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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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  • Custom Fit
  • Trailer Hitch Wiring
  • Tekonsha
  • 4 Flat
  • Converter
Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom wiring harness. T-One connector plugs directly into existing wiring - no cutting, splicing or tapping required. Includes tail light converter. Call 800-298-8924 to order Tekonsha custom fit vehicle wiring part number 118496 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 - 118496

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


Features:

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


Specs:

  • Maximum amperage:
    • Stop/turn lights: 2.1 amps per circuit
    • Tail lights: 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 on the driver's side and passenger's side, either behind the tail lights or along the frame rail. If your wiring harness is behind the tail lights, you will have to remove the tail light assemblies to gain access.


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


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


Tail Light Converter

A tail light converter is built into this T-One connector. Because most trailers run on a two-wire system - wherein the brake and turn signals are carried on one wire - the separate brake and turn signals from your vehicle's three-wire system need to be combined so they are compatible with the wiring system of your trailer. The tail light converter combines the brake and turn signal functions of your automobile so that they run on one wire to properly activate your trailer's tail lights. Note: This will not affect how the tail lights on your vehicle operate.



118496 Tow Ready T-1 T-Connector - 4 Wire



118496 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 118496 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1993 - 1998 Toyota T100 Pickup

1993 - 1998 Toyota T100 Pickup

2014 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma

2005 - 2007 Toyota Tacoma

2005 - 2013 Toyota Tacoma excluding X-Runner

2008 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma without factory 7-Way



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 Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring 118496 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number 118496. This is the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness from Tow Ready. This is going to provide a 4-way flat trailer connector at the back of your vehicle to power your trailer's signal lights. To see if this is going to fit your particular year, make and model, you can refer to the vehicle list at the bottom of the product page. This is going to be compatible with 5-pole, 6-pole and 7-pole adapters that are sold separately. The 4-way flat connector also has a nice dust cap that slips over the connection points. Just to keep them protected from the elements.

It is attached so you dont have to worry about losing that. A great advantage of this system is that it connects quickly and easily so no cutting or splicing of wires required. All you got to do is locate the connection point either behind the tail lights or along frame rail and plug in T-connectors. It's going to include the tail light converter that's going to ensure that your vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailers. The unit's constructed of 16-gauge bonded wire. It's going to comes with the dust cap for the 4-way flat like I said earlier.

Again, that is attached. When it comes to maximum amperage, the stop and turn lights are going to be 2.1 amps per circuit. Your tail lights are going to be 7.5 amps per circuit. Just to go over a few other things that you're going to get. You're going to get the complete harness, its got the ground wire attached with the ring terminal. You're going to get a larger zip tie, two smaller zip ties, a self tapping screw and a knot. The knot and the self tapping screw are design to secure the ring terminal for the ground connection depending on your application.

You're going to have to either drill into a nice clean metal surface or you can use the knot and attach it to a pre-existing ground connections. Again, you got the knot and the self tapping screw. You're going to use one or the other depending on your application. For the install, this is a custom-fit T-One connectors going to plug into your vehicle's wiring harness. It is going to be located on the driver's side and passenger's side, either behind the tail lights or along the frame rail. If your wiring harness is behind the tail lights, you will have to remove the tail light assemblies to gain access. Once you have everything connected and the installation is complete.

The 4-way flat connector can be stored beneath the vehicles rear, down by the hitch. We do recommend a mounting bracket that's going to be sold separately. That's just going to keep the connector secure and up out of the way. It's also recommended that you use a small amount of grease on all electrical connections like the plugs on your vehicle and the 4-pole connector itself. That's going to help prevent corrosion. Then the tail light converter, because most trailers run on a two-wire system, the separate brake and turn signals from your vehicles through our systems need to be combined so they are compatible with the wiring system of your trailer. The tail light converter combines the brake and turn signal functions of your vehicle so that they run on one wire to properly activate your trailer's lights. Keep in mind that this will not affect how the tail lights on your vehicle operate. I think that's going to do it for our review of part number 118496. This is the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness from Tow Ready. .


