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Curt Wiring for the 2008 Rio by Kia

Curt Wiring

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Code:   C56175

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Curt Circuit Protected Converter w/ SMT - 2008 Rio by Kia

Curt Kia Rio wiring harness

Features:

  • Provides a 4-pole flat trailer connector for the Kia Rio
  • Quick and easy
  • Solid one piece construction
  • 16 Gauge bonded wire with 4-flat plug
  • Factory appearance
  • Simple do-it-yourself instructions on every package
  • Can be used with 5-pole, 6-pole, or 7-pole adapters
  • Not recommended for Kia Rios with LED lights
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Installation: Connection points are located behind the driver side tail lights.


Tech Tip: It is always a good idea to apply a small amount of grease to all electrical connections to help prevent corrosion.


Warning: Overloading circuit can cause fires. Do not exceed lower of towing manufacturer rating or:

  • Max. stop/turn light: (3 amps)
  • Max. tail lights: (7.5 amps)

Read Kia Rio owner's manual and instruction sheet for additional information.


Surface Mount Technology (SMT) is a method for constructing electrical circuits where components are mounted onto the surface of printed circuit boards.



56175 Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness






Customer Reviews

Curt Circuit Protected Converter w/ SMT - C56175

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.7 out of 5 stars   (86 Customer Reviews)




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Curtis08/25/2013

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Fairly easy to attach just had to double check the wiring on the car and had to sandpaper away some paint in order to get a good ground connection. 96861



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Charles J.08/05/2013

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Was very happy and satisfied with my purchase and delivery of my product. Insulation went very well. 93282



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ray S.08/16/2013

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The product is WELL worth the small price paid & more! Ease of installation was great! My 19 month old daughter had to help Dad & it took us about 30 minutes. My daughter had to view every step along the way!! Basic tools, Phillips screwdriver, pliers, light/line tester & drill with bits were all that was needed. I installed it to replace the factory installed trailer harness on a 1998 Dodge Durango. SUPER easy to get to the tail light wires ( only 2 screws per light). I unplugged the light housing to make it easier to clamp into the correct wire and to find the correct wire to clamp onto. **NOTE: The wire color on the vehicle harness does not match the color code on the C56175. Thus the reason for the light/line tester!! ALSO where I mounted the converter box was in the plastic louvers inside & behind the light housings. It fit snug but was in a safe & dry place. I could not take pictures but I assure you the EASE of installation was quick, simple & great the 1st time! Absolutely no problems even for the novice! Thank-You etrailer for such a great product at such a great price!! I would highly recommend this product..95441



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ariel B.07/22/2013

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OK this product is great, installs quickly with the supplied tap connectors and works as expected. i installed on a 05 Hyundai Elantra. Do yourself a favor and save yourself hours of troubleshooting. take some sandpaper and scratch off the paint on the metal surface of the car. I did it inside the light access panel. Use the supplied self tapping screw to make a Solid ground or your trailer lights will not work! i took a shortcut and secured to a screw in the panel, with paint under it. While this was sufficient ground for my test light, it was not for the trailer lights. <- this really threw me off and i wasted a lot of time troubleshooting. i even thought my trailer lights were bad and got a replacement set! but no good until i grounded properly. PS tech support was AWESOME! i had to call twice, once for the hitch install, another for trailer light issue. they answered my questions quickly and even helped me troubleshooting my trailer light issue!. When it comes time to get a hitch for my wife's van, i am definitely re-ordering from e-trailer.com. 90890



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Greg03/11/2013

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I installed this on my 2005 Suzuki Forenza and it went very smoothly especially since it has to be spliced in, instead of just plugged in. The unit is very well labeled and secures out of site. I was able to install this in approximately 40 minutes and probably could repeat it on the same application in about 20. 69994



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Linda04/14/2014

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Good product except for the (blue) instant clips. We ended up soldering the wiring because the clips weren't making a good connection. It was worth the time to make it right and lasting. It took a while to find the color codes for wiring my Scion XA on line, but it's working just fine!124886



