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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on this 2014 Kia Sorento, we're going to install part number 119147KIT and then we're also going to use part number 118151. Fist thing we're going to do is open up the back hatch. Then we're going to go ahead remove the tail lights. There are two screws we have to remove for each tail light. Remove the two and then we can pop it loose in the bodywork. Then we'll go ahead and disconnect the wire harness from the tail light. There's a small tab we have to push down and then we're going to go ahead and release it from the wiring harness.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento well be installing the Curt T-Connector Vehicle wiring harness for factory toll package with a four-pull flat trailer connector, part number C56151. The two ports that well be plugging into the factory wiring harness are located here on the driver side rear. Well need to remove two dust covers, one from each of the plugs on the factory wiring harness before we can install our new Curt T-Connector Vehicle wiring harness.To remove each of the dust covers, simply pushing the locking tab and gently pull out. Now, were ready to plug our new Curt T-Connector in. Simply match up each of the plugs with the opposite side, and plug them in, making sure that we hear each of the locking tabs locked firmly into place. Now that we have each of the plugs connected, well go ahead and add our 10 amp fuse into the red fuse holder.Next, well need to go ahead and add our two-sided tape to the back of the converter box.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on this 2014 Kia Sorento were going to install part number 118269 from Tow Ready. One thing you may want to note on this particular vehicle, it is easier to install the wiring first before you install the hitch. To start off our install, we need to get underneath the vehicle on the drivers side. Theres a plastic panel in the corner that we have to remove. There will be plastic fasteners at the very bottom that we have to remove. We can remove the center with a screwdriver, and then pull out the rest of the plastic rivet.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento well be installing the Curt T1 four pole wiring connector, part number 53100. First note weve already gone ahead and lowered or removed the spare tire. This will give us more access underneath for running and routing our wires. Now well go ahead and open up the cargo door and remove the rear taillight assemblies. To do this there are two fasteners on each side. Well remove the fasteners and pop the taillights free being careful not to break the alignment tabs underneath.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today, on a 2011 Kia Sorento, were going to install part number 118506 from inaudible. First thing well do is were going to remove the two tail lights. Well remove two screws here and here. To disconnect the harness, first inaudible the right here, and pull the part. Well put those aside and repeat the same process over on the passengers side. The next thing well do is remove this plastic ring right here.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2005 Kia Sorento

Today we're looking at a 2005 KIA Sorento. We're going to install a Tow Ready T1 Connector, product number 118307. The first step in installing a new connector is locating the manufacturer's trailer wiring on the vehicle. The plug is mounted on the passenger's side frame rail between the frame rail and the spare tire. You can see in this application, the yellow which is the inside of the plug. Normally, there'll be a cap over this plug that you'll need to remove first.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2006 Kia Sorento

Today we are going to install part number 118307 from Tow Ready, and we are going to install this T-1 connector on a 2006 Kia Sorento. We are also going to be using part number 118144, 4-pole bracket, as part of this install. First we will install our bracket, and we will just install a couple of simple screws that come with the package. And then we will install our T-1 connector 4-pole harness into that. All right, the Sorento already has a port installed from the factory, so it is a simple matter of plugging the T-1 harness into this port right here. So you push down this button on top, and then take a screwdriver to catch the edge of it. It helps kind of get it started where you can pull it out.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2005 Kia Sorrento

Today we are going to install part number 118307 on our Kia Sorrento, 2005 model. And we will show you how it plugs in. To install the part, it is a pretty simple device. There is an actual port for a towing package on the passengers side frame rail, right here. And all you have got to do, basically, is just pull off the cap. Push in this little button in and the cap comes out, and the T-1 connector actually just plugs right back in there. And at this point, you just route the T-1 however you want. Tie off the converter box in a safe location, and then just run your wires out to your hitch.





