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Quick Fix (TM) 4 Pole Flat Car and Trailer Ends

Quick Fix (TM) 4 Pole Flat Car and Trailer Ends

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Quick Fix 4-Pole Flat Trailer and Vehicle Ends

  • Replaces damaged 4-wire flat
  • No external splices
  • Includes vehicle and trailer sides
  • Designed for 14-16 gauge wire
48195

Easy to use:
  • Remove damaged 4-wire flat (if necessary)
  • Insert wires into Quick-Fix 4-wire flat
  • Press on cap
  • Connect vehicle to trailer and go!


48195 Quick Fix(TM) 4 Pole Flat Car and Trailer Ends

Item # 48195




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Video of Quick Fix (TM) 4 Pole Flat Car and Trailer Ends

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Hopkins Wiring - Trailer Connectors - 48195 Review

Today, we're going to review part number 48195, this is the Hopkins quick fix four way flat car and trailer ends. This part comes with everything shown here. This allows you to replace a damaged four wire flat on your wiring harness. When you connect it, there is no external splices. It includes both the vehicle side and the trailer side connector. It is designed to use 14 gauge, up to 16 gauge wire. Basically, it also comes with a nice package of terminal grease so when you make your connections, you put some grease one it, it will help maintain those connections and protect them.

Basically, what you do, like in this case, this would be the trailer side. You'll see you just cut off your old four way, have the wires separate. Each, they do have the markings for ground, tail light, left turn, right turn, so it helps you out. Just run your wire in there. Once you've got all your wires in there, you just take this cap, the cap would go right in there, and then all you do is just push down. I don't want to do that because it does lock in place, but you push down all the way and it would secure your wires and you have a new four way connection point.

Same way on the vehicle end and it also is marked also. That should do it for the review on part number 48195. This is the Hopkins quick fix four way flat car and trailer ends. .


Customer Reviews

Quick Fix (TM) 4 Pole Flat Car and Trailer Ends - 48195

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (113 Customer Reviews)


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I have used etrailer probably four or five times now and have been very happy. Shipping is fast, prices are reasonable and the products are of good quality. I purchased more of the Quick Fix 4 Pole Trailer Ends - they work really well for the non-automotive industrial control project I am working on.



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Fantastic product, simple fix. Customer service is second to none. I will shop here again!



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Worked great for a removable cord on a removable tongue i built on a trailer



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Huge selection of parts and equipment. Informative videos and excellent service.


Comments
After a year, the harness I repaired with the four pin ends are still holding up nicely.
Carlos R - 08/25/2021


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Very quick to install in the field when you have a problem with your trailer connector. I always keep a spare in case I have a problem on the road.



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Easy transaction, very good price, extremely fast shipping. A pleasure to do business with.



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Great, inexpensive solution for a small trailer.



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Had an old extension that was installed by a truck rental company that "U" use to haul with. The harness failed after some years and I cut it off from the old vehicle. The wires were fine but the plugs had failed so I needed new ends. I used these to turn the old wiring harness into a new harness extension to hook my boat trailer up to my new Ford pickup. These 4 flat connections were perfect for the job and the price is great. Additionally, if you have left over vehicle wiring (like I do) from other projects, you can use these ends to make as long an extension as you would ever need.


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These plugs worked flawlessly all last summer on a home-built wiring extension made with vehicle wiring left over from a previous project. A great product, simple to use and well designed for river rats like me.
David A - 03/16/2019



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Love these connectors---was able to make a trailer wiring harness to the precise length required without excess wiring or using any type of butt connectors to join wires, etc. My only complaint is that these are no longer available in the 5 pin configuration so that I will not be able to connect back-up lights in the future.


Comments
The 4 pin connectors are working great-as previously noted, when will you start offering the 5 pin configuration once again so I can hook up back-up lights??? Surely Im not the only one who has back-up lights on their trailers. I purchased one set from you, but need an additional 2 sets 2 male & 2 female for my other 2 trailers. Please send me a couple 5 pin sets!!!
RON - 07/19/2020


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Very easy to use.