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: paula kaye04/03/2014

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Fair price, items as described, delivery was reasonably quick. We always prefer USPS delivery, but that wasn't offered. Not a deal breaker this time, but please expand your delivery options. Your competition has.123566



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob B.04/01/2014

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This is the only 3 to 2 converter I have found that consistently works in my application. I tow a Silverado with two stop-turn bulbs on each side. I tow with with multiple vehicles, including semi-tractors. Other adapters either will not work, or the lights will be too dim to be safe.123268



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ray B03/18/2014

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Yes I received the trailer package and installed it yesterday. As information, this unit does not have sufficient length of wire on the vehicle side.......I have a Jeep 2008 Liberty and the connections are made behind the cargo area panels. I had to splice about two feet of wire to make the connections........note there is not enough room behind the tail light assembly to mount the module so I had to mount it inside the cargo area. But the unit worked fine after installation.121172



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Seth V03/16/2014

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This product was a little confusing at first. I couldn't figure out what wires went where. I went on to the chevy cruze forum and there was an excellent write up of how to install this exact same kit step by step. After that it was a breeze and only took about a half hour. All my trailer lights worked exactly the way they were suppose to. I would recommend this product. 120859



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: ed cook02/27/2014

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The trailer wiring adapter worked fine on my 2003 Saturn LW300. The unit construction was excellent. I did have to spend a while finding the proper wires in areas that were practical to splice in and had to do a lot of "pinning" with a voltmeter to determine which wire carries the correct signal. This may be difficult for someone with little experience in wiring. Most connections were made in the spare tire compartment with one behind the right tail light, all within the vehicle. Overall I am very satisfied with the product.117895



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: B.W.Rikstad02/19/2014

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A++ I couldn't get a part number for my converter from the Toyota dealership, so when I found E-Trailers had everything I needed it didn't take long to place an order. Placing an order with etrailer is quick and easy and order confirmation was immediate with a personal response from a real person. My product arrived on-time and in perfect condition. Thanks Austin and Cathy Signed Your new customer116978



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rodriguez, Hector02/14/2014

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I bought this Converter C56175 for my Chrysler Sebring, and it was very fast delivered ( three days after ordered by usps), and very easy to install (about 20 mins) . I am really happy with the service.116565



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry R.02/02/2014

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Works great, however according to the instructions a 3/32" drill bit should be used to drill pilot hole for mounting. This size hole is too big for the #8 self tapping screw provided.My suggestion would be to designate a smaller drill bit in the instructions or provide a #10 self tapping screw. 115432



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron01/28/2014

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This product works as promised granted it can be a bit tricky to wire up due to space clearance with the individual car. While the Etrailer video was quite superb with installation guidance, I would suggest that you personally check the wiring diagram on your specific car. My wire colors varied from the instructional video but that is due to the manufacturer of the vehicle not etrailer or curtis. Aside from that it's plug and play you can't go wrong.115044



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve D.11/23/2013

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It took a good bit of searching on the internet to get wiring diagrams for my 2006 Scion xA, However, once I found the info the installation was very quick and easy. Once the connections were made, everything has worked great since then.108293



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: mark miller11/13/2013

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i am in charge of all the inventory at a major dealership and we buy alot of parts from local businesses but when they were pricing this same wiring to me at twice the price i found here I was Sold on this website and will order again and again Thanx Etrailer107236



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott D11/11/2013

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The product works fine. I Youtube video for installing a harness on a Suzuki XL-7 IS NOT this product. If you're not a very handy person you may have problems getting this installed. I figured it out but I'm pretty handy. The video show them just plugging it into a 6 pin connector inside the left rear qarter panel. But the harness itself has no matching connector. You have it splice each wire to a wire on the car.106978


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The video we have for wiring is for Tow Ready part 118372. We have installed it on both a 2002 and 2004 XL-7.

