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Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector
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Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector

Part Number: 56042
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2016 Toyota Highlander

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CURT custom fit vehicle wiring for your 2016 Toyota Highlander are available from etrailer.com. Installation instructions and reviews for your Toyota custom fit vehicle wiring. Expert service, and great custom fit vehicle wiring prices. etrailer.com carries a complete line of CURT products. Order your Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector part number 56042 online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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2016 Toyota Highlander - Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector

  • 4 Flat
  • Trailer Hitch Wiring
  • No Converter
  • CURT

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your Toyota Highlander with this custom harness. Connector plugs directly into OEM tow package port - no cutting, splicing or tapping required.


Features:

  • Provides a 4-way flat trailer connector at the back of your vehicle to power your trailer's signal lights
    • Designed for use with a factory tow package
    • Compatible with 5-pole, 6-pole and 7-pole adapters (sold separately)
  • Connects quickly and easily - no cutting or splicing of wires
    • Locate connection point in rear cargo area
    • Plug in connector
  • Comes with dust cap for 4-way flat connector
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Installation

This custom-fit T-connector plugs into your vehicle's factory tow package wiring harness, which is located behind the driver's-side interior trim panel in your rear cargo area.


Once installation is complete, the 4-way 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 plug on your automobile and the 4-pole connector itself - to help prevent corrosion.



56042 CURT T-Connector - OE Replacement 4-Flat

Installation Details 56042 Installation instructions

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Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - 56042

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (145 Customer Reviews)

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. Connector plugs directly into OEM tow package port - no cutting, splicing or tapping required.

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2012 ToyotaHighlander

Part was exactly what I needed. Shipped quickly. I will order from etrailer again for sure!



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I appreciate the easy ordering process and fast shipping! The harness works perfectly:)



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We installed it on our 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and it was so easy. Thanks for saving us hundreds over what the dealer wanted to do it! Took us about 10 minutes, following the video instruction was a breeze.



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ToyotaHighlander

Just a heads up for Toyota Highlander owners. My Highlander had the towing package from the factory but I still needed the converter and wiring harness combo etrailer package.



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Excellent service. Quick arrival of products. Installed after watching their videos and one was very helpful since I was having a problem and the video showed me the correct way . Highly recommend the products and video search and the instruction.



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ToyotaHighlander

After balking at the cost to have an auto-shop add a trailer to our Toyota Highlander, we found etrailer.com and decided to take a chance. The "how to" videos factored considerably in our decision to buy ... they made it look so easy! And surprise! It really -WAS- that easy. We used standard block-type ramps (the kind you can buy for $40 ) to get the SUV up off the ground high enough to get underneath to do the work. Everything came off as easy as it was showed in the videos. Other than the fact this bar is a heavy so we had our teen daughter help hold it steady while we bolted it into place (i.e., get help for when you go to lift it), it went super smooth. Thanks for saving us $280 over the cost the car dealer quoted us! P.S. - be sure to watch the linked videos so you get the right trailer lighting attachment and ball hitch for your new hitch.

Anna

5/20/2019

We are very happy with our trailer hitch, and all the accoutrements that we purchased with it. Your videos were enormously helpful, the hitch went on easily with a bit of help from our teenage daughter to lift it up into place, and we recommend your business to friends when they express an interest in getting a camper.



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2014 ToyotaHighlander

Item was as described and easy to install, thanks to the detailed instructions- written and video.



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1999 Jayco Designer

This wiring harness was a huge time-saver over wiring things manually like we did for our last trailer hitch a long-long-long time ago! If you're not sure what to buy, watch the videos they have to make sure you get the correct one for your needs. We saved a HUGE amount of money over what the auto dealer quoted us for the exact same thing, and as a bonus, the how-to videos made it really easy to attach it ourselves. Yes, it really -is- that easy.

Anna

5/20/2019

We are very happy with our trailer hitch, and all the accoutrements that we purchased with it. Your videos were enormously helpful, the hitch went on easily with a bit of help from our teenage daughter to lift it up into place, and we recommend your business to friends when they express an interest in getting a camper.



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2012 highlander had factory tow package. This harness mounted in fine to the factory plug in the back but there was no power at the connector. After some research I found that I still needed to go to the dealer and purchase a $100 towing converter that plugs in under the dash on the left side.

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Jenny N.

10/27/2021

It sounds like your 2012 Toyota Highlander didnt come with the factory tow package and that you would have needed part # C56217. It includes the additional wiring component that installs under the dash to complete towing circuit.



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2015 ToyotaHighlander

Great ordering and quick delivery. Product was just as described and super easy to install. Just a little disapoited in the wireharness that was available as it does not have a bracket to clamp to the hitch and will need to be replpaced. Make sure to order the correct one.



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2012 ToyotaHighlander

***READ THIS*** Great product, easy install *BUT* This might help someone else. I called the dealer and found that my 2012 Toyota Highlander has the " V-6 Towing Prep Package" I had assumed that was the factory towing package, I was wrong. Save yourself the trouble and physically look under the dash for the white connector as well, if nothing (no converter) is plugged into it, you will need the other wiring kit with the converter. [one of etrailer.com videos] clearly shows the connector I'm talking about on a 2012 Highlander I have now ordered the correct part. I am still very happy doing business with etrailer.com Thanks!



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The product is amazing. I will say that the company that installed the hitch did not hook the lights up correctly and they trailer lights still do not work. It has nothing to do with the product. I am hoping that I will be able to take it back and get it fixed next week.



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2008 ToyotaHighlander

parts arrived ahead of schedule and in good order. Had it installed locally by a professional and am very pleased with the results, thank you! Order included: Draw Tite hitch receiver / tongue kit with 2 drop/raise sizes & 2 ball sizes / wiring, wire tester / for 2008 Highlander.



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Joanne got things going in a very timely manner and I got my purchase 3 days early.



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2019 ToyotaHighlander

Very pleased with the trailer hitch. Very easy installation and directions were excellent. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a after market hitch.The wire harness worked like a champ.The whole job looks great.



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easy install...pretty cut and dry / plug and play



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I bought the trailer hitch and required parts for my husband for Christmas. I had them install this week. All necessary parts were included and the dealership had no difficulty with the installation. Thank you.



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Thank you for the great service..



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2008 ToyotaHighlander

Received the wiring harness and did not realize that I needed to order the wiring harness for the front under dash, everything else looks great....very happy with the trailer hitch.



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Etrailer lived up to their word keeping their promise to give a $10. credit to us for paint. Delivery was fast and prices were better than others. Hitch fit like a glove with no issues.



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Good product delivered quickly



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2017 ToyotaHighlander

Perfect fit with the 2017 Highlander. Simple installation.

Brian

12/1/2018

I am thrilled with the hitch and wiring. They have both performed flawlessly. Thanks for the follow up.



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2008 ToyotaHighlander

Easy install, but I didn't want to leave it in the cargo compartment. There was a rubber plug right there in the well with the pigtail - just cut a slice half-way cut through the plug, put the wire in the cut, then fed out for zip to the new hitch..



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My 2011 Toyota Highlander Limited already had the main vehicle wiring harness installed. The white connector simply plugged right into the harness under the Driver side rear compartment storage bin. It took less than two minutes to plug it in. Worked as advertised.



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We couldn't recommend this product highly enough. It was SO much more affordable than having a dealership install theirs. It was very easy to install as well. My husband, who is not overly familiar with cars, installed it with ease by himself.
Thank you etrailer for providing such a great product.


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