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Tekonsha OEM Replacement Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7-Way Trailer Connector

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tekonsha custom fit vehicle wiring trailer hitch 7 blade oem replacement harness with 7-way connector

  • Custom Fit
  • Trailer Hitch Wiring
  • Tekonsha
  • 7 Blade
  • Powered Converter
Replace the damaged 7-way, RV-style trailer connector on your vehicle with this T-One harness. T-One connector plugs directly into existing wiring - no cutting, splicing or tapping required. ModuLite reduces strain on wiring system. Call 800-298-8924 to order Tekonsha custom fit vehicle wiring part number 118253 or order online at Free expert support on all Tekonsha products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Tekonsha OEM Replacement Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7-Way Trailer Connector. Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring reviews from real customers.

Tekonsha Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring - 118253

Replace the damaged 7-way, RV-style trailer connector on your vehicle with this T-One harness. T-One connector plugs directly into existing wiring - no cutting, splicing or tapping required. ModuLite reduces strain on wiring system.


  • Wiring harness replaces damaged factory 7-way, blade-style trailer connector at the back of your vehicle
    • Enables your truck to power your trailer's signal lights
    • Compatible with 4-pole, 5-pole, and 6-pole adapters (sold separately)
  • Connects quickly and easily - no cutting or splicing of wires
    • Tow harness with 7-way connector plugs into connection point behind rear bumper
    • ModuLite connects in rear cargo area
  • Supplies required relays and fuses to activate functions
  • Constructed of 16-gauge bonded wire


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


This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your vehicle's wiring harness. You will have to remove some interior paneling to access this harness. The connection point for the 7-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 7-way 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 7-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.

118253 Tekonsha Replacement Harness for Factory Tow Package - 7 Pole - Modu-Lite

118253 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 118253 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 Transcript for Tekonsha Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring 118253 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Honda replacement OEM tow package wiring. This product fits a 2009 to 2011 Honda Pilot and a 2009 to 2014 Honda Ridgeline. Please note that on a 2009 to 2011 Honda Pilot, the seven-way connector will not match the factory wiring cutout in the rear fascia, but still it is classified and verified as a fit for a '09 to '11 Honda Pilot.This does replace a damaged OEM wiring harness. It's a quick and easy installation. It comes with detailed installation instructions to help walk you through the whole process step by step. This kit upgrades vehicles from a four-flat to a seven-way connector.

It does come with the circuit-protected Modulite. This is a power converter that ensures that your vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailer's. That's going to really help when it comes to avoid overloading the vehicle's electrical system.This unit right here, this is your seven-way. It's got a nice spring-loaded lid on it so it's going to do a great job of keeping out dirt, grime, and moisture when nothing's connected. It's got the pre-drilled mount holes that would work in conjunction with a mounting bracket.

Then the wiring has the protective wire loom that goes over it to keep your wires grouped together and safe and protected from the elements.This system is rated for 4.2 amps for stop and turn. It's rated for 7.5 amps for taillight. We do recommend using a mounting bracket to keep the connector secure and easily accessible near the trailer hitch. Mounting brackets are sold separately and available at It also comes with all the necessary fuses and relays.

The kit includes two 7.5 amp fuses. It includes three 20 amp fuses. It also comes with one 30 amp fuse box. Comes with two 614 relays. Again, it does come with one circuit-protected Modulite.

It also comes with some cable ties. That way you can secure any excess or slack in your wiring up and out of the way. You can get the Modulite secured to an out of the way location in the rear cargo area. That's going to do it for today's look at the Honda replacement OEM tow package wiring.

Customer Reviews

Tekonsha OEM Replacement Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7-Way Trailer Connector - 118253

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (89 Customer Reviews)

Replace the damaged 7-way, RV-style trailer connector on your vehicle with this T-One harness. T-One connector plugs directly into existing wiring - no cutting, splicing or tapping required. ModuLite reduces strain on wiring system.