Patrick B - 11/11/2013

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Harry L08/30/2013

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Did not install this on my vehicle. Don't order this one. Order one that custom fit your vehicle and plugs right into the lights themselves - alot easier than splicing and whatever else you need to do. 97668


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hey was reading your review on etrailer.com and was wondering where u purchased your wiring kit that snapped into your lights themselves.

comment by: art - 2/26/2014


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Harry L came back and bout a plug-in unit for his Jeep Liberty from us. If you like, reply to me email and include the year, make and model of the vehicle you are looking for a wiring kit for and I can let you know what, if any, plug-in options are available.

Patrick B - 2/27/2014



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Remember a plug-in unit is not available for every vehicle. Sometimes it is necessary to hard-wire in a box. Not all boxes are the same, as they are built to be compatible with different electrical systems. This is why we have this type of wiring kit in our fit guide.

Patrick B - 8/30/2013

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David B07/22/2013

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WOW the shipping was fast. Ordered on Wednesday and got it on Thursday. I am very pleased with the quality of the hitch and mounting hardware, it went on with no problems in about 45 minutes. The wiring kit was also easy to understand and install. Thank you for a great buying experience and great product, You guys are definitely first on my list for future purchases. 90858



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David W07/06/2013

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The Circuit Protected Converter # SMT C56175 trailer lighting harness for my 1998 VW Beetle arrived within a few days and was easy to install with the include instructions! All trailer lights worked perfect the first time they were checked after the install! Great job to ALL of you at etrailer.com87907



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert W05/13/2013

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Recieved the wiring harness and trailer hitch quickly (within 4 days of shipping). Both were exactly what I expected. I especially like the free shipping (because I got the hitch as well). I will be using etrailer again for any future needs. Good job etrailer!80003



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joel03/29/2013

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I'm so happy with my purchase with etrailer, for me the most important thing is the product they sales to me is made in USA, it been a long since I use these beautiful words, I recommends 100%, good communication and very fast shipping. 73180



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Liam02/28/2013

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Good price, product was perfect, and the shipping was quick. Problem solved. T-taps are sort of miserable, but that's on the installer, not the product - cutting, soldering, and heat shrinking is definitely the way to go. If you have a problem with your 'Yota truck lighting acting wonky, chances are very high this unit is your issue! Mount it up high, on the bottom of the bed to keep it dry and give it decent life. The harness cover is a nice touch that does not come with all of these - pack it with dielectric grease, and you'll get many years out of this. Good job, etrailer!67991


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We have seen some wonky trailer light issues with Toyotas when adding aftermarket harnesses like this. Typically the issue is the ground. The Toyota frames do not ground as easily as other makes. Sometimes we have to move the ground or extend it to a factory ground point in order for the system to function correctly.

Patrick B - 3/4/2013

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark01/22/2013

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Works great. I filled each connector with dielectric grease sold by eTrailer. (I'm a big believer in dielectric grease even for interior and indoor use. It inhibits oxidation of contact points which occurs without exposure to harsh elements.). The grease made it difficult to grasp 2 wires and operate the clamp-down connector. The green wire (to the RH turn signal) was a barely long enough. I have a rattle when I go over a speed hump. It's the loose green wire. I should have secured it better, but the length limited my options. I was going to use a 4-wire connector mounting bracket, but for my little 2013 Accent, that seemed like overkill. I zip-tied the connector to the hitch's cross bar. It's accessible enough for me, not not dangling.63840



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob D.12/09/2013

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I have not installed this yet due to bad weather but from the looks of the product I doubt there will be any problem. Everything needed is in the package, the directions are very clear. The service from etrailer was great. I plan to order an adapter from them later to tow a camper. In my opinion a top company to deal with and I would recommend.109650



