T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 7-Way Trailer Connector

T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 7-Way Trailer Connector

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Quickly and easily install a 7-way, RV-style trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. T-One connector plugs into OEM tow package wiring harness - no cutting, splicing or tapping required. Call 800-298-8924 to order Tekonsha custom fit vehicle wiring part number 118265 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 - 7-Way Trailer Connector. Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring reviews from real customers.
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Tekonsha Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring - 118265

  • Custom Fit
  • Trailer Hitch Wiring
  • Tekonsha
  • 7 Blade
  • Powered Converter

Quickly and easily install a 7-way, RV-style trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. T-One connector plugs into OEM tow package wiring harness - no cutting, splicing or tapping required.


Features:

  • Provides a 7-way, blade-style 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 4-pole, 5-pole, and 6-pole adapters (sold separately)
  • Connects quickly and easily - no cutting or splicing of wires
    • Tow harness with 7-way connector plugs into connection point behind rear bumper
    • Converter connects in rear cargo area
  • Includes a tail light converter to ensure that your vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailer
  • Supplies required relays to activate functions
  • Constructed of 16-gauge bonded wire


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. The connection point for the 7-way harness is located behind the rear bumper. The converter plugs into the factory wiring harness in your cargo area, on the driver's side. Once you've plugged in the connector, insert the included fuses into your fuse panel as indicated in the instructions.


Once installation is complete, the 7-way 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 7-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 2-wire system - wherein the brake and turn signals are carried on 1 wire - the separate brake and turn signals from your vehicle's 3-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.



118265 Tow Ready T-1 Connector - 7 Pole - Modu-Lite



118265 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 118265 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2012 - 2015 Honda Pilot



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Video of T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 7-Way 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 - 118265 Review

Today we're going to review part number 118265. This is the Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness. Now this part number is a custom fit application. It is designed to fit the Honda Pilots with the factory tow package starting in 2012. What I would recommend is go to our website and under our Fit Guide type in your year and model Pilot, and it'll tell you if this is the correct number for it. Now this part number includes everything shown on the table.

It includes the 7-way plug, the 7-way harness, the converter box with the harness for the converter, includes the two relays, 30 amp fuse, and then some extra zip ties to secure any wires that might be hanging down. Now this will provide a 7-way blade style trailer connector at the back of your vehicle to power your trailer's signal lights. It is designed for use with a factory tow package. It does connect quickly and easily. There's no cutting or splicing the wires. The tow harness, this part right here, with the 7-way connector plugs into the connection point behind the rear bumper.

This harness with the converter connects in the rear cargo area. It does include this tail light converter to ensure that your vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailer. They also supply the relays and the fuse to activate the functions. Now, the few specs on this. It also comes with a nice do it yourself instructions that actually even have some nice pictures to show you where the locations are for all these connection points. A few specs on this: the maximum amperage or the load capacity on the stop and turn light circuit is 4.2 amps per circuit, on the tail lights is 7.5 amps per circuit.

So basically what you would do is you can start in the rear of the cargo area. You'll find an actual spot where this plug that'll match this white plug right here, and again, the instructions will show you where that's located. Plug that in to this harness, then if you go down the harness you'll see a splack 00:01:58 plug with the two openings. That's actually where you'll install these relays. Just like that, you plug a relay in each one.

Right here, it includes the inline fuses. The fuse is already installed so you don't have to worry about that. Now this gray plug here at the very end, this is to mate 00:02:15 to where the converter would plug into. And then basically if you use a piece of double face tape you can secure the converter so it doesn't move around. With that all completed, you can go to the tow harness right here, and basically what you'll do here is this plug on this end, if you go behind the rear bumper there'll be an actual connector with a plug in it. You'll pull that plug out and it'll match this connector. You plug this in, run this to the bumper, and then you can attach it to the 7-way just like that. Then you'll have the 7-way. Now the one last thing you'll need to do is to go to the front of the vehicle, and in the fuse box you'll need to install this 30 amp fuse. With all that relays, the fuses, and the wiring all hooked up you'll be ready to go with a 7-way at the back of your vehicle. But that should do it for the review on part number 118265, the Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness. .


Customer Reviews

T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 7-Way Trailer Connector - 118265

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (428 Customer Reviews)

Quickly and easily install a 7-way, RV-style trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. T-One connector plugs into OEM tow package wiring harness - no cutting, splicing or tapping required.