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by: Rob G12/04/2012

This product was fantastic! Everything went as expected when installing the wiring harness. All the plugs on the vehicle were exactly where the instructions said they would be, and everything fit good and tight just like an oem product should. The online install video was also a great help. I would highly recommend this to anyone! Make sure and pick up the mounting bracket while your at it, or you'll waste 3hrs of install time trying find one locally (like I did). Thanks for the great product!! On a side note, if you intend to use a brake controller with your setup, there is an extra fuse you must install to make the brake controller work. None of the instructions for this wiring harness, or the brake controller adapter, said anything about it. In the fuse box under the hood, there is a slot labeled "E. BRAKE 20amp" or something along those lines. The 7-pin hookup will work fine without it, but there has to be a fuse here for the brake controller to work!! 60589


Product is still working great after a year. Ive pulled a trailer several times in the past few months, and have had no problems whatsoever.

Rob G - 06/09/2014


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by: Monte E.08/22/2017

I installed this item on my 2010 Pilot on 8-19-2017. I followed the video on how to do the installation. I have a couple issues with the video, the man's instruction concerning the electric connection under the bumper, where he uses a pair of pliers to remove the cap, this is crap. I tried that and broke the bracket holding that part to the vehicle. All that was necessary was to depress the relief mechanism and pull them apart. Why did he not mention this and save a lot of aggravation and damage, seems like common sense to me. I didnt discover this until it broke lose...Also, don't waste your time and money with the mounting bracket, it's not necessary and it wont work if you want a clean professional looking installation. The universal bracket they sent me was a 90 degree and you need something closer to a 35-degree angle if you want it to mount flush to the bumper wall. Just forget the bracket and do as I did, mouunt it to the plastic bumper itself. The bumper wall thickness is strong enough for this and it gives you a clean proper mount (see my pics attached). Other than that everything worked verky well and I would recommend this product....well, good luck!!! 423805

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by: Dale10/05/2012

This was very easy to install. The hardest part is freeing the existing wiring from under the bumper. I knew that it was going to be hard from other reviews and that I was supposed to push the tab up to free it. I started poking around with a small screw driver and wasn't getting anywhere. I eventually got lucky by just using my finger/fingernail. The tab that you are trying to push up toward the sky is between the clip and the back of the bumper. I got out from under the truck and just came at it from the outside, reaching my pointer finger up under the bumper. Hope this helps. I took others recommendation and bought the additional mounting plate (PK12711U). For some reason I expected nuts and bots to come with either the wiring harness or the mounting plate but there were none. Luckily I had a box of 2.5" toggle bolts that made it really easy to secure the harness. 56358

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by: Ryan L.01/05/2014

Worked as advertised for me! Was way better than spending all the money at the dealership. Loved the installation video. I recommend buying the associated bracket, but don't forget to also buy the bracket hardware (separate part number). 111932



Ryan L - 01/06/2015


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by: Gordon B08/19/2017

Product number 118253 to be put a 2009 Honda pilot 3 star Way Heather A was right when she said that Tekonsha used heavy gauge wire I'm unhappy with the inside control box it plug in like OEM but no place to mount the control box. a problem at the factory wire harness plug in I complete remove the factory push pin from the frame and remove the clip from the connection to remove the factory cap the towing wire to it I brought two 7 way bracket mount neither one hole line to this plug and had drill new hole into bracket and still mount it crooked I thought the second one would work I look it up on tekonsha web site it fit better the curt bracket I brought so study the you tube video carefully before you buy 422713

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by: Ken G.10/06/2011

Fantastic product; absolutely plug-and-play! Viewing the etrailer video and reading customer comments was a BIG help. Only downfall is fitting the connector in the factory cut-out in the 2009 Honda Pilot bumper. The flange needs to be about 1/4" wider on each side to avoid drilling holes on the extreme edge of the cut-out. The tolerance of the top holes was less than 1/8" and the bottom holes almost didn't need drilling as they fell on the lip of the cut-out. I "clamped" the bottom bolts by using an 1 1/4" fender washer on the backside. Highly recommend this product regardless of the bumper-fit situation. Saved me $100 compared to dealer parts and $175 in shop labor. 25197

