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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. Powered ModuLite reduces strain on wiring system. Call 800-298-1624 to order Tekonsha custom fit vehicle wiring part number 118461 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 - 118461

  • Custom Fit
  • Trailer Hitch Wiring
  • 4 Flat
  • Powered 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. Powered ModuLite reduces strain on wiring system.


Features:

  • Provides a 4-way flat trailer connector at the back of your vehicle to power your trailer's signal lights
    • 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
  • Includes ModuLite to ensure that your vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailer
    • Powered module connects directly to battery to avoid overloading vehicle's electrical system
  • Constructed of 16-gauge bonded wire
  • Comes with dust cap for 4-way flat connector


Specs:

  • Maximum amperage:
    • Stop/turn lights: 2.1 amps per circuit
    • Tail lights: 4.2 amps per circuit
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Installation

This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your vehicle's wiring harness, which is located in your rear cargo area, either behind the driver's-side tail light assembly or in the spare tire compartment. You will need to remove paneling to access this harness.


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.


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.



118461 Tow Ready T-1 T-Connector - 4 Wire - Modu-Lite

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T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - 118461

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (314 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. Powered ModuLite reduces strain on wiring system.

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1999 Subaru Outback Wagon

Installed on 1999 Subaru Outback. The wiring harness was a simple plug in, by the left tailight, but a little tricky to get it to run out of the car. There actually was an oval rubber body plug up under the fender that you can just barely see from inside, and you can feel from outside, that I popped out and put a hole in for the wiring harness to go through. It was also a little tricky to get back in place with the wires in it, but it ended up working out nicely. It really was an easy install, plugged in, wires run outside, fastened them to car underneath, and checked lights. It all worked,


Comments
The location of the connector plug is the same for the 1998 model Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon. I mounted the module under the panel to the left of the spare tire hatch. To remove that panel you remove the plastic trim around the tie down loops and pull the panel up. I removed some of the styrofoam under this panel to mount the module. The connector can then be fished easily up to the tail light connector. The 4 flat connector can then easily be routed out through the rubber plug at the bottom right of the spare tire well.
-- comment by: Mike D - 05/20/2013


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Great product. I ordered the parts on Sunday and installed them Thursday afternoon. I watched the videos and read the instructions first. The hitch fit properly without modification or bending and installed in 35 minutes working on a creeper. The harness installed perfectly as well. NO ISSUES. Very pleased. Sorry no photos.



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Actually my 2.5 year followup. Used periodically with a trailer loaded with several tons. It's always worked great. very satisfied.



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2006 Subaru Legacy

perfect fit.you guys have a wide selection to choose from. i tried to explain "plug and play" wiring harness to my local parts distributor and they kept telling me the only thing available was "cut and splice" despite having an outlet on the car. 5 minutes on your site and i had what i needed. thanks, again



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2007 Subaru Forester

Hi Patrick, I received the harness today and had it installed within 5 minutes. I loved that I didn't have to cut, crimp, or trace any wires to get my Forester hooked up. Haven't had a chance to hook up with a trailer yet, but looking at the build quality, I don't have any reason to doubt it'll work awesome. Thanks,



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Use it almost every weekend. Works flawlessly. The connectors to hook it up where actually on the opposite side of the vehicle than the instructions said. No big deal.



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2005 Subaru Outback Wagon

Watched video, that was provided by etrailer, harness installed in less than 10 minutes.



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2006 Subaru Forester

Customer Service really helped me out on this one. I had trouble locating the wiring harness in my 06 Forester. One quick call to customer service had me squared away. BTW-the plug on an 06 Forester is located by the passenger side rear light. It is bundled up next to several other connectors. See pictures.



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2006 Subaru Forester

One of the easiest to install automotive electrical accessories I've ever seen. It took more time to empty the Subaru Forester's trunk area of shopping bags, snow shovel, etc. than it did to make the actual installation. The Subaru wiring connector was not too difficult to find. It was a matter of running my hand along the wiring harness found in the spare tire well until I felt a pronounced lump under the tape. On this particular car, the connector was in the right rear corner of the tire well.


