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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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  • Trailer Hitch Wiring
  • Curt
  • 4 Flat
  • Powered Converter
Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. T-connector plugs directly in OEM tow package port. Powered converter reduces strain on wiring system and is made using SMT to ensure superior performance. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt custom fit vehicle wiring part number C56291 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 - C56291

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. T-connector plugs directly in OEM tow package port. 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
    • Designed for use with a factory tow package
    • Compatible with 5-pole, 6-pole and 7-pole adapters (sold separately)
  • Connects quickly and easily
    • Locate connection point in rear cargo area
    • Plug in T-connector
  • 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


Specs:

  • Maximum amperage:
    • Stop/turn lights: 3 amps per circuit
    • Tail lights: 6 amps per circuit
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Installation

This custom-fit T-connector plugs into your vehicle's factory tow package, which is located in your cargo area, on the driver's side. You will have to remove the scuff panel and the cargo holder to access this port. Once you've plugged in the T-connector, insert the included 10-amp fuse into the fuse holder.


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


It is recommended that you use a small amount of grease on all electrical connections - the plug 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.



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C56291 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C56291 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2016 - 2019 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 Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2017 Honda Pilot

Today, on our 2017 Honda Pilot, we'll be having a look at and installing the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for factory tow package vehicles for the 4-pole flat trailer connector, part number C56291. Okay, here's what our trailer wiring looks like installed. When it's not in use, we can just store it down here up out of the way in our cargo compartment and close the cover on up, and it's out of the way. We don't have to worry about it getting snagged on anything when we're loading cargo in and out of the hatch, and when we want to use it we can simply open up our cover, grab our wire here, drape it down the side so it's out of the way of our hatch latch. We can close our hatch on up, and as you can see, we have an adequate length of wire which drapes down right next to the receiver on our hitch, making this an ideal wiring harness that will hook up to our trailer and yet store out of the way when not in use, so we don't have to worry about the elements damaging it. We do have a dust cover here, which is provided, which covers up our connector when it's not in use to help keep the dirt and debris, and other items out of it, causing a poor connection or a short. This wiring harness gives us the basic lighting functions that are required by law in order for us to safely tow a trailer.

The green wire here is our right turn signal and right brake light. The yellow wire here is our left turn signal and left brake light. The brown wire is our taillights and running light signal, and the white wire is our ground. Okay, this wiring harness provides us with three amps of power output for our turn signal and our brake light signals per circuit. Now, our taillight and running light function, we have a total of six amps of power output there.

This should be an ideal amount of power for towing a trailer that even may be a little bit older and have a quite a few incandescent lights on it. If we have LED lights on our trailers, we won't have no worries at all towing it, even with a large amount of lights on it. Now that we've gone over some features of our wiring harness, we'll show you how to get it installed. All right, to begin our installation we'll have our rear hatch open. We'll take off our cover here for our cargo compartment, slide that forward. Now on our cargo compartment, we'll just lift up on this front section, slide that out of the way.

We'll do the same for the back one too. Now our cargo hook right here, we'll use a flat-head screwdriver and pop it open, and it will hang down by this strap. We'll find an eight-millimeter bolt on the inside and we'll remove the cargo hook. Okay, our bottom cargo hook, we'll fold it down, and we use our screwdriver again. It's a little difficult to get in there, but once you have it popped loose it'll fold down and you'll find a Phillips screw on the inside.

