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 Subaru Forester with this custom wiring harness. T-One connector plugs directly into existing wiring - no cutting, splicing or tapping required. Call 800-298-8924 to order Tekonsha custom fit vehicle wiring part number 118467 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 - 118467

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

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


Features:

  • Provides a 4-way flat trailer connector at the back of your vehicle to power your trailer's signal lights
    • Compatible with 5-pole, 6-pole and 7-pole adapters (sold separately)
  • Connects quickly and easily - no cutting, splicing or tapping
    • Locate connection point in rear cargo area
    • Plug in connector
  • Includes ModuLite to ensure that your vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailer
  • Protective connection terminals resist corrosion
  • Comes with dust cap for 4-way flat connector
  • 10-Amp mini fuse included


Specs:

  • Maximum amperage:
    • Stop/turn lights: 2.1 amps per circuit
    • Tail lights: 5.6 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 trim panel or in the spare tire compartment. You will need to remove some interior paneling to access this harness. Once you've plugged in the connector, insert the provided fuse into the in-line fuse holder.


Once installation is complete, the 4-way flat connector will be stowed in your rear 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 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.


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This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2018 - 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

2018 - 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

2009 - 2020 Subaru Forester

2009 - 2020 Subaru Forester

2013 - 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

2013 - 2020 Subaru Outback Wagon

2013 - 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

2013 - 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

2010 - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon excluding Sport

2010 - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon excluding Sport

2016 - 2017 Subaru Crosstrek non-Hybrid models

2016 - 2017 Subaru Crosstrek non-Hybrid models

2014 - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek non-Hybrid models

2014 - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek non-Hybrid models



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


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




Video Transcript for Tekonsha Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring - Trailer Hitch Wiring - 118467 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the T1 vehicle wiring harness with the four pole flat trailer connector. This product fits certain years and models of the Subaru Forester, Cross Trek and XV Cross Trek as well as the Subaru Outback wagon. To ensure that this is a fit for your vehicle you can use the vehicle fit guide located at etrailer.com. This unit provides a four way flat trailer connector at the back of your vehicle to power your trailer's signal lights. It is compatible with five pole, six pole, and seven pole adapters. Adapters are sold separately and it's going to come with a dust cap, that way you can cover up your connection points whenever your plug's not being used.

That wiring runs to this black box right here. This is the included Modu-Lite. This is going to ensure that your vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailer. The unit's going to feature protective connection terminals to resist corrosion, that way they last a long time and they're effective for a long time. The unit's designed to connect quickly and easily, you don't have to worry about cutting or splicing any wires, just locate the connection point in the rear cargo area and plug in the connector. Now this is custom fit for your vehicle, so it's going to plug in to the port on the vehicle, it's going to match up perfectly, it's going to snap lock together for a nice, tight, secure fit.

It also comes with a 10 amp mini fuse, it's in this fuse holder right here. Once you have that plugged in, you'll need to mount the Modu-Lite in a safe, out of the way location. The kit does come with a couple cable ties as well. Then once you're installation's complete, the connector's going to be stored in your rear cargo area. Plenty of wiring there that way you can extend it out the back of the vehicle when you're ready to use it and then you can bundle it back up, stow it away in the cargo area when it's not in use and it's going to keep it safe from the elements. It is recommended that you use a small amount of dielectric grease on all your electrical connections like the plug on the vehicle and the four pole connector itself.

That grease is designed to help prevent corrosion to those connection points. The grease is sold separately and available here at etrailer.com. When it comes to the maximum amperage for the stop and turn lights, we're looking at 2.1 amps per circuit and for the tail lights we're looking at 5.6 amps per circuit. The unit also comes with very detailed installation instructions to help walk you through that entire process step by step. That's going to do it for today's look at the T1 vehicle wiring harness with the four pole flat trailer connector.