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert Durtschi06/15/2013

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A "shade tree mechanic" perspective: Contrary to the included "tools needed" my 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan bolts were 18 MM not 17 MM. I bought a 6 point 18 MM impact socket from Lowes for about $5. You can remove the bolts with a 3/8" socket wrench and about a 12" 3/4 iron pipe as a cheater. There are two installation videos available on Youtube. 2001 and 2004. One shows removing the spare tire. You don't need to do that. Access to the driver's side mount is very tight. I could barely touch the rubber flap blocking the channel. Don't try to pull on the fish wire to force the bolt assembly past the rubber flap. I almost lost one of the bolts. I ended up using a piece of 1/4" rod bent in a U to push the rubber flap out of the way enough to get the bolt past. I was able to mount the hitch without help by balancing it on three 2 foot long pieces of firewood (rough guesstimate). I lifted one side and fastened it losely to the bolt closest to the end of the hitch, then fastened the bolt on the other side a bit more tightly. then lifted the middle of the hitch and lined up the other bolts. 84824



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tex in Dallas07/16/2012

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Installed on a 2012 Hyundai Accent SE 5DR/HB - with relative ease for a first-timer. Tips for my make and model would have been nice but none really existed that I could find. Details were generic.... so.... here goes, from memory (so I hope it's close enough for non-government work LOL)... 1) Open the HB and remove the center plastic inner body panel that is about 18" long and has the latch protruding through it. This requires removing 2 screws and popping it loose. 2) Remove everything from the trunk so that you'll have easy access to the grommet on the rear body wall - which is below and towards the driver's side of the rear latch. 3) Pop loose the driver and passenger side rear corner panels and use a 6"-8" tool or something to prop them open so that you can easily access the wire. There is no need to completely remove them as that would require going around to each door. You will likely want to push the rear seats forward so that the panels more freely swing open. The plastic body wall piece that fit over the rear seat latches might pop loose - don't panic, you can re-seat them later when you're all done. 4) With parking lights on, I simply unplugged the obvious wire set going into the rear light section on each side. I went through and tested, with a power tester light, to identify all of the wires that I would need to match to the Curt harness. NOTE: the colors of the Curt harness will NOT match the colors of the Hyundai wire harness, so test the power connector and write the color of that wire on your Curt instruction sheet next to the Curt wire that it must match. 5) Place the Hyundai wire on the completely open side of the Curt connectors. The Curt wire will go in the other side, which is blocked on one end. Use a set of pliers to squeeze the metal connector down ALL the way and it will cut through the outer wire wrapping and connect to the wire. Do this for all four connecting wires. 6) If you have a lack of power at the Curt wiring harness plug that will connect with your trailer lights or Bully LED Step Hitch, then go back and make sure that the metal has been locked ALL the way down to make a solid connection. You will know which connector to check by which plug terminal is not hot. Simply follow that color back to the "splice" junction. 7) If the power is good to the plug at the end of the harness, then snap the covers shut on all the Curt connectors at the "splice" junctions. Locate a nice flat place on the rear driver's side body wall and use the double-sided adhesive tape provided to lock in the "black box" (converter box). 8) Find the grommet that is below the latch and towards the driver's side of the car. The wires going through it are those that power the lights above the license plate. GENTLY remove the grommet. It easily comes out BUT the wiring goes through a small, tight rubber sleeve that is part of the grommet. That's the reason that you cannot push the connector through the grommet itself and why there is no need cut the grommet. Simply push the connector and some wire through the pre-existing hole in the body, and then replace the grommet. I chose to rotate the Curt wires to the top of the grommet to further decrease any likelihood of random water entering the trunk. 9) Place the connector cover on the connector. I left my connector with just enough play in the wires that it would dangle just below the body, so that I could grasp it to connect my Bully LED Hitch Step, and when using my Curt Basket Carrier, it actually tucks up on that same body panel and stays in place without falling down. 10) Use some small wire ties to tie off any excess wire and some electrical tape to lock the green wire in place so that it's not dangling loose to get caught in the center panel when you replace it. 11) Replace everything in order, and carefully... no need to break any plastic tabs such as on the door latch pieces. Take note of how they slide and then pop into place. If you have struggled to get them to snap in place, then carefully examine the tabs and flex them back into correct place if need be, or you'll break them off in the process of never getting the piece(s) to lock in place. The key is easing everything into place. The rear body panels have a couple of screws to replace and then you can ease the rear center piece in place... and then hand slap it to make sure it snaps in and holds. At that point, even though I'd checked everything prior to closing it up, I re-checked my Curt connector plug to verify the three hots were indeed hot. The last thing you want to do is load up the trunk and hook up a trailer with lights, etc. and then discover there's no power to your Curt connector plug. Things sometimes move or shake loose enough that there's not a solid connection. This would most likely be one of those light blue connectors with the metal wire pincher that I mentioned earlier. It MUST be squeezed completely flat to the surface of that plastic sleeve to make sure that it's gone all the way down far enough to pop open the wire insulation and make a good connection to the wire. Even an 1/8" or 1/16" left up can be the root of all evil and cursing. I know because it happened to me... so don't let it happen to you, because "I Told You So!" LOL No pics. Failed to take any. It was hot and I was focused on getting things done and the trunk reloaded.48171



