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T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector

T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 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 existing wiring - no cutting, splicing or tapping required. Includes tail light converter. Call 800-298-1624 to order Tekonsha custom fit vehicle wiring part number 118343 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 with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring reviews from real customers.
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Tekonsha Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring - 118343

  • Custom Fit
  • Trailer Hitch Wiring
  • 4 Flat
  • Converter
  • Tekonsha

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom wiring harness. T-One connector plugs directly into existing wiring - no cutting, splicing or tapping required. Includes tail light converter.


Features:

  • Provides a 4-way flat trailer connector at the back of your vehicle to power your trailer's signal lights
    • Compatible with 5-pole, 6-pole and 7-pole adapters (sold separately)
  • Connects quickly and easily - no cutting or splicing of wires
    • Locate connection points behind tail lights
    • Plug in T-connector
  • Includes a tail light converter to ensure that your vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailer
  • Constructed of 16-gauge bonded wire
  • Comes with dust cap for 4-way flat connector


Specs:

  • Maximum amperage:
    • Stop/turn lights: 2.1 amps per circuit
    • Tail lights: 4 amps per circuit
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Installation

This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your vehicle's wiring harness, which is located behind the driver's-side and passenger's-side tail lights. You will have to remove the tail light assemblies to access this harness.


T-One Connection Location Points Behind Tail Lights

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


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


Tail Light Converter

A tail light converter 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. The tail light converter combines the brake and turn signal functions of your automobile so that they run on one wire to properly activate your trailer's tail lights. Note: This will not affect how the tail lights on your vehicle operate.



118343 Tow Ready T-1 T-Connector - 4 Wire

Installation Details 118343 Installation instructions

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T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - 118343

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (100 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 existing wiring - no cutting, splicing or tapping required. Includes tail light converter.

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The directions weren't completely accurate or fully encompassing. With knowledge of trailer wiring and the vehicle wiring, it's easily figured out, but the directions have simple mistakes. This wasn't quite "plug and play" due to no access panel to easily route the trailer plug to the exterior of the van. In order to not make a large hole, I cut the wires to the exterior plug and ran just the wires through the body, rather than having to feed the large plug through.



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Excellent product. Exact fit. Pre drilled holes made it easy for this 67 year old woman to install. Good quality. I also ordered the light kit for my 2003 Ford Escape. Easy to install with provided instructions.


Comments
Still towing
Alice B - 07/02/2021


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Product works and was easy to install with a video guide. Written instructions were extremely confusing. I'm not sure what to do with the grounding wire though,because my 03 Escape did not have a predrilled hole for it...?


Comments
Thank you for your review! You can just use the metal screw that came with the kit to attach the ground into the sheet metal behind the taillight.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 08/11/2021


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Excellent harness



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2001 Ford Escape

Great product, fits well on my 2001 Ford Escape. If I'm need another I will purchase from etrailer Corp again. I'll recommend this product to anyone who is in need of this product. Was very easy to install, great for my hauling, help me to move items with ease with my pull behind trailer. HLS


Comments
Product is still great, no issues with hauling. I absolutely love it.
Henry - 12/29/2018



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Price a little high, but it's custom fitted for my 03 Ford Escape. It's not that complicated either, thanks



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2002 Mazda Tribute

I am very pleased with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver and the ball mount I ordered . I use my trailer frequently to haul lumber, fencing, and riding lawnmower, the product is of good quality and I recommend etrailer



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2003 Ford Escape

Ordered this hitch for my 2003 ford Escape. Placed order Sunday eve standard shipping and received wed. Very happy with the product. Drove the rear wheels up on ramps and installed in about 35 min. Slightly difficult by myself but is possible if you hold one side with you foot! I ordered the bolt guide wire which was to lose but twisted it to tighten the spring end so there was no chance of the carriage bolt getting stuck. The wiring loom was plug and play. Whole install hitch and wiring took 1 hour with the help of you tube video.



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When I usually put a trailer wiring harness in I buy the local stuff and then go through all the commotion of trying to get everything to work right never again, bought your product to fit my particular van watched your video then plugged it all in and it worked perfect all for a nice price !!!



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2003 Ford Escape

I was surprised how easy it was to install the trailer hitch and the wiring harness. It has worked great and saved me over $150. The pictures really helped.



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Awesome product very easy to install and works great. Total install time 15 minutes. Only tools used were screwdriver and self tapping screw. This product even supplied zip ties and double stick tape for transfer box.