Customer Reviews

T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - 118467

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1102 Customer Reviews)

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

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2012 Subaru Forester

This harness fit my Subaru Forester 2012 perfectly. Installed just like in the video on the website illustrated. Still works fine after a year. Since it spends most of its time inside the vehicle away from the elements I've had no issues with its function - it delivers every time. The wiring on my trailer is of course another matter haha! 574788



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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

Wasted an hour following the video installations for the 2017 and 2018 Subaru Outback models as I could not locate the cars wiring plug and it was extremely difficult and painful reaching under the panel and I have relatively small hands. Finally read some other reviews and unbolted the tie down hook which easily exposed the wiring plug. The tie down hooks bolt is exposed by popping the plastic cover in the middle of the hook with a screwdriver and removing the 10mm bolt. I think the video should be edited to show this alternate procedure. Otherwise tested and works correctly. Except for the installation frustration I am satisfied. 544041



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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

The product is good, but the directions are terrible. I had a very difficult time finding the wiring plug on the Subaru Crosstrek with the direction included. I had to go to Subaru and look at their wiring instructions. Even theirs took a while to figure it out. 127488


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The harness is still working well. I have it so the plug is inside the vehicle when not in use, so the salt does not destroy it during the winter.

Rich A - 04/26/2015

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It was easy to install and does just what I wanted. 575216



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2016 Subaru Forester

Trailer plug works great , the directions not so great . Opened the rear hatch removed carpet and center storage unit removed the driver side panel as instructed trying to find the harness. It’s not in the location it’s supposed to be. It’s on the driver side rear . Remove one #2 Philips and pull side panel and it’s right there near the tail light. Unplug the cap and install the plug . Run wire down and out the bottom. Easy if you know where it is! 558893



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2019 Subaru Crosstrek

The harness was very easy to plug in. I had to use a self-tapping screw to mount the module as the "double sided" tape that was supposed to be included was not in the box. That said, it could not have been simpler! 637132



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2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

I am very happy with the trailer wiring harness which plugged in and has worked flawlessly since I was finally able to get it connected. Because my car was new I was very cautious about the install. The directions were good and clear. The only problem I had was in "finding" the wiring from the driver's side of the rear compartment. I removed all of the loose styrofoam and other parts that were in the way. This went easily and according to the directions. Retrieving the wire from under the carpet/sound-proofing above the wheel well was the only difficult part. Because the car was new and I didn't want to damage the fabric glued to the body, I reviewed the Video and even went to my dealership to be sure I had not over-looked a step. With my big hands, I was finally able to reach and pull out the wire and plug in the harness without any damage to the sound barrier or wires. The rest was easy. Since I only use a trailer periodically, I chose to leave the trailer connector in the Tire well and not mount it permanently on the outside with the hitch. Looks and works great and I am happy to let friends know I did it myself and save probably over $100. 433695


Comments

Still very happy with it and the installation. The Wire gets compressed when I close the back door, so I am considering getting a permanent mount and running it out through the trunk liner. But Im just enjoying having all my lights work and not having to be home by dark.

Ken R - 09/19/2018

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2013 Subaru Outback Wagon

I installed this harness in my 2013 Outback. The plug in the Outback was difficult to find and pull out even with the fine instructions from etrailer.com, I blame Subaru for that. The only issue that I have with this harness is that once plugged in the fuse and controller module are very difficult to situate in such a way as to enable the replacement of the Subaru's interior panels. Both the fuse and controller could be placed closer to the middle of the harness enabling them to be stored in the spare tire well. I ended up shoving them under the side wheel panel with difficulty and running the rest of the wires around the left trunk perimeter and into the spare tire well. From there it was easy to remove the rear most rubber drain plug in the well and cut a slit in it for the harness (see picture) to run through before placing the plug back in its place. Longer zip ties would have been helpful for securing the harness to the hitch. 95565



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2010 Subaru Outback Wagon

Very well built. Kind of a pain to get at Subaru connector. Subaru could make this more accessible. 86789


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Worked well.Outback wiring is a lot harder to get at than forester wiring. Cant imagine why Subaru does that?

penoby - 06/30/2014

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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

WOW! George, has it been a year? That hitch is still sitting in my workshop waiting for me to install it! LOL! However, it is very near the top of my to-do list and i suspect I'll be putting it on in the next month or so. Procrastination is my specialty! Cheers... 574876



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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