Now this cover right here below our power outlet, take our flat-head, pop it open. We'll remove it. This will get us a little bit more vision later. Okay, now we'll grab our weather stripping here and we'll just pull it back a little bit. Okay, now we'll grab our black section of plastic and pull back. Okay, this white connector right here behind our trim panel, underneath our seatbelt mechanism, that is where we'll be plugging our harness into. Okay, now we'll take our white connector and our ground wire and stick them through this square hole. Now we'll take our white connector and plug it into the factory tow package connector. It's keyed, so it only goes one way. Once you have it inserted, push fully until it clicks into place, and you pull back on it, make sure it's secure. Okay, now our ground wire we need to attach directly to our body of sheet metal with either the provided self-tapping screw or removing the existing bolt that goes to our vehicle's sheet metal and putting this around the bolt and reinstalling the bolt, which is what we're going to do here because we don't want to drill another hole in our vehicle's body. There's an eight-millimeter bolt right here, which we can remove. Take the bolt, place the wire under the bolt and we'll reinstall the bolt. Then we can retighten that down. Now we'll take our fuse holder that's on our wiring harness and plug in our provided 10-amp fuse. Okay, now we'll take our module box here and a zip-tie, and we'll just zip-tie it up out of the way through its existing hole right here. This will keep it from rattling around and it'll hold it nice and secure in place. Okay, we went ahead and routed our 4-pole flat trailer wiring behind our panel where it comes out here in this gap. Now we can put all of our panels back in place. Okay. I'll place back our weather stripping. Okay, now we're underneath the hood of the vehicle. We have a fuse box right next to our master cylinder. We'll open the lid. There's an empty spot right here where we need to install our provided 30-amp fuse. Now we can replace the cover. Okay, now we're going to use a 4-pole flat trailer tester. It's part number I26 on our website, so we can test our wiring. Turn our headlights on. We can see our taillight and running light functions are working, do a left turn signal, right turn signal. Now we'll step on our brakes. Those are working, and we'll try our brakes and turn signals as well to make sure they function properly. As you can see everything's working properly, and that completes our look at and installation of the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for factory tow package vehicles with a 4-pole flat trailer connector, part number C56291 on our 2017 Honda Pilot.


Customer Reviews

Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - C56291

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (68 Customer Reviews)

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

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2018 Honda Pilot

Customer service was excellent helping me to order the right wiring harness. Installation videos on the website were a breeze to follow and very very helpful! 496816


Comments

The product continues to work great with no issues whatsoever!

Eric - 04/15/2019

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Perfect service and product. Product arrived when scheduled; OEM trailer light connector harness was a perfect fit. No need to cut or splice wires. Easy connect of harness to vehicle with OEM connection. Associated video helped locate "hidden" Honda Pilot screw and bolt over luggage connections. Installation time was about 15-20 minutes-very nice!! Recommend this product and supplier to others-good value! 609651



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2017 Honda Pilot

Installation went smoothly,,Be sure and watch the video. I like the security of the two fuses 463066



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2016 Honda Pilot

Order came in quicker than expected and was easy to install 395716



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2019 Honda Pilot. Great product. Took longer to read the directions and watch the video than it did to actually install! Worked perfect and saved a whole bunch of money compared to the quote from the Honda garage! 607483



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2017 Honda Pilot

Very easy to install. The best thing about etrailer is the videos they provide to help with installation. Took about 20 minutes to install, and worked very well when it was done. Love etrailer! 469307



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Come with all necessary fuses and wire ties to make this a clean project 479584



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2017 Honda Pilot

Product worked as publicized. Timely delivery using standard shipping. Video which illustrated installation was just right. Overall, company and product is what I would recommend to others seeking competitive prices for automotive products. For consideration, there should be an option for "Veteran/Military" discount for purchases. 584603



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2018 Honda Pilot

Very easy to install! Took about 1/2 hour if you follow the etrailer installation video on their website. I was able to install without having to remove the side panel weatherstripping and panel screws. I was able to reach inside the access panel and find the harness plug built into the car. I have average sized hands. If you had “huge” hands, then maybe you would need to follow the panel removal instructions according to the video. 553989



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2016 Honda Pilot

Installation could not be easier. Simply plugged into the existing harness. Thank you! 547454



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2016 Honda Pilot

Product came quickly. Needed to have the dealership install on my 2016 Honda Pilot as it was quite intensive. Panels needed to be removed and vehicle needed to be up in order to run the wiring through. Cost a little bit but I still saved more than if I had the dealership install everything. I bought the lift kit and my brother installed under an hour. This took a while at the dealership and they are used to doing it. I was able to watch them go through the process. Glad it's done. 261451



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2016 Honda Pilot

This product was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks to the installation instructions and video, I had no problems installing it! I am very satisfied with the Curt hitch receiver and wiring harness that I purchased. Honda does a great job manufacturing the Pilot such that the hitch receiver just bolts right on, and the wiring harness simply plugs right in. This is my second Honda Pilot (2005 and 2016) where I have shopped at etrailer.com for my accessories and save a bunch! 270663


Comments

Im happy. I recommend your products every chance I get! Thank you for following up!