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Derek R.04/15/2014

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Easy install took longer to figure out which wires did what on the vehicle 125219



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert B.04/14/2014

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Item arrived on-time and as described. Performed the installation slowly with my son helping and it took approx. 2 hours. The sites video was very helpful.124908



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Erwin J. K.04/11/2014

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Great Product. Exactly what I was looking for. Right price, great delivery, and top notch assistance over the phone. Highly recommend. 124675



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: cantrell dennis04/04/2014

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exaculy what i orderd 123694



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: jon l03/21/2014

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excellent 121634



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Charlie S03/20/2014

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Simple installation, Great instructions, Completed in 30 min121456



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike B03/19/2014

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Product was just as described. Easily installed in a few minutes and worked perfectly. 121335



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave03/17/2014

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it was easy and because of YouTube. Tha nks121056



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John03/11/2014

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Thanks guys for hooking me up so fast . I have to be ready for the DMV inspection and everyday matters. Thanks for the timely delivery. 120285



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: robert h.03/04/2014

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relatively easy to install. worked as described. satisfied with the product so far.118383



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris02/25/2014

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Product was ordered on sunday and shipped the same day. It arrived on time without incident. 117536



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Terry02/04/2014

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Worked as listed and fast shipping. Great company (etrailer) to deal with. Installed this on a 2001 Jeep Cherokee.115713



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dale K02/01/2014

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very good product easy install, I was impressed with the load rating. 115399



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian12/23/2013

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Easy to install, works good 111028



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe s.12/19/2013

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ez to install very happy sofar thx 110547



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Herb S.12/16/2013

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Worked just great... 110169



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ken12/06/2013

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These items are just as they are said to be. Installation was fast and easy. I would highly recommend Trailer and these products. I will buy from them as the need arises. 109323



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Julia Brown11/25/2013

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Top notch service. Instant emails for purchase and shipping email. Great follow up. Items were perfect and at a good price.108420



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rich A.11/25/2013

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Product worked as described, with all parts included.108394



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Wiring Adapter11/21/2013

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Fast shipping and so far so good in Quality. Will do more business in future108000



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill B11/14/2013

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Best product that I seen for the money 107419



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: john k10/29/2013

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This is my second order great company great products!105625



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John E.10/25/2013

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The wire harness I ordered was great and a great price. Thank you also for the fast shipping. John105202



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John M.10/22/2013

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Product was a snap to install and works like charm.104668



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry.S09/26/2013

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Bought this and and a hitch very pleased thanks Larry.S101693



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: jim from n.y.09/23/2013

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prompt delivery. easy installation,good quality.101188



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: CHRIS M.09/13/2013

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Excellent product, easy to install. Most of all excellent and fast service from etrailers all the way to Hawaii... Thnx alot99789



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John S09/03/2013

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Great product very easy to install it took me 45 minutes. Shipped to my house in 4 days.97907



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe S.08/27/2013

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Hitch and wiring harness best quality and ease of installation.97278



