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2011 Kia Sorento - T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your Kia Sorento with this custom harness. T-One connector plugs directly into OEM tow package harness - no cutting, splicing or tapping required. Powered ModuLite reduces strain on wiring system.


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 beneath your vehicle, along the frame rail
    • Plug in connectors
  • Includes ModuLite to ensure that your vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailer
    • Powered module connects directly to battery to avoid overloading vehicle's electrical system
  • Constructed of 16-gauge bonded wire
  • Comes with dust cap for 4-way flat connector


Specs:

  • Maximum amperage:
    • Stop/turn lights: 4.2 amps per circuit
    • Tail lights: 7.5 amps per circuit
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Installation

This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your vehicle's factory tow package wiring harness, which is located along the frame rail at the rear of your vehicle. The exact location of the port will vary depending on the make, model, and year of your vehicle. Once you've plugged in the connectors, insert the included fuse into the in-line fuse holder.


Once installation is complete, the 4-way flat connector will be stowed beneath your vehicle, near the trailer hitch. A mounting bracket (sold separately) is recommended to keep the connector secure.


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.


ModuLite Powered Tail Light Converter

A ModuLite power module is built into this T-One connector. 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 your trailer. This power module functions as a tail light converter to combine 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.


With a ModuLite, your trailer's lights will be powered without overloading your vehicle's electrical system. Because the module draws power directly from your car's battery and bypasses the electrical routes that are used by a basic wiring harness, there is virtually no draw on your tail light circuits.



118269 Tow Ready T-1 T-Connector - OE Replacement 4-Flat - Modu-Lite



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Video of T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector


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Video Transcript for Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring 118269 Review

Today we're going to review part number 118269. This is the Tow Ready T-One vehicle wiring harness four factory tow prep packages. This has the 4-way flat trailer connector on it. This is a custom fit part number. It is designed to fit the Hyundai Santa Fe and Vera Cruz, and the Kia Sorentos all with the factory tow prep package starting in 2007. Now this is a custom fit part number so what I would recommend is go to our website, use our fit guide.

Put in your year and model vehicle and it will tell you if this part will work for your application. It includes everything shown here on the table: the harness with the ModuLite power module attached, cable ties, a piece of double-face tape to attach the ModuLite down, and a set of detailed instructions. Now this will provide a 4-way flat trailer connector at the back of your vehicle to power your trailer's signal lights. Again, this is designed for use on vehicle's that have the factory tow prep package. This does connect very quickly and easily. There's no cutting or splicing of wires.

You just use these plug-in connectors, attach them to the connection point on the vehicle and you'll be ready to go. Usually those connection points will be beneath the rear of the vehicle along the frame rail. Now in the detailed instructions it will show you each vehicle where to find that connection point, and it even includes some good pictures to help you out. Now this does include the ModuLite right here on the harness. This is to ensure that you vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailer. It is a powered module.

What that means is it's directly connected to the battery to avoid overloading your vehicle's electrical system. This extra length of wire with the 4-ways connected to is a 16-gauge bonded wire. You just run this out the back. When you're not using it you can just put it inside the vehicle. Also, if you notice the 4-way itself, does have this included dust cap to protect the 4-way so when you're not using it, put your 4-way on.

That will help keep it from getting damaged, and also protects it from the elements. A few specifications on this harness: the maximum amperage on the stop and turn light circuit is 4.2 amps per circuit. On the taillight it's 7.5 amps per circuit. Really briefly how this installs, you go to the rear of your vehicle. Again, using your instructions, it will show you where that connector is located on your frame rail. Plug this t-connector right into that. Then you'll run this out to the back. what you'll want to do is take your double-face tape, attach it to there, and then secure this ModuLite down so it doesn't bounce around or rattle. The other thing you want to make sure also is right here, this inline fuse holder, is pop that open and make sure the 15-amp fuse is installed right here. You can see the 15-amp fuse is installed. You do need to have that fuse in there. Then you'll have these cable ties if you want to take up any slack in the wiring harness. That should do it for the review on part number 118269. This is the Tow Ready T-One vehicle wiring harness for factory tow prep packages, and it includes the 4-way flat trailer connector. .