Comments
I was a little dubious about closing the hatchback on the cable every time. However, after two seasons of using a trailer for camping trips and hauling things, Ive stopped worrying about it. I still have to make sure that the cable is in the right position before I close the lid not in the latch area and positioned so that there is just enough slack in the line to the trailer. Most of the time I have something in the trunk area that I can set on the cable to keep it in position while I close the lid.
Mark S - 06/13/2014

Thanks for the reply. I am very happy to hear that you are pleased with your Tow Ready T-One wiring Harness. If you would like there are several bracket options that will allow you to mount your 4-way directly your hitch or vehicle. I have included links to a could of examples below for you. If you would like a no-drill option you can use the # TM75475
TrailerMate No-Drill Bracket for 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Bracket - Short
$22.54
in conjunction with the # 18144
Mounting Bracket 4-Pole Flat
$14.88
to establish a 4-way mounting bracket on your hitch. For your Subaru you could see if there is a grommet below the spare tire compartment that you could slice and run your trailer wiring though. Then you can use something like the RTV 598 Silicone Gasket Maker # LT37467
Loctite RTV 598 High-Performance Silicone Gasket Maker - Black - 2.7-Fl Oz Tube
$7.95
to seal up the grommet.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 6/13/2014


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2007 Subaru Outback Wagon

Well constructed product, seems well made, but haven't had a chance to use it yet. The OEM installation instructions that came with the product were garbage. English, french and spanish were all stuffed on one side of an 8.5 x 11 page, and the one TINY photo provided for my car model didn't even come close to depicting reality... at least the reality that is my car. Throw the instructions out and watch the videos on the etrailer website and it will help immensely. I was disappointed though that the videos showed their installed product came with double sided tape to secure it, but the one i purchased has a bolt hole at the top and a zip tie, but no bolt or screw. The video and the instructions said nothing about where the product was supposed to zip tied to, or whether it should be zip tied or bolted down. The video and instructions should be updated to regard the actual product being sold. Had to knock off one of the stars. Everything else about the experience was fantastic.


Comments
Used my hitch and harness for several fishing and boat camping trips in the last year. No issues whatsoever. Thoroughly pleased with both.
Tom - 07/02/2019



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2007 Subaru Outback Wagon

2007 Outback, video accuracy to shown 2008 was great! *Whew* Worked great on test drive, do not imagine any problems will arise with time as the unit is robust and routes cleanly without pinching or strain.



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2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

This went on my 2006 Subaru Outback. It only took me 15 minutes to install. That included pulling out the side panels, connecting the wire and putting it all back together. Watch the video first and it is easy.



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2006 Subaru Legacy

My friend Ann ordered this kit for me, everything is top notch, thank you. However, the problem I have has to do with my Subaru Legacy sedan, I have tried everything to find the vehicle's plug in to install the wiring harness, there isn't one that I can find. I have been in my past a VW mechanic for many years, so unless old age is confusing me, I wonder if you might have a plan. I was originally going to wire the harness in, then I saw how nice it is and thought what a great idea, just plug it in. So, for now I am still trying to find the plug in, they have it for the wagons but not for my 2006 sedan..so far.Thank you


Comments
The wiring harness you purchased is a fit for the Legacy wagon model only, not the sedan. The sedan does not have the connector. For your vehicle, youd need part C59236 which would need to be hardwired into place.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 06/14/2019


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I received this receiver hitch, wiring harness and accessories in a very short time after I ordered them. The installation was very easy and products came with complete and understandable instructions. I was able to install this on my vehicle with a little assistance from a friend and had great success. I am very pleased with these products and will refer anybody and everybody to trailer.com for all of their trailering needs.



