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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

All right today on this 2012 Chevrolet Equinox we're going to install part number 56094 from Curt. This is a Curt T connector vehicle wiring harness with a four pole inaudible 00:00:10. All right, first thing we need to do is go ahead and get access to the wiring harness. We'll go ahead and lift up the tailgate and then we need to remove the tail lights. We'll remove the covers to get access to the fasteners. We'll do this on both sides of the car. We're going to pop them out with a screwdriver and then we'll remove the bolt inside.

Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2011 Chevy Equinox, we'll install the Curt T-Connector 4-pole Wiring Harness, part number 56094. First, we'll open up the rear cargo door and then we'll remove the driver's side tail light assembly. To remove the tail light assembly, we'll remove the two fastener caps and set them aside and then remove the two fasteners. Now, we'll simply remove the rear tail light assembly by gently prying and pulling on the tail light assembly until it pops free from its alignment fasteners. Be careful not to break these alignment tabs as you remove it. Now, we can go ahead and remove the manufacturer's wiring from the tail light assembly.

Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2012 Chevy Equinox, we'll be installing a Tow Ready T1 Connector, part number 118494. First, we'll need to open the rear cargo door then we'll remove the two fastener covers here on the driver's side. Next, we can go ahead and remove the two fasteners. It will allow us to remove the driver's side rear tail light assembly. We'll simply pop the tail light assembly free from the housing and being careful not to break the alignment tabs located underneath as you can see here. Next, we'll go ahead and press on the locking tab for the connector to tail light socket and remove the connector so we can set the tail light assembly aside.

Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on its 2010 Chevrolet Equinox were going to install part number 118264 from Tow Ready. This is the Wire Harness for vehicles that have a Tow package plug. First thing we do is go ahead and remove the bottom panel here and the threshold. Now the threshold pops up pretty easy from the back side here but many of the tool from the other side to pop it up. Now, the port is located underneath here behind this gray component and in this case we are going to go ahead and listen up this panel on the inside here. To make it a little bit easier to see.

Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2006 Chevy Equinox

Today on this 2006 Chevrolet Equinox we are going to install part number 118391 from Tow Ready. This is going to install inside the vehicle so we need to open up the rear hatch and open up the storage compartment on the driver side. OK, we will remove the jack and down below you can see the port. So what we are going to do is take our T-connector and plug right into it. Alright, and now off a little bit forward from that point is a ground screw. We will go ahead and take our white wire and ground it to that. Then we will use the same factory nut and reattach. Alright, now down in the bottom, on the sheet metal, we will find a nice spot to attach our module to. 0:48

Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on this 2010 Chevrolet Equinox we are going to install part number 56094 from Curt. This is their T-connector wiring kit. The first step involved, open up the rear hatch and we are going to have to get to the rear tail lights. Right now we are looking at the driver side tail light and what is going to happen is we are going to take off these two covers here and these have fasteners behind it to disconnect the tail lights. We are going to do this on both sides of the vehicle. Be careful when you pop these off, they can be kind of fragile. These will just pull off. Now to disconnect our tail light we are going to disconnect its junction point right here. Push down on this tab right here and it should come right apart. Now we are going to go over to the passenger side and do the exact same thing. 00:50

Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on this 2009 Chevrolet Equinox we are going to be installing wiring harness, part number 118432. We are in the rear cargo area of the Equinox and we are going to locate the port that we are going to be pulling the wiring harness into. This is an open ended port, which is located in the floor area of the jack storage compartment. The first thing we need to do is remove the door here and also remove the jack. I will set that off to the side for the time being. :27

Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on this 2010 Chevrolet Equinox we are going to be installing Cequent wiring harness part number 118494. We are going to start off at the rear of the Equinox and locate the ports that the wiring harness is going to plug into. These ports are located directly behind the tail light assemblies on both the driver and passenger side. The first thing we need to do is remove both the driver and passenger side tail lights. To do that you can see we have got two covered connectors on the inboard side. We just want to pry off the lid and that is going to reveal a Phillips head screw. With those two removed we can gently rock the tail light back and forth to release the outboard clips of the tail light. With the tail light removed you can see our connection port is located directly on the back side of the tail light. We just want to depress the button on the connector and that is going to allow us to separate the two pieces. For the time being we just set the tail light off to the side. 00:53

Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Equinox

Today we are going to install part number 118391 from Tow Ready. This is a T-1 harness for an 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. We will begin our install by getting inside the vehicle and getting to the jack storage compartment. Once you take out the jack, reach down and you can actually feel for the wire harness down here. Feel around until you find the plastic plug. It does not come out far, but you can see it right here. And you pull it up. There is not much slack in it, but that is the connector right there. It is at the very bottom of the jack storage compartment. And simply your T-1 connector will just plug right into it. And also then your ground connector can connect to the ground wire that is at the bottom of the compartment.