Customer Reviews

T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - 118269

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (134 Customer Reviews)

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. T-One connector plugs directly into OEM tow package harness - no cutting, splicing or tapping required. Powered ModuLite reduces strain on wiring system.
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by: Keith10/02/2014


I purchased the T-one vehicle wiring harness, along with the Curt trailer hitch receiver, for my new Santa Fe Sport. The dealership Service Department did the installation for me in order to maintain my warranty on the vehicle. The cost of the tow hitch set-up and the cost of dealership installation was significantly lower than if I were to have had the dealership order the parts. In fact, it was more than a 50% savings. The Hyundai salesman and Service Department were so very impressed with the price and quality of the tow hitch and kit, I was delivered, that they requested eTrailer.com website from me for referral to their future customers that are looking for additional ways to save money in their new car buying experience. My vehicle look exactly like the pictures provided on eTrailers.com website. My Santa Fe happens to be the same color as well. Again, I had the trailer hitch receiver, along with the tow kit, installed professionally at the dealership for more than 50% of the price if I would have purchased the vehicle with the hitch included. 154174


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by: Brad O.07/23/2014


Great experience from start to finish. Quick delivery. Perfect fit and easy to install within 30 minutes. Routing the wire harness was a bit challenging but it also was a perfect fit. I only have one picture but you can't see the hitch since it is behind the center panel which is exactly what I wanted. 142647


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Everything is fine. Easy to access and use when needed.

Brad O - 07/23/2015

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by: John M03/20/2014


The delivery was prompt, the packaging was good, the directions were clear and easy to follow and the installation went fast and as simple as promised. It looks good on the vehicle and worked wonderful too. Not a complaint, but it is lower to the ground than others I have used so a step up receiver is needed. 121448


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The unit, instructions and application were right on. Removing the Dust plug was the hardest part and had I been working with a lift and not on the ground that wouldnt have been such a problem. I am very pleased.

John M - 03/20/2015

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by: David D.05/01/2017


I must admit, was a bit nervous about ordering my hitch, wiring harness, ball and ball mount from etrailer due to a large number of negative reviews I had read. I noticed that most of these reviews were not recent but from years past. Not having any relationship with etrailer, my skepticism with this transaction was high, at the time of my order, but the unbeatable price, free shipping and video tutorials encouraged me to submit my order and take my chances. The order process was flawless and I was convinced that I was ordering to proper parts for may vehicle. My products arrived on the date promised and in great shape, after reviewing the video's once again, I tackled the installation process. The install went without issue. and I was testing my new towing capabilities in less than 2 hours with the electrical installed as well. I have no complaints with my etrailer experience and would not hesitate another purchase from etrailer. Thank you for you service and product. 375397


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by: George B.C.07/14/2017


Product arrived on time and was packaged as well as was practical, some protrusion but contents including the wiring harness connector, were well protected. My mechanic completed the job in 15 minutes. He did not lower the tire, just pushed it back a half inch with a bar. Did not even clean the threads for the bolts. Bent the alignment pins out of the way. Also gave me some advice about the wiring harness; Keep it inside the vehicle unless your just about to use it. Then plug it in when needed so it will be well protected. Made sense to me. Get a tester for the T-One Harness since it does not come with one. I already had one. 405729


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by: RickD02/09/2017


Good recommendations and advice given at the time of purchase...Parts came neatly and securely packaged in a very timely manner....Installation was cut and dry and plug and play...no problems encountered and a very smooth install....Good job with the install videos but if I could make a suggestion: If an installation video is available on line or there are special instructions for installation or care of the product....that they be included on a highly visible (fluorescent paper) in the packaging...I was not aware of the instructions/video until after the install and receiving this review request....Thanks 340046


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by: Joel A.10/16/2014


The wiring harness fit the pre-existing vehicle wiring perfectly; the extension which goes to the trailer is long enough for nearly any use, and the harness comes with double-backed tape or a small sheet metal screw to mount the control box. A very complete package; my only gripe would be that only one of the zipties that came with the unit was long enough to go around the hitch frame to secure the wiring extension in place. Not a big deal since I always have plenty of zipties, but something to make sure you have before you install the harness so that you can adequately secure it in place. 156240


