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Curt Powered Tail Light Converter with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector

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Install a 4-way flat on your Ram 3500 with this splice-in harness. Powered converter connects directly to battery to reduce strain on wiring. Potted, SMT construction boosts water and vibration resistance. Works with 2-wire, 3-wire, and PWM systems. Lowest Prices for the best wiring from Curt. Curt Powered Tail Light Converter with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector part number C59236 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Wiring - C59236

Install a 4-way flat on your Ram 3500 with this splice-in harness. Powered converter connects directly to battery to reduce strain on wiring. Potted, SMT construction boosts water and vibration resistance. Works with 2-wire, 3-wire, and PWM systems.


Features:

  • Provides a 4-way flat trailer connector at the back of your Ram 3500 to power your trailer's signal lights
    • Compatible with 5-pole, 6-pole and 7-pole adapters (sold separately)
  • Ensures that your Ram 3500's wiring matches that of your trailer
    • Works with 2-wire, 3-wire and pulse-width modulation (PWM) systems
  • Connects directly to your battery to avoid overloading your 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
  • Resists water and vibration thanks to potted enclosure
  • Connects directly to your Ram 3500's wiring with the included quick-splice connectors
    • Color-coded wires and wiring guide ease installation
  • Comes with dust cap for 4-way flat connector
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Maximum amperage:
    • Stop/turn lights: 5 amps per circuit
    • Tail lights: 7.5 amps per circuit
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Installation

To determine where to splice into your Ram 3500's tail light wiring, you will need to consult the included instructions. Use the quick-splice connectors to attach the input wires of the tail light converter to the corresponding wires from your Ram 3500. Once you've spliced in the converter, connect the included hot lead to the black wire and run it up to your car battery. Connect the lead to the included fuse holder, and then connect the fuse holder to the positive terminal on your battery.


Then locate a flat surface inside your Ram 3500 near the tail lights and adhere the black converter box using the provided double-sided tape. Find a raw metal surface to use as a ground point and secure the white ground wire using the provided ring terminal and screw. Finally, secure the converter wires to your Ram 3500 using the included cable ties.


It is recommended that you use a small amount of grease on the 4-pole connector to help prevent corrosion.


Powered Tail Light Converter with Surface-Mount Technology

Because most trailers run on a 2-wire system - wherein the brake and turn signals are carried on 1 wire - the signals from your Ram 3500 may have to be converted to be compatible with your trailer's wiring. If your Ram 3500 operates on a 3-wire system, which means that it has separate brake and turn signals, then those signals will need to be combined so that they run on 1 wire to properly activate your trailer's tail lights. This converter will also ensure that your trailer's lights illuminate fully, even if your Ram 3500 has pulse-width modulation (PWM) wiring. Note: This will not affect how the tail lights on your Ram 3500 operate.


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.


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.



59236 Curt Powered Tail Light Converter for 2-Wire, 3-Wire or PWM Systems - 4-Way Flat Harness

Replaces 59200



C59236 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C59236 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2008 - 2009 BMW 1 Series