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by: Joey B.08/17/2014

I was quoted $181 for this same equipment from several different Honda dealerships. Add in another $110 for the install they said for a total of $291. I am the farthest thing away from a "car guy" and installing stuff myself. I figured I would give this a try though on my own and am happy to say I saved myself over $200 by doing so. The video online via etrailer and the instructions were extremely helpful and I was able to install this no problem in about 20 minutes. Etrailer had this part to me quicker than I expected which was awesome as well!!! Will definitely buy from here again. 147093

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by: Ram Gov07/23/2012

I hooked this up to my 2010 Honda Pilot and worked out great!!!! I fit right in and it only took me about 10 minutes to do all the pluggin in of the fuses. The only thing that took me a bit longer (only 30 minutes) was unplugging my factory wire cover and then bolting the black wire box to the rear of my bumper. I used my own screws and bolts to bolt it to my rear bumper. Just remember to buy the plate (only costs about $4) as you do need it for bolting it to bumper. This is awesome and price is great!!! Definitely recommend it. Honda dealership wants over $160 for same set up. 49084

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by: Duane M06/10/2012

The unit was easy to install on my 2010 Honda Pilot and it worked. Would be nice if the kit included a mounting bracket specifically designed for the Pilot. The instruction brochure pictures are a little too dark for easy interpertation. There should be some discussion in the instructions on how to remove the protective cap on the factory wiring that the harness attaches to. A diagram showing that there are two tabs that need to be depressed to allow removal of the protective cap would be helpful. In fairness, the instructions do say tabs and not tab. Recommended. 43549

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by: Robert K.03/10/2011

Completed installation of the Pilot Wiring Kit 118253. I used the lower portion of the Blank to fill the open area. A mount (PK12711U) is used as a backing plate but not attached otherwise. To avoid potential interference assemble the two plug parts then slide as high as possible, then mark and drill two top holes first. Drill bottom holes after securing top bolts. 8970

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by: Jim K07/25/2016

Great product. Unfortunately, I fought with the cap on the existing wiring for far too long. On the back side of the existing wire connector, you’ll find a little tab. It is thin plastic, you can lift that up and slide the connector off of the plug holding it to the undercarriage. This will let you get the cap off of the connector and plug in the new harness. 275960

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by: Troy04/15/2010

2010 Honda Pilot EX-L This product will work with 2009-2010 Honda Pilot's because they are pre-wired to accept this product. This product will cost you $180 if you buy at the dealer so great savings. The install is pretty easy until you get to the last step. You are supposed to remove the protective cap from the wiring assembly under the rear bumber. Important: the cap has a very small plastic tab on the top of the cap which is hard to see and hard to access. You need to pull the tab upward to release the cap and the assembly from the hanger. 2934

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by: Michael Dean03/10/2016

Installation was great, especially using the video for guidance. Everything fit just fine into my 2009 Honda Pilot. Like others mentioned, the hardest part was fitting fingers between the bumper and muffler to get a good grip on the factory wire cover... *Also, I used a burr grinder for my hole and self tapping screws directly into the factory fascia.The 7way is nice and snug. No wiggling. Solid. If cut and drilled properly, you won't have a need for the metal bracket like other users recommended. It's a nice clean look. Happy hauling. 240443

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by: Daryl05/11/2011

All this needs is a cheap bracket to make it perfect. You can just bolt it thru the plastic and a backing plate, but it has a lot of give when you plug it in, but probably ok. I spent half a day fashioning a metal plate and it is rock solid. Bottom line: the savings is great if you dont mind a loose fit. If you want it solid, weigh your time against the $120 you save over the Honda kit and make that decsion. Mine is now better than the Honda kit. 13609

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by: Zack B06/19/2017

Followed instructions and installed easily. It is difficult to get plastic cap off the wiring harness (the toughest part of the install). Also purchased the metal bracket after reading other reviews. Overall I am very pleased. 396026

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by: Wisconsin Del01/13/2014

View video...very helpful. Hardest part was getting plug off connector behind muffler. Be sure you remove the holding bracket of the connector from frame before you try to wiggle off the plug cap. There is only one 'catch' holding the plug cap on. Work a couple flat tip screwdrivers on each side to pry it out while still holding 'catch' down to allow cap to come off. 3 hands would be helpful! :-) 112691

