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4-Pole Trailer End Connector

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Draw-Tite Wiring - 18004

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

  • 12" 4-Pole Trailer Connector, Trailer End

Tow Ready # 118004



118004 4-Pole Trailer End Connector




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Video Transcript for Draw-Tite Wiring - Trailer Connectors - 18004 Review

Today, we're going to review part number 18004. This is the Draw Tite 4-Pole Trailer End Connector. This is 12 inches long. It also comes with the 4 wire caps to attach it to the wires on your trailer. Basically, the standard 4-way wires would be the white for the ground, the brown for the tail lights, the yellow for the left turn and brake, and the green for the right turn and brake, so when you go to attach this to your trailer, you do want to test the wires using a tester to make sure you connect the wires function to function, because sometimes the colors will not always match up. A good thing to do is to use a tester that we sell separately on our website that you can use to test the wires and then hook these wires using the included wire caps. That should do it for the review on part number 18004, the Draw-Tite4-Pole Trailer End Connector. .


Customer Reviews

4-Pole Trailer End Connector - 18004

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (32 Customer Reviews)


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It really was easy to install. And it continues to work well after one year of use.



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The wiring harness worked great. I used it to connect a back up camera..Instead of fooling around with getting to the back up wires on the tail lights, I just clipped the harness to the wires on the back up camera(one live, one ground) and plugged that into my 4 pole trailer plug in the back of my pickup. when I turn on my headlights. it turns on the camera. It took all of 3 minutes to do that vs God no how long trying to disassemble and reassemble the tail lights to find a backup wire.



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Pretty straight forward. I used it to switch my European trailer's connection to be able to connect to my Wrangler's 4-pin trailer hookup. No issues. works great.


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The parts are still on my European trailer and working well! The trailer is a German brand and started its life there in Germany being pulled by my American-spec Jeep Wrangler. The trailer’s wiring and the Jeep’s connections needed to be massaged in order to work. The parts I ordered from etrailer and the writeups for the project on your site made it all possible. Now the trailer is titled and registered in Virginia and enjoying its life on this side of the Pacific!
Aaron - 03/27/2019



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received the item in 4 business days, just in time to fix my trailer for commercial lawn service. Never used wire caps before, they are great. My 4 pole trailer harness actually has 5 wires, to my surprise, and I was able to fit both brown (running lights) in the cap and it works fine. I did wrap it all up with electrical tape to be safe.



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The video on installing the trailer hitch was very helpful to me. I was fooled by the Trailer End Connector. I assumed it was the wire connector that I needed to attach to my car, and there was no wiring instruction. So I struck out there. Fortunately I had someone who knew what they were doing help me to wire the proper connector to my car. Your service overall was fast and I did appreciate all the help we received from you. Earl Dekat



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I ordered the Hidden Hitch with a 4 prong flat blade plug-in, the cover and mount for the plug-in, which I installed on an '09 Hummer. The product seems to be well made, it installed easily and to my surprise it was delivered in two days. Thanks



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Great value! Exactly like the original harness plug that came with the trailer 12 yrs. ago. Even comes with 4 wire taps to make a secure waterproof connection.



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I was a little worried about ordering this product because the cost seemed cheap! After receiving it in the mail I installed it right away and I have to say I am very impressed with the quality of the product. The entire process from ordering to fast shipping was a great experience. Pricing and shipping was great and I would definitely recommend this store to anyone.



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It took a little longer to get than expected, but it arrived in good condition. I have not plugged in the lights to check it out yet. Customer service was great...



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Good plug assembly


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Worked very well- good assembly
Ron F - 08/22/2015



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Great product easy to install don't care for the clips used my own connectors. E Trailer again exceeds all expectations. Thank You



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Perfect product. Great installation instructions. Now I need European adaptor to fit European trailer lights.



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Fast shipping. Good packaging. Easy to install. Well made. All in all a great buy!



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Exactly what I expected and worked grea t.


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No problems. Very happy with the product.
Matthew - 06/05/2019



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high quality, exactly as described. etrailer.com is a very useful and knowledgeable website.



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As ordered and delivered on time.


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Working as expected, solid product.
Wayne - 05/28/2017



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The quick connectors made replacing the old bad trailer connection quick and easy.



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It did the job, I soldered all of my connections followed by shrink tubing.



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Needs butt connectors, not splitters.



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The product was excellent and worked to perfection.



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Installed easily. I used my own butt splice connectors instead of the ones supplied with the plug.



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It is what we needed. We are using it as a back up to our other wiring.



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As described Appears to be good quality. Have not yet used.



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Great product. Hasn’t let me down yet!



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Seems to be ok but the wire length is much shorter than expected. Will still work fine, just be ware.


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