Customer Reviews

T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - 118496

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (435 Customer Reviews)

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

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2009 Toyota Tacoma


I am new to trailering, this was recommended by your staff to go well with my hitch also purchased from your company. My auto mechanic installed it no problems, and trying it seems to work well with the lights and wiring on my new trailer. Thanks! 575078



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Easy to install but wire to trailer is shorter than the one replaced. Had to wire things a little different to compemsate for shorter wire, but other than that, will work for my boat trailer. 437651


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still working so am pleased

Calvin K - 09/30/2018

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Easy to install and works just fine. The package does not include the protective flex sheith, like what the vehicle has, so you'll want to get about 6 feet of it. If it came with that included, I would have given 5 stars. I would recommend this to anyone. Don't waist your money on uhaul like I did. I had to fix what they messed up, then install this kit. 566529



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This wiring harness was at my door soon after I ordered it and couldn't have been easier to install. It fit perfectly! I am very pleased. 569819



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It was what we needed and, once properly installed, it worked just as it should. 570573



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Concise pictured instructions made installation very straight forward. I took my time and it was around an hour and 15 minutes. A lot of time was rounding up the tools as we are getting ready to move. A few more zip ties would be nice. There were no issues with the installation when I tested the plug with a trouble light. 563019



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Excellent product and good instructions and very easy to install. 570214



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Nice and easy install needed more zip t ies! 570311



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Easy to install, great product. 571071



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Once again, the installation videos make installation a snap. I followed the lead of a previous reviewer who mentioned using wire loom to contain the wires so they don't hang loose. This makes the final result look more professional. So glad I found etrailer online. 428003


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No problems with the wiring harness after a year. I installed a 7 pin connector at around the same time. All works fine. Dielectric grease on the contacts keeps everything working good as new.

majusa - 09/02/2018

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Super easy to install less then 30 minu tes. 566128



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I have a 2008 Toyota Tacoma. My original factory installed trailer connection crapped out. I ordered this kit and surprised at how easy it was to install. The video is much better then the paper instructions but I did refer to them to make sure I had the right cables going were. Probably took me all of 20 minutes to install. 555289



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2013 Toyota Tacoma


Great product. Easy to install works pe rfectly 562815



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2015 Toyota Tacoma


Item installed easily and has worked well with my boat trailer. 560969



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Easy install even though we worked on the ground. We did not remove the bumper just supported it. We removed the two top bolts that hold the hitch and installed the hitch with the four bolts, loosened the other three and installed the shims separately. Once all the bolts were started we tightened everything down. Great product and also easy install on the wiring harness. Took us around 90 minutes for everything. Thanks great products...Bert D. 251217



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I ordered the items on Monday, and received them on that Wednesday afternoon. I had the trailer hitch and the wiring harness installed in about 2 hours. The hitch installation requires two persons, but goes easily. The wiring was as easy, but I made it more difficult by using loom to protect the wires. Probably took 30 minutes longer that way. 51938



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2012 Toyota Tacoma


I had been looking for a solution to securely add a 4 way flat connection and be able to plug in my Rear LED light bar to. The product was accurate and very easy to install in less than 15 minutes. All plug-n-play. Very happy with the final result. Thank you 473295



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My harness was exactly what I was told it was. All I had to do was plug it in and was done in less than ten minutes. Took longer to get the bolts out of my lights. My old wiring harness had quit working and I went to the Toyota place but the wanted 100 bucks for a harness and I would have to take the fuse box out of the dash in order to put it in. With etrailer the saved me hours worth of work and more than half the cost. Will definitely recommend this to anyone who needs one. 357268



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Haven't had the opportunity to use the product, but I will say customer service will bring me back. I had a person that was available by name through the whole process. I hate having a generic email and number so you get a different person each time and have to explain the issue each time. Even though I haven't used the part yet, I know if I do have an issue who to go to. Thank you for such personal customer service. 60803



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Nice quality, easy installation, took the time to add corregated sleeving insulation to protect the wiring (plan to keep the truck a long time). Adding the sleeving took a little longer but the installation looks like it came from the factory. I would recommend this product this system to others. The only thing I would have liked to add would be an optional mounting bracket for the trailer connection to bumper. 45387



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easy to install, works great 560915



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Everything you guys promised I received and the shipping was incredibly fast. I did have a little problem with the location of the hardware for the hitch. I just wasn't thinking to look in the hitch itself and was looking in the box for a bag or a smaller box, but I found it quickly enough. Everything else was just as it should be. Bolt holes lined up. The wire harness worked like a dream. Thanks so much for the awesome installation videos. They really gave me the confidence to make this purchase knowing that I would be able to install this myself and save a lot of money by doing it. 331395



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Install was as easy as 1, 2, 3. Used more tie wraps then we're sent but other than that... Perfect. 166793



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2015 Toyota Tacoma


I have a 2015 Tacoma and installed this in about 30 minutes, requires the simple removal of the tail lights and plugs snap in line, no cutting or splicing. Hint: once the tail light bolts are taken out the tail light pop out by pulling straight back on them. 172990


Comments

Really? Wow, its still great and recommend to anyone that asks.

