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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Honda Pilot

Today on our 2011 Honda Pilot well be installing the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package 7-Way Trailer Connector part number 56097. To begin with well need to open up the rear hatch of the vehicle. Youll notice on the drivers side rear theres a hatch that well need to open up. Inside that theres another cover panel that well need to remove to gain access to our wiring harness. The connection that well be making is located here. Its got a small section of blue tape holding it in place.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2006 Honda Pilot

Today on this 2006 Honda Pilot, we're going to install part number 118336, tow ready. The first thing we need to do is get inside the vehicle. We'll open up the back hatch, and then we'll remove the entire floor covering. We'll remove the lid and these complex hinges to give us a little easier working room. Next, we'll go ahead and remove our threshold. Sometimes you may need a tool to pry this up with, but in this case it came up relatively easy.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2007 Honda Pilot

Today on this 2007 Honda Pilot were going to be installing Tow-ready T-One 4-Pole Harness part# 118336. Where the back of our Pilot and we need flip up this storage compartment down here. Once we've done that we can begin removing this trim panel along a threshold. Over towards a driver sides near this latch were going to peel back the trim panel just a bit until we find this harness. Take a pry tool and it's just secured with little Christmas tree plastic pin, were just going to popped that out of the body and this what were going to use to connect our T-One harness. You go ahead and separate from the clip, we'll take our harness and snap it in this connector and make sure it's seeded all the way.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation- 2010 Honda Pilot

Today on this 2010 Honda Pilot we will be installing wiring harness part number 118491. The harness itself is located behind the driver side rear bumper, almost right above the exhaust. First we will disconnect it from the clip that is holding it in place. We will pull it out and remove the cover to the plug itself. At this point we are going to install the wire harness that plugs into it. It just snaps back in. Then we are going to route this over to our hitch, make sure we stay away from the exhaust and we will be okay. :28



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2004 Honda Pilot

Today we are going to install part number 43105 from Hoppy, and we are going to install this on a 2004 Honda Pilot. A wiring connector is hidden behind this plastic piece right here in the threshold, so what we have got to do is get behind this, take it up, and then get between here and the bucket that is behind here, and that is where the connector lies. Pulling back the bucket here, you can see where our wiring connector is hidden. We will loosen that up and install our harness under that port.





Honda Pilot Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Questions and Answers


  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2015 Honda Pilot
  • We do have the correct wiring harness for your 2015 Honda Pilot, I checked with Curt and they list the part # C56170 as a fit for your vehicle.
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  • Installing 7-way Trailer Connector in Stock Location on 2014 Honda Pilot
  • Installing the # 118265 7-way connector would involve using a hole saw to make a hole to mount the trailer connector, if you wish the installation to look like a stock install. I can understand why you'd be reluctant to cut a hole in the bumper of a brand new vehicle. We've had several reviews from folks that simply used a 2 inch hole saw to cut through the bumper, and from what I've read, it didn't sound like a difficult process. I guess you'll need to decide if the extra cost of the Honda...
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  • Fuse Recommendation to Complete Brake Controller Wiring on a 2013 Honda Pilot
  • Sounds like you are missing the 20 amp fuse needed to complete the brake controller wiring on your 2013 Honda Pilot. The fuse will be needed in the fuse box that is under the hood. Check the diagram on the box to see where it will be needed.
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  • Recommended 4 and 7 Pin Harness for 2011 Honda Pilot
  • I recommend going with the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 7-Way Trailer Connector, part # 56097, which you reference. Check out the installation video I have attached which shows this harness being installed on a 2011 Honda Pilot. You can then use an adapter like the Pollak 7 Pole to 4 Pole Connector Adapter, # PK12716. Check out the video review of this adapter which I have included at right. Another option is to use # 56097, but rather than use...
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  • Trailer Wiring, Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler Recommendation for a 2011 Honda Pilot
  • Let's start with trailer wiring. For that you will want the Curt Wiring Harness part # C56086. This comes with every thing needed for trailer wiring for your vehicle and will install easily. For a combination oil and transmission fluid cooler you would want the Derale Combo Cooler part # D15902, this comes with everything needed to install on your 2011 Honda Pilot. And then for a power steering cooler you would want the part # D13200.
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  • How to Add a 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 2011 Honda Pilot
  • The presence of the plugs on your 2011 Honda Pilot does not mean that they are active. The difference is in how the vehicle is equipped. If the 2011 Honda Pilot did not come with a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector, that means that it is not set up to accept the # 56097. In that case, you would need # 118491. If the Pilot did have a factory 7-Way that somehow was damaged, you would use # 56097 to replace it. To add a 7-Way to a Pilot that was not originally equipped with one,...
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  • 7-Way Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2013 Honda Pilot
  • The T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118265 will work on your 2013 Honda Pilot regardless of whether or not you have the tow package. Most people mount the 7-way to the side of the hitch opening like in the picture I attached. Or you could use a bracket like part # PK12711U-26.
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  • 4-Way and Mounting Bracket Recommendation for a 2012 Honda Pilot
  • The most popular 4-way mounting bracket we offer that other 2012 Honda Pilot owners use is the Mounting Bracket part # 18144. To see how it installs check out the install video I attached. The 4-way wiring kit you would want would be the part # 118558.
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  • 4-Way and Mounting Bracket Recommendation for a 2012 Honda Pilot
  • The most popular 4-way mounting bracket we offer that other 2012 Honda Pilot owners use is the Mounting Bracket part # 18144. To see how it installs check out the install video I attached. The 4-way wiring kit you would want would be the part # 118558.
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  • Is a 7-Way Bracket Needed to Install the 7-Way of the # 118265 on a 2012 Honda Pilot
  • Most people install the 7-way in the area just to the right or the left of the hitch opening when they install the trailer wiring harness part # 118265 on a Pilot like your 2012 model. Check out the picture I attached. However, if you wanted to you could use a bracket like part # PK12711U-26.
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  • Trailer Wiring and Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2007 Honda Pilot
  • For trailer wiring on your 2007 Honda Pilot you would want the Tow Ready wiring harness part # 118336. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. To install this controller you will need the install kit part # ETBC7. I attached an install video and instructions for you to check out.
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  • How to Identify Presence of Tow Package on 2012 Honda Pilot EX-L
  • The best way to confirm whether a given vehicle has a factory tow package present is to check with a local dealership using your vehicle's VIN number. The dealer should be able to easily look this up. Also, please note that what physical attributes actually constitute a 'tow package' can vary between auto makers and vehicle models. We offer a 4-pole harness for the 2012 Honda Pilot without tow package, part # 118558, which includes relays and a flat 4-pole connector. This kit installs...
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  • Difference Between # 118265 and # 118558 Trialer Wiring Harnesses for 2014 Honda Pilot
  • Because the 7-way offers 3 different circuits that the 4-pole unit doesn't (reverse lamp, brake controller output and 12-volt accessory voltage), the wiring harnesses of the two are indeed different. Since all your existing equipment uses a 4 pole, I'd recommend using the # 118558. If at some time in the future you decide to tow something that uses a 7-way connector, you can always upgrade using an adapter like # 37185.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2013 Honda Pilot with Tow Package
  • From a functionality stand point the OEM wiring harness and the Tow Ready Wiring Harness part # 118265 will both do the exact same thing. We have never installed an OEM harness so I am not sure how difficult it would be to install, or if it would be any different than installing the part # 118265. This harness would be exactly what you would need, and since it costs much less than the OEM harness I would strongly recommend it for you.
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  • Where do the Relays Install with the Tow Ready Harness # 118265 on a 2014 Honda Pilot
  • The relays install on the wiring harness itself. They install on the black connnector block, see the picture I attached that points out the relays and the connector block where the relays go.
