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Adapts import and domestic automobiles with separate turn and stop lights (3-Wire System) to standard trailer taillight wiring (2-Wire System). In a three wire system, a separate wire is used to carry each of the stop, turn, and running light functions to the taillight assembly. On most trailers, the stop and turn signal functions are sent through the same wire.
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Video of Upgraded Circuit Protected Taillight Converter Hardwire Kit with 4 Pole End (Includes Tester)
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Today we're going to review Part No. 119178KIT: Tow-Ready Upgraded Circuit-Protected Tail-Light Converter Hard-Wire Kit with the four-way flat trailer connector. Also includes the circuit-tester and the five wire connectors. Now, this will provide a four-way flat trailer connector at the back of your tow vehicle to power your trailer's signal lights. It has short-circuit protection, which will safeguard itself and the tow vehicle against any harmful electrical shorts or mis-wire situations. The circuit will automatically reset once this module cools down.
This will also adapt a three-wire system on the towing vehicle to a two-wire system on the trailer. Basically the difference is, a two-wire system will have the same bulb for your stop and turn signals. A three-wire system will have separate bulbs for the stop and turn signals. This will also work with either LED or incandescent bulbs, and it will work with most vehicles that use a multi-flex wiring system for their lighting. And again, I mentioned it includes the circuit tester and the five quick-splice connectors to help in insulation. Also, on the four-way, you can see it includes an integrated dust cover, which is nice, because when it's not plugged in, you can just put your dust cover over that, and it will protect the terminals from any elements or from any damage.
Now, the pigtails on the wiring is about eighteen inches long. The bonded wire for the four-way is about sixty inches long. Now, a few specs on this. The maximum stop and turn light capacity on this is 2.1 amps, and on the maximum taillight capacity, it's 7.5 amps. Basically, when you go to install this, what you'll do: This will be your wire into four-way that will run out the back to your trailer. This wire is what you're going to use the circuit tester and test the wires in your tow vehicle, and then hook the wires up correctly.
What you'll do: The white wire with the connector here, that is what will connect to a good, clean ground. The other wires: The brown wire will connect to the tail lights. The yellow would be for your left turn signal. The red is for your brake light, unless it's a two-wire system, then you'll just ground that. If it's a three-wire, then you'll connect it to your stop light system.
Then the green wire is for your right turn signal. Again, it includes a circuit-tester that you can use to test the wires on your car to hook it up correctly, and then these quick-splice connectors to connect all the wires. That should do it for the review on Part No. 119178KIT. This is the Tow-Ready Upgraded Circuit-Protected Tail-Light Converter Hard-Wire Kit with the four-way flat trailer connector. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (48 Customer Reviews)
by: Midwest Fred08/13/2013
Great wiring harness at a great price. A little difficult to install (not the wires fault, it was all due to the car itself, which was virtually impossible to access the rear wiring) however, once I got to the wires, the install was very simple. I could have used some paperwork telling me what the wires were, but I read other reviews beforehand saying the same thing, so I was not surprised. I LOVED the included tester! VERY fast shipping, too! 94847
by: Mark J07/08/2013
Wires weren't marked as to what was what, with exception of one. figured they were pretty much standard wiring colors for trailer, still had to find out to make sure. Little included circuit tester works well, saves time having to find mine. Other then the unmarked wires, product works well. That's why I dropped it one from top rating 88367
by: Neville S06/26/2014
The wiring kit wqs easy to install because etrailer's video did a good job of explaining what to do. 137858
by: William Vetters04/16/2014
At first I was a bit confused because the video instructions for my Mercury Villager gave a different part number than I recieved, but I soldiered through and was successful. One needed help would be- tell us how to free the harness connector from the car. I couldn't so I connected the wires in very a cramped space. Also, my converter had no labeling of wires as I saw in the catalog. A friend of mine has a Draw-Tite unit and his converter is labeled. He said it made it real easy to hook up. I am satisfied with what I got and it WORKS. I also really like the little tester, it came in real handy. 125545
The wiring kit made it easy to correctly install "the first time"! 112711
by: Paul A.12/08/2014
Instructions did not come with the device but I was able to find information online in the form of PDF files albeit, not with specific information for my old 2002 Malibu. It would have been nice to find wiring charts with color codes for my exact car. Also, I did not find any information that really made clear to me or defined what a 3 wire as opposed to 4 wire system is. My car certainly had more than 4 wires running to the stop and tail lights. But with the included tester, I was able to figure out which wire was which and the system works properly. 163591
