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Upgraded Circuit Protected Taillight Converter Hardwire Kit with 4 Pole End (Includes Tester)

Tow Ready Wiring

(53 reviews)


Code:   119178KIT

Retail:$44.37

Price:$35.61


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Tow Ready Wiring - 119178KIT


Features:

  • Short circuit protection safeguards itself and the tow vehicle against harmful electrical shorts and mis-wire situations
  • Circuit automatically resets once the module cools
  • Adapts a 3 wire system on the towing vehicle to a 2 wire system on the trailer
  • Works with trailers that have either LED or incandescent bulbs
  • Works with most vehicles with multiplex wiring system for lighting
  • Includes circuit tester and (5) Quick splices to aid in installation
    • Also includes 4-pole trailer connector cover


Specs:

  • Wire pigtails measure 18" long
  • 4-pole trailer connector is 60" long from converter box


Tow Ready Circuit Protected Taillight Converter with 4-Flat End by Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and Reese

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.

Warning:

Overloading circuit can cause fires. Do not exceed lower of towing manufacturer rating or:
  • Max. stop/turn light: 1 per side (2.1 amps)
  • Max. tail lights: (7.5 amps)
Read vehicle's owners manual and instruction sheet for additional information.

Kit Includes:

  • Circuit protected tail light converter (119178)
  • Circuit tester
    • To help find wires behind vehicle taillights
  • (5) Quick splice wiring connectors
    • Makes tapping into wires quick and easy
  • Integrated 4 Pole Cover
    • Protects 4-pole trailer connector from the elements and reduces dirt, debris and corrosion for trouble-free use
  • Limited 1-year warranty


119178KIT Circuit Protected Taillight Converter with 4-Flat End, Circuit Testers and Quick splices



119178KIT Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 119178KIT Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1974 - 1982 Volvo 140 Series

1974 - 1982 Volvo 160 Series

1984 - 1993 Mercedes-Benz 190

1995 - 1998 Nissan 200SX

1975 - 1992 Volvo 240 Series

1995 - 1998 Nissan 240SX

1991 - 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT

1990 - 1996 Nissan 300ZX

1989 - 1989 Oldsmobile 88

1998 - 2004 Audi A6

2000 - 2009 Hyundai Accent

1986 - 1996 Ford Aerostar

1999 - 2004 Oldsmobile Alero

1999 - 2004 Oldsmobile Alero

2001 - 2005 Audi Allroad Quattro

1993 - 1997 Nissan Altima

1993 - 1997 Nissan Altima

2004 - 2006 Kia Amanti

2004 - 2006 Kia Amanti

1989 - 2000 Isuzu Amigo

1989 - 1994 Isuzu Amigo

1995 - 1999 Toyota Avalon

1995 - 2010 Toyota Avalon

1987 - 2010 Mazda B Series Pickup

2009 - 2010 Mazda B Series Pickup

1996 - 1999 Pontiac Bonneville

1996 - 2000 Plymouth Breeze

1995 - 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio

1995 - 2002 Volkswagen Cabrio

1985 - 1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet

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Video of Upgraded Circuit Protected Taillight Converter Hardwire Kit with 4 Pole End (Includes Tester)


Videos are provided As a guide only. Refer To manufacturer
installation instructions And specs For complete information.




Video Transcript for Tow Ready Wiring 119178KIT Review

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. .


Customer Reviews

Upgraded Circuit Protected Taillight Converter Hardwire Kit with 4 Pole End (Includes Tester) - 119178KIT

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (53 Customer Reviews)



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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


Comments

One year later... still a great hitch wiring harness. Has held up well with moderate use.

Midwest F - 08/13/2014

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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


Comments

Everything is working great, was easy install. Thanks for followup.

Mark J - 07/14/2014

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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


Comments

They are GREAT and, since we have a new car, Im planning on buying another hitch and wiring in the next few days.