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  • Towing Trailers with 4-Way Flat and 5-Way Flat Trailer Connectors with a 2014 Honda Pilot
  • The best way to be able to tow both the 4-Way and 5-Way trailers with your 2014 Honda Pilot is to use the 7-Way harness # 118265 and then use an adapter, # TR20141. Normally a 5-Way trailer connector can plug into a 4-Way vehicle side connector but you will lose that one function. Usually the 5th function is for a reverse electric lockout on a trailer that has surge brakes. Without that function you would not be able to back up the trailer without the brakes engaging. It is possible...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Not Working on 2011 Honda Pilot
  • Replacement 7-Way trailer connector # 118253 is not recommended for the 2011 Honda Pilot. We have it listed for a 2009 to 2010 Honda Pilot that came with the factory tow package. Though we have had some customers use it on a 2011. Since Tow Ready, the manufacturer, does not list it for 2011 we must also follow that recommendation. The 7-Way we have listed for the 2011 Pilot is # 56097. The harness that you have now might not be working if one of the fuses or relays is bad or is not...
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  • Will TowReady T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118265 Fit 2014 Honda Pilot
  • If your 2014 Honda Pilot came equipped with the factory 7-way tow package then the wiring harness you referenced, part # 118265 from TowReady, is the correct specified choice as a factory replacement part. This kit includes the 7-way socket as well as the relays and harness to activate the tow package wiring. My technical contact at TowReady confirmed this 7-way kit also works on vehicles without the factory tow package. If your Pilot does not have the factory 7-way then you will want...
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  • Mounting Bracket for 7-Way Trailer Connector # 118265 on a 2014 Honda Pilot
  • For your 2014 Honda Pilot and trailer wiring harness # 118265 you will need mounting bracket # PK12711U-26. It has 8 slotted holes to accommodate the 4 mounting holes on the 7-Way part of the harness. You can attach it directly to a place on the underside of the vehicle or use an additional bracket, # 18140 to secure it without putting any holes in the bottom of the vehicle.
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  • 7-Way Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2012 Honda Pilot
  • The part you referenced, Tow Ready Wiring Harness part # 118265, would be the correct part you would need to install a 7-way wiring harness on your 2012 Honda Pilot. It comes with everything needed, I attached installation instructions for you to check out.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Light Blinkers Not Functioning with Headlights on 2012 Honda Pilot
  • First we need to determine if the problem is on your vehicle or your trailer. To do this use a circuit tester like part # 3808 to test your trailer connector for voltage in the correct places when the taillight functions are applied. To see how this would be done check out the video I attached. If the voltage check out there then you know the problem is on the trailer, if not then the problem is the tow vehicle. Since the question you referenced was that the taillights didn't work...
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  • Running Light Circuit on 2012 Honda Pilot Wiring Harness Stopped Working
  • Yes there could be a bad fuse or relay that is causing this problem on your 2012 Honda Pilot. You can consult the vehicle owners manual for all of the fuses/relays related to the tow package wiring. It is possible that one of the relays or the fuse in wiring kit # 118265 has gone bad. But the only way to test a relay is to use a known good relay in its place. A fuse or relay or the converter itself could be the problem. You would have to replace the relays and fuses and if it still does...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller Install on a 2013 Honda Pilot with 3070-P Harness
  • In the instructions for the brake controller wiring harness # 3070-P for the 2013 Honda Pilot, if the vehicle did not come with a factory tow package there may be additional fuses and relays needed to make everything fully functional. What I recommend is to go ahead and use the vehicle owners manual to find the locations for any and all fuse/relay locations related to the tow package and brake controller wiring. There very well could be something missing. If it is a relay, it may be one...
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  • Will the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # 56097 have a 12 Volt Accessory Circuit Active
  • Yes, once you install the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # 56097 the 12 volt accessory circuit would be activated which would allow you to install a RF Brake Controller part # 90250. I attached install videos for both products for you to check out.
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  • 4-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Bracket for Tow Ready Wiring Harness on a 2014 Honda Pilot
  • It sounds like you have Tow Ready harness # 118558 on your 2014 Honda Pilot. For a 4-Way mounting bracket there are some options. You can using bracket # 18144 with either long bracket # 18136 or short bracket # 18140. You could also use something as simple as # 118149 or magnetic mount # 38095.
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  • Wiring Harness for 2014 Honda Pilot Without Tow Package
  • The Tow Ready 4-pole wiring harness you referenced, part # 118558, is a correct fit for the 2014 Honda Pilot without the tow package. This kit includes the wiring harness, relays and a powered converter to provide voltage for your trailer lights through its 4-pole flat connector. This kit is a plug-in type that does not require you to cut into your Pilot's wiring. The connection points are located in the Honda Pilot's cargo area and behind the bumper. Written instructions are linked...
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  • Wiring Harness For 2013 Honda Pilot Without Factory Tow Package
  • The T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118558 is a confirmed fit for your 2013 Honda Pilot without the factory towing package. The connector block is included in the kit but we do not offer it as an individual item.
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  • After Installing 7-Way on 2012 Honda Pilot and Using 7- to 4-Way Adapter Trailer Lights Do Not Work
  • It could be a problem with the 7-Way to 4-Way adapter. To determine if that is the problem, unplug the adapter and use a circuit tester such as # 3808 to test the 7-Way. If the 7-Way has power without the adapter plugged in then the issue is probably the adapter. If you determine you need a new one, # PK12716 is the most popular option. If the 7-Way does not have power then it could be that one of the fuses or relays is bad. Checking fuses is easy but the only way to test a relay is...
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  • Will the Tow Ready T-One Custom Wiring Harness # 118265 Work on a 2014 Honda Pilot EXL.
  • Yes, the Tow Ready T-One Custom Wiring Harness, # 118265, will work on your 2014 Honda Pilot EXL. I spoke with my contact at Tow Ready and he confirmed that this harness will fit all models of the 2014 Honda Pilot with or without the tow package. I have also attached the installation instructions for you to check out.
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  • Installing a 7-Way or 6-Way Trailer Connector on a 2014 Honda Pilot With Electric Brake Power
  • If your 2014 Honda Pilot came with the factory tow package, then you can use the Tow Ready Custom Fit Wiring Harness, # 118265. The electric brake circuit will work, but you will also need a brake controller, like the Tekonsha Prodigy P3, # 90195, and a custom brake controller wiring adapter, like part # 3070-P. The brake controller is what applies power to the electric trailer brake circuit. Models that came pre-wired for the tow package will have a factory brake controller plug located...
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  • 7-Way Tow Ready Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2012 Honda Pilot
  • Actually, the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness part # 118265 will fit all model 2012 Honda Pilots including your EX-L so it should work very well for you. I confirmed this with Tow Ready. Check out the installation instructions I attached as well.
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Brake Controller in a 2008 Honda Pilot
  • I spoke to my contact at Tow Ready about how you do not have the connection point to install the Tow Ready Harness part # 118253, and he said the only way that's possible is if your vehicle was wired like a 2008 Honda Pilot, which in this case you would need the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118394 and then build a 7-way from there. If you are towing a trailer with brakes you would want the install kit part # ETBC7. This comes with everything to install a 7-way and a brake controller....
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Options for 2013 Honda Pilot EX-L
  • We offer trailer wiring harnesses for your 2013 Honda Pilot whether or not it came equipped with the factory tow package. The simplest way to find out how your vehicle is equipped is to provide your VIN to your local Honda dealer; he can look up the VIN to see how the vehicle was equipped from the factory. However, the two parts noted below will work in either case. If you need a 4-pole flat trailer connector on your Pilot you can use Tow Ready harness # 118558. If your trailer needs...
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  • Availability of Rear Mount Trailer Hitch for 2012 Honda Pilot
  • The 2012 Honda Pilot should have been equipped with a factory trailer hitch, which is why you're unable to find an aftermarket model. Check the rear bumper fascia for a removable panel or door that is hiding the hitch receiver. Once removed, the receiver tube should be visible. If you crawl under the vehicle and look up at the underside right behind the rear bumper, you should be able to see the hitch. If your friend is planning on using the hitch for towing, a trailer wiring harness...
