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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  • Trailer Hitch Wiring
  • 4 Flat
  • Tekonsha
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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 800-298-8924 to order Tekonsha custom fit vehicle wiring part number 118491 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 - 118491

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
    • Tow harness with 4-way connector plugs into connection point behind rear bumper
    • ModuLite connects in rear cargo area
  • 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
  • Supplies required relays to activate functions
  • Constructed of 16-gauge bonded wire
  • Comes with dust cap for 4-way flat connector


Specs:

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


Installation

This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your vehicle's wiring harness. The connection point for the 4-way tow harness is located behind the rear bumper, on the driver's side. The ModuLite plugs into the factory wiring harness within the driver's-side storage compartment in your rear cargo area. Once you've plugged in the ModuLite, insert the included fuses and relays into your fuse panel as indicated in the instructions.


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.


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.



118491 Tow Ready T-1 T-Connector - 4 Wire - Modu-Lite



118491 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 118491 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2009 - 2011 Honda Pilot

2009 - 2014 Honda Ridgeline

2009 - 2014 Honda Ridgeline



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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 Trailer Wiring Harness Installation- 2010 Honda Pilot

Today on this 2010 Honda Pilot we will be installing wiring harness part number 118491. The harness itself is located behind the driver side rear bumper, almost right above the exhaust. First we will disconnect it from the clip that is holding it in place. We will pull it out and remove the cover to the plug itself. At this point we are going to install the wire harness that plugs into it. It just snaps back in. Then we are going to route this over to our hitch, make sure we stay away from the exhaust and we will be okay. :28

We are going to pull it out through the bumper fascia and out by the hitch. Then we can zip tie the wire harness in any way we see fit. Now the rest of our excess wire here, you can zip tie to take up the length as away you want it to be. We have the stuff behind the bumper done, so lets go back in the rear cargo area and start adding fuses and a relay. :50

There is a panel back here labeled Auxiliary Fuse, we will pop that off with a screw driver and there is a little cap underneath there that we need to remove too. It can be a bit of a bear, but there is a latch on the very top that you need to push down and pull back. We have our lid here that shows our fuse locations. On is loaded stock, it is not going to be used since there is not a metal contact on one half of the socket. Lets go from left to right. The turn/hazard one will get the 7.5 amp. Install the one labeled back. Then we will put a 20 amp on the side here labeled small. And then we are going to need to install the relay on this socket here that is labeled small LT. Alright we can put our cap back into place and put our panel back together. Then we are going to move down to the left, to this storage compartment right here. There is another panel in the back, you need to pull that out. Here you can see where our plug in is for a little black box, that will plug into place. We will leave that pretty much alone. Store it in a secure spot, put our panel back into place, and next we need to go underneath the hood. 1:59

We are under the hood now. We need to install this square, 30 amp fuse here. We are going to install it in this fuse panel right here. There are two fuse panels underneath the hood, you want to do the one that is underneath the intake right here, which will be the driver side of the vehicle. There is going to be one open slot, that is going to be where we are installing our fuse, and reinstall our cap. Now we can go to the back of the vehicle and check our install is working. Lets go ahead and test our 4-pole. First thing we are going to do is hook up our ground clamp to our white wire, then we will check our running lights which will be the brown wire. Next, our left turn signal which is yellow. Then we will try our right turn signal which will be green. Then we will do a brake signal which will be green and yellow at the same time. With that our install is finished. There you have it for part number 118491 on this 2010 Honda Pilot.


Customer Reviews

T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - 118491

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (281 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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2014 Honda Pilot

I was skeptical if this would work, my 2011 Honda Pilot came with a receiver hitch but no wiring connection for trailer lights, go figure anyhow i went ahead and ordered this wiring harness kit and i must say that this was so simple to do that my 14 year old son installed it within 20 minutes and that included screwing the item #18144 (Mounting Bracket 4-Pole Flat) (which is sold separate) to the bumper. Was very impressed with how easy it was, my Honda already had everything in the wiring to "plug and play". Thanks again E-Trailer for another fine product and also thanks for shipping it out so quickly.... You guys rock ***** 641262



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2011 Honda Pilot

This is the way every company should do business. Superior product, easy-to-follow instructions, and constant communication. Thanks to everyone at etrailer! 100108


Comments

Thanks for the follow-up, Patrick. My wife and I trailer our motorcycles all over the U.S. The wiring harness for the Honda Pilot has done a great job. Thanks again for a great product.

