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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. Call 800-298-1624 to order Tekonsha custom fit vehicle wiring part number 118490 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 - 118490

  • Custom Fit
  • Trailer Hitch Wiring
  • 4 Flat
  • No 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.


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
  • Constructed of 16-gauge bonded wire
  • Comes with dust cap for 4-way flat connector


Specs:

  • Maximum amperage: 7.5 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 within the jack storage compartment of your rear cargo area.


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.



118490 Tow Ready T-1 T-Connector - 4 Wire

Installation Details 118490 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles



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Customer Reviews

T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - 118490

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (63 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.

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One of the easiest DYI projects ever. Took about 45 minutes and I took my time. The instructions said the ground wire was on the paasenger side, but it was on the driver's side. I watched the video, and followed that as a guide



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following the instructions on video the installation was a breeze. my only problem was that although I put the ground screw where the video showed the green wire was mounted the ground wire was about 2' shorter than the 4 wire. that kept the plug too short to reach the trailer. my fix was to splice a wire to extend it to match the 4 wire and now it works great.



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Direct fit for my minivan I never thought for one minute I would find the wiring harness to tow my camper. The family can't wait Thank you P.S. Great Price Too



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Great product - easy installation - has lasted strong this past year towing my motorcycle trailer. Would highly recommend.



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quick shipping. excellent video tutorial. Great service



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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan

Product worked perfectly on our 2010 VW Routan. Really simple plug and play as advertized. The video instructions were great for running wires etc. Unlike most Routan parts, this one has different plug ends from the Grand Caravan and has to be specific to this vehicle.



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2011 Volkswagen Routan

Fast shipping and great communication! Product was super easy to install. I had no issues with the length of the wiring harness. The instructional video was tremendous and easy to follow to ensure a successful installation! Will definitely order from etrailer again!



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It seems that more and more lately I notice how badly customer service is suffering. Many companies don't consider it a top priority. etrailer.com is a HUGE exception to that. They were in contact with me every step of the way, letting me know as the order progressed through each step. They provided MUCH quicker shipping than I had expected (or paid for). The product is excellent. The hitch was very easy to install. Once you have all of your tools ready it is a 30-40 minute job if taking your time. The wiring seemed like it was going to be more challenging, but once I began and just followed the instructions it took between 20-30 minutes. I could not be more pleased with this transaction. Not only will I use etrailer.com for everything I can, but I will suggest them to anyone requiring a product that etrailer.com sells. THANK YOU etrailer.com for excellent customer service and for an excellent product.



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2011 Volkswagen Routan

Excellent product and took me no time to install hitch and wiring harness (probably about a hour to do both). The youtube videos on the installation were perfect and streamlined the process. The only negative thing, is that on the wiring harness the green wire going to passenger light was a little short, not providing a good length of harness to go out van gate. It hangs out about 1' of the very left, but most trailers have plenty of extra cord to reach the adapter. Worked perfectly, installed perfectly and would totally recommend!!!!



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2011 Volkswagen Routan

This hitch fits really well, and is very unobtrusive. Easy to install, I just drove my back wheels up on some ramps and had all the access I needed. Best of all was the VERY fast free shipping. Promised I'd have it by Friday and I had it Thursday afternoon, which took all the pressure off trying to install it just one day before my trip. Thank you!



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2012 Volkswagen Routan

Hitch and wiring harness arrived quickly. Easy install exactly as depicted in the videos. The shipping box was pretty mangled, but no damage to the hitch.



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2009 Volkswagen Routan

Service was great, shipping was quick, and the harness installed in less than an hour with easy to follow directions. I would have given it a rating of 5 if the wiring was longer. The plug needs another 2' of wiring to reach the hitch even with the wiring fairly taut. I will have to buy an extension... Not really a big deal but probably should be included for the price.



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I ordered it, then it arrived. What more can you say about a wiring harness. I will add that this website has some really helpful install tutorial videos...really saves time when installing hitches and wiring harnesses.



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The hitch was easy to install and great quality. I got the wiring harness, too, but that was not so good. Didn't seem to be the right thing - wasn't long enough.



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2018 Ford F-450 Super Duty

It takes awhile to install, if it is the first time, and it was mine. Instructions are good, but not perfect. Item is good, much cheaper than having an auto electrical tech install their item. I would recommend item.



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2012 Volkswagen Routan

Decent instructions, although an online video like for the hitch would be even more helpful. This part took longer than installing the hitch, but only a couple of hours. All wires are hidden and it works great!



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The wiring harness is a perfect match for my vehicle.



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For 2012 , the green wire needs to be 24 inches longer. had to splice in order to get 4 wire connector to reach bumper.



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2010 Volkswagen Routan

Product was very easy to install and fit perfectly. Awesome customer service, George reached out to me to make sure everything worked good. I needed expedited shipping and George took care of it and had it to me in plenty of time. Will definitely order from etrailer.com again.



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2011 Volkswagen Routan

Top notch material, and installation. Took less than 10 minutes to install, secure, and attach to trailer. Works splendidly without any issue.



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The part arrived and it was the correct part ordered. The shipping took longer than I thought it should. A full two weeks!



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2011 Volkswagen Routan

Instructions were detailed and fairly simple to install. wish the cable with the trailer plug were a little longs but otherwise very satisfied with the product.



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Love the easy install. No special tools needed. Highly recommend.



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2010 Volkswagen Routan

Product was very easy to install. Only wish the packaging came with a little bit larger of zip ties.



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Worked great perfect for easy install


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