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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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2013 Volkswagen Touareg - 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 Volkswagen Touareg 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 to ensure that your vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailer
    • Powered module 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 lower interior trim panels and the tail light assemblies to access this harness.

Tail light diagram

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 within the side storage compartment.

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 Powered Tail Light Converter

A ModuLite power module is built into this T-One connector. Because your vehicle runs on a multiplex wiring system, the wiring needs to be converted to be 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.

118668 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 - 118668

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (20 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.


I received the shipment timely and the updates while in transit were excellent. However, the shipment had minimal packaging and was in bad shape when it arrived. Fortunately, there does not seem to be significant damage to the hitch and I located all of the parts for the wiring kit.


As far as vehicle installations go, this went about as smooth as possible. Even if you are only slightly mechanically inclined, you should be able to tackle this install. All of the connectors fit right up on my vehicle as expected. Nothing unexpected. The How-To video was VERY helpful and guided me the entire way. 10/10!


I like the connections and distribution box as well as the instructions/video. Two points I would add are that there is a ground bolt when you open up the left side panel to get at the tail light. Probably better to use that than a self tapping screw that might lose its continuity.

Next, it’s difficult to run the wire through the suspension/frame in the left rear. I zip tied it to the top of that, keeping it away from any moving parts. Lots of zip ties and making sure to trim off any loose ends. Running it through the sill is no problem but when you get to the end instead of going up into the engine bay where it’s difficult to zip tie and is close to the exhaust system, you might want to run on the inside of the felt in the wheel well. You’re already taking off two of the T 25 screws when you go forward through the sill and reach the end, so all you need to do is remove three more T 25 screws at the edge of the wheel arch and two 10 mm plastic nuts. Then you can pull the felt away from the wheel arch and run the wire up and underneath a foam block that is at the top. Up in the engine compartment, that comes out just forward of the positive lug, underneath the metal that the lug is bolted to. It might help to place the wire up underneath the foam as far as you can and then reach back from up in the engine bay to fish it forward. I think either way you do it you can get a clean install and a working connector. Just food for thought.


Easy to install and continues to work after extensive use.


The wiring was exactly as advertised and fit perfectly.

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I installed this wiring harness at the same time I installed a hitch on my VW Touareg. The video provided online was a huge help and complimented the very detailed, application specific instructions provided. There was only 1 part that I thought could be more specific and that was when it came to getting the long black wire that gets routed to the engine compartment, out of the rear of the vehicle. I ended up popping out a round rubber gasket from the wheel well and routing the wire out there. The video indicates that you can feel around and find a "vent" for the wire to exit through. Either way, I was able to get everything connected, and even though it took a bit of time, it was relatively simple. I'm only "handy" not a mechanic or electrician, but after watching the video I realized that this would be pretty simple and wasn't anything that I couldn't handle.


I purchased a trailer wiring kit for a 2013 VW Touareg. It was the easiest trailer wiring Kit that I have ever installed. has complete & easy to follow on line instructions. The best part is that the kit, 118668 has tail lite plug adaptors for a quick and EASY connection.


Worked great! Easy instal and most likely saved me a bazillion dollars not going to the dealership. Great installation videos also. Thanks!


Order was lost during shipping etrailer Still provided great service given the circumstances. I’ll definitely purchase from them again.


Very easy to install with instructions and video showing how to do. Need to have some mechanical and electrical knowledge thou to complete this work.

2014 VolkswagenTouareg

Works well, fairly simple install. Be careful to not drop the right hand tail light retaining screw, definitely adds time to the install!


This was an easy install; especially with the helpful installation videos provided by E-trailer.


Nothing but quality!! All you need to complete the wiring for your trailer.

2014 VolkswagenTouareg

this is by far the easiest trailer light kit i have installed, i highly recommend this kit!

2012 VolkswagenTouareg

The product worked as expected and the video by etrailer on youtube was extremely helpful. And, the package arrived quickly.

2011 VolkswagenTouareg

Easy install, works great. The video walk through made the job even easier


Delivered quickly as promised. Installation was easy. Highly recommend.


Thank you so much, for fast delivery, and exactly what I ordered. Thank you!!

