Curt 2-To-3-Wire Tail Light Converter

Curt 2-To-3-Wire Tail Light Converter

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When your vehicle does not readily provide an electrical connection for hooking up your trailer, Curt electrical converts offers the solution. Working tail lights on your trailer are absolutely essential any time you tow, and a converter provides an effective way to properly equip your vehicle for safe towing.


A Curt electrical converter, much like a Curt custom vehicle-to-trailer wiring harnesses, provides a trailer connector on your vehicle by slicing into the vehicle's electrical system. Electrical converters are designed to splice directly into the tail light wiring, rather than plugging into various sockets, giving them the nickname "tail light converters". Though it requires a little extra work compared to a custom wiring harness, a tail light converter offers a reliable, long-term connector solution.


This Curt electrical converter is designed to convert a 2-wire system to a 3-wire system.


  • Converts a 2-wire electrical system to 3-wire
  • Intended for a vehicle being dinghy towed behind an RV or other vehicle
  • Constructed with SMT circuitry for better performance and durability
  • Color-coded wires for easier installation
  • No heavy-duty flasher or direct battery connection required
  • 2.1 Amps per circuit
  • 1-Year limited warranty


56196 Curt 2-To-3-Wire Tail Light Converter



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Video Transcript for Curt Tow Bar Wiring C56196 Review

Today we're going to review part number C56196. This is the Curt Vehicle-to-Vehicle Tail Light Converter. Now this converter will adapt vehicles with the combined stop and turn light wiring, which is normally your 2-wire system, to separate turn and stop light, which is a 3-wire system. It's basically used when a motor home is towing another vehicle by way of a tow bar. Basically, if your towing vehicle has the 2-wire system and the vehicle being towed is on the 3-wire system, where the vehicle usually have amber turn signal separate from the break signals, this vehicle-to-vehicle tail light converter will need to be use. This converter cannot be installed backwards, meaning the input going to the output side to covert a tow vehicle down.

One note, though, they do recommend, when installing this, to use the tail light isolating diode system. We sell that separately on our website as part number 38955. It is listed on this product page as a related product. That will need to be used with the converter to prevent the power feedback. The maximum amperage on this unit, for the stop and turn lights, is 2.1 amps per circuit and for the tail lights it's 5 amps total. You see it comes with a nice set of instructions with details on how to make your connections.

Basically, what you would do is, on this side, the input side; it's even stamped on the converter input. It even describes what the wire is for. Basically your white wire will be ground, your yellow will be for your left side stop and turn. They're combined. The green will be for your right side stop and turn.

It will be combine. Then it will convert it down to the middle wire, which is the red break wire, which your break lights will be separate. Then the yellow will be your separate left turn. Then your green will be your separate right turn. That should do it for the review on part number C56196.

This is the Curt Vehicle-to-Vehicle Tail Light Converter.


Customer Reviews

Curt 2-To-3-Wire Tail Light Converter - C56196

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (39 Customer Reviews)


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This item is exactly as advertised. I use it to convert a U.S. Spec vehicle with red turn signals to pull a E.U. trailer with the yellow turn signals and works like a charm. I have ordered several times from this company and continue to receive excellent service from the ordering processing all the way thru to the delivery. Would recommend both this product and the company to anyone asking. 526377


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After one year this is still working strong with no issues. Very good quality.

Scott - 06/25/2019

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As always, shipping was faster than quoted. Excellent. Ordered on Tuesday and arrived on Thursday. I used this to isolate the brake/turn signal for installation of a third brake light on a teardrop camper. Easy installation, clearly marked wiring. Worked as expected. 278744



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I installed this on my tow car behind the motor home. Product was exactly as advertised. Very easy to install. Worked great. Thank you etrailer.com. 286038



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1 Tail Light Converter - C56196 : i was a little confused, but finely figured it out. 2 Tail Light Isolating Diodes (Qty 4) - 48955 : i was told i would need these (their for towing a vehicle, not a trailer) etrailer salesperson should had known that(they were told) wasted money, cost to ship back 139740



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Product works as advertised. I used this to isolate additional turn signals on my vehicle and it works wonderfully. Quick delivery and painless installation; can't ask for much more. 137186



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It works as described under normal circumstances, but I have one problem with the hazard flashing. Using it makes the brake lights light up on my trailer and not the turn signals like on the car. I still have to do some research on that issue. 421306


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Hi, Still using it and Im happy with it.

HH - 08/17/2018

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I recently purchased a new CanAm Spyder and had a trailer hitch installed to pull my small camping trailer. The Spyder output cable has combined brake and turn signal connections while my trailer has a separate turn signal and brake hookup. After calling Etrailer and speaking with Rick about my problem he suggested I use the C56196 converter. This small unit was exactly what I needed and it works perfectly. 186172



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have not used this one, last ones used was what was needed 296347



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I found a camper shell for my Ranger that had an LED brake light, but it had never been wired up before. Before I found this product I had simply spliced a connection into one of the vehicle's brake light circuits. While this DID work, it also meant that it would flash the turn signal from the side that I wired it into (I used the left side; Ford used amber turn signals on the Ranger from 1993 to 1999, but mine is a 2011). This would have confused anyone behind me whether I was slowing down, turning, or both with too many flashing lights at once. This tail light converter was the solution to this problem. An ordinary converter (3-to-2 wire) will NOT work b/c it can't be wired in backwards (tried it before on a similar project). Same for this one (it even says it on the labeling) except it works in the opposite direction (2-to-3 wire). I wired it in the same way as just the light itself, & nothing happened. Eventually I found out it needed power from the left AND right brake lights for it to function. EUREKA! Everything lit up when I pressed the brake pedal. I also found out that the hazard flashers run through the brake light circuit in the converter after being separated from the turn signals--the brake light still flashed along with them (but ONLY them); the same thing happens with the high-mount stop lamp on my Wells Cargo trailer, so I can live with that. Had to find extra wiring to reach the right side though. Only suggestions are to make the the input wires longer & explain in the instructions that you need the left AND right inputs for the converter to run properly. Otherwise an excellent product! 552854



