Today in our 2012 Scion XB, we're going to be installing the Tow Ready T1 connector Part # 118460. Our first step will be accessing the rear taillight wiring. To do this, we'll go ahead and open up the rear cargo door then remove the access panel behind each assembly. As you can see, we now have access to the taillight connector and assembly. However, to get our wires, we'll need to go ahead and remove the rear cargo cover, the center cargo tray and the driver side cargo tray. Now, with those out of the way, we can go ahead and start installing our T1 connector.
We'll take the yellow and brown wire connector, rout it out from behind the taillight assembly quarter panel to the open access panel. Then, we can go ahead and disconnect the connector to the taillight assembly and pull an in-line with our new Tow Ready connector. Now, with both sides plugged in, now we're ready to go ahead and mount the converter box. What we're looking for is a clean flat surface. Here, underneath the trim panels, out of the way will be a perfect location.
We'll peel back the two way adhesive and stick it here behind and underneath the driver side taillight assembly. Next, we can go ahead and take the white wire with the preformed ring terminal which is our ground wire for our convert-box and attach it to the body of the vehicle. Using a self tapping screw, right here next to this bolt where the sheet metal is doubled-up will be a perfect location. Now with that done, we'll go ahead and take the red and green wire following the manufacturer's wiring over the passenger side taillight assembly going up underneath the cargo tray and behind the passenger side quarter panel. Now that we have it next to the taillight assembly, we'll go ahead and disconnect the passenger side taillight assembly and plug in-line with our new T1 connector.
Now with that done, we can go ahead and reinstall the access panel here on the passenger side. Next we'll go ahead and take some of the zip ties to provided in our install kit and secure the red and green wire to the manufacturer's wiring. We'll go ahead and take our cutters and cut off the excess from the zip ties. Next we need to take the red wire from our convert-box and connect it with the black wire provided with our install kit. This will be the power to our converter box from the battery.
Using the yellow button connector and both wires strip back, we can go ahead and make this connection. Quick tech tip, I'll take some black electrical tape and wrap up this connection just to keep out any dirt, dust, debris or moisture. Next, we need to go ahead and rout our power wire up to the engine compartment. To do this, we'll go outside the vehicle. Best way to do this is to go through a manufacturing inaudible as you can see here where it would be stored underneath the center cargo tray. Using a utility knife, we'll go ahead and cut a small hole or slice in the inaudible and feed our power wires through it. Now with our power wire fed through it, I'm going to go ahead and take a couple of zip ties and even some black electrical tape just to secure my power wire to the manufacturer's wire so it's out of the way when we reinstall our driver side cargo tray. We can go ahead and start reinstalling the interior trim components. We'll start with the driver side storage tray. With that in position, we can now go ahead and take the four pull connector from our converter box and rout it from the converter box up to the driver side storage tray where it will be kept when not in use. Now we can go ahead and reinstall the center tray and cover. Next, we'll go ahead and rout our power wire up to the engine compartment keeping in mind when you're routing your power wire, stay away from excessive heat such as exhaust or moving components such as steering suspension. Now with our power wire routed into the engine compartment, we'll need to pull it up and secure it using some black zip ties. We'll also foul the manufacturer's routing and rout it over to the positive battery terminal. Next we can go ahead and cut off the excess length keeping in mind that we'll still be adding our fuse holder. Next, we'll go ahead and take our fuse holder and prepare it to install. Clip it in half, strip back both ends including our power wire and then add a ring terminal to one side and our button connector to the other. Now we can go ahead and take the yellow button connector and connect it to our power wire. Once again, I'll use some black electrical tape to wrap up this connection. Now we're ready to go ahead and add our fuse holder and ring terminal to the positive battery terminal. We can remove the nut here, install our ring terminal and then reinstall the nut. Now it's positive battery terminal cover back on, we'll go ahead and secure a fuse holder here to the battery bracket. Now we can go ahead and install the fuse into our fuse holder. We'll go ahead and put the cap on our fuse holder and once again, to clean up my install look, I'll cut off any excess from the zip ties. Next, let's go ahead and show you how to use your new four pull connector. We'll simply open up the cargo door, take our four pull connector out under the storage compartment and rout it out to the hitch or accessory keeping in mind when you rout your wire, just stay away from the ledge as pinching off on the ledge can harm your wire. However, we can go ahead and close the cargo door on it as the weather tripping is taken off and it won't harm it. Then once you completed using your four pull connector, simply wrap it back up and store it here on the driver side storage compartment out of the way. And that will do it for the installation of our Tow Ready T1 connector, Part # 118460 on our 2012 Scion XB.
Today on our 2010 Scion XB, we'll be installing the Tow Ready T1 Connector, part number 118468. First, we'll open up the rear cargo door then we'll remove the floor liner jack storage cover, the center foam compartment, and two interior trim compartments. Next, we'll go ahead and remove the rear threshold. After that, we'll remove both access panels, one behind each tail light assembly. As you can see, this is now giving us access to the rear tail light assembly and wiring. We'll go ahead and take our Tow Ready connector and the yellow and brown wire connector and feed it up from underneath the trim behind the driver's side tail light assembly.