Mike F - 09/16/2014

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2011 Honda Pilot

As others have said, Honda wanted an incredible amount of money for their harness kit. I saw this online and read the great reviews and decided to give it a shot. Let me say this is probably the best product for the best price I've seen in a long time. The kit came very well packaged with clear instructions. I watched the video online once during the week, but it wasn't really necessary with the included instructions. I completed installing it myself in about 20 minutes on my 2011 Pilot, and it works perfectly. The only suggestion I can offer is to try and make the pictures in the instructions a bit lighter. They are dark and kind of hard to see detail. I had to count the fuses in the picture and compare it to what I saw in my car to figure out where everything went, but it was a minor complaint. All in all, this is an excellent product and very well-made for an excellent price. I'd recommend it to anyone regardless of technical knowledge or level of experience. One tip for the would-be buyer: remove the harness plug from the blue clip under the bumper to remove the harness cap. That way you can pull it down and remove the cap much more easily than trying to do it while it's still attached. 21291



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2011 Honda Pilot

"That was easy".. Worked like a charm. Glad I went this route instead of the dealer. Saved a lot of $$. The only thing was trying to figure out which one to get on the website. I was confused. I knew I needed a 4 point connection. My vehicle had a hitch but no harness so when it asked for a tow package I wasn't sure what to select. I ended up going with the product that seemed to be used the most and had the most reviews. I made the right choice. The directions were real clear... Getting the plug off the wire harness on the vehicle was a little tricky. You have to detach the plug on the vehicle by pulling the clip out of the hole in the frame. Then the clip thats attached to the plug needs to be removed (don't break it just unsnap it). This will release one end of the plug. Then on the other side is a little snap you have to press. Once you plug in the new harness you can reconnect the snap to hold the two connections together and reattach to the frame. I should have taken pictures. Maybe someone else that reads this could do this in the future and share. 81479


Comments

1 year follow up - I havent used it much since last summer but the only problem I incurred were a few burnt fuses. It wasnt anything wrong with this product which I thought initially but the trailers had bad grounds. I had to test the harness on other trailers to narrow it down to the trailers. After fixing the trailers grounds I didnt have the problems again.

Nate J - 05/22/2014

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2010 Honda Pilot

etrailer is fantastic...I have made numerous purchases because they are my go to supplier. I have done research and compared to other supplies, including the online big guy, but I have always ended up back at etrailer. They have competitive pricing, great customer service and very detailed in-depth instructions/videos. 550809



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2012 Honda Pilot

I purchased this wiring system a little over a year ago I installed shortly after it was delivered and it has worked issue free since. Installation on the 2012 Honda Pilot was very easy and works as expected. I would purchase again when the time comes. Product was delivered on time and as expected. I've had no reason to contact customer service with any issues. 513787



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Arrived Fast, Watched the Video, Installed in a snap, Works Great! What more can I say! Way to go etrailer.com! 122662


Comments

Does just what I need

CletusS - 03/30/2015

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2009 Honda Pilot

Etrailer is the place to go for all your trailer harness needs this product was over $100 every where else the kit contained everything u need and it comes with great easy to read instructions there is also a spot in videoon the website if u are looking for a trailer harness kit for your honda pilot or any other vehicle for that matter your search ends here 212405



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took all of 15 minutes to hook up thanks to the good installation video you people supplied online. picture is good but smaller than i would have liked. i could not find one with a larger screen with this type of installation. I wish that the camera would only come on when i put it in reverse instead of being on all the time. good quality, good installation and good service. 8903



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2011 Honda Pilot

Purchased this for my 2011 Honda Pilot and installed it myself. I encountered two difficult problems durning the install. Removing the protective cap on the factory harness was tough as was getting off the cap on the auxiliary fuse box. It took me hours along with a couple of phone calls to etrailer but I finally got both of them off. You just have to keep working at it. My suggestion is have the Honda dealer remove them for you becasue the rest of the install is pretty easy. The viedo is very helpful but if you have a 2011 Pilot it takes a 20 amp fuse in the engine compartment fuse box that is not part of the viedo but the instructions show you where to put it. Shipping was fast, the price very good and the product worked. I got a lot of satisfaction out of doing this myself and did not have to pay Honda $300+ as referenced in other reviews for something they should have included as standard equipment. 7767