Chevrolet Equinox Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Questions and Answers

  • Trailer Lights do not Work with the Curt T-Connector Harness # 56094 on a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox
  • According to Curt, the T-Connector Trailer Wiring Harness, # 56094, that you installed is compatible with your 2013 Chevrolet Equinox. It sounds like there may be an issue with the wiring harness itself since your trailer lights work with another vehicle. The first step I recommend taking is to inspect the connections for the wiring harness and make sure it is grounded properly. If you see any pinched, frayed or damaged wires, the harness could be shorting out, which would explain why your ve
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  • Will Trailer Wiring Harness 118264 Fit a 2014 Chevy Equinox without Factory Tow Package
  • If your 2014 Chevy Equinox did not come with the factory tow package then the factory connection point is probably not functional. You can test it with a circuit tester such as # 3808 while someone runs through the lighting functions on the vehicle. If it is functional then you can use harness # 118264. If it turns out not to be functional then you will need either harness # 56094 or # 118494. I recommend the powered harness # 118494 because the direct connection to the battery is sued to pow
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  • T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118494 On 2014 Chevrolet Equinox
  • For your 2014 Chevrolet Equinox, the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118494 will work. I spoke with my contact at TowReady and they told me that the installation is similar to the 2013 Equinox installation. You do need to run the power wire up to the positive terminal on the battery. Even thought there is as you say constant power in the cargo area, it is not a good idea to connect your power wire anywhere that could run the risk of being pulled loose or damaged. Keep in mind when routing t
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  • Installing Tekonsha P2 Brake Controller, Hitch and Wiring on 2013 Chevrolet Equinox
  • We offer both Class II and Class III trailer hitch receivers for your 2013 Chevrolet Equinox. While both classes are rated for 3500-lb towing capacity I suggest one of the three available 2-inch Class III hitches; these can be seen on the link provided. None requires drilling for installation. You will also need a compatible Class III ball mount and hitch ball of the appropriate diameter to match the coupler on your pop-up camper. For example, we offer Draw-Tite ball mount # 2923; this partic
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  • Pilot Hitch Cover Brake and Tail Light # CR-007A Stays On Even When Vehicle Lights Are Off
  • The Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness you installed, part # 118494, is a powered custom-fit converter and its installation in a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is shown in the linked video. There are a few possible causes for the issue you are having with your Pilot Hitch Cover Brake and Tail Light # CR-007A. If you have access to another 4-pole harness-equipped vehicle you can try the light on that vehicle to see if it displays the same problem. If not, the best method for locating the issue is
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2011 Chevy Equinox LS
  • There are several wiring harnesses available for the 2011 Chevy Equinox but # C58044 will not fit. I have included a link to the harnesses that do fit. If your Equinox does not have the factory tow package the most popular option is # 56094. I have linked the instructions and a video showing a typical installation for you. If your Equinox does have the factory tow package you would use harness # 118264. I have linked a video and the instructions for this harness as well.
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  • Hidden Hitch Recommendations for a 2013 Chevy Equinox
  • There are two Hidden Hitch brand hitches available for your 2013 Chevy Equinox, both of them are confirmed to fit your vehicle. The Hidden Hitch # 87572 or the Hidden Hitch # 90145 would work great for your Equinox. If I were you I would go with the # 87572 since it is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch opening that will have a larger carrying capacity and have more options for hitch accessories. I attached an FAQ article on hitch classifications also for you to check out also. The T-One Vehi
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Installation on a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox Without Factory Tow Package
  • I spoke with a local Chevrolet dealer and activating the tow package on your 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is more involved than having the fuses in place. They said depending on your specific vehicle, a few additional components may need to be added and the vehicle computer may need to be re-programmed for the tow package to work. The wiring harness, # 118264, that you referenced is designed to work with vehicles that already have the factory tow package. Instead, I would recommend looking at the
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  • Connecting the Red Brake Controller Wire to the Brake Switch on a 2012 Chevy Equinox
