Today on this 2008 Kia Sportage we are going to be installing wiring harness part number 118401. This wiring harness is very easy to use. It is a simple plug in and there is an open ended port on the Sportage that our harness is going to plug into. If we go underneath the vehicle right near the bumper over on the passenger side you can see we have got our wiring harness with two plugs at the end of it here. The one taped on the top is the one we are looking for. This is the one we are going to be plugging our wiring harness into. Cut back the tape that is holding the two together. This does have a cap on it so remove that. There is a tab on top that if you press that in, you can pull the cap right off. 00:45
We will next take our wiring harness and just plug it in line. Plug it in until you hear it snap. You can see also on the wiring harness we have got a loose white wire with a ring terminal and this is our ground wire. We are going to need to ground this directly to the frame and we are going to be doing that using the provided self tapping screw. With that secure we just want to take the converter box that is built into the harness. On the back side we have got some double sided tape and we want to adhere that to the frame. Keep it up and out of the way. I am going to do it to the side of the frame and it is a good idea to clean that area off before we attempt to adhere the box to it. 01:29
From there we can just take the 4-pole in to the harness. We are going to route that towards the middle of the vehicle and next we want to take the 4-pole end of the harness and route it towards the center of the vehicle. We do want to be careful around the exhaust system. You want to secure the wiring up and out of the way so it does not come in contact with the exhaust because this could melt and possibly damage the wire. Actually on this installation I am going to be using a loom clamp right up against the bottom of the frame, to further help keep the 4-pole wires away from the exhaust system. From there all we need to do is use the provided zip ties that come with the wiring kit and tie up any of the extra wire that you may have. With the wires tied up out of the way our installation is complete. That will conclude the installation of wiring harness part number 118401 on a 2008 Kia Sportage.
Today on our 2008 Kia Sportage, well be installing the Draw-Tite Upgraded Circuit Protected Taillight Converter Hardware Kit with 4-Pole End, part number 119175KIT. To begin our install well go ahead and open up the rear cargo door and then remove the taillight on the driver side. To remove the taillight, well need to remove the two fasteners that secure it. Next well go ahead and pop it out of its position by tapping it to the inside and then removing it from the alignment tabs underneath. Here we can locate the manufacturers wiring that well be tapping into. To gain access to the wires, well go ahead and use our utility knife and strip back some of the protective cover around the wires.
Today on this 2007 Kia Sportage were going to install part number 118401 from Tow Ready. This wire harness uses a port thats underneath the bumper on the passengers side behind the rear tire. Well remove the cap and install the wiring harness into that connector. To make your install of the wire harness a little bit easier, well loosen up the bumper cover to have better access so we can hide the wires behind the bumper bracket supports. Then well go ahead and route our four pole wire to the center of the hitch. Well actually use a loom clamp to help hold the wires up away, and that will be part number A0500.
Today on our 2012 Kia Sportage, were gonna install a Tow-Ready T1 Connector part number 118526. First, were gonna need to access the cargo area of the vehicle. Next were gonna remove the rear cargo liner and flooring. Were gonna remove the rear cargo tray compartment also. Now, with that out of the way, well go ahead and remove the rear threshold. To remove the rear threshold, there are three fasteners that well have to remove first.
Today we are going to be installing wiring harness part number 118371 on a 2000 Kia Sportage. All right, we are inside the rear of the vehicle here, and we are going to go ahead and locate the plug-ins for the wiring harness. As you can see, looking at the drivers side, we have got this compartment, and the wiring harness is actually located directly behind there on both sides of the vehicle. We can go ahead and remove the door cover. And, as you can see, the wiring harness is connected to the back of the tail light assembly here. So what we can do is go ahead and unplug it. There is a little push button here right at the bottom and it pulls straight out.