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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. Powered ModuLite reduces strain on wiring system. Call 800-298-1624 to order Tekonsha custom fit vehicle wiring part number 118563 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 - 118563

  • Custom Fit
  • Trailer Hitch Wiring
  • 4 Flat
  • Tekonsha
  • Powered 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. 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
    • Locate connection points in rear cargo area
    • Plug in T-connector
    • Run hot lead to car battery
  • Includes ModuLite to ensure that your vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailer
    • Powered module connects directly to the battery to avoid overloading vehicle's electrical system
  • Constructed of 16-gauge bonded wire
  • Comes with dust cap for 4-way flat connector


Specs:

  • Maximum amperage:
    • Stop/turn light: 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, which is located in your rear cargo area. You will have to remove the trunk floor coverings and the rear and side scuff panels to access this harness. Once you've plugged in the T-connector, run the hot lead up to your car battery. Connect the lead to the included fuse holder, and then connect the fuse holder to the positive terminal on your battery.


Once installation is complete, the 4-way flat connector will be stowed in an out-of-the-way location within your cargo area. It is recommended that you use a small amount of grease on all electrical connections - the 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.



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T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - 118563

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (35206 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. Powered ModuLite reduces strain on wiring system.

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I usually don't have time to write a review. but because I really like how easy was the installation and the wiring instruction that you guys posted in your website. I am writing now to appreciate the business we done. the Hitch design and material well done.I received the items on time. the job took 2 hours for both hitch and wiring. you deserve 5 stars.



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Curt Trailer Hitch & T-One Wiring Harness: Great products, Great price. Etrailers you tube videos' make installation easy. No surprises.


Comments
Product has been great. No problems at all
John W - 07/11/2020


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2014 Mazda CX-5

Great product! Installation couldn’t have been any easier. Releasing the exhaust system was the hardest part. Written and video instructions were the best I’ve ever seen from any “assembly required” product I’ve ever purchased. Didn’t even have to raise the car (2014 CX-5) of the garage floor.



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Absolutely the best product I could have asked for. I watched the video on your site and installed my trailer wiring harness in less than an hour. The support that etrailer gives is unmatched . It is exactly what I was looking for, no vehicle wire needed cutting ,no soldering just plug in the supplied harness and run the vehicle power supply. You even showed where the most convenient place to get power was and everything worked perfectly the first shot. Great job etrailer!


Comments
Works just fine!
BCNemo - 07/15/2018



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M6

Delivered on time and easy installation. Minimal wiring work was needed, anyone who can crimp 4 connectors and run a wire can install this harness. I would recommend following the installation video, it is much more detailed and gives better recommendations on how to properly run the power cable from the battery while avoiding the power train heat shields. PS: Dont forget to get a Zinc plated M6 nut to connect to the battery (part # 185916) I had to run to the local big box store to get one.


Comments
One year later and the wiring kit is working great. I am not crazy about how the wiring harness just hangs out the back of the trunk, as the trunk has taken a few chunks out of the wire while closing. Overall though great product and would buy again.
Ben W - 07/09/2016



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2016 Mazda CX-5

Received the Draw-Tite 75217 trailer hitch for my 2016 Mazda CX-5 sooner than expected, along with the 118563 wiring harness, all in excellent condition. I chose the 2" class III Draw-Tite hitch over the class II, 1-1/4" hitch offered by Mazda at 3 times the cost. Pretty easy install after viewing the installation videos on etrailer.com. One really nice feature was it came with 4 bolt wire guides instead of the 2 that other reviews commented on, nice to see they take customer feedback seriously !! I plan to use it to pull a small trailer I own, a small U-haul trailer and for a bike rack (without needing a stabilizing strap).


Comments
After a year of intermittent towing, I still love the hitch and wiring harness, no problems with either.
Oldwinger - 01/10/2018



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Everything worked as advertised, simple and easy to install.


Comments
Everything working well no problems at all
Dante - 11/01/2020


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Trailer hitch works perfectly, as does the wiring. Love my trailer hitch.



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Went together easily and pretty straightforward. Took about an hour taking my time. Would have been faster if had access to jack and jack stands for running the power cable



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2015 Mazda CX-5

Great products and fast delivery. I installed on a 2015 CX5. Getting exhaust removed from 4 rubber hangers was fun (soap does help). Next challenge was fitting the hitch between the exhaust and car frame by yourself. I ended up grabbing a bunch of scrap lumber and propped the hitch up. It is quite heavy and awkward working in your garage (not up on a lift like the pro's). I had problems clearing the rubber bumper but after lots of adjustments and getting the hitch supported with wood I got it. Wires that hold the bolts work great. Wiring package instructions were okay once I understood what they meant. Took a little to digest without pictures. All in all, went well, certainly not 20 minutes, more like 1 hour or more for hitch, and 1-2 hours for wiring - removing panels and feeding wire to battery took some time. I did crack 2 pieces of my trim popping the plastic parts up with a screw driver and fingers. Did not help it was very cold over Christmas time when I did this. Towed my pop up trailer 1000 miles without an issue. So can't complain!