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Great product and price but know that the instructions are lousy. Various steps will tell you to "locate" a part but not what to do with it or how… even though the previous step may have done just that. They're inconsistent. Some parts aren't described in full so it can be tricky when you find extra parts in the bag and then have to figure out where they go. Anyone can figure out how to install this but when it comes to technical writing, these directions could be much, much better. Give yourself extra time to figure out what they don't spell out for you. In other words, if you're fairly smart you'll have no problem but if you're expecting a fool-proof walkthrough you will get hung up. One last thing -- be prepared to get your own machine screws and nuts to mount the plug assembly to your bumper. These are very cheap and can be found at any hardware store but be warned, they don't come with the kits like they should. 137800



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I ordered a wiring harness because I was going to tow a trailer 700 miles back home from vacation. After reviewing prices from other sites, I decided to use E-trailer to place my order especially since they had a good shipping price and I needed to use two day shipping for my order. There was no estimated day of arrival upon placing the order. Once I received my shipping confirmation, I noticed that it said it would not be two day shipping, but instead five (5) days. Immediately, I called the company to see why this was. I placed my order on a Wednesday thinking it would arrive on Friday. However, they said that Thursday did not count as a shipping day and neither did Saturday or Sunday. The shipping policy was not stated anywhere on the website and there was no information giving when placing the order. If I had known, I wouldn't have placed an order. I was leaving over the weekend to return home and needed the harness before then. I tried to cancel my order, but they were not able to cancel and I was told that they would "work something out for me" instead. I called again once the harness arrived (to my parent's house, 700 miles away from my house) to see what I needed to do about returning it. I was told that I would be sent a return shipping label. After four (4) days I still had not received the shipping label so I called again to inquire about it. After speaking to customer service, they then emailed me the shipping label. Customer service advised there was nothing they could so for me and the company was not going to refund my original two day shipping and is now charging me to pay for the return shipping. It is frustrating and I would not have ordered from them in the first place had their shipping policy been posted somewhere and they honor the promise of two day shipping which I paid for at the time of purchase. Now I have to pay shipping cost for an item they could not get to me at the time it was promise. I no longer need the item and have to pay to return it. This is unacceptable for any company but especially for an online company. 446771



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2014 Honda Pilot

The only issue I had was the missing 15 amp fuse that goes in the engine fuse box. I emailed etrailer and they had the manufacture mail me the missing fuse. The install of the harness was straight forward, remove the driver side rear compartment, install the harness to the existing wire. Then on the underside of the driver rear, remove the existing harness cover, drill a hole for the 7pin connector. I used a bi-metal hole-dozer for the pin connector and then secured the connector to the plastic bumper with 3/4" #10 screws and nuts. I'd order from etrailer again. The shipment arrived a day early. They were also quick to resolve the missing fuse issue. 576332



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2013 Honda Pilot

I just purchased a new 2013 Honda Pilot EX-L/Nav and tow package. The odd thing to me is that Honda installs a nice hitch, but no wiring. I shopped a number of on-line services as Honda prices (even discounted) are absurd. As always, I ended up at etrailer.com. To be candid I was not excited about messing with wiring on a new vehicle, but this wiring harness is (#118265) AWESOME! All in it might have been an hour, but directions and all fittings were perfect. I would not recommend the mounting box as it simply is not required. There is a clearly identified area next to the hitch where the recepticle will be installed. We simply used a hole saw on a cordless drill and did a bit of trimming. Once you get the hole "right" it's as simple as drilling pilot holes for the 4 corner. We used stainless steel screws (1/4" x 20 x 1.5" and 1/4 x 20 x 1") and stainless nylock nuts to secure the recepticle even though the screws actually threaded up snugly with the bumper cover. All in all, a very tidy installation! And as always, customer support was awesome! 75015


Comments

The wiring kit has been used extensively over the past year and continues to perform perfectly!

Ron W - 04/10/2014

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2012 Honda Pilot

I was able to install the wiring harness without a problem. It took about 45 minutes to an hour the most. I used a 2 inch hole saw to cut the plastic bumper and install trailer adapter. I used four 1/4 20 x 1 inch screws as shown in the picture. Tested and it was okay! The only thing that bothered me was the waiting period from the time I ordered the product and the delivery, because it took at least ten days before it arrived. I think it is very good product. Thanks also for Honda for the good design of their electrical system on the Pilot. Easy access to all the connections made it a worthwhile project to save time and money. 98243



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2012 Honda Pilot

Works fine. The only complaint is that the wiring harness doesn’t appear to “clip” into place so I am always concerned that the harness will disconnect while driving. Please advise if I am “missing something” with regard to securing the harness to plug. Other than that, works well! 570022


Comments

Ill assume youre speaking of the point where the harness plugs into the rear of the 7-way. Theres actually a gray locking clip on the harness that should be slid in place once the connection is in place, which secures the connection.

