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Make installing a trailer wiring harness on your Ford Explorer as easy as possible with a custom fit wiring harness from Draw-Tite, Curt, Pollak, Tow Ready, Bosal, or Hopkins. A custom kit will eliminate or reduce the need to cut and splice wires in your Ford Explorer while helping to protect sensitive electronics.




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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2016 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2016 Ford Explorer we'll be showing you how to install the tow ready T1 vehicle wiring harness with 4 pole flat trailer connector, part number 118540. Our 2016 Ford Explorer here is actually a really simple job to install trailer wiring. We have this quick connect harness here that plugs directly in line with the factory tow wiring on the passenger side of the vehicle. Just to the right of the muffler there's a connector right here. We'll just press in on the locking tab, pull down. We'll take our tow ready wiring harness, we'll take the female end and plug it in this side here which goes towards the front of the vehicle.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2012 Ford Explorer, we're going to be taking a look at installing the Curt T Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness, with four pole flat trailer connector. Part number C56172. Here's what it looks like once it's installed. This is going to give you a nice four pole flat trailer connector with the weather tight cap. This will work with a factory seven pole 00:00:26 installed, or you can just put it in place of the seven way and have a four flat. What's best about this system is you're not going to have to splice any wires. To install it you're just going to plug it into a factory location that's already got power and all the lights.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on this 2013 Ford Explorer, we're going to install the T1 vehicle wiring harness for factory tow package, part number 118272. To help us with our install, we're also going to use a couple of other part numbers. We're using part number 18136, the universal mounting bracket and part number 18138, inaudible 00:00:20 connector mounting bracket. This is our universal mounting bracket, we're going to start with this part first so we can add our seven pull bracket to it later and also our seven pull. This will simply sit on top on the hitch here, this clamp will go around it. We'll run the clamp back into itself and get it started and then we'll take this part, pop it up towards there, then we can tighten it down using a five sixteenth nut driver. Next up will be our seven pull bracket, we'll install just like that; or to help keep things a little more recessed you can also install that way. Go ahead and use included hardware and go ahead and set the two together.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be taking a look at and then we're going to show you how to install the Curt T-connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with the four-pole flat trailer connector, it's part number is C56172. Here's what our wiring kit's going to look like. This is a super easy, straightforward install. We've got our T-connector, it's called a T-connector because it just goes between the factory connector and gets all of our light, power, and everything we're going to need sent out to our four-pole here. Now, this is going to have brakes, turn signals, it's going to have running lights, and our white wire here is going to be our ground. Then we've got a rain terminal attached the this short length of white wire.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2015 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2015 Ford Explorer we're going to review and install the CURT t-connector vehicle wiring harness with 4-pole flat trailer connector, part number C56172. Now to begin our install we first need to locate the manufacturer's wiring connector here on the passenger side on the inner fender well between the fender well and the muffler. Once we locate it we'll locate the locking tab so we can separate the two connectors. Once we separate the two connectors we'll bring in our new wiring harness. The new wiring harness has a the-connection point that will match up with the manufacturer's connectors so we can plug inline with the manufacturer's wiring. We'll take the white wire with the pre-attached ring terminal, ground it to the body of the vehicle, and then run the 4-pole connector and harness over to our hitch.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2015 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2015 Ford Explorer, we'll be installing the Tow Ready, T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number 118540. Here's what our wiring harness will look like once it's installed. As you can see, the connection points mirror manufacturer's connection points, so we can plug in line with our T-connector. The 4-pole harness itself will then pick up the signals through the T-connection and run it to our 4-pole trailer connector, which already has the pre-installed wire loom to help protect it as we route it over top of the exhaust and across to our hitch. Then at the 4-pole connector, it's got a nice molded built on cap so we don't lose it, help protecting the end of our 4 flat trailer connection. Then when you're ready to use it, simply remove the cap and run it to your trailer or accessory. Now we'll go ahead and show you how to install your new Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-pole Flat Trailer Connector. To begin our install, we first need to locate the manufacturer's rear wiring harness that's located on the inner fender well here on the passenger's side, above the muffler, and between the muffler and the fender well.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2012 Ford Explorer, we're going to install part number C56093. All right, we'll go ahead and show you how our wiring harness works before we install it. We use usually keep it hidden underneath the mat. And then when we need to use it, we can go ahead and pull it out. We'll take the wire and pull across the threshold and then we can go ahead and close the hatch on it. Make sure you stay away from the latch so you don't get it pinched in there and cause any damage.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we'll be installing the CURT T-connector wiring harness with 4-pole flat trailer connection, part number C56172. Now to begin our install we'll first go to the passenger side above the muffler on the inner fender well and locate the manufacturer's wiring connector. We'll be pressing on the locking tab, separating these two connection points so we can install the wiring harness. Now over time these locks can get sticky so you may have to work at it a little bit, but pressing on the locking tab will allow you to disconnect the two connection points. Next we'll take our CURT T-connector harness, which will match the manufacturer's connection points, and we can plug directly into the manufacturer's connector. We'll make sure we lock in place, then install the other side into the harness, checking to make sure it locked in place. Now once we've made our connections we'll need to take the white wire and secure it to the body of the vehicle. This also provides our new ground for the 4-pole harness.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on this 2014 Ford Explorer, were going to install part number 118540. This is a T1 vehicle wiring harness with a 4-pole flat trailer connector. Okay. The first thing we need to do is go ahead and find our wire harness. Were looking at the passenger side of the vehicle. You see theres two plugs here on this particular vehicle.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we'll be installing the Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-pole flat trailer connector, part number 118540. Now to begin our install, we'll be underneath the vehicle on the passenger side. If you look to the outside of the muffler, you'll see two vehicle wiring connectors on this application. We'll be using the black connector. We'll first separate these two connection points by pressing on the locking tab and removing the socket from the connector. Then we can take the tow ready T-one connector and plug in line with the manufacturer's wiring. Taking the socket and plugging it into the connector and then the other end back into the vehicle wiring harness. Now with our connection made, we'll go ahead and take the 4-pole wiring and route it over to the center of the vehicle and down to the hitch staying away from the exhaust as much as possible. Once we finish routing, we'll go ahead and take the black zip ties provided with our install kit and secure the wiring. Once we have it secured, we'll go ahead and cut off the excess from the zip ties to clean up our install look.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Ford Explorer