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by: Review:02/06/2012

1st: Love paying less than 1/3 of Honda's price for this. 2nd: It works, but instructions could have been more specific with the fuse/circuit breaker installation. 3rd: They should include, even if extra price, an adapter to mount the plug into the Honda bumper panel, or alter the shape of the plug to fit into the Honda standard cutout for it. Altogether, I am satisfied with this purchase. 31138

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by: David07/25/2011

Product exactly as described. I'm not a "car guy" and the video made all the difference - showed exactly how to do it and gave me the confidence to buy the product. Also, the video pointed out what tools and additional parts were necessary to complete the installation - enabled me to get everything before starting installation. Total time to install (and I took my time): <30 min. 20198

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by: Brian C08/01/2017

Very easy to install. Great printed instructions and easy to follow video. It only took 15 mins to install. 413536

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by: Eddie C02/23/2017

I order the 7 point hitch tow package which was of excellent quality and easy installation instructions. All the necessary hardware was included as stated on the website and no additional hardware required. The installation took all but half an hour to install on my Honda Pilot. Thank you E-Trailier 344796

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by: Leann04/10/2013

All electical went well.until I went to install the plug...Wrong size for 2010 pilot..didn't show on directions...plug and mounting needed some fabrication to make it work... thought OEM would have everything to install (IE mounting bolts and nuts) but it didn't and directions were lacking... 75224

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by: James08/11/2017

Came in on time. Excellent quality! I watched the video (twice) and it was a 45 minute install including puting the tools away. Works great just like factory. I don't do this stuff often but when I do I go to Great service, quality parts and follow through after the sale. 418969

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by: Happy Camper07/18/2013

This kit is awesome..!! All together took less than 30 mins. to install and that's because i couldn't get the cap off the factory plug under the bumper (big hands/ small space). Totally plug and play. Etrailer shipped it like lightning and were very helpful with other questions. 90277

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by: Mark A07/27/2012

We had a great experience with etrailer. We needed electrical tow package wiring for our SUV and decided to look at etrailer. We called for support to make sure that we had the right parts, and the support was great! Our order was on our porch right on time. 49504

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by: J Randhawa07/10/2017

Have had this product for over a year, i use it often. From the beginning the product came complete, before the expected delivery date and installed exactly as instructions stated. Love the quality of this product, fits just like an OEM product. 403769

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by: Terry W04/04/2012

Product was delivered quickly and was exactly what I needed. Install was easy and fairly quick. The only thing I had trouble with was getting the temporary plug out of the Pilot wiring harness. Other then that all is working great! Thanks so much. 36105

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by: John R.12/05/2011

Purchased the Honda Trailer Wiring Package 118253. Kit came right away. Had more parts than I thought were necessary, but I was wrong. The relays and fuses all plugged right in. The cable connector mated perfectly and VOILA' we were ready. Thanks 27732

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by: Nathan02/06/2011

Great product and shipped fast! Pay 1/3 the price than buying from Honda. Also, it doesn't come with a bracket but I just cut a little plastic, drilled a couple holes and it looks professionally done. Etrailer directions were also very simple. 6726

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by: Jody08/04/2011

This is a great setup. Was easy to plug everything in and get it going. The only thing that I was not sure of, was the plug part and where it goes on the bumper. It was not a exact fit for the factory hole, but I was still able to mount it. 21103

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by: Harold05/19/2017

Needed what I ordered in 3 days and they got it here on time super easy install would highly recommend the bracket for the plug for the extra $ mounted right to the under frame 2 self tappers provided and install was done is less than 30 min 382765

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by: Frank08/26/2017

Ian shipped the product accordingly. However the instructions are not available for the later model ridgeline. Had to call the manufacturer. So screwed up that I went to the draler. I still have no stop or turn signals. 425311

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by: Ken04/25/2014

Product was exactly as described and shipped immediately. I installed the wiring within a couple of hours of the package arriving and used it immediately for a two-week trip. The wiring worked exactly as it should. 127425