2012 VolkswagenTouareg



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

  • Troubleshooting Driver and Passenger Turn Signal On Tekonsha T-One 118668 Not Working
    I would start with checking the white ground wire that got grounded to your 2014 Volkswagen Touareg, as this is a pretty common issue when a ground does not have a good connection. Make sure the ground is secured to clean corrosion free metal. Next remove both of the tail lights on your vehicle, and check that the pins inside of the connectors of the # 118668 are not bent or damaged. If all of those check out, use your circuit tester to check the yellow and green wires coming into the...
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  • Amperage Draw of Tekonsha Trailer Wiring Kit For 2012 Volkswagen Touareg
    The amperage rating for the Tekonsha trailer wiring harness part # 118668 that you referenced is 4.2 amps per each stop/turn circuit and 7.5 amps for the running light circuit. While I certainly understand how tempting it is to power the wiring kit from a more convenient circuit to access than the vehicle battery you really have to make sure you use the vehicle battery only as it's only method that won't void warranty. The reason it draws from the battery is so that it can totally bypass...
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  • Does Computer have to be Flashed to Install Trailer Wiring Harness on 2013 VW Touareg
    T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector Item # 118668 plugs in line with the tail light wiring on your 2013 Volkswagen Touareg and not to any factory tow package wiring so the vehicle computer would not have to be flashed. However, if VW has a special software update that enables the vehicle for optimum performance when towing then it is a good idea to do it especially if it alters the transmission shift points to work best when towing!
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    The Tekonsha trailer wiring harness part # 118668 fits the 2012 Volkswagen Touareg hybrid models the same as the non-hybrid models with no extra steps or considerations.
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    When it comes to replacing the trailer wiring harness on your 2016 Volkswagen Touareg The T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118668 gives you a 4-flat connector. This harness will plug into your vehicle's wiring harness, which is located behind the driver's-side and passenger's-side tail lights. I attached a picture of instructions on how to un-install the wiring. I attached an installation video link below.
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  • Left Turn Signal And Brake Lights Not Working On 2013 Volkswagen Touareg
    It sounds like it could be a weak ground. Check to make sure your grounding point on the vehicle is on a nice piece of metal that is clean and free of rust or paint. It is also a good idea to check the connectors coming off the vehicle with a circuit tester # PTW2993 to verify they are in proper functioning order and is receiving the correct voltage. I have attached a help article to aide you in your troubleshooting.
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  • Troubleshooting Taillights for Trailer Wiring on 2012 Volkswagen Touareg
    I have attached the installation instructions for # 118668 below. I do recommend using a Circuit Tester # PTW2991 for testing your connections. This will help ensure your ground connectors are working properly as well. I do not see a black wire with green tracer coming out of the black box. The black wire is the 12V constant power. Your output wires are green for right turn/brake, yellow for left turn/brake, brown for running lights and white is ground. I hope this will help you identify...
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    The # 119179KIT harness you mentioned isn't vehicle specific, but it could be installed by tapping into the taillight wiring harness of your Cayenne. When the vehicle in question is a European vehicle like the Cayenne, I'll typically recommend going with the # 119250KIT. Instead of physically tapping into the vehicle wiring, the # 119250KIT uses sensors that snap around the individual brake lamp, turn signal and running lamp circuits without piercing the wire. Even though the wire insulation...
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    We have trailer hitches that fit your 2011 Volkswagen Touareg that have more than enough towing capacity for towing the travel trailer you mentioned like the Draw Tite # 75950 but none of the hitches we offer for your vehicle can be used with a weight distribution system as they were not rated for this application. So you'd still be able to tow your trailer but not be able to use the WD system. For trailer wiring you'd want the part # 118668 which is a custom fit kit for your vehicle and...
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    We do not have a wiring harness that plugs directly into the wiring of a 2011 Porsche Cayenne. The # 118668 that you referenced is for the Volkswagen Touareg but hasn't been confirmed to fit the Cayenne despite their similarities. The harness that will work with your Cayenne is # 119190KIT. This will be hardwired into the Porsche. I've linked videos the wiring harness being installed on the similar Audi Q7
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    The 2011 Porsche Cayenne is one of those vehicles that is hard for manufacturers to get in order to perform test fits of things like wiring harnesses or other custom fit parts. This is the case with many high-end vehicles like yours and likely the reason that there are no T-connector type wiring harnesses available. To avoid having to cut and splice a wiring harness into the vehicle's tail light wiring I recommend ZCI Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness w/ 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector...
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  • Troubleshooting Turn Signals Not Working Using T-One Wiring Harness on 2016 VW Touareg
    The Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118668 you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2016 VW Touareg. Since you mentioned your turn signals are not working, I recommend you double check the installation and ensure you have a good 12V power connection to your battery and clean metal to metal ground to your vehicle frame or metal body support. I recommend using the circuit tester # PTW2993 to check each function. I've attached a video and an...
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