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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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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector

  • Trailer Hitch Wiring
  • 4 Flat
  • Converter
  • Curt

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your Jeep Grand Cherokee with this custom harness. T-connector plugs into OEM tow package wiring harness. Powered converter reduces strain on wiring system. SMT construction ensures superior performance.


Features:

  • Provides a 4-way flat trailer connector at the back of your vehicle to power your trailer's signal lights
    • Designed for use with a factory tow package
    • Compatible with 5-pole, 6-pole and 7-pole adapters (sold separately)
  • Connects quickly and easily - no cutting or splicing of wires
    • Locate connection points 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 pulls power directly from battery to avoid overloading vehicle's electrical system
  • Constructed using surface-mount technology (SMT) for consistent, reliable performance
    • Maximizes trailer light yield and intensity while producing minimal heat
    • Ensures superior operation in rough road conditions
  • Comes with dust cap for 4-way flat connector
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Installation

This custom-fit T-connector plugs into your vehicle's factory tow package wiring harness, which is located behind the passenger's-side interior trim panel in your rear cargo area.


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


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


Powered Tail Light Converter with Surface-Mount Technology

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


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


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


Curt SMT Circuit Boards

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


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



55260 CURT T-Connector - OE Replacement 4-Flat - Surface Mount Technology

Installation Details C55260 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - C55260

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (9 Customer Reviews)

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. T-connector plugs into OEM tow package wiring harness. Powered converter reduces strain on wiring system. SMT construction ensures superior performance.

- C55260
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Easy to order, quick receipt of product, and super easy install. The included instructions didn't exactly match my vehicle, but there were several benefits online. It literally involved plugging in 3 plugs and that's it.


Comments
Product is still working perfectly a year later. Id recommend this harness to anyone.
Jason N - 08/26/2021


- C55260
by:
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

the included instructions from the manufacture are wrong. for my 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee the proper vehicle harnesses are located on the driver's side behind the spare,not the passenger side. You will see an access panel there. Open it and both connections are there. You need to switch the yellow and green wires for proper operation. plugs are on the harness I have called curt mfg. to have them correct their instructions I hope you will correct your web site. otherwise the product works great.


Comments
As soon as Curt updates the instructions, we will have an updated copy on our site.
-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 08/21/2013


- C55260
by:

I got just what I ordered and it was delivered on time. Everything went smoothly until I went to install the harness in my Jeep. That’s when I realized I ordered the wrong harness. My Jeep has a towing package but it did not come with a factory towing package. I ordered the harness for the factory towing package and it does not fit. It’s my fault. But YES I recommend this seller because they did as promised and the harness was in perfect brand new condition.



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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

It almost the correct Product. My fault, I ordered the factry installed rather than a new install. Cable leading to the right side was too short. I'm gonna see if I can modify it to make it about at least 1 1/2 ' longer. If not I'll just order the correct product. Thank you. Rudolph



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the instructions are not clear. but i did figure it out and got it installed and it works, thanks for your help



- C55260
by:
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

great snap in no problem!


Comments
I am installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Wiring Connector Kit 55260 and i dont see where the black plug goes. The one with two spades in it.
-- comment by: Oliver - 07/28/2013

It should be behind the trim panel on the passenger side in the rear cargo area. Keep in mind, this wiring kit is designed for models that came from the factory with a towing package. If yours does not have a factory towing package, the connectors may not be there or may not be active. In which case you would need part 118349 or part C55349.

-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 8/5/2013


- C55260
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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Great product works great



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- C55260
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Very good quality!