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2008 Subaru Outback Wagon

Easy once connector is located I just installed a hidden hitch and the T-one wiring harness on my 2008 Subaru Outback wagon. The vehicle's trailer harness connector is not where the instructions for the product say it is nor is it where previous users have noted it to be on previous models. For instance, there is no longer a side access panel to the taillight assembly. What you do is open the hatch at the back and pop up the carpeted floor panel to the left of the spare tire compartment, on the driver's side. Just pull straight up - it is attached by three plastic connectors. Then pop up, in the same way, the panel made of cardboard and rigid foam that lies beneath that carpeted floor panel. This exposes a narrow slot at the bottom outer edge of the rear compartment, in the hollow metal part of the car between the outside metal skin and and inside trim. The slot is several inches forward of the tail light. A wire bundle was barely visible at the very rear of the slot, looking like it was running to the taillight. INitially I ignored it and kept searching. But when I ultimately got around to reaching my fingers in and pulling on this wire bundle (after searching everywhere else), it turned out to not be connected to anything, but was the trailer wiring connector that had been bent into a loop at the factory and tucked into the slot. The T-One connector plugs right in. I cut out a square in the cardboard and foam base panel to run the wiring through so that the transformer box, or whatever it is, on the connector cable can fit in one of the spaces between the foam dividers that are glued to the panel and support the carpeted top panel. This way, the carpeted upper panel lays flat when snapped back into place. The cable was then routed down into the spare tire well. I cut a slice into the rubber plug at the rear of the spare tire well, as suggested by a previous user, and then a hole at the center of the rubber plug just large enough to fit the cable without distorting the rubber. I then pushed the plug back in place, with several feet of cable and the connector for the trailer now outside the vehicle. A little silicone glue around the cable where it passes through the rubber plug sealed up the spare tire well to finish the job.


Comments
Thank you for a very easy hitch to install. The wiring harness took a little time until I read the information from Craig P. and then it was a snap. Hauled 15 square bails this weekend. Thanks CD
-- comment by: Chris D - 10/15/2013

Glad to know the reveiws help and that you get your setup squared away. Happy towing!

-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 10/17/2013


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Excellent Install hooked up good very e asy



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2009 Subaru Outback Wagon

2009 Subaru Outback PZEV: Install video helped a lot, made everything easy. Wish it could show you how to attach it to the hitch without having to take it out of the car and shut the door on it all the time.


Comments
The manufacturer specifically designed the harness so the connector would be deployed from the interior of the vehicle when needed. This is typically done on small SUVs and passenger vehicles that arent usually used for towing. Installing it in this manner keeps the connector protected from damage when its not being used. The rear hatch of your vehicle has weatherstipping thats thick enough that the wire for the trailer connector wont be damaged as long as you avoid the latch area. I have the wiring harness on my van installed this way, and its still working great after 5 years.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 01/02/2019


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2009 Subaru Outback Wagon

Product arrived in good time and looks well constructed for the $. In my particular application, I had great difficulty getting the fuse block and black electrical module to sit neatly where it made the most sense as to the logical routing of the wire loom and cables. After attempting to route 4 different ways, I settled on stuffing the fuse block and electrical module into the inner body panel well beneath the drivers side tail light. I believe this part is applicable to several Subaru models and therefore, the length and spacing of the cable where the fuse block and electrical module are along the length of the wiring was not the greatest for my particular vehicle, a 2009 Outback wagon. Not bad, just could not route where I had hoped to for the neatest result.



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2007 Subaru Outback Wagon

I just finished installing the wiring harness item number 118461 in my 2007 Subaru Outback. The video that I watched indicated that the plug could be on either side of the vehicle. I had both sides apart which involved removing screws from the hanger bracket and 2 strap-down hooks on each side. Also you needed to remove the plastic edge cover that runs across the bottom. The plug was on the left side of my vehicle and had blue tape that had to be cut or removed to free it for use. One of the problems I had was that the plug on the wiring harness had 3 pins that were bent. After straightening the 3 pins, I was able to plug the two together. I also had to drill a 7/8" hole in the foam edge piece to allow the plug to pass through. The area where the cord passes along is the same area where you store the rolling trunk cover when not in use. I drilled the hole is such a way that you can store the cover and still have room for the cord. The rest of the harness just stores next to the spare tire. Not a hard job, but more time consuming than I thought it would be.



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Subaru

Excellent sevice. I ordered by phone,and I was connected to a very pleasant individual who had obviously grown up speaking English-which in this day and age means something to me. Product order was taken quickly and accurately,the item I ordered ( a plug&play trailer wiring harness for my Subaru ) arrived as scheduled. Unlike several other reviewers here have mentioned,I didn't get an instructional DVD,but the printed instructions were more than adequate. Installation was easy enough to make me suspicious,but I ought not to have worried. The item fit like the instructions said it would,and worked as advertised the first time. Since I'm in the middle of a move,and need that trailer to move stuff,that meant a lot. I'm not an electrician,and my previous attempts at wiring 12v systems have ranged from entertaining (for the neighbors) to outright disastrous. Accurate product descriptions are things I value a great deal. None of that happened this time,and I was very relieved. Based on my-admittedly limited-experience with this firm,I would not hesitate to order more of their products,and I will cheerfully recommend them to anyone needing trailer accessories. Since the trailer is now up and running,I can make more than one trip a day to the new place,and since that means that my dog gets extra rides,she's pleased as well.