The Tekonsha wiring harness arrived without delay and was exactly as expected. Installation on my 2018 Subaru Outback went smoothly thanks to the excellent instructions and video that e-Trailer.com provides. The feedback and reviews of other customer are also very helpful. I reviewed the instruction video several times and read some of the reviews. I had absolutely no issue to install it in a few minutes. It is a little tricky getting my big fingers behind the panel to pull the connector down that is taped up with blue tape. Once you have that down, the rest is a piece of cake. I would also like to comment that I also installed the DrawTite 2" Receiver hitch. This installation went quite well, although I must say that the e-Trailer video, and instructions supplied with the hitch are not as good as the explanations of some of the reviewers. For example, it is much easier to pass the bolts and spacers from the top (inside the truck area) by enlarging the existing holes in the cargo area floor, rather than drilling a new hole in the bottom of the frame as per the instructions. I also discovered that it is possible to do this by only enlarging the two forward holes in the cargo floor, rather than all four. It is very easy to fish the rear bolts from the front hole if you pass the fish wire in from the bottom rear hole in the frame. Another trick from other reviewers that was very helpful is to mark the heat shield with a Sharpie from inside before you remove it and then drill it rather than trim it with metal shears. It gives a much nicer looking job. Finally, I discovered a trick that really helps to align the hitch when bolting it up. Take four of the M6 bolts that were removed from the heat shields and put them into their holes through the hitch. Once this is done, the hitch is perfectly aligned and you can tighten and torque the four large nuts holding the hitch in place. If you do this, your heat shield will bolt up easily without any issue of the bolts not aligning with the holes. Actually, there was one issue that is not mentioned in any of the reviews that I read, and it would be really nice if DrawTite could fix. This is that fact that the 2 forward original M6 bolts for the heat shields next to the frame that must pass through the hitch flange are too short with the spacer washer placed as per the instructions. The installation kit should include replacement bolts that are about 1/2 inch longer so that they can pass through the hitch flange and the spacer. Unfortunately, the original bolts are too short and stripped when trying to install because they were only holding with a few treads. Now I have to go an buy some longer bolts and repeat the process of lowering the mufflers and exhaust pipe to install them. It would have been nice to know before as I could have easily purchased them in advance. I am very satisfied with e-Trailer.com and their excellent website and service. It certainly is my first stop when looking for anything related to trailers. 516819



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2009 Subaru Forester

It took me longer to remove all the foam trays and liners from my car than it did to remove the old wiring harness and install this new harness. It works fine. In my opinion, the Subaru 2009 Forester (and others I guess) has a bad system where the wires for trailer lights have to lay through the rear hatch and are pinched in the door seal. Evidently, over time, that lead to the failure of the right turn signal wire on the previous wiring harness. The installer of the previous harness had put a wire protector (split black corrugated plastic sleeve) over the wires which I think contributed to the failure. I'm going to keep the wires for the new harness "bare" and make sure they lay flat where they go through the door seal. Hopefully that will reduce the pinching of the wires. All in all a great design; nothing to do but plug it in and go. And etrailer's service was superb; I called to make sure I was ordering the correct wiring harness, got the shipping arranged to my mom's house in Ohio where I was visiting (from PA), and etrailer kept me posted on the shipping progress. No problems and I would definitely recommend etrailer. THANKS! 206824


Comments

I originally had some trouble with the new LED tailturn/stop lights working properly, and etrailer technicians asked me to check all the trailer ground wires and connections. I did that and the lights worked for awhile, but then stopped working correctly. It seemed to be an intermittent problem which are the hardest to figure out! I had the main ground wire for the trailer clamped to the trailer frame under a screw and washer, and I still wasnt sure that the ground connections were good. So I ended up drilling and tapping a hole for a 10 screw that now clamps the ground wire to the trailer frame, and makes sure there is a direction connection from the ground wire to the metal frame of the trailer. The tail/turn/stop lights now seem to work fine knock wood!. All in all etrailer supplies good products and provides great service. I definitely recommend them and will use them for my future trailer wiring and lighting needs.

Gregory K - 06/24/2016

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2017 Subaru Forester

I've had this wiring kit for about a year. The installation was very easy. One thing to note, instead of running the wire out the rear hatch of my 2017 Subaru Forester I ran it through the rubber plug that is in the bottom of the spare tire well. I simply cut a slit in the plug and slid it around the wire. I then put the plug in place and sealed it with some silicone caulk. The 4 pin connector is corrosion free thanks to the rubber cover that is molded into the plug. 563632



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2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

Product arrived on time. Installation went well once I removed the metric 10 holding the tie down. ( cover pops off to expose bolt) Some good hand scratches without gloves trying to find the connector without removing the tie down. Otherwise the video instructions were great. Took it to local trailer rental place and they checked lighting connections. All good. 547234