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  • 4-Way Wiring Recommendation for a 2014 Honda Pilot
  • Yes you can, all you would need to install a 4-way on your 2014 Honda Pilot would be the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 118558 and you would have everything needed to install a 4-way on your Pilot to connect to your boat trailer. The part # 118265 would give you a 7-way so I would not recommend it for your trailer.
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  • Are all Components of Tow Ready Wiring # 118558 Required to Install a 4-Way on a 2014 Honda Pilot
  • You would need all the components of the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 118558. The only time you would only need just the 4-way harness would be if you already had a 7-way and were going to just a 4-way. In that situation the rest of the harness would already be installed.
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  • Trailer Wiring Adapters to Convert 7-Way Vehicle Connector on 2014 Honda Pilot to 4-Pole Flat
  • The TowReady T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118558 that you referenced is intended for use in the 2014 Honda Pilot without the factory tow package. If your Pilot has the tow package the correct wiring kit for it is # 118265 which includes a 7-way socket and relays. If you have a functioning 7-way on the vehicle already and just need compatibility with a 4-pole equipped trailer, you can simply use an adapter like # PK12716 from Pollak. This simply plugs into the 7-way and converts it...
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  • 4-Way Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 2014 Honda Pilot
  • The simplest and easiest way to install just a 4-way on your 2014 Honda Pilot would be to install a Tow Ready Wiring harness part # 118558. This kit will connect to your 4x8 trailer once installed and will control the taillight functions.
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  • 4-Way Wiring Recommendation For 2014 Honda Pilot With Factory Tow Package
  • Since your 2014 Honda Pilot is pre-wired for a trailer wiring harness, you can use the Tow-Ready T-one Vehicle Wiring harness # 118558. This wiring harness will connect in the rear hatch cargo area and behind the bumper of the vehicle. The kit does have other components included but you will not need to use them since you have the tow package. The red arrow on the included photo shows the part of the kit you would need to use in step 6 of the included installation instructions. You...
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  • Can a 4, 5, and 7-Way Be Installed on a 2012 Honda Pilot Using Trailer Wiring Harness 118265
  • If you wanted to permanently install a 7-, 4-, and 5-Way vehicle side trailer connector to work with harness # 118265 you will have to hardwire in # HM48470. But you would have to cut off the end of the # 118265 harness that plugs into its 7-Way and hardwire in the wires by function to # HM48470. An easier option is to keep the 7-Way that came with the wiring harness for your Honda Pilot and when you need to tow a trailer with a 4 or 5-Way then use a simple adapter, # 37385.
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  • After Installing Trailer Wiring Harness # 118491 on 2010 Honda Pilot the 4-Way has No Power
  • Once you have installed the large gray converter, all 5 fuses, the relay, and the 4-Way the harness should work. It is possible that if one of the fuses or relays is not in the right place or is blown that the harness will not work. You should not have to have the computer reset or flashed or anything to make the harness work. I suspect that something is either in the wrong place or a fuse is blown. I recommend removing everything and then disconnecting the negative battery cable. Then...
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  • OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness W/ 7-way Connector for 2014 Honda Pilot
  • I spoke with my Tow Ready representative, and was able to confirm for you that the Tow Ready # 118265 IS indeed a fit for the 2014 Honda Pilot. Going with the aftermarket harness would provide a large cost savings over the Honda part.
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  • Could the 7 and 4-Way Connector # 20119 be Used on a OEM Tow Package Wiring # 118265
  • Yes, I pulled bot the Replacement Wiring Adapter # 20119 and an OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness # 118265 from our warehouse and found that the two are compatible. You could use the # 20119 with the # 118265 as a replacement 7-way to give you a 4-way and 7-way. This is a very smart idea and would be great if you plan on towing trailers with 4-ways and 7-ways.
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  • Can the Tow-Ready Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118558 Be used on a 2013 Honda Pilot
  • From my research it looks like all of the 2013 Honda Pilot LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring editions were equipped with a factory integrated Class III trailer hitch. In addition, the same 2013 Honda Pilot models listed above were pre-wired for a trailer harness. The Touring trim level was the only option that included a trailer wiring harness. Since your Pilot is pre-wired for a trailer wiring harness, you can use the Tow-Ready T-one Vehicle Wiring harness # 118558. This wiring harness will...
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  • Will 4/7-Way Connector # 20119 Fit a 4 or 7-Way Wiring Harness on a 2013 Honda Pilot
  • You can use the 4 and 7-Way connector # 20119 with Tow Ready trailer wiring harness # 118265. The round plugs on each will fit together. But it will not work with harness # 118558 because it has a square plug. If your 2013 Pilot came with a factory tow package you can use # 118265. We have confirmed that if you do not have the tow package it can also be used to add a 7-Way up to 2012 Pilots but I cannot confirm that on a 2013. To a add a 4 and 7-Way to a model without the factory...
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  • Troubleshooting Tow Ready OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness # 118265 in 2013 Honda Pilot
  • My technical contact at TowReady advised that they have no reported issues with this particular harness in the application in a 2013 Honda Pilot. Based on the symptom you report (a driver-side tail light that stays on no matter what trailer is connected and no matter what light function is activated) he suggested that it could be that one or both of the relays included in this kit is damaged. You can try swapping the two black relays to see if the problem changes sides on the vehicle....
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  • How to Add 5-Flat Connector to 2014 Honda Pilot With Tow Package
  • The 2013 and 2014 Honda Pilots are of the same generation, therefore they should be wired identically. I have confirmed with Tow-Ready that if you do not have wiring on your PIlot then the Tow-Ready # 118265 that you referenced will fit your vehicle. If you currently have a 7-way connector on your 2014 Pilot then the easiest way to convert to a 5-pole flat connector is to add a connetor like the Hopkins Multi-Tow Connector # HM48470. This 7-way will replace your current 7-way and also...
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  • Parts Needed to Convert a 4-Way Trailer Connector to 7-Way Connector on a 2006 and 2008 Honda Pilot
  • We have everything you will need to install 7 way trailer connectors on your 2006 and 2008 Honda Pilots. At this time there are no factory plug-in style 7-way wiring harness for Honda Pilots made before 2011, but you can use our Universal Installation Kit with 7-Way and 4-Way Adapter, # ETBC7, on each vehicle. The # ETBC7 kit comes with everything you need to install the 7-way and 4-way adapter including the additional wires and hardware. This kit also comes with everything you need...
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  • How Does the 7-Way Trailer Connector in Trailer Wiring Harness 118265 Mount to a 2013 Honda Pilot
  • The 7-Way trailer connector in wiring harness # 118265 will not fit the OEM hole at the bumper. In order to mount the 7-Way you will need mounting bracket # 18138 and either the short bracket, # 18140, or long bracket # 18136, either of which will attach to the hitch.
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  • Will 7-Way Trailer Wiring # 118265 Fit a 2012 Honda Pilot LX without Factory Tow Package
  • Whether your 2012 Honda Pilot has the factory tow package or not you can add the 7-Way harness # 118265 to either one. So since you need a 7-Way for your camper you would go ahead and use # 118265. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Wiring Harness Does not Stay Connected to 7-Way Trailer Wiring Connector in # 118253
  • There is a little tab on the 7-Way that is supposed to catch on the wiring harness to lock it into place. If that piece is bent or broken off then the harness will not stay on the back of the connector. When you push the harness onto the back of the connector there should be a click indicating that it is locked into place. There is also a gray tab on the wiring harness that you will need to pull out and then push it onto the back of the connector. Then you will push the gray locking tab...
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  • Trailer Brake Light Does Not Work Using Trailer Wiring Harness on a 2009 Honda Pilot
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is disconnect the trailer and use a circuit tester like # 3808 to test the pins on the connector. Have someone sit in the vehicle and run through each lighting function to make sure they are all working. The brake lights and turn signals are the pins in the 9:00 and 3:00 positions respectively. If the tester does not light up on one or both pins when the brakes are applied then that indicates an issue on the vehicle side of things. Check for...