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by: Terry07/29/2013

Excellent instructions. I pulled my 16 year old son away from a video game and together we followed the instructions step by step. We were done within 30 minutes. E-trailer has made these instructions fool proof. 92068

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by: Chris V07/12/2013

Great product and easy to install with the video provided by etrailer. Once i received my order it to me 10-15 minutes to install everything. Very pleased with the whole process from ordering to receiving. 89194

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by: Jenny Y.01/06/2013

Though my original order arrived with a couple pieces missing, etrailer was great on getting me a replacement order quickly. Once I had my complete product, it was pretty easy to get the wiring installed. 62514

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by: Mike11/04/2014

The online video was fantastic, it made me feel very confident during the install process. Doing the job myself saved me over $300. Thanks Etrailer for your videos and telephone technical support. 159129

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by: Javier F07/07/2016

Found what I needed on the website, watched video and bought the kit; received package on time. My 14 year old son actually did the installation and it all worked like a charm. No complaints! 269213

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by: Greg M.08/19/2015

Description was perfect and video that went with product information made installation simple/quick. I ordered in the early afternoon and was installing by lunch time the next day - THANK YOU 220325

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by: Ricky02/04/2011

I purchase this harness from etrailer and I'm glad I did.The price is very resonable...I will definitely purchase again from etrailer.Good costumer service.In terms of monitoring the shipment. 6641

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by: Steven03/29/2013

Requires customization of bumper. I used epoxy to glue the 7-pin receiver to the bumper cutout after drilling a 2" hole. Only took about 30 minutes to do once I had all of the materials. 73242

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by: Thomas M.05/19/2011

etrailer is awesome. Wiring kit was delivered very quickly. I was able to install in less then 30 minutes. Did have to use the mounting bracket PK12711U to correctly mount the unit. 14779

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by: SheltonGrn08/23/2010

Unbelievably Easy Great kit, 1/3 of the factory product, 15 min install. The only thing that could be better is the 7 way receiver could be matched better to he opening Honda provides 3375

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by: Duane R08/09/2010

Fantastic and easy Bought this kit for my 2011 Honda Pilot. Install was simple and it works great. MUCH cheaper than the dealer! Does need an additional connector mount though. 3336

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by: Bandit05/01/2017

This product was a perfect fit. Also thanks for making the video on how to install made it so easy. Happy customer .yes would recommend you guy's for the price and exact fit 374888

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by: John Z07/11/2011

Outside of mounting to the bumper via self tap screws, install was quick, easy and does not require any modifications. Saved a ton of money over Honda Dealer. Highly Recommend!! 19152

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by: Domingo Castro06/11/2014

Great product. Easy to install and very helpful video. I'm looking forward to get more products from you. I had an awesome experience buying from thanks Renee! 135111

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by: Carrie briggs09/10/2016

Received today and with the exception o the cat being fussy (living on a dirt road so plug was stuck) it was extrmly easy to install. Haven't used it yet but happy so far! 293307

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by: Bill G.04/26/2010

Mounting plate not included Installed on 2011 Pilot. Had Honda instructions which are better than kit. Wiring kit is great and went well but need mounting plate included. 2970

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by: Eric G.06/24/2014

This is a great product. Basically a plug and play. Good instructions. Side note there are two fuse boxes in the 09 pilot it goes in the second one not the main. 137386

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by: Tom W02/10/2017

The product I ordered was correctly shipped. It arrived on the ETA. The installation went without a hitch..pardon the pun. I highly recommend etrailer!! 340640