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by: Justin A.08/05/2014


These guys have hands-down the best product, best price and the fastest shipping you'll find out there, if you don't use them you're making a mistake! This is the third time ordering from them and it's been consistent every time. I love Etrailer.com! Thanks again guys Oh and also super easy step-by-step instructions with pictures believe me you won't be disappointed. 144577


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by: Ken F10/02/2015


Good 228883


Comments

Working out great along with the trailer hitch.

Ken F - 10/01/2016

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by: Les H05/22/2017


I ordered a trailer hitch and wiring kit for my wife's 2015 Santa Fe. I was very satisfied with the quality of their products. The trailer hitch bolted right up with no problems. I actually ordered the wrong wiring kit and had to reorder the correct one. The return was handled extremely well and I received a refund on the item with no problems. I will definitely buy from this company again! Quality products and great customer service! Thanks again etrailer!! 383379


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by: Robert Johnson06/02/2016


So far so good, video was helpful just as a nice overview. Install was fairly easy, cleaning the holes out with the brush was a good idea. However I would also suggest having a metric tap & die set ready if the holes are extra rusted. I ended up having to clean the rust out (MN winters/ salt no friend of metal) with the tap that was size of the bolts. Allowed for no cross threading, or the worry of breaking bolts. Once completed it was smooth sailing. 255704


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by: Vic M10/03/2013


Plug and play. 2013 Hyundai Santa fe sport. Checked for the two connections on the driver side frame rail, they were there so I ordered the T-One for the factory tow package. Plugged right in and ready to go in 20 minutes. Photo of factory wiring attached. 102447


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by: Preet08/23/2013


The product was received exactly as described. Etrailer.com is extremely fast in how fast they get their parts to shipping. The harness plugged in and worked perfectly. The wires are long so there is plenty to work with depending on how you run it. My Santa Fe Limited had the tow-prep package so I had to use the enclosed zip ties for the extra wire Suggestions, maybe adding a second screw to attach the black box to the vehicle as added security. 96517


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by: Brent W.08/17/2013


Tamara caught the fact that some of what I ordered was not correct for the hitch I ordered. She called within the hour and made the correction for me. I received product in record time for standard shipping! Everything was as promised. Only variation in instructions is that the wiring harness plugs for the 2014 Kia Sorento in on the driver's side instead of the passenger's side. Have purchased before and definably will again. 95591


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by: Larry H05/16/2014


It went in like a snap . I bought the Trailer lighting harness 118269 for my wife's 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe sport works grate . took about 25 min. to install watched the video for the 2014 Kia Sorento the day I order it was just like that lol also ordered the C13152 Curt Hitch that took about 1Hr. because I didn't have help holding it up in place so I had to use my floor jack to hold it for me 131053


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by: David W.05/02/2015


The wiring harness & trailer hitch fit and function perfectly. The instructions, especially the video, were a great help. I originally ordered the wrong wiring but Melinda E. seamlessly ensured I got the proper wiring and arranged for the of the return of the improper wiring. I have already recommended etrailer to a brother-in-law and will strongly recommend them in the future to others. 189433


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by: Johnny O01/21/2017


Great experience. I had asked if someone could double check all my select tons. Jameson C responded within a few hours with clear confirming comments in my choices. Parts (hitch, harness,e-brake and harness) arrived in one box well packaged. No damage. All of the information on the site was spot on. Took me far less time to install but the videos were exact. I will be a return customer. 337513


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by: Joe C11/22/2013


I just competed the installation of my wiring harness. It fit correctly snapping in to the factory connection. This product appears to be as good as OEM at 1/3 the cost. It arrive on time as estimated, I paid for the cheapest shipping and it arrived in 4 working days. It was good to find a product to fit my new 2014 car on the aftermarket,.. Now off to pic up my new travel trailer. 108171


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by: Bjay07/15/2015


Product fit perfectly. Easy to install and worked the first time tested. Wiring was long enough to allow routing to protect them from exhaust heat. Excellent product. 211902