1974 - 1974 Volvo 140 Series

1974 - 1975 Volvo 160 Series

1984 - 1993 Mercedes-Benz 190

2015 - 2015 Mazda 2

1984 - 1998 Nissan 200SX

1975 - 1992 Volvo 240 Series

1989 - 1998 Nissan 240SX

1976 - 1982 Volvo 260 Series

1979 - 1983 Datsun 280ZX

1984 - 2010 BMW 3 Series

1991 - 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT

1984 - 1984 Datsun 300ZX

1985 - 1996 Nissan 300ZX

1986 - 1989 Mazda 323

1987 - 1995 Toyota 4Runner

1984 - 2018 BMW 5 Series

2004 - 2005 BMW 6 Series

1984 - 2008 BMW 7 Series

1985 - 1992 Volvo 740 Series

1983 - 1990 Volvo 760 Series

1988 - 1990 Volvo 780 Series

1987 - 1991 Sterling 825

1987 - 1991 Sterling 827

1993 - 1997 Volvo 850 Series

2005 - 2006 Saab 9-2X

2006 - 2011 Saab 9-3

1999 - 2009 Saab 9-5

1979 - 1998 Saab 900

1986 - 1998 Saab 9000

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Video of Curt Powered Tail Light Converter with 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 Wiring C59236 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number C59236. This is the Curt Powered Taillight Converter with a four-pole flat trailer connector here on this end right here. This is going to provide the connector at the back of your vehicle. That's going to help power your trailer signal lights. The connector is compatible with five-pole, six-pole, and seven pole adapters. Those items are sold separately.

We do carry those if you need one. This unit's going to ensure that your vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailer's. It's going to work with two-wire, three-wire and pulse-width modulation systems. It's designed to connect directly to your battery to avoid overloading the vehicle's electrical system through all the wiring. Everything that you need for your full installation is going to be included with this kit. The box back here, it's going to be constructed using surface-mount technology for consistent, reliable performance.

What that means is, it's going to maximize the trailer light yield and intensity while producing minimal heat. It's also going to ensure superior operation even in rough-road conditions. The unit's designed to resist water and vibration, thanks to the specially designed enclosure. Again, it's going to connect directly to your vehicle's wiring, or to the vehicle's battery through the wiring, and it's going to connect to the vehicle's wiring with the included quick-splice connectors. That's going to be these blue pieces right here.

You'll just lay the wires in there and splice them together. It's a nice design, pretty simple installation. It's going to come with some really nice detailed instructions. These are going to walk you through the installation process step by step. They have the nice little diagram down there that's going to assure you that you're connecting everything correctly. As long as you go by the instructions, again, it's step by step, you should be ready to go. It's going to include your fuse holder.

You're going to get the fuse, some self-tapping screws, all the necessary connectors, quick-splice connectors. You're going to get some double-sided adhesive tape to secure the box to a nice clean surface. You're going to get some zip ties to tidy up the wires. Makes for an overall neater appearance and it keeps the wires safe. It's going to come with a dust cap here for the four-way flat connector. It's a color-coded installation, so the color-coded wires and the wiring guide are going to help ease the installation process. When it comes to the maximum amperage for the stop and turn lights, we're looking at five amps per circuit. For the taillights, we're looking at seven point five amps per circuit. To determine the best place to splice into your vehicle's taillight wiring, you need to consult the included instructions. It's going to have all the details that you need to know. Then you would use the quick-splice connectors to attach the input wires of the taillight converter to the corresponding wires from the vehicle. Once you splice in the converter, then you have to connect the included hot lead. The hot lead's going to be the black wire right here. It's going to connect to the bundle black wire. This is going to run to the vehicle's battery. You're going to connect these with a butt connector. Other end of the black wire gets a butt connector attached to it and connects to one end of the fuse holder. Other end of the fuse holder gets a ring terminal attached to it, and that connects to the positive post on the vehicle battery. Again, it's going to come with the included fuse so you can put that in the fuse holder. Then you're going to need to locate a flat surface inside your vehicle near the taillights. Put the double-sided adhesive tape over the back of the box here. Just stick it to the side there for a nice secure hold. It's going to keep it up and out of the way in a nice safe area. Then you're going to need to find a raw metal surface. It's going to be your white wire with the ring terminal right here. You're going to need to find a raw metal surface to use as a grounding point and secure the white wire with the ring terminal, using one of the included self-tapping screws. Then you can secure the converter wires to your vehicle using the included cable ties. We're also going to recommend that you use a small amount of dielectric grease on the four-pole connector to help prevent any type of corrosion from being able to settle in. Again, it does come with that dust cap so yu can protect the connection points when it's not being used. That's going to do it for our review of part number C59236. This is the Curt Powered Taillight Converter with a four-pole flat trailer connector.


