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Upgraded Circuit Protected Tail Light Converter Hardwire Kit w/ 4-Pole Connector and Circuit Tester

Upgraded Circuit Protected Tail Light Converter Hardwire Kit w/ 4-Pole Connector and Circuit Tester

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Call etrailer.com at 800-298-8924 for expert service. We are your Kia wiring experts, and offer a lowest price guarantee. etrailer.com carries a complete line of Tekonsha products for your Kia Rio 2004. Upgraded Circuit Protected Tail Light Converter Hardwire Kit w/ 4-Pole Connector and Circuit Tester part 119178KIT from Tekonsha can be ordered online at etrailer.com. Complete wiring installation instructions and technical support.
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2004 Kia Rio - Upgraded Circuit Protected Tail Light Converter Hardwire Kit w/ 4-Pole Connector and Circuit Tester

  • Trailer Connectors
  • Vehicle End Connector
  • 4 Flat
  • Plug and Lead
  • Tekonsha

Adapts import and domestic Kia Rios with separate turn and stop lights (3-Wire System) to standard trailer tail light wiring (2-Wire System).


Features:

  • Short circuit protection safeguards itself and the tow vehicle against harmful electrical shorts and mis-wire situations
  • Circuit automatically resets once the module cools
  • Adapts a 3-wire system on the towing vehicle to work with a 2-wire system on the trailer
  • Works with trailers that have either LED or incandescent bulbs
  • Works with most multiplex wiring systems
  • Includes circuit tester and (5) quick splices to aid in installation
    • Also includes 4-pole trailer connector cover


Specs:

  • Wire pigtail measures 18" long
  • 4-Pole trailer connector is 60" long from converter box
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Adapts import and domestic automobiles with separate turn and stop lights (3-Wire System) to standard trailer tail light wiring (2-Wire System). In a three wire system, a separate wire is used to carry each of the stop, turn, and running light functions to the tail light assembly. On most trailers, the stop and turn signal functions are sent through the same wire.


Warning:

Overloading circuits can cause fires. Do not exceed:
  • Maximum stop/turn light: 2.1 amps per circuit
  • Maximum tail lights: 7.5 amps

Read vehicle's owners manual and instruction sheet for additional information.



Kit Includes:

  • Circuit protected tail light converter (119178)
  • Circuit tester
    • To help find wires behind vehicle tail lights
  • (5) Quick splice wiring connectors
    • Makes tapping into wires quick and easy
  • Integrated 4 Pole Cover
    • Protects 4-pole trailer connector from the elements and reduces dirt, debris and corrosion for trouble-free use


119178KIT Circuit Protected Taillight Converter with 4-Flat End, Circuit Testers and Quick splices

Installation Details 119178KIT Installation instructions


Customer Reviews

Upgraded Circuit Protected Tail Light Converter Hardwire Kit w/ 4-Pole Connector and Circuit Tester - 119178KIT

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (303 Customer Reviews)

Adapts import and domestic vehicles with separate turn and stop lights (3-Wire System) to standard trailer tail light wiring (2-Wire System).

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1996 Jeep Cherokee

I needed this to replace a unit that was installed in in my Jeep , in May of 2000. This product solved the problem and now it works. Installation was not difficult once the correct wires were identified 678415



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1999 Mazda Miata

Pretty simple to install and works grea t! 639518


Comments
Year later, still working excellent!
AndyS - 05/08/2020

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2011 Hyundai Accent

The hitch it self was excellent and the service was real good. The wiring kit came with no directions. The stuff online for it was not that good. It all did work out well but it took time and the weather was not nice. It should have said universal wiring and I would not cared. Next time I'll be more careful. This is a good company to deal with. This is the first complaint I've ever had. 366250



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1997 Toyota Corolla

Quick shipping! Helpful customer service rep on the phone. Installed everything myself (lucky me I had an auto lift to use), bought a 4x8 flatbed trailer on craigslist, and pulled a piano, desk and other furniture about 250 miles with my 1997 Toyota Corolla. Thanks a bunch for the great product! 107136



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Mitsubishi Montero Sport

I needed a hard-to-find hitch for my '98 Montero, overnight, no less. I ordered this part along with a harness from etrailer with overnight shipping. I don't live at the end of the world, but you can see it from here, so I wasn't optimistic about everything arriving on time for my trip. Shortly after the order was placed I received emails from etrailer's staff indicating the part wasn't at their main warehouse and would have to be sourced from another. They updated me throughout the day and the following morning. The parts arrived early afternoon. Installation took little time at all with their helpful wiring harness install video. Great thanks to George J, Bridget A and Madison H and others for seeing this through. 342774



