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

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

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Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom wiring harness. T-One connector plugs directly into OEM tow package port - no cutting, splicing or tapping required. Call 800-298-8924 to order Tekonsha custom fit vehicle wiring part number 118264 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Tekonsha products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring reviews from real customers.


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Tekonsha Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring - 118264

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom wiring harness. T-One connector plugs directly into OEM tow package port - no cutting, splicing or tapping required.


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 point in rear cargo area
    • Plug in connector
  • Constructed of 16-gauge bonded wire
  • Comes with dust cap for 4-way flat connector


Specs:

  • Maximum amperage: 7.5 amps per circuit
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Note: depending on your specific vehicle, the vehicle computer may need to be re-programmed for the tow package to work.



Installation

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


Once installation is complete, the 4-way flat 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 plug on your automobile and the 4-pole connector itself - to help prevent corrosion.



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This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2010 - 2017 Chevrolet Equinox with factory Tow Package

2010 - 2017 GMC Terrain with factory Tow Package



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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Tekonsha Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring - Trailer Hitch Wiring - 118264 Review

Today, we are going to be looking at the T1 vehicle wiring harness for factory tow packages. It's going to provide you with your four-way flat trailer connector. This product fits certain years of the Chevrolet Equinox and the GMC Terrain. It's going to provide the four-way flat connector at the back of the vehicle to power your trailer signal lights. Again, the unit is designed for use with the factory tow package. It's compatible with five pull, six pull, and seven pull adapters.

Adapters are sold separately. It's going to come with a dust cap for the four-way flat connector. That way, you can cover up those connection points when your plug is not being used. This unit is designed to connect quickly and easily. It does not require any cutting or splicing.

All you have to do is locate the connection point in your rear cargo area and then plug in your connector. It's going to be custom fit for the vehicle. It's going to snap lock together for a nice tight secure fit. Really that's all there is to it. Once your install is complete, the four-way connectors are going to be stowed and out of the way location within your cargo area. You can pull it out the back under the rear hatch whenever you need to use it.

Plenty of wiring, that way you can still make your connection to your trailer or whatever it is that you're hauling behind the vehicle. Please keep in mind that it is recommended to use a small amount of dielectric grease in all your electrical connections like the plug on the vehicle and the connector itself right here for the vehicle plug. That grease is going to help protect the connection point. It's going to help prevent corrosion to the connection points. It is sold separately if you are need of some, you can find it here at etrailer.com. It's going to come with your detailed instructions.

It's going to come with a couple of zip ties. If you have some slack or excess in the wiring, you can zip tie that up and out of the way keeping it safe and secure. When it comes to the maximum amperage, we are looking at 7.5 amps per circuit. Please note that depending on your specific vehicle, the vehicle computer may need to be reprogrammed for the tow package to work. You can simply test the tow plug for power. If it's not activated, you can take it to your local GM dealer to have them activate the tow plug option. That's going to do it for today's look at the T1 vehicle wiring harness for factory tow packages providing your four-way flat trailer connector.


Customer Reviews

T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - 118264

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (179 Customer Reviews)

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom wiring harness. T-One connector plugs directly into OEM tow package port - no cutting, splicing or tapping required.

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2014 Chevrolet Equinox

Fast Delivery and quality product. I bought this harness for my 2014 Equinox LS which doesn't have the Tow Package installed (it's the base model Equinox) This harness plugs into a body harness connector which is located under the truck floor (the spare tire well), on the left hand side behind the left rear lamp cluster. I have yet to attach a trailer to the harness, but expect it to work fine. I don't know if this connector was installed in earlier model years, but if so will save people much effort and cost if installed. 112645



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2016 Chevrolet Equinox

This was a very fast and simple installation on my 2016 Chevrolet Equinox that did not include the factor tow package. There is a connector behind the left rear wheel under the cover for the spare tire storage area. Installation involved lifting the cover to the spare tire area, quickly locating the connector, and plugging in this product. I then had working trailer power. I read on a a different site that this trailer connector is on all Equinox even if they don't have factory trailer installed. That was the case on my Equinox. The dirrections for this product say you might need to get the power to this connector turned on by your GM Service Center but I did not have to do that. It really was as simple as plugging in the connector and having trailer lights. I like this option much better than the T-Connector option that connects behind the rear tail lights. Installation of this product is much easier than the T-connector and it runs off separate fusses in the vehicle for the trailer lights. That means if you cut or short a wire on your trailer, it only blows the trailer fuses so you can still drive your vehicle safely. 265535