by: John M07/27/2015
Installation went Just about as I expected. Working alone it took me about 1 1/2 hours, not counting the wiring harness ( 62 year old guy). I installed one of your hitches several years ago so I knew about what to do. The video was a big help. The only tools needed were a ratchet, screw driver,ramps,and a can of WD40. I left one of the 3 rubber exhaust supports (hangers) in place. It gave some support to the muffler so the pipe wouldn't bend, but everything dropped down low enough slide the hitch into place. 2007 Kia Sportage w/ single exhaust. 214621
by: Ronald K12/09/2014
Ordered on wenesday , received it yesterday ( Monday ) the online video is very helpful and we put it under the car today ( Tuesday ) did take about 45 minutes ( its kinda though to get some of the bolts started even with the steelbrush to clean the holes , little bit of liquid wrench helped . Only thing I didn't do yet is the wiring harness for the trailer lights which came with no instructions at all . So I hope there is a video or something on that lol. Al in Al I am pretty happy with the product and the end result . Ron Klap 163989
by: Ross C.07/14/2015
Great customer service - as always! The kit arrived without instructions. Fortunately the manufacturer's data sheet was available on the etrailer web site. The data sheet was brief and the etrailer installation instructions were more helpful in understanding what was required. The actual installation process required about 10 minutes once the wiring connections were understood. The device successfully passed it's functional checkout but actual use will be required to determine if it truly meets the use requirements. 211697
by: Denny L08/06/2013
Product arrived in 3-days using the least expensive ship offering. The instructions were very well done. The hitch mounted on the Honda Civic with zero issues. The secret was reading ALL of the instructions. The wiring kit was complete and worked perfectly. It did not include instructions, but it is a rather straight forward process splicing the labeled wires to the appropriate car wires. This is my second kit from etrailer and I'll be back when I purchase another vehicle in need of a receiver hitch. 93576
Hi E-Trailer ! You guys are great. Excellent customer service both times I have ordered from you. Love your order tracking Map. 119178KIT : Good Converter. Unit came through with Decal on converter labeling all wires as to function. Wire length going to vehicle side on install could have been longer but was adequate. Trailer side wiring good length with nice Flat connector. Converter body comes with two way tape to attach to vehicle body. After install worked perfectly. Thanks again. Paul 92038
Quick shipping! Helpful customer service rep on the phone. Installed everything myself (lucky me I had an auto lift to use), bought a 4x8 flatbed trailer on craigslist, and pulled a piano, desk and other furniture about 250 miles with my 1997 Toyota Corolla. Thanks a bunch for the great product! 107136
by: Bill H.05/14/2015
Product was great. Quick delivery and the video on how to install was most helpful. Easy installation for the wiring harness (15 minutes) with the converter from two-wire to three-wire. I previously purchased my trailer hitch from etrailer and again found the video very helpful and had it install in 15 minutes. Would recommend both of these produces. I tow an 8-kayak trailer with my 1998 Honda Civic and these produces make it all work smoothly. Now if I could just learn to back up. 193030
by: Norman P.09/13/2013
I have a 1996 Toyota Avalon with 243,000 miles on it. It still runs like new, so I wanted to continue to use it with my utility trailer. Enter e-trailer.com. Wonderful product. It was shipped fast, delivered at my door, and everything was there. Now, while I could not install it myself, my mechanic said it was so easy and a perfect fit. I highly recommend etrailer.com to anyone. Excellent product and company Try it!!!! 99864
by: Lee Derr04/18/2015
Just as easy as the hitch install, a minor glitch ensued as locating one of the circuits was a bit difficult , the online video was different than the automobile I have. Just different colored wires and a bit of ingenuity. Again my thanks for expert service with a quick telephone call to assure me. Great product as well as an easy install. My genuine thanks and my continued shopping will be with etrailer. 186087
The taillight converter works great on my 2002 VW passat wagon. Once I got it hooked up that is. The directions on etrailer were fairly easy to follow but, it would have been nice if a hard copy had been included. The only issue I had really was the green wire for the right flasher was just barely long enough. Otherwise, a pretty straightforward install only took me about an hour or so from start to finish. 102631
by: Ryan B04/21/2015
The wiring kit worked as described. The wire that runs to the right side of the car is a bit short to route it correctly (completely hidden behind trim panels). I also don't personally use the suitcase connectors supplied but they will probably suffice in interior installations like this. Not a big deal to lengthen the green wire by a foot or so but it would have been nice if it were longer. 187224