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2010 Honda Pilot

Have a 2010 Honda Pilot, part arrived quickly. With the Youtube video it was a breeze. I was picking up a trailer at [retailer] and actually put this part on the Pilot in their parking lot. They wanted to charge me 130 to install this 4 prong piece. Saved close to $80 bucks doing it myself. Like most people getting the cap off took some effort at first. You really need to remove the blue clip before removing the cap. After removing the clip the cap came right off. Just snapped back in the blue clip and put it back into it's spot. 1 minor issue: the set came with 2 - 20 amp fuses' and 1 - 7.5 amp. Needed 2 - 7.5 amp fuses for this kit and 1 - 20 amp fuse. I had a spare fuse available so it wasn't too much of an issue. 359540



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2011 Honda Pilot

I put this in a 2011 Honda Pilot. Very easy job. The attachment of the mounting bracket (#18144) which is sold separately was tough just based upon screwing the self tappers into metal. The 4 pin connector needs some work to go in and stay in the mounting bracket but it will does stay firmly in place. Videos are great. I wish every company put the effort into their products and support that etrailer.com does. 181091



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2011 Honda Pilot

Product was Quality and installation instructions were good. The only improvement is when connecting the Tow Cable Harness it’s best to detach the Vehicles Cable from the frame (Pic) to release the protective cover due to there being 2 Tabs that release different ways in different directions on the Plug Cover. When I plugged the cable into my trailer’s the lights lit up like a Christmas Tree, Great Job!!! 495346



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2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee

I purchased a 4 pole connector for 2009 Honda Pilot for a friend at work. I had previously installed one on my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee and was very easy to install after watching video on etrailer. I told him watch the video for his vehicle. If he needs any help call me. He came to work :) saying it only took him about 20 mins to install ! Definitely recommend etrailer ! 281985



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Literally a 10 minute install at the most. Works perfectly. 690462



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2010 Honda Pilot

good product and things worked as shown in video. Part came in 4 days after ordered. T 686693



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was a snap to put in 20 min. instructions that came with it was a lill sketchy!!! ex: 1 relay or two extra fuses pictures in instructions were for a honda pilot i got a ridgeline tho luckily i found a video on line that was all i needed showed where all components go checked with light tester all good on my way to chicago from nyc to pick up my new custom built 1973 Harley chopper THANKS FOR THE QUICK DELIVERY GOT HERE LIKE 3 installed hooked up trailer on my way dude have a cool weekend 679970



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it was everything that was to be expected. I used it to save money from buying at the [car] dealership. I just watched the video and followed step-by-step took about 10 minutes to install. Thank you 677558



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Worked great and was easy to install. 668979



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Excellent product, easy to install. I highly recommend it. Don’t pay a rental place like U-Haul a ton of money to wire you up. This makes it easy. 665930



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Easy to install. Works great. Dealer wanted $300 to install. This took about 30 mins to put in. 664018



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2011 Honda Pilot

Great customer service. Great product Great video Easy to install 661722



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Honda Pilot

The hitch wiring kit for my wife’s Pilot arrived quickly, had everything needed in it, and was very easy to install. No problems. 659013



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Easy to install and works great. 654052



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Arrived as promised and was easy to install. Worked with to problems. 652135



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Great service, fast shipping and product as expected. ..installed it and works great...would buy from saler again... Thank you... 651488



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2009 Honda Pilot

I have zero experience with towing or hitches themselves, but I knew in order to tow a rental trailer, I'd need a ball mount and power. Luckily, I found etrailer.com and easily found this product for my 2009 Honda Pilot. After watching the great video I felt confident I could do the wiring hook-up. The product was shipped quickly and the installation went exactly as in the video and included paper instructions. I couldn't be happier - the product had everything I needed. I also bought the mounting bracket and ball mount. 640558



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2010 Honda Pilot

This kit took about 15 minutes to install after watching the installation video. It was great to know where exactly each part went. My order got to me in about 3 days. Great experience! I’ll be looking here first in the future for parts 627930



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Excellent service, and the install video on the product site made installation easy. 617677



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The item install very super easy less than 5min, fit perfect, they fast shipping too, thankyou Etrailer 616846



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Great Product, Included everything I needed to have functional trailer lighting. My vehicle had a factory tow hitch installed, therefor, I was under the impression my vehicle only need the harness to connect the the vehicle to the trailer. Come to find out, I needed every single piece of hardware that the kit came with. Thanks! 613558



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2009 Honda Pilot

Great product. Easy to install though I found a 3 minute YouTube video to be more helpful than the directions. Also, customer service on the phone was outstanding. (I called to verify that my order would arrive on the next day, as I paid for overnight delivery). 608817