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  • Adding Trailer Wiring to a 2012 Honda Pilot
  • So it sounds like your 2012 Honda Pilot did not come with the factory tow package. You are going to need more than just the converter box. You are also going to need some relays and at least one fuse. Since the converter is not available by itself you would have to get the complete kit, # 118265, or # 118558. I wish we did just have the converter by itself but at this time it is not for sale as a separate part.
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  • Is there a Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2012 Honda Pilot LX that has Both a 4-Way and 7-Way
  • If you do not need a 7-Way then you can use wiring harness # 118558 on your 2012 Honda Pilot. All Honda Pilots have at least some of the wiring already on the vehicle. However, if it had the tow package it would already have a trailer connector (7-Way) at the back of the vehicle. If you did need a 7-Way and a 4-Way then you actually could add # 20119 to the 7-Way harness # 118265. What I recommend if you tow trailers with 7-Ways and 4-Ways is to use harness # 118265 and then use an adapter...
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  • Left Tail Light on Trailer Towed By 2009 Honda Pilot not Working
  • As a first step, you will need to determine if the wiring problem exists on the vehicle or on the trailer itself. Unplug the trailer, and use a circuit tester like part # 40376 on the 4-pole on the vehicle while each function is activated. The pin fed by the yellow wire should show power when the left turn signal or brake is activated. The pin fed by the green wire should show power when the right turn signal or brake is activated. The pin fed by the brown wire should show power when...
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  • 4-Way Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2013 Honda Pilot
  • I will be happy to help you out. For a 4-Way on your 2013 Honda Pilot, you will use wiring harness # 118558. All 2013 Honda Pilots are pre-wired but what that means is they can accept a harness that plugs in. The rest of the wiring is already pre-ran through the vehicle. We do not have a video but I have linked the detailed instructions for you. Installation will be simple and should not take long at all. Current pricing is available on the product page. The # 118491 wiring harness...
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  • What Parts Are Needed To Tow a 2013 Pop-up with a 2010 Honda Pilot EX-L
  • In order to tow your 2013 Forest River Rockwood Freedom pop-up with your 2010 Honda Pilot EX-L, either the Curt Wiring Harness # 56097 you referenced or the Tow Ready # 118253 that you mentioned will work. The next piece you will need is a brake controller. I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller # 90885, which is highly popular due to its ease of installation and how well it works. The last piece is the Tekonsha Adapter for Honda # 3070-P - to install this, the connector...
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  • 7-Way Trailer Wiring Harness Stopped Working On a 2011 Honda Pilot
  • The first thing I recommend doing is checking the vehicle side connector for dirt and corrosion build up at the 4-Way. I had a friend that had this problem. The 4-Way had enough corrosion in it to cause the lights not to work. After clearing it out, it worked fine. You could use a circuit tester such as # 3808 if you do not have one to test the wires at the back of the 4-Way to determine if the signal is getting through to that point. That would confirm a problem with the plug, most...
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  • Trailer Tail Lights Not Working after Installing Tow Ready Wiring # 118491 on a 2010 Honda Pilot
  • Thank you for advising the troubleshooting steps you have taken. Installation of this trailer wiring harness # 118491 in your 2010 Honda Pilot requires you to insert components in four separate locations within the vehicle. The 4-pole wiring connects to the plug under the rear bumper; the 3 flat fuses and relay are to be installed in the forward of the two driver-side compartments (the one labelled Aux Fuse); the black box plugs into the harness behind the larger rear driver-side compartment;...
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  • Converting 4-Way Flat on a 2005 Honda Pilot to a 5-Way or 6-Way Round Trailer Connector
  • If the trailer does have a 6-Way round then you can use adapter # 30637. This will give you the basic light functions but unless you connector the other wires on the adapter and use a brake controller you will not be able to use the trailer brakes, if equipped, or provide 12 volt power to the trailer. The white wire on the adapter must be connected to the vehicle frame. The black wire on the adapter connects to the positive terminal of the vehicle battery via a 40 amp circuit breaker...
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  • Parts Needed to Add a 7-Way and Trailer Brake Controller to a 2012 Honda Pilot
  • If you are towing a trailer that has electric brakes, you will need to add a 7-Way wiring harness # 118265. But this is not everything you will need to activate the trailer brakes. You will also need a brake controller. It is possible that your Pilot has a port to plug in a brake controller using harness # 3070-P. I have included a picture that shows where this plug is located on the vehicles that have it. If your vehicle does have this plug under the dash and you can use # 3070-P then...
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  • Will Tow Ready 7-Way Wiring # 118253 Fit on 2011 Honda Pilot
  • We do not recommend the Tow Ready OEM 7-Way Tow Package Wiring # 118253 on the 2011 Honda Pilot due to issues with the factory cut out in the rear fascia. It can still be used, but the plug and the housing will not fit as well as it does on the 2010 Pilot. Another option is the OEM Wiring Harness # 56097. This product features a mounting bracket for the 7-way so it does not use the factory cut out on the vehicle. I have provided links to the installation instructions for both these items.
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  • Running Lights Not Working on Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2013 Honda Pilot
  • You will need to make sure all of the included fuses and relays are installed and that none are blown. This includes the in-line fuses that are part of the harness. A blown fuse or relay could cause this problem. If all the fuses are installed and working properly then use a circuit tester like # 3808 if needed to test the running light pin on the 7-Way. If it has power then you know the problem is on the trailer, most likely a dirty or corroded trailer connector or bad ground at the...
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  • Do All of the Fuses and Relays Have to be Installed for Harness 118265 on a 2013 Honda Pilot
  • You will need to plug in the converter box and all of the fuses/relays as indicated in the instructions. While you may be able to leave out the 12 volt fuse or relay you will need to plug in the other items to make it fully functional so you may as well connect them all at that time. Having the 12 volt circuit active is not going to harm the vehicle, drain the battery, or do anything to a trailer that does not require a 12 volt circuit so it is my opinion to have it active and not need...
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  • Replacement 7-Way Trailer Connector for a 2012 Honda Pilot
  • If all you need is the 7-Way socket and your 2012 Honda Pilot already has everything else you see in the # 118265 kit, then you can use # PK11893 and it will just plug in. But if you need the wiring that plugs into the back of the 7-Way as well then you will have to get the entire 118265 kit because that cable by itself is not available as a separate part.
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  • Tow Ready 7-Way Connector Recommendation for a 2013 Pilot EX-L
  • I spoke with my contact at Tow Ready and they confirmed that the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 118265 will work on your 2013 Honda Pilot and will be everything you will need to have a 7-way at the rear of your vehicle. I attached a copy of the installation instructions for you to check out also.
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  • Installation of Tow Ready Wiring Harness 118558 on a 2012 Honda Pilot
  • The black fuse-like connectors you mentioned are relays, and they are going to be installed in the extra black plug you see on the section of the # 118558 wiring harness that connects to the black converter box. This plug has slots for both of the relays. Once the included box-style fuse is installed in the secondary underhood fuse box, the two relays are in place, and you have installed both sections of the harness, no other connections are required. I am including a link to the installation...
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  • What is the Best Way to Determine if a 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L has a Factory Tow Package
  • The best way to determine how the vehicle is equipped is to have a technician at the dealership, not a salesman necessarily, run the VIN. They will be able to tell you if it has the factory tow package or not. If it does not have any type of trailer connector on it, it may still have the tow package just not all the parts so it is difficult to test it and you would need someone who knows what they are doing doing the testing. Once you have them run the VIN in their computer system and...
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  • 4-Way Flat Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2012 Honda Pilot to Tow a Small Trailer
  • We do have a trailer wiring kit for the 2012 Honda Pilot that includes a 4-Way flat wiring harness. However, to make it fully functional you do need all of those parts you see. The 4-Way version is # 118558. The reason all of the parts are needed is because there is no converter or relays connected at the forward installation point, see instructions, on the vehicle. Without that installed, there will be no power going back to the 4-Way.