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2012 GMC Terrain

I give this product a 10 better than excellent! Until I found by accident, the etrailer video i had started to purchase a trailer harness at the auto parts store and splice the wires to my tail lights like i did years ago. Thanks to YouTube, my iPhone and etrailer i was able to install this trailer wiring within an hour, no fuss, no mess. Thank you so much. Product Review: first picture my 2012 GMC Terrain , Second picture, searching for the plug outlet for the trailer lights. Third picture, thanks to the E-trailer you tube Video I was able to locate the outlet. Forth picture, I cut some of the panel away to make easy excess to the plug outlet, I then , took an air hose and cleaned any debris in the outlet. Fifth picture, I plugged in an tested my new trailer wiring harness, worked perfect. Sixth picture, the finished product, I used a Felcro tie and attached the harness to a ring . 518817


Comments

The trailer harness kit is great! I’ve recommended etrailer to many people

Paul H - 06/07/2019

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox

It took less than a minute to install and it turned out that my trailer lighting was already enabled so I didn't need the dealer to re-program the computer. Since I use it rarely, I elected to just keep it coiled in the spare tire bay and pull it out under the door when I need it. 302780



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2017 Chevrolet Equinox

2017 Chevy Equinox trailer hitch - not only was the product well constructed, but the videos on installation take the guess work out of it. My hitch came with a damaged box and scratches on the paint. Concerned about rusting etrailer promptly sent another which arrived fast in good condition. The service on the phone was wonderful. The local U-Haul dealer was going to charge me $4$$ for the installation which included $1$$ for the wiring. My Equinox has the trailer wiring quick connect which took me 2 minutes to open and connect the harness. So my total with receiver and harness was $1$$. Compare that to the U-Haul $4$$ quote. It was a no brainer. I am telling many friends about trailer.com. Thank you for a great product and great service! 358130



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Great instruction video Thank You, I'll be back again 704342



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2017 Chevrolet Equinox

Work perfect with my 2017 Chevrolet Equinox Factory plug in thank you 700247



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Easy to install the plug in wiring made connections a breeze. 698698



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2016 GMC Terrain

Great product. Just plug and play...... or tow. 693087



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2013 GMC Terrain

Fast delivery and easy installation. Definitely will buy from etrailer when the need arises. 692553



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Product fit great 692478



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Product as described. Instillation was quick and easy. Would do biz with again!! A++ 691689



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2016 GMC Terrain

Exactly what i was looking for. Easy to order and arrived when promised. 688424



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All aspects of the order were perfect. Thanks etrailer for your excellent service. I highly recommend your service to all. 688380



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Product installed easily and works as stated in description. 683525



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Great Product & Excellent Service from etrailer.com 677784



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Very easy to fit although I would advise watching the u-tube video from e-trailer rather than waste time on the instructions (much simpler) 673152



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2017 GMC Terrain

Nice product 669296



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Everything was good except the post office in tampa sent my package to the wrong post office 665396



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Easiest trailer wiring job I ever did! 664326



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Easy to put on and definitely recommend 663753



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This company is fantastic. Received my new wiring harness very quickly and efficiently. This company cares about its products and its customers as they have reached out to me on several occasions to ensure a seamless experience married with great customer service and satisfaction. Quality product. Extremely satisfied 659014



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2014 Chevrolet Equinox

Easy to connect to car. 658835



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Installed hitch and harness today. It was one of the easiest installations I have ever done. I love the product and I will order one again if I get the opportunity 658559



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Completely satisfied, I have ordered before and truly appreciate your fast service and attention to detail on the vehicle for your hitch and wiring. Great..... 655757



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had this part for a year now and still works excellent no problems with this part at all i would recommend this part to anyone. 654511



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Easiest trailer wiring ever. Instructions were clear and easy. 652752



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The class 2 hitch and reciever i bought from you guys worked great. Fairly easy to install and never had an issue. To bad my wife got T boned, the car got totalled, and the insurance company wouldnt allow me to take my hitch, especially since i bought her the same car again 652672



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Easy ordering from website. Fast delivery of product. Easy installation. Product works as advertised. Great experience!! 651306



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great product it just plugged in and works like it should 650916



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2015 Chevrolet Equinox

The product arrived quickly, and the connection looked sound. I have not been able to use it yet, but not I have all the necessary parts to tow. Thanks 649307



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2017 Chevrolet Equinox

It took me all of 2 minutes to hook up and test. Found the connection on the left side of the spare tire well. Plugged it in and hooked it up to my tester, started the car, checked the brakes and turn signals. I am good to go. 639914