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Your video on how to install hitch and wiring was so simple to follow and easy to understand that I did not even need the instruction sheets. This video convinced me to do it myself and save money allot of money! The only problem while installing hitch I had was in enlarging the holes in my car. This was because of the material this section was made of , aluminum. or something of the kind, very soft. A die grinder would have made short work of this task. This part took the most time, about 30 min. the rest of the job was complete in another 15 min. I am speaking about the hitch, wiring took another 30 min., you will see why when you view my pictures. The wiring harness connectors fit into my cars harness like it was manufactured a the plant which built my car. The car dealer where I bought the car tried to sell me on them installing hitch and wiring because they claimed your products would need a lot of retrofitting. This was not the case at all. Everything you supplied fit perfect without any necessary modifications, however I did make a modification to the wiring harness to fit my own needs. I did not like the idea of sticking it out the trunk, so I went to local parts store and picked up a special bracket and connector to install onto the trailer hitch, thus having connector outside car as it should be. If I did not make this mod it would have only taken 10 min. to install. You can see this connector mod in the picture I am sending you. I have recommended this site to many other people in my fishing club and at work. My brother-in law has just ordered one for his car, seeing how easy my in-stallion was. With your help and a desire to save allot of money anyone can install a hitch, even if you never did one before. The two wire feeders for the bolts worked great, I never saw this technique before. Without them the job would have been tough to say the least. As you mentioned, it is wise to have another person help when it comes time to lift the hitch into position. My brother in -law helped me, now he is buying a hitch and I shall help him lift it into position. Maybe if I was not 63 I could have done the job myself. 14565



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2014 Subaru Forester

2014 Forester factory trailer plug location - FYI The plug is located in the upper aft corner of the drivers side cargo panel. You must remove the tail gate panel, remove the cargo hold down and one screw from the upper bag holder. Then pop the aft edge of the trim panel out. The plug is not accessible from below the panel. 141183



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2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

The hardest part of the trailer light install is getting to the factory connector. Watch the etrailer video and remove the 10 mm bolt on the forward rear tie down as another customer advised. The instructions in the light wiring harness are too vague, but the etrailer video makes up for this. Once I got to the factory connector, finishing takes about 2 minutes. 574560



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2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

2017 Outback- 2" Hitch and Wiring Harness - I was too cheap to pay for the quicker delivery. No problem! The box arrived within the week (and that was with snow and zero degree temps throughout the nation!). Great start! I bought a step drill. Best $17.00 purchase ever. I just followed the directions from the box. That, and after watching the installation videos several times, gave me a good idea of what to expect. Exhaust came off perfectly. I had a can of silicone lube, which worked great for removing AND installing the rubbers in the exhaust hangers. Drilling the two holes - Drilling the access holes worked great with the step drill. Just drill until the fittings will go through. Wear some type of eye protection, and watch for the hot metal falling down into your shirt sleeves as you are drilling (Ask me how I know...). Thread the fishing wire in with the plate and bolt, and it does go right through the frame and into the smaller hole with no problem. I didn't think it could be that easy...but it was! Everything aligned perfectly. Don't remove the fishing line from the bolts. You'll do that AFTER the hitch is up and in place (so that the bolts are not pushed back up into the frame. They would be a bear to get back out!). At that point, I was ready to push the hitch up, and remove the fishing wires as I put on each nut. I figured that I could work out a way to do it by myself. After 30 minutes, I gave in and called my wife out to give me a hand. (I should have done that a half hour earlier...). I held up the hitch, she removed each wire from the bolts in the rear and threaded on the nuts. 2 minutes later, ALL the nuts were on. Maybe you can figure out a way to do it easy by yourself, but just a couple of minutes of help will save a lot of time! Tighten up the nuts... Heat shield back on (simple to trim it)...Spray a little more lube on the rubber hangers (never can use TOO much lube)...And look at what you just completed! 1:45 to complete the hitch install...including 30 minutes of "investigative time" until my wife saved the day. Installing the wiring harness - Yes, this can be 5 minutes...or an hour...depending on how quickly you can locate the wiring harness inside the panel. Removing all of the panels to get down to the spare tire was quick. Maybe a 6 year old could get their hand inside that drivers side panel, but that wire harness was very allusive. I finally cut a small (1/2") slit in the fabric panel right at the lower corner of the tie down hook. That way, I was able to lift the panel out away from the hook, and was able to see the famous "Blue Tape" and the white harness, right next to the left side of the tie down. I grabbed the harness, released it from that blue tape, yanked it down where I could plug in the new harness...and was very happy! Now that I know exactly where the harness is mounted, I could get to it a little easier. First time is always the hardest! I ran the wire through the bottom of the spare tire well. Just a small slit in the rubber grommet keeps a good seal, and then zip tie to the hitch (or a permanent mount), and it's ready to go! Thanks to etrailer.com for the great products, installation videos, and service! 335728