Customer Reviews

Curt Powered Tail Light Converter with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - C59236

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (103 Customer Reviews)

Install a 4-way flat on your vehicle with this splice-in harness. Powered converter connects directly to battery to reduce strain on wiring. Potted, SMT construction boosts water and vibration resistance. Works with 2-wire, 3-wire, and PWM systems.

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2013 Audi Q5


Pretty straight forward install on a 2013 Audi Q5 S-Line. There is an ground lug on the rear inside panel right next to a convenient spot to mount the unit. I removed the silver panel along the tailgate sill to route the power wire and the trailer plug tail before I started. It clips off easily, and you can reach between the side panel and the battery compartment with your fingers. There's a small electrical connector on the panel, so be careful to disconnect it before yanking on it. Make sure you replace this panel as soon as you have routed the wires, as that electrical connector is to two micro switches that detect if the door is closed... there is no power to the rear lights while the tailgate is up, so this panel needs to be in place before you start wiring. Correct wires were easy to locate. The 2013 Q5 is a little different to the wiring types listed in the instructions, as while the brake runs off the turn signals, there is a separate tail light wire. If you are probing for the wires, close the tailgate, and climb in through the rear passenger door. Here are the correct splices off the tan connector... Tail Light (Brown) - splice to Black with Green trace Left Signal (Yellow) - splice to Gray with Black Trace Right Signal (Green) - splice to Gray with Blue trace Red and White both Grounded together. The only issue I had was that the blue splice connectors supplied are too big for the fine wires on the Audi, so when I tested the install, I had nothing working. I replaced the blue connectors with the smaller red ones, and all worked perfectly then. Start to finish, about 90 minutes. 232589



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2009 bmw 528i. you almost can't see the trailer hitch below the bumper. I've NEVER seen a Beemer pulling a trailer............. Electrical hookup was just as the instructions said. BMW has the battery in the right side of the trunk so power hookup was easy. I put the pig-tail down in the spare tire well when not in use. Feel free to use whatever pics you see fit. Great product and install videos. 488584



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I'm very satisfied with the product ! I followed the directions and watched the video on the eTRAILER website. WATCH THE VIDEO SEVERAL TIME ! DO IT. Don't get in a hurry. Just settle down and take it one step at a time. Do all the recommended tests. If you have a voltmeter you can stick a pin in the wire you want to identify, attach the red - positive lead from the voltmeter to the pin, and the black- negative lead to GROUND.. ie. bare metal on the car - I used a screw hole that you see when you take off the rear brake light nacelles. You can see it's shiny metal in the threaded hole. Turn the voltmeter to DC volts .. you are watching for 12v. Naturally it will cycle with the turn signal wires. Running lights won't cycle.. they go stay on . IF you test each wire before you build the connection you'll be sure to get it right. Just relax and think ! You'll be fine. The wire that goes to the battery is a bit of a hassle to install as you have to crawl around under the car or truck. My jeep is easy to crawl under :) if you have to jack up the car USE JACK STANDS EVERY TIME. If you're afraid to get under the car get a friend to help you. Use the zip ties to keep the wire to the battery from flopping around. Make sure you don't get the wire near exhaust pipe or exhaust manifold, steering column or any MOVING PARTS.. Use the whole length of the wire... don't cut it off until you're SURE you have it where you want it and it reaches easily to the battery. Expect some minor hassles. You might have to stop and go back and check the video or the wiring instructions. Just take it one step at a time... and you'll be AOK ! 443803