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Does what it says it does. Internally, it uses a relay that triggers when both turn signal inputs are activated, so there is a pulse on the output when hitting the brakes, or when the cautions are activated. I used this to install turn signal / marker light combos on my trailer. This stops the brake light functionality from lighting up the turn signal portion of the marker lights, but there is still a brief pulse or strobe when the brakes are hit, or the cautions are activated. I would have personally used a mosfet in this unit instead of a relay, as the switching and signal processing would be orders of magnitude faster with no pulse or strobe effect. So, it does separate out the brake lights from the turn signals, but not 100%, more like 95% 388962



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easy to install and did what is it supposed to do. can't ask for more than that. 673328



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i used this on my trailer so that i was able to use taillights with separate (amber) turn signals, it works like it is supposed to, BUT it doesn't work with LED tails bc it drops the brake wire voltage coming out of the convertor to 10v causing the brake light LEDs to not function properly; i solved this issue with a voltage regulator (10-32v in - 13.8v out) so if you've got a little wiring knowledge or are using incandescent taillights then it will work great for you. 651911



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Used it to wire up a third single brake light bar on a teardrop trailer. Works well. OEM trailer lights are LED which necessitated the choice of this controller over the standard controller. Written and graphic wiring instructions posted by etrailer were easily followed, and so far, after a year of use, no issues. Thanks. 640215



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This product worked perfectly. Instruction were very ez to follow making installation a breeze. I now have a third high brake light on my boat trailer. 558890



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Product is installed and working very well. Works as advertised. 475822



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C56196 is great to separate combined brake & turn signals. I could find it only at etrailer. I used the backup lights as the new turn signals. I put a b.u. light on bumper. 457984



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works as advertised, no problems. 455052


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Still works great. Just used it last week.

Michael r - 11/27/2018

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The Curt 56196 works. Use this device to provide separate L Turn / R Turn / Brake output from typical 1950s 4-pin trailer wiring, still in use over half a century later. 442494



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Installation of the hitch took me about 10-15 min. Good fit, good design and great price. 441171



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I called to ask a some questions and the company was very helpful. We discussed the application I wanted to use the part for and recommended a different part that fit my needs better. The shipping was very fast also. I have not installed the part but, the instructions are clear and I will be putting it to use very soon. 432278



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Works like charm. Easy install. This application was used for my chevy avalanche to meet the foreign countries specifications on lighting requirements. Simple wiring solution to split the turn signal from brake light signal. 401969



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Always have parts in Stock, good prices and always there for you. Return to etrailer.com all the time. Thank you again! 375219



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The product worked very well. Was able to adapt the trailer wiring to the motorcycle wiring very easily. 366691


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both units still working and I am very happy with them.

Rick - 04/13/2018

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Fast delivery as always. 366180



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This is a well made product. I failed to order the required diode kit for the application I was using it for, so it did not work right away. I have ordered the diode kit and fully expect everything to be great. The customer service is extremely good and friendly. They really want to make sure customers are taken care of. 359181



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Does exactly what it says, converts from combined turn signal/brake light to separate turn signal and brake light circuits. I am using it to pull a Bushtec motorcycle trailer (with separate brake light circuits, 6-conductor flat connector) with a motorcycle (with combined signal and brake light circuits). I just hooked it up in conjunction with a circuit isolator I already had wired in to a 4-condoctor flat harness tonight and it works. So now I have the 4-conductor connector for a rack I use instead of a trailer sometimes and the 6-conductor connector for the Bushtec trailer. The only drawback I have found is the third brake light on the spoiler of my trailer dims if I am braking and signaling a turn at the same time. It does this each time the signal flashes. But for the price, I'm happy with it. 294423



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I needed to wire my camper to my GMC Terrain. The wiring harness I bought works perfectly. Now I have brake lights, running lights and turn signals. 284754



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Product work exactly as described. No p roblems. 262666



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The purchase was very easy. After the post office did not deliver my first order I reordered and paid extra for UPS shipping. UPS left the package at my door and everything is good. 257536


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Installed on my Yamaha Venture. Everything is working after the first year.

Earl - 06/12/2017

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Easy to wire and install. Works as promised. Made a trip down to the coast today worked great with no problems 210843


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great product

garry e - 07/24/2016

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Product works great! Shipping however...It required a signature from the post office and I wasn't home during the days or able to make it to the post office before closing time. It was nearly returned. Major hassle for me to get package. 209693



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This convertor did exactly what I wanted it to do. The wires were clearly marked which made for easy installation. I rewired my trailer and wanted to put yellow turn signals on along with the red brake lights. I was able to use a standard 4 wire plug to my vehicle and the convertor did the rest. 194298



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WORKED AS DESCRIBED. 189065



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I bought this product 2 years ago and installed it on a portable wire harness for transporting oversize loads and is still going strong. I just purchased a backup but doubt I will need it. GREAT PRODUCT! 150263



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Easy to install and worked as advertised. Installed on 2014 Honda CRV. All diodes and converter were installed inside tail lights vs. removing inside panels. Saved hours of work. 150113



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Worked on first try-used it for a third brake light on my travel trailer 145209



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Did the job.. Works great.. Enough said! 140266



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Excellent product used to properly power a third brake light on a pick up truck cap. Works perfect easy install. 102856



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You can never go wrong buying from eTrailer. Product arrived quickly and does what was expected. 32095


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