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T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7-Way Trailer Connector

T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 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. Connector plugs into existing wiring. Powered converter reduces strain on wiring system and is made using SMT to ensure superior performance. 1-800-496-5010 to order Tekonsha custom fit vehicle wiring part number 118288 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Tekonsha products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7-Way Trailer Connector. Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring reviews from real customers.
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Tekonsha Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring - 118288

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

Quickly and easily install a 7-way, RV-style trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. Connector plugs into existing wiring. Powered converter reduces strain on wiring system and is made using SMT to ensure superior performance.


Features:

  • Provides a 7-way, blade-style trailer connector at the back of your vehicle to power your trailer's signal lights
    • Compatible with 4-pole, 5-pole, and 6-pole adapters (sold separately)
  • Connects quickly and easily
    • Tow harness with 7-way connector plugs into connection point on the back wall of the cab
    • Plug in T-connector
  • 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 7-way flat connector


Specs:

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


Installation

This custom-fit T-connector plugs into your vehicle's wiring harness. The connection point for the 7-way harness is located towards the center of your vehicle on the back wall of the cab. The converter plugs into the gray 12-pin tow plug. 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 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.



118288 T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7 Pole Trailer Connector

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T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7-Way Trailer Connector - 118288

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (15 Customer Reviews)

Quickly and easily install a 7-way, RV-style trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. Connector plugs into existing wiring. Powered converter reduces strain on wiring system and is made using SMT to ensure superior performance.

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2019 Honda Ridgeline

Item is just as described and everything is plug and play. I installed this in my 2019 RT Ridgeline. I attached a picture of the fuse box with the fuses installed.




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Product was of good quality, directions were very helpful and delivery was very prompt.




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Etrailer is the best




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2019 Honda Ridgeline

Kit was perfect. Delivery really fast. Worked exactly as expected. Instructions on etrailer absolutely necessary and covered every detail.
Very satisfied




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Received the product. and had good instructions on how to put it on the truck.




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Worked for about a year and then failed. Producer was happy to help me replace it.




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Parts fit great and the customer service is even better!!!!




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2017 Honda Ridgeline

Worked perfectly, very pleased. Really easy to install, took less than 15 minutes. Great price too.




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Perfect fit to the OEM Socket




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Great product EZ to install!!




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Quick delivery, worked perfect. Very easy install. Thank you.