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Just what I needed to fix my item.. th anks



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This product was easy to use fit my needs accidentally and was very proficient arrived on time just overall good experience I would recommend this company



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It worked eventually. I only needed to replace the trailer plug. My trailer has five wires (two brown), so I had to tap one brown off the other to get it to work. Also, I could not get my left side trailer lights to work. After taking everything apart and pulling out my tester and the bulbs etc, I figured out the "Quick Fix" had not cut the jacket on the yellow wire but had only squeezed it. I had to help it along. It is all working now but I wouldn't say it was a quick fix.



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I am a model railroader using the solderless flat 4-wire connectors to make wiring harnesses for G-gauge model railroad modules with 3 tracks. The connectors make it easy to customize the wire lengths from end to end of each module. I did make a mistake and order just one side of the connectors instead of the pair that has both trailer and vehicle ends and called customer service where I received excellent help from Nicole and she made sure the correct parts shipped that day. Thanks Etrailer and Nicole.



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The flat-4 type plug has a tendency to break off the one pin NOT sheathed in plastic on the side where the other three pins are protected by the plastic. These plug ends make repair quick and easy. No wire stripping or electrical tape needed. Just cut off the bad plug, arrange the wires in the same order in the new plug and snap the cover on. DONE in about a minute!



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Necessary item for your on the road spare parts kit, these install quickly to restore connections to lighting that is intermittent or non functional. Your safety and the safety of others depends on your lighting. In the rust belt, connectors have a short life due to salt and de-icers that are applied to the roads. These are a quick fix. If filled with dielectric grease during install they have a good service life.



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Did not like them , poor connection ended up tossing them



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Ordered a bunch of stuff for hooking up a towed. Everything arrived as ordered and quick shipping. Everything fit the application without much trouble. Communication from etrailer was excellent. I would purchase from etrailer again.



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Product works but design is questionable. Once the locking tab is inserted, there is no way to reopen without the tab breaking. Same product from another manufacturer has folding tab secured by screws and can be reopened if there is a problem. That model also has LEDs to indicate if connection is working properly.



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Wires easily pulled out of plug. Should solder them in. On the other hand this is the first time I had a bad experience with this great company after many purchases. I will buy from them again.


Comments
This piece is best used as a temporary fix, thus the name quick fix
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 11/12/2018


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The product works, but my confidence level in its durance is not very high. I had to reclaim the clamping cover several time to get it to press one of the wires into it's respective "Y" slot. The the cover came loose (probably from having to one work it.



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Got them and put it on, I needed it to make my 5 trailer wires attach to a 4 pin connector as I looked around for one an couldn't find it. Will try it today to see if it worked.


Comments
It worked but the band didnt fit just right I taped it a d used it for several month until I found the original part and replaced it.
Rolando R - 03/11/2015



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Simple, easy, and fast way to create an extension for your existing connector. I needed about 3 additional feet of flat cable to connect my 4Runner to the camper and these connectors worked perfectly. No need for crimp tool and ugly connectors with tape and waterproofing.


Comments
The Hopkins Quick-Fix connector isnt completely watertight, so using some dielectric grease like # 11755
Dielectric Grease for Electrical Connectors, 2 oz.
$10.46
to keep moisture out of the connection.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 04/24/2018


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Used both of the enclosed quick connects during a rewiring job on a trailer rehab. Installation was a breeze and made life easy. Simply cut the old, crusty connector from the vehicle harness insuring I cut far enough back to access fresh, unweathered wire. No muss, no fuss. Used the other on the renewed trailer harness using brand new 4-wire also purchased here at Etrailer. Very satisfied!



