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Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector

Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector

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2013 Toyota Tacoma - Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector

  • Custom Fit
  • Trailer Hitch Wiring
  • 4 Flat
  • Converter
  • CURT

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your Toyota Tacoma with this custom harness. T-connector plugs directly into existing wiring - no cutting, splicing or tapping required. Converter is made using SMT to ensure superior performance.


  • 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 - no cutting or splicing of wires
    • Locate connection points at the rear of your truck
    • Plug in T-connector
  • Includes a tail light converter to ensure that your vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailer
  • Constructed using surface-mount technology (SMT) for consistent, reliable performance
    • Maximizes trailer light yield and intensity while producing minimal heat
    • Ensures superior operation in rough road conditions
  • Comes with dust cap for 4-way flat connector


  • Maximum amperage:
    • Stop/turn lights: 3 amps per circuit
    • Tail lights: 5 amps per circuit
  • Limited 1-year warranty


This custom-fit T-connector plugs into your vehicle's wiring harness, which is located either behind the driver's-side and passenger's-side tail light assemblies or behind the rear bumper along the frame rail.

Once installation is complete, the 4-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 4-pole connector itself - to help prevent corrosion.

Tail Light Converter with Surface-Mount Technology

A tail light converter is built into this T-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 the trailer. This converter combines 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.

Curt builds each tail light converter using surface-mount technology (SMT). This method of construction involves soldering electronic components directly to the surface of a printed circuit board. SMT eliminates the need for leads, which are used in older through-hole technology. The result is a circuit board that is smaller yet provides more routing area and that offers superior performance, reliability and durability.

Curt SMT Circuit Boards

Circuit boards constructed using SMT have been shown to perform better under rough conditions with excessive vibration than those made using the through-hole method. And where would vibration be more likely to occur than in towing applications? Curt converters also produce less heat, leading to increased durability and longer life. In addition, lower levels of resistance ensure better performance, especially for parts that operate at higher frequencies.

Each Curt circuit board is made using high-quality components that are pieced together in the most technologically savvy fashion, leading to greater predictability and reliability in functioning.

55513 CURT T-Connector - Surface Mount Technology - 4 Wire

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Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - C55513

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (311 Customer Reviews)

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. T-connector plugs directly into existing wiring - no cutting, splicing or tapping required. Converter is made using SMT to ensure superior performance.


Received and installed by my garage within two hours. This harness eliminated the need to cut and splice into tail and brake lights. Have not tested but confident in your products!

2015 ToyotaTacoma

Wire length was perfect . Plenty of slack . The directions are inside the package and are simple . Vague on a few little parts but if you search out the answers it’s simple . The lights on my truck worked after installing just as they did prior to the job and I will test the u it tomorrow when my tester arrives , or if I just back up to my boat . I loved the included zip ties to get the wires neat , and the whip is long enough to put literally anywhere . I’d buy this again for sure . The connectors snapped in solid as I would expect for a quality product . So far a great purchase .

This product failed and it was a pain in the ass to get it all worked out as far as the warranty thing goes … understandable since people scam all the time but man , I wasn’t too happy about the process . The new one works fine and has worked fine and I will for sure be getting a backup unit so if it fails while I’m on the road I’m not stranded because of an easy to fix plug and play part . It was easy to install for me … it seems to be working great at this point and I take my trailer for a drive a few times a month to keep it all working .
Scott - 01/03/2022


My Friend who owns an automotive bus installed everything for me..very professional..he stated I have a darn good product..5 rating

2008 ToyotaTacoma

Good product. Included everything needed to install, and video on website was very helpful.


Easy to follow video. Wish I had a lift to raise my truck up so I didn’t have to lay on the ground Everything went in smoothly. After the install I tested it with my utility trailer lights and all the lights work great, signals, brakes, etc. Couldn’t be happier.


Plug ang play, very easy install!

2007 ToyotaTacoma

That's my kind of wiring. I shopped around for installing trailer wiring. Prices were as high as $100. ! This kit for my Toyota Tacoma cost $35. I loosened four bolts, drilled in a ground screw. Plug and pull wire and done. I was able to pull the wired to the far side throughout the hollow receiver hitch. Didn't even need the zip ties. Great company. Thanks


Pitiful. Within 1 month one of the pins broke off. I will never do business with your company again.

You mentioned that one of the pins had broken off. The harness does have a one-year warranty. If you are interested, I will send the warranty instructions to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 09/13/2022


Great service and products! Thanks!

2014 ToyotaTacoma

Easy to install, all plugs fit properly, all lights work.


Product fit perfectly and took about an hour to install. I purchased 15 feet of wire loom to protect the cables, but everything else was included. I used dialectric grease on all electrical plug-in connectors to ensure years of service.


Good product as advertised and quick de livery


Everything fit and worked as expected. It was for my Toyota Tacoma. Zero issues as expected from etrailer. Their products, order process and support are very professional so I like dealing with etrailer over the years.


The item arrived sooner than expected; great customer service. Installation was a breeze. Worth every penny to just connect four connections and I was done.


They have never worked correctly. Realy not sure what is going on with them.

Would you be able to go into more detail as to what is going on? With wiring in general, its always good to start with double checking all connections and making sure the ground wire has a clean, direct, metal to metal connection.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 10/19/2022

2012 ToyotaTacoma

Installed the hitch on my 2012 Toyota Tacoma today. Will tackle the lights tomorrow. It went well although I could have used an extra set of hands I got it done. If a 59 yo can do it my themselves in 95 degree heat in a couple hours anyone can.


Perfect fit on my 2009 Toyota Tacoma! E Z-PZ


Excellent thank very much for your service and products


Worked as representedand arrived in a timely manner. Very pleased with installation results

2014 ToyotaTacoma

Harness was easy install. Works great.


Made install super simple


I purchased a wiring harness a year ago for my 2013 Toyota Tacoma Pickup to haul my utility trailer. The installation instructions were very simple and clear. I installed the harness within an hour without any problems. It's working great when I need it and would recommend this product and any other from Etrailer. I have purchased many items from Etrailer thru the years and find the videos and other instructions very helpful with the installation. Great prices, great products and above all great support!

its still working great. No issues at all
Gary L - 10/21/2017


Just plug and play that’s it really good


The products installed just as stated. Everything went together easily and smoothly, even in the unpaved driveway. Thanks.

2005 ToyotaTacoma

My pickup had a new frame installed due to a manufacturer's recall. During the installation the old wiring for the trailer lights was taken out. I didn't want to pay for a commercial company to reinstall a wiring kit after I saw how easy this system was for installation. The Curt custom fit vehicle wiring was as easy to install as claimed. I have limited mechanical experience so I would say anyone who can read directions and has a few tools can do this.

Im still very pleased with it and would recommend it to others.
Lee E - 03/05/2018

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