Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector

Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector

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  • Custom Fit
  • Trailer Hitch Wiring
  • Curt
  • 4 Flat
  • Powered Converter
Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. Connectors plug into OEM tow package ports - no cutting, splicing, or tapping required. Converter is made using SMT to ensure superior performance. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt custom fit vehicle wiring part number C56170 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring reviews from real customers.


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Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring - C56170

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. Connectors plug into OEM tow package ports - no cutting, splicing, or tapping required. Converter is made using SMT to ensure superior performance.


Features:

  • Provides a 4-way flat trailer connector at the back of your vehicle to power your trailer's signal lights
    • Designed for use with a factory tow package
    • Compatible with 5-pole, 6-pole and 7-pole adapters (sold separately)
  • Connects quickly and easily - no cutting or splicing of wires
    • Tow harness with 4-way connector plugs into connection point behind rear bumper
    • Converter connects in rear cargo area
  • Powered module connects directly to battery to avoid overloading vehicle's electrical system
  • Constructed using surface-mount technology (SMT) for consistent, reliable performance
    • Maximizes trailer light yield and intensity while producing minimal heat
    • Ensures superior operation in rough road conditions
  • Comes with dust cap for 4-way flat connector


Specs:

  • Maximum amperage:
    • Stop/turn lights: 3 amps per circuit
    • Tail lights: 5 amps per circuit
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Installation

This custom-fit T-connector plugs into your vehicle's factory tow package wiring harness. The connection point for the 4-way harness is located behind the rear bumper. The converter plugs into the factory wiring harness behind the interior access panel in your rear cargo area. Connect the lead to the included fuse holder, and then connect the fuse holder to the positive terminal on your battery.


Once installation is complete, the 4-way connector will be stowed in an out-of-the-way location within your cargo area.


It is recommended that you use a small amount of grease on all electrical connections - the plugs on your automobile and the 4-pole connector itself - to help prevent corrosion.


Powered Tail Light Converter with Surface-Mount Technology

A tail light converter is built into this T-connector. This converter is a circuit-protected, battery-powered unit that bypasses the electrical routes that are used by a basic wiring harness. As a result, there is virtually no draw on your tail light circuits.


Because most trailers run on a two-wire system - wherein the brake and turn signals are carried on one wire - the separate brake and turn signals from your vehicle's three-wire system need to be combined so they are compatible with the wiring system of the trailer. This converter combines the brake and turn signal functions of your automobile so that they run on one wire to properly activate your trailer's tail lights. Note: This will not affect how the tail lights on your vehicle operate.


Curt builds each tail light converter using surface-mount technology (SMT). This method of construction involves soldering electronic components directly to the surface of a printed circuit board. SMT eliminates the need for leads, which are used in older through-hole technology. The result is a circuit board that is smaller yet provides more routing area and that offers superior performance, reliability and durability.


Curt SMT Circuit Boards

Circuit boards constructed using SMT have been shown to perform better under rough conditions with excessive vibration than those made using the through-hole method. And where would vibration be more likely to occur than in towing applications? Curt converters also produce less heat, leading to increased durability and longer life. In addition, lower levels of resistance ensure better performance, especially for parts that operate at higher frequencies.


Each Curt circuit board is made using high-quality components that are pieced together in the most technologically savvy fashion, leading to greater predictability and reliability in functioning.



56170 CURT T-Connector - OE Replacement 4-Flat - Surface Mount Technology



C56170 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C56170 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2012 - 2015 Honda Pilot



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Video of Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring - Trailer Hitch Wiring - C56170 Review

Today we're going to review part number C56170. This is the CURT t-connector vehicle wiring wiring harness for the factory tow package. It comes with the 4-way flat trailer connector. Now this is a custom fit part number. It is designed to fit the Honda Pilots with the factory tow package starting in 2012. What I would recommend on a custom fit part is to go to our website, use our fit guide.

Put in your year and model vehicle and it will show you if it's part will work for your application. This part does include everything shown here. Includes the two wiring harnesses. Includes some zip ties or cable ties to take up any excess wire. Double face tape for attaching the converter down. Two fuses: a 10-amp fuse and a 30-amp fuse that needs to be installed.

A dust cover for the 4-way. And a nice set of detailed instructions with pictures of the location points. Now this will provide a 4-way flat trailer connector at the back of your vehicle to power your trailer's signal lights. Again, this part is designed for use on vehicles with the factory tow package. It does connect quickly and easily. There's no cutting or splicing of wires.

