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

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  • Trailer Connectors
  • Vehicle End Connector
  • 4 Flat
  • Plug and Lead
  • Curt
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. 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 or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

Curt Wiring - C59236

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.


  • 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)
  • Ensures that your vehicle'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 vehicle'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


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


To determine where to splice into your vehicle'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 vehicle. 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 vehicle 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 vehicle 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 vehicle may have to be converted to be compatible with your trailer's wiring. If your vehicle 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 vehicle has pulse-width modulation (PWM) wiring. Note: This will not affect how the tail lights on your vehicle 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 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:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (60 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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by: Tim S11/26/2015

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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by: Frank Paxton10/18/2017

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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by: Tim H10/21/2017

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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by: Peter E.10/30/2017

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 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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by: Steve B04/15/2017

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

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by: Bob Mueller09/02/2017

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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by: J&j08/11/2017

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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by: john s10/16/2017

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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by: Jamie S02/16/2017

This is the second trailer hitch and tail light converter / wiring system I have ordered from 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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by: Todd K05/27/2017

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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by: Installed on mb gl350 diesel.08/24/2017

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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by: Eric B.09/26/2017

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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by: BPilt06/18/2017

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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by: Craig07/09/2017

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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by: Sylvain11/03/2017

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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by: Miles12/01/2017

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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by: Neil05/26/2016

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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by: Ken G.09/07/2017

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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by: Ben Z04/03/2017

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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by: Frederick11/17/2017

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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by: Christian08/06/2017

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

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by: Robert S.01/19/2017

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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by: Peter06/03/2017

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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by: Christopher06/07/2017

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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by: Excellent05/22/2017

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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by: Nick T09/09/2017

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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by: Micheal Haley10/25/2017

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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by: Dacio S.06/06/2016

Perfect fit and ver fast delivery. I found the youtube installation videos from etrailer extremely helpful. Thanks again. 258023

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by: Kat K06/19/2017

Excellent transaction, trailer hitch and wiring for my BMW X5 came in a timely manner. Instructions were very useful. 395917

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by: Daniel11/17/2017

As always, I am very satisfied with my purchase from I will continue to recommend them to others. 453013

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by: Mark P.09/01/2017

According to the people at Curt Manufacturing, I purchased a quality product for a great price. I agree. 427744

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by: Daniel12/08/2016

Great service - arrived on time and as described. Install not very difficult and its ready to go. 323310

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by: Jay R03/14/2017

Very happy with the hitch. 15 minutes to install. Doing the wiring this weekend. Thanks so much 352789

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by: Dave L.10/06/2017

Works great and everything included was the best part. even extra instructions were available! 439831

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by: Ian McA10/13/2017

I live in St. Louis. The order was delivered to my door within 36 hours of ordering! 442213

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by: Tom H.01/15/2017

Took 20 min. to install on my RX450h. Great product and worked the first time. 332815

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by: JetCarrier06/22/2017

We have always been satisfied with products and delivery time from etrailer. 399578

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by: Larry08/07/2016

Rintz of Clearwater FL made it easy to install with the trailer hitch. 281108

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by: Barry08/25/2017

Not an "easy" installation, but not too bad. Works very well, so far. 425202

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by: Pookie08/01/2017

Delivered fast! Now for the install...I can't wait for the weekend. 413361

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by: Michael11/25/2017

The installation was done in a prompt and professional manner. 454713

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by: Justin Hoffman09/07/2017