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2019 Honda Ridgeline

As described




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2019 Honda Ridgeline



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  • Locating Factory 12 Pin Connector on 2019 Honda Ridgeline to Install Tekonsha Harness
    The factory 12-pin plug where the Tekonsha Harness # 118288 will plug in on your 2019 Honda Ridgeline is located towards the center of the vehicle on the back wall of the cab. To access the plug you will open the rear driver side door and fold the bottom rear seat up into the upright position. Then remove the seat trim panel and the plug should be to the left of the green factory relays.
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  • 7-Way Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 2017 Honda Ridgeline
    Sounds like you installed a 7-way connector at the rear of your 2017 Honda Ridgeline and are looking for the intermediate harness that the 7-way would connect to. Since that's not available the only option we have would be the part # 118288 that you referenced which comes with this. You'd end up with a backup 7-way since it's included. It also includes all the relays and fuses as well.
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  • Identifying 7-Way Pin Function For Testing The Harness
    The attached diagram should help but for 7-way connector kits like # 118288, you can look at the functions clockwise. Purple is reverse lights at noon, Black is 12V battery power at 1:00, Green is Right turn and brake at 3:00, Blue is brake controller output at 5:00, White is ground at 7:00, Yellow Left turn and brake at 9:00, and Brown is tail and running lights at 11:00. A review video is attached for additional information and a help article as well.
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  • No Power to Taillight Pin on Trailer
    If you have no power to the taillight pin with the T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118288 then the issue is almost certainly that you have a blown fuse on your 2019 Honda Ridgeline. What you will need to do is check you owner's manual to find the fuse and replace it, which should remedy the issue. The only other thing that might be happening is a wire leading to that pin is somehow damaged, so that would be the other thing to look for. I have added links to a couple trailer wiring...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a 7-Way on a 2011 Honda Pilot with a 4-Way
    If you only need taillight functions (no trailer brakes), all you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way would be the # 37185 which is a simple 4-way to 7-way converter. If you want a fully functional 7-way at the rear of your 2011 Honda Pilot you would need to go with the # 118288 instead. This comes with some components you would already have, but this is the only way this is offered.
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  • Is Powered Converter Needed for Installing Trailer Wiring on a 2019 Honda Ridgeline
    The powered converter is what will send the actual power to the trailer connector so you will need to install it on your 2019 Honda Ridgeline whether you're installing the 4-Way flat or the 7-Way connector. I recommend going with the Tekonsha kits, 4-Way Part # 118778 or 7-Way Part # 118288, simply because we have found them to be the most reliable option. I'm attaching links to the installation instructions as well as our ball mount selection and a helpful article about choosing a ball...
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  • Available Trailer Wiring Harness Kits for 2017 Honda Ridgeline
    We offer wiring harness kits for your 2017 Honda Ridgeline in both the 4-pole flat and 7-way blade style configurations, both of which are shown on the linked page. Parts # C56365 and # 118288, fit vehicles with the factory tow package. The 4-pole wiring format delivers only basic lighting signals to a trailer, stop, turn and tail lights. The 7-way format includes these signals and adds three additional circuits: 12V power, trailer brake power and reverse lights. You can refer to the...
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  • Does a Brake Controller Have to Install When Installing a 7-Way on a Trailer
    Yes, you can install a 7-way without also installing a brake controller. Basically you have all of the trailer light functions covered and then later when you add a brake controller the trailer brakes would then be functional. Then for an adapter to convert the 7-way to a 4-way you'd only need the part # HM47365 and you'd be set.
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  • How Easy is It to Install Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller
    The really great thing about the Curt Echo part # C51180 is that it only requires a functional 7-way on the vehicle and a smart phone and it's good to go. So you'd just need to pair this to your phone after plugging it into the 7-way and you'd be ready to tow. You would not need to use the brake controller port on your 2017 Honda Ridgeline at all. I attached a review video for more info on this as well. If you were in need of a 7-way for your Ridgeline the Tekonsha kit part # 118288...
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  • Removing Cap of 2017 Honda Ridgeline to Install Trailer Wiring
    While we don't have a video I can hopefully explain how to remove the cap of the wiring on your 2017 Honda Ridgeline to install the trailer wiring # 118288. Remove the connector from the cross-member using a pry tool like # ALL648544. Remove the dark blue fastener from housing by sliding it rearward. Remove the protective cover taking care not to damage the locking tabs (picture with G in corner). The tabs need to be fully pushed down and released to allow the cap to come off. Insert...
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  • Does Rear Seat Need to be Removed to Install 7-Way Wiring Harness on 2019 Honda Ridgeline
    So in regards to removing the rear seat, that does not have to be done on your 2019 Honda Ridgeline to install the T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7-Way Trailer Connector # 118288. Per the directions you will need to remove the rear seat trim panel, which you can do with the Powerbuilt Trim Pad Remover # ALL648544. As for the modules, they are different so you will need to use the one that comes with the Wiring Harness # 118288.
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  • 7-Way Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 2019 Honda Ridgeline
    If you are looking for a 7-way trailer wiring connector for the rear of your 2019 Honda Ridgeline the correct part number is # 118288 which comes with everything needed to install on your vehicle. The # C56584 is a kit designed to plug inline with 7-way to provide a 5-way.
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  • 7-Way Trailer Wiring Harness that Fits 2019 Honda Ridgeline