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2011 Honda Pilot

The wiring harness is working good and the install instructions were sufficient. It was very difficult to get the dummy cap off the Honda Pilot 2011, and that was the longest part of the install. One thing I might note is to be sure the trailer lights are properly grounded. That was a 2 hour ordeal. 607986



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Honda Pilot

Wiring worked great on my Honda Pilot Thanks 606078



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2010 Honda Pilot

Very easy to install, and looks great 605861



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Product worked. Installation instructions needs some additional instructions. E-trailer needs to let customers know about the installation video. As well as best way of getting the cover off the the connector below the car bumper. That would be a great addition to the paper and video installation material. 604036



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This unit was a replacement for a Curt unit that went bad after a few years. It took about 30 mins for me to uninstall the Curt and install the T-One. I did not use any of the old Curt parts (even the fuses) on the advice of the etrailer customer service representative. The new T-One worked the first time. 603959



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Straight-forward install for a straightforward product. For my vehicle, the instructions left a bit to be desired (the instructions you can download have better photo quality than the printed instructions). But the product works great. 593530



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Received trailer connection kit in several days. It was easy to install and every piece was included. There were no difficulties using the lights when needed. I appreciate the easy application to make possible a trailer to vehicle electrical hook-up without much hassle. -- Bill 579252



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2010 Honda Pilot

Quick delivery 575679



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Nice product, easy to follow instructions and it works as advertised. 572561



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2010 Honda Pilot

Very easy to install following instructions.no kidding my 8 year old grandson could point out where fuses should go by looking at diagrams! 565327



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2010 Honda Pilot

etrailer is fantastic...I have made numerous purchases because they are my go to supplier. I have done research and compared to other supplies, including that online big guy, but I have always ended up back at etrailer. They have competitive pricing, great customer service and very detailed in-depth instructions/videos. 550810



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2011 Honda Pilot

I ordered this kit for our Honda Pilot so we could pull a rental trailer next weekend. The kit had all of the parts needed to get the trailer lights working. The instructions were clear and installation was easy. The price was good too. Thanks etrailer. 542987



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2009 Honda Pilot

Easy install , Instructions were easily understood and all the parts needed were included. 527981



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Honda

The Trailer Wiring Harness works like it suppose to. It was a easy and fast hook up. The price is so much less than buying a manufacture part from Honda. I would recommend buying this product from etrailer.com , it would save you a lot of money. 526176


Comments

Im happy to say that the harness still works. Have not have any problems with the harness.

Franklin - 06/24/2019

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Product arrived as described and delivered on time 521925



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2011 Honda Pilot

The Delivery was prompt, and the package tracking was accurate and helpful. The entire website from the search, the description, and the very good tutorial video deserves 5 stars. Not to mention, the $50 price was much better than the $180 asked by Honda. Installation was very easy while following the tutorial video. 518722



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2009 Honda Pilot

Product went on well, the harness works great on my wife's Honda Pilot 518584



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2009 Honda Pilot

Everything I order was just right ,work as expected, great customer service and delivered on time 516135