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  • Parts Needed to Install 7-way Trailer Connector on 2011 Honda Pilot
  • The procedure for installing a 7-way trailer connector will depend on whether your Pilot is equipped with the 4 or the 6 cylinder engine. 6 cylinder engines are equipped with the factory towing connector located behind the bumper on the driver's side (see photo.) If this connector is present, you can indeed install the Tekonsha 7-way, part # 118253. The taillight converter as well as the necessary fuses and relays are included to activate the factory tow package. If your Pilot has the...
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  • Installation of Honda Pilot Factory Tow Package Wiring # 118253 on 2010 Honda Pilot With Tow Package
  • The Honda Pilot Factory Tow Package Wiring, part # 118253, you have referenced will provide a 7-Way trailer connection at the rear of the vehicle, as long as your 2010 Honda Pilot has the Factory Tow Package. That means it is wired from the factory with the plug under the rear bumper which will accept a 7-Way trailer connector. It comes with the necessary fuses, relays, and converter box to add the 7-Way. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the # 118253 kit. The...
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  • How to Tell if a 2010 Honda Pilot has a Factory Installed Tow Package
  • To find out if your 2010 Honda Pilot came with a tow package from the factory, the most certain way is to have a dealer run the VIN. There are some tell tale signs, however, that may lead you in the right direction. If the Pilot has a functioning 7-Way trailer connector, you probably have a tow package. If you do not have the 7-Way plug at the rear of the vehicle, you will need the Honda Pilot Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring (7-Way) with Circuit Protected ModuLite HD Module, # 118253...
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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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  • Installing an Electric Trailer Brake Controller on a 2011 Honda Pilot
  • From what I can find, if the 2011 Honda Pilot did not come with a trailer connector then you cannot use the Tekonsha harness # 3070-P as it is not connected all the way like on models that came with the completed factory tow package. This could also mean that the 7-Way you installed, # 118253 is not fully functional. What you will need to do to install the brake controller is hardwire it using brake controller installation kit # 5506. You will need to cut the blue wire off several...
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  • Options for Installing a Tow Ready Custom Wiring Harness # 118253 on a 2011 Honda Pilot
  • The reason we do not recommend that you use this product on a 2011 Honda Pilot is that factory cut-out in the rear fascia causes fit issues with the included mount. However, like you said there have been a number of people who have made this product work on their 2011 Pilots using different modifications and mounting brackets. One person was able to use a Mounting Bracket, part # PK12711U, and make it work for him. It sounds like he used it as a backing plate to attach the 7-way from...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness for 2010 Honda Pilot
  • According to the information we have from our hitch manufacturers, 2009-2010 Honda Pilots are built with an integrated hitch from the factory. This being the case, our hitch manufacturers do not produce any hitches for the 2009-2010 Pilot, which is why we do not have any listed on our site. You would use part # 118491 for a trailer wiring harness. It is a simple plug-n-play unit that will provide a basic 4-Way trailer connector.
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  • 7-Way Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2011 Honda Pilot
  • We do recommend 7-Way Tow Package Wiring # 118253 for the 2011 Honda Pilot models but it isn't a great fit due to fit issues with the factory cut-out in the rear fascia. However, it can still be used but the 7-Way plug and housing will not fit as well as it does on a 2010 model. We also have Replacement Circuit Protected OEM Wiring Harness # C56366. This kit includes a mounting bracket for the 7-Way so it does not use the factory cut-out on the vehicle. I have included links to the installation...
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  • Are Fuses and Relays Needed to Use the Factory Tow Package Wiring on a 2009 Honda Pilot
  • If your 2009 Honda Pilot has the factory trailer towing receptacle at the rear bumper then all of the tow package fuses and relays should be installed. You should be able to just plug your trailer into the receptacle and have all of the functions working except for the electric trailer brake function. If you have a trailer with electric brakes you will need a brake controller and wiring adapter to attach the brake controller in the cab of the vehicle. I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Not Working on 2011 Honda Pilot
  • Replacement 7-Way trailer connector # 118253 can be used with the 2011 Honda Pilot. The harness that you have now might not be working if one of the fuses or relays is bad or is not installed in the correct place. It is not likely that a fuse or relay would be bad on a new harness but you can check them. The fuses are easy to check but the relays are harder. Basically the only way to test a relay is to use a known good one in place of a potential bad one. There could also be additional...
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  • How Does OEM Tow Package Wiring Install to a 2009 Honda Pilot and What Adapters are Need for 4-Way