Kia Sorento Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Questions and Answers


  • Differences Between Hitch Options and Recommendations for 2013 Kia Sorento
  • All the hitches available for your 2013 Sorento have the same 3500 lb towing/350 lb tongue weight capacity. Although they're designed a bit differently, in my opinion none of the hitches would have a strength or quality advantage over another. All the hitches, the Hidden Hitch # 87574, Draw-Tite # 75684 and the Curt # C13073 would be partially visible under the back bumper, but most feel that the round tube Curt # C13073 looks better. None of the hitches would be a fit for vehicles with...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Turn Signals After Installing Curt Wiring Harness # C56151
  • I see that you referenced Curt T-Connector Wiring Harness # C56151, which is a fit for various model years and versions of the Kia Sorento with the factory tow package, but I was not able to find your order history for this item. The issue with the right turn signal staying on continuously could be caused by a defective converter box. Since you confirmed that the input-side wire is carrying the correct on-and-off blinking signal, and since this harness is a plug-in type that does not...
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  • Trailer Running Lights Not Working when Coupled to a 2013 Kia Sorento
  • To me it sounds like the converter is working fine and the issue is with the trailer wiring. Since you tested the vehicle side connector and it worked fine that just leaves the trailer. And since you mentioned that the ground was causing some problems during a test, I think that is the exact problem, a bad ground. Make sure that the vehicle side and trailer side connectors are clean and free of corrosion inside and out. Since it has been a while since you have used the trailer connector,...
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  • Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Harness for 2014 Kia Sorento
  • The part number for the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring for a 2014 Kia Sorento is # 118269. Please see the product page for current prices on part # 118269. I have included a video of the installation of Trailer Wiring Harness # 118269 for a 2014 Kia Sorento.
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  • Accessing Tail Light Wiring to Install Trailer Wiring Harness on a 2014 Kia Sorento
  • First, if you have an LX I4 without the factory tow package you could use T-One connector # 118583 which plugs in line with the tail light wiring on your 2014 Kia Sorento but either way you will need access to the back of the tail lights. You can use the instructions for this harness, linked to the right, to get access to the tail light wiring for the hardwire harnesses like # 56146KIT as well. Once you have accessed the wiring you will use the included circuit tester to test the wires...
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  • Trailer Turn Signals Not Working After Installing Trailer Wiring Harness on 2008 Kia Sorento
  • The Tow Ready wiring harness # 118269 is designed to fit a 2008 Kia Sorento that came with the factory tow package. You can have the dealer run the VIN to determine if your Sorento was equipped with a factory tow package. If it was not then you would need to use a hard wire harness, # 119147KIT. If it does have the factory tow package then there is most likely a bad ground causing the problem or, if the vehicle uses relays for its tow package wiring, a bad relay. Relays can be obtained...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2012 Kia Sorento LX
  • What is interesting about vehicles that can be pre-wired from the factory for trailer wiring is that the wiring might be there but you will not know if it is live or not. You will need to test the connectors in your picture using a circuit tester like # 3808. You will need to have someone sit in the vehicle and run through the functions while you test the connector. If it is a live connector then you can use the appropriate harness for a 2012 Sorento with factory tow package. Or you...
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  • Where Does the Trailer Wiring Harness Converter Box Mount on a 2013 Kia Sorento
  • On your 2012 Kia Sorento and trailer wiring harness # 118269 you will use the included double-sided tape to secure the converter box to the bottom of the bumper support channel. You will want to make sure the area on the vehicle is clean first so it will stick better. The converter needs to be out of the elements as much as possible.
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  • No Trailer Brake Lights and Turn Signals Alternate Blinking with Wiring Harness on 2013 Kia Sorento
  • This sounds like a ground issue. To test it you will first disconnect the trailer from the tow vehicle. Then use a circuit tester like # 3808 if you need one to test the wires on the vehicle side. Start by testing the wires leading into the converter box. If the signals are not correct coming in then there is a problem with the vehicle wiring that needs to be addressed. If the signals are correct going in, move on to testing the 4-Way on the vehicle with the circuit tester. If the signals...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2014 Kia Sorento SX
  • The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, # C13152, that you mentioned is the correct hitch for your 2014 Kia Sorento SX. At this time, there are two wiring harnesses that have been confirmed to work with your Sorento SX. If your Sorento came with a factory tow package, then you can use the T-One Wiring Harness, # 118269. The factory connectors under the vehicle (see attached instructions for # 118269) should already be active if you have the tow package. The factory connectors may be on the...