-- Mike L - 09/29/2018

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2012 Honda Pilot

The product, OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness with 7-Way Connector - 118265, was exactly what I needed. I installed this myself in a 2012 Honda Pilot EX-L that comes with an incomplete tow package (no wiring harness). Installation was easy with the instructions and a little research. All plugs were exact fits. I used a hole saw and cut on the opposite side of the hitch since the harness reached without issue. The application is a little different than the Honda configured cutout. I purchased 4 each of screws, washers, and lock nuts for less than a dollar and secured the connector. I had a mechanic test the connection and everything checked out. 102389


Comments

Hi Casey, I have the exact same pilot, and I am confused about what i actually need for the wiring. Some sites indiacte i need to take out the third row, open up a panel, and do some installations inside the vehicle. Form the comments here, it sounds like all that is required is to plugg the harness into the existing receptacle behind the bumper and install the 7 pin plug on the bumper beside the hitch. Did you have to do the long way or the easy way?Dustin

-- comment by: Dustin - 08/30/2014

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Dustin - Connections that are made inside are through the panel which are accessible without removing seats. I think I just laid the third row down for access. The other connection is behind the bumper. Its an easy application as far as harnesses go. Cutting the hole and fitting plug was the most difficult part. A dremel type tool for cutting and shaping the cutout is recommended.

-- comment by: Casey B - 09/02/2014

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2014 Honda Pilot

Needed a trailer wiring kit for my 2014 Honda Pilot EX. I am not mechanically inclined, so excuse me for some of the things that may not make sense to you. After reading all the great reviews contributed by the customer plus a few videos on the web, I felt I should be able to handle this task. This product gets 4 starts instead of 5 due to the fittings of the 7 way plug and the black box module. First, there was a variance with the 7 way plug mount. As most of the reviewers used 1/4"-20 sized screws, these were too wide for the kit I received. I ended up replacing them with 10-24 x 3/4 stainless and 10-24 stainless Hex nut with #10 stainless washers. I am sure Nylock's may be fine but I do not have experience with them or removing them. The rivets are a great idea but they are a pain to remove if you need to remove this mount one day. Used a 2" hole saw and cut a piece near the top of the mount. I wanted as much flat surface as possible, and drilled the holes with a 3/16" bit. Next I located the plug under the car that connects to the 7 Way. Just remember it's on the driver side behind the exhaust pipe. This is probably the worst part of the install, or I would call the Grey plug of death. Most videos will show people trying to remove it and cut to the part where it's removed... I guess all the cursing and the head banging was edited out. I tried to pull it apart with an adjustable wrench and it did not budge. Tried to push the long grey clip near the wire to see if it will release, no deal. At this point frustration will set it and you feel compelled to rip the thing apart with whatever tools you have... don't. First get a flat headed screwdriver and gently release the blue tab that holds the plug. Then again, "gently" pull it off the car and wrap the wire around the exhaust to the back of the bumper. You must remove the blue tab off the plug, push on the small release tab on top and push the blue tab off. The blue tab acts like a locking mechanism, it keeps the plug from separating. Apply some dielectric grease and connect to the 7 way wire. Run the wire under the bumper and plug it into the 7 way mount. Before you do that, push back on the gray tab on the top and apply some dieletric grease, plug it in and push the lock in. Like previous reviews, this plug does not fit perfectly so the locking mechanism on mine was useless. It sits tight enough though. Use zip ties to secure the wires, you don't want it to flop or when it comes time to use the spare tire, you don't want the tire to rip the wire off the mount. Onto the black box. On left side of truck, open the hatch, and open the inside hatch. Use a flat head screwdriver and pry open the fuse hatch. If don't have a silver box inside the big hatch, use you left hand to install the white plug.. if you have a silver box like me, you have no choice but to install the black box with one hand. Locate the white plug inside the fuse hatch, take the white plug on the black box and attach it with your hand, palm side up. The wire is stiff enough where it will line up and make sure you hear the click. Push the wire back and slide the black box along the metal clip until the tab locks in. My box didn't fit along the clip, so I zip tied around the black box and slid the box where the tab goes under the zip tie. Open your hood, it's the fuse box to the right next to battery. Open and install the fuse. Test the lights and you are good to go. I painted the screws so it matches. So it loses a star due to the poor manufacturing of the 7 way and the black box. The product is great and etrailer gets 5 stars. Good luck with the install, should take less than an hour if you can remove the blue tab quickly and get the right screws. 394566