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by: EmNightSham03/25/2016


Installed on 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe LWB AWD. Fits perfectly and gets the job done. A little hard to mount the hard plastic case due to the tight spaces, but I happened to have a 90 degree drill which allowed me to get into the tight space and get a self-tapper into the box and secure it to the unibody. Trailer lights work perfectly. 241697


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by: Charles H10/16/2014


Ordered a Curt trailer hitch for my new santa fe sport. It went on without a hitch. Looks good on the car. Also installed the recommended T-one wiring harness. That was the easiest one I ever installed. I have bought from Etrailer.com many different times and they are always the best in parts & service. I buy from them again. 156154


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by: Matt J11/05/2014


Hitch for my new Hyundai Santa Fe arrived super fast. It was easy to install due to the excellent video prepared by E-trailer. As I installed the hitch and wiring harness, I kept marveling at how well organized and efficient the program at E-Trailer is. This is my fourth hitch from this company. They know what they are doing. 159395


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by: Floyd S.09/20/2013


Very easy to install, however a suggestion for the installer is to install this item before installing the hitch...especially if the plugs are on the side of the rear end of the car (mine was on the driver's side rear). Great product, highly recommend it to other do-it-yourselfers and even those first timers! 100787


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by: Marley B07/10/2012


Once I re-read the instructions and removed the protective covers it was easy to plug in and to install. However, I suggest plugging in wiring harness and swinging out of the way prior to installing hitch, since on my veracruz getting to the plug location after hitch installation was not very easy. 47398


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by: Danny H.09/16/2013


Product worked great on my 2014 Sorrento SX. Just a little difficulty (lack of space) in placing the Modulite black box within the rear driver side tail light. I used the double sided sticking foam. Also, this vehicle has no large plastic cover to remove for access to the connection points. 100061


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by: Jeff H.03/29/2014


Hitch and wiring were a perfect fit! Looks great! Thank you for the fast ship too! 122763


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by: Harold R.09/24/2012


I have a Bruno lift for my scooder chair. I required a hot wire and ground wire to operate. The product had only four prongs. I had to do some extra wiring. also the fuse hold is had to get to after installation, because it is above the exhaust pipe in the bumper rail. 55613


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by: Isaac M.06/20/2015


Super easy install. Remove "caps" on vehicle wire ends. Had a bit of trouble with troubleshoot, staff at etrailer.com was very helpful. Turns out...was user (me) error in all difficulties I had. Product and staff were great. Installed on a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe. 205822


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by: Ron Melton11/26/2013


Exact fit on my 2011 KIA Sorrento Sx. Like the video said, the hardest step was removing the dust plugs on the underside of the car. After removing the dust plugs, it took me about 10-15 minutes to complete the installation. The on line video was very accurate. 108610


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by: Robert M.05/15/2016


Wiring harness went in without any issues. (I spent about 20 minutes looking for the Connectors), then I went to e-trailers on-line video. After that the install was a snap and about twenty minutes later I was testing my trailers lighting (all worked perfectly). 250336


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by: Bernie D06/17/2017


The only place I checked that actually helped me. In the days of internet purchasing, most places are selling the same things. What sets some apart is customer service. And I couldn't be more pleased with the way I was treated by George. Thank you very much. 395442


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by: Cory L05/25/2012


Perfect fit. Installation instructions are spot-on. I would highly recommend installing the wiring kit BEFORE you install the reciever hitch. You will appreciate the extra hand room. Still,not a bad install either way. Took about 20min start to finish. 41631


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by: David P02/18/2017


Great product. Installation was straight forward, especially after watching the awesome video. They even mentioned having to open up the conduit to get a little more slack in the wiring, which was necessary. Thanks eTrailer, this was a great experience. 343293


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by: Rob06/14/2012


Very easy install. If you are installing the hitch, do this first. I had a little difficulty in finding the wiring hold from the diagram. Keep searching, you'll find it. It's not visible but if you dig inside the bumper with your hand, you'll find it. 44095