Basically they're just all plug-ins. Right here the tow harness plug-in, this will go into the connect point that's usually behind the rear bumper on the vehicle. This converter harness right here, this will usually plug into a connection point in the rear cargo area. Now on this one it has a powered module which connects directly to your battery to avoid overloading your vehicle's electrical system. It is constructed using the SMT technology, which is surface-mount technology. Gives you consistent, reliable performance.

It will maximize your trailer light yield and intensity while producing minimal heat. It also ensures superior operation in rough road conditions. Now the dust cap that's included, just put that onto the 4-way. Then wiring harness you're not using your 4-way what you would do is just cover the terminals with the dust cap. That will protect them from getting damaged or from the elements getting to them. Now this part is made in the USA. A few specs on it: The maximum amperage on the stop and turn light circuit is three amps per circuit, and on the taillight circuit it's five amps per circuit. Wiring harness we go to install this, like I say, they have a good set of instructions. Basically what you would want to do, start with the two harness and what you'll do is go behind the rear bumper and you'll see a gray plug that will have a cap on it. What you'll want to do on the vehicle is remove that cap and this plug should match up. Plug it in and then this would run to the back of the vehicle so you have your 4-way. Again, if any of this wire loom hangs down you can take some of these cable ties to pull up the slack of it. Now this other harness, which is the converter module harness, what this is, you'll go to the rear cargo area and in the rear cargo what you'll have to do is access a interior access panel. When you remove that then you'll see the white connector that this will plug into. It matches up. Plug that into that. Then you'll see you'll have this inline fuse holder that's empty. Take this 10-amp fuse. You'll go ahead and push it in. Put the cap on there to protect that. Then what you'll want to do is you'll want to attach this conveter module down so it doesn't bounce around. That's what the double face tape is for. Just put that on there and then attach this down. Then with all that connected the last thing you'll want to do is go to your fuse box in the front of the vehicle and you'll look in your owner's manual and see where the location is for this towing fuse. It's a 30-amp fuse that plugs into the fuse box. Once that's plugged in should be already to go. Should be able to tow your trailer with the 4-way connector. That should do it for the review on part number C56170. This is the CURT t-connector vehicle wiring harness for factory two package with the 4-way flat trailer connector. .


Customer Reviews

Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - C56170

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (135 Customer Reviews)

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. Connectors plug into OEM tow package ports - no cutting, splicing, or tapping required. Converter is made using SMT to ensure superior performance.

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Great instructions, very timely deliver y! 321624



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The harness was an exact match. Has been functioning flawlessly and I have definitely put in a lot of usage hours into it. Thank you for the great product. I have definitely recommended you guys to friends. 569186



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2015 Honda Pilot

Thank you for the product, it worked for my Honda Pilot. It was also delivered on time. The only thing I'd add is that the white connector was located behind the access door labeled "Auxiliary Fuse" slightly to the right of the access panel that the instructions said it would be in. Once we found that everything went smoothly. 283727



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2012 Honda Pilot

Installation instructions were good and easy to follow. Product has worked very well. Only unfortunate thing was the retainer tail on the rubber protective cap that covers the exterior plug. The slot in that tail tore through so it won't stay attached to the wiring when not in use. Only good luck has prevented me from losing it. 349517



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2012 Honda Pilot

Very easy installation. And even though it was simple, when I needed help Jena from customer service was very technologically knowledgeable and helpful. My experience was excellent and I will definitely shop here again! 203230


Comments

Still very pleased!

Wilder F - 07/08/2016

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2014 Acura RDX

Worked fine on a 2014 Acura RDX. Documentation does not make it clear that the fuse must be placed in the under-hood fusebox nor does it even say that a fuse might be needed there and so I had to sleuth out that information on the etrailer website. I had installed one of these before on a different car type and in my previous experience the documentation for the other part did indicate the under-hood fuse might be needed. But for someone without previous experience installation might be more challenging. I suggest that the documentation simply include the comment, "a fuse in the under-hood fusebox might be necessary" and state the fuse position. On most newer cars the fusebox indicates which is for towing. 395926



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Installation was maybe 15 minutes. Cost was good. I missed the part where you need to install fuse into the supplied harness so did not work initially but soon realized that I missed the fuse. Need to find a nice spot to mount the plug. Good and cheap. 522623