Comments

Product still working great and holding up. Only complaint, if I had one was the connection I mentioned, it didn’t not click and lock like it was suppose to.. but as long as it was tight, it’s fine. Another great product from etrailer Thank you for asking

Bill L - 06/27/2018

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2015 Honda Pilot

I, like so many others, think that the product itself is great and that the instructions are seriously deficient. I read them completely, and only by reading most of the reviews got much of the information I needed. Especially regarding the connector beneath the rear bumper. If the instructions had said to slide it forward to release it from the clip holding it to the vehicle, I would have saved a good 25 minutes putting it all together. As far as the hole for the 7-way goes, I traced the circle around the connector with a pen, and pushed a utility knife through the plastic on the vehicle to remove a section. I stayed on the tight side, and when I poked out the circle, I found that with moderate pressure I pushed the 7 way in, and it popped in and stayed, tight, without the use of ANY screws or bolts, etc.. Maybe I was lucky? Anyway, it seems like a perfect fit, and my only complaint is the lack of thorough English step by step instructions. With that, it would definitely be 5 stars. 445401



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Honda

Great product, easy to install and a perfect alternative to the much more expensive Honda harness for my 2012 EX-L. Just a couple of things to note: 1: There is a metal tab in the AUX FUSE box that can be used to mount the black box module. The box is not a perfect fit on the tab unfortunately, but you can get creative with zip ties, etc. to make it work. 2: The grey connector attached above the driver side exhaust tip has a release lever on the back. You can't see it, but it's there and once you're able to move the lever, the connector will release so you can remove the factory cap and connect the 7-way harness to it. Afterwards, just slide it back into the original location and listen for the engagement click. Also, I was not too excited about drilling a 2 inch hole in my bumper and the additional four holes to mount the receptacle into the factory "punch-out" location like many others here did, and instead came up with a different option. I crafted a sturdy mounting bracket from some aluminum stock and attached the receptacle to the mount point right behind and next to the punch-out in the bumper. I like this better as it's concealed, required no drilling and is still easy to access. Pic attached of what I did. 103647


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There is a bracket and hardware kit thats sold separately, over in the related parts section, that includes a bracket and all the needed hardware. Its part # PK12711U-26
Mounting Bracket and Installation Hardware - Pollak 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector - Vehicle End
$6.84
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-- Patrick B - 08/29/2014

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This harness was well built and east to install. It worked very well. 725605



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2012 Honda Pilot

What a beautiful, well thought out and design for a complete modular towing harness! You guys are the best!!!! I will recommend your product to everyone I know that’s looking for a great wiring harness. Great job! Sincerely, Joseph Ballard 719139



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Great Product! I purchased the kit for my 2013 Honda Pilot. All the pieces needed to complete assembly was included in kit and the directions for assembly was easy to follow. 718730



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Product worked the day I installed it, and has survived through a winter without any issue. You may need to purchase an adapter for 3-way trailer light systems, but that's pretty inexpensive. I was able to install this in under 30 minutes. 715709



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Event just like it said it would, took and 15 mins to install 705964



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2013 Honda Pilot

I have a 2013 Honda Pilot EX-L. The wiring harness was easy to install. The hardest thing was getting the cap off the Honda installed wiring. Watching the Video beforehand made the installation easy. I bought the 7-way wiring kit and then bought a 7-way plug adapter for 4 & 5 plug wires. We plan to pull our Jetski with the Pilot and it's a 4 plug on the trailer. After installation, we hooked it up to the Jetski trailer and everything worked great. Good product and easy to use. 699544



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2012 Honda Pilot

This is about as close to plug and play as you can get for a car (2012 Pilot). I followed the directions, found where the various cables, relays, and fuses needed to be plugged in, and was able to put it together in under an hour. The most time consuming part of the process was cutting a hole in the bumper next to the hitch and mounting the plug. I installed it on a Thursday and went camping on a Friday. I also purchased along with this a Tekonsha brake controller and wiring adapter. All of them worked perfectly together and made pulling the trailer- and braking- a breeze. 691641



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Honda Pilot

This was an easy install. My Honda Pilot was already wired back to the hitch, so all I needed to do was add the easy plug in wiring and bam done! 680603



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Fit perfectly and took about 10 minutes to install. It comes with everything you need. Even an amateur can follow the directions and install this with ease. 679492



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Honda Pilot

Worked perfectly. Installation is a little tricky, but that's due more to the Honda Pilot than the product. Appreciate the good customer service, too. 677564



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I was very happy. with the wiring harness that I purchased. It was easy to install and it works great! 674883