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Another great product from a great supplier. Have made several purchases and am looking forward for more in future and advise others to purchase from etrailer.com


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Ask the Experts about this Hopkins Wiring

  • Recommended Replacement 4-Pole Trailer Connector for Wishbone Type Trailer Wiring Harness
    The # 48195 would be a handy item to have around in case of emergency, but It's not a permanent fix and I wouldn't recommend using it for a 5 wire wishbone harness. The # 002402 would be a better choice but I prefer the Hopkins # HM48110 because of its larger gripping surface that makes using the connector much easier. For installation to your existing harness, you'd connect the two brown wires from the trailer harness to the brown wire on the # HM84110, then match up the yellow, green...
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  • Recommended 4-Way Flat Connection For Kayak Trailer And Vehicle
    To fix the 4 way connections you cut off, I recommend the Quick Fix 4 Pole Flat Car and Trailer Ends # 48195. If you want to add the LED test lights so you know your vehicle side is working, you can use the Hopkins Endurance Quick-Fix Replacement 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector w LED Test Lights - Vehicle End # HM48190. The 5th wire on the trailer side will need to be doubled up. This extra wire is a running light duplicate that often is added so a jumper wire is not needed from one side...
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  • Would the Connectors of the Quick Fix (TM) 4 Pole Flat Car and Trailer Ends Attach to a 5-Way
    The connectors that come with the part # 48195 are 4-way connectors. A 5-way would mate right up to this connector but the fifth circuit would get dropped off. If you are looking for a replacement set of 5-ways for both your trailer and tow vehicle you would want the part # HM47890.
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  • Does Trailer Wiring 4-Way 48195 Come with Both Connectors
    Yes, the part # 48195 that you referenced comes with both sides of the trailer connectors like what you see in the product pictures. One side for the trailer and the other for the vehicle.
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  • How To Wire A 6 Way Square Motorhome Connection To A 4 Way Flat Towed Vehicle Connection
    Ok, the common color code for this wiring will go as follows. Green, Right turn signal and brake light Yellow, Left turn signal and brake light. Brown, Running lights. White, Ground. You will also need a Hopkins Tail Light Converter - LED Compatible # HM48847. This will turn your extra fifth wire into the four wires. Hook this up color to color based on what functions each wire is tested for. Now the Quick Fix (TM) 4 Pole Flat Car and Trailer Ends # 48195 will need to be wired...
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  • Trailer Wiring Using Wishbone or Y-Harness 4-Way Trailer Connector
    The 20 Ft 4-Way Trailer Wiring Harness - Wishbone Style - 30" Ground # A20WB simply has two wires that connect to the running light pin of the 4-way. There isn't a 5 wire we carry in spools or by the foot, but we do carry the Bonded 4 Wire - per foot # 16-4B-1 and then you can add Primary Wire - 16-Gauge - White - per Foot # DW02359-1 for the additional running light wire. You can connect these to a 4-way flat connector using the Hopkins Endurance Quick-Fix Replacement 4-Way Flat Trailer...
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  • How to Make a 6-Way Square to 4-Way Flat Trailer Wiring Adapter
    The 6-Way square trailer connector is not used by a lot of trailer manufacturers. A lot of Jayco trailers may have them but mostly you come across the 4-Way flat, like what you have on your trailer, and the 7-Way blade for RV applications. What I recommend is to convert the 6-Pole on the Monaco to a 4-Way. You can do this very easily by removing the 6-Way plug, and then testing the wires for function using a circuit tester like # 3808 if needed before installing them in a new 4-Way,...
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  • Converting a 3-Way Northland Truck Camper Wiring Harness to a 4-Way Flat
    What you can do is to use the Quick FixTM 4 Pole Flat Car and Trailer Ends, # 48195, and not use one of the pins since you only have three wires that need to be connected. You can then use the wire you need inside of them as needed. The wires that run to the battery are most likely 10 gauge like # 10-1-1. The remaining wire is probably a 16 gauge like # DW02359-1.
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  • Making a 6-Way Square to 4-Way Flat Trailer Wiring Adapter for a Motorcycle and Trailer