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Subaru

This is the 2nd time I've bought a wiring kit from etrailer that was "Plug & Play". The stock Subaru trailer connector was right where they showed to be in the video & was easy to get to. I don't care for the idea of running it over the tailgate & body seal so I chose to run it through a conveniently placed rubbed plug in the spare tire well. The tire is held up off the harness by the hard insulation in the tire well bottom. A little silicone sealant around the harness where I snipped the plug to keep the water out & we're done! 179584


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It looks like you didnt put the converter box under the wheel well cover like the installation instructions suggest. Did you cut out some foam from the compartment tray to fit around it on the floor? Thanks, I like the idea of going the through the plug in the floor and putting the wire directly outside.

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Hi Dennis,Yes, I simply cut out a little bit of the foam panel. I wanted to keep the convertor box easily accessible. On the off chance it were to fail in the future it would keep it easy to test

-- comment by: Chris B - 05/07/2015

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I bought the hitch, wiring harness, and window deflectors. I think the deflectors took me all of 15 minutes to install and the hitch about 45 minutes and a half hour for wire harness. The harness isn't hard to hook up it's just finding it in your car. All and all very easy installation and really like it because I had given up my pick up and this is a great alternative to having a pick up not to mention double the fuel mileage. Went back to the dealer to get a hitch and they wanted $750. . with wiring and did it myself so thank you everyone at Etrailer for helping. When I place the order I could not have ask for a nicer person to help me out and the follow up to make sure I got everything and was satisfied. My only problem now is my buddy wants me to order another one and do his car with it so that will be coming up in a week or so. Thanks again. 545901



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2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

E-trailer is very easy to work with. The website is user friendly and very easy to navigate. I easily found the products I wanted and placed my order. My order arrived in 4 days and consisted of the Draw-rite max-frame class lll trailer hitch receiver custom fit for my 2015 Subaru Outback All items were in good condition upon arrival. I followed the installation instructions as written and had the hitch completed in 1 hr and another 20 minutes for the wiring harness. I would recommend E-trailer and their products to any diy. Excellent experience. Thanks 545050



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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

Apparently the wiring behind the trim panel is a bit different in the 2018 Outback. There was no harness to untape and pull down below the trim panel to connect the trailer harness to. The connector was solidly affixed to something behind the trim panel. What I had to do was fold the left side rear side down, unclip and fold up the floor panel, and remove the tie down bracket in the side wall just behind the rear seat. The Subaru connector was easily pushed out through that opening. Then I back fed the trailer harness connector under the side trim panel and out the same hole. Plugged the two together, pushed them back in, and the rest of the instructions were fine. 456828



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2017 Ford Edge

I was not at all pleased with the single sheet of installation instructions. They are not complete and the photos are not correctly labeled. I watched the etrailer installation video and it was not helpful. The connector was not easily reached in the side panel behind the left seat. The instructions are incomplete as to where the connector is actually located and how one reaches it without taking out the side panel. The video makes it look too easy. The baggage loop prevents one from reaching forward and up behind the side panel. The clearance below the side panel was too small to get my arm under its edge. I found the seat back release cable but not the electrical connection cable. 457354


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Richard,Thank you for your review. I checked your account and see that you have a 2017 Subaru Outback wagon. I reviewed the installation video for your vehicle and you are looking in the correct spot. However, access to this area is limited. You will have to reach under the panel and feel around to pull the plug out. I have attached an installation video link. The installer shows the location of the plug around the 3 minute mark.