by: Stan K07/29/2013
Installed on 2007 Honda Civic Si. I have after market exhaust so it was a much tighter fit. Instructions were easy to follow, I also purchased the upgraded trailer wiring kit. I work with electronics so it took less than 20min to install. Over all great product, strongly recommend a second set of hands to make install even easier. 92071
by: James G.12/12/2013
I ordered a trailer wiring conversion connector from e-trailer. The product was shipped quickly and the installation was well explained in the online instructions; although I think it would be great if written instructions were sent with the order. I would recommend e-trailer and will order from them next time. 109972
by: Sal V03/06/2014
This product was installed under an hour. Had a minor glitch where the left turn signal was flashing rapidly. After checking my connections again I found that the left turn signal wiring had actually been spliced in half not completing the circuit. Re spliced works great! Thanks 119706
Great product, fast shipping. Although, it did not ship with any instructions or diagrams. I needed to go on the web and watch a video of the unit being installed on a different vehicle to determine what each wire color represented. Other than that, 100% satisfied. 153889
by: Mike B06/01/2015
Very satisfied with the wiring kit I purchased from etrailer for my 2016 Mazda CX-5! I've had good luck in the past with thier products and have never been let down. The instruction videos are also helpful and descriptive to make the installation a breeze. 199421
by: Andy Howard09/20/2014
I installed the 2" hitch and wiring kit on my 2003 Ford Crown Vic. Very easy and I think it looks Great. Thank you for making it a easy complete package. I watched the YouTube video on how to install the wiring kit It only took maybe 30 Minutes . 152251
by: Shelton H.11/12/2014
Works fine , a little work to install. 160644
by: Kevin L.10/19/2015
Shipping was fast. Kit came with everything needed to snap wires together. My trailer had lights 15 min after I opened the package. Check out their YouTube videos to help installation. Excellent experience! 2003 honda civic ex. 230331
Followed the instructions, actually my wife read them to me as I was in the trunk connecting the wires, and had the wiring kit 119178KIT installed in about 45 minutes…or less. Worked as advertised for my 2002 Buick Park Ave. 124951
installation was a breeze. used the youtube video on the page which was fantastic. Anyone can do it. the only tool you need is a pair of pliers. Might recommend including a couple zip ties to manage the wires. great product. 128173
by: Brett Baker04/24/2014
The service was excellent and the delivery time was exceptionally fast. The wireing kit did not specify that it needed to be wired in instead of just the easy plug in type. Great product very easy to install. Thank you. 127242
by: Mike V05/31/2015
I installed this on a 2004 Ford Escape and it worked flawlessly. The item itself came with limited installation instructions, but the videos on the etrailer website made the process very easy to follow. 199250
by: Corey J02/04/2015
Great kit! Like others, I wish a simple instruction sheet would have been supplied. The back of the unit didn't have double sided adhesive on it like it shows in some video too. 172376
Perfect fit, with fast delivery! The kit contained everything I needed to get my Kia ready to attach to the trailer, without special tools or any hassle. 185293
Quick and easy. Used the YouTube video and everything went smooth. Held up over the holiday weekend. With any luck it will last the life of the car. 209527
by: Robert S07/05/2013
No problems at all with the product, however, wiring instructions would have been nice! What could have been an hour long job turned into several. 87794
by: kyle k06/02/2014
Good product, its a little difficult to install but if you know what you are doing and you don't throw away the manual like I did, its easy 133680
Looks to be well built. No instructions included, but easy to download from eTrailer. I will try and update after installation is complete. 114443
by: Doug V V03/21/2015
installed it today workes just like it should not to hard to install could have used better instrctions but not to hahd 180087
by: Mark G.05/13/2014
Excellent Product. Simple installation. I didn't get instructions with the kit but they were easily downloadable. 130416
by: Joaquin S01/18/2015
It works great! taken me more time than I thougt, but at the end I'm satisfied with the product. 170360
by: Dale Poyer08/08/2014
this kit came with no instructions absolutely none. But it does seem to work alright. 145218
by: Paul A05/26/2014
Great wiring harness and after watching your video I installed it in about an hour! 132373
Installment of the wiring kit was a real pain without detailed instructions. 89973
I thought it was a plug-in and use. Little more work but that's OK. Thanks 104200
Easy to install and works perfectly. Installed on 00 honda civic si. 180095
Everything worked well , no problems with install. 121283
by: Mark T02/18/2014
Very easy ...again a child could do it 116890
Excellent product and super service. 216448
by: Brian B.06/24/2013
So far it is working great! 85818
by: Daniel C07/16/2015
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