  • Typically on Chevy vehicles like your 2012 Equinox, the brake switch wire you need will be light blue with a white stripe. However, you will need to test with a circuit tester like # 3808 if needed to find the correct wire. The wire you need will show a signal on the circuit tester only when the brake pedal is pressed. If you find any wire that also shows a signal when the running lights or turn signals are on it is not the correct wire.
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  • Adapting Existing 4-Pole on 2005 Chevy Equinox to 7-Way Plug on 2003 Coleman Taos Camper
  • You would need an adapter like part # 37185 to convert the existing 4-pole connector to a 7-way. The adapter has a 4-pole connector on it that would plug into the existing 4 pole on your vehicle, with 4 additional wires that would need to be connected (see provided photo). If your camper is equipped with electric brakes, you will need a brake controller like the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90085 to actuate them. Using our Brake Controller Install Kit, # ETBC7 would be your best bet in thi
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  • What Parts Are Needed to Install a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2007 Chevy Equinox
  • In order to install a brake controller on a 2007 Chevy Equinox, you will need to start by installing a 4-Way, # 118432, that you have referenced. I have included some installation links for you. After you have installed the 4-Way, you will need to install a 4 and 7-Way Installation Kit, # ETBC7. The ETBC7 kit includes all the wiring and parts needed to install a 7-Way trailer connector and wire in the brake controller you have. I have included some links that explain the ETBC7 installation.
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  • What are the Differences Between Trailer Wiring Options for a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox
  • The Curt wiring harness, # 56094 and the Tow Ready harness # 118264, are for different variations of a 2012 Chevy Equinox. Tow Ready harness # 118264 is designed for vehicles that have a factory tow package. Curt harness # 56094 is for a vehicle that does not have the factory tow package. You are correct in that the Curt harness would receive power through the vehicle wiring to the trailer lights. Any problem could affect the vehicle electrical system. Another option is to use the Tow Read
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  • Size of Circuit Breakers to Use To Install 7-Way Trailer Connector on 2012 Chevrolet Equinox
  • If you are installing a 7-way and brake controller you will want to use a circuit breaker in-line when connecting the Black wire from the 7-way to the battery and in-line from the brake controller to the battery. The Black wire will draw 12 volt power. For the Black wire that connects from the rear of the 7-way to the battery it is recommended to use a 40 amp circuit breaker, part # PK54540. The Black wire running from the brake controller to the battery should also have a circuit breaker
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  • Do I Need a Tow Package To Install 4-Way Trailer Wiring on 2012 Chevrolet Equinox
  • We do have wiring kits, that will work with your 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, that do not require the vehicle have a tow package. However, the item you selected, Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118264, will only fit the 2010-2012 Equinox models that are equipped with the factory tow package. If your 2012 Chevrolet Equinox will not be equipped with a factory tow package, you could use either the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118494, or the Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 5
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  • Tail Lights are On All the Time When Using Tow Ready Trailer Wiring Harness, 2011 Chevy Equinox
  • It sounds like there could be a problem along the 12 volt power wire that connects to the battery. It may be allowing power through all the time. This would indicate a problem inside the converter box and it will need to be replaced. To test the converter you can use a circuit tester like # 3808. Check the wires going into the box from the vehicle for the correct signals. If you are getting a signal on the running light circuit (brown wire) all the time then it could be an issue with the vehi
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  • No Brake Lights on Trailer When Using Tow Ready Wiring # 118494 on 2011 Chevrolet Equinox
  • I would start by checking the ground connections. Make sure the white wire of the Tow Ready Wiring # 118494 is connected to clean metal surface. Next, make sure that all the lights on your trailer have a good, clean ground connection. If your left side trailer light uses a plastic license plate frame, this may be causing a bad ground connection.You will also want to check your trailer connector to make sure there is not any corrosion which could be causing a bad connection. You could try
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  • Does Disconnecting the Battery Erase Presets Stored in the Computer Memory, 2010 Chevy Equinox
  • In most cases, if the battery is disconnected long enough, some settings stored in the memory will be lost. Radio station presets, memory seat positions (if the vehicle is so equipped), will need to be reset. Some newer vehicles will retain this information for a little while even with the battery disconnected. But if it is disconnected long enough, you will need to reset those functions that were affected. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a video showing a typical
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, Circuit Protected vs Unprotected
  • We stock both the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118494, and the Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 56094, because we have customers that request both styles. Many times customers do not want to run the extra wire to the vehicle battery, so they order the # 56094 harness. The Battery connection is the biggest advantage of the # 118494 harness for protecting the vehicle circuitry. I would use the circuit protected model, # 118494, because there is always a possibility of a short circuit
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  • Does the Computer have to be Reset After Installing a Trailer Wiring Harness on a 2008 Chevy Equinox
  • When installing trailer wiring harness # 118432 on a 2008 Chevy Equinox, you should not have to have the computer flashed to activate the harness. This is a popular harness and we have not heard of any issue or situation where the vehicle computer or any other component had to be reset by the dealer. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link showing a typical installation. We have several trailer hitches for your vehicle. I recommend going with a class III trailer hit
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  • Comparing Trailer Wiring Harnesses # 56094 and # 118494 for a 2011 Chevy Equinox
  • The Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4 Pole Trailer Connector, # 56094, will fit your 2011 Chevy Equinox and will work to operate the trailer stop, turn, and tail lights. But, it does not have a circuit protected or powered converter to protect your vehicle wiring. If given the option, I will always recommend the circuit protected powered converter, # 118494, because it is designed to protect your vehicles sensitive wiring. What it does is virtually eliminate the extra power draw
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  • Will Trailer Light Wiring for the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox Work Without Reprogramming the Computer
  • The Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, item # 118494, for the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox, will not affect the vehicle computer system. This is a powered converter that draws the power to activate the trailers stop, turn, and running lights from the vehicle battery. the connectors that plug inline with the vehicles tail light wiring only require a very small amount of power to signal the converter box to activate the correct signal. In this way the vehicle circuitry is not effected. We have inst
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  • Can The Roadmaster XL Base Plates, # 3160-1A, Fit A 2010 Chevy Equinox With A Power Steering Cooler
  • The Roadmaster XL Base Plates, # 3160-1A, will fit a 2010 Chevy Equinox with a power steering cooler. The power steering cooler needs to be removed when installing the base plates. After the main receiver brace of the tow bar brackets is installed the power steering cooler will be installed to that main receiver brace. With the power steering cooler reinstalled you will need to check that the cooler lines will clear the plastic fascia and backside of the grille. If needed the plastic parts w
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  • Light Kit and Diode Wiring Recommendations for Flat Towing a 2010 Chevy Equinox
  • There are 2 options for wiring your Equinox for flat towing. The first would be to use either a Magnetic Towing Light Kit, part # C-ATL20A or the E-Z Mount Tow Light Kit, part # EZT20B. These kits have the benefit of being very easy to install. The wiring remains completely independent of the wiring system of the Equinox. The second option would be to permanently wire the vehicle, using the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit, part # RM-154. We have a video online showing the in
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  • Does the T-Connector Wiring Harness Violate the Warranty on 2010 Chevy Equinox
  • The T-Connector Wiring Harness for the 2010 Chevy Equinox, part # 56094, is very easy to install. You will simply plug it into the factory connectors behind your tail lights and you will be ready to tow. Installing a wiring harness will not interfere with your warranty. I would recommend two things. If you will be towing frequently, I suggest a mounting bracket like the 4 and 5-flat Trailer Connector Mounting Box, part # 18145, to keep your plug from dragging the ground. I also recommend some Di
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  • Does a T-Connector Trailer Harness Need to be Plugged into Vehicle ECU
  • Curt T-Connector harness part # 56094 does not need to be plugged into the computer of the vehicle. T-Connector style harnesses plug into the tail light wiring connectors with an additional wire that will need to be grounded to the vehicle body or chassis. Sometimes there is another wire that will need to be run to the battery.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2008 Chevy Equinox
  • A T-1 wiring harness, item # 118432, is available for your vehicle. Here is a link to the installation instructions.
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