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2015 Honda Pilot

We had a very hard time finding a wiring kit to fit our 2015 Honda Pilot 4WD. Most local autoparts stores couldn't recommend a part for our car because it's so new, and the dealership quoted $220 plus installation for a wiring harness. This is definitely the way to go! The package is labeled 2012-2014 Honda Pilot, but YES, it fits the 2015 Pilot perfectly. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. This kit is "plug and play." Took me about 20 minutes to install, while simultaneously watching my 3 month old daughter. This kit is four a 4 flat wire connector, common on small utility trailers. We needed it to hook up to a 6x12 U-Haul trailer. All the lights and signal worked perfectly, and even after I paid for rush shipping, we saved $150-200 compared to dealership prices. I highly recommend this product. 163574



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2015 Honda Pilot

excellent product , 4 pin trailer wire harness for 2015 Honda pilot was so easy to install , took maybe 10 minutes , every thing you need comes with the kit and is fail safe. it works grate and I know that there is no better product out there ,just as good as Honda's and cost less. the only thing I could add is the plug on the pilot under the back end has a button on the top and on the bottom that need to be pushed and the plug should come right out 485874



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2015 Honda Pilot

I was a little nervous about install. But this was super easy. The hardest part was removing the cap fro. The factory installed plug on my Pilot. Two plug ins, put in the fuse. And 'Bobs your Uncle!' Super easy!! Thanks E Trailer! 315029



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2015 Honda Pilot

The wiring harness was exactly what I needed for my 2015 Honda Pilot. The instructions were quite easy to follow step by step, and I had no issues what so ever in the installation. It took approximately less than 30 minutes to install, and when I hooked it up to my boat trailer connector, the parking, brakes and turn signal lights worked perfectly. I highly recommend this do-it-yourself product to anyone needing to save a few dollars out of pocket expense, rather than having the dealer install it for you. The dealer I purchased the vehicle from, quoted me a price of approximately $230.00 to 250.00 to have it installed by them. I saved almost $200.00 by installing the harness myself! Thank you etrailer.com! You saved me a few hard earned bucks! 237594


Comments

It s been about a year, and the harness is still working awesomely! I have zero complaints! Thanks e-trailer.com!

Richie B - 02/11/2017

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2013 Honda Pilot

Outstanding customer service. Application was super easy to follow and hook up was a breeze. Haven't tested it yet but I see no reason for any faults. Would recommend this and any like products to those seeking to save serious $$$$ by bypassing a dealership. 286392


Comments

The best product ever, could not have been easier and the since the hook up we have had ZERO problems.The only thing I can remember being a little confusing was the ing of the RED fuse. But, we sorted it out and we are happy.Thanks for the follow up.

Jason R - 11/01/2017

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I'm a 30 year old woman and figured I could follow the directions and install it by myself. The install was easy, but I ended up having to ask my father for help. There were only 2 issues that I had. First, I could not get the cover of the gray trailer wiring harness connecter off that is located under the vehicle. I guess I wasn't strong enough to pull it off, but my dad was able to get it off. The second issue I had was that the directions did not say to install the red 10 amp fuse into the red box located on the CURT wiring connector (or I missed that step). So I had everything hooked up correctly, but the lights wouldn't work because that fuse was not put in. Once my dad came out to figure out what was wrong, he saw it right a way. If the directions had said to put that red fuse there, I would have been able to do that. Overall, I highly recommend this product. I saved a lot of money by doing it myself with this part, rather than taking it to the dealership to install it. It took me less than 30 minutes with also having to chase a 20 month old around our yard. Also, highly recommend Etrailer. Their 110% price matched saved me even more. Thank you! 235609



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Honda Pilot

T connector for my new honda pilot fit exactly as advertised.It took about 45 minutes or so to complete and so far works like a charm.Be patient though when taking the cover off the connector under the vehicle.Pull the connector right off the frame then open it.It opens differently than most connectors so look at it and be careful.Would I recommend e-trailer? YES.By the way your videos on description and install of product are excellent. 186775



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2012 Honda Pilot

This product was so easy to install, I let my 13 year old son install it and he did it in 15 minutes! Easy install instructions, excellent communication on sellers end! Totally satisfied! A++ 718354



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2013 Honda Pilot

Makes it so easy!!!! 718106



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2015 Honda Pilot

product seems solid. Instructions were okay. Did not mention to install fuse in control wiring even though fuse was included. Not happy that is did not come with a bracket to mount the flat four connector. 715517


Comments

Because 4-Pole installation can vary, Curt does not include a mounting bracket with most of their wiring harnesses. Curt does offer a mounting bracket with part # C58303
Curt Mounting Bracket for 5-Way Flat Trailer Connector
$4.14
.