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I received the product on time. The product looked and felt quality. The installation instruction was excellent. I cannot go any further because I installed it on my wife's car as back-up. So far I only towed my boat with my car. 674869



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Everything as described, could have come with 4 small notes and bolts to mount 7way receiver, but otherwise fit very well. 667017



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Excellent product. Installation very easy. Works great. Quality materials. 665248



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EXACTLY as advertised! The instructions were very clear and accurate. Took me less than 30 minutes from start to finish. Really nice when something goes exactly as expected 664972



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Very good knowledge of product line and product support for installation. Highly recommend over dealer sold product. Great company. 663692



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2015 Honda Pilot

Product fit perfect everything went smooth . Only tools needed really was a screwdriver , a drill and a 2” hole saw bit( to drill hole out for receiver). Best tip for install is when you take out the factory wiring harness Capp under the vehicle by the exhaust is to unclip it from the frame . If not you will fight taking it off. Thanks etrailer !! 663575



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Easy install. Works great. 661489



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2014 Honda Pilot

Planning on testing some camper trailers over the next several months and needed to install a wiring harness for a Honda Pilot. Purchased the 7 pin harness and within 48 hours it was at my door. Followed the instructional video online (thank you!) and was able to get it installed within an hour. Three steps - the fuse (easy - takes seconds), the converter (easy to find, hard to get your hand into the cargo slot, but still took less than a minute), and the harness (hardest part was removing the protective cap from the vehicle part of the assembly - took me a while to get it off). The last step was to install the mounting bracket (separate purchase FYI) and that took a little more skill. etrailer service and communication is excellent. Thanks again for the full spectrum of service. 652565



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2015 Honda Pilot

Needed a harness for my 2015 Honda Pilot LX and didn’t want to pay a king’s ransom for dealer parts and install. Ordered from etrailer and got a deal. Came with everything I needed and also had excellent, easy to understand instructions. Works perfectly. 650284



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2013 Honda Pilot

I purchased a trailer hitch light kit for my 2013 Honda Pilot and was very pleased with the kit, installation and delivery. It was exactly what I needed. 647923



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2014 Honda Pilot

Great product and fast shipping. 645300



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2014 Honda Pilot

The wire kit 118265 for 2014 pilot was easy to install and works perfect. l Larry 642573



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Product was exactly as described and arrived exactly when needed. Directions are definitely not for the novice, as mechanical acumen is needed to identify the electrical pathways. However, the total install time does not exceed an hour, even with with some modifications to the exact vehicle model. Very pleased with this supplier. Thx! 642492



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Their website was very easy to use! Everything I was looking for was easy to find and exactly what I needed. I will be shopping here again! 641763



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2012 Honda Pilot

My adventure of connecting my 2012 Pilot to its pre-wired system was heading off the cliff. After several viewings of videos, visits to Pilot-oriented websites, ordering two kits from different companies and returning both of them due to missing parts, I finally looked at what Honda actually installed as "tow ready" wiring, and found etrailer.com. I read their Q&A section and then placed my order. All the parts where there, they fit, and after a few choice words directed at Honda regarding the ridiculous design of its dummy connector near the exhaust pipe, I am tow-happy! A word of caution: I strongly suggest that you take a look at the actual wiring configuration you have on your Pilot. The 2012 has different configurations! And there is confusion in the market and in Q&A sections regarding Kit #118265 and kit #118558. The two 118265 kits I had previously ordered only had one relay (same mfg). The kit I ordered from etrailers.com (from the same mfg) contained a sealed bag with wiring harnesses, pink fuse, one relay and some tie wraps. What I likened to be as an after-thought, was that someone tossed in the second relay before closing the kit. As for installation instructions, again, know what you have and where it is located because you will find different instructions out there. Here is how it went for me: To access the Aux Fuse panel, I just dropped both sets of rear seats. The little access panel was on the left sidewall panel. With room for only for one hand, I had to reach inside the the Aux Fuse compartment at the left rear of the vehicle, connect the wiring hardness (white connector) with my left hand while holding a flashlight in my right hand. Then, I had to cram the entire harness and relay box into the same compartment. The black relay box slid over the pre-existing bracket. Next came the gray plug near the tailpipe. I now see why some people chose to take apart their cargo trim panel in order to access the plug. I wasn't about to do that, so I got comfortable under the vehicle, propped my head up on my rolled yoga mat, watched a video (3 times) that showed me how to first remove the plug from the clip and then remove the dummy plug. This was the time when the choice words flew. That took 1/2 an hour. After that, plugged in the pink fuse, hooked up the trailer and everything worked! Yea me! And yea for etrailer.com :) 640060