Carl S - 02/17/2016

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In review of the T-One Connector with Upgraded Circuit Protected Converter, I can't say enough good about etrailer's excellent products and services. There was a complete ease in the ordering process; item shipped fast and exactly as described and pictured. The item was great quality and easy to install. The follow-up from etrailer from the order process, withshipping details, and even after receipt of the item was exceptional customer service. Etrailer.com is the place to come for any all wiring and adapter needs! 29348



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Easy, professional way to add a 4 flat plug to your Toyota. If you don’t want to “splice” into existing factory wiring then this is no doubt the way to go! 551362



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Had a hard time finding the right wiring harness kit to hook up trailer lights on my new Tacoma. Found your web site, you had exactly what I needed, so I placed my order. It was shipped to me in just a couple of days, and I am ready to rock and roll. There was even an instructional video showing how to connect everything on my specific truck. I highly recommend these folks! 235048



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Have never used the T1 connection type cables (in last 4 installations) but THIS is the way to go. As always, videos and written instructions were great, but hardly needed....almost idiot-proof! 99675


Comments

They were great when I got them, great when I installed them and they have worked as advertised read great!Thanks for asking.

Chuck - 09/15/2014

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I gave you a 5 star even though UPS tried to mess up your excellant delivery time. they sent it to the wrong PO so instead of getting it 3/17 it came on 3/20. it attached easily per instruction and video. the only improvement I made was to encase all the wiring in flexible conduit. when finished everything tested perfect. thank you very much. 413384



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1997 Toyota T-100


Installed on a 1997 Toyota T-100. It took about 30 minutes. Everything was easy to install. It took a few minutes to get the truck plugs pulled apart (probably hadn't been pulled apart before). The plugs on this harness plugged right in with an audible click. I used the included cable ties as well as a few of my own to secure the wiring under the truck. Now all my trailer lights work, and I don't have to worry about any more splicing. I wasn't sure the passenger side wiring was long enough to reach across the truck, but it made the distance with a little room to spare. I decided on this product after spending most of a Saturday splicing and checking connections. I was trying to find out why I didn't have right signal or brake on my trailer. Truck's lights worked fine, but the trailer's lights didn't. I even checked the trailer while connected to a friend's truck, so I knew the problem was on the truck's end. I put all of the original truck wiring back in place, checked all the lights on the truck, installed this product, hooked up the trailer, checked the trailer lights, and now everything works. Thanks e-trailer. 63899



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I ordered this item to replace one I got 5 years ago that started to work erratically (most probably after several years of launching my boat in saltwater without disconnecting the plug!). It is a very easy installation and "like-factory" fit. I did notice that the main circuit box is smaller than the one I'm replacing so for me is a plus since it will be easier to hide behind the light fixture. 104256



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The installation videos made hook up easy. Everything fit and the wiring harness seems to work as advertised. 144503


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Works just fine. Have had no issues with it. Thanks

Jerry H - 08/07/2015

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Easy installation! 557579



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2014 Tocoma..The wiring install, went slower the the hitch install. the main reason was the taping of the wires to the truck wiring and getting up and down. (time was 50 minutes) Install the driver side first, only the plug is placed with the tail light, install the passenger next, only the plug is placed with the tail light. Tape the new wiring to the stock wiring, start with the tail lights and work down you will find you have just the right length of wire. I taped the 2x2 black connector to the wiring harness. If the wires were 6 inch's longer on both sides, I would have used the two sided tape and stuck the connector on the frame 111973