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The installation instructions are straight forward. Installing on my 2018 Tiguan was a bit of a pain in the butt as VW gives you little to no slack on the tail light harness to work with. Literally maybe 2 inches of slack if that! Also you have to run the 12V battery wire under the vehicle as there is nowhere to get thru the firewall so running the wire inside the vehicle is not possible. There was however plenty of wire supplied for the 12V supply to get the install completed. Also the Tiguan has a windage tray the length of the vehicle so as long as you secure the wire away from any moving parts its well protected. My only complaint with the product, (And this is nit picking a little), was the green wire that supports the right taillight, Blinker/stop light was a bit short. It would have been nice to have maybe 4 more inches to work with. As it was, I had no slack on the Tiguan harness and this just made it more of a pain in the butt to install. There was enough wire to get from the left side of the vehicle to the right side but just enough and a little more slack would have made it easier. My install difficulties with the Tiguan is no fault of the product but other then the green wire being a little short the product works as advertised. Again installation is straight forward and difficulties running the wire thru the vehicle is no fault of the product! I gave it 5 stars as it does work well. 444853



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2016 Mazda CX-9


The Curt Powered Tail Light Converter (w/ 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector) is a critical component to a trailer hitch, and unfortunately the most finicky/tricky part of the installation for a DIY self-installer. However, after research and plenty of viewings of installation videos (including the one on eTrailer.com) it came together successfully. This product worked quite well. Most installations recommend running the main-power wire along the undercarriage to connect to the battery. However, in my installation on our 2016 Mazda CX9, upon inspection I found that route to be far too difficult (requiring the removal of a number of undercarriage/skid plastic panels, plus getting into the engine compartment was to be a huge challenge) - instead I found the easier/better option (which I used) was to stay inside the passenger compartment and run the wire along the floor behind door panels. It worked out quite well, and then access past the fire-wall into the engine compartment was accomplished using the same access-hole/rubber-boot that the factory used to bring all the OEM wiring in. All in all - the installation was successful this Curt wiring harness was well designed and we saved a significant amount of money by installing it ourselves. Thanks! 447338



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Needed a powered wired harness for my wife's 04 BMW X5. Very hard to find one that works. I wrote to Curt and Hopkins. Both said they didn't make one to fit. I called etrailer and fortunately for me Rose answered and said that Curt had one. I told her that THEY said they didn't have one. She volunteered to put me on hold and called Curt. The said said someone gave me bad information and they did in fact have one that worked (C59236), so I ordered it. UPS to USPS came in 3 days. Complete kit even though the kit says you need additional parts. While troubleshooting which wire went were I called etrailer again and Kelsey I believe told me where to find instructions on their website. After a little trouble and down to two wires I called back to their tech department and he stayed on the line while I troubleshot. I figured it out and from start to finish I was done in about an hour (I have done 2-3 before but anyone can do. BTW BMW battery is in the back so you don't need to run the 12G wire up to the engine compartment. I tested all the wire with my tester and all work. Thank you Rose for saving me about $70! I didn't need the $142 wire kit after all. Good company and very helpful. Cuddos to all! 367893


Comments

Still 5 stars. Still have the car even though I sold my trailer. etrailer support was excellent! Most helpful of all.

Steve B - 04/15/2018

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2018 Hyundai Kona


The Curt Powered Tail Light Converter with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector arrived right on schedule. The kit is excellent. The kit for my 2018 Hyundai Kona required one to splice into the appropriate wires to get the signals required to operate the module. One a previous vehicle, it was just a matter of unplugging some connectors and plugging in the adapter plugs, nice clean and easy. Not so with the Kona. The brake and tail light wires were relatively easy to obtain, but the left and right turn wires were up under the turn signal lights and difficult to get at. I ran wires under the vehicle and brought them into the spare tire area through a hole in which I installed a rubber grommet to the wires would not be cut. All four control wired were connected to a terminal block mounted inside the hatch on the drivers side. The converter was mounted just above the terminal block and the four wires were shortened and connected to the appropriate terminals on the block. Being an electrical engineer, I was able to determine which wire to connect to with a voltmeter. I wasn't able to find anything about wire colors and signs names. It all worked out nice and clean. 539215