Kevin T - 01/16/2018

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2018 Honda Pilot

Instructions were inadequate for my 2018 Pilot but having installed these things before I figured it out. Simple to do if you know what you're doing. There is no need to remove all the trim panels. The plug is in the upper right once you remove the access panel for the fuel filler. 556839



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Product works well, what I didn't care for was how the trailer connection stayed in the trunk until using it. When one uses it they place it between the door and body to connect to trailer. I change the install by adding a wire protector and running wiring through the factory grommet for external access. 470806


Comments

The benefit to installing the trailer wiring harness so the connector is stored in the cargo/trunk area is that the connector is protected from damage and exposure to the elements. When needed, the hatch/trunk has enough weatherstripping so it can safely be closed on the wire without damaging it in any way, as long as you stay away from the latch. I use my minivan to tow my 2-PWC trailer, and Ive used this type of set-up for 5 years. It works very well.

-- Mike L - 01/29/2018

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2016 Honda Pilot

This Hitch and assembly parts (wire adapters, connectors, etc...) works and fits well on my new 2016 Honda Pilot wonderfully... Added that I did not have to cut into the rear bumper cover or even purchase Hitch Cover from Honda. Already had several on lookers ask questions about this set up on my Pilot... they were impressed! Thanks again, William 285504


Comments

The products are working well and also looks like a factory fit on my vehicle. Ill defiantly will order again from yall next vehicle I purchase...

William B - 08/19/2017

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Unable to offer a product review as this is a Christmas gift; however, I will say that the items were shipped immediately. 445831



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2016 Honda Pilot

Fast easy shipping. Hooked it up after work, took approx 15 mins tops. 297795



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2016 Honda Pilot

worked as advertised. very pleased. 283920


Comments

Still working fine.

Russandready - 11/03/2017

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Trailer cable wires as expected,top notch equipment. Thamk You and God Bless. 563440



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2017 Honda Pilot

This wiring harness installed per instructions and fit the existing OEM connector. Everything needed came with the kit. I just routed the wiring inside the jack compartment and rolled up the ample wire terminated in the flat four blade connector and stowed it in the jack compartment out of the way. When you want to use it just open the jack compartment and pull it out. I used the double faced foam tape to secure the control box to the inside rear of the jack compartment and one zip tie to hold the sleeved wire bundle securely. Nice inexpensive trailer wiring solution. 552335



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Came in timely manner, well wrapped so there were no dings. Installation only took 15 minutes. Very pleased! 659215



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Everything I needed to get the job done. Thanks! 653772



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The wiring harness installed easily no problems. part arrived on time. Price was reasonable. All in all a good product. 651766



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Totally satisfied.. delivered Faster than anticipated.. easy to install.. of course the installation video was really helpful thanks e-trailer.. 648103



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Good quality and awesome directions. 647006



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Good quality 646636



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Fit perfectly and came with excellent i nstructions!! 643190



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Came in quickly and was exactly what I ordered. Thank you! 643069



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Super easy install, 10 minutes, plug and play, use the 10mm bolt near plug as a ground. No need to take of all the panels just the two easy to remove panels, jack panel and emergency fuel panel. 642475



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My son Gary ordered this for me as I don't use the internet, but as and an older (84) dad I found this harness easy to install and it works perfect. my wife and I with the help of a floor jack and a few struggles we mounted the trailer hitch and the harness to our new Honda pilot and were happy with the results. I will recommend this as a well thought product. 641181



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Easy install, quality product and works perfectly. 640795



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Hitch was a perfect fit and quite easy to install. The trailer light kit was not very easy to install but not the fault of the kit, you just have to remove a lot of panels that are not easy to remove. Kit worked fine. 641636



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Excellent product but the reviews and how to videos are really what makes you guys excel. Outstanding videos and directions, made installing myself a breeze. Thanks! 639658



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Product worked great. Easy to install, directions were good. I choose this one because it had all the fuses and things included so I didn’t need to make any other orders or trips to the parts store. 639227



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Perfect- follow the instructions and Done! Thanks, Etrailer! 638918



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nicely crafted hitch , very easy to install just a little heavy , a second set of hands will help ease the installation . the wire harness was a breeze to install once i viewed the video showing how every thing comes apart [ interior facia ] . being one person it took me about 2 hours to install , with 2 people it would have been much quicker 638733



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Wiring was easy once the plug on car side was located. Worked perfectly 637354