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring

  • Cant Find All of the Connection to Install Curt Trailer Wiring Harness on 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    The Curt trailer wiring harness # C55260 is designed for models of the 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee that came with the factory tow package. It is possible that yours does not have the factory tow package so not all of the wiring is present. If you have searched and cannot find that connector anywhere then that is likely what is going on. So instead of harness # C55260 you would need a different harness, # 118349. I have included a link to a video review of this harness for you.
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  • Installation Instructions for Curt # C55260 Trailer Wiring Harness on 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    If you click the provided link, you can see the installation instructions for the Curt # C55260 trailer connector. Curt does a nice job of providing detailed color photos, which helps make the installation easier.
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  • Where Does the Black Connector On the Curt Vehicle Wiring Harness for a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Go
    In regards to the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness part # C55260 which is a fit for a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the black connector will be hooked-up to the right hand taillight and the gray connector will be hooked-up to the left hand taillight.
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  • Curt Trailer Wiring Harness Installation on a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Factory Tow Package
    On the product page for Curt trailer wiring harness # C55260 there is a section below Features called Installation that reads "This custom-fit T-connector plugs into your Jeep Grand Cherokee's factory tow package wiring harness, which is located behind the passenger's-side interior trim panel in your rear cargo area." So based on this and the instructions you should be looking on the passenger's side. But sometimes the connectors you need to plug into are hidden. You may need to look...
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  • Installing Curt Trailer Wiring Harness 55260 on a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    When installing Curt trailer wiring harness # C55260 on a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee, both connectors will install on the passenger side of the vehicle behind the tail light and interior trim panels. Look for the matching connectors that look like the gray and black connectors on the harness. This harness is designed to fit on vehicles that have the factory tow package. If yours does not have the factory tow package the wiring may not be present or active for this wiring harness. If that...
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  • Factory Connector Location to Install Trailer Wiring on 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee w/Tow Package
    It is possible that the connectors for wiring harness # C55260 will be in a different location on your 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee than what is stated in the instructions. You may have to pull additional panels out of the way or check the opposite side of the vehicle. Other customers have made similar comments in the review section of this product. One customer said "the included instructions from the manufacture are wrong. for my 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee the proper vehicle harnesses are...
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  • Power Reaching Trailer Wiring Converter But No Power On 4-Way on a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    First, the Curt trailer wiring harness # C55260, is designed to fit if the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee came with the factory tow package. If yours does not have the factory tow package that could be the issue. There could also be some fuses or relays related to the factory tow package wiring, if you have it, that are missing or blown. On some vehicles, power can get through if there is a relay missing but the full power cannot go through the converter until said relay is replaced. Use the...
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  • Where Does a Trailer Wiring Harness Plug In on a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Curt trailer wiring harness # C55260 is designed for models of the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee that came with a factory tow package. If that connector is no where to be found then that likely indicates that the vehicle does not have the factory tow package and you will need a different wiring harness, # 118349, which plugs in line with the vehicle tail light wiring.
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
    The final authority on whether or not a vehicle had a tow package would be a Jeep dealer for your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Or, you can see if your vehicle has the connector behind the rear scuff panel in the rear cargo area and then test it with a circuit tester like part # 3808 to determine if it is active. For more info on where this connector is check out the installation instructions I attached to the right for the # C55260. If it's there then the # C55260 would work as a wiring...
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  • Trailer Turn Signals and Brake Lights do not Work on a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Limited 5.9
    Since your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee came with the factory tow package, I would guess you have blown fuses for the tow package turn signals and brake lights. Typically, you will have one fuse for the tow package or trailer left turn signal and brake light and one fuse for the right turn signal and brake light. I recommend checking your owners manual or fuse box legend to locate the tow package fuses and look for blown fuses. This should solve your problem without having to install a separate...
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  • Which Trailer Wiring Harness Will Fit a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee With 5.2L Engine
    The correct harness for your 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee will depend on if you have the factory tow package or not. This can be verified by contacting a Jeep dealer and having them run your VIN. What they say will determine which is correct. If you end up having the tow package, I suggest going with the Curt # C55260. This is a plug and play option and will take very little time to get installed and using. If you do not end up having the factory tow package, I suggest going with the...
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  • Where Does Factory Brake Controller Wire Terminate on a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    If your 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee came with a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector then the wire for electric brakes is usually a green wire behind the driver's side kick panel. But regardless of what color it is the wire terminates at the 7-Way already. If you determine that the wire you found is not the correct wire or cannot find the correct wire then you can run your own wire, # 10-1-1 sold by the foot, from the brake controller to the back of the 7-Way and install it in the...
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    For trailer wiring confirmed to fit the 1994 model Jeep Grand Cherokee as long as it was made after 1994 you would want the # 118349. If you have an older model you instead would want the # 46255.
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  • Trailer Light Turn Signal Does Not Work With Curt C55774 7-Way
    Thank you very much for your purchase from etrailer of the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness - 7-Way and 4-Pole Flat Connectors # C55774 for your 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the factory tow package. There are a number of troubleshooting steps you can take to try and find the issue since your trailer's turn light signal is not working. in order to determine the specific problem you will need to purchase a circuit tester if you do not have one - the very handy Cordless Circuit...
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
    Your 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited most likely came with either no trailer connection at all or a 7-way round trailer connector. If you have a round connector at the rear of your vehicle near the hitch that looks like the part # 20135 then you have a 7-way. To see if you have the connection point to install the wiring harness designed for factory wired vehicles (part # C55260) you will need to look on the driver's side behind the spare. You will see an access panel there. Open...
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  • What is the Converter Box Used for on a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    The converter box included with the vehicle wiring harnesses for this vehicle will avoid overloading the vehicle's electrical system. The converter box does this by drawing power directly from vehicle's battery as opposed to from each individual light circuit. For your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, I recommend using the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness part # C55349 if you do not have the factory tow package or part # C55260 if you do have the factory tow package.
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  • What Is the Max Towing Capacity Of a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    According to my research, the most well equipped 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs. Unfortunately, we cannot recommend you tow more than this but since you are very close to the maximum towing capacity you would most likely be fine by just going over a few hundred pounds or so. That said, I cannot recommend this so you will just need to use your best discretion on what you think is right for your vehicle. For a trailer hitch, I recommend using the Draw-Tite...
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  • Parts Needed to Add Brakes to a Tandem 3,500 lb Axle Trailer to Tow with a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    It sounds like you currently have a wheel hub that has a 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern (taken from the far end of one bolt to the center of one directly across from it) and that you already have a brake mounting flange on two 3,500 lb axles. If this is the case then I recommend using the electric brake kit # AKEBRK-35-SA along with the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # AKHD-545-35-K. Electric brakes are the easiest to install and maintain so these will work out great for you. Just make sure...
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    For your 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a factory 4-way the correct replacement 4-way would be the part # C55260. The price is available at the attached link.
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