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  • Curt and Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch and Wire Harness Recommendations for a 2014 Kia Sorento EX V6
  • Either wiring harness will work with either hitch. Our site is set to mate trailer hitches and wiring systems together by manufacturer to guide the customer to products that will work together. By guiding the customer to a proven pair it takes the guess work out of what wiring goes with what hitch. The web site only allows one recommendation option per product, so we chose to match manufacturers together. If you go through our fitguide with your 2014 Kia Sorento, you will find that both...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Trailer Wiring Harness for 2013 Kia Sorento SX
  • According to my research, the 6 cylinder models of the Sorento like your SX can tow up to 3500 lbs. I would recommend the Curt Class III hitch, part # C13073. If your Sorento was equipped with the factory tow package, you would use the # 118269 you referenced. If your vehicle does not have the factory tow package, then the connectors you located under the vehicle are most likely not active, and you would need to use # 118506, which would plug inline with the factory wiring harness feeding...
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  • How To Determine if a 2011 Kia Sorento has the Factory Towing Prep Package
  • Before purchasing you are going to want to determine if the vehicle has the factory tow package or not. The definitive way to determine this is to contact a Kia dealer and have them run the VIN and they will be able to tell you how the vehicle is equipped. Then you can order the correct harness. With factory tow package use # 118269 Without factory tow package use # 118506 I have included instruction links for the wiring harnesses for you.
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  • Trailer Lights Not Working After Install Wiring Harness on a 2014 Kia Sorento
  • To determine if the problem is with the vehicle or the trailer, first disconnect the trailer from the vehicle. Then use a circuit tester like # 3808 or the one that came with # 119147KIT. Test the pins on the 4-Way using the circuit tester while someone sites in the vehicle and runs through the functions. If all the signals are correct on the 4-Way when you test it then the issue is on the trailer. But if the signals are not correct then there is a problem with either the wiring harness,...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2012 Kia Sorento
  • The main difference between the Curt Modulite Wiring Harness, # 56146KIT, and the Curt T-Connector Wiring Harness, # C56163, is that the T-Connector harness, # C56163, simply plugs into the factory tail light connectors at the back of the tail light assemblies. The Modulite Harness, # 56146KIT, will need to be hardwired into your vehicles tail light circuits. I would recommend using the T-Connector Harness # C56163 because you will not need to cut or splice into your vehicles tail light...
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  • Are the Tow Package Wiring Plugs Present on a 2012 Kia Sorento without Factory Tow Package
  • The wiring could very well be present even if the vehicle does not have the factory tow package. However, just because the wiring is there does not mean it is activated. Factory tow package wiring requires certain components that are not present in vehicles without the tow package. The Curt wiring harness # C56163 is going to be the best option if the 2012 Kia Sorento does not have the factory tow package. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you and a link to...
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  • Wiring Harness Recommendation and Installation for a 2013 Kia Sorento
  • We do have some installation videos of the Curt Wiring Harness, # 56146KIT, however we do not have an installation video on a 2013 Kia Sorento at this time. The installation videos for other vehicles can be found on the product page, but the installations will be different from your Sorento. To install the Curt wiring harness # 56146KIT you will need to splice into your vehicles tail light wiring. Instead of using a wiring harness that requires you to splice or cut into your existing...
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  • Where Does Trailer Wiring Harness C56163 Install on a 2013 Kia Sorento without Factory Tow Package
  • There are about 7 configurations of the 2013 Kia Sorento so I would need to know if it is an EX, LX, SX, or base model and if it has a 4 cylinder motor or 6 cylinder motor. This is just to ensure we can get you the correct option. Wiring harness # C56163 will fit base, EX, LX, SX models with 4 or 6 cylinder as long as they do not have the tow package. The connectors on the harness are designed to plug in line with the tail light wiring on the vehicle. I have included a link to the installation...
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  • Power Wire Location on Curt Trailer Wiring Harness C56151 on a 2012 Kia Sorento
  • The black 12v power wire and white ground wire used for the # C56151 harness on your 2012 Kia Sorento are located on the gray 2-pin plug. There are not separate loose wires to connect, because Kia went ahead and ran these wires and put a plug on them at the factory. See the included picture where I have circled the connector I mentioned.
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  • Running Light Circuit Not Working On Trailer Wiring Harness Installed on a 2009 Kia Sorento
  • If your 2009 Kia Sorento does not have the factory tow package then the Curt trailer wiring harness # C56151 will not be correct for the vehicle and will not work properly. On vehicles that do have the factory tow package, there are usually fuses and/or relays present in the power distribution box to power the wiring harness. You can check your owners manual to determine the locations of all fuses/relays related to the tow package wiring to see if they are present and if any need to be...