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Fit was good and easy to install still work good after one year 636717



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Everything just plugged into existing plugs on my vehicle, although there’s poor reviews about the quality of the instructions there’s online videos that cover the entire installation which are much more useful than diagrams. 634645



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One of the easiest wiring kits that I have ever installed. Works great. 625460



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This trailer harness is easy to install and works great. It looks factory! I highly recommend! Price is reasonable too! You don’t have to go to [trailer rental location] and pay them to [rig up] a harness back there. You can do this yourself with this kit 621948



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Easy installation and clear instructions! Works great! 619735



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Grewst product , easy too install 617347



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Exactly what I needed and easy to insta ll. 610623



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Very easy to install. Took about 15/20 minutes for the entire installation. 610314



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This is the second time I've ordered a wiring kit from etrailer, and once again I'm very happy with the product and service. I'm especially grateful for the online installation help. Everything installed as described and worked. 610027



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Great product no problems fair price. 607727



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2014 Honda Pilot

Worked perfectly and is still going str ong. 605414



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2012 Honda Pilot

The most difficult part of this install was the grey connector cap near the muffler hanger. feel where the plug attaches to the car, push tab and slide off of the hanging bracket. then when the whole piece is hanging down you have marginally better access to the cover piece. to remove it squeeze the plug near where wires enter into plug and pull the cap off. it is tight and will not come easily. had i had my camera i would have taken photos of this part. it is the least described part of the install process. also the metal bracket purchased for the bumper cover support, was provided with bolts that were too short for the bottom half. in the end I just deleted it from the install. would not purchase that part again. 602417