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Roberts08/21/2013

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Everything we received was in excellent condition! And it shipped to us within 2 days!!! All I can say is amazing!!!96177



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scot08/15/2013

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exactly what I ordered and came with readable instructions also.95215



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Donna S.08/14/2013

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Good service 95066



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Harry L08/08/2013

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I have not had time to install but looks great at great price. Item as described and packaged very well.94043



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: tom08/03/2013

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All as described. Worked easy to install 93028



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Donald F.07/29/2013

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Had no problem installing 92190



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matt07/26/2013

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Good quality wiring kit. No problems with installation, good instructions.91632



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave07/23/2013

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Worked like. a charm. 91001



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris P.07/22/2013

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Easy to install and locate wires. 90959



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: dennis r07/19/2013

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Good product- greatservice!!!!!!!!! Tha nks90537



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chad C07/14/2013

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Great product, only problem I had was the double sided tape wasn't there. Had to go find some. 89524



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: M&M Auto Parts Inc07/12/2013

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very good thank you. 89169



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tony07/08/2013

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I ordered the wire harness and installed it with no problems. Works like a champ and now I can pull the kayak and trailer with my Honda Civic. 88322



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tim W.07/08/2013

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Good directions -- easy to install. Th anks88165



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: joe n07/04/2013

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works great easy to install, e trailer great place to buy thanks joe n87540



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Pat M07/01/2013

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Easy installation and diagram was helpful. No electrical engineering background needed to hook this up.86926



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rob L06/25/2013

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Everything came quick and instructions were very easy to follow definitely recommend 86052



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dean H.06/25/2013

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Quick service from etrailer. Product arrived as expected and fits my VW Jetta just fine.85931



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andres J.05/10/2013

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Great product.. Perfect fit.. Fast shipping!! 79741



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Franklin05/08/2013

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I got my Curt Trailer wiring harness faster than expected delivery date and it installed super easy. Really happy with etrailer and Curt.79373



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kathy04/08/2013

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Went right on and worked first time! 75021


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All are doing finethank you very much for the follow-up!

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andriy03/30/2013

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Easy to install. Works Great. Shipping was super fast.73460



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Anthony03/25/2013

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Easy install. Works as described. Quick fix for anyone dealing with a car with separate brake light and turn signal wire. Quick shipping. Great customer service72202



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Arkady03/11/2013

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Works great. Good instructions. 70063



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Corey03/03/2013

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Perfect item works great on 2000 Chrysler town and country. Just wish that the guide how of gave me the a color code for the van but a Google search fixes that. Took me about 30 mins to install. 68489



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rich08/16/2013

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fantastic logistics . received all my parts right before vacation. thanks etrailer people. 95328



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Good product. Would of been easier if the instructions were given for the specific car. Gary turn signals, green stop, pink tail lights, etc. 88452



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fast shipping, works great,great website !!81401



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I haven't installed it yet but being a diesel Mechanic I might modify it as far as how I wire it up but haven't looked into it much yet I do like how it has surge and short protection built in!71518