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  • Recommendations for Installing the Tow Ready OEM Wiring Harness on a 2012 Honda Pilot
  • What most people do to install this OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness # 118265 in the factory location is use a hole saw to cut a hole in the bumper area and then use 4 nuts and bolts to secure the connector to the bumper. If you check out some of the product reviews on the product page you will see others who have used this method to install this product.
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  • Installation of 7-Way/4-Way Connector on 2010 Honda Pilot
  • These two parts differ in their terminating connectors. Part # 56097, Replacement Circuit Protected OEM Wiring Harness and Mount for Honda Pilot, provides a round 7-Way trailer connector. Part # 118491, T-One Connector w/Upgraded Circuit Protected ModuLite - Honda Pilot, provides a flat 4-way trailer connector. I have attached a video showing installation of this item in a 2010 Honda Pilot. If you want to have both 4-way flat and 7-way round connectors on your Pilot, and also have the...
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  • Installation of Honda Pilot Factory Tow Package Wiring # 118253 on 2010 Honda Pilot With Tow Package
  • The Honda Pilot Factory Tow Package Wiring, part # 118253, you have referenced will provide a 7-Way trailer connection at the rear of the vehicle, as long as your 2010 Honda Pilot has the Factory Tow Package. That means it is wired from the factory with the plug under the rear bumper which will accept a 7-Way trailer connector. It comes with the necessary fuses, relays, and converter box to add the 7-Way. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the # 118253 kit. The...
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 2012 Honda Pilot
  • We have trailer wiring harnesses available for your 2012 Honda Pilot, but to pick out the correct one you will need to know which trailer connector you have on your vehicle. If you have a 4-way you would want a Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118558. This connector is characterized by a flat connector with 4 wires coming out of it. Most likely this the harness you would need. If you have a 7-way on your trailer you would want a Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Harness...
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  • How to Test Operation of TowReady Part # 118253 Honda Pilot Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring
  • If it is not convenient to attach a properly functioning trailer to your vehicle to test the new wiring package, you can test each function (tail light, brake light, turn signal, etc) by using your test probe on each pin at the vehicle 7-way connector. A helper will make this process easier as you will need someone to activate the lights and brakes while you apply the test probe to the corresponding connector pins. I have attached a link to a help article concerning trailer wiring. This...
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  • Does Tow Ready OEM Tow Package Harness # 118265 Work on 2013 Honda Pilot
  • After speaking with my contact at Tow Ready, I have found that their OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness # 118265 is compatible for your 2013 Honda Pilot. I have included instructions for the proper installation of this product. Along with the wiring harness, I recommend the Plews Edelmann Dielectric Grease # 11755, which will protect your electrical connections with a specialized formula that protects your wiring from corrosion and water damage.
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  • Trailer Wiring for a 2009 Honda Pilot EX that Did Not Come with Factory Wiring
  • For a 2009 Honda Pilot with no factory wiring you will need Tow Ready wiring harness # 118491. This will come with everything you will need to add a 4-Way trailer wiring harness to the vehicle. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation for you. it looks like the 2009 Pilot came with a factory trailer hitch. In order to get the right ball mount mount and ball there are some measurements you will need to take. I have incldued...
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  • Trailer Running Lights Not Functioning After Installation of T-One Harness Part # 118558
  • It is possible that the two supplied black relays, which plug into the smaller black connector block about midway along the main wiring harness, may not be fully inserted into the connector block. This condition could cause the symptoms you're experiencing with your running lights. First, double-check that the relays are correctly inserted into the harness. If this does not remedy the problem then you can next follow the troubleshooting steps outlined below. If you have the relays plugged...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendations for a 2012 Honda Pilot Without a Factory Tow Package
  • There are a few different options that you have to install a 4-way or a 7-way trailer connector on your 2012 Honda Pilot. Option 1 would be to install the Tow Ready 7-Way Wiring Harness, # 118265, that you referenced and use a 7-way to 4-way adapter like part # PK12716 so you can connect to the 4-way connector from your trailer. The only downside to this set up is adding a brake controller. Since your vehicle did not come with a factory tow package, it probably does not have a brake...
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  • Troubleshooting Tow Ready Trailer Wiring Harness # 118558 on 2012 Honda Pilot
  • As a first step, you will want to use a circuit tester like part # 40376 to test the pins on the 4-pole connector as each function is activated. The 4 pole has 3 sockets and one pin. The socket fed by the green wire is right turn/brake, the yellow wire feeds the socket for left turn/brake and the socket fed by the brown wire is the running lights. If you are not getting the correct signal on the correct sockets, you will want to carefully review the install procedure as outlined in the...
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  • Troubleshooting Reverse Lockout on a 2011 Honda Pilot with a CURT OEM Wiring Harness Replacement
  • The wiring harness # 56097 is designed to replace the OEM harness on a 2011 Honda Pilot. If your Pilot did not originally come with it then it may not be completely wired throughout the vehicle so the OEM replacement could work. There are quite a few relays and fuses that need to be installed for the harness to work properly. Check the vehicle owners manual for the locations of any fuses/relays related to the trailer wiring to make sure everything is in the right place and functioning....
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  • Installation Instruction Tips for Installing a Curt Harness on a Honda Pilot 2011
  • As long as your boat trailer has a 7-way connector as a trailer connector the Curt Harness # 56097 will work to activate your trailer lights. I would recommend you connect your trailer to your tow vehicle once the harness is installed and check to make sure all of the tail light functions work. I spoke to my contact at Curt about the second number 2 in the installation instructions and he said that the push fasteners are behind the fascia and are what connect it to the body. He said...
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  • 7-Way Mounting Bracket for a 2012 Honda Pilot LX 4 Wheel Drive
  • What you may be able to do is relocate the 7-Way from the factory location and use bracket # 18138 instead. This bracket can attach under the vehicle somewhere and you can even use a no-drill bracket, # 18140 or # 18136 to attach the 7-Way bracket to. Otherwise, you may be able to modify bracket 18138 and use it as support in the factory location. However, I have not heard of this being done so you will want to proceed with caution.
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  • 4-Pole Trailer Connector for 2012 Honda Pilot With OEM Tow Package
  • The Tow Ready wiring harness you mentioned, part # 118491 is a fit for the 2009-2011 Honda Pilot. For the 2012 model, you would need part # 118558 to provide a 4-pole connector or # 118265 for a 7-way. I have linked you to the install instructions for you to look over.
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  • Does the Tow Ready # 118491 Trailer Wiring Harness for 2011 Honda Pilot Carry Over to 2012 Models
  • According to Tow Ready, the 2011 Pilot uses the # 118491 and the 2012 models use the # 118558. Apparently, Honda changed the wiring connectors and the way the harness is connected into the vehicle wiring system for the 2012 model year. Unfortunately, the wiring harness for your 2011 Pilot will not work on your new vehicle.
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  • Trailer Running Lights Not Functioning After T-One Harness # 118558 Installed on 2012 Honda Pilot
  • As a first step, you should determine if the problem exists on the vehicle or on the trailer. Use a circuit tester like part # 40376 and test each pin on the trailer connector as its function is activated. Refer to the photo I edited to see which pin on the connector serves which function. If you get a signal on the pin fed by the brown wire when the vehicle headlights are on, the problem is in the trailer wiring, and not the vehicle. Check the 4-pole connector on the trailer, making...
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  • Where are the Trailer Wiring Connection Locations for a 2012 Honda Pilot
  • There are actually a few connection points required for trailer wiring harness # 118558. There is one behind the bumper in the location you have described, but the other connections are inside the cargo area of the vehicle. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view.