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This is a perfectly tailored product for the do-it-yourselfer who with a little help adds a nice hitch to his vehicle. Getting an older vehicle's OEM installed weld nuts clean takes most of the time followed by installing the two washers and nuts in the fascia area. That part needs patience as the work area is limited. The Curt LED 4-Way Flat Connector (Vehicle End) Tester makes it very simple to verify the Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector that is a snap to install to the vehicles pre-existing harness. One point to pay attention to in the instructional video is when pulling the square washer and bolt through the channel. They must slide in single file as shown. If you try to pull with the bolt through the washer it will get stuck and you will need to fish it out. So bottom line. Great product. Great support. Steve Stewart 638792



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No issue. 636513



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Installation time 5 seconds 635446



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Installation sign 5 Seconds. No cutting of wires, no opening of rear lamps, no splicing, just a quick connect and you're done. 635311



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2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Purchased a Draw-Tite brand trailer hitch, ball, and wiring harness for my 2012 Chevy Equinox. I was amazed at how exact the fit was! Installation was fairly easy and the videos on the website were extremely detailed and helpful. Could have used a second set of hands at one point but other than that, everything went fine. Pulled a rental trailer cross country with it and everything worked great. I have since bought a 2018 Mazda CX-5 and have already purchased another trailer hitch, ball, and cargo carrier. This hitch was also a perfect fit and the cargo carrier is outstanding. Couldn’t be happier with my purchases and with trailer.com! 635245



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Arrived early and installation was easy! 629631



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2014 Chevrolet Equinox

I have received and installed both the hitch and the wireing. it was very good .very satisfied with everything.(thank’s for everything) 628428



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Excellent product, quick shipping, and great service. 617759



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Dodge

It worked perfectly . Going to need one for my new 2019 Dodge Journey!! 606104



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2012 GMC Terrain

Easy install. Looks great 585374



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Product works as advertised. Service by etrailer was outstanding. Thanks 579037



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2015 Chevrolet Equinox

This worked perfect for my 2015 Equinox. I first tried product number 56094, the one where you take the tail lights out and use the plugins for the tail lights. 56094 does not work. GM autos have an odd tail light set up where you only get 5 volts from the tail lights. This harness plugs into a connection in the spare tire compartment, on the driver side, and is 12 volts. You have to be creative running the wire to the outside if you don't want to run it out back hatch door. This one is highly recommended. The other is not recommended. 567148


Comments

The Curt # 56094 is for vehicles that arent equipped with the tow package.

-- Mike L - 11/26/2018

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Ordered with a trailer hitch. This made the install even easier. 562334



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2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Installation was super easy for this on a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox. I watched the video and it truly was that easy. Open up the rear hatch, pry the plug loose and plug the new one in. 556531



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2016 GMC Terrain

Great value 555909



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2013 Chevrolet Equinox

Exactly what I needed for my 2013 Equinox. The ETrailer online videos show where to locate the connector in the car and then how to make connection. My “in car” pigtail was “hot” so it was just a plug and go. Too EZ!! Thanks E Trailer!! 554249



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2010 Chevrolet Equinox

I WAS VERY pleased with my etrailer hitch for my 2010 chevy equinox It arrived when they promised I AM USING IT FOR LOADS OF ABOUT 1000LBS I fit perfect with all hardwear inclued 551695



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2013 GMC Terrain

High quality, fast delivery, good price. 549075


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  • The GMC Terrain and the Chevy Equinox models of a given generation are the same with only cosmetic differences. I have linked a video showing installation of trailer hitch # 76028 on a 2012 GMC Terrain for you. There can be slight differences between years but that rarely if ever affects installation. If you plan on doing 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...
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  • Will Trailer Wiring Harness 118264 Fit a 2014 Chevy Equinox without Factory Tow Package
  • If your 2014 Chevy Equinox did not come with the factory tow package then the factory connection point is probably not functional. You can test it with a circuit tester such as # 40376 while someone runs through the lighting functions on the vehicle. If it is functional then you can use harness # 118264. If it turns out not to be functional then you will need either harness # 56094 or # 118494. I recommend the powered harness # 118494 because the direct connection to the battery is sued...
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  • Do I Need a Tow Package To Install 4-Way Trailer Wiring on 2012 Chevrolet Equinox
  • We do have wiring kits, that will work with your 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, that do not require the vehicle have a tow package. However, the item you selected, Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118264, will only fit the 2010-2012 Equinox models that are equipped with the factory tow package. If your 2012 Chevrolet Equinox will not be equipped with a factory tow package, you could use either the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118494, or the Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring,...
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