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I have used the the trailer connection on 5 different days for about 1 hour each time, two weeks ago I had to used the trailer to help move a friend of ours and it was raining so the lights was on all the time. the trip was 12 hours,there and 7 days of short trips and on the way home about six hours in to the return trip i stopped for fuel and when I started the truck I lost the tail lights and the brake lights,blown fuses. I stopped at a auto parts store and picked up some new fuses,when i turned on the lights the new tail light fuses popped and when I stepped on the brakes, the new brake lamps fuses popped. We stopped for the night, I will not drive a truck and a trailer at night without lights.The next day, and a hundred lighter, I got home, I disconnected the trailer and replaced the fuses. The fuses stilled popped. I opened the tail lights and disconnected the left tail light trailer connection and the fuse sill popped, and i disconnected the right tail light trailer connection and the fuses held. I will pull out the bad harness and replace it with a factory tow harness more money and more time to install but I no more problems and I will order a trailer brake to plug in to the stock wiring.

K.L. - 02/09/2015

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The wiring system was pretty straight forward. The video pretty much said all I needed to know. I'd rather use this set-up than any guy at a hitch shop doing a quick splice to the wiring in my truck, any day. The only thing I did differently from the video was put my wiring in the black conduit that you can buy pretty cheap at any auto parts place. This change will keep the wires from chaffing and makes the whole job look more professional. 29655



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Easy to install. 556815



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2014 Toyota Tacoma


I had received multiple quotes to install a hitch on my 2014 Toyota Tacoma. All were around $400. So I did a little research and found the etrailer.com site. I found I could buy the hitch, the wiring harness and ball myself for less. The installation video they provided me gave me the confidence I could do the install myself. Now it's on and the entire process couldn't have been easier. If you can use a socket wrench and screw driver you can install your own hitch. Piece of cake! 391017



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good fit on the connectors on the rear of the taillights, I followed the instructions starting on the driver side. routed the wires down and to the hitch following the existing wires... bad plan! seems like 44$ was not enough to provide 12" more of wire because the passenger side wires were short! after zip tying at 10 locations along the stock wire path (you would think Toyota would use the best route?) I had to cut the ties and route the wire in the bed sheet metal channel to make them long enough. WOW I would have gladly paid $2 more to have some extra wire to chose my route better. product did perform as advertised. give me some more wire and earn a better rating. 125681



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2005 Toyota Tacoma


I ordered this on Tue. and It was delivered on Fri. Installed in 30 min. and I took my time. Great product and etrailer had great communications. Toyota wanted $100 for the factory wire harness and over $100 to install. I intalled this myself and it was less that $50. 66484


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1.5 years later no issues at all.

Chris - 08/16/2014

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2013 Toyota Tacoma


Installed on a 2011 Tacoma (pre-runner model)Doesn't get any better than plug and play! way less effort and problems over time to use a plug and play harness over the conventional crimp or strip and wire together solutions. Saves time and labor. My only complaint is the web site and the instructions need to be updated because this kit shows fitting up to a 2010 Tacoma. I assumed the factory harnesses were the same from Toyota but it creates doubt when your kit shows up to 2010 everywhere and it's now 2013. My guess and the search link at etrailer were correct and it will also fit newer Tacoma's even though nothing beyond that search request showed newer than 2010. About 30 minutes including figuring out how the clips on the Tacoma tail lights work to remove them safely and checking them after the install.Only tool required is a 10mm socket and perhaps an extra zip tie or two if you choose. I didn't bother using the wire covering that some purchased seperately and used. It's a small piece of wiring for trailer lights not the main fuse panel so I didn't overkill the install but you can if you prefer. Customer service, communication, shipping from etrailer was first rate and no complaints. 77843



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2010 Toyota Tacoma


Trailer Hitch Wiring Harness 2010 Tacoma I found this harness easy to install on my 2010 Toyota Tacoma. The directions were easy to follow with pictures to reference. It took me about an hour and a half to install complete with zip ties to make sure all was neat and tidy with the wiring. The hardest part was getting the taillight assembly out of the truck. Once the bolts are out, you have to use some force to pull the assembly back off the guide pins. I would recommend this harness to anyone looking to put in a hitch or in my case a LED light bar for stop, running and turn signal lights. The folks at etrailer were super fast in getting the harness to me. I would do business with them again would recommend them to my friends. Thanks for a great product and fast service! Gerry B. 4608



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This electrical harness is brilliant, good videos showed me how to install in minuets. Nice work etrailer.com! 58329


