Today we are working on a 2007 Toyota Rav 4. Were going to install a Tow Ready T-One connector, part number 118412. Our first step is accessing the rear cargo area of the vehicle. If you got any cargo liners installed you want to go ahead and remove those now, and we are going to open up the access panel, and we are going to remove the rear threshold. Okay we will go ahead and set that aside for reinstallation later. Now all we need to do is gain access behind the tail lights on both sides.
Theres a couple of screws that need to be removed and a bolt. We have one more here on the cargo hook. With all the fasteners removed we can go ahead and get in here gently behind the panel and pry it free. We are going to go ahead and do that to both sides. As you can see here with the panel pulled back our wire that runs to the back of the tail light will be plugging in line with our new T-One connector.
Now weve opened up our access to install our Tow Ready connector, we need to go ahead and make our connection. Behind the tail light there will be a plug that goes into the tail light identical to this one. I am going to reach my hand back in there depressing the locking tab and remove from the tail light socket. As you can see here the connections are identical. Again if you press on the locking tab and you can remove it from the tail light socket.
Now were going to take our new Tow Ready connector and plug it in line with the manufacturers, and I will reinstall this end back into the tail light socket, and I will give it just a small little pull to make sure I made a good connection. Now what I am going to do is take the other end, our red and green wire, route it behind the trim panel so we can take it over to the passengers side and repeat the same process. Now before I mount my converter box I want to go ahead and attach my power wire that is going to go ahead and run to the battery. This will just make it a little easier than after it has been installed. So I strip my wire back, go ahead and add my butt connector, and do the same thing to my power wire.
Another wire to go ahead and connect before we mount our converter box is the white wire; its got the green terminal on it. A perfect location for this application is this bolt here that goes right to the sheet metal, Im going to go ahead and remove it, put on my ring terminal, and then go ahead and install it. Now with our wires connected we can go ahead and mount our converter box. Pull back the cover on the double sided adhesive; were just looking for a flat clean place to mount our converter box. With our converter box mounted we can go ahead and reinstall our interior trim panels with the exception of the cover here on the drivers side. With all our connections made and our interior reinstalled in the vehicle we need to find a way to run our power wire outside, so we can run it up to the battery. This grommet here on the drivers side on the lower quarter panel will be perfect. Go ahead and remove it, well make a hole here in the grommet and then we will run our wire through the grommet and out towards the battery. You can see weve made our hole, lets go ahead and run our wire through it. Then I am going to go ahead and reinstall my grommet. Now I will take my new power wire right up to the battery. Things to be mindful of when running your power wire is to stay away from moving components such as suspension that can pinch or damage the wire, or excessive heat such as the exhaust because it too can damage the wire. Now we can go ahead and pull our wire up from underneath, once we have it in the engine compartment we will go ahead and tie it off, use one of our black zip ties that comes in our installation kit, and zip tie it off. Now that weve got it up and secure, we are going to go ahead and route it over to the battery. I am going to route it around the battery over to the positive battery terminal, but before I make my connection I am going to go ahead and add my fuse holder. Clip off any extra, strip back our wire, and we can add our butt connector. Now we can go ahead and prep our fuse holder. Go ahead and cut it in half, strip back both ends, on one side we will go ahead and add our ring terminal that we will attach to the battery, and on the inside we will install it to our butt connector to our power wire. With that completed we can go ahead and make the connection to our battery before we install the fuse. With our power wire installed we could go ahead and add our fuse. I will use a couple of zip ties here just to secure my wire, and that completes the install of our new Tow Ready connector now lets go ahead and show you how to use it. When we need to use our new four pole connection, well simply open the compartment door, route our four pole connector out towards the center of the vehicle, and then we can go ahead and close the door on it as the weather seal is thick enough it wont harm the wire. And then when weve completed using our four pole connector, role it back up, store it here in the internal compartment, and that completes the install for our new Tow Ready T-One Connector part number 118412. .
Today on our 2012 Toyota Rav4, well be installing the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, part number 118412. Now to being our installation well go ahead and open the rear cargo door where well need to remove the carpet as well as the floor from the cargo area. With that done well remove the rear threshold here. After using a little effort to get the threshold undone, well go ahead and set it off to the side for reinstallation later. We can then go ahead and remove the forward panel here on the floor. With that done, well undo screws holding the forward panel in place where we can then pry it up out of the way, again setting it off to the side for reinstallation later. Well now move onto the side panels.
Today on this 2011 Toyota Rav4, were going to install part number 118412 from Tow Ready. First thing we are going to do is open up the back of the vehicle and get to the interior, we have to remove the threshold and the four coverings. Were also going to loosen up the side panels as well, there will be three fasteners that we have to remove, there will be two bolts and one bolt for the tie down point towards the bottom, and then well use a trim panel tool to help pop the sides away from the body. All right now well go ahead and look for our connection points, the connections points are going to be right behind the taillights, with the small tab we can push so we can remove the connector to the taillight, well put it out here and Ill take it apart and show you where the tab is push down. All right now well go ahead and start installing our T-connector, starting with the T-connector with the yellow wire well plug it into the factory wire harness, well compare them two and put them together and well take the other half and push it back into the taillight. Well take the other T-connector with the green wire and well run it in behind the plastic and over to the other side, well slip it behind the plastic and run it up to the taillight just like we did on the driver side.
Today in this 2008 Toyota Rav 4 were going to install part number C55113 from Curt. First thing to start off is get inside the vehicle. Were going to remove the floor coverings, the storage covers, the threshold. On both sides were going to remove the trim fasteners and pull out on the trim panels on each side so that way we get access to the taillight wiring harness. Well remove the side panels by loosening some screws and using a pry tool to open them up. With the panels loosened up we can go ahead and start installing our T harness.
Today, on this 2004 Toyota Rav4, we're going to be installing the Tow Ready wiring harness 118389.The first step is to open the back door and gain access to the rear of the vehicle. There is a panel right here on the driver's side that needs to be removed and we'll be removing the interior trim panel to access the tail light wiring. On the inside of the cargo compartment here, there's a little door you take off and you can see the tail light wiring right inside there and once you see the tail light wiring there's a little clip that you have to pop off to be able get it out and make your connections. Next, we'll go ahead and disassemble the panels on the passenger's side. Now we're ready to go ahead and install our wiring harness starting on the passenger's side.First thing to do is disconnect the wires from the vehicle tail light by pushing in the pad and pulling out. And on the passenger's side we'll be connecting the green and red wires in line with that gray and yellow light connector.
Today on this 2001 Toyota RAV4 we are going to install part number 118389, a t-one wiring harness. We will be removing the interior panels and trim to install the wiring harness behind the tail lights for the hitch. We will remove screws here, here, and here. Then work your way under the trim panel, and pop it free. This will allow you access behind the taillights. Repeat the same steps on the drivers side. :45