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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2005 Dodge Dakota

Today on this 2005 Dodge Dakota, were going to install part number 55323 from Curt. First thing we need to do is go ahead and open up the tail gate and get access to the tail lights so we can go ahead and remove them. Alright, with the tail light, well go ahead and disconnect the wiring harness from the light socket that has three wires going through. Now, well go ahead and leave that alone for now. Well take our 4-pole wiring harness and run it through the bottom of the tail light area, and also, well do the same thing with the T-connector half with the green wire. Well take the T-connector with the yellow wire and attach it back to the tail light and then the factory harness to the T wiring harness.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2005 Dodge Dakota

Today we will be working on a 2005 Dodge Dakota. We are going to install Tow Ready T-one connector, part number 118323. First we are going to start out on the passenger side by removing these two torque spit screws. We are removing these so that we can remove the taillight lens to access the taillight wire connector. Set those screws aside so we can reinstall them later. You may need to gently pry the light, the lens, away from the bed assembly as these plastic rivets can be difficult to remove. As you can see, we can now access the right rear taillight wiring connectors. We are going to disconnect these taillight connectors from the housing. It may be necessary to take a small pocket screw driver just to gently pry loose on the clip so that we do not break it. I am going to do this for both connectors. 1:05



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 1999 Dodge Dakota

Today on this 1999 Dodge Dakota pickup we are going to install part number 118329 from Tow Ready. We will go ahead and show you where the connection points are. We are looking at the driver side frame rail. This connection point right here is where one half of our T-connector will fit in. So what we will do is push up on this tab right here and we can pull it apart. And on our driver side we will install the T-connector with the yellow wire. Now we will go over to the passenger side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. Now we will take our 4-pole and run it over the cross tube and down to our hitch. Then we will take the remaining wire and just go ahead and zip-tie it up and out of the way. And with that we are already done with our install. And there you have it for part number 118329 from Tow Ready.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2006 Dodge Dakota

Today on this 2006 Dodge Dakota we are going to install Curt wiring harness part number 55323. The wiring harness that we are going to be installing plugs in directly behind the taillights on both the driver and passenger sides of the vehicle. So, the first thing we are going to do for our installation is go ahead and remove both of the taillights. To do that, we need to go ahead and the tailgate down. If you look on the inboard side, you can see that there are two screws that are holding the taillight in place. And again that is the same on both the driver and passenger sides of the vehicle. So I am going to start my installation off over here on the passenger side of the vehicle. Go ahead and remove the two full length screws. And with the two outboard side screws removed, there are two push fasteners on the inside of the lights. So, you want to be careful when removing it. Gently rock it back and forth until you get those to release. 0:50



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2006 Dodge Dakota

Today on this 2006 Dodge Dakota, we are going to install part number 55323 from Curt. The wire harness does plug in behind the taillights. So, the first thing that we need to do is go ahead and remove the taillights. We are going to start on the driver side and work our way over to the passenger side. We are going to remove these two screws on the side right here. Looking at the light here, the top section is the part we need to disconnect two little tabs on each side here and here. Push those tabs in and the connector comes apart. Now we can start installing the T-connector. We are going to use the yellow end. That will be for the left hand side. So let us go ahead and just plug that back together. And they are also keyed, so make sure they go in the right way. And you just push them back together until they make a clicking noise. And these fit in between the wire harness in the vehicle and the taillight. 1:02



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 1998 Dodge Dakota

Today on this 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup truck we are going to install part number 118329 from Tow Ready. This is their T-One wiring harness. This wiring harness has two ends on it, one is going to each side of the vehicle, the driver side and passenger side. There are connection points behind the bumper at the end of the frame on the inside edge of the frame itself. It is going to be located right here. There is a button on top that you have to push down and pull apart. 00:24



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2000 Dodge Dakota

Today we are going to install part number 118329 from Tow Ready, and we are going to install this T-1 Connector on a 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup. Now this T-connector will go to two sides of the vehicle. The green wire will go to the passengers side, and the yellow wire will go to the drivers side. This T-connector actually will fit between a connection that is already in the wire harness. It unsnaps, and then this part goes in one and the other half goes into the other. And then the wire comes up from the middle, which makes it a T.





Dodge Dakota Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Questions and Answers