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  • 7-Way Trailer Wiring Kit for 2015 Honda Pilot
  • The 7-way wiring harness you can use in your 2015 Honda Pilot is the Tekonsha kit # 118265. This is a custom-fit item made specifically for your Pilot with factory tow package. This kit includes the 7-way socket, harness, converter box, and relays. Please refer to the linked review video for more information on this kit.
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  • Recommended Trailer Wiring Harness For 2014 Honda Pilot
  • If the trailer you wish to tow has a 7-way connector, the wiring harness I recommend is part # 118265. If you just need a 4-way trailer connector on your 2014 Pilot, the wiring harness you need is part # 118558.
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a Trailer with a 2015 Honda Pilot
  • All of the 2015 Honda Pilot models come with a 2 inch Class III trailer hitch receiver. For your wiring, I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 7-Way Trailer Connector # 118265. This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your Honda Pilot's factory tow package wiring harness. The connection point for the 7-way harness is located behind the rear bumper. The converter plugs into the factory wiring harness in your cargo area, on the driver's side. Once you've...
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  • Recommended Trailer Tow Harness For 2014 Honda Pilot
  • We have a solution to your question. However, this particular tow harness, part # HM40155, fits 1999-2001 Ford Super Duty Trucks and does not fit your 2014 Honda Pilot. I recommend the Curt Wiring Harness, part # C56170, as the best fit for your needs. The Curt harness is built with surface-mount technology (SMT) that makes it smaller than "traditional" circuit boards. SMT eliminates the need for leads and performs well under rough road conditions and/or excessive vibration. Several...
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  • 4-Pole Wiring Harness for 2017 Honda Pilot and 5-Pole Adapter for Trailer with Surge Coupler
  • We do offer 4-pole trailer wiring kits for the 2017 Honda Pilot, shown on the linked page, such as # 118760. This is the kit I recommend since we find Tekonsha wiring products to be very reliable. 4-pole type trailer wiring carries three lighting circuits (plus a ground, on the 4th pin) but does not carry any other type of trailer signals such as power for electric trailer brakes. The circuits on a 4-pole are for running lights (brown wire), left turn/stop lights (yellow wire) and right...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a 7-way and a 4-Way at the Rear of a 2015 Honda Pilot
  • To be able to have both a 7-way and a 4-way connector will first require you to install the part # 118265 on your 2015 Honda Pilot and then replace the 7-way connector of the kit with the part # HM40975. This will plug right into the 7-way connector to replace it with a connector that includes both a 4-way and a 7-way.
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  • Recommended 7-Way Trailer Connector for 2015 Honda Pilot
  • The aftermarket equivalent to the Honda 08L91-SZA-100A would be the Tow Ready # 118265. The Tow Ready harness is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Honda Pilot. This will provide quite a cost savings over what your Honda dealer would charge.
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  • Tow Ready 7-Way Connector Recommendation for a 2013 Pilot EX-L
  • I spoke with my contact at Tow Ready and they confirmed that the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 118265 will work on your 2013 Honda Pilot and will be everything you will need to have a 7-way at the rear of your vehicle. I attached a copy of the installation instructions for you to check out also.
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  • Trailer Wiring and Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2015 Honda Pilot
  • The T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118265 comes with everything needed to install a 7-Way on a 2015 Honda Pilot, but it does not come with any brake controller ports. To install an aftermarket brake controller in your vehicle it will have to have the port already or have one from a Honda dealer installed. The correct harness to use once you have the port would be part # 3070-P. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best...
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  • Towing Trailers with 4-Way Flat and 5-Way Flat Trailer Connectors with a 2014 Honda Pilot
  • The best way to be able to tow both the 4-Way and 5-Way trailers with your 2014 Honda Pilot is to use the 7-Way harness # 118265 and then use an adapter, # TR20141. Normally a 5-Way trailer connector can plug into a 4-Way vehicle side connector but you will lose that one function. Usually the 5th function is for a reverse electric lockout on a trailer that has surge brakes. Without that function you would not be able to back up the trailer without the brakes engaging. It is possible...
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  • Can Tow Ready # 118265 For 2012 Honda Pilot Be Installed on 2012 Acura MDX
  • The wiring systems of the 2012 Pilot and Acura MDX are different enough that the # 118265 isn't a fit for the MDX. The procedure for installing a 7-way on your MDX wouldn't be as simple but it could certainly be done. The Pilot and MDX are fairly closely related, but not so close that the two would interchange tow package elements. You'd begin by installing a 4-pole trailer connector using part # 118424. How you'd proceed from there would depend on your trailer. If your trailer doesn't...
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  • 7-Way Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2014 Honda Pilot without Factory Tow Package
  • For your 2014 Honda Pilot you can use trailer wiring harness # 118265 to add a 7-Way trailer connector to the back of the vehicle. I have linked a video review of this harness for you.
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  • 7-Way to 5-Way Adapter Needed for Towing a Boat Trailer with a 2013 Honda Pilot
  • We do have a few options to use so that you can tow your boat trailer with your 2013 Honda Pilot. Using an adapter like the Optronics # A75TB is a viable option that utilizes that 5th pin for the reverse light function. This will activate the reverse lockout solenoid on your surge brake actuator if you have one. The better option would be to use the Hopkins Endurance Multi-Tow Trailer Connector Adapter # HM47570. This plugs right into the7-Way on your T-One # 118265 and gives you...
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  • Will 7-Way Trailer Wiring # 118265 Fit a 2012 Honda Pilot LX without Factory Tow Package
  • Whether your 2012 Honda Pilot has the factory tow package or not you can add the 7-Way harness # 118265 to either one. So since you need a 7-Way for your camper you would go ahead and use # 118265. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Installing the Tow-Pro Elite on a 2012 Honda Pilot
  • Vehicle manufacturers have made it very confusing as to what has the "tow package" and what doesn't. Some models include a transmission cooler, a trailer hitch, and wiring, while others may only have an extra transmission cooler like what you have. I can let you know how you can test to see what you have but without testing the only way to really know what you have is to call your local Honda dealer with your VIN. We do have both the T-One # 118265 that you purchased and the T-One #...
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2013 Honda Pilot
