from the front to the back of the vehicle. To install this wiring harness, you unplug the vehicle connectors. One will go into the larger connector on the harness, the other to the small connector on the harness. So know you have a T. The original...
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  • Trailer Hitch Installation Procedure for Draw-Tite Class III 75742 on 2016 Honda CR-V
  • The procedure for installing the Draw-Tite Class III Receiver Hitch # 75742 hasn't changed from the 2013 to the 2016 model. Each model year, Draw-Tite evaluates the hitch fits and will illustrate any changes in the instructions, which you can see by clicking the provided link. The underbody panel can be complete removed, and left off or you can trim it using the dimensions shown in the installation instructions. If you'll be using the hitch for towing, you'll need the following items...
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  • No Running Lights After Installing Trailer Wiring Harness on a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • It could possibly be the ground wire on the wiring harness on your 2014 Honda CR-V. Make sure it is attached to a clean bare metal non-painted or coated surface. It could also be a fuse. The harness comes with a small 7.5 amp fuse and if that is not installed or is blown then that could be the problem as well. To test to see if the harness is the problem use a circuit tester such as # 3808. Test the wires going into the converter box from the vehicle. When the vehicle running lights...
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  • Trailer Hitch with Trailer Wiring Mounting Tab Recommendation for a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The Curt Mfg. Class I trailer hitch, # C11555, does not have a bracket welded to the cross tube for installation of a trailer wiring holder bracket, like part # 18144. You could install the # 18144 bracket on the hitch easily with the No Drill Mount Bracket, # 18140, see the video installation that I attached for you. If you are interested in a Class III trailer hitch like the Draw-Tite # 75547, that you mentioned, you could use the Draw-Tite Class III hitch, # 75742, which is the...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for 2014 Honda CR-V
  • For trailer wiring for your 2014 Honda CR-V we have the part # 118561 which is a custom fit harness specifically for your vehicle. Honda designed a port in your vehicle that has all of the turn signal functions present on one connector that this harness plugs directly into to provide you with a 4-way. The box does all the needed signal light converting. Without getting overly technical it basically senses when the various turn signals are applied and then puts the correct voltage on...
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  • Can a Class III 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Be Installed on a 2014 Honda CR-V EX-L
  • You are correct, the tongue weight and towing weight capacities of the 2014 Honda CR-V are lower than a Class III trailer hitch such as # C13119. In this situation you always go with the lower rated component, in this case the vehicle. Despite the difference in capacities I still recommend a Class III trailer hitch because it has a 2 inch receiver. A 2 inch receiver will have more accessory options than a Class II trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver would. It is also a sturdier...
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