Today we're working on a 1994 Chevy Lumina. We're going to install the Draw-Tite four-pole connector, part number 18252. Our first step is going to be to remove the rear threshold of the vehicle. We've got a total of four fasteners. We've got two screw fasteners on each side and two pushpin fasteners. The pushpin fasteners are easiest to just unscrew for the flat bladed screw driver.
There's the two on the passenger's side, I'll go ahead and get the two in the driver's side. Now we can go ahead and remove the carpeting on the threshold. We'll set that aside for reinstallation later. Now with the rear carpeting removed we can go ahead and peel back the trim panel carpeting and we'll see that the rear connector to the tail lights is here. To disconnect this, we'll simply pull back on the green locking tab then press on the locking button and we'll disconnect the two connectors.
Now, before we can make our connection with our four-pole wire we need to match up and see which wire is what signal. So to do that we'll take our tester that comes in our install kit, take the alligator clip and ground it to a metal stud, and then I'm going to turn on the running lights for the vehicle and probe each one of these connections until I find the one that lights up my tester. That's going to be a brown wire. So we'll connect our running circuit to the brown wire. Now, we've gone ahead and tested each one of our signals.
Yellow is our left blinker and green is our right blinker which is an identical match to our four-pole connector. The exception is the white wire which is our ground wire which we're going to take at ring terminal two and ground it to the body of the vehicle. So let's go ahead and start making our connections. Using our quick connector we can splice right into the manufacturer's wiring. Simply take our quick connector, add it on to my brown wire then we'll just slide our brown wire of our four-pole connector in and then we'll crimp it down.
Now we'll go ahead and repeat the same process with our yellow and green wire. Then we'll go ahead and tape up my wires to clean up our connections. With my ground wire, we're going to go ahead and strip back the wire and add a ring terminal. Crimp that down. Now we need to go to a secure spot on the vehicle. We're going to go directly to the sheet metal here in the corner. It's a good hardy piece of sheet metal that we can attach to. So using a self-tapping screw I'll go ahead and attach my ring terminal now. With our ground wire attached we can go ahead and reconnect the manufacturer's connection point, reconnect the green locking tab, route our wire underneath the carpeting where it can stay. I'm just going to take a zip tie and secure my four-pole connector here to the manufacturer's wiring. Then we'll just take our side cutters and cut off the excess from our zip tie. Now we can go ahead and reinstall our threshold. With our install complete, we're now going to show you how to use your new four-pole connector. We'll simply roll back the carpeting above the spare tire carrier, take our four-pole connector, route it out to our accessory or hitch. Simply close the trunk on the wire. The weather seal is thick enough that it won't harm the wire but stay away from the latch, pinching it in the latch can harm the wire. Then once you're completed we'll roll the wire back up, put it underneath the carpeting. That will complete your install of your new Draw-Tite four-pole connector, part number 18252. .
Today on this 1996 Chevrolet Lumina we are going to install part number 18252 kit. What we have to do is hard wire it on to the existing harness, it is not a plug in or anything like that. At least we can get to the wires pretty easily in the vehicle. Everything we need to get to is right behind this tail light. Undo the carpeting, get this knob out of our way first. Pull it back out of our way. This is the wire harness we can get at for everything we need. Peel the loom away. What we are going to do is turn on the running lights in the vehicle and find out what the functions are going to be. On our 4-pole wiring connector we need to find out what the running light circuit is. This brown wire is our running light circuit so brown to brown in this instance. Now work on the right turn signal. The right 4-pole harness is going to be green. Now we will do our left turn signal that is going to be yellow to yellow. 01:00