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  • What is the Circuit Protection on the Curt Replacement Wiring Harness # 56097
  • The Curt Replacement Circuit Protected OEM Wiring Harness, # 56097, for your 2011 Honda pilot is rated to handle up to 3 amps on the turn and brake circuits and up to 6 amps on the tail light circuit. The circuit protection on this harness is the converter box. The converter box will short out if there is a short on the trailer or the trailer lights are drawing too many amps to protect the vehicles electrical system. This is how most vehicle specific circuit protected wiring harnesses are...
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  • Parts Needed to Add a 4-Way or 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 2012 Honda Pilot
  • Since your 2012 Honda Pilot is pre-wired for a trailer connector but did not come with a trailer connector, you will need to use wiring harness # 118558. This harness comes with everything you will need to add a 4-Way trailer connector including the converter and relays. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. To add a 7-Way, you would need to use the above harness and then install # ETBC7. I have included some links that explain the ETBC7 installation.
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  • 2012 Honda Pilot 7-Way Trailer Wiring Harness
  • According to my contact at Tow Ready, installing the # 118265 and the included relays should provide you with a functional 7-way trailer connector. If you were installing a brake controller, my contact did not know if the connector to install a brake controller would be present. Honda typically places this connector under the dash to the left of the steering column near the top of the brake pedal. It is usually taped to a different wiring harness. If the connector is not present,...
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  • 5-Pole Trailer Wiring Harness for 2012 Honda Pilot
  • If your Pilot came from the factory with a 7-way trailer connector, you would simply need an adapter like part # A75TB. The adapter would plug into the 7-way, and the 5-pole from the trailer would plug into the adapter. If your Pilot did not come from the factory with a trailer connector, you have two alternatives. You can install a 7-way, part # 118558 and use the adapter mentioned above. This would be a plug-and-play install, very simple. If you wanted to avoid using the adapter,...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Options for a 2012 Honda Pilot with or without a Factory Tow Package
  • The wiring harness fora 2012 Honda Pilot that did not come with a factory tow package (that would have included a trailer connector) is # 118558. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. this will provide you with the basic light functions used on a trailer: left and right turn signals, brake lights, and running lights. Wiring harness # 118265 is designed to replace a broken or lost OEM trailer connector if the vehicle came with one from the factory.
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  • Trailer Tail Lights Not Working after Installing Tow Ready Wiring # 118491 on a 2009 Honda Pilot
  • It sounds as if there may be a blown taillight fuse or you may have one of the fuses or a relay installed in the wrong position on your 2009 Honda Pilot, after installing the # 118491 T-One connector. I would start out checking the taillight fuses in the under hood power distribution boxes on your vehicle. If no fuses are blown, go over the installation instructions and the photo I attached and make sure you installed all of the fuses and relays in the correct locations. The 20 amp...
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  • How to Connect a 7-Way on 2012 Honda Pilot To a 6-Way On a Camper
  • If you have a 6-Way round connector on your camper we have many wiring adapters that will allow you to convert your 7-Way connector on your 2012 Honda Pilot to the 6-Way round connector on your camper.On a 6-Way round connector you will need to verify the function of the center pin and make sure it is wired correctly to match the center pin on your vehicles 7-Way. The center pin on a 6-Way round can be wired as either a 12-volt hot lead or an electric brake signal. I am including a link...
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  • No power on the 4-Way Trailer Connector # 118491 on a 2009 Honda Pilot
  • What I recommend is to remove everything that came with the Tow Ready wiring harness, # 118491, and then start the installation again as if it was the first time. It could be that you missed something and that by going through the steps again will reveal the issue. Once you have everything except the 4-Way part re-installed, use a circuit tester like # 3808 if needed and test the connector on the vehicle where the 4-Way installs. If you still do not get any power when the brakes are...
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  • Installing an Electric Trailer Brake Controller on a 2011 Honda Pilot
  • From what I can find, if the 2011 Honda Pilot did not come with a trailer connector then you cannot use the Tekonsha harness # 3070-P as it is not connected all the way like on models that came with the completed factory tow package. This could also mean that the 7-Way you installed, # 118253 is not fully functional. What you will need to do to install the brake controller is hardwire it using brake controller installation kit # 5506. You will need to cut the blue wire off several...
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  • Can Factory Brake Control Port Be Used on 2011 Honda Pilot When Using Tow Ready Harness #118253
  • The Tow Ready Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118253, can be used as a replacement for the factory wiring harness on your 2011 Honda Pilot with the factory tow package. The # 118253 wiring harness will plug into a connector under the rear bumper of your vehicle and give you a 7-way connector on the rear of your vehicle. The factory brake controller harness port is usually installed on vehicles with a factory tow package on the vehicle. I would recommend to look under your dash for the...
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  • Trailer Wiring Adapter for a 2011 Honda Pilot with a 7-Way and a Boat Trailer
  • A lot of boat trailers have what is called a 5-Way flat trailer connector. It has the 4 basic lighting functions, a ground circuit, and a circuit to activate an electric reverse lockout on the trailer coupler. You would need to use an adapter like # HM47570. One end plugs into the 7-Way on your Honda Pilot, the other end can accept a 6-Way, 5-Way, or 4-Way. There are other adapters in case you have a different style connector on your trailer. I have included a link to the wiring adapter...
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  • Comparing Trailer Wiring Harnesses For a 2010 Honda Pilot
  • Since you have a tow package on your 2010 Honda Pilot, that means it is wired from the factory to accept a 7-Way trailer connector. The correct harness then would be # 118253. It comes with the necessary fuses, relays, and converter box to add the 7-Way, which is also included. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If the vehicle did not come with a factory tow package that means that it is not wired from the factory for a 7-Way, but you can add a 4-Way using...
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  • Is the Tow Ready Replacement Trailer Wiring Harness # 118253 Compatible with 2007 Honda Pilot
  • To install a 7-way trailer connector on your 2007 Pilot, you will need to start with a 4-pole, # 118336. You would then use an adapter like part # 37185, which would plug into the 4-pole. Once the adapter is plugged in, and the white ground lead is attached to the vehicle frame, all lighting functions are taken care of. If your trailer has electric brakes, you would need to install a brake controller using our Brake Controller Install Kit, # ETBC7. The kit includes the adapter I mentioned...
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  • Replacing OEM Trailer Wiring Harness with # 118336 for 2004 Honda Pilot
  • Lets begin with the purpose of the converter box. The wiring system that trailers use is very simple. The turn signal and the brake lights are carried on the same circuit. The left turn and brake light signals are carried in the yellow wire down the drivers side of the trailer, and the right turn and brake light signals are carried on the green wire running down the passenger side. This is the tried-and-true system that has been used for years. The converter comes in when you have a...
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  • Parts Needed to Add a Trailer Brake Controller to a 2007 Honda Pilot
  • In order to install a brake controller like the Tekonsha P#, # 90195, you will need a 7-Way trailer connector, the brake controller, and wiring to attach the controller to the 2007 Honda Pilot. If your Pilot does not already have a wiring harness of any kind, you will first need to install Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118336. The wiring harness you referenced fits a 2009 to 2011 Pilot and will not work on your 2007. You could have the Honda harness installed by the dealer but...
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  • Adding a 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 2011 Honda Pilot without Factory Tow Package
  • The easiest way to add a 7-Way to your 2011 Honda Pilot would be to use Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118253. Out of this kit, you would need to use just one of the large black relays and then replace the 4-Way you have with the 7-Way components in the kit. This is because the 4-Way kit you have installed, # 118491, already uses a lot of the same parts (see instructions). This will work fine if you are just looking for a connector that will provide the light functions, but if...