Shipped on time and the directions are top notch. Thank you. 429668

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by: ronnie m12/15/2016

great wiring harness for the money ! I highly recommend it 325278

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by: Jim S.10/16/2017

Easy to follow instructions. Works without any issues. 443051

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by: Blake C10/17/2017

Exactly what I ordered and came with good directions. 443378

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by: Nate01/19/2016

Easy installation only took about an hour by myself. 235759

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by: Lew S.11/23/2016

Very happy with order process and delivery timing 319188

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by: R K10/23/2017

Nice part. Thanks and Curt! 445377

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by: Jerry H.01/13/2017

Great product and service from etrailer. 332310

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by: Dwight12/29/2016

Great product and very quick ship time. 328735

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  • The Curt Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C11387, is a Class I hitch with a SAE J684 Certification. I called the supplier (Curt) about the SAE certification and they said the J684 certification is a federally mandated certification that has to be on all trailer hitches. The Curt Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C11387, will fit the 2008 Mini Clubman. It has a gross towing weight of 2,000 lbs. and a tongue weight of 200 lbs. If this hitch is used for non-trailer loads, like bike...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2013 Audi Q7
  • For your 2013 Audi Q7, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75950 over the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 13220 because it requires a stability strap # 18050 for any non-trailer loads like bike racks and cargo carriers. The attached installation details do not state trimming is required for your model vehicle. If you will be towing or using a lighted accessory, I recommend the Curt Powered Tail Light...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Mercedes ML350 BlueTECH Model
  • We do have one trailer hitch that is listed as a fit for a 2011 Mercedes ML350 BlueTECH model. Take a look at Curt trailer hitch # C13102. This model was designed to fit the BlueTECH edition. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag. For trailer wiring use # C59236. I have included a link to...
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  • How to Determine Which Drawbar I Need For My Vehicle
  • I can help you determine which drawbar will be best for your vehicle. If you already have a hitch you will first want to make sure you get a compatible drawbar to that receiver size. I have linked all the custom hitch fits we show for your 2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 for your convenience. All these hitches have a 2 inch receiver, so the # 2923 you were looking at would be compatible with your receiver if it was indeed 2 inches. I have linked another Help Article to help you determine...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for 2008 Audi Q7 Without Tow Package
  • If your 2008 Audi Q7 did not come with a tow package trailer connector from the factory you can use the Curt wiring harness # C59236 which is shown in the linked review video. The written instructions are also linked. Installation of this or any wiring harness will be simplified by use of a circuit tester such as # 40376 or # 3808 to confirm the function carried by each vehicle wire before making connections to the harness. The linked video illustrates use of the tester. I also linked...
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendations for a 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan
  • There are a couple of options for adding trailer wiring to your 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan. First, you can use Upgraded Heavy Duty Modulite Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness with Install Kit, # 119190KIT. I have included a link to the installation details and a video showing a basic installation below. You could also use Curt Powered Converter, # C59236. I have included links to the installation details and a video of an installation below. Another option that will not require...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Towing Components For 2015 VW Golf TDI Sportwagen
  • The Hidden Hitch 60283 has been discontinued. It has been replaced by the Draw-Tite # 24866. Neither hitch is a fit for your 2015 model as they are only a fit for 2009 to 2014 model years. For your 2015 VW TDI Golf Sportwagen, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # 24949. This hitch requires no drilling, but underbocy panel and fascia must be temporarily removed for installation. I recommend this hitch over the Curt C11422...
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  • Compatibility of Curt Wiring Harness 56083 on a 2016 Lexus RX 450h without the Tow Package
  • I can help you figure out if the Curt # 56083 will work for your 2016 Lexus RX 450h. If you do not have the tow package on your Lexus it is unlikely that you will have the plug for the wiring harness already run for you. I would definitely check, it will probably be towards the back of the rear bumper and may be under a panel, you can also call a local Lexus dealer and ask them if your car is equipped with the plug or not. If you do have the plug the # 56083 will work for you. If...
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  • Hitch and Wiring Harness for 2013 Audi Q5
  • Bolting on an aftermarket hitch like Curt 2-inch hitch # C13136 on your 2013 Audi Q5 will not affect your car's computer but in some instances installing a wiring harness will. Often the effect is simply a code appearing on the dash. We do have both hardwired 4-pole kits like # 119190KIT and # C59236 but we also have the ZCI Zero Contact wiring kit # 119250KIT that requires no cutting or splicing of wires, hence no permanent alterations to the car. Often owners of nicer import vehicles,...
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  • Installation Of Hopkins # HM47297 Brake Controller On 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
  • The Hopkins Brake Controller, part # HM47297, will work for your 2010 Volkswagen Golf. With limited space, the option of three separate components can prove to be a benefit. It features seven sensitivity levels that allow you to adjust the braking power and aggressiveness, and has a built-in, slide-style manual override. Mounting hardware is included with this brake controller. There are a couple of other things needed to complete the brake controller installation. You will need the...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations for a 2006 BMW X3
  • Curt trailer hitch # 13573 does fit your 2006 BMW X3. This and all of the trailer hitches for the 2006 model do require some fascia trimming to install the hitch. I have included a picture that shows where the trimming is required and a video showing installation for you. To complete your towing set up I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK4. It includes a ball mount, interchangeable ball set, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. And for trailer wiring you can use # C59236.