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by: Mike J.03/20/2015


This was a snap, almost literally. Just remove the two factory installed connector guards and plug in the two connectors included on the harness. Then route it, secure it with the provided wire ties and double sided tape and button it up, that's it! 180000


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by: Jeff05/02/2017


This purchase went how you wish they all would go. Website gave me a level of confidence I was ordering the right part. The parts arrived quickly. Everything mounted properly and the job was completed in a very reasonable time with no problems. 376154


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by: Stan T.09/04/2015


Installed part in about 25 minutes. Everything fell into place like was suppose to. I wish everything was this easy,great part for the price. I would recommend this part for any dyi. Great video , showed everything great detail. Thank you. Stan T. 224138


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by: richard s07/17/2016


was very excellent product and very easy to install and i am very happy with it and would like for you to know that i am 85 years old and no problems installing iy. the video was A grEAT help to me.thank you for shipping it so soon.richard 272960


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by: Rod P.05/17/2015


This wiring harness plugged right into my 2008 Kia Sorento ! My car had the factory tow package which makes it really easy to wire for a trailer ! I would highly recommend this product for anyone looking to hook up a trailer !! 193746


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by: Jason09/03/2013


Perfect Fit for my 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS with factory prep towing package. Well built product with all the necessary needed installation acessories included. Just plain simple! Nuthing more to say as it is that easy! Jason 97960


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by: Mike H06/19/2013


My trailer wiring harness arrived on time and the assembly instructions were straight forward. It was a little longer than needed but the wire ties supplied made it easy to tie up the excess. All around an excellent supplier. 85226


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by: Mike W.04/18/2015


Great price. Exactly what is wqas suppose to be and easy to install. Shipped really fast. Ordered it Thursday and it arrived Saturday via Priority Mail. The dealer wanted more money and 7-10 days to get it here. 186161


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by: Chris04/30/2017


Very nice hitch, perfect fit. Easy to install. Only wish they provided a holder for the 4 pin connector instead of a zip tie. But other than that it was fast shipping and exactly what was described in the order 375401


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by: Chris A.07/31/2014


Right product for my car although the instructions were for slightly different vehicles. Worry not tho, you really cannot get this wrong! Well made and complete with OEM quality connectors. Chris 143880


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by: Fred R06/11/2014


very easy to install. works perfectly. I added some undercoating to seal the connectors as on the 2012 the sockets and plugs, although in a plastic connector, are still exposed to the elements. 135151


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by: Looks good02/23/2017


Have not installed yet but i did look at vehicle wiring before ordering to confirm thst i had the factory tow prep wiring. I expect this to plug right in and be sufficiently long to meet my needs 344857


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by: Larry B.08/23/2012


Excellent product, very easy to install. The conduit (hole) to run the harness through is parallel with the tail pipe not perpendicular. After figuring that out, the installation went fast. 52767


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by: Joe r09/26/2015


The trailer is the best company to deal with I bought the wrong wiring harness for my new car and exchanged it with no problem gave me the correct harness I highly recommend this company 227767


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by: Mauro F.08/12/2013


I bought the T-one wiring harness 118269 for my 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Great customer service, they had my order delivered in 2-3 days. Easy instillation...... Thanks etrailer! 94746


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by: Dan M.11/20/2013


Great product! Very easy to install! It took me longer to clean up the incorrect wiring job from the hitch place than it did to install the new wiring harness. Would highly recommend! 107928