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Great. Installation notes: On a 2015 Golf TDI Sportwagen, there are 6 T25 screws in each rear wheel well. You need to remove the rear most 4 of those, 3 into bumper cover support frame, and one oriented 90 degrees offset from the others, into rear fender. This is much easier to do if you jack up the car and remove the rear wheels. If you are working by yourself, it helps to have jack stands to hold the rear bumper while you remove the screws, and to hold the trailer hitch and rear bumper when you install them together. See picture. You can squeeze the 4 wire trailer socket through the square hole for either tail light (the hole is larger than the socket on the tail light), and wrap the flat 4 wire bundle in electrical tape where it crosses that hole below the socket on the tail light. After you reinstall the bumper cover, when you reinstall the tail light, just make the plastic thumb screw as tight as you can with a flat screwdriver to compress the foam gasket over the flat 4 wire bundle. 522053



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Easy to install and instructions were clear to follow. Took about 2 hours start to finish and that included taking everything out of my car to access the wiring. The only thing I did differently that wasn’t included in the package was heat shrink the wires vs electrical tape so it will last longer and have a water tight seal against any moisture that may occur. The system worked PERFECTLY for my application. Due to my car having a PWM electrical system, this was a requirement to run trailer lights. If I have another vehicle with a PWM, I will definitely order this product again. 428179



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The hitch I ordered arrived when promised, was packaged well and all parts were there. Everything bolted up like it was supposed to and only had to drill two holes. I installed by myself without any problems but would suggest getting a friend to help as there was a point that I could of used another arm. I would recommend this product and company to anyone.One sidenote.... I live at a different address than what it was delivered to and the company called me to make sure it was really me and not fraud, I can't recall another company doing that and I appreciate it 473471



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2003 BMW 3 Series


This kit was almost physically identical to 56146kit that I purchased less than a year ago from Etrailer. Two differences are apparent on the C59236 are that the controller can be attached securely and is sealed to prevent any moisture migration although it should be mounted in a dry area! I suspect the adhesive only attachment failing contributed to the now discontinued 56146kit due to vibration? A good supply of necessary parts and instructions are included. Yes, this is a very good kit and hope that it will provide many years of service. 498511



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What an amazing and very easy to install wiring harness, it took me all of about 15 minutes to install it to my 2009 BMW X5! The only thing I would suggest is if you install it on the BMW hold the terminal down on the battery while you connect the power lead, I didn't and my passenger air bag the restraint warning light and the 4x4 light came on. The warnings did go away after a few hours of driving but it had me worried I was going to have to make a trip to the dealer. Other than that amazing product! 419247



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Online ordering, processing and shipping from etrailer was a breeze. Their system recommended the correct parts for my 2011 VW golf TDI (yes I can toe with this vehicle!). The tail light converter came well packaged and everything worked. The snap connectors are a little cheesy and took some effort to make work. They didn't cut through the insulation as designed but worked once I stripped the insulation off and re-connected the wires. There is plenty of wire length to make all the connections. 443079



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1985 Toyota Land Cruiser


I used this on my 85 Toyota landcruiser. I had bought another brand at the local farm store and I finally gave up trying to get my lights working correctly. I’ve always had good luck with etrailer products, so I ordered this and ripped out the other box and wiring . Curt’s directions were great and this one was superior in every way to the other one. I now have perfectly working trailer lights. Thanks for a great product. I should have gone with this first and saved money and a lot of frustration. 539661



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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV


This Curt trailer wiring module was perfect for my Chevy Bolt. The instructions on the internet for other car applications helped me install it in my vehicle with appropriate adjustments (there were no instructions for a Bolt). The general instructions included with the product are a starting point, but all necessary mounting pieces and connectors are included. You just need a test light or meter and the bravery and skill to remove interior car panels! 501156



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This is the second trailer hitch and tail light converter / wiring system I have ordered from etrailer.com and I am happy to say that everything arrived in perfect condition having been packaged very well. This is a very well constructed hitch with a high quality finish coating. Quality products and installation resources make the this an easy self installation project. I appreciate great products and service with no surprises, Thanks again. 342412