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All straightforward to install



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2016 Mazda CX-5

Installed a receiver hitch on a leased Mazda CX-5 and wanted the option to take it back off if at the end of the lease. The wiring harness installation was a breeze with this kit. Running the long power feed to the battery took a while but I'll be able to remove the whole unit easily, if needed. The product has been working as expected and doing business with eTrailer is painless. Their online resources and support team have been very helpful with this project.



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2014 Mazda CX-5

I purchased a Curt trailer hitch and T-One harness for my 2014 Mazda cx-5. I was anxious about buying the direct battery powered harness because of the extra hassle of running the hot wire to the battery. However, that part of the installation wasn't bad. I was able to easily slip the wire under the plastic trim inside the car and cut a small nipple on the rubber boot protecting the wires on motor side of the fire wall and pull the wire through that hole into the motor area. I used a 14 gauge house wire that I duct taped end to end with the flexible power wire. The hard house wire was easy to push through the hole in the boot and work through an existing, big opening in the interior. The end to end taping allowed me to pull the black power wire through the small hole into the motor area. The wire is very tight in the hole so there should be no water leak into the car. I also put a dab of silicone caulk on it since I am a belt and suspenders kind of guy. The hitch was a great fit and the wire bolt holders were great. Getting the rubber isolators off and on was a much bigger deal than in the video, but, with persistance not too bad. I torqued the bolts as recommended which was about 0.5 to 1 turn more than my hand tight set. Glad I used the torque wrench.



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Relatively easy to install. All adapters fit perfectly. Very happy.


Comments
Perfect. No problems. No rust.
Aidan - 05/20/2017



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2016 Mazda CX-5

The wiring was very easy to install. I ran the power wire on the inside along the driver side and poked through the top of the boot in the firewall. I also put the trailer cable itself through the 1" plug on the driver's side rear that worked out great and used some silicone caulk to seal it up .



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2014 Mazda CX-5

It arrived a day early, perfect fit to my vehicle, packed neatly inside the box.



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Clear instructions. A bit harder to install than some I have done, but that was due to the design of the design of the vehicle not the kit.



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Easy installation . Reviewing the videos helped guided how to remove the proper panels of the vehicle. I choose to guide the power wire inside the car by removing the left side door sills, and zip tied it to the existing wire harness. Then I followed along the wire harness through the firewall where the rubber grommet is.Then to the battery.



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2016 Mazda CX-5

Product works as advertised, easily connects into existing wiring. However this is not an easy installation, made harder by the way they're constructing cars these days. Removal of inside left panel of Mazda CX5 is not easy . The running of the lead to the battery takes up a good part of a day, due to the fact that Mazda has three covers under the car that must be removed to run wire.



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2016 Mazda CX-5

Very easy install video to follow. Made installation quite easy. I had to jack up the front end to crawl underneath and lead the power wire under the car and up to the battery. MAKE SURE when you feed the power wire up into the engine bay it’s on the outside of all the heat shields. There’s two of them and it can be a bit tricky to get it outside the second one without taking off trim pieces under the car. It can be done with one person but it helps to have a second. One person feeding the wire lead from top and the other underneath guiding it. I also had to remove a few bolts holding the plastic rain rail on to feed the power wire begind it. Overall very good product and easy to install.



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Took a little longer than I expected because I didn't want to run the wire to the battery along the frame figuring it would eventually rub through and short out, so I ran it inside under the door sill trim plates on the drivers side and had to drill a small hole in the firewall with a rubber grommet under the dash to get it to the engine compartment. Green wires to the passenger side could have been a bit longer due to where I had to mount the control box. Works fine



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Great video on the installation, I was able to install the hitch and wiring harness in 1 hour and 45 minutes by myself. This is the 3rd hitch I have installed using etrailer and ever time it has been a perfect fit.



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The harness and the hitch itself are all doing fine, you have good great products.



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2015 Mazda CX-5

Very simple tie in with the tail lights using the mating connectors. I routed the trailer pigtail through the grommet so it would be outside the car. The run up to the battery was a good exercise for the wife who spent a few hours under the car. I don't know why they didn't include the nut for the battery tie in or use the correct size terminal lug but the right size parts were available at my local hardware store. All in all a very good product.



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2015 Mazda CX-5

I bought a hitch and plug-n-play wiring for our 2015 Mazda CX-5. Everything worked as expected and I installed it myself. Your online video instructions help tremendously giving your customers the confidence they need to make their own installations. Thanks for a great purchase! Shane


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