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Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector

Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector

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Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. T-connector plugs directly into existing wiring. Powered converter reduces strain on wiring system and is made using SMT to ensure superior performance. Call 800-298-1624 to order Curt custom fit vehicle wiring part number C56209 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 with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring reviews from real customers.
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Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring - C56209

  • Custom Fit
  • Trailer Hitch Wiring
  • 4 Flat
  • Curt
  • Powered Converter

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. T-connector plugs directly into existing wiring. Powered converter reduces strain on wiring system and 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
    • Compatible with 5-pole, 6-pole and 7-pole adapters (sold separately)
  • Connects quickly and easily
    • Locate connection points in rear cargo area
    • Plug in T-connector
    • Run hot lead to car battery
  • Includes a tail light converter to ensure that your vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailer
    • 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
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Specs:

  • Maximum amperage:
    • Stop/turn lights: 4.2 amps per circuit
    • Tail lights: 5 amps per circuit
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Installation

This custom-fit T-connector plugs into your vehicle's wiring harness, which is located in your rear cargo area, behind the driver's-side and passenger's-side tail lights. You will have to remove the interior plastic covers to access these connection points. Once you've plugged in the T-connector, run the hot lead to your car battery under the rear floor panel on the driver's side. 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.



56209 CURT T-Connector - Surface Mount Technology - 4 Wire

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Customer Reviews

Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - C56209

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (40 Customer Reviews)

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. T-connector plugs directly into existing wiring. Powered converter reduces strain on wiring system and is made using SMT to ensure superior performance.

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I'm very pleased with this wiring kit... fit perfectly. There were a few awkward spots to fish wires/plugs through, but not too bad. The installation video was extremely helpful, although I did a couple things slightly differently. The van in the video had a finished interior. A plain cargo van has plenty of openings in the framework to run wires through, so I ran my (right taillight) wire through the frame over the doors, not tucking it in the weatherstrip. Up front, I opted to follow Curt's printed instructions, removing the plastic step-well. There are a couple wiring clips and a raceway behind there that give good protection to the main power wire. I'm sure the video's under-the-seat technique would be quicker, though. I don't expect to pull a trailer a lot, so for now at least, I'll store the plug clean and dry inside, below the taillight, and just pull it out when needed.


Comments
Still working just fine, no glitches.
Dover D - 08/14/2017



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Just what I needed. More importantly, the etrailer installation video—specific to my vehicle year, make and model made it easy!



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Dodge Ram Pickup

biggest problem i had with installation was dodging rain storms hitch an wiring fit perfect wish ram would have made bolt on bumper a little longer Karen C did a great job. shipped on a Tues. afternoon received on Fri.130pm.


Comments
just fine no problems
jim m - 05/29/2015



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2019 Dodge Ram Pickup

Just installed this wiring harness on My RAM Promaster 1500 cargo van. Watched the videos on e-trailer on how to do it. No issues. Well made product. I would but it again.



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Easy install good product



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2014 Ram ProMaster 2500

Trailer wiring harness for a 2014 Dodge Promaster van. YOur instructions showed more than the dealer knew. They claimed there were no wiring plugs where they were supposed to be and you showed me there were! Installation took one hour. Really pleased with the handling of my wo orders with you folks. I pass your address to many of my friends. I did have a bit of a problem figuring out what to do with the black wire on the module.



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2019 Ram ProMaster 2500

The item I ordered part number c56209. Was so easy to install it was basically plug and play . Now my promaster van is ready to pull a trailer . Thanks guys



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Very easy



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Save yourself some headaches and run the power wire under the vehicle like the installation video shows. Its much easier than trying to fish it through the inside. Great video by the way. Thanks.



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Well engineered hitch! Very straightforward installation and excellent directions. I'm a beat up retired nuc plant mechanic. And it took less than an hour to install. Excellent service from etrailer too. Shipped out very quickly and it was very well packed as well. All in all, you folks are an outstanding trailer resource! Thanks! This coming week I'll install the wiring kit.



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Installed easily, video installation guide was very accurate and easy to follow..



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2017 Ram ProMaster 1500

Worked just liked it was described. Watch the video that they had on the site. etrailer web site and customer service are great ! Will use them again in the future!



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2019 Ram ProMaster 2500

The wiring is made of good quality material and is easy to install. I always have liked this company and over he years have purchased lot of their product never had any problems. They always ship on time or early.



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2015 Ram ProMaster 2500

Always great products and simple installation. I have purchased 3 hitches from etrailer over the years and always 5 stars. I haven't installed the wiring kit yet but the video installation they provide is spot on. Thank you.



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Dodge Ram Pickup

Class III hitch was easy to install and fit perfectly on my Ram van, no fuss, easy to follow instructions



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2017 Ram ProMaster 1500

I watched a video installation of the wiring. I was able to wire it perfectly.... The wiring for trailer worked amazing after I tested it all out!!! Very happy with Product



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2014 Dodge ProMaster-2500

Cut and dry, perfect instructions took me no time at all! Every time I order its prompt and perfect! Thnx. Overall cost was half of quotes in town. I'll use the extra coin on something else.



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Everything was great



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2017 Ram ProMaster 3500

The parts I ordered came to me quickly and as ordered. The installation instructions where clear and easy to follow. Very satisfied!



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2018 Ram ProMaster 2500

Easy to install took me about an hour to install my vehicle wiring hardness also a well designed product.


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