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2006 BMW 5 Series


The instructions for their universal wiring harness are very simple and easy to read, but finding the color diagram for the tail-lights on BMW 5-Series to match it up to took several hours. And I'm glad I did, otherwise I was about to really mess it up. (I was about to match color to same color, when my wife called in for dinner. Considering the BMW color schematic i would have ended up butchering those wires before I ever got it right.) 499246


Comments

The Curt wiring harness isnt a vehicle specific item that should be wired by function, not by color. Its recommended that a circuit tester like # 40376
Circuit Tester Kit
$66.21
be used to verify the function of each wire in the vehicles taillight wiring harness.

-- Mike L - 04/23/2018

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2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class


Great product and excellent instructions. The YouTube installation video was perfectly done and showed clearly every step. All of the parts supplied (with the exception of the continuity tester which was omitted) fit perfectly. The step by step power supply wiring was very helpful as it removed any doubt what was the best path to chase the wire to the battery. 508506



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2008 Saab 9-5


After reviewing the instruction sheet and understanding that I needed to run a power wire from the unit to the battery. I decided to let my Saab mechanic to do the installation. I figured that the time it would take me to route the power wire to the battery would take hours and that my Saab mechanic could do this within an hour because he knows that car better. 518074



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Audi


Works perfectly and everything I needed to install was included. No way I could have done it with the enclosed instructions but the video on the website customized for my Audi made the whole process 100% doable for a less than average mechanically inclined person such as myself. If the site has a video for your car, buy this kit!! 385761



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It was very easy to install. I'm my benz there is a positive cable in the right rear of the car. So I had to extend the yellow wire and I used the green to do so. Only reason it specidied that yellow was left turn and green was right. Very easy to install haven't tested on trailed yet. But I'm sure it will do just fine 424469



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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport


It was everything it said it was going to be very simple instructions my son and I did not install it because he did not want to cut into the factory wiring harness Since he travels a lot he is going to have a wiring kit installed by professionals so it has a Nationwide warranty 519637



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Trailer wiring harness seems to be great quality. Shipped fast. Product description was spot on. My only gripe was the instructions are a little vague and hard to follow. Had to rely on YouTube for the installation process for my vehicle. Definitely recommend this product and company. 436587



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2008 BMW X3


This set was installed on a 2008 BMW X3. The printed instructions were okay, but the YouTube video from etrailer was a great help! Installation was straight forward per the instructions. We will be using this pull vehicle wiring for led lamps on a 14' LUND fishing boat trailer. 395722



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2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class


Seems to work like it should on my 2010 Mercedes GLK. I didnt tap a new ground as there is a ground right there next to the tail light I also didnt run the 12v power under the SUV but tapped into the fuse block in the cargo area for a nice clean installation. 540143


Comments

Connecting the converters power feed anywhere other than the battery or where the converters manufacturer recommends can leave your vehicles electrical system exposed to possible damage. By connecting directly to the battery, the trailer wiring will remain completely isolated from the vehicle electrical system.

-- Mike L - 07/11/2018

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The fit and finish is excellent. The directions could use a little tweaking, but made sense as I went along. If you are a mechanical amateur, probably have someone do this installation for you; if you have moderate mechanical skills, an excellent purchase. 403979



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You guys have the best customer service and product knowledge out of any of the companies i have used previously. Always very fast to respond to questions and best assistance when placing orders. I am very happy with all my experiences with etrailer. 467478



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I had trouble hooking it up at first until I realized I had to get rid of the brake wire and just hook up the signals. I have the only Audi A4 around pulling a utility trailer. The wires are long enough to tuck away in side pannel. Works awesome. 448539



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In a world where customer service is 6 prompts and 20 minutes away, the opposite happened here. The phone was promptly answered, the order was quickly placed, and parts arrived 2 days later. COULD NOT HAVE BEEN DONE BETTER!!!! Thank you, Danny 456320