    Your question is perfectly clear, and it is one that has come up before. Putting a 4-Way flat on the trailer is easy enough. You can use a trailer side 4-Way and splice it to the existing trailer wiring by function. The adapter for the 6-Way square to 4-Way flat is going to require a little more work. I recommend starting with the 6-Pole Square Trailer Wiring Connector Kit, # 37995. You will need the end that plugs into the vehicle side to make an adapter. You can then use Quick...
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  • Troubleshooting 6-Pole Square Connector Compatibility with 4 Wire System
    If the square connector is the same, then you will simply need to match functions on the 6-Pole Square Trailer Wiring Connector Kit (Car and Trailer Ends) # 37995 for proper connection. I recommend using a circuit tester like # PTW2993 to match functions. I've linked an article to assist. You may want to simply change out the ends of your connectors to match each other and use the Quick Fix 4 Pole Flat Car and Trailer Ends # 48195. That would be my personal preference to add clarity...
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  • Converting a 6-Way Rectangle Plug on a Monaco Diplomat to a 4-Way Flat for a Boat Trailer
    The 6-Way square trailer connector is not used by a lot of trailer manufacturers. A lot of Jayco trailers may have them but mostly you come across the 4-Way flat, like what you have on your trailer, and the 7-Way blade for RV applications. What I recommend is to convert the 6-Pole on the Monaco to a 4-Way. You can do this very easily by removing the 6-Way plug, and then testing the wires for function using a circuit tester like # 40376 if needed before installing them in a new 4-Way,...
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  • Rewiring the 4-Way Trailer Connectors on the Magnetic Towing Light Kit # C-ATL20A
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  • What is the Wiring Color Code for a 4 Pole Flat
    Below I have posted a link to the trailer wiring page that has a color code chart on it. Brown = taillights Yellow = left turn/brake Green = right turn/brake White = ground wire To confirm you have the correct connections you can use a circuit tester like the Quickee Tester, # 3808, and match the wiring from the vehicle with your 4 flat.
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  • Wiring Needed to Tow Trailer Behind Trailer with Vehicle that has Second 4-Way Connector
    What you would need to make the adapter you want is 4-way jacketed wire sold by foot part # DW04923-1 (you'd need a quantity of 50) and then a 4-way on either side of that like what the part # 48195 offers and you'd be set. This will allow you to use the second 4-way trailer wiring connector you have at the rear of your vehicle.
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  • Availability of Just 4-Way Connectors
    What harness are you looking for? Like a 4-way that comes on part # 002220? We have the part # 48195 as well or the part # 9653P that comes with both sides plus wiring if needed. You would just cut the middle of the wiring and would have wire for both sides.
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  • Trailer Connectors to Insert Trailer Wires Into
    It sounds like you're looking for the Hopkins Quick Fix trailer connector ends. We have just the trailer side, part # HMC20031, or a combo of the trailer and vehicle sides, part # 48195. If this isn't what you're looking for let me know.
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    The Hopkins Heavy-Duty, Coiled Trailer Connector Adapter, # HM47075, measures 3 feet long when stretched. This will most likely not be long enough for most flat towing applications unless the 4-Way end on the vehicle has some slack that you can pull out. You could just add a 4-pole loop, # 18045, which will provide another 60 inches of length. There is also a 48 inch loop, # 18044. A longer coiled cable is not available unless you use # RM-1064-B (8 feet long) and then wire in 4-Way...
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    The longest Hopkins Endurance Easy-Pull Harness 4-Pole Flat Extension offered will be the # HM47114. This will be 48 inches long and all the Easy-Pull Harnesses will come with 18 gauge wires for the brown (taillight), green (right turn and brake), and yellow (left turn and brake) wires and then the white (ground) is a 16 gauge wire. This will typically be the standard used with most manufacturers. If you wanted something more heavy duty, you will need assemble one. The Deka Wire - Jacketed...
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