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Im still liking the products I reviewed very much. I never usually bother to give feed back on stuff I buy online but it was so refreshing to have such a great product and for it to be so well supported buy your team I really wanted to express gratitude.

iain - 05/16/2014

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Just put my harness in and it was very easy very good quality material and it fixed my problem hily recommend etrailer 406716


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Working great after a year still recommend etrailer

Jimmy T - 07/16/2018

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No problems at all 549750



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Amazing experience with etrailer! The selection process was a delight, the order process was painless, and the product readiness for the installation process was absolutely more than expected! there is no doubt that I will consider etrailer as my first stop when shopping for products they sell. 391762


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My use is rare, except for the hitch now use with my bike rack and I find everything excellent - wouldnt hesitate to buy from etrailer in the future and I havent unsubscribed :

dien2no - 06/09/2018

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2006 Toyota Tacoma


Delivered on time, easy install and works like charm! 526740



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Bought this wiring harness for my 08 tacoma so that I could hook up a boat trailer and I couldn't be happier. Installation was easy and straightforward- took about 15 minutes total. 391067


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Havent had any issues at all. I use the wiring hookup 2-4 times a week to haul either a boat or a utility trailer and have had no issues! Definitely worth the money.

K V - 06/11/2018

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Easy install not very experienced wiring but this made it super easy has held up. Will buy from etrailer again. 521638



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2014 Toyota Tacoma


Great product but not so great instructions. After watching you tube video, it took me about an hour to nstall. Easy Peasy 517163



