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Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring for the Kia Sorento, 2011

Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring

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Code:   118269

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T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - Kia Sorento, 2011

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your Kia Sorento with this custom harness. T-One connector plugs directly into OEM tow package harness - no cutting, splicing or tapping required. Powered ModuLite reduces strain on wiring system.

Features:

  • Provides a 4-way flat trailer connector at the back of your Kia Sorento to power your trailer's signal lights
    • Designed for use with a factory tow package
    • 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 beneath your vehicle, along the frame rail
    • Plug in connectors
  • Includes ModuLite to ensure that your Kia Sorento's wiring matches that of your trailer
    • Powered module connects directly to battery to avoid overloading vehicle's electrical system
  • Constructed of 16-gauge bonded wire
  • Comes with dust cap for 4-way flat connector


Specs:

  • Maximum amperage:
    • Stop/turn lights: 4.2 amps per circuit
    • Tail lights: 7.5 amps per circuit
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Installation

This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your Kia Sorento's factory tow package wiring harness, which is located along the frame rail at the rear of your vehicle. The exact location of the port will vary depending on the make, model, and year of your vehicle. Once you've plugged in the connectors, insert the included fuse into the in-line fuse holder.


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


It is recommended that you use a small amount of grease on all electrical connections - the plugs on your automobile and the 4-pole connector itself - to help prevent corrosion.


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 Kia Sorento'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 Kia Sorento operate.


With a ModuLite, your trailer's lights will be powered without overloading your Kia Sorento'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.



118269 Tow Ready T-1 T-Connector - OE Replacement 4-Flat - Modu-Lite





Video of T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.

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Video Transcript for Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on this 2014 Kia Sorento were going to install part number 118269 from Tow Ready. One thing you may want to note on this particular vehicle, it is easier to install the wiring first before you install the hitch. To start off our install, we need to get underneath the vehicle on the drivers side. Theres a plastic panel in the corner that we have to remove. There will be plastic fasteners at the very bottom that we have to remove. We can remove the center with a screwdriver, and then pull out the rest of the plastic rivet.

Then there are two other fasteners that go up to the bodywork. They just simply unsnap. Then we can go ahead and take down our panel.Now we can find the tow package ports. Theres a small tab on top that we have to push down, and then we can go ahead and pull loose. Sometimes it might be helpful to take a small screwdriver and twist it along the edge to help remove the cap from the tow port.

Sometimes its a really tight fit, or dirt and debris will get in there.Once we have the caps removed well go ahead and take our key connector and plug into the matching ports. Then well go ahead and take our module and well go ahead and attach it to some sheet metal underneath the car. Well put it along the edge using a self-tapping screw that comes with the kit, well go ahead and use it to mount the nodule. Then well go ahead and zip tie our extra wires up and out of the way. Then well go ahead and continue running our four pole wire out to the center where the hitch will be.

Well go ahead and zip tie what we can out of the way for now and well leave it alone. At this point we can go ahead and reinstall the panel.With everything installed its a good idea to try the wire harness out before you try it on a trailer. Well go ahead and test it out with a light tester first. Well take our ground and connect it to the white wire, then test the brown wire for the running light circuit, then the yellow wire for left turn and green for our right turn, and then our brake signal should be a constant feed on our yellow and green wires.With that, that will finish it for our install of part number 118269 from Tow Ready on this 2014 Kia Sorento. .


Customer Reviews

T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - 118269

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.9 out of 5 stars   (22 Customer Reviews)




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff H.03/29/2014

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Hitch and wiring were a perfect fit! Looks great! Thank you for the fast ship too! 122763



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Vic M10/03/2013

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Plug and play. 2013 Hyundai Santa fe sport. Checked for the two connections on the driver side frame rail, they were there so I ordered the T-One for the factory tow package. Plugged right in and ready to go in 20 minutes. Photo of factory wiring attached. 102447



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John M03/20/2014

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The delivery was prompt, the packaging was good, the directions were clear and easy to follow and the installation went fast and as simple as promised. It looks good on the vehicle and worked wonderful too. Not a complaint, but it is lower to the ground than others I have used so a step up receiver is needed.121448



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron Melton11/26/2013

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Exact fit on my 2011 KIA Sorrento Sx. Like the video said, the hardest step was removing the dust plugs on the underside of the car. After removing the dust plugs, it took me about 10-15 minutes to complete the installation. The on line video was very accurate. 108610



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe C11/22/2013

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I just competed the installation of my wiring harness. It fit correctly snapping in to the factory connection. This product appears to be as good as OEM at 1/3 the cost. It arrive on time as estimated, I paid for the cheapest shipping and it arrived in 4 working days. It was good to find a product to fit my new 2014 car on the aftermarket,.. Now off to pic up my new travel trailer. 108171



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Floyd S.09/20/2013

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Very easy to install, however a suggestion for the installer is to install this item before installing the hitch...especially if the plugs are on the side of the rear end of the car (mine was on the driver's side rear). Great product, highly recommend it to other do-it-yourselfers and even those first timers!100787



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Danny H.09/16/2013

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Product worked great on my 2014 Sorrento SX. Just a little difficulty (lack of space) in placing the Modulite black box within the rear driver side tail light. I used the double sided sticking foam. Also, this vehicle has no large plastic cover to remove for access to the connection points. 100061



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jason09/03/2013

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Perfect Fit for my 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS with factory prep towing package. Well built product with all the necessary needed installation acessories included. Just plain simple! Nuthing more to say as it is that easy! Jason97960