-- Victoria B - 10/25/2019

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2013 Honda Pilot

This is a great product from e-trailer to make an easy connection from the factory Honda Pilot wiring harness to a four prong flat connector. The dealer wants to install a very expensive harness for a large trailer or camper with electric brakes etc. With online video and supplied instructions this is a snap to install and e-trailer was a pleasure to deal with. 713107



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Harnesses was easy to install after we found places in car where they attached. Instructions were real good help with this. 20 minutes of work saved us so much, and it works great 710665



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The only reason I didn't 5-star this review was the instructions left out the insertion of the 10 amp fuse into the harness (red cap on the main unit that is installed inside the Aux fusebox) - all other steps were clear, correct, but at first nothing worked. I then rechecked the package and figured out I needed to add the fuse. It mentions it on the front but not specifically. Otherwise I had this up and running in about 20 minutes, very happy! 674599



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Works great and easy to install. I installed my this myself and have been using it for a year now. Very happy with it! 673293



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Excellent product! Fast and easy installation. No issues at all. 670056



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Wiring kit was literally plug and play. 667845



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2015 Honda Pilot

Fit perfectly. 662027



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2013 Honda Pilot

LOOKS GOOD 651825



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A great product with clear installation instructions. 619923



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I followed the instructions and the installations was flawless. I know from experience that it is always best to buy vehicle specific parts (not universal fit) because the part fit perfectly everything was easy . 613989



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Honda

Success. I saved $220 over local Honda dealer installation. A few hacks: use only one hand to attach connector inside the back fuse box; it makes it hard to snap them together but it’s the only way. Two hands don’t fit. And don’t forget to insert the smaller fuse into the wire before before closing back fuse box. But I did this right and all lamp features work. 612293



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Product matched description. Best price, fast delivery. 611385



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Works perfect 611252



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2012 Honda Pilot

The directions from the manufacturer forgot to add one step on the installation sheet. I called and got an answer with one phone call. Good job! 600931



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Delivered on time and very easy to install in 10 minutes. Works great 582212



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Very good product with easy to follow directions. Works great! 574097



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2012 Honda Pilot

Works well, no glitches and installed super quick! 560073



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2015 Honda Pilot

It is every thing you said it was and I found it easy to install and it works like a champ.I would recommend this product to all my friends. 542972



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2013 Honda Pilot

Easy install, only took a few minutes. 542120



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2014 Honda Pilot

Work great and easy to install 538590



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2012 Honda Pilot

Worked like a charm 529382



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2015 Honda Pilot

Installation was a pain in the butt. Most of that was because of difficulties with the vehicle's design and components. The instructions were okay. The video on the website was better at explaining how to. 525429



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2015 Honda Pilot

Very good product, matched up perfectly and works as advertised. 523418



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2014 Honda Pilot

Took just a couple of minutes to install. Great quality and less than half the price from the dealer. Very satisfied. 518461


Comments

Have had this wiring for a little over a year now and its still working as good as the day it was installed. Thanks for the great quality!

Andy - 08/23/2019

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2014 Honda Pilot

I am very pleased with the electrical wiring harness purchased from etrailer. It was delivered promptly and the price seemed reasonable. 517289



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2013 Honda Pilot

Worked perfectly upon installation. Highly recommend. 465664



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Exactly as described...well packed and lightning fast shipment. Installed in 30 mins and looks like a good quality harness. The instructions made it easy...this was a fraction of what the dealership wanted to charge for the factory version. 455725


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Working flawlessly!

Chris K - 11/30/2018

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2014 Honda Pilot

2014 Honda Pilot trailer wiring worked fine and installed easy. The only thing I missed in the instructions was that the red fuse needed to be installed in the harness before it would work. After that it worked fine. 446659



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2015 Honda Pilot

Truly was a plug and play, shipped fast great instructions! 2015 pilot 440190



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2015 Honda Pilot

Installation instructions were spot on , saved alot of time and $. 427708



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2012 Honda Pilot

Easy to install. Took about 30 min. Work perfectly! 424245



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2014 Honda Pilot

Had it installed in less than 10 mins. Clear instructions, very easy install. 394417



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2014 Honda Pilot

Shipping was fast due to the 3 day shipping. Communication from etrailer was excellent to verify it being shipped. Installation was quick and painless for my 2014 Honda Pilot. I watched a few YouTube videos before ordering and then again before installation. Therefore the installation process went very smoothly and everything works well. 390800