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  • Tow Ready Trailer Wiring Harness Sets Off Tire Pressure Monitoring System, 2011 Honda Pilot
  • First, you should install all of the fuses/relays as indicated in the instructions, which I have linked for you, for the Tow Ready Wiring Harness, # 118491 on your 2011 Honda Pilot. If you disconnected the vehicle battery at any point during installation, it may have wiped the information needed by the tire monitoring system, so it is indicating a fault. You would need to reset the tire pressure monitoring system. The 2011 Honda Pilot comes from the factory pre-wired to add trailer...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2009 Honda Pilot without Factory Tow Package
  • Since your 2009 Honda Pilot did not come with a factory tow package, and you have already installed an aftermarket 4-Way wiring harness, you will need to install a 4 and 7 Way Installation Kit, # ETBC7. The ETBC7 will provide a 7-Way trailer connector at the rear of the vehicle, and it includes all the wiring needed to install a brake controller. I have included a link to an FAQ article and a video showing the installation of an ETBC7 kit. For a brake controller, I recommend the Tekonsha...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Lights Not Working After Installing Vehicle Wiring and Rewiring Trailer
  • Lets start troubleshooting by eliminating the trailer, so we can tell if the vehicle wiring harness that you purchased, item # 118336, for your 2003 Honda Pilot is working correctly. Unplug the trailer and use a circuit tester, item # 3808 if needed, to test the connector at the back of the vehicle. Have someone apply the brakes, turn signals and turn the running lights while you are testing. If the 4-Way does not function correctly when performing this test, go to the wires that are...
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  • Which Trailer Wiring Harness Fits a 2011 Honda Pilot not Equipped with Factory 7-Way
  • You are correct, the Replacement Harness, # 56097, does come with more parts than the T-One Connector, # 118491. The difference is in how the vehicle is equipped. If the 2011 Honda Pilot did not come with a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector, that means that it is not set up to accept the 56097. In that case, you would need 118491. If the Pilot did have a factory 7-Way that somehow was damaged, you would use 56097 to replace it. To add a 7-Way to a Pilot that was not originally...
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  • Adding a 4-Way to 7-Way Trailer Wiring Adapter to a 2011 Honda Pilot for Light Functions Only
  • The Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118491, that you have referenced will fit your 2011 Honda Pilot. I have included links to the installation details and a video showing a typical installation. If you just want to use the right/left turn, brake lights, and running lights and leave all other function inactive on the trailer, you can just use Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole and 4 Pole, # 37185. You will just plug the 4-Way, installed previously, into the back, attach the white ground...
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  • Trailer Wiring and Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2011 Honda Pilot
  • If your 2011 Honda Pilot did not come with a factory trailer wiring harness, you will first need to install the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 118491, that you have referenced. I have included a link to the installation details and a video showing a typical installation for you to view. Next, you will need a 4 and 7 Way installation kit, # ETBC7. This kit provides the 7-Way plug you need while still retaining the use of the 4-Way. It comes with all of the wiring and circuit breakers...
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  • Correct Trailer Wiring Harness for 2009 Honda Pilot Towing 5 x 8 Trailer
  • The item you purchased, Circuit Protected OEM Wiring Harness, part # 56097, is designed to be used with the Honda Pilot that comes with the factory tow package and will give you a 7-way at the rear of you Pilot. You will need to contact your Honda dealership and provide them with your VIN number and they will be able to tell you if your Pilot came equipped with a tow package. The item you referenced, Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, part # 118491 will give you a 4-way connector at...
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  • Correct Trailer Wiring Harness for 2011 Honda Pilot
  • The Curt wiring harness you refer to, part # 56097 is an aftermarket replacement for a damaged OEM wiring harness. Since your Pilot was not equipped with an OEM wiring harness, you would need to use the Tow Ready T-1 Wiring Harness, part # 118491. If you need a 7-way connector to supply lighting connections only, part # 37185 can be used to adapt the 4-pole to a 7-way. If the trailer has electric brakes, a brake controller would need to be installed using part # ETBC7, our Brake Controller...
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  • Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 118491 Recommendation for the 2011 Honda Pilot
  • For your 2011 Honda Pilot I would recommend that you get a Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, part # 118491. I attached installation instructions for this product below for you to check out also. The Honda Pilot Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring, part # 118253, that you referenced would work, however we do not recommend it because the connector size does not match up with the factory cut-out in the rear fascia. Some people have made it work with a little modification, but if I...
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  • Where To Connect Hopkins Plug-N-Tow Wiring Harness # 43105 On A 2005 Honda Pilot
  • To install the Hopkins Plug-N-Tow Wiring Harness, part # 43105, on your 2005 Honda Pilot you will need to plug it into a connector located inside the vehicles rear cargo area, under the rear threshold. You will remove the rear threshold and push the front tray forward a little and you will see the connector around the center of the vehicle. See the pictures at the right that will show the location of the connector on a Honda Pilot. I am including a video link to a wiring harness being...
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  • Why Does Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 118491 Include 1 Relay and Honda Wiring Has 2
  • The wiring kit you selected, Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, part # 118491, would just give you a 4-way connector at the rear of your 2009 Honda Pilot, only requiring one relay. The other wiring kit that we offer, Honda Pilot Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring # 118253, includes 2 relays as it is a replacement for the OEM tow package wiring. Part # 118253 would require 2 relays as it gives you a 7 way connector. The kit that you referenced from Honda is more than likely part # 118253. If...
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  • Plug and Play Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 2011 Honda Pilot
  • The T-One Connector w/Upgraded Circuit Protected ModuLite - Honda Pilot, part # 118491, that you referenced would work on your 2011 Honda Pilot and be a good fit for you as there is no cutting, splicing or taping of anything. I attached a link to an installation video below for you to check out that shows how this product installs onto 2011 Honda Pilot that is very similar to yours.
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  • Will Tow Ready Vehicle Wiring Harness 118491 Fit a 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L
  • Yes, the # 118491 T-One connector with upgraded circuit protected ModuLite fits all models of the 2011 Honda Pilot, including those with the EX-L trim package. It should work well for your application. You can view the installation instructions for the wiring at the link provided, as well as a video showing it being installed on a 2010 Pilot.
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  • What is the Best Method to Attach Brake Controller Red Wire to Stop Light Wire on Brake Switch
  • The best way to make the connection from the red wire on a brake controller to the stop light circuit on the brake switch is to solder in the red wire to the stop light wire. You will need to be careful not to overheat and damage the vehicle wire or surrounding wires when soldering. If you need solder you can # FL0803490. It would then be a good idea to wrap the connection in electrical tape. The next best option is to use a Scotch-Loc if your 2010 Honda Pilot does not have a tow package...
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  • Are Fuses and Relays Needed to Use the Factory Tow Package Wiring on a 2009 Honda Pilot
  • If your 2009 Honda Pilot has the factory trailer towing receptacle at the rear bumper then all of the tow package fuses and relays should be installed. You should be able to just plug your trailer into the receptacle and have all of the functions working except for the electric trailer brake function. If you have a trailer with electric brakes you will need a brake controller and wiring adapter to attach the brake controller in the cab of the vehicle. I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy...
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  • Wiring Harness and Brake Controller Installation on 2010 Honda Pilot without Tow Package
  • Brake controllers are not vehicle specific, you can choose virtually any controller for your Pilot and it would work just fine for you. This being said, I would recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. This controller is very easy to set up and to use, and is one of our best sellers. As your Pilot is not pre-wired, you will need to hardwire the brake controller. This can be done by using our Brake Controller Installation Kit, part # ETBC7. You will also need the T-1 Wiring Harness,...
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  • Converting a 4-Way T-Connector Harness to a 5-Way on a 2010 Honda Pilot for Reverse Lockout Actuator
  • The best and easiest solution would be to add part # 20036 to your wiring setup. It plugs into your current 4-Way and adds a loose lead for the 5th wire for your reverse lockout. You will need a circuit tester like part # 3808. You will need to use the circuit tester to find which wire behind the tail lights carries the reverse light circuit. Be sure to use the emergency brake and have someone help you by putting the vehicle in reverse. Once you have found which wire carries the reverse...