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  • 2011 Honda Pilot 4-Way Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation
  • For your 2011 Honda Pilot that already has the wiring and harness for trailer wiring all you would need is the part # 118491. The part # C56366 is also a fit, but it is for if you wanted to install a 7-way.
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  • Which Wiring Harness, Ball Mount, Hitch Ball and Lock Should be Used for Salt Water Towing
  • For a 2010 Honda Pilot, you would use T-One Wiring harness, part # 118491. There is no cutting or splicing involved, it just connects to the factory tail light connectors. With exposure to salt-water, I would stick with aluminum or stainless steel for your other products as they will hold up the best. I assume you have a 2 inch hitch receiver, so I would use part # 40107. It is a stainless steel hitch lock with a limited lifetime warranty. The drawbar and ball you need will depend...
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  • Trailer Tail Lights Not Working after Installing Tow Ready Wiring # 118491 on a 2009 Honda Pilot
  • It sounds as if there may be a blown taillight fuse or you may have one of the fuses or a relay installed in the wrong position on your 2009 Honda Pilot, after installing the # 118491 T-One connector. I would start out checking the taillight fuses in the under hood power distribution boxes on your vehicle. If no fuses are blown, go over the installation instructions and the photo I attached and make sure you installed all of the fuses and relays in the correct locations. The 20 amp...
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  • 4-Way Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2013 Honda Pilot
  • I will be happy to help you out. For a 4-Way on your 2013 Honda Pilot, you will use wiring harness # 118558. All 2013 Honda Pilots are pre-wired but what that means is they can accept a harness that plugs in. The rest of the wiring is already pre-ran through the vehicle. We do not have a video but I have linked the detailed instructions for you. Installation will be simple and should not take long at all. Current pricing is available on the product page. The # 118491 wiring harness...
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  • How to Identify Presence of Tow Package on 2012 Honda Pilot EX-L
  • The best way to confirm whether a given vehicle has a factory tow package present is to check with a local dealership using your vehicle's VIN number. The dealer should be able to easily look this up. Also, please note that what physical attributes actually constitute a 'tow package' can vary between auto makers and vehicle models. We offer a 4-pole harness for the 2012 Honda Pilot without tow package, part # 118558, which includes relays and a flat 4-pole connector. This kit installs...
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  • Is the Pink 30 Amp Box Fuse in T-Connector Kit 85715/118491 Needed for a 2012 Honda Ridgeline
  • The Tekonsha version of the Reese harness 85715 is # 118491 for the 2012 Honda Ridgeline. Reese and Tekonsha are the same company. You may or may not need all of the included fuses and relays that come with either of these kits. The larger "box" fuse does not install on the Ridgeline. I have linked the instructions for harness # 118491. You can see that in the instructions that box fuse is only used on the Pilot.
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  • Does 4-Way Trailer Wiring for 2009 Honda Pilot Control Trailer Tail Light Functions
  • 4-way trailer wiring like the part # 118491 covers all of the taillight functions for a trailer. This includes the taillights, brake lights, and turn signals. In nearly all situations the only time you'd want a 7-way would be to control trailer brakes. For a 7-way kit that fits your 2009 Honda Pilot you'd want the part # 118253.
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 2012 Honda Pilot
  • We have trailer wiring harnesses available for your 2012 Honda Pilot, but to pick out the correct one you will need to know which trailer connector you have on your vehicle. If you have a 4-way you would want a Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118558. This connector is characterized by a flat connector with 4 wires coming out of it. Most likely this the harness you would need. If you have a 7-way on your trailer you would want a Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Harness...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Kit for a 2010 Honda Pilot EXL
  • If you do not have the factory tow package on your vehicle, or you only want to install a 4-Way connector, you can use the T-One Connector with Upgraded Circuit Protected ModuLite, # 118491, to provide a 4-Way connector at the rear of your vehicle. This kit includes everything needed to install the wiring harness including a circuit tester. If your 2010 Honda Pilot has the tow package it should have a port or plug in the back for this harness to plug into. There are 4 holes in the 7-Way...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for 2011 Honda Pilot without 7 Way
  • The Curt wiring harness you referenced, part # C56366 is an aftermarket replacement for a damaged OEM wiring harness. Since your Pilot was not equipped with an OEM wiring harness, you would need to use the Tow Ready T-1 Wiring Harness, part # 118491. If the trailer has electric brakes, a brake controller would need to be installed using part # ETBC7, our Brake Controller Install Kit is the way to go. The Tekonsha Prodigy, part # 90885, with adapter # 3070-P, is also the brake controller...
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  • Trailer Wiring for a 2009 Honda Pilot EX that Did Not Come with Factory Wiring
  • For a 2009 Honda Pilot with no factory wiring you will need Tow Ready wiring harness # 118491. This will come with everything you will need to add a 4-Way trailer wiring harness to the vehicle. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation for you. it looks like the 2009 Pilot came with a factory trailer hitch. In order to get the right ball mount mount and ball there are some measurements you will need to take. I have incldued...
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 2014 Honda Ridgeline
  • You might be the first person to request a universal trailer wiring options verse a custom fit one that doesn't require splicing! We can help though. For a hardwired harness I would recommend the # 119190KIT as it basically can fit any vehicle due to it's universal nature. I would still recommend the # 118491 though as it's going to be easier to install and not require any vehicle wire splicing.
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  • Can Honda Pilot Wiring Harness 118253 Be Used to Release Trailer Brakes when Backing Up
  • Part # 118253 is only to be used with Pilots that have the OEM Tow Package. If you do not know if your Pilot has the OEM tow package, you can contact your dealer or Honda with your VIN and they should be able to tell you. If you does, you would then use adapter part # A75TB to come down to a 5-Way. If you do not have the tow package, you could use part # 118491 and then add a 4-Pole to 5-Pole adapter like part # 20036. You would run the loose blue wire to the tail light circuit on your...
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