-- Heather A - 12/08/2017

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Subaru Outback Wagon

The only thing difficult about installing this is finding the Subaru plug on the vehicle. On my car (2017 Outback) it was of great help to remove the front most tie down ring on the driver's side. Unsnap the plastic center vertical bar on the mount using something like a screwdriver. That will expose a 10mm bolt. Remove the bolt and the assemble will pull out. You will then be able to see the plug (look for blue tape) and you will be able to get your hand behind the panel. 375146



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I kept going back to the instructional video because I thought "this can't be this easy"- but it was. 555320



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2019 Subaru Forester

Product quality looks good. Instructions are thorough and the video is worth watching. Installation requires dropping the muffler which is awkward given I had no lift. You definitely need silicon spray to lube the 3 rubber mounts for the muffler in order to get release the muffler. Soapy water might work too. 728831



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Bracket that holds 4 pin not good. It should be permanent instead of allowing 4 pin to slip out. Also optional 7 pin combination would be better for me 728799


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You can install a 7-way on your 2018 Outback with our Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controllers # ETBC7
Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller - 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat - 10 Gauge Wires
$93.39
. This kit includes all of the hardware, wiring, and 7-way connector needed to provide a functioning 7-way on your Outback. The Outback is not wired for a 7-way connector from the factory, so one would need to be hardwired in.

-- Victoria B - 12/06/2019

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Extremely easy install and worked great on our first use. 728016



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Installation was incredibly simple and the instructions were clear and concise. I've driven about 7,000 miles with my camper without a problem. 727674



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Installed today, looks great! 727212



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Product quality was excellent. Prompt delivery, and great instructions. 726986



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2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

Worked great. Fairly easy to install except for getting the connection out from in back of the side panel. Video could have shown process better. Needed two people and wife who had smaller hand. 725957



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could not have been easier installed in minutes had to look over several times as thought I must have missed something, but didn't 725316



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The products were as advertised. Videos were very helpful. But most important was how Robert from etrailer took the time to put together exactly what I needed to get my project off the ground & running!! Thanks Again!! 725166



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2019 Subaru XV Crosstrek

On my 2019 Crosstrek it is much easier to install than shown on the etrailer video. No tools required. I just pulled up on the hatch threshold cover on the driver's side, stuck two fingers in and pulled out the connection. Plugged the wiring harness in and pushed the connection back under the cover. It took maybe 30 second at most. Works perfectly. 722811



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My hitch was a custom fit. Dropping the muffler and modifying the heat shield were tricky and time consuming, but the hitch installation was a snap. 722475



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Easy and nice 722151



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Very happy with my product everything fit to the tee really easy installation thank you 721356



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Excellent product. Easy plug and play i nstall. 721278



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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

By far, the hardest part of this install was removing and replacing the rubber isolators on the exhaust. I have the 3.6 engine so I had to lower two exhausts. 2 of the 3 isolators, for each muffler, came off without a problem (with lubricant). The inboard isolator hook for each muffler was noticeably longer. When you couple that with a lack of room due to the spare tire well and muffler, these were a real challenge for me. It was especially difficult to replace those inboard isolators. It was tight when removing, but with the hitch now installed, there is zero room. After struggling for a while, I came up with an easy method. I took a length of cord and ran it through the isolator hole. Pulling the cord stretched the isolator but kept the area clear to use my other hand to guide the isolator on. 720655



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Great product and well designed I installed this on my 2018 Subaru Crosstrek in the spare tire wheel well with double sided tape then ran the wire harness out next to the rear latch. 720563



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Great product, fits the vehicle perfectly and works well. Installation can be even easier than the instructions indicate. There are some shortcuts such as lifting the edges of panels rather than removing them entirely, that become obvious when you are into it. 720337



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I installed the hitch the same day and started moving. The family and I needed it to tow a trailer and move to our new home. Please find the attached pictures of the hitch installed and thank you so much for your help. 720044



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On time delivery, product fit well, instructions great, video very helpful, great product. 719897



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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

really solid made hitch- good information on website- - instruction for hitch installation were good and to the point-only issue I had was with the wiring I could not find the plug so I looked and found how to take tie down off the interior and was able to pull the panel out enough to reach the plug to plug wiring in other than that it was very good- looks factory installed 718237



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I have been pleased with the wiring harness and it functions well. It has allowed me to use a trailer with my Outback rather than purchasing a pickup to perform all of my hauling requirements. I can depend on my etrailer harness to operate flawlessly every time I use it and I would recommend it to anyone who appreciates a quality product. 717902



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The hitch and wiring harness was delivered in a very timely manner, and the hitch is super heavy duty! Much heavier built than I expected (especially for the price) and probably stronger than I will ever need, but very impressed with it. The only complaint (very minor) is that the box had a couple large holes ripped into it probably due to whoever handled it during shipping, but the products were intact and undamaged so I'm satisfied. 717795