Neville S - 06/29/2015

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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



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by: Ed01/13/2014


The wiring kit made it easy to correctly install "the first time"! 112711


Comments

Everything is still working great!

Ed - 01/13/2015

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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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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by: Paul07/29/2013


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



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by: Ryan11/12/2013


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



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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



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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



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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



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by: Richard10/05/2013


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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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by: FirstTimer10/01/2014


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



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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



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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



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by: Shelton H.11/12/2014


Works fine , a little work to install. 160644



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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



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by: Applewins04/14/2014


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



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by: Dan04/30/2014


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



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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



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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



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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



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by: Drew12/05/2015


I installed it on a 2003 Mazda Protege. It was easy to install and it worked correctly. You will need a second person to work the lights so you can identify the correct wiring. 233191



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by: Jason04/15/2015


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



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by: rpmacmurphy07/05/2015


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



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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



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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



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by: Shawn01/22/2014


Looks to be well built. No instructions included, but easy to download from eTrailer. I will try and update after installation is complete. 114443



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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



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by: Mark G.05/13/2014


Excellent Product. Simple installation. I didn't get instructions with the kit but they were easily downloadable. 130416



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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



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by: Dale Poyer08/08/2014


this kit came with no instructions absolutely none. But it does seem to work alright. 145218



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by: Paul A05/26/2014


Great wiring harness and after watching your video I installed it in about an hour! 132373



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by: Scott07/17/2013


Installment of the wiring kit was a real pain without detailed instructions. 89973



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by: Steve10/17/2013


I thought it was a plug-in and use. Little more work but that's OK. Thanks 104200



