Today on this 2006 Toyota RAV4, we are going to be installing wiring harness part number 118412. We are going to start off in the rear cargo area of our RAV4. The ports that we are looking for are located inside the vehicle here, behind both the driver and passenger side panels, basically directly behind the taillight assemblies. So we are going to go ahead and need to remove a few items to gain access to these ports. We are going to start by removing the floor board, along with the cargo area. And then we will be able to pull back the panels and gain access to the plugs. Next I am going to go ahead and pull out the rear threshold piece. And to do that we are just going to need to release the mounting clips that are holding it into place on the top side here. We will be using a basic rivet removal tool and pry up gently to release the clips. With those released, we just want to come to the bottom of it here and we are actually going to lift straight up. Next we will move on to the interior panel and there are a couple of fasteners that are holding it into place, as well as the clips that we had on the rear threshold section. We have the tie-down bolt right here, a second one here, and a regular screw in this recessed hole here. So we want to go ahead and remove all of those and we will go ahead and pull our panel back. We will do that on both the driver and passenger side. 1:20
Then with the fasteners removed, we are going to go ahead and again take the rivet tool and along the rear edge here release the clips. You can see, we still cannot get the panel fully off and that is because the seat release up here is still kind of holding it in position. But, if you look through the cargo opening here, actually plugged into the back of the taillight itself is the connector we are looking for for our wiring harness. So from there, we can go ahead and take our wiring harness and start plugging it in-line. Over here on the driver side we are going to be plugging in the port that has the yellow and brown wires on them. And basically we are just going to be plugging it in-line to the two connectors that we had just separated off of the back side of the taillight. You will also notice here that we have a white wire with a ring terminal on it. And this is our ground wire. We are going to need to secure that to a metal surface in this cargo are as well. 2:23
OK, if we continue down our harness here, you can see we have our red wire that is open ended. We are going to take the large lead of black wire and connect it to this wire. To make that connection, we are going to be using the provided butt-connector. And you can see the red wire has a little bit of the jacketing striped off, go ahead and do the same thing for the black wire. And crimp that connection down. I am just going to take a little bit of electrical tape and tape up that connection. And then next we need to find a way to get this wire underneath the vehicle. If you look here through the cargo door again, on the back wall there is a grommet there. What we are going to do is just poke a little hole in that. Use that as our point to feed the wire through and get it below the vehicle. And then finally on the driver side here, we are going to take and mount the modulite box. And if you look on the back side, it has double-sided tape. We are just going to go ahead and adhere that into the backside here in the vehicle. And next we will take and route the passenger side connector underneath the interior panel here where we are going to take it over to the other connector on the passenger side and plug it in to the backside of the taillight, just like we did on the driver side. 3:49
With the passenger side port connected, we can go ahead and put the passenger side interior panel back on, as well as the middle threshold piece and the cargo flooring. And we will continue underneath the vehicle where we will route our wire out to the battery. When routing the wire up to the front, you just want to make sure that you avoid any possible hot spots or pinch points that could damage the wire. I have routed it up to underneath the engine compartment and what I have done previously was to take a light gage piece of wire and actually fed it up from the battery area, down underneath the vehicle, so that when I get to this point, I can just take and tape my wire to it and use it to pull it up in through the engine compartment. And that makes it much easier. OK, you can see now we have the wire routed all of the way to the positive terminal of the battery. So it is time to go ahead and make our connection there. What we are going to do is take the fuse holder which is provided with the installation kit and we are going to take this loop of wire and actually cut it in half. To the one end we are going to add the butt-connector which we are going to connect to the black wire. The other end, we are going to add the ring terminal which is going to connect to the positive side of the battery. 5:01
With those connectors on, I am actually next going to go ahead and take and connect the fuse holder to the battery before I actually connect it to the black wire. And that is going to help us determine how much length of the black wire we actually need. And you can see here, I have some extra black wire so I am just going to cut back the length. Go ahead and strip back some of the jacketing, connect it to the fuse holder and again, with like any connection, you want to go ahead and put a little electrical tape around it. Finally, you just want to go ahead and add the fuse to the fuse holder and our installation will be complete. And with that, that will conclude the installation of wiring harness 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 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.
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