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Works great & has detailed instructions that are easy to follow 717643



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Great product! Install was not difficult but do require some knowledge. Looks like it was put on in the factory. 715927



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Thorough, fast responses and excellent service every time I've dealt with them. 713494


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  • How Does etrailer Hitch Look Installed on 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
  • I have added some photos of how the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch # E98912 will look when installed on a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. Though these are photos of the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13382, the two hitches are the same except for the etrailer hitch has a matte black finish compared to the gloss black finish of the Curt hitch, which basically just means the etrailer hitch has a bit more of a rugged look and isn't quite as prone to scratches. As you can see by the photos, the etrailer.com Trailer...
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  • Weight of Draw-Tite and EcoHitch Trailer Hitch for 2019 Subaru Outback
  • The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch # 306-X7601 weighs 31 lbs and according to the manufacturer the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch # 76227 weighs 35 lbs. Both of these hitches are a fit for a 2019 Subaru Outback, will give you a concealed crosstube, are no-drill installations, and have a 2 inch receiver for compatibility with many different accessories. Apart from the slight weight difference, the only other difference between the two hitches is that the Draw-Tite has a 600 lb tongue...
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  • Comparing the Curt # C13206 and the EcoHitch # 306-X7266 for a 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • I take it that you are debating over the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13206 and the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7266 for your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon because the Curt is rated for a higher weight capacity but the EcoHitch has a cleaner look. The thing that you need to remember is that when using your vehicle to tow or carry anything you always have to check the weight of the equipment you are using (trailer hitch) AND the weight rating for your vehicle. Whichever...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for 2018 Subaru Outback
  • For a brake controller I recommend taking a look at the Curt Echo # C51180. This is a really unique controller that will simply plug into the 7-Way connector on your Outback and pair with your smartphone via Bluetooth after downloading the free app. This allows for a really simple installation and setup and eliminates the need for a separate unit to be permanently mounted inside your vehicle like other controllers. Its built-in accelerometer will activate the trailer brakes at the same...
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  • Will Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon Work with Rear Bumper Sensors
  • The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7266 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit the 2018 Subaru Outback with the rear sensors on the bumper. This custom-fit hitch features a hidden cross tube and will install behind the vehicle's rear bumper, leaving only the receiver visible beneath it. This Class III hitch will provide a 2 inch receiver opening and has a 3,500 pound towing capacity. I have attached the installation details that you can also check out. If...
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  • Hitch, Wiring Harness and Towing Mirrors for 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • Thank you for coming back to etrailer for a hitch and wiring for your new Subaru Outback Wagon! The hitch I recommend for your new Outback is our own USA-made 2-inch model # e98847. I like this option for its value and easier installation. The hitch you referenced in your question, EcoHitch # 306-X7601, costs more and will be much tougher to install. Unless you're really concerned about the hitch being well hidden I would stick with the etrailer hitch. It also has a much higher weight...
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  • Recommended Trailer Wiring Harness to Fit the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • We have a few trailer wiring harnesses that fit the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. I recommend the Tekonsha # 118467 because they always make quality products. It plugs into a connector that is located either behind a trim panel in the rear cargo area or in the spare tire compartment. Then you need to insert the provided fuse into the fuse holder. I've linked a video of the install on a 2017 model which is the same process for the 2018. If you also need a trailer hitch receiver I recommend...
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  • How to Route the Trailer Connector to the Trailer Hitch on a 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76227 that you referenced is an excellent choice for your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon. It has a 2" receiver tube opening and a class III rating. The hitch is a custom fit so no drilling is required. It also comes with a lifetime warranty. For a trailer wiring harness, I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness part # 118467 because it offers a plug and play installation. We also find that Tekonsha brand wiring products tend to be...
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  • Installing a 7-way Trailer Connector on a 2018 Subaru Outback
  • We do have what you need to add a 7-way trailer connector to your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon but there isn't a specific custom harness that fits. If right now the Outback has no trailer wiring at all the easiest way to add a 7-way is to start with a plug and play 4-way and then convert it. I recommend using the Tekonsha, part # 118467, for the 4-way. It plugs in to a connector that's either behind a trim panel in the rear cargo area on the driver's side or in the spare tire compartment....