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Shipping - The hitch, ball mount-kit, wiring harness, and brush all arrived quickly in a single, heavy-duty cardboard box. The packaging was excellent! There had to have been a hundred heavy-duty staples used to secure everything. Installation - The video and paper instructions were spot-on and made the install much more straight forward. For two non-mechanics, it took us about 2 hours from the time we pulled the car into the garage until all the tools were put away to install the hitch, wiring harness, and mount the balls on the sleeves. We did not lift the car might have made it a little easier but totally doable. The only actual difficulty we had was pulling the rubber muffler mounts off. A little lubrication helps. Reinstalling them is easier.


Comments
All items continue to work well with no issues.
Dan S - 11/08/2018



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2003 Subaru Forester

Arrived promptly after ordering. Was the right product for my 2003 Forester. Installation was simple; just a plug-in. I liked that the ground is integrated. Immediately fixed the burnt out converter on my original Subaru part (I have not yet completed testing my trailer for a short; not sure if that was the cause of the failure of my original part). It would have been nice for there to be a way to disconnect the wire from the converter to the flat 4-pole connector so it could be fed easily through the rubber nipple in the bottom of the spare tire well without cutting it (I had to cut it and re-seal it to pass the connector through). The wiring harness with wrapping is thicker than the unwrapped wires on the original, so I cut a groove in the bottom of the foam trim to allow space from the connector in the right rear area where it lives to the spare tire well. Even with these extra needs, installation took only 25 minutes or so.



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The wiring harness arrived as advertised. No complaints about etrailer.com.



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Every thing I get from etrailer is top notch. My car had a trailer hitch & wiring that the previous owner had U-Haul install. The trailer lights were on even when the ignition was off. I ordered the trailer light wiring from etrailer and installed it and problem solved. Thanks etrailer for really good products & instructions.



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Outstanding quality and so easy to install. The online videos are worth a thousand words...My install looks as neet as the one in the video.


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  • Will the Tekonsha T-One # 118461 Carry the Emergency Flasher Signal on a 2009 Subaru Outback Wagon
    Yes, the Tekonsha T-One # 118461 uses a standard 4-Way Flat connector which carries running lights, left brake/turn signal, right brake/turn signal, and the ground. The flasher signals would draw off both the left brake/turn signal and the right brake/turn signal. This is a confirmed fit for your 2009 Subaru Outback Wagon and I have attached an installation video for you to reference. If you don't already have lights I recommend the MaxxTow Magnetic Tow Lights # MT70097. These don't...
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    The Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, part # 118461 is designed to fit both the 2000 and 2006 Outback Wagon as long as it is not a Sport model. After connecting the T-One harness you should not show any current on any of the pins unless they are activated like stepping on the brake or using the turn signals. If you have all of the connections secure and the key is off and you are showing current on one of the trailer connector pins, there is probably a short in one of the circuits...
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    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75560 is a confirmed fit for your 2005 Outback wagon. It will have a ground clearance of 10 inches from the bottom of the lip on the receiver tube. If you will be towing with this hitch receiver, I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118461. This installs to factory wiring inside the cargo area behind the trim on the driver's side. I've attached a video...
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    For your 2008 Subaru Outback Wagon LL Bean with dual exhaust, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Receiver Hitch # 75560. This is confirmed to fit your vehicle and we have also had customers install this hitch onto their LL Bean Model with the dual exhaust and reported no interference issues. This 2 inch hitch will provide a 400 pound tongue weight and 4,000 pound towing weight capacity, although I also recommend checking the vehicle's capacities as listed in the owner's manual....
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    The difference between the Curt Hitches part # C120383 and part # C12038 is that the # C120383 comes with a ball mount that you would use for towing and the other hitch does not. Either hitch would fit your 2005 Subaru Forester. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. Then you will need to add a properly sized ball and the wiring. Those items are not included with the hitch. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. For trailer wiring...
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