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by: Allan03/21/2015


Easy to install and works perfectly. Installed on 00 honda civic si. 180095



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by: RoscoTronik03/27/2016


Very easy to use. Installed without issue or need for extra tools. 241960



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by: Leonard03/19/2014


Everything worked well , no problems with install. 121283



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by: BaggerBiggs04/03/2016


Straight forward its works great thanks 242788



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by: James N.03/29/2016


Very good easy to install works great ! 242262



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by: Mark T02/18/2014


Very easy ...again a child could do it 116890



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by: Jim08/03/2015


Excellent product and super service. 216448

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  • Wiring a 1998 Nissan Pickup for Trailer Light Wiring
  • You will need to use a wiring harness with a converter to convert your vehicles 3 wire system to the trailers 2 wire system. We have a kit available for you to use. The 4-Pole Hardwire Kit with Converter (Includes Tester), item # 119178KIT is wired behind each of the vehicle taillights and provides a 4-Way connector for towing. You will need to use the included circuit tester to find the left turn, tail light and brake light circuit behind the left side tail light assembly and connect the...
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  • Difference In Draw-Tite Hitch, # 24594, And Curt Hitch, # 11010, For A 1997 VW Jetta III
  • Both the Draw-Tite Hitch, # 24594, and the Curt Hitch, # 11010, for your 1997 VW Jetta III are quality products with black powder coat finish. The difference in the two hitches is how they are installed on your vehicle. With the Draw-Tite hitch you will drill holes into the frame and attach the hitch to the frame. On the Curt hitch you will need to drill holes into the trunk floor and the hitch will attach to the bottom of the car underneath the trunk. Because of the way the Curt...
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  • Installing a 7-Way Trailer Wiring Harness on a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500
  • First, I would be certain that your 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 uses a 24 system. If you have 2 batteries and the positive of one is connected to the negative of the other, then it is a 24 volt system. But if the positive of one is connected to the positive of the other (and the same for the negatives) then you have a 12 volt system. If you do have a 24 volt system what you would need to do to get power to the 7-Way would be to splice in a wire to the cable that goes from the positive of one...
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  • Trailer Wiring for a 2004 Nissan Frontier
  • Your vehicle requires a converter to convert the trucks 5-Wire system down to the 4-Wire system used on trailers. You will find a connection point behind the rear bumper on the passenger side frame rail, that you will use to plug in the Plug-N-Tow (TM) Wiring Harness, item # 33515. This wiring harness has a converter installed and plugs inline with the original factory connectors. If you want to hard wire your trailer connection then you could use the Upgraded Circuit Protected Taillight...
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  • How to Install an Electric Trailer Brake Controller on a 2008 Toyota 4Runner
  • If your 2008 Toyota 4Runner came with a factory 7-Way trailer connector, all you will need to connect the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller, # 39510, is to use harness # 3040-P. The port on the vehicle side should be located under the dash. I have included a link to a video showing installation on a similar vehicle for reference. If the vehicle did not come with a trailer connector, you will need to first install a 4-Way, # 119178KIT, and then a 7 and 4 Way Installation Kit, # ETBC7....
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  • Will Heavy Duty Modulite Circuit Protected Wiring Harness # 119190 Prevent Damage to my TIPM
  • This Upgraded Modulite Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 119190, you referenced features circuit protection that will safeguard your 2006 Dodge Ram from getting damaged due to mis-wires and electrical shorts. The # 119190 uses the vehicle circuitry as a trigger only and uses the vehicle battery to actually power the trailer lighting, only about 0.5 milliamps are needed from the vehicles circuitry to trigger the turn, tail, and brake lights. This prevents excessive draw...
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  • Will Installing a Trailer Hitch Void the Warranty on a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500
  • Installing a trailer hitch like the Draw-Tite hitch, # 75662, will not void your warranty on your 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. Consumers of aftermarket products are protected by the Federal Magnusson - Moss Warranty Act. The Act states that if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever modifications you have added to your vehicle actually caused the prob­lem in question. You do not have to take the truck and hitch...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2007 Isuzu NPR HD
  • The great thing about brake controllers is that they are not vehicle specific so you can install one on just about anything, including your 2007 Isuzu NPR. I do not know if your truck has a trailer connector of any kind or not so I will start from the beginning; installing a 4-Way connector. Since there are no custom fit harnesses listed for the truck you will want to use a universal hardwire kit # 119178KIT. I have linked the instructions for you. Once you have that installed you...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for a 1998 Fleetwood Bounder 38 Foot Motorhome Towing a Trailer
  • Yes, we do carry electric brake controllers and since you mentioned you will be pulling a 2-axle trailer with your 1998 38 foot Fleetwood Bounder here is an option I recommend. Note that class-II hitches are limited to 3,500 pounds and you may need a new hitch with a higher capacity because you are hauling a tandem trailer. See the link showing you a few specialty RV trailer hitches we currently offer. I would recommend the Hidden-Hitch # 82200, as it will fit motorhomes 31-46 inches wide....
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  • Can a 2005 Honda Element Safely Tow a 1979 16 Foot Chalet A-Liner Camper Trailer
  • I believe I saw the same add. You will need to contact the seller and ask for the gross trailer weight and tongue weight. The dry weight will tell you only so much. But when loaded and ready to tow, if it is under 1,500 pounds then you can tow it. I can track these back as far as 1986 and the dry weight is just under 1,100 pounds. I could not find the information on a 1979. The trailer hitches for the 2005 Honda Element do not allow for the use of weight distribution so you will not...
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  • 4-Way Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2016 Toyota Tacoma
  • For your 2016 Toyota Tacoma the Tow Ready Harness part # 119178KIT has been confirmed as a fit and would be what I would recommend. If you check out the install video I attached you can see this harness getting installed in a 2016 Tacoma just like yours.
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  • Connection Point for 4-Way Trailer Wiring harness on a 2003 Chevy Tracker
  • It is possible that the harness can be found further forward of the jack compartment on your 2003 Chevy Tracker. You may need to remove a trim panel to gain access to it. According to the installation details linked below for reference, the 6-pin connector you need is located just forward of the jack compartment. It could have been tucked back further at some point or not placed in the common location at the factory. If you are still unable to find the harness, you can use a hardwire...
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