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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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2017 Jeep Patriot - T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector

  • Custom Fit
  • Trailer Hitch Wiring
  • 4 Flat
  • Powered Converter
  • Tekonsha

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your Jeep Patriot with this custom wiring harness. T-One connector plugs directly into existing wiring. Powered ModuLite reduces strain on wiring system.


  • 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 behind tail lights
    • Plug in T-connector
    • Run hot lead to car battery
  • Includes ModuLite power module that connects directly to battery to avoid overloading vehicle's electrical system
  • Constructed of 16-gauge bonded wire
  • Comes with dust cap for 4-way flat connector


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


This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your vehicle's wiring harness, which is located behind the driver's-side and passenger's-side tail lights. You will have to remove the tail light assemblies to access this harness.

T-One Connection Location Points Behind Tail Lights

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 and insert the provided fuse.

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.

ModuLite Power Module

A ModuLite power module is built into this T-One connector. 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.

118552 Tow Ready T-1 T-Connector - 4 Wire - Modu-Lite

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T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - 118552

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (430 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.


There probably isn't anything wrong with the harness, but couldn't install it because it wasn't the right model.

etrailer recommended this harness for me 2012 Town & Country, but when I got around to installing it, I found that it was for a 2010 model and wouldn't work on my 2012 model. I was passed the 60 days to return, they refused to let me exchange it for the proper one. I felt that since it was the harness they recommended that they should make it right, but etrailer chose not to do the right thing. So I sit with a harness that is useless to me. I wouldn't buy anything from etrailer ever again....I don't trust them anymore!!

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I have sent your information to our customer service team and they will be in touch with you about this.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 09/30/2022


Works great, install was clearly defined, hardest part was weaving the feed line up to the engine compartment and keeping it away from the exhaust, a little tough doing it with jack stands on an inclined driveway.


Installation was quite simple. Saved many $$$ doing it myself.

2009 JeepPatriot

Great product, the connectors make it easy to set up your trailer lighting configuration. The video is helpful as well. I will say this, though - avoid the part about running the wire all the way to your battery if at all possible. This is totally unnecessary (and a lot more work) if you have a lead wire available inside the rear of your left taillight like I discovered through other sources of information in my install process. Just connected the black wire provided (without the extension cord) to this lead wire behind the taillight and I was good to go. Saved me a lot of hassle trying to string a wire throughout my entire vehicle and into the area under the hood.

2015 JeepPatriot

My order was received promptly and complete, as always from etrailer!

Your installation videos are always helpful and accurate.

The one suggestion I have concerning this product is that the battery lead coming out of controller should be longer. The controller is generally installed before the lead is crimped to the battery connection. Once the controller is installed, it is challenging to reach the lead to attach the battery power wire because of very limited working space. Just a thought.

Installed as instructed and tests as desired.

Installed easily, as outlined in your excellent video.
Gary - 12/21/2021

2013 Dodge Durango

I have bought trailer hitches from Etrailer several times over the past few years. I don't bother going anywhere else because you just can't beat their customer service, pricing and shipping


I have used etrailer numerous times and it is always a great experience. I am a cyclist, and so are several of my family members - and we go to etrailer every time we need to add a hitch to a car for the bike racks. They always have what I need at a great price and I never seem to have the "supply chain" issues that seem to pop up everywhere else. Always quick, always right, and always a great price. What more could you ask for??


Wiring harness and instructions were very easy to understand and install


Shipment arrived promptly with all items. The instructions and videos provided made the install super easy. This is my second purchase using etrailer and their products and highly recommend them for all towing needs. Great quality and priced affordable.

Dodge Dakota

Wow, starting with my order on Tuesday I had excellent customer service, then a short 2 days (really?) later I recieved my Rola cargo carrier and light kit. Your videos make it easy to assemble and install. Prices are cheaper than anywhere on the net. Attached are some pics but it is snowing buckets in South Dakota right now, glad when we get to sunny Orlando, thanks etrailer!!!