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  • I can help you with a wiring harness for your 2015 Honda Pilot. If you would like a 4way end the Curt # C56170 will work for your Honda Pilot, if you instead need a 7way for your trailer you will want the Tow Ready # 118265. Your local mechanic was probably talking about installing a universal direct splice wiring harness like # 119147, but the two harnesses I mentioned above will plug directly into the vehicle's tow plug no splicing needed. I have linked an image of where to find...
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  • Installation Instructions for Trailer Wiring Harnesses for 2009 to 2015 Honda Pilot
  • Looking back at your previous orders you purchased 2 trailer wiring harnesses. The most recent appears to be Curt trailer wiring harness # C56170. It fits the 2012 to 2015 Honda Pilot with factory tow package. The other harness was # 118491. It fits the 2009 to 2011 Honda Pilot without factory tow package. The instructions for both are linked on this answer page and on the product pages. I have included some pictures pointing out where they are on product and answer pages.
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  • Troubleshooting No Power to 4-Way After Trailer Wiring Install on a 2015 Honda Pilot
  • The easiest place to check first is the red fuse holder of the part # C56170. Is there a fuse in there? If not, that would take out the entire 4-way. If you don't have the tow package on your 2015 Honda Pilot there would be a few missing relays that you would need to install in the relay panel of the vehicle before the wiring would be completed. The part # 118558 is designed for vehicles without the tow package and you can see that it is a similar harness that includes two black relays...
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  • Removing Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C56170 from 2013 Honda Pilot to Install on 2014
  • On the vehicle side of the connector there should be a small tab that will need to be slightly lifted, which typically can be done with a very small screwdriver, while pulling the two connectors apart.
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  • Availability of Trailer Wiring Harness for 2015 Honda Pilot
  • We do offer a trailer wiring harness for the 2015 Honda Pilot. Curt Manufacturing has determined that their # C56170 from the 2014 model year will fit the 2015 Pilot. I've linked you to the installation instructions.
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  • Where to Find Connector for Installation of Trailer Wiring on a 2015 Honda Pilot
  • If the connector is present on your 2015 Honda Pilot it will be behind the access door in the rear cargo area of your vehicle that you already checked. It can be somewhat difficult to find but if you dig around you should eventually be able to find it. There isn't much room in that area but if you can reach around behind the wire looms you should be able to eventually find it.
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  • Recommended 4-Pole Trailer Wiring Harness for 2012 Honda Pilot
  • The way your 2012 Honda Pilot came equipped from the factory will determine which of the two available 4-pole wiring harnesses is correct. If your Pilot has a factory tow package you will use kit # C56170 from Curt. If it did NOT come with a factory tow package then instead you will use kit # 118558 from Tow Ready that also includes the required relays to activate the tow wiring. The other wiring harness you referenced, part # 118265, is a 7-way type with additional circuits for 12V...
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  • 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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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2015 Honda Pilot
  • A converter is necessary when adding trailer wiring to a 2015 Honda Pilot. Most trailers in the US have a combined system meaning the turn signals and brake lights are on the same circuit. And many vehicles work on a separate system. The converter takes the separate circuits from the vehicle and combines them to work properly with the trailer. This is the same as how the factory tow package wiring is set up on the Pilot. If you just need to replace a lost or damaged 4-Way part of harness...
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  • Locating Wiring Connector On 2012 Honda Pilot On Driver's Side Rear Cargo Area
  • The Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, part # C56170 is designed for your 2012 Honda Pilot if it is equipped with a factory tow package. If you do not have a tow package on your Pilot, this harness will not work for you. If you do not have a factory tow package you will need part # 118558. This does use the same connector located behind the access panel on the driver's side in the rear cargo area. Many times it may be taped to another set of wires to keep it from rattling or hitting anything...
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  • Availability of 4-Way Flat Trailer Wiring Harness for 2013 Honda Pilot
  • We do offer 4-Way flat trailer wiring harnesses for your 2013 Honda Pilot, such as the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C56170. However there are not any recommended splice-in harnesses for your vehicle. A trailer wiring harness such as # C56170 will install in the OEM trailer wiring port at the rear of your Pilot. This harness's installation instructions are attached for you.
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  • Is T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118558 a Fit with 2015 Honda Pilot
  • I spoke with my contact at Tow Ready and he confirmed that the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118558, is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Honda Pilot. This custom harness will quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle. When working with electrical connectors I recommend using dielectric grease like # 11755. This keeps dirt and moisture out of the electrical connections and helps prevent corrosion. If you want to secure the 4-way connector at the rear of your...
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