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  • The Curt trailer hitch # C13195 and Draw-Tite hitch # 75908 have similar designs and install the same way. Customers like the finish on the Curt hitch more. The biggest different is the tongue weight capacity of each of the hitches. The Curt hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 750 pounds and the Draw-Tite is rated at 500 pounds. But you have to go by the lowest rated component in the system. According to the owner's manual the Kia Sorento has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 280...
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  • Which Trailer Wiring Harness for 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • In order to determine wkhich trailer wiring harness you'll need, look under the vehicle just to the rear of the the rear wheel on the driver's side of the vehicle. If you see the two connectors shown in the provided photo, use the Tow Ready # 118269 connector. If the connectors under the vehicle on the driver's side aren't present, you'd use the Curt # C56184. If you click the provided links, you can see the installation instructions for each wiring harness as well as an install video...
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  • Can You Keep the Spare and Install the Curt Hitch part # C13152 on a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Yes, I checked with Curt and you can still use your full size spare with the Curt Hitch part # C13152 installed on your 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe. I attached a picture that shows the two installed together for you to check out that I took from the installation instructions that I also attached a link to. To complete your towing setup you may also be interested in the following products: etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit # 989900 Tow Ready Trailer Wiring kit part # 118269
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  • Recommended Brake Controller And Wiring For 2017 Kia Sorento With Factory Tow Package
  • The brake controller I recommend for your 2017 Sorento is the P3, part # 90195. This is one of our most popular because it is easy to set up and operate. Since there is no plug-in adapter available for your Sorento you will have to do some additional wiring. You will need to first install a 4-way trailer harness like part # 118269. This plugs into the tow package wiring harness that is along the frame wheel near the rear of your Sorento. I have attached a link to an installation video...
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  • How to Determine if 2012 Kia Sorento Has Factory Tow Package
  • For a hitch, I'd recommend going with the Draw-Tite Class III hitch, part # 75684 instead of the Curt hitch you mentioned. The Curt hitch warranty requirements state that a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 must be used for non trailer loads like bike racks or cargo carriers. Unfortunately, the small spoiler atop the rear hatch of your Sorento can be damaged by the strap which is why I recommend a different hitch. The Draw-Tite model will fit all models of the 2012 Sorento, regardless...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for 2017 Kia Sorento
  • For trailer wiring for your 2017 Kia Sorento we have the Curt Harness part # C56256 which is a fit for if your vehicle does not have the factory tow package and then if your vehicle does have the tow package you instead would want the part # 118269. I attached install videos for both wiring kits for you to check out as well.
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  • Instructions for Tow Ready Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2012 Kia Sorento
  • I can supply you with the correct instructions for the Tow Ready Trailer Wiring Harness, # 118269. I have included a link to them for you. You will see that the these instructions are numbered with the correct number, located directly above the English instructions. Please note that this harness is designed for a 2012 Kia Sorento that has the factory tow package. You will notice that you are only temporarily disconnecting the driver side tail light wiring connector. The converter box...
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  • Will the Spare Tire on a 2012 Kia Sorento be Blocked by Installing Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 75684
  • With Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75684 installed, the spare tire can still be removed and replaced. Instead of it just dropping straight down, you would need to angle it down some and forward towards the front of the vehicle to remove/replace it. I have included links to the instructions and a video showing the installation for you. 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...
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  • What Trailer Hitches Will Fit a 2011 Kia Sorento SX
  • I have recently spoken to my contact at Draw-Tite regarding Trailer Hitch # 75684. He stated that there are no exclusions for the trailer hitches, except if the vehicle has dual exhaust, which means they should fit all models, including your 2011 Kia Sorento SX unless it has dual exhaust. I have included links to the installation instructions and video. If you plan on doing some towing, the recommended ball mount is # 2923 and you can use ball # 19260 (1-7/8 inch diameter) or # 19247...
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  • Recommended Wiring and Brake Controller for a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Great news! I can help. I took a look at your order history and noticed you purchased the 4-way # 118269 and 7-way adapter # HM48470. This would give you the 4-way connector that you could adapt to wire up the 7-way with those 4 functions. To finish the connections for the 7-way for a brake controller you will need # 5506 and a brake controller universal adapter for your 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe, this will depend on the brake controller you choose. A proportional brake controller...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Long Wheelbase