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  • Wire Harness Recommendations for a 2008 Kia Sorento
  • If your 2008 Kia Sorento comes with a factory tow package, I recommend the Curt Wiring Harness # C56151. This harness has two connectors on it with one using the existing factory-installed harness to obtain 12-volt power from the battery and the other providing the lighting signals. If it does not, the Curt Wiring Harness # 56146KIT you made reference to will work. This connector will need to be hardwired into the existing wiring using the supplied circuit tester to find the proper circuits...
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  • Trailer Hitch that Does Not Interfere w/Spare Tire and Wiring Recommendation for a 2013 Kia Sorento
  • There are numerous trailer hitch options for the 2013 Kia Sorento. The most popular is Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87574. If you have the factory sized spare tire and not a larger size then you can install the hitch and it will not interfere with the spare tire. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation and a link to the installation instructions. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2...
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  • How to Determine if a 2013 Kia Sorento has a Factory Towing Prep Package
  • The most definitive way to determine if your 2013 Kia Sorento has the factory towing prep package is to have the dealer run the VIN number. They will be able to you how it is equipped. The trailer wiring for vehicles with the tow prep package, # 118541, is located behind the driver side rear wheel along the frame rail. I have linked instructions for you. If you have a 4 cylinder model or a model without the tow prep package use # C56163. For a trailer hitch, the most popular option...
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  • Trailer Brake and Turn Signals Do Not Work when Running Lights are On, 2011 Kia Sorento
  • It sounds like there is a ground issue that is causing the malfunction. First, you can do some tests on the vehicle side to see if it is the problem or if it is on the trailer. You will need a circuit tester like # 3808 if needed to test the wiring. Disconnect the trailer from the vehicle and use the circuit tester to test the wires that go into the converter from the vehicle. Using the circuit tester, have someone run through the brake, turn, and running light functions while you test...
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  • What is the Correct Trailer Wiring harness for a 2012 Kia Sorento 4 Cylinder
  • The correct wiring harness for a 4 cylinder 2012 Kia Sorento is # C56163. The other kit you have referenced, # 118506, is not a verified fit for the 4 cylinder 2012 models. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Options for a 2012 Kia Sorento EX
  • There are 2 different wiring harnesses available for the 2012 Kia Sorento. If you have a V6 model with a factory towing prep package, you can use harness # 118541 that you referenced. It will only fit the V6, towing prep models. If you have a 4 cylinder model, you would need to use # C56163. I have included links to the installation instructions for both kits for you.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Options for a 2011 Kia Sorento
  • There are trailer wiring harness for 3 different configurations of the 2011 Kia Sorento, V6 models that do not have the tow package, V6 models that do have the tow package, and 4 cylinder models. If you have a V6, you could have a tow package. What you can do is have a dealership run the VIN number of the vehicle and they can tell you what options it has. Some vehicles will have the wiring for the tow package present to accept the wiring harness, but it will not be functional. This...
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  • What is the Correct Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2009 Kia Sorento Without Factory Tow Package
  • The connection point for the Curt trailer wiring harness, # C56151, is designed to fit if the vehicle came with a factory tow package. Instead, you will need to use wiring harness # 56146KIT. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Tow Ready Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation 2012 Kia Sorento
  • For your 2012 Kia Sorento you would want a Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 118541. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also. This product has the same connectors that you have on your vehicle and should work very well for you. The # C56024 that you referenced is no longer available.
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  • Tips For Routing the Trailer Wiring Power Wire to the Battery on a 2011 Kia Sorento
  • Routing a power wire to the battery does come up from time to time. I do have a few methods for you and you can determine which one best suits your needs. The first method is probably the easiest and least time consuming. What you will do is connect the long wire to the power wire on the convert box. From there, you can follow along the frame rail and you will probably see other wiring harnesses going from the front to back. You can follow along one of these, using the zip ties to hold...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2012 Kia Sorento V6
  • The only wiring harness for a 2012 Kia Sorento that does not require a direct connection to the battery is # 118541, but it only fits models that have the factory tow package. If the vehicle does not have the factory tow package, you will need to use Tow Ready Wiring Harness, # 118506 or CURT Wiring Harness, # C56163. With either of these harnesses, a few customers found the green wire (for the passenger side tail light) to be a little short. One customer did find an alternate route...