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  • Instructions for the Curt Wiring Harness # C56175
  • I attached installation instructions for the Curt Circuit Protected Converter # C56175 that you referenced. I will send them to you in a separate email as well.
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  • Installing Trailer Wiring Harness on 1999 Chevy Astro
  • The 1999 Chevy Astro uses a 2 wire system that combines the brake light and turn signals onto one circuit for each side of the vehicle. A standard 4 pole like part # 18002 can be used instead of the # C56175 converter you mentioned. The converter is designed for use on vehicles that have a 3 wire system with the left turn, right turn and brake lights all being separate circuits. The easy way to tell which system a vehicle uses is to look at its tail light assemblies. If the lenses for the turn s
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  • Trailer Brake Lights Do Not Work on a Trailer Towed by a 2001 Chevy Astro
  • First, the correct wiring harness for a 2001 Chevy Astro is # 18252. This harness splices directly into the tail light wiring of the van. The brake lights and turn signals are on the same circuit. Check to see if the brake lights on the van are working. If they are then the most likely issue is a bad ground connection or a dirty/corroded trailer connector. Ground issues normally show up when there is more load on a system such as the constant 12 volt draw of the brake lights. You will want t
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  • Wiring harness kit for 2013 Kia Rio EX Sedan ECO
  • Yes, the Curt Custom Fit Wiring Harness, # C56175, is the correct wiring harness for your 2013 Kia Rio EX Sedan ECO. This wiring harness will splice into the vehicle wiring behind the tail light assemblies. I have attached a link to the installation instructions for you to check out.
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  • Does Curt Circuit Protected Converter C56175 Have a Power Wire
  • The # C56175 does not feature a powered converter box, so no power wire is present on the harness. If you have a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, however, I would actually recommend using the # 118508 harness instead. The # 118508 does have a power wire, but this is actually a feature that protects your vehicle's wiring system and puts less strain on it, since power is pulled directly from the battery instead of your tail light circuits. In addition to protecting the vehicle's wiring better, it woul
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  • What are the Wire Functions for Trailer Wiring Harness C56175 for a 2001 Ford Escape
  • You will need to use a circuit tester like # 3808 if needed to test the tail light wires to determine the functions. You cannot go by color alone because vehicle manufacturers can change wire color so there is no standard. Once you have determined the functions of the wires on the vehicle you will attach the yellow wire to the left turn signal wire, green to right turn signal wire, red to brake light wire, and brown to running lights. The white wire needs to be grounded to a bare metal surfac
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  • Grounding T-Connector for 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • The Curt # 55260 T-One wiring kit does not require a separate ground connection, because the ground connection is made in the plug that connects inline with the vehicle wiring harness feeding the passenger side tail light assembly. You can see this by looking at the photo I have edited for you. In other words, you are not missing anything. You can see the installation instructions by clicking the provided link.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness With a Powered Converter for a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon
  • We do have a wiring harness with a powered converter for your 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon. I recommend using the Tow Ready Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite, # 119179KIT. Since you are having power issues with your current wiring harness, I recommend removing that wiring harness completely and install the Tow Ready harness per the installation instructions. I have attached the instructions for you to check out. This harness includes a circuit tester, so I recommend using that circuit teste
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  • Adding a 5-Way Trailer Connector to a 1999 Toyota 4Runner
  • I am not sure why the 4-Way on your 1999 Toyota 4Runner does not have the brake light circuit already. Normally on a 4-Way flat trailer connector, the brake light signal is combined with the turn signals for each side. If your wiring harness does not have this set up then you do not want to splice in a wire from the brake light circuit because that would cause both trailer lights to blink with either turn signal on. I have the perfect solution for you. You can install a 5-Way flat converter,
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  • How to Determine Wire Functions to Install Curt 4-Way Wiring Kit C56175 on a 2010 Hyundai Sonata
  • We actually offer plug-in wiring like part # C56049 for the 2010 Hyundai Sonata that will prevent you from having to do any testing or splicing. It plugs in between the tail lights and the factory tail light wiring. View the installation instructions at the link provided. If you would rather install the # C56175 hardwire kit, you will need to use a circuit tester on the wires behind your tail lights to find out which function each wire carries. We offer part # 3808, if needed. Have a help
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  • Trailer Wiring Options for a 2006 Jeep Liberty without Factory Tow Package