  • For the long wheelbase 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe you can use trailer hitch # C13153 that you have referenced. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It includes 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. For trailer wiring for a non-Sport without the factory tow package use # 118571. Or for a non-Sport model with the factory tow package use # 118269.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Recommendation for 2015 Santa Fe Limited That Allows Fascia Reinstall
  • I want to start by thanking you again for your previous orders. We are happy to see that you have returned to etrailer for you current towing needs. When it comes to a Class III hitch for your 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited you will have two options. The Curt # C13153 and Draw-Tite # 75776, have all been confirmed to fit your vehicle and all will allow you to reinstall the rear fascia / cover for when the hitch is not in use. I have attached a video of the Draw-Tite hitch being installed...
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  • Recommended Hitch for Towing Travel Trailer with 2013 Santa Fe XL
  • There are three hitches compatible with your Santa Fe XL. All three hitches have a capacity that meets or exceeds the towing capacity of your vehicle, so capacity isn't an issue. The Curt Class III, part # C13153 is constructed of square tubing. The receiver opening and the entire crosstube would be visible from the rear of the vehicle. The Hidden Hitch # 87637 and the Draw-Tite # 75776 are identical. They are made by the same parent company, have the same capacities and would install...
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  • Tow Ready Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation 2012 Kia Sorento
  • For your 2012 Kia Sorento you would want a Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 118269. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also. This product has the same connectors that you have on your vehicle and should work very well for you. The # C56024 that you referenced is no longer available.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Other Parts to Tow a with a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
  • The Curt # C13152 and Draw-Tite # 75772 trailer hitch receivers that fit your 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport are both pretty much the same. They install in the same location and even have the same clearance. The weight capacity of the Curt is higher but in all reality they're both rated as high as your Santa Fe so the higher capacity doesn't really matter. The Draw-Tite does have a slightly better price tag so, if it were me, I'd go with it. For a wiring harness I recommend going with...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations for a 2016 Kia Sorento
  • Any trusted mechanic or an RV dealer with a service center can install a trailer hitch for your 2016 Kia Sorento. If you want to use the hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier I actually recommend Draw-Tite hitch # 75908. The Curt hitch # C13195 requires the use of a stabilization strap # 18050 for any non-trailer accessory whereas the Draw-Tite hitch does not. If you plan on towing then either hitch will work fine. I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Kia Sorento
  • Not every vehicle is rated for weight distribution systems. It doesn't look like your 2016 Kia Sorento is rated for it either. All of the hitches we carry for your vehicle state that a WD system cannot be used with it. That being said the Draw Tite hitch part # 75908 is a confirmed fit for your vehicle and has towing capacities that are higher than the weight of your trailer. This hitch has a 5,000 lb total trailer weight capacity and a 500 lb tongue weight capacity. As long as your...
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  • Do the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport Use the Same Hitches and Wiring
  • The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport use different trailer hitches. If you do NOT have a Sport model then you can use Curt trailer hitch # C13153. The Sport models use # C13152. For the wiring the Sport and regular Santa Fe will use the same harnesses but which harness depends on if the vehicle has the factory tow package or not. The dealer should be able to tell you how the vehicle is equipped by looking up the VIN. If it does have the factory tow package then it is prewired...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2016 Kia Sorento
  • For your 2016 Kia Sorento I suggest the Curt # C13195. This is a Class III hitch that will fit 2 inch ball mounts and accessories. It's designed specially for your Kia. If you're going to be towing a trailer you'll also need wiring to power the trailer's lights. If your Sorento has the tow package use # 118269. If not use # C56256. I've attached install videos of the hitch and both harnesses. Depending on your trailer you may want an adjustable ball mount. The B&W Tow & Stow...
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  • How To Determine if a 2011 Kia Sorento has the Factory Towing Prep Package
  • Before purchasing you are going to want to determine if the vehicle has the factory tow package or not. The definitive way to determine this is to contact a Kia dealer and have them run the VIN and they will be able to tell you how the vehicle is equipped. Then you can order the correct harness. With factory tow package use # 118269 Without factory tow package use # 118506 I have included instruction links for the wiring harnesses for you.
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  • Comparing Curt Class III Trailer Hitches for a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
  • Because your 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport (these 2 hitches only fit Sport models) maxes out at 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight there would be no benefit to go to the higher capacity hitch (# C13152). However, hitch # C13152 is rated for use with weight distribution whereas the lower capacity hitch is not. Even if you do not plan on using weight distribution to tow a trailer what this means is that the hitch that is rated for weight distribution does NOT require the use of a stabilization...
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