  • Since your 2009 Honda Pilot has the tow package it will have a port or plug for this harness to plug into. There are 4 holes in the 7-Way connector so that you can mount it to the bumper. Some vehicles have knockouts in place that can be removed and provide a pre-drilled location for the 7-Way. Take a look at your bumper to see if a knock out is there. If there is no knock out, you can attach to the bumper using a bracket like part # 18138. There may also be a 4-Way already in place...
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  • Why Does Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 118491 Include 1 Relay and Honda Wiring Has 2
  • The wiring kit you selected, Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, part # 118491, would just give you a 4-way connector at the rear of your 2009 Honda Pilot, only requiring one relay. The other wiring kit that we offer, Honda Pilot Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring # 118253, includes 2 relays as it is a replacement for the OEM tow package wiring. Part # 118253 would require 2 relays as it gives you a 7 way connector. The kit that you referenced from Honda is more than likely part # 118253. If...
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  • How to Test Operation of TowReady Part # 118253 Honda Pilot Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring
  • If it is not convenient to attach a properly functioning trailer to your vehicle to test the new wiring package, you can test each function (tail light, brake light, turn signal, etc) by using your test probe on each pin at the vehicle 7-way connector. A helper will make this process easier as you will need someone to activate the lights and brakes while you apply the test probe to the corresponding connector pins. I have attached a link to a help article concerning trailer wiring. This...
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  • Trailer Wiring Adapter for a 2011 Honda Pilot with a 7-Way and a Boat Trailer
  • A lot of boat trailers have what is called a 5-Way flat trailer connector. It has the 4 basic lighting functions, a ground circuit, and a circuit to activate an electric reverse lockout on the trailer coupler. You would need to use an adapter like # HM47570. One end plugs into the 7-Way on your Honda Pilot, the other end can accept a 6-Way, 5-Way, or 4-Way. There are other adapters in case you have a different style connector on your trailer. I have included a link to the wiring adapter...
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  • Availability of a Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2010 Honda Pilot
  • The Honda Pilot Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring (7-Way) w/ Circuit Protected ModuLite HD Module, item # 118253, will plug into the vehicles factory connection under the rear bumper. The harness comes complete with a modulite taillight converter that needs to be installed in the vehicles rear cargo area storage compartment and fuses and relays that will need to be installed in the cargo area fuse panel and the under hood fuse panel. The 7-Way connector will not install in the knockout...
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  • Adding a 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 2006 Honda Ridgeline
  • It would appear that the 2006 Ridgeline either came with a factory installed 7-Way connector at the back or it didn't. If it isn't present then your model must not have come with it. But you can add one. To add a 7-Way you will first need to install a 4-Way using wiring harness # 118400. Then you can install 4- and 7-Way kit # ETBC7 to add the 7-Way and retain use of a 4-Way as well. I have linked some videos that show and explain the ETBC7 installation for you. If you also need a...
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  • How to Mount Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring 118253 on a 2010 Honda Pilot with Factory Knockout
  • To secure the 7-Way connector part of the Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring, # 118253, to your 2010 Honda Pilot, you can use the factory knockout and drill 4 holes to match the four mounting holes on the 7-Way. Use the 7-Way as a template to drill the holes. If you do not want to drill into the bumper, you can attach a bracket to the trailer hitch. You can use the Mounting Box, # 18156. This is a simple no-drill, universal application that includes a clamp to attach the bracket to the...
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  • Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 118491 Recommendation for the 2011 Honda Pilot
  • For your 2011 Honda Pilot I would recommend that you get a Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, part # 118491. I attached installation instructions for this product below for you to check out also. The Honda Pilot Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring, part # 118253, that you referenced would work, however we do not recommend it because the connector size does not match up with the factory cut-out in the rear fascia. Some people have made it work with a little modification, but if I...
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  • Tekonsha Wiring Harness 118253 Installation
  • The small black box labeled 16506218 D that was included in your wiring kit # 118253 will be installed behind the driver-side dashboard cover. It will connect to a rectangular grey plug like the one shown in the photo provided. This plug and wiring may be tucked up out of the way and could be taped to other components. It should be to the right side of the steering shaft. These are often well-hidden. The relay block should be located to the left of the steering column. You will need...