  • There are a few different trailer wiring harnesses available for the 2006 Jeep Liberty without the factory tow package. I have included a link to them for you. I recommend either # 118524 or # C55382 because they plug in line with the tail light wiring on the vehicle. These are the harnesses that fit because the vehicle does not have the factory tow package. Models with the factory tow package are pre-wired with a trailer connector already and the wiring for it is under the vehicle.
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  • Curt Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am
  • The Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # C56175 that you referenced is the correct wiring kit for your 1999 Pontiac Grand Am. In order to install this you will basically just need a circuit tester like our part # 3808 to determine which wire is what on the tail light harness of your vehicle. Basically you will just wire it up like the box recommends. For the green wire of the converter box you would run a wire to the right turn circuit, the red wire to the stop light circuit, the yellow to the
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 1999 Toyota 4Runner
  • If I were you I would go with the Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # C55341. This isnt one of the wiring harnesses you referenced but I believe it would be your best choice because of how easy it would be to install and because it would be exactly what you need to provide you with a functioning 4-way at the rear of your 1999 Toyota 4Runner. The Curt Circuit Protected Converter # C56175 that you referenced is also a viable option but it would require you to cut and splice into the trailer wiring
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  • Will the Curt Wiring Harness # C56175 Work on a 1999 Saturn SL2 with LED Tail Lights
  • If your 1999 Saturn SL2 came with factory LED tail lights, then we do have a wiring harness that will work, however, the Curt Wiring Harness, # C56175, is not the correct wiring harness for you. Instead, you will need a wiring harness with a powered converter box like the Curt Powered Wiring Harness, # 56146KIT. Vehicles that come with LED tail lights do not have enough power on the tail light circuits to power lights on a trailer. A wiring harness with a powered converter box is required be
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  • Powered Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 1985 Peugeot 505 Sedan
  • The correct powered wiring harness for your 1985 Peugeot 505 sedan is the Curt Powered Wiring Harness, # 56146KIT. This is basically the same wiring harness as the # C56175 that you referenced except it has the additional power lead for the vehicle battery. The # 56146KIT is the harness that I would recommend for your vehicle. Using a powered converter box will keep the additional power draw off of your vehicles tail light circuits and will provide more power for trailer lights. This kit als
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  • Identifying Wiring on 2010 Nissan Cube for Installation of Curt Tail Light Converter # C56175
  • Often vehicle wiring colors are consistent to allow color-for-color connection of items such as the Curt Tail Light Converter, part # C56175. However this is not always the case. The best way to conclusively identify the lighting function carried on each wire is to use a circuit tester such as the Quickee # 3808. I have provided a link to a video showing how to use the circuit tester to determine what lighting function is carried on each wire of the vehicle harness. This process is made easie
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  • All Trailer Lights Work Except Turn Signals w/Curt Wiring Harness Installed on 1991 Suzuki Sidekick
  • When just the turn signals are not working on the trailer, it is a bit of a strange situation because the brake lights and turn signals are on the same circuit. So if the turn signals or brake lights are working then the other function should be as well. But there are situations when this can occur, for example on a vehicle that has combined brake and turn signals but also has a dedicated brake light wire. If your Sidekick has combined brake and turn signals then you would attach the yellow w
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  • If there is a Short Circuit Will Curt Converter Box Blow or Just the Affected Circuit
  • Normally when there is a short circuit it will blow the converter box no matter what the brand is. But sometimes it will only affect the one function that shorted like what you have experienced. It could go either way but regardless of what does happen you would need to replace the converter to fix the issue. We do have the plug in style T-connector # 118418 that you can use instead of a hardwire harness if you hare interested. I have linked instructions and a video for you to view. You wi
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  • Trailer Lights Stop Working with Running Lights and Brakes at Same Time on 2000 Honda Civic EX
  • What you are describing sounds like a ground problem. Ground problems show up when there is more load on an electrical system. In this case, the constant power draw from the running lights combined with any other function presents the most power draw. What you will want to do is make sure that the wiring harness is grounded to a paint-free bare metal surface on the vehicle. You might also try a different ground location. On the trailer side, make sure the connector is clean and free of cor
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  • Installing Trailer Wiring Harness on 2006 Scion xB
  • The Curt # C56175 trailer wiring harness you mentioned is not a vehicle specific item, it can be used with many different vehicles and therefore there are no vehicle specific instructions available. To install the wiring harness, having a circuit tester like part # 40376 would be very helpful. Locate the wiring harness feeding both of the taillight assemblies. You might need to do some disassembly in the cargo area of the vehicle or remove the taillight assemblies as if you were replacing a
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