    While the Curt part number you referenced is not the correct fit for your 2019 Honda Ridgeline we do have the Tekonsha 7-way kit part # 118288 that is a confirmed fit and would be exactly what you'd need. It comes with everything needed to install too.
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  • Troubleshooting No Power To Trailer Charge Line On a 2021 Honda Ridgeline
    If you have the factory tow package or just installed the T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118288 on your 2021 Honda Ridgeline you will need to check the charge line fuse. According to page 564 of your owners manual I see there is a 20 amp fuse in engine compartment B fuse panel at location 11. If this fuse is damaged or missing that will explain why you do not have any power. A Test Light # PTW2993 will allow you to verify that both sides of the fuse have power. In the event the...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for a 2017 Honda Ridgeline
    The brake controller that I recommend for you to use on your 2017 Honda Ridgeline is the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195. This is one of the easiest brake controllers to install and use, plus it has received numerous positive reviews from our customers. To install it in your Ridgeline you will simply need to use the Adapter # 3070-P which will give you a plug-in option. If you need a 7-Way connector, I recommend Tekonsha part # 118288. Installation instructions and some videos have been linked...
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  • Fit and Compatibility of Wiring Harness on a 2011 Honda Pilot 4WD
    Which wiring harness you need for your 2011 Honda Pilot 4WD is dependent on what you plan on plugging the harness into. The Tow Ready # 118491 and the Curt # C56365 are the custom fit harnesses that will give you a 4-way end to plug into typically a small trailer or cargo carrier with lights. The Tekonsha # 118288 is the custom fit harnesses that will give you a 7-way end socket which is typically found on larger trailers equipped with brakes. I have linked a couple of images and installation...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for 2019 Honda Ridgeline
    First let's get your 2019 Honda Ridgeline setup for a 7-way and brake controller. It sounds like you might have a 7-way already installed, but if you didn't the correct kit would be the part # 118288 which is a confirmed fit for your vehicle. The brake controller I recommend is the P3 part # 90195 that you referenced. This is the best performing controller and also the most advanced so it will do the best job for you overall. It has a screen that can display full words, the ability to save...
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  • Recommended Trailer Brake Controller For 2019 Honda Ridgeline RTL AWD
    Since your 2019 KZ escape 191 bh has a GVWR of 4000lbs it should have trailer brakes installed from the factory, so you will need to have a 7-way connector and trailer brake controller on your 2019 Honda Ridgeline AWD RTL to use the brakes. If your Ridgeline does not already have a 7-way connector installed you will need to add one using T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7-Way Trailer Connector # 118288. For a trailer brake controller I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195...
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  • Recommended 7-Way and Trailer Brake Controller for 2011 Honda Pilot
    Starting with the 7-Way for your 2011 Honda Pilot, I recommend the Tekonsha T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118288. This custom harness will plug right into the factory port located behind the rear bumper of your Pilot and provide you with a 7-Way connector. This particular kit includes the fuses and relays needed to activate the tow package so the 7-Way will be fully functional. I have attached the written installation instructions that you can also check out. Then for the brake...
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  • Recommended Towing Components for 2017 Honda Ridgeline
    For your 2017 Honda Ridgeline, there is not (as of February 2021) a trailer hitch available from any of our manufacturers. You will have to get the OEM part. We do have wiring harness options with a 4-way flat # C56365 or a 7-way # 118288 that are confirmed to fit your vehicle. You will also then need a ball mount. I recommend the etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit # 989900. This ball mount kit will come with two different size rise and drop ball mounts and also comes with the 1-7/8 inch hitch...
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  • Recommended 4-Way Flat Wiring Harness for a 2019 Honda Ridgeline
    If you are looking for only a 4-Way Flat connector for your 2019 Honda Ridgeline then I recommend the Tekonsha T-One # 118778 because it has higher amp ratings than the Curt option and we have found the Tekonsha wiring units to be the most reliable out there. This connector gives you the basic lighting functions that you need for a smaller trailer and can be mounted using the Tow Ready # 18144 and a no-drill bracket like part # 18140. Since you have a pickup I do recommend installing...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for 2019 Honda Ridgeline
    For your 2019 Honda Ridgeline the trailer wiring harness I recommend is the Tekonsha part # 118288 if you need a 7-way or part # 118778 for if you need a 4-way. These are the best wiring harness solutions as the Tekonsha brand is the most reliable option currently available due to their higher quality converter boxes. If your trailer has a 7-way and brakes you'll need a brake controller to activate them for that our best option is the P3 # 90195. This is a proportional brake controller...
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  • Changing to 4-Way and 7-Way Connector on a 2017 Honda Ridgeline
    Since your 2017 Honda Ridgeline has the factory 7-way connector on it you should have a wiring harness that has the standard to package plug. It's the harness that plugs into the back of the 7-way connector and looks like the picture I attached. If this is how your 7-way connects then you can simply unplug the factory connector and replace it with part # HM40950 that has both a 4-way and a 7-way connector in one. If your factory 7-way plugs in in some other fashion let me know. Send...
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  • Do All 2019 Honda Ridgeline Have Factory Tow Package Wiring
    The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is pre-wired to attach a 7-Way plug that powers trailer brakes but not all Honda Ridgelines have the wiring harness for a plug and play brake controller adapter. If you need a 7-way I recommend to use Tekonsha T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7-Way Trailer Connector part # 118288 which will plug into a port behind the rear bumper. It also comes with the relays needed to activate the tow package on the Ridgeline so power the circuit needed on the 7-way needed...
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