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2007 Toyota Avalon

The 2 stars are for the lack of ANY correct instructions ( none were in the package, so i relied on the videos published by etrailer) for my 2006 Toyota Avalon . Once i determined the proper hookup the unit itself seems fine . The closest instruction i could find was the video for the 2007 Toyota Avalon . i used it for the instructions. Turns out, it is not correct for the 2006. After several hours of volt and ohm meter readings and swapping cars to verify that my trailer harness wiring was OK , i noticed that the low side of the bulbs for the rear lights were not attached anywhere to a car chassis ground. Then i determined that the white ground wire and lug( car side wiring of the unit) for the 119178 was NOT to be attached to the car chassis ground but to a low side wire in the wiring harness( black and white). Everything worked fine with that correction. I also found the note attached to the red wire confusing as it had different attachment instructions that depended on whether one was using a 2 wire or 3 wire system. Again no description to help me tell what system i had( 3 wire). Instructions and or a schematic would have raised my evaluation to 4 stars( 5 stars being reserved for longtime reliability). 315613



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2016 Mazda 3

Wiring does what it’s supposed to, but most of the wires are relatively short, especially the green wire, making installation tricky. Also, the blue connectors aren’t great. Since the wires are only just long enough, it’s impossible to use these t-connectors. I ended up soldering the wires. 612504



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No instructions. What goes where?? 645319


Comments
The installation instructions are linked above, but because this is not a vehicle specific wiring harness, the instructions are very general in nature. Youll need to access the taillight wiring harnesses in the trunk area and use the included circuit tester to identify which wire carries which taillight function. The red wire connects to the brake lamp circuit, the green wire to the right turn signal, the yellow to the left turn, the brown to the running lights and the white wire grounds to the vehicle. There are video links above in the product description, but none of the videos are specific to your vehicle, the wire colors in the vehicle itself will likely be colored differently, so you cant depend on the wire color. This being said, they do show the method used to identify which circuit carries which function, so in that respect youll likely find them helpful.
-- Mike L - 05/25/2019

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Toyota Yaris

The new hitch arrived today, everything was in the box that I ordered. Very Very nice product. I must admit I was kind of expecting a cheap looking hitch. But this is first class stuff. I'll be using it on my Yaris shortly. Rather than spend a bunch of money on a pickup truck. A 4 x 8 trailer will be hauling my home repair products from now on. Also, I will be coming back to "etrailer" for a bike rack to fit the new hitch. I highly recommend "etrailer", with the on-line assistance and very nice products. You can't beat the price either. The local uhaul wanted double the money I spent at "etrailer" to install the hitch and wire it. It took me 25 minutes to install the hitch and about an hour to wire it. (lot's of plastic to remove and reinstall) Thanks again guys......Happy Customer. 25760



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Dodge

I just installed my trailer wiring harness I purchased from etrailer.com For the do it yourselfer that can trace and figure out which wires are needed to splice into, it is a very good kit. I chose to solder my connections instead of using the supplied crimp connectors. I've seen these connectors corrode after a few years and then you have to eliminate it and fix the connection. Also, I chose to attach the converter to the frame with a heavy duty tie strap instead of using the adhesive pad that is attache to it. The only other thing I might suggest is a self drilling screw to attacht the ground wire. Having said all that, I would highly recommend this Kit. It saved me between $400 and $900 dollars according to the horror stories I've read online. You Guys need to get this product out there, maybe go to some Dodge forums. Good Job. 65616



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Wiring kit fit my vehicle perfectly and the instructions were great, allowing for simple installation. Product works as expected and was a good value. Not sure what else I can say but I am very happy and will definitely order from etrailer again! 852745



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2003 Volkswagen Passat

Used in a 03 VW passat wagon, very easy to install and has everything you need. It continues to work flawlessly after one year. 850308



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2006 Ram 2500

This is a good kit, for a 2006 dodge 2500 diesel. When the tipm is causing the right side trailer lights not to work. Highly recommended Thank you. 837973



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Throughout our order, etrailer kept us up to date on it's packing and shipment of the products we ordered, including the tracking number. We received our order quickly (about six days). We ordered the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75089, and the Upgraded Circuit Protected Tail Light Converter Hardwire Kit w/ 4-Pole Connector and Circuit Tester - 119178KIT for our 1997 Mercury Villager, an older van with a lot of life still left in it. Both arrived in excellent condition. The next day I installed both items. The Trailer Hitch Receiver took me about an hour. The only problem was getting it angled so I could slip it over the tail pipe, but once up it fit perfectly. Bolts went in nicely, though the space is a bit tight for the tools I owned to tighten them. Still, there was no problem patience did not solve. The video instructions were excellent, and the paper instructions helped me see what direction the washers should go. For the Protected Tail Light Converter Hardwire Kit, the video instructions were invaluable. Though I used the tester to be sure, the wiring descriptions and placement were on the money. There were a couple minor issues that were easy to correct. The green wire that goes to the right turn signal is a bit short. Though I could not attach it to the wiring by the connector, there was no problem cutting off the lower wrap and attaching it to the proper wire at the bottom of the bundle. When I hooked it up to my trailer for a test, the break lights did not work. I took off the splice connector for the break