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4-Pole 48" Long Vehicle End (Includes 4 Wire Taps)

4-Pole 48" Long Vehicle End (Includes 4 Wire Taps)

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Tekonsha Trailer Wiring - 118001

  • Trailer Connectors
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  • 4 Flat
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  • 0 - 5 Feet Long
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Tow Ready 4 Way Flat Trailer Connector, Vehicle End by Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and Reese


  • 18 Gauge bonded wires
  • Taillight, stop and turn functions printed on wires
  • Ground wire runs full length of assembly
  • 48" Long

118001 4-Pole 48" Long Vehicle End (Includes 4 Wire Taps)

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Video of 4-Pole 48" Long Vehicle End (Includes 4 Wire Taps)

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Video Transcript for Tekonsha 4-Pole Vehicle End Installation - 2011 Ford Van

Today on our 2011 Ford van, we're going to be taking a look at the Tekonsha Vehicle End 4-pole Connector, part number 118001. Now this is what the kit is going to consist of. You're going to have a 4-pole flat vehicle end, and the cable is 48" long, as well as you're going to get four wire taps. But on our installation, we're going to be replacing them with heat shrink butt connectors, and you can pick those up using part number DW05744-5. Here's going to be our vehicle end of the 4-pole. Now, like a lot of applications, after time, rust and corrosion will start to build up, and it's not going to make a good connection, so we're going to go and install our new kit. Let's go ahead and show you how we get it installed.

To start our installation, we're going to be cutting the wires off of our 4-pole. You're going to want to cut each wire individually, that way not to cause any shorts or anything else. We can go ahead and strip the ends of them. We don't need a full 48", so here at the top, what I'm going to do, is I'm going to separate the wires just by pulling them apart like so. Then I'm going to cut the wires about there.

Now we can go ahead and strip the ends of our new wire, just like before. Now the next step is to put on our heat shrink butt connector. We're just going to take each wire, and put one end in, and then we're going to crimp it down. We're going to repeat that process for the other three wires. With our heat shrink connectors connected to our end of our vehicle, we're going to go in and take our 4-pole, and we're going to match the color of the wires and attach them on the other side, and crimp them down. Now I do want to mention, just like on our vehicle here, some of the wiring is faded, but you want to make sure the green goes to green, yellow to yellow, brown to brown, and white to white.

We're going to go ahead and repeat this process, and attach our butt connectors as well. Now with all our connectors connected . I did mention these are heat shrink butt connectors, so we're going to go ahead and take a heat gun, and we're going to apply heat to the connector. It will shrink up the ends, preventing moisture and water from getting in there, and giving us better protection. Now if you don't have access to a heat gun, you can use any heat source, but I do want to mention, you need to be extra careful not to char or burn the wires if you're using an open flame. Now the only thing left is to test our connections, so I'm going to plug in my tester, and with an extra set of hands, I'm going to have them run my lights. Can I have the running lights, please Our running light circuit is working.

Okay, can I have the left turn signal Left turn signal's working. Could I have the right turn signal Right turn signal. Can I have the brakes Can I have the brakes and a turn signal The other one, please. All right. All of our circuits are working. Now our final step will be putting our loom back, and maybe applying some electrical tape to tidy everything up. That will finish up our look at the Tekonsha Vehicle End 4-pole Connector, part number 118001 on our 2011 Ford van.

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4-Pole 48" Long Vehicle End (Includes 4 Wire Taps) - 118001

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

Tow Ready 4 Way Flat Trailer Connector, Vehicle End by Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and Reese


Worked excellently. No problems on the install.


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