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  • Adding a 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 2011 Honda Pilot without Factory Tow Package
  • The easiest way to add a 7-Way to your 2011 Honda Pilot would be to use Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118253. Out of this kit, you would need to use just one of the large black relays and then replace the 4-Way you have with the 7-Way components in the kit. This is because the 4-Way kit you have installed, # 118491, already uses a lot of the same parts (see instructions). This will work fine if you are just looking for a connector that will provide the light functions, but if...
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  • Are Relays and Fuses Included with the 2009 Honda Pilot Tow Wire Harness
  • Yes, the relays and fuses and hardware needed to install the Honda Pilot Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring, item # 118253, are included.
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  • Wiring to tow a Pair of Trailers With a 2009 Honda Pilot
  • The Honda Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring # 118253 will upgrade your 2009 Honda Pilot with tow package from a 4-way to a 7-way, and you'd need mounting bracket # PK12711U to mount the 7-way. This bracket now comes with the mounting hardware included so the other part you mentioned is not needed. To go from a 7-way to your boat trailer with a 5-way and utility trailer with a 4-way you would want the handy 7-Pole to 4-Pole and 5-Pole Adapter # 37385, which will fulfill all of your wiring...
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  • Comparing Trailer Wiring Harnesses For a 2010 Honda Pilot
  • Since you have a tow package on your 2010 Honda Pilot, that means it is wired from the factory to accept a 7-Way trailer connector. The correct harness then would be # 118253. It comes with the necessary fuses, relays, and converter box to add the 7-Way, which is also included. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If the vehicle did not come with a factory tow package that means that it is not wired from the factory for a 7-Way, but you can add a 4-Way using...
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  • What Parts Are Needed To Tow a 2013 Pop-up with a 2010 Honda Pilot EX-L
  • In order to tow your 2013 Forest River Rockwood Freedom pop-up with your 2010 Honda Pilot EX-L, either the Curt Wiring Harness # C56366 or the Tow Ready # 118253 will work. The next piece you will need is a brake controller. I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller # 90885, which is highly popular due to its ease of installation and how well it works. The last piece is the Tekonsha Adapter for Honda # 3070-P - to install this, the connector should be located above the...
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  • Will the Honda Pilot Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Work with the 2010 Honda Pilot
  • If your vehicle has the factory towing package installed then the Honda Pilot Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring (7-Way) w/ Circuit Protected ModuLite HD Module, item # 118253, will work on your vehicle and then you will need to use a 7-Way to 4-Way connector adapter, # PK12716, to convert the 7-Way connector to a 4-Way connector on your trailer if applicable. 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 Upgraded...
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  • Can Factory Brake Control Port Be Used on 2011 Honda Pilot When Using Tow Ready Harness #118253
  • The Tow Ready Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118253, can be used as a replacement for the factory wiring harness on your 2011 Honda Pilot with the factory tow package. The # 118253 wiring harness will plug into a connector under the rear bumper of your vehicle and give you a 7-way connector on the rear of your vehicle. The factory brake controller harness port is usually installed on vehicles with a factory tow package on the vehicle. I would recommend to look under your dash for the...
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  • Installing Tekonsha Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring # 118253 on 2013 Honda Ridgeline
  • The Tekonsha Honda Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring # 118253 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2013 Honda Ridgeline and it will be a quick and easy installation. This will upgrade the 4-way flat on your Ridgeline to a 7-way connector. I have attached the installation details for you to check out and also included an image of the fuse instructions. We do not yet have an installation video on your vehicle but the process should be similar to the Honda Pilot demonstration...
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  • What Is the Part Number for a Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2010 Honda Pilot with No Trailer Wiring
  • If there was no wiring from the factory, then it is not a tow package equipped vehicle. For the 2010 model year, all Pilots are built with hitches, but the models with tow packages had a wiring harness included. The part you need is part # 118491. It is a 4-Pole connector and the kit includes the fuses, relays, and control modules needed to complete the wiring setup.
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  • 7-Way and Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2009 Honda Pilot
  • To replace the 4-way of your 2009 Honda Pilot with a 7-way you will need the part # 118253. There may be a few components that you already installed on your vehicle when you did the 4-way, but this is the only tow package style route for a 7-way for your vehicle that we offer. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional...
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