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2016 Volkswagen Golf


Fantastic service! They called me the day after taking my order to let me know that the wiring kit I ordered would be delayed. They suggested that I switch to a different kit (less $$), and still got it to me a day earlier than I expected. 514567



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reçu produit en très bon état, dans un délais raisonnable. service courtois et soucieux du service après vente. translation: received product in very good condition, within a reasonable time. courteous and caring service. 514437



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Customer support was great took the time to talk to me and help me figure out the issue I was having found the correct part number for me and shipping was fast three days very happy and will continue purchasing from them again 251667



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2007 Jeep Wrangler


Great Customer Service, they helped me select the correct product to solve my complex problem. Quick shipping and order was received in excellent new condition. Quality product. Looking forward to installing it 514864



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2011 Audi A3


Be careful with the videos buyers, I assumed the GTI example would be "Close" to my Audi A3 but was wrong. Also, the vague printed instructions leave you to making assumptions. Have not powered up a trailer yet. 495242



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2007 Cadillac SRX


I have not finished installing this wiring yet. I don’t know how it’s supposed to wire up and will have to get professional help. It’s too much. Should have been color coated the same way as the wires in the car. 538844


Comments

The wiring harness you purchased isnt a vehicle-specific item, it would fit many different vehicles so therefore it wouldnt be possible to color code the wires as different vehicles use different wire colors. I do have a video showing a different wiring harness being installed on your vehicle. Simply use the provided link to view the video.The install procedure on your vehicle should be identical.

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We have an '06 BMW X5 (E53). Watching the BMW installation video on your site made installation easy and quick! My only regret, not purchasing the Curt LED 4-Way Flat Connector (Vehicle End) Tester. 429720



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Took about an hour for me to install, overall it's a great fit and etrailer's video install instructions made it easy. I had installed one of these on my 2013 gti and the process was very similar. 362351



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2012 BMW X5


Been a year since i put my hitch on a 2012 bmw x5. Saved $1500 from what the dealership wanted to charge. Wiring was easy with the Curt harness. No problems or issues and the install is clean. 452748



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2011 BMW X3


Everything worked exactly like it was suppose to. Speedy delivery and real personable representative handled the order and shipping confirmation. Will buy from this company again no question. 500208



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Fit as a glove on my 2010 VW Golf. Corresponding wiring harness was a bit more challenging but worked as a charm. Very happy! etrailer.com knows what they are selling, Trust them! 416882



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Been in my car for over a year so far. Working perfectly. Detailed instruction was included, I would rate it 7/10 for installation difficulty as 1 being hardest and 10 being easiest. 333814



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2015 Volkswagen Golf


Had a problem with the module. Called customer service they sent me a new one. Second works great. Called them on a holiday weekend and no problem. Had the new one in a couple days. 516842



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Easy installation, works perfect. Installed on my 2008 bmw x5 in 25 minutes. All supplies needed for installation are included. the video from etrailer was extremely helpfull. 463156



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I had a defective Curt power adapter for my 2015 golf sportwagen. I talked to Sherry and she sent me out a new power adapter right away. Great service from this company. 388140



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A bit tricky to install, mostly because Audi tail lamps are not easy and getting the electrical right was equally tough. You can hardly see the hitch - super hidden. 390440



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Being a back yard mechanic,the information on 4 wire versus 5 wire,and how to know the difference, saved me who knows what kind of problems good job folks,I SALUTE YOU! 383450


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Kit seems to be feature rich, but use proper connections. Avoid vampire clips on anything electrical, ever. Product has not been installed yet. 464691



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My hitch and wiring arrived much faster than I thought it would. I haven't installed it yet but the price and service so far have been great! 430534



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Product was awesome. Videos double awesome. I ordered the wrong light kit so I will need to return it. Thanks for all your help. 446041



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2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class


Connectors are less to be desired and sporadically made connections. So instead, I soldered and heat shrunk all my connections. 516532


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