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  • EcoHitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The EcoHitch part # 306-X7266 is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon and would be a great option for a hitch. Since you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not include a ball mount with the...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2016 Subaru Forester
  • The primary reason I and others recommend a Class III trailer hitch like the Draw-Tite # 75876 over a Class I or even Class II hitch, knowing that you will never come close to its 3,500 pound towing weight capacity, is because of the 2 inch receiver that it provides. A 2 inch receiver opening will give you a much larger selection of hitch-mounted accessories to choose from like bike racks and cargo carriers. Class I and Class II trailer hitches have a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening, which...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Outback
  • I spoke with the trailer hitch manufacturer, who informed me that there are no changes on the 2018 Subaru models that should affect the fit of trailer hitches. I recommend going with the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III – 2", Item # 75673. The manufacturer confirmed this to fit the 2018 Subaru Outback. This hitch includes computer-aided, fully welded steel construction for maximum strength and durability, easy bolt-on installation, and a black powder...
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  • Installing a 7-Way Trailer Connector on a 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • That is correct for your 2017 Subaru Outback we only carry 4-way trailer connectors that are a direct fit. However, once you install the 4-way it can be converted to a 7-way, if that's what your trailer needs. Of the 4-way connectors for your Outback I recommend the Tekonsha # 118467 because we always have great success with them. To install the harness you'll need to locate the factory connector in the Subaru's rear cargo area. Then install the included fuse. I've linked an install...
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  • Recommended Trailer Wiring Harness for 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i
  • The T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118467 is the one I recommend over the other two for your 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i. This brand of harness has less issues than the others. The Hopkins # HM11143885 and the Curt harness # C56040 are very similar as you stated and all three will work well. It is the same product made by 3 different manufacturers. I personally would get the Tekonsha based on the reputation of reliability and customer feedback.
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  • Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • I recommend the EcoHitch Class III Hitch, part # 306-X7162 for your 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon. This hitch is a no-drill installation that will let you quickly add the Class III hitch to your kit. For the wiring, I recommend Tekonsha's T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118467. This kit installs using your vehicle's factory trailer wiring harness. I've included a video detailing how this installs. Additionally, this video includes instructions on how to install the wiring through...
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  • Hitch for 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon with Best Ground Clearance
  • For your 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon the best hitch for ground clearance is the Curt # C13410 which fits very tightly to the rear bumper of the vehicle but also doesn't have a crosstube that hangs below the bumper either which helps with ground clearance on uneven terrain as the only thing that hangs down is right in the middle. This has 1/2 inch better ground clearance than the Draw Tite that also fits. I attached a picture of what it looks like installed as well as an install video...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Forester
  • For your 2018 Subaru Forester the option I recommend is the Draw-Tite # 75876, which is a confirmed fit for your vehicle. It is a Class III hitch with a maximum tongue weight of 525 lbs and a max towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. This hitch bolts on to your Forester so you can avoid drilling into the frame as well. If you are going to tow you'll need to add a 4-flat with wiring harness # 118467, which plugs into the wiring on your Forester. I also recommend checking out Ball Mount Kit #...
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  • Benefit of Class III Trailer Hitch on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The benefit of having a Class III hitch on your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek such as the Curt # C13382 or Draw-Tite # 76209 is that these hitches have a 2" receiver, which will give you more - and better - options in terms of usable accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier than if you had a hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver like the Class II Draw-Tite # 36644. Just as a reminder, a hitch with a larger towing capacity will not increase the amount your '18 Crosstrek can tow, it will still...
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  • Brake Controller and Wiring Recommendation for 2019 Subaru Outback
  • We have everything you'll need to install and wire up a brake controller and 7-way in your 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon. The easiest to install brake controller that also happens to be one of the best performing models is the Curt Echo part # C51180. This actually just plugs into a 7-way that has taillight functions and 12 volt accessory power ran to it and once you sync it to your phone you'd be set. The first thing you'll need wiring-wise is a 4-way (if you don't have one already),...
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  • 2019 Subaru Forester Trailer Hitch Recommendation
  • The correct Draw Tite hitch for a 2019 Subaru Forester is the part # 76271 actually. The other part number you mentioned does not fit. If you wanted trailer wiring too for towing a small trailer the Tekonsha kit part # 118467 does carry over from the 2018 models to the 2019 models. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop....
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