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2008 Toyota Tacoma


Very easy installation. Will recommend to friends. Great product 517529


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  • The Hopkins Multi-Tow trailer connector you referenced will fit a 2003-2007 Tundra, but not a Tacoma. If your Tacoma does not already have a functional 4-pole trailer connector like part # 118496, one will need to be added. From there, you can use a 4-pole to 7-way adapter # 37185. If your trailer does not have brakes and you do not need an accessory 12-volt circuit to provide power for any trailer mounted accessories that might need it, this set-up would work great for you. If your...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for a 1993 Toyota Pickup Truck
  • For a 1993 Toyota Pickup, the correct trailer wiring harness is # 118379. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation. If you have a 1993 Toyota T100, you would need # 118496. I have included a link to the installation details for this harness as well.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2011 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab
  • The definitive way to determine if a vehicle has a factory tow package or any other options is to have a dealer run the VIN number. Although if there is no 7-Way connector at the back of the truck, you most likely do not have a factory tow package. To install trailer wiring, you would need to use the custom fit vehicle wiring, # 118496. I have included links to the installation instructions and a video showing a typical installation. If you then wanted to add a 7-Way trailer connector,...
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  • Brake Controller Installation-2005 Toyota Tacoma
  • According to my contact at Tekonsha, the # 3040-P is the correct brake controller wiring harness for a 2005 Toyota Tacoma IF the vehicle is equipped with the factory 7-way trailer connector. The # 3040-P is compatible with all Tekonsha brake controllers that have either the socket in the rear of the controller for the harness or those that have the wires that extend from the rear of the controller that terminate in a connector. If your controller has wires that exit the controller and terminate...
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  • Is Heavy Duty Flasher Needed for Trailer Turn Signals with Wiring Harness 118496, 2006 Toyota Tacoma
  • A heavy duty flasher is not needed. The trailer wiring harness # 118496 will operate the turn signals and other lights without issue provided the power draw from the lights does not exceed what the harness is rated for. As for the amperage rating you are correct. The instructions also state that the capacity is 7.5 amps total for tail lights and 2.1 amps per side for the brake and turn signals.
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  • Wiring Adapter to Install Hopkins Agility Brake Controller on 2015 Toyota Tacoma
  • If your Tacoma has the factory installed 7-way trailer connector at the rear bumper, it will be equipped with the brake controller connector under the dash. The connector will be located above and to the left of the emergency brake pedal, above the kick panel, as shown in the provided photo. For the Hopkins Agility brake controller, you'd need their # HM47815 brake controller adapter. If the vehicle is NOT equipped with the factory installed 7-way, it will not have the under dash connector,...
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  • Differences Between Curt # 13323 and Draw-Tite # 75236 Class III Hitches for 2009 Toyota Tacoma
  • The Curt # 13323 and the Draw-Tite # 75236 Class III hitches share the same weight capacity and installation procedure. The appearance and design of the two hitches are pretty similar. As far as quality goes, both brands are about equal. Given this, there's no reason why you couldn't go with the less expensive Curt model. If you were planning on towing with your Tacoma, you might also need the following: Trailer wiring harness, part # 118496 Ball mount, part # 2923 1-7/8 inch trailer...
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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for a 2011 Toyota Tacoma
  • Yes, I checked with Curt and trailer hitch # 13323 is a fit for the 2011 Toyota Tacoma models. To wire your vehicle for towing, you would be able to use custom-fit Tow Ready wiring harness # 118496. To equip your Tacoma for towing a trailer, you would also need a ball mount, a hitch pin, and a hitch ball. The recommended ball mount for your vehicle would be # 2923, which would place the hitch ball at the most common trailer height. To determine whether this would be appropriate for...
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  • Installing Tekonsha Primus # TK90160 in 2012 Toyota Tacoma
  • A brake controller is not a vehicle specific item, so one way or the other, it can be installed in just about any vehicle. If your new Tacoma has the factory installed 7-way trailer connector at the rear bumper, you can re-use the # 3040-P Brake Control Wiring Adapter from your Tundra (if you used one). If not, you would need to purchase one. One end of the # 3040-P would plug into the rear of your Tekonsha Primus, the other end plugs into the factory connection port located between...
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  • Will the Tow Ready T-1 Connector Work on a 2008 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner With LED Tail Lights
  • The problems you have experienced tend to indicate a wiring problem on the trailer itself. Since the current converter you have is shorted out, you should begin by troubleshooting your trailer wiring before installing a new converter. Failure to do so could result in shorting out your new converter. Start at the trailer connector, make sure it is not damaged or corroded. Trace each circuit back to its fixture, looking for pinched or broken wires. Check the wiring insulation for worn...
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  • What is the Towing Capacity of 2013 Toyota Tacoma TRD and Hitch Recommendation
  • I looked up your 2013 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport and everything I found says that you have a 6,400 lb towing capacity. That would be more than enough for your 1984 Stingray that weighs 2,050 lbs. If you were in need of a trailer hitch the Draw Tite hitch part # 75236 is a confirmed fit. It's capacities are lower though at 5,000 lbs total trailer weight. For wiring you would then want the part # 118496. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount...
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Wiring Harness Location on a 2012 Toyota Tacoma with Manual Transmission
  • Manual or automatic the brake controller port on the 2012 Toyota Tacoma should be in the same place. See instruction link for harness # 3040-P. It will only be there if the truck came with a factory 7-Way trailer connector. Otherwise you will need to hardwire in a brake controller and 7-Way. If your truck has the factory 7-Way, sometimes the connector for the wiring harness is actually behind a kick panel on the driver side of the vehicle and you will have to remove it to find the connector. If...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring, and Accessories for a 2013 Toyota Tacoma Doublecab PreRunner
  • The Curt trailer hitch # 13323 will fit all models of the 2013 Toyota Tacoma including your PreRunner. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation and a link to the instructions. If you plan on doing some towing I also recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. For trailer wiring use # 118496. I have linked a video and instructions for the wiring as well.
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  • Turn Signals on Trailer Do Not Work When Towed By a 2006 Toyota Tacoma
  • The first step that I would take to troubleshoot this issue is to test the 4-way connector on your 2006 Tacoma for proper function. This will tell us if the issue is on your Tacoma or on the trailer. First, make sure the new wiring harness is properly grounded. It should be connected to a clean, bare metal surface on the vehicle frame or to the negative terminal of the battery. If the ground connection looks fine, you will want to use a circuit tester like part # 40376 to test each...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness on a 2012 Toyota Tacoma
  • It sounds like you have a 6-way trailer connector on your trailer. Either that or a 7-way. If it looks like the picture with 6 round pin holes you have a 6-way. If it's a 7-way it will look like the second picture with the 6 "blades" around a single pin in the middle. Whichever one you have the easiest way to install the correct harness on your 2012 Toyota Tacoma is to start with a 4-way trailer connector. For the 4-way you can use # 118496. This installs by plugging in behind the...
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