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  • Removing the Auxiliary Fuse Panel Door and Cover on a 2010 Honda Pilot to Install Trailer Wiring
  • A colleague has a 2010 Honda Pilot so I went out to check on opening the auxiliary fuse box door and then the cover behind the door. In the instructions linked below, the manufacturer of T-One Connector with Upgraded Circuit Protected ModuLite, # 118491, states to use a trim panel tool to remove the door. What I did was to use the vehicle key. I stuck it in at about a 45 degree angle towards the front. I then pushed against the door towards the passenger side of the vehicle and the...
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  • How to Mount Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring 118253 on a 2010 Honda Pilot with Factory Knockout
  • To secure the 7-Way connector part of the Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring, # 118253, to your 2010 Honda Pilot, you can use the factory knockout and drill 4 holes to match the four mounting holes on the 7-Way. Use the 7-Way as a template to drill the holes. If you do not want to drill into the bumper, you can attach a bracket to the trailer hitch. You can use the Mounting Box, # 18156. This is a simple no-drill, universal application that includes a clamp to attach the bracket to the...
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  • Locating Brake Stoplight Switch Wire for Installing Tekonsha Prodigy on 2006 Honda Pilot
  • To find the correct circuit to tap the red brake controller wire into, use a circuit tester like part # 40376. Test each wire coming off of that brake switch until you find the wire that only shows current when the brake pedal is pressed. This circuit is sending voltage to the brake lights on the vehicle, connecting the brake controller into this circuit will not damage anything. I will provide a link below that will show how to use the circuit tester, in case you are not familiar with...
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  • Removing Wiring Harness Cap to Install # 118491 on 2010 Honda Pilot
  • There are two tabs on either side of the cap, with the tabs released apply a rocking motion back and forth. You might have to keep at it for a bit, but the cap should come off. Avoid using brute force like pliers, if those tabs are damaged the plug will not be seated correctly when plugged in.
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  • How to Tell if a 2010 Honda Pilot has a Factory Installed Tow Package
  • To find out if your 2010 Honda Pilot came with a tow package from the factory, the most certain way is to have a dealer run the VIN. There are some tell tale signs, however, that may lead you in the right direction. If the Pilot has a functioning 7-Way trailer connector, you probably have a tow package. If you do not have the 7-Way plug at the rear of the vehicle, you will need the Honda Pilot Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring (7-Way) with Circuit Protected ModuLite HD Module, # 118253...
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  • What Is the Part Number for a Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2010 Honda Pilot with No Trailer Wiring
  • If there was no wiring from the factory, then it is not a tow package equipped vehicle. For the 2010 model year, all Pilots are built with hitches, but the models with tow packages had a wiring harness included. The part you need is part # 118491. It is a 4-Pole connector and the kit includes the fuses, relays, and control modules needed to complete the wiring setup.
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  • 2010 Honda Pilot LX with No Tow Package Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation
  • The part you need is part # 118491. It includes the fuses, relays and other parts necessary to activate the tow wiring.
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  • Can Honda Pilot Wiring Harness 118253 Be Used to Release Trailer Brakes when Backing Up
  • Part # 118253 is only to be used with Pilots that have the OEM Tow Package. If you do not know if your Pilot has the OEM tow package, you can contact your dealer or Honda with your VIN and they should be able to tell you. If you does, you would then use adapter part # A75TB to come down to a 5-Way. If you do not have the tow package, you could use part # 118491 and then add a 4-Pole to 5-Pole adapter like part # 20036. You would run the loose blue wire to the tail light circuit on your...
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  • Is a 4-Way Harness Needed if My 2004 Honda Pilot Already has a Factory Installed 4-Way Connector
  • Ordinarily, you would need three components to complete a brake controller and trailer wiring set up on a 2004 Honda Pilot. The brake controller, the 7 and 4 Way Installation Kit, # ETBC7, and wiring harness 43105 or 118336. If you already have a 4-Way connection at the rear of the vehicle, you should only need the brake controller and the ETBC7 kit. You have to make sure your 4-Way connection you have currently on the vehicle is functional (it is wired and ready to use). The ETBC7 kit...
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  • Wiring Harness, Part # 118491 for 2010 Honda Pilot
  • We have the wiring harness you are needing. The Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring is part # 118491 and would plug into the connector located behind your bumper. This product includes the fuses and relays necessary to activate the lighting circuits for towing your jon boat.
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  • Wiring the 118491 Harness on a 2010 Honda Pilot
  • First open the rear door and fold the rear seat forward. Locate and open the storage compartment on the drivers side of the cargo area. Next, locate the grey tow plug by opening the access panel inside of the storage compartment. Then insert the converter box into the vehicles grey tow plug. Next, locate the fuse panel in the rear cargo area on the drivers side next to the rear seats that you folded down. Open fuse compartment using a trim panel remover. Then insert the relays and...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Kit for a 2010 Honda Pilot EXL
  • If you do not have the factory tow package on your vehicle, or you only want to install a 4-Way connector, you can use the T-One Connector with Upgraded Circuit Protected ModuLite, # 118491, to provide a 4-Way connector at the rear of your vehicle. This kit includes everything needed to install the wiring harness including a circuit tester. If your 2010 Honda Pilot has the tow package it should have a port or plug in the back for this harness to plug into. There are 4 holes in the 7-Way...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness for 2010 Honda Pilot
  • According to the information we have from our hitch manufacturers, 2009-2010 Honda Pilots are built with an integrated hitch from the factory. This being the case, our hitch manufacturers do not produce any hitches for the 2009-2010 Pilot, which is why we do not have any listed on our site. You would use part # 118491 for a trailer wiring harness. It is a simple plug-n-play unit that will provide a basic 4-Way trailer connector.
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  • Is T-One Harness with ModuLite part # 118491 The Correct Harness for 2010 Honda Pilot
  • T-One Harness with Upgraded Circuit Protected ModuLite part # 118491, is the correct trailer harness to use for a 2010 Honda Pilot with no tow package. Chances are if your Pilot did not come with a factory trailer connector, it has no tow package. If you want to double check, you can contact Honda or your dealer with the VIN to find out if the vehicle had a tow package installed at the factory.
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  • Will the Honda Pilot Wiring Harness Work On a 2010 Model
  • Yes, as long as your 2010 Honda Pilot has the Towing Package the Honda Pilot Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring, item # 118253, will provide a 7-way trailer connection at the rear of the vehicle. The relays, fuses and hardware needed to install the Honda Pilot Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring are included.
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  • Are Relays and Fuses Included with the 2009 Honda Pilot Tow Wire Harness
  • Yes, the relays and fuses and hardware needed to install the Honda Pilot Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring, item # 118253, are included.
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  • Availability of a Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2010 Honda Pilot
  • The Honda Pilot Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring (7-Way) w/ Circuit Protected ModuLite HD Module, item # 118253, will plug into the vehicles factory connection under the rear bumper. The harness comes complete with a modulite taillight converter that needs to be installed in the vehicles rear cargo area storage compartment and fuses and relays that will need to be installed in the cargo area fuse panel and the under hood fuse panel. The 7-Way connector will not install in the knockout...
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  • How Does OEM Tow Package Wiring Install to a 2009 Honda Pilot and What Adapters are Need for 4-Way
  • Since your 2009 Honda Pilot has the tow package it will have a port or plug for this harness to plug into. There are 4 holes in the 7-Way connector so that you can mount it to the bumper. Some vehicles have knockouts in place that can be removed and provide a pre-drilled location for the 7-Way. Take a look at your bumper to see if a knock out is there. If there is no knock out, you can attach to the bumper using a bracket like part # 18138. There may also be a 4-Way already in place...
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  • Will the Honda Pilot Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Work with the 2010 Honda Pilot
  • If your vehicle has the factory towing package installed then the Honda Pilot Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring (7-Way) w/ Circuit Protected ModuLite HD Module, item # 118253, will work on your vehicle and then you will need to use a 7-Way to 4-Way connector adapter, # PK12716, to convert the 7-Way connector to a 4-Way connector on your trailer if applicable. If you do not have the factory tow package on your vehicle, or you only want to install a 4-Way connector, you can use the Upgraded...
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