Today on this 2004 Saturn Vue we are going to install part number 18002 from Tow Ready. On this vehicle we are going to attach it to the factory tow package. We will get in the back of the vehicle. The tow package is located inside the vehicle on the driver side behind and below the jack storage compartment. Then we will remove the jack itself. Follow this wiring harness down a little ways. You can see the tow package wires themselves. There will just be bare ends of wires right here. 00:33
When you pull out the tow package wiring you are only going to get these five loops right here. The black color is going to be your ground, the green is going to be the right turn signal, the brown is going to be your running lights, yellow is going to be left turn, and the light blue wire is going to be reverse lights. We are installing a 4-pole flat so we do not need reverse lights so we will just take that and put it out of our way. If you want to verify the functions of the wires which is always a good idea. 00:58
We are going to take a light tester and verify the running light circuit first. That is the brown wire so you have got that turned on. So we know that is our running light circuit. On the 4-pole flat it is going to be nice that the wire code is almost identical. Brown is going to be the running lights, yellow is going to be left turn, and green is going to be right turn. However for ground that is going to be white but we are going to run that down to the black wire. Or what might be better is attach it to the sheet metal on the inside of the vehicle for ground. We will make our connections first for our running light circuit. That will be brown to brown. We are going to be using the provided quick splices to make the connection. Just put them side by side and then just squeeze them together with some pliers. 01:47
Now we will double check ourselves with the left turn signal. That is yellow so the left turn on our 4-pole flat will be yellow also. Now test the green so we know that is the right turn so the right turn on the 4-pole is going to be green also. On our white wire we are going to just use a good old ring terminal that we got separately. We are just going to attach it to the sheet metal using the self tapping screw. We have got the hole started. Now lets snug it down. We will hook up our tester to this ground now since we grounded to the sheet metal right here and we have got our right turn still working so we will test that. We are good there so that tells us our ground is good and we have got right turn. Then we will try left turn. Then we will go back to our running light circuit and it looks like we are good there too. At this point we will just tuck our wires back out of the way, reinstall our jack, and when we are not using our 4-pole harness we can keep it in the jack storage compartment. When you are ready to use the 4-pole flat wiring you can just pull off the cover, pull out the harness, and just pull out what you need. You can also put your compartment door back too if you would like. It just snaps into place. Then just shut your door and stay away from the latch and pull out what you need. The door seal is plenty thick where it is not going to hurt anything to shut the door on it. Then you can pull this down to your trailer. With that, that will finish our install of part number 18002 from Tow Ready.
Today on our 2009 Saturn Vue will be installing Tow Ready T-One Connector, part number 118443. Now to begin our installation, we'll need to open the rear left gate, remove the threshold plate, the trunk floor panels and the spare tire tray from the vehicle. Now on the driver side of the vehicle, we need to remove the fasteners that hold the black Styrofoam tray where we can then carefully pry the black tray out from the underneath the side panel. We'll next locate the plastic side pocket inside the driver's side trim panel. We also need to remove the screw here, slowly pull up on the tray until it pops out of the panel. This will expose our wiring that are T-One Connector will tap.
Today on our 2003 Saturn Vue, well be installing the Tow Ready T1 Connector, part number 118418. Before we begin the installation, weve gone ahead and raised the vehicle and removed the rear wheels. Now, were going to open up the rear cargo door and remove the two fasteners securing the passengers side tail light assembly. Once we have the assembly loose, well go ahead and unlock the wiring connector that runs to the assembly and disconnect the wiring. Repeat the same process on the passengers side. Well now move to inner wheel wells.
Today on this 2003 Saturn Vue we will be installing the converter part number 119130. The harness we are going to be installing is a hard wire harness. We are going to need to access the wires behind the tail light assembly in order to hard wire it in. To gain access to those we actually need to take the tail lights themselves off. To do that we have two screws here on the inboard side that we need to remove. That should allow us to get our tail light off. :24
Today we are going to install part number 118418 from Tow Ready on our 2006 Saturn Vue. The general layout of this wire harness is that the connections are behind the tail lights, route the wires underneath the vehicle, and the wires will be stored outside the vehicle when we are done. To start off, we will take off the tail lights we will lift the hatch to get to those. All right, and here is our connection point right here. So let us pull this latch out and pull it apart. And repeat for the passengers side. All right, next we need to loosen this section of quarter-panel here to give us some room to run our connectors and put our black box for the T-harness hidden back up inside of here. What we are going to do is take out this nut here and this nut here, and that will give us enough wiggle room to pull the panel off just a little bit.