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Preet08/23/2013

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The product was received exactly as described. Etrailer.com is extremely fast in how fast they get their parts to shipping. The harness plugged in and worked perfectly. The wires are long so there is plenty to work with depending on how you run it. My Santa Fe Limited had the tow-prep package so I had to use the enclosed zip ties for the extra wire Suggestions, maybe adding a second screw to attach the black box to the vehicle as added security.96517



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brent W.08/17/2013

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Tamara caught the fact that some of what I ordered was not correct for the hitch I ordered. She called within the hour and made the correction for me. I received product in record time for standard shipping! Everything was as promised. Only variation in instructions is that the wiring harness plugs for the 2014 Kia Sorento in on the driver's side instead of the passenger's side. Have purchased before and definably will again.95591



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike H06/19/2013

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My trailer wiring harness arrived on time and the assembly instructions were straight forward. It was a little longer than needed but the wire ties supplied made it easy to tie up the excess. All around an excellent supplier.85226



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Davidc04/17/2014

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Easy to install. Took 10 minutes tops! No wiring fuss. 125889



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: fatcat04/16/2014

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easy install, exact fit 125346



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe S.03/06/2014

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Installation was a breeze took all of 3 minutes to install. Have just installed and all checks out.119649



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Merv G02/28/2014

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Easy to install. Online video of the installation process is very helpful.117965



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan M.11/20/2013

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Great product! Very easy to install! It took me longer to clean up the incorrect wiring job from the hitch place than it did to install the new wiring harness. Would highly recommend! 107928



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tommy w10/24/2013

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Very easy to install and very quick 105048



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe Woodhouse10/06/2013

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Easy install, good details. 102707



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gary H08/27/2013

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Took 10 minutes to install on my 2014 Kia Sorrento. Instructions are perfect. Thanks.97281



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mauro F.08/12/2013

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I bought the T-one wiring harness 118269 for my 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Great customer service, they had my order delivered in 2-3 days. Easy instillation...... Thanks etrailer! 94746



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: scott b08/12/2013

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worked great. easy to hook up took 10 m inutes.94660



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris J.06/14/2013

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easy to install high quality product. 84633



Ask the Experts about this Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring
Expert Answers about T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - 118269                                            Do you have a question about this Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring?


  • How To Determine if a 2011 Kia Sorento has the Factory Towing Prep Package
  • Before purchasing you are going to want to determine if the vehicle has the factory tow package or not. The definitive way to determine this is to contact a Kia dealer and have them run the VIN and they will be able to tell you how the vehicle is equipped. Then you can order the correct harness. With factory tow package use # 118269 Without factory tow package use # 118506 I have included instruction links for the wiring harnesses for you.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • The fact that you have located the connectors under the vehicle on the drivers side frame rail indicates that your Santa Fe is equipped with the factory tow package. The Tow Ready # 118269 would indeed be the correct wiring harness. I have confirmed this with Tow Ready. Using a mounting bracket like part # 18144 or # 38095 which is a no-drill option is recommended. The installation is very simple and straightforward, as shown in the installation instructions I have linked you to.
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  • Recommended Hitch and Trailer Wiring Harness for 2013 Kia Sorento SX
  • According to my research, the 6 cylinder models of the Sorento like your SX can tow up to 3500 lbs. I would recommend the Curt Class III hitch, part # C13073. If your Sorento was equipped with the factory tow package, you would use the # 118269 you referenced. If your vehicle does not have the factory tow package, then the connectors you located under the vehicle are most likely not active, and you would need to use # 118506, which would plug inline with the factory wiring harness feeding the
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2014 Kia Sorento SX
  • The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, # C13152, that you mentioned is the correct hitch for your 2014 Kia Sorento SX. At this time, there are two wiring harnesses that have been confirmed to work with your Sorento SX. If your Sorento came with a factory tow package, then you can use the T-One Wiring Harness, # 118269. The factory connectors under the vehicle (see attached instructions for # 118269) should already be active if you have the tow package. The factory connectors may be on the driver o
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  • Where Does the Trailer Wiring Harness Converter Box Mount on a 2013 Kia Sorento
  • On your 2012 Kia Sorento and trailer wiring harness # 118269 you will use the included double-sided tape to secure the converter box to the bottom of the bumper support channel. You will want to make sure the area on the vehicle is clean first so it will stick better. The converter needs to be out of the elements as much as possible.
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  • Trailer Turn Signals Not Working After Installing Trailer Wiring Harness on 2008 Kia Sorento
  • The Tow Ready wiring harness # 118269 is designed to fit a 2008 Kia Sorento that came with the factory tow package. You can have the dealer run the VIN to determine if your Sorento was equipped with a factory tow package. If it was not then you would need to use a hard wire harness, # 119147KIT. If it does have the factory tow package then there is most likely a bad ground causing the problem or, if the vehicle uses relays for its tow package wiring, a bad relay. Relays can be obtained from a
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  • Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Harness for 2014 Kia Sorento
  • The part number for the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring for a 2014 Kia Sorento is # 118269. Please see the product page for current prices on part # 118269. I have included a video of the installation of Trailer Wiring Harness # 118269 for a 2014 Kia Sorento.
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Info for this part was:


Test Fit:
Joe V

Photos by:
Jackie C

Expert Research:
Michael L

Video by:
Andrew K

Written by:
Lindsey S

Expert Research:
Michael H

Video Edited:
Joshua S

Test Fit:
Nicholas E

Expert Research:
John H

Video Edited:
Andrew L

Video by:
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