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2003 Ford Escape

This was easy it took me about 1 hour since i did it by myself with 2 jack stands. I did watch a video from some one on how to do this and it helped. They don't tell you when you order or look at the pitchers of what comes with the hitch. But they do include 6 wires for the carriage bolts so you don't need to order a separate one like i did. A helpful hint if you have some small wire of any kind use it to lengthen the back 2 wires for the carriage bolts it makes it easier. That is the only thing i wish they would change is that 2 of the six wires were about 4 to 6 inches longer. this was put on a 2003 ford escape and i did not have to mess with heat shield.



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I purchased this along with a 75118 hitch. The installation was easy although I am glad I watched the installation video on this website first. The instructions that come with it tell you to take off the trim panels inside the car, this is not necessary. As the video shows, you can run the wires behind the bumper and zip tie them to the hitch. Everything went together easily and it works great.



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2002 Mazda Tribute

Mazda Tribute 2002 LX. Excellent product. I watch the installation video which was a big help. No need to get under the vehicle and get dirty. All T connectors were exact fit. My panel where the trailer connection comes through was a little different. Still, I just used my 1/2 drill bit and made 4-5 holes and made an oval for the connector to feed through. I used some black tape to repair the cut you need to make in the grommet for the new cable. For the right side, flat cable I made a "T" cut into the grommet. This allowed the grommet to close around the new cable more naturally and helped with the taping. Used it last weekend, worked like a camp!



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2001 Ford Escape

Product showed up on time and as described, was very easy install, and does the job, the only thing I would like to see different, would be that the wires were closer to the correct length, so not so much would need to be bundled. I realize these are made for many different vehicles and I take that into account, I just don't like wires that are bundled and zip tied. This is not my first purchase from etrailer and as long as they maintain the same level of service I see no reason why it will be my last.



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I bought a used van that had some electrical issues with the factory trailer wiring. When I came across the installation video for this product, I quickly ordered it. Once I got the item, it was VERY easy to install and works like a million bucks! No more trailer lighting worries!



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There step by step video instructions were spot on it was a very easy install and the areas where they told you to be careful with the plastic clips they weren't kidding I broke 3 of them and I was trying to be as careful as I could so besides that. It work first time



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2003 Ford Escape

Outside of my own stupidity, this was a super easy install. (I accidentally plugged the T connector into itself and the vehicle wire back on the bulb) Just an FYI to etrailer, there is a great ground connection on the drivers side if the white wire ran with the yellow one instead of finding one on the passenger side.



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2001 Ford Escape

Got the trailer wiring harness (Part # 118343) for my 2001 Escape. I watched the video, and installation was very easy. The hardest part was getting the tail lights off. Less than an hour of work and I had a great trailer hook up with no wire splicing. Now...its off to the lake with my little boat to catch some fish. Thanks for the prompt shipping and email order and shipping updates. Its ncie to do business with a company that keeps their customers updated on their order. I'll be ordering more from etrailer.com.



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Easy Installation. The video guide on this website made the installation a breeze. It took me no less than five minutes, and now with this wiring harness I Installed my tailgate light bar. This is a perfect product for any use.



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The wiring harness works great. The instructions that came with it, however, are worthless. The only correct part of the instructions is knowing the passenger side from the driver side. Use the video on etrailer.com. There is also a text of the video instructions. If not for the video, it would have taken twice as long to figure it out.



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2003 Mazda Tribute

I like it because you don't have to cut the factory wiring harness or run a battery wire like some of the other kits and the kit is complete and is not hard to install



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The harness that I bought worked perfectly without any hassle. I was very satisfied with its clean installation. THANKS!!!



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Great price, and fast shipping. It couldn't have been easier to install either. Just watched the video on this website and I understood it well. Even came with self tapping screws and zip ties. Really pleased.



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2003 Mazda Tribute

Excellent product and I would highly recommend etrailer . This company is the very best and very knowledgable!!!


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    I hope I can clarify any confusion for you on the T-One wiring harness installation. When installing the Tow Ready T-One Wiring Harness, # 118343, on your 2001 Mazda Tribute the step 3 in the installation instructions is on the passenger side of the vehicle. On the passenger side you will connect the T-One wiring harness to two points. The top connector (black) is for the running lights and brake signal which is where the T-One connector with the red and brown wire will connect. The middle...
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    It sounds like there could be one of two possible problems. First, it could be a ground issue. A weak ground can cause all sorts of issues. Make sure the ground for the converter is attached to a clean and corrosion free bare metal surface. If it already is, try moving the ground to a different location. You will also want to check the trailer side connector and wiring. If there is corrosion build up on the trailer connector that could cause problems. Make sure to check the main ground...
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    You will want to connect the Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118343 to both taillight assemblies on your 2002 Mazda Tribute. The wiring harness needs signal from both taillights so the trailer's turn signals will function properly. The 4-Pole connector provided by the 118343 harness will provide taillight, right turn/stop, and left turn/stop functions for your trailer. I have attached a help article on trailer wiring for you.
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