2014 JeepPatriot

Just finished the install of this unit on my 2014 patriot and it couldn’t have been easier. I’ve used other models in the past on another patriot that involved wire splices and poor instructions and installation took forever. Not the case this time. The installation video specific to my vehicle provided on etrailer’s website was dead on and incredibly helpful. Overall great experience both with the product and company.


Easily installed. Actually my wife and her friend installed the hitch and wiring. I installed the adapter wiring and attached to the hitch. Seems like a great product.

2012 JeepPatriot

Easy to install. Love the product

Still working great and on its second winter of use.
Bill w - 12/30/2021


Excellent kit


Called ETRAILER to order a very nice lady( CAMELLA L) answered, she was very efficient and friendly. The parts were to be delivered in 5 days arrived in 3 days. I watched a video on installation, the parts fit as advertised. THANK YOU CAMELLA for helping me.


It is a good and complete kit.
I installed
it with everything included and did not need to go get additional wiring.
It functioned as expected!
So, thumbs up.


Just got done installing my hitch and wiring very easy looks great I sent along a picture to show how nice it looks!
Thanks etrailer

2010 Chrysler Town and Country

Quality product and easy to install

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

This product is amazing! I have a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. Install was a breeze, and the installation videos are tremendously helpful. I’m looking forward to seeing what else I can get.


Your YouTube video on the installation of the electrical lighting was right on track. Everything I needed to know and do and what tools I would need was spot on. The job went easier than I expected and the results were just as the video explained. Thanks for some really great materials and how to vids.


Easy instillation videos from etrailer were a great help I recommend etrailer for anything trailer related

2013 Dodge Durango

Received the product in perfect shape, very easy installation with the video. I'm very satisfied with this product and definitely recommend it to anybody.

2009 Dodge Grand Caravan

Great product at the right price, delivered quickly, and fit my vehicle perfectly.

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan

I installed this on a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT. Product was easy to install. I followed the directions that came with the kit and watched the install video. I ran the power wire to the battery under the van along the brake line and used zip ties to hold it in place. I traded the van in since then, but it worked up until the day I traded it in. We bought a 2016 this past February and I order the same kit (updated for 2016 as it is not the same as the old kit. Different connectors to the tail lights.), but this time routed the battery wire inside the van through the space for the jack and ran it under the carpet and out of the firewall through the same place the cable for the brake pedal comes in. way easier than crawling under the van.

One year later and it still works like a champ. Next time I need a harness I will be buying my 3rd one from etrailer.
Joe - 05/23/2017

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan

The install of this wiring harness was very easy. It came with all necessary parts, well except terminal crimpers and wire strippers, but I had those already. I ended up running the power wire from the battery along the brake lines to the rear of the van.

I was a little surprised that the wiring module is mounted on the exterior underneath the vehicle, but given Chrysler's design, I don't really see a better option. So far it has given me no problems. It's nice to have a second tow vehicle.

The harness still works great, no issues so far.
Brian C - 06/27/2017

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See what our Experts say about this Tekonsha Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring

  • Right Side Trailer Lights Do Not Work After Installing Trailer Wiring Harness on 2009 Grand Caravan
    To determine if the converter box is bad on your trailer wiring harness, I recommend testing the wires going into the converter box from the tail lights by probing them with a circuit tester. If you have power for the right turn signal and brake light going into the converter box but no power coming out of the converter box, then the converter box is probably bad and should be replaced. I also recommend inspecting the harness from the converter box to the 4-way trailer connector. Sometimes...
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  • Trailer Brake Lights Do Not Work on Trailer Towed by 2008 Jeep Patriot
    It sounds like there could be either a wiring issue, short, or a ground problem that is causing the trailer brake lights to not work properly when towing with your 2008 Jeep Patriot. Ground problems normally show up when there is more draw on a system such as when you have the running lights on and then use another function like a turn signal or brake light. Make sure that the vehicle side and trailer side connectors are clean and free of corrosion inside and out. The main connector grounds...
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  • Effects of a Vehicle Wiring Kit and 2008 Dodge Grand Caravans Battery When Idle for 6 Months
    The ModuLite in the custom fit vehicle wiring kit # 118552 is designed to draw it's power from the battery. As a result, it bypasses the electrical routes that are used by the wiring harness. I spoke with our technical representative at Tow Ready about your vehicle sitting for 6 months. As long as you have a good battery and the wiring is properly sealed everything should be just fine. It may draw a little power from the battery but the ModuLite does a good job protecting your vehicles...
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  • Is The Vehicle Wiring Harness, # 118552, Needed On a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan WithTow Package
    If your 2010 Dodge Caravan already has a factory 4-Way trailer connector on the rear of your vehicle then the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, # 118552, is not needed, unless you are having problems with the factory connector. If you do not have the factory 4-Way on your vehicle, then you would use the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, # 118552. It will provide the 4-Pole trailer connector that your 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan would need. We have installed many of the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harnesses...
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  • Troubleshooting T-1 Connector Part # 118552 on 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
    Having the signal bleed over from the drivers side to the circuit feeding the passenger side usually indicates a ground problem. Try running a jumper from the white ground wire coming off the converter to the negative battery terminal, and see if that solves your problem. If so, try using a different grounding point for the converter. If there is a factory installed grounding point nearby, that would be ideal. If no factory ground is available, try shooting the grounding screw into a pinch...
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  • Troubleshooting the Tow Ready T-One Wiring Harness # 118552 on a 2011 Jeep Patriot
    The Tow Ready T-One Wiring Harness, part # 118552, is the correct wiring harness for the 2011 Jeep Patriot 4x4. If the functions on the trailer connector of the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118552, tests good without the trailer hooked up then you will need to check the trailer for possible wiring problems. The most common situation is that there is a bad ground on the trailer. A bad ground on the trailer could cause the situation you are seeing. Check all of the ground connections...
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  • How To Determine What Is Causing Wiring Harness Converter To Short Out on 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan
    A light bulb going out on the trailer will not cause a converter box to short out, but it is indicating a short on the trailer that could be causing the converter box on your vehicle to short out. If all of the functions at the 4-Way connector on your 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan are working properly, we can turn our attention to the trailer. Start by checking all of the light bulbs on the trailer to be sure they are installed properly and in good working condition. Next, check the ground...
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  • Trailer Right Turn Signal Does Not Work Using Wiring Harness on a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country
    You have tested the converter on trailer wiring harness # 118552 correctly. Since there is the correct signal going into the converter but not coming out that indicates that the converter is bad and the harness will need to be replaced. The Tow Ready wiring harnesses have a 1 year limited warranty so based on the date of purchase you would be outside of that window. The modern day wiring harnesses are very sensitive because the vehicle wiring on newer vehicles is sensitive. Because of...
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  • Trailer Left Turn Signal/Brake Light Only Lights Up when Running Lights are On
    It sounds like the left trailer light might be connected to the wrong circuit since it comes on with the running lights and does not blink with the turn signal activated. Does it light up when you step on the brake pedal? If it does not then it is likely connected to the wrong circuit. If it does light up then there is likely a bad ground. Ground problems can cause all sorts of weirdness to occur. Make sure the truck and trailer side connectors, including the adapter, are clean and free...
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  • Why Does the T-1 Wiring Harness for 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Have to Draw Power From the Battery