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  • How to Install a 5-Way on a 2011 Kia Sorento
  • The best way to get a 5-way harness at the back of your 2011 Kia Sorento would be to first install a 4-way wiring harness like a Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 118541 that you referenced. Installation instructions are attached. Next, you will need a Adapter 4 Pole to 5 Pole Trailer Wiring Adapter # 20036. This will plug into the 4-way and convert it to a functioning 5-way as there is a wire that will be run to the reverse light circuit. Check out the video I attached that shows...
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  • Instructions for Tow Ready Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2012 Kia Sorento
  • I can supply you with the correct instructions for the Tow Ready Trailer Wiring Harness, # 118541. I have included a link to them for you. You will see that the these instructions are numbered with the correct number, located directly above the English instructions. Please note that this harness is designed for a 2012 Kia Sorento that has the factory tow package. You will notice that you are only temporarily disconnecting the driver side tail light wiring connector. The converter box...
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  • Lights Stay On, 2011 Kia Sorento With Trailer Wiring Harness and Brake Controller Installed
  • I think you are correct, there is a problem with the internal circuitry of the converter box. It is not unheard of for one to go bad but when it happens multiple times on the same vehicle there could be another issue causing it to malfunction. The most likely suspect is the trailer wiring. If there is a short anywhere on the trailer it can be damaging the converter box. You can check the grounds and trailer connectors as well as the wiring on the trailer side to determine if there is...
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  • Parts Needed to Convert 4-Way Trailer Wiring to 7-Way RV Connector on a 2011 Kia Sorento
  • We have a kit that is designed to convert the 4-Way flat wiring harness, # 56100, to a 7-Way RV style connector for towing your new camper. The Electric Brake Controller Installation Kit, # ETBC7, is a complete kit and Includes the seven pole round RV style connector, and all of the wiring, connectors and circuit breakers that you will need to complete the wiring. We also have detailed instructions and a video showing how to install this kit, see links. The vehicle in the video is different,...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Lights Not Working on a Boat Trailer Towed by a 2008 Kia Sorento
  • There could be several issues that are causing the trailer light problem you are experiencing and I can help you troubleshoot. First, we need to determine if the problem is on the vehicle side or the trailer side. You can start by testing the vehicle side 4-Way trailer connector. using a circuit tester like # 3808, test the pins on the vehicle side 4-Way for the proper functions. If they are working properly then you know the problem is on the trailer side. If they are not working correctly,...
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  • How To Determine If My Kia Sorento LX 4 Cyl Came Equipped With Tow Package
  • Your owners manual should indicate if your 2011 Kia Sorento came equipped with a factory tow package. You can also look under your vehicle to see if there is a connector on the driver side frame rail behind the rear tire. Typically you would not see a 4 cylinder model come equipped with a tow package from the factory. If your Kia Sorento does not have a factory tow package, you will need the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 56100. Part # 56100 will connect to the back...
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  • Difference In The CURT Wiring Harness # 56100 and # C56151 For The 2011 Kia Sorento EX
  • The CURT T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # C56163, is used on vehicles without a factory tow package. This harness will connect to the back of your vehicles tail lights on both sides and have a separate power wire that is run to the vehicles battery. The Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # C56151, is a wiring harness that is used if your vehicle has a factory tow package. The factory tow harness connector is located under the the driver’s side of the vehicle, on...
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  • Which Wiring Harness Is Needed For Trailer Towing On A 2011 Kia Sorento EX V6 AWD
  • If your Sorento has the tow package, you would want the Tow Ready Wiring Harness, part # 118451. If it is not equipped with the tow package, use part # 118506. I have provided links to the install instructions for both wiring harnesses.
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  • Which Vehicle Wiring Harness Will Work On A 2011 Kia Sorento
  • For the 2011 Kia Sorento SX models the LED tail lights is one major reason why the Tow Ready Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite with 4 Pole Harness and Hardwire Kit, part # 119176KIT, is needed. The problem is that LED lights use much less power than incandescent bulbs. Because less power is required, lower rated wiring and other components can be used on the vehicle. When a trailer is connected, it requires extra power draw and the wiring in the SX model is not sufficient to handle the...