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Harness was perfect fit. Videos and online .pdf accurate. Great product. 637040



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Very happy with the trailer hitch and wiring harness. Video of the wiring harness installation was very helpful. I had to lower the spare tire on the Pilot to install the hitch. I'm 67 years old and about 20 minutes into the hitch installation on a hot Houston day it dawned on me, "I'm too old for this s*&t!" A second person would have been extremely helpful. I think this is the third hitch I've purchased from etrailer. 636817



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Works great. Easy to install. I was also able to connect without removing molding and side panel. Just reached up in and connected by feel 633468



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Super awesome customer support. Called me that they didn’t have part in stock. Changed my order and got it cheaper and faster!! Will recommend to all needing trailer needs! 619540



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Looks good but have not installed yet. 619192



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This wire harness for my 2019 Honda Pilot included everything I needed to complete my trailer hitch installation. All wires, connectors, fuses and complete instructions with illustrations for my vehicle were included. Excellent! 617342



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Harness was great. It's plugged in and working. 612409



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Great service. Lots of information. They speak English. Fast delivery 612309



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Received this yesterday and I installed it today. I was very easy to do. Took about 30 minutes. 599940



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2016 Honda Pilot

The wire hook up was easy to install at a great price 594878



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Installation was straight forward and simple. It works. 594868



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Instructions had me take interior trim off that wasn't necessary. 588985



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Good fit - install video was spot-on correct. Works correctly. Needed wiring kit and a hitch so we can move a family member at Christmas. 588939


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  • For a trailer hitch for your 2016 Honda Pilot we have the Curt Hitch part # C13146 that has a 6,000 lb trailer capacity and a 900 lb tongue weight capacity. You should note that if your vehicle has lower capacities (sounds like it does), you would need to go by the lower figures as overall capacity. For trailer wiring you would want the part # C56291 which has been confirmed as a fit. For a transmission cooler the part # D13503 would be a great option. Transmission coolers are pretty...
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  • Troubleshooting No Signals on Curt 4-Pole Trailer Wiring Harness C56291
  • Thank you for your recent purchase from etrailer. I see that you ordered Curt 4-pole wiring harness # C56291. This is a correct fit for the 2016 Honda Pilot that has the factory tow package. The ground remains the most likely cause for no signals on your 4-pole. Without a solid bare metal-to-bare metal ground connection the harness will not function. Make sure your ground wire is tightly affixed to a clean bare metal surface on the car. Sand or clean the grounding point to remove paint...
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  • Install Instructions for Trailer Wiring for a 2016 Honda Pilot
  • I attached a picture that shows the detailed instructions for the Curt Trailer Wiring harness part # C56291 which is the correct harness for your 2016 Honda Pilot. This would work well with the trailer hitch part # 75225 that you referenced which is also confirmed as a fit. I attached a link to an install video for this hitch as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or...
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  • Custom Fit Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2016 Honda Pilot
  • Yes, the Curt trailer wiring harness part # C56291 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Honda Pilot so it would be the correct product for you to use to add trailer wiring.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Honda Pilot
  • Yes, the Curt Hitch part # C13146 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Honda Pilot so it would work well for you. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage...
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  • Install Video for Curt Trailer Wiring for 2018 Honda Pilot
  • For your 2018 Honda Pilot the Curt trailer wiring harness part # C56291 that you referenced is a confirmed fit. I attached an install video that shows it installed on a 2017 Honda Pilot which will be the exact same process as your vehicle. I also attached a link to the printed instructions for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Honda Pilot with Full Size Spare Tire
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and found out that trailer hitch # C13146 will fit with a full-size spare if the spare is the 18 inch but not if the spare is the available 19 or 20 inch on your 2016 Honda Pilot. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation of this trailer hitch for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2016 Honda Pilot
  • Hidden Hitch is the brand name. It isn't a description of the hitch appearance once installed so it is sort of a misnomer. But it also depends on the vehicle because in some cases everything but the receiver could be hidden but so should all the hitches for the same vehicle. On a 2016 Honda Pilot or Acura MDX the hitch mounting brackets and cross beam would be hidden. I have included a picture as an example. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900....
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  • Hitch and Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2016 Honda Pilot
  • The Curt trailer wiring harness part # C56291 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Honda Pilot. As far as trailer wiring is concerned this would be all that you would need. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product as well. For a brake...
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