    The actual voltage to power the trailer lighting is drawn from the fused 12-volt feed that is ran to the battery. The connections that attach inline behind the tail lights provide the signal that tells the trailer lights when to activate. This has the benefit of isolating the voltage that powers the trailer lights from the wiring system that powers the tail lights on your Grand Caravan. A short circuit on the trailer wiring can blow the fuse on the power circuit at the battery or possibly...
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  • Installing a T-One Trailer Wiring Harness on a 2009 Dodge Caliber
    There is nothing special to consider when installing part # 118552. They are essentially the same vehicle with a different body. How the taillights are attached and other little things like that may differ a bit, but not much. Follow the instructions and you should have little or no problems installing this.
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  • Recommendedation for a Trailer WIring Harness for a 2009 Dodge Caravan
    I do not have any specific wire color information on that particular vehicle. To locate which wire carries the signal for the tail/running lights, remove the taillight assembly as if you were replacing a burned out bulb. Have a helper turn on the headlights, then probe the wires running to the assembly with a circuit tester such as our part # 40376, until you find the wire that shows current. For this vehicle, we offer a T-1 Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118552. To install this converter,...
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  • Size of Included Fuse for T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118552
    The fuse that goes in to the fuse holder of the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118552 that you referenced is a 10 amp fuse.
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  • Trailer Wiring Kit Recommendation for 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan thats More Reliable than Curt
    Sounds like there's a short on the right stop/turn circuit of your trailer which is causing the trailer wiring harness to stop working like it needs to. This is almost always the issue when a specific function of trailer wiring keeps failing. So what I recommend is that you go over the trailer wiring looking for any obvious shorts like cut or frayed wire and fix as needed and then install the Tekonsha kit part # 118552 on your 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan instead as this kit will be much more...
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  • Trailer Brake Lights Dim with Factory Wiring Harness on a 2016 Jeep Patriot
    The issue you described could be either that there is an error with the factory trailer wiring harness you have now or that it is just simply not compatible with LED trailer lights. I unfortunately would not have much advice on how to test/troubleshoot the factory trailer wiring harness but I can confirm that the trailer wiring harnesses we carry for your 2016 Jeep Patriot are compatible with LED lights. I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness part # 118552 as it is plug and play as...
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  • Why Does Trailer Wiring of 2008 Dodge Caravan Require Running Power Wire to Vehicle Battery
    Not all vehicles can handle the additional amperage draw of the trailer taillights on the vehicle taillight circuits. Those vehicles need a setup that draws power from the battery. Some vehicles have higher rated circuits that can handle this, and others need to have the power drawn straight from the battery to protect the taillight circuits. This also helps prevent a trailer wiring short from damaging the vehicle wiring as well. For your 2008 Dodge Caravan you need to install a harness...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Wiring Where Right Turn Stays On all the Time with Trailer Connection
    Sounds like you have a short between the right turn/blinker circuit and the 12 volt power circuit. Most likely when you rewired the setup a couple wires ended up touching each other and causing the problem you described. I'd recommend going over the wiring of the trailer to see if you can find where the issue is and fix as needed. I also attached a help article on troubleshooting trailer wiring for you to check out as well.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Wiring Install on 2010 Chrysler Town and Country that Doesn't Work
    Sounds like the ground wire is your issue. But first did you check to make sure there's a good fuse in the fuse holder of the # 118552? It's pretty easy to forget that. But for the ground strap you need to have it connected to a metal surface that comes into contact with the vehicle frame in order for it to ground properly. I am not exactly sure where you have it now but it sounds like it's not attached to a metal surface.
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  • How to Route 12V Power Wire for Trailer Wiring Harness 118552 Installation in 2011 Dodge Durango
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  • Does Power Wire of Trailer Wiring for 2015 Jeep Patriot Have to Run to Battery
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for 2013 Dodge Durango
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  • No Trailer Lights Using a 4- to 7-Way Adapter
    Yes, it will matter if the ground wire is attached. It will have to be attached to a clean, bare metal surface or the 4- to 7-Way adapter will not work. It sounds like that is the problem. Especially if the 4-Way by itself has power but does not when plugged into the adapter.
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  • Trailer Wiring 4-Way Recommendation for 2014 Jeep Patriot
    To install a 4-way on your 2014 Jeep Patriot requires the Tekonsha trailer wiring harness part # 118552 that you mentioned. Since there isn't a plug-in adapter for a simple wiring harness install you'd have to go with this option which installs inline with the taillights of your vehicle to provide the 4-way. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well.
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