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  • Which is the Correct 4-Way Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2011 Kia Sorento with Tow Package
  • Your instinct is correct. The Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118269 is designed to fit the 2011 Kia Sorento that is equipped with the tow package. I have included a link to the installation details and an installation video that you might find helpful.
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  • What is the Correct Trailer Wiring Harness for the 2011 Kia Sorento
  • A vehicle specific wiring harness is the best way to get the trailer lighting to work on your 2011 Kia Sorento. If your vehicle has the factory tow package wiring installed you will need the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, item # 118451, which will connect to existing connectors located along the frame on the passengers side near the rear tire. The instructions, see link, show pictures of the connectors you will need to use. If your vehicle does not have the factory tow package...
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  • Parts Needed to for Towing a Trailer with Electric Trailer Brakes with a 2008 Kia Sorento
  • You will need to use the Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite with 4 Pole Harness and Hardwire Kit, item # 119176KIT, and a Brake Controller 7 & 4 Way Installation Kit, item # ETBC7, to install all of the wiring needed for towing a trailer with electric brakes. The # 119179KIT will have all of the wiring to power the trailer stop, turn and tail lights and the # ETBC7 kit will have the additional wiring needed to install the wiring that controls the electric trailer brakes and auxilliary...
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  • Diagnosing Curt T-Harness Malfunction on Part # 56100 for a 2011 Kia Sorento
  • In this situation, the first thing I would check is the ground connection, the white wire with the eye ring terminal. Make sure it has good metal to metal contact with the frame of the Sorento. Check the power wire that you ran from the box up to the battery. Make sure the connections are good and not loose or frayed. If this does not solve your problem you will need a circuit tester, like part # 3808, to test the input and output side of the box. The black power wire should have...
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  • Troubleshooting Running Lights Turning On When 2011 Kia Sorento Lights are Off and Vice Versa
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt, manufacturer of the # 56100 wiring harness for the 2011 Kia Sorento. He stated that he has not heard of this problem, but there is a test you can perform to help narrow down the problem. You will need a circuit tester, like the Quickee # 3808. First, test that brown wire going into the converter for the proper signal. If you find that this signal is incorrect (provides power when the lights are off and vice versa), then there is most likely a wiring problem...
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  • Is the Power Wire Needed When Installing Trailer Wiring on a 2011 Kia Sorento
  • The power wire can be ran to the vehicle battery in any number of ways. Usually under the vehicle along the frame using wire ties. Avoid any hot areas, pinch points and moving parts that could cause problems with the wire. If you can find an entry and exit for the vehicle frame you should be able to run the wire through the frame also. The Curt Circuit Protected T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness w/ 4 Pole Connector, item # 56100, should not be used without attaching the power wire to...
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  • Installing a Draw-Tite Activator Brake Controller on a 2011 Kia Sorento
  • I understand how difficult wiring can be at times. I once had to insert myself between the backseat and the rear trunk wall on a 1967 Cadillac Sedan Deville in order to run some wires. The 2011 Kia Sorento does not have an available brake controller wiring harness that plugs into any ports on your vehicle. Any brake controller installation will require hard wiring the vehicle. The first part you will need is the Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite, # 119179KIT. This kit comes with a...
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  • Hardwiring a 2007 Kia Sorento with a 7-Way Connection
  • No problem. First, if you do not have a tow package (vehicle already has connection points and/or wiring built in), use the # 56146KIT Trailer Wiring Harness. You would then need to add 7 and 4 way installation kit, # ETBC7. The 56151 carries a higher amperage rating than the # 119179 you referenced. If you have a tow package, use Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # C56151. Then, all you need to do to add the 7-Way to your vehicle is install Brake Controller 7 and 4 Way Installation...
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  • Wiring Harness for a 2007 Kia Sorento
  • The Tow Package Wiring Harness with 4 Pole Trailer Connector, part # C56151 will work with your vehicle if it is equipped with the factory tow package. This harness has two connectors on it, one uses the existing factory installed harness to obtain 12 volt power from the battery, the other connector provides the lighting signals. If your vehicle does not have the tow package, you will need to use the Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite, part # 56146KIT. This connector would need to be...
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