  • The Prodigy P2 # 90885 is an excellent choice, being one of our most popular and easy to use brake controllers of all time. To install the brake controller, first look under the dash under the steering column over the brake pedal as shown in the diagram and photo I've provided. If you can find the brake controller install connector, your install will be super easy. You'll need the brake controller wiring adapter harness, part # 3070-P and the trailer connector assembly, part # 118265. If...
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  • 4-Way Flat Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2012 Honda Pilot to Tow a Small Trailer
  • We do have a trailer wiring kit for the 2012 Honda Pilot that includes a 4-Way flat wiring harness. However, to make it fully functional you do need all of those parts you see. The 4-Way version is # 118558. The reason all of the parts are needed is because there is no converter or relays connected at the forward installation point, see instructions, on the vehicle. Without that installed, there will be no power going back to the 4-Way.
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Recommendation for 2015 Honda Pilot Towing 17-ft 3200-lb Camper
  • Trailer brake controllers come in both time-delay and proportional types, the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885 being an example of the latter. Generally we suggest proportional controllers over the time-delay type since they deliver more even braking action and tend to reduce the wear and tear on both the tow vehicle's and trailer's brakes. The linked article on brake controllers will give you further background on the advantages of each type. The Prodigy P2 is an excellent and popular unit...
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  • Trailer Wiring and Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2013 Honda Pilot
  • You need a 7-way and a brake controller for your 2013 Honda Pilot. The part # 118265 would be the correct 7-way to use so you are on the right track. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and applies a proportionate amount to the trailer...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Options for a 2012 Honda Pilot with or without a Factory Tow Package
  • The wiring harness fora 2012 Honda Pilot that did not come with a factory tow package (that would have included a trailer connector) is # 118558. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. this will provide you with the basic light functions used on a trailer: left and right turn signals, brake lights, and running lights. Wiring harness # 118265 is designed to replace a broken or lost OEM trailer connector if the vehicle came with one from the factory.
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  • Troubleshooting Tow Ready OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness # 118265 in 2013 Honda Pilot
  • My technical contact at TowReady advised that they have no reported issues with this particular harness in the application in a 2013 Honda Pilot. Based on the symptom you report (a driver-side tail light that stays on no matter what trailer is connected and no matter what light function is activated) he suggested that it could be that one or both of the relays included in this kit is damaged. You can try swapping the two black relays to see if the problem changes sides on the vehicle....
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Options for 2013 Honda Pilot EX-L
  • We offer trailer wiring harnesses for your 2013 Honda Pilot whether or not it came equipped with the factory tow package. The simplest way to find out how your vehicle is equipped is to provide your VIN to your local Honda dealer; he can look up the VIN to see how the vehicle was equipped from the factory. However, the two parts noted below will work in either case. If you need a 4-pole flat trailer connector on your Pilot you can use Tow Ready harness # 118558. If your trailer needs...
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  • Wiring Harness for 2012 Honda Pilot with Factory Hitch
  • We have great wiring harness options for your 2012 Honda Pilot. If your trailer has a 4-Way flat trailer connector, you will want the Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118558. This wiring harness for your Pilot will not require any cutting or splicing of wires to install. The converter and converter harness will instill inside the cargo area behind a panel and the 4-Way harness will install into a gray plug under the vehicle bumper on the driver's side. If your trailer has...
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  • Installation Instructions for Trailer Wiring on a 2014 Honda Pilot
  • We don't have an install video for the wiring harness part # 118265 that you referenced. I attached a link to the install instructions for you to check out though. It will walk you through the entire process.
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  • OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness W/ 7-way Connector for 2014 Honda Pilot
  • I spoke with my Tow Ready representative, and was able to confirm for you that the Tow Ready # 118265 IS indeed a fit for the 2014 Honda Pilot. Going with the aftermarket harness would provide a large cost savings over the Honda part.
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  • 7-Way Trailer Connector for a 2013 Honda Pilot
  • Since you never really know what you might end up needing to tow, I would install the 7-Way, # 118265, on your 2013 Honda Pilot. Then if you needed to tow a trailer that had a 4-Way flat you can just plug in an adapter, # PK12716. This is much easier than installing a 4-Way and then using an adapter to go to a 7-Way, which would require more work to get it all functional.
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  • Can Tekonsha 7-Way Kit for 2018 Honda Pilot Attach to Factory Trailer Wiring Port 2018 Honda Pilot
  • For your 2018 Honda Pilot the 7-way kit is the T-One part # 118286. I attached a picture that shows how a customer attached the 7-way of this kit to his 2018 Pilot just like yours.
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 2012 Honda Pilot
  • We have trailer wiring harnesses available for your 2012 Honda Pilot, but to pick out the correct one you will need to know which trailer connector you have on your vehicle. If you have a 4-way you would want a Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118558. This connector is characterized by a flat connector with 4 wires coming out of it. Most likely this the harness you would need. If you have a 7-way on your trailer you would want a Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Harness...
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  • Recommended Trailer Connector for 2014 Honda Pilot
  • To install a 7-way trailer connector on your 2014 Pilot, you'll need part # 118265. You won't need a bracket, as there's an area along side the hitch that can be opened up with a 2 inch hole saw. If you'd rather not do that, you can use a mounting bracket like # PK12711U can be used. The 7-way would plug into the connector you found under the vehicle, you'll need to remove the protective cap before you can plug the 7-way into the connector. The rest of the procedure is explained in the...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller Install on a 2013 Honda Pilot with 3070-P Harness
  • In the instructions for the brake controller wiring harness # 3070-P for the 2013 Honda Pilot, if the vehicle did not come with a factory tow package there may be additional fuses and relays needed to make everything fully functional. What I recommend is to go ahead and use the vehicle owners manual to find the locations for any and all fuse/relay locations related to the tow package and brake controller wiring. There very well could be something missing. If it is a relay, it may be one...
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