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  • Does the Curt Hitch part # 13077 Hang Below the Rear Fascia of a BMW X5
  • There will be a small amount of fascia trimming required to install the Curt Trailer Hitch part # 13077 on your 2007 BMW X5, but the hitch opening will hang below the fascia. Check out the picture I attached that shows hitch installed on a similar vehicle as yours. I also attached installation instructions for this hitch for you to check out. For trailer wiring I would recommend the Curt PWM Powered Converter with Wiring Kit # C59236. I attached instructions and an install video for...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 BMW X6 M Sports Package
  • Yes, the Curt Hitch part # 13077 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 BMW X6 with the M Sports Package. My technical contact at Curt confirmed the fit of this hitch on your X6 M model. 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 bag. If...
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  • Towing Capacity and Parts Needed for 2006 Lexus RX 400h
  • No worries...all subjects were new to each of us at one point! Hitches and trailer towing included. You may want to start off with a review of the linked article on towing basics; these will help you with terminology and the essentials of towing. Step 1 in your towing prep is confirming that your 2006 Lexus RX 400h is rated to tow the 2000-lb trailer. I reviewed an online edition and on page 601 the manual indicates towing capacities of 2000-lbs for the non-tow-package-equipped version...
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  • Location of Trailer Brake Controller Port on 2004 Toyota Tundra
  • Your 2004 Toyota Tundra will have an under-dash connection port for a brake controller, such as the Tekonsha P2 # 90885, if it came from the factory equipped with a 7-way trailer socket at the back bumper. Not all Tundras were so equipped. The photo I have linked for you shows the appearance of the Tekonsha harness # 3040-P connector that would plug into the under-dash port if it is present. Some times vehicle wiring may be tucked out of the way or taped to other items under the dash....
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  • Can the Spare Tire be Removed on a 2013 Kia Sorento with a Trailer Hitch Installed
  • Yes, to lower the spare tire you will need to angle it out and not try to drop it straight down. So you can remove/reinstall the spare tire with the # 75684 trailer hitch installed on your 2013 Kia Sorento. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin and clip, and a carrying bag. For wiring, if you have a V6 SX model without factory tow prep package use # C59236.
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch # C11000 Fit a 2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch, # C11000, will fit the 2011 model Volkswagen Golf TDI. I have included a link to the installation details and a link to a video showing and example installation for you. This trailer hitch comes with a ball mount and you can use ball # 19256 (1-7/8 inch diameter) or # 19258 (2 inch diameter). For trailer wiring, you can use Curt PWM Powered Converter, # C59236.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for 2016 Toyota Tacoma
  • We do not have a plug-n-play trailer wiring harness for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma but we do have 4-pole trailer wiring kits that will work for you. Curt harness # C59236 will connect to the truck's taillight wiring to get it's light signals and to the truck's battery to get it's 12V power for the trailer's lights. The linked article includes helpful tips for installation. This powered type of harness protects your truck's wiring from any shorts, overloads or other faults in your trailer's...
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  • Recommended 4-Pole Trailer Wiring Harness for 2006 Lexus RX 400h
  • The reason there are no plug-and-play trailer wiring harnesses for your 2006 Lexus RX 400h is that this vehicle's wiring does not have the current capacity to handle both the power required for the car's own lights plus that demanded by the trailer's lights. The vehicle wiring could be overloaded which would result in costly repairs. Powered harnesses like the Curt # C59236 (and the others for your car that are shown on the linked page) all operate by drawing the actual power for your...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2016 Acura TLX
  • Absolutely! For your 2016 Acura TLX I recommend Curt trailer hitch # C11409. This is a Class I trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then you have to make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with a bike rack, you are limited to 2 bikes maximum on a Class I hitch. Curt also says you have...
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  • Trailer Hitch for Towing Small Trailer with 1991 Toyota Camry
  • We have a trailer hitch fit for your 1991 Toyota Camry, the Curt hitch part # C11223. But it has a tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs so it would not be able to carry a wheelchair that weighs 300 lbs unless you went with a small trailer instead of a carrier. We do have small utility trailers like the part # K2MMT4X6 which would work. For a ball mount you'd need the part # C45503, for a 2 inch hitch ball part # A-82, and then for trailer wiring part # C59236.
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  • Hitch Availability for the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
  • Yes, actually the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13133 that you referenced is confirmed to fit all model 2013 Volkswagen Tiguans so it should work well for you. To complete your towing setup you may be interested in the following products as well: Ball Mount # 2923 Pin and Clip # PC3 1-7/8 inch Ball # 19260 2 inch Ball # 63845 Curt Wiring Harness # C59236
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Related Items for 2006 Lexus GX 470
  • Your 2006 Lexus GX 470 is part of this vehicle's first generation, which ran through 2009. Model years 2010 and later are the second generation and differences in the frame structure are what require different hitch fits. Curt hitch # C13043 that you referenced only fits the second generation model years starting with 2010. For your 2006 GX 470 you can use any of the 2-inch Class III hitches shown on the linked page. All of these frame-mount hitches install without drilling, include...
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  • 1996 Lexus LS400 Tail Light Wire Colors
  • I do not have any information regarding the exact wire colors, but I can certainly tell you how to easily determine which circuit controls which function. Use a circuit tester, like part # 40376, or if you are using the Curt Circuit Protected Tail Light Converter, part # C59236 which is the recommended wiring harness for your Lexus, probe each wire behind the tail light assemblies to determine function. Have a helper activate the left turn signal, then use the tester to probe the wires...
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