All right, today in this 2013 Ford Explorer, were going to install part number C56093 from Curt. First thing we need to do is open up the back hatch and get access to our wiring. To do that, were going to have to remove the threshold in the back. Well start off by prying the threshold up closest to the door to loosen up the fasteners there. We use a trim pan tool to help get everything loosened up and started then we can go ahead and remove it from the car. Then, therell be two fasteners, one on each side of the threshold that we have to work loose as well. There's a small cover, right where our seatbelt goes in towards the floor, but go ahead and remove it, but pop out the bottom edge first, and push down the edge closest to the side.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2011, Ford Explorer, well be installing the CURT T-Connector vehicle wiring harness for 4-pole flat trailer connector, part number C56172. To begin with, well need to go underneath the rear passenger side of the vehicle. Well be using the black connector. Well need to first begin by squeezing the locking tab on the existing factory wiring harness plug. Once the tab is squeezed, well gently pull the plug apart. You can see inside how the factory wiring harness lines up with the pins of our new T-Connector.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2012 Ford Explorer, we'll be installing the Tow Ready T1 Connector, part number 118540. First, we'll go ahead and identify the connector. It's on the passenger's side next to the muffler. Then we can go ahead and press on the locking tab of the connector and separate the two connection points. Now, if we take our Tow Ready T1 connector, you'll notice that the connectors match identically to the manufacturers and we can plug in line with the manufacturer's wiring. With that completed, we'll now run the 4-pole over to the center of the vehicle and down to the hitch.



Trailer Wiring Harness Adapter Installation - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer, were going to add the Hopkins 7-pole connector part number 37185. To do this, well also use the Tow-Ready bracket part number 18136. Our vehicle is already equipped with a 4-pole connection. Well go ahead and assemble our 7-pole bracket and then add our Tow-Ready bracket so that we can mount it to our hitch. The install kit comes with both the bracket and the hardware. Were going to install all four fasteners and nuts.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today we are working on the 2011 Ford Explorer. We are going to install the tow ready T-One connector part number 118540. First step is to locate the manufacturers connection point on the passenger side of both of the exhausts inside the fender well. Then were going to press the locking tab and disconnect the two connection points. Now we can take our tow ready connector which will have identical plugs on either end matching the manufacturers. And we will plug it in line with the manufactures wiring.










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