  • What is the Differences Between TowReady T-One # 118329 and Curt # C55329 Wiring Harnesses
  • The two products you compare, 4-pole trailer wiring harnesses # 118329 and # C55329, are functionally the same and connect to your 1999 Dodge Dakota in exactly the same way. Both take stop/tail/turn light signals from your Dakota and through plug-in connectors that attach underneath the vehicle deliver these lighting signals to your trailer. Both are equipped with a flat 4-pole trailer connector.
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  • Replacement 7-Way Trailer Connector for a 2009 Dodge Dakota
  • For a replacement 7-Way trailer connector for your 2009 Dodge Dakota you will need # HM42190. This is the correct replacement for your truck. Mounting hardware is also included
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  • Recommended Hitch, Trailer Wiring and Brake Controller for 2004 Dodge Dakota
  • To provide a 7-way for your Dakota, you'd first need to install a 4-pole flat like part # 118323. You'd then use the adapter provided in the # ETBC7 brake controller install kit to convert the 4-pole to a 7-way. The adapter would plug into the 4-pole, leaving 4 wires remaining. The black wire and the blue wire would be extended with wire included in the kit and ran under the vehicle to the engine compartment. The black wire would run to a 40 amp breaker provided in the kit, and then...
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  • 4-Way Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2007 Dodge Dakota
  • You will only need to order a quantity of 1 of the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118381 to install a 4-way on your 2007 Dodge Dakota. Check out the install video I attached to see how it installs.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2010 Dodge Dakota Behind a Motor Home and Problems with Tow Vehicle Wiring
  • First, if your 2010 Dodge Dakota is a 2-wheel drive model then Dodge says that it cannot be flat towed. If you have a 4-wheel drive model then it can be flat towed but you will need to follow the specific procedures outlined in the owners manual starting on page 326. If the motor home was built on a full-size Ford van chassis or at least uses the same tail lights then I recommend going to a T-connector style harness that just plugs in line with the vehicle tail lights, # 118343. To...
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  • Trouble Removing Taillights for # 55323 Harness Installation in 2011 Dodge Dakota 4x4
  • I have linked you to a video showing installation of this Curt trailer wiring harness # 55323 on a 2006 Dakota. Although this vehicle is a few years older than yours the appearance of the taillight assemblies is quite similar to those on your 2011 Dakota and the process for their removal should also be. Often taillight assemblies will have additional plastic tabs to hold them in place (in addition to the screws) and these may require that you jiggle or rock the entire assembly to loosen...
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  • Replacement 7-Way Connector For 1997 Dodge Dakota
  • The first thing you will want to do is find out what is causing the issue with the 7-way connector you have installed on your 1997 Dodge Dakota. You could possibly have moisture or corrosion inside the 7-way connector or in the OEM vehicle harness connector your 7-way is plugged into. I would recommend first carefully inspecting the 7-way connector contacts for any greenish or whitish discoloration that could indicate corrosion, and clean the contact surfaces as needed. If the contacts...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Brake Controller on a 2003 Dodge Dakota SLT
  • The brake controller that we recommend the most is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller # 90885. This is a progressive controller that can sense the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and will give a proportionate amount of braking to the trailer brakes. Now if you have factory 7-way at the rear of your vehicle all you would need to get is a Brake Adapter part # 3020-P and the # 90885 would be fully functional. If you do not have any trailer wiring you will need to...
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  • Can a T1 Trailer Wiring Harness be Installed on a 2005 Dodge Dakota with Factory Tow Package
  • You can install the T1 connector, # 118323, on your 2005 Dodge Dakota without disconnecting the factory wiring harness. It might be easier and more cost effective to determine what the issue is with the factory wiring harness. Some common problems are corrosion in the vehicle and/or trailer side connectors. Corrosion can build up in the plugs and behind them where the wires connect where you cannot see it. This can cause a poor connection and can lead to any number of problems. If...
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  • Parts Needed to Add a 4-Way Trailer Wiring Harness to a 2004 Dodge Dakota
  • The 2004 Dodge Dakota came with 2 different wiring situations. It could have come with a tow package that included a 7-Way trailer connector, or it did not come with a connector at all. To add a 4-Way to a model that does not have tow package, you would need # 118323 that you have referenced. I have included a link to the installation details and a link to a video that shows a typical installation. The harness plugs in line with the tail light wiring behind each tail light.
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  • Wiring To Install 4-Way Trailer Connector on 1993 Dodge Dakota
  • You would need to use a circuit tester like part # 3808, to determine which wires carry the running lights, turn signal and brakes on your 1993 Dodge Dakota. If you are wanting to install a 4-way wiring harness on your Dakota, we do have a plug and play harness available, checkout the Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118317. I have linked an FAQ on wiring, at the bottom there is a table that shows the typical wiring colors and function for different vehicle manufacturers....
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  • Electric Trailer Brake Controller and 7-Way Wiring Recommendations for a 2000 Dodge Dakota
  • For your 2000 Dodge Dakota, I recommend the Tekonsha P2 Brake Controller, # 90885. This is the latest in the popular Prodigy series of brake controllers and it is easy to use and set up. I have included a link to the installation details below. If the 7-Way on the trailer has blade style connectors, you will also need to add a 7 and 4 Way Installation Kit, # ETBC7. You will plug your existing 4-Way into the back of the adapter included with the kit. The remaining 4 wires will need to...
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  • Is the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 118323 Compatible with a 2007 Dodge Dakota
  • The Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, item # 118323, for your 2007 Dodge Dakota will not cause any problems with the vehicle circuitry or cause any fault codes to display on the vehicle computer system as long as the connectors are installed properly. Many of our customers have the same concern. All of the wiring harnesses we sell are tested by the manufacturer to work with the vehicles wiring and if we notice a problem with a harness we let them know immediately. We sell several...
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