Today we will be working on a 2005 Dodge Dakota. We are going to install Tow Ready T-one connector, part number 118323. First we are going to start out on the passenger side by removing these two torque spit screws. We are removing these so that we can remove the taillight lens to access the taillight wire connector. Set those screws aside so we can reinstall them later. You may need to gently pry the light, the lens, away from the bed assembly as these plastic rivets can be difficult to remove. As you can see, we can now access the right rear taillight wiring connectors. We are going to disconnect these taillight connectors from the housing. It may be necessary to take a small pocket screw driver just to gently pry loose on the clip so that we do not break it. I am going to do this for both connectors. 1:05
I am going to set my lens assembly aside. OK, now we are going to go ahead and take our new wiring harness. Feed it down through the taillight assembly. You will notice that we are sending down the 4-pole plug and the yellow and drown wire connector as we will route them to the center of the vehicle and to the left taillight. OK, we will be taking our new T-one connector and plugging in with the manufacturers harness. This will be the black connector. You want to make sure you line up these two arrows before making your connection. Firmly press them together, locking the tabs in place. Now we can go ahead and reinstall the right rear taillight lens. We are just going to reinstall our wire connectors in the same fashion that we took them apart. Install our lens back on the truck in just the reverse order of what we took it apart. 2:20
As you can see, we are under the vehicle now. We have our wires that we fed down behind the taillight. We are going to route them over towards the center of the vehicle. I am going to kind of get a position of where I am going to mount my 4-pole. And then I will come back and zip-tie that off. Go ahead and route the yellow and brown wire over to the passenger side. Then I am just going to set it up in here, behind the taillight lens. And our next step is to remove the driver side, or left, taillight lens to make our connections there. It may be necessary to gently pry the lens away from the body of the vehicle. Here is a tech tip. If you are having trouble disconnecting the connection, you can actually unplug the socket, set the lens out of your way and then use your screw driver to get in there and disconnect your taillight socket. Now I can go ahead and pull my new T-one harness up so we can plug in our new harness into the manufacturers connector, firmly pressing them together making sure they lock in place. 3:27
Now that we have made our connection, we can go ahead and reinstall the socket into the taillight. Feed our wiring into the cavity behind the taillight. We will go ahead and reinstall our mounting screws. OK, now we are going to go ahead and pull our wiring together. Just pull in any of the excess wiring that we do not need. We want to zip-tie it up. Make sure it is secure. I am just using a black zip-tie to secure the wiring here behind the hitch. Go ahead and cut off the extra from my zip-tie. Run my 4-pole plug here to my hitch. And that will complete the installation of Tow Ready T-one connector, part number 118323.
Today on this 2005 Dodge Dakota, were going to install part number 55323 from Curt. First thing we need to do is go ahead and open up the tail gate and get access to the tail lights so we can go ahead and remove them. Alright, with the tail light, well go ahead and disconnect the wiring harness from the light socket that has three wires going through. Now, well go ahead and leave that alone for now. Well take our 4-pole wiring harness and run it through the bottom of the tail light area, and also, well do the same thing with the T-connector half with the green wire. Well take the T-connector with the yellow wire and attach it back to the tail light and then the factory harness to the T wiring harness.
Today on this 1999 Dodge Dakota pickup we are going to install part number 118329 from Tow Ready. We will go ahead and show you where the connection points are. We are looking at the driver side frame rail. This connection point right here is where one half of our T-connector will fit in. So what we will do is push up on this tab right here and we can pull it apart. And on our driver side we will install the T-connector with the yellow wire. Now we will go over to the passenger side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. Now we will take our 4-pole and run it over the cross tube and down to our hitch. Then we will take the remaining wire and just go ahead and zip-tie it up and out of the way. And with that we are already done with our install. And there you have it for part number 118329 from Tow Ready.
Today on this 2006 Dodge Dakota we are going to install Curt wiring harness part number 55323. The wiring harness that we are going to be installing plugs in directly behind the taillights on both the driver and passenger sides of the vehicle. So, the first thing we are going to do for our installation is go ahead and remove both of the taillights. To do that, we need to go ahead and the tailgate down. If you look on the inboard side, you can see that there are two screws that are holding the taillight in place. And again that is the same on both the driver and passenger sides of the vehicle. So I am going to start my installation off over here on the passenger side of the vehicle. Go ahead and remove the two full length screws. And with the two outboard side screws removed, there are two push fasteners on the inside of the lights. So, you want to be careful when removing it. Gently rock it back and forth until you get those to release. 0:50
Today on this 2006 Dodge Dakota, we are going to install part number 55323 from Curt. The wire harness does plug in behind the taillights. So, the first thing that we need to do is go ahead and remove the taillights. We are going to start on the driver side and work our way over to the passenger side. We are going to remove these two screws on the side right here. Looking at the light here, the top section is the part we need to disconnect two little tabs on each side here and here. Push those tabs in and the connector comes apart. Now we can start installing the T-connector. We are going to use the yellow end. That will be for the left hand side. So let us go ahead and just plug that back together. And they are also keyed, so make sure they go in the right way. And you just push them back together until they make a clicking noise. And these fit in between the wire harness in the vehicle and the taillight. 1:02
Today on this 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup truck we are going to install part number 118329 from Tow Ready. This is their T-One wiring harness. This wiring harness has two ends on it, one is going to each side of the vehicle, the driver side and passenger side. There are connection points behind the bumper at the end of the frame on the inside edge of the frame itself. It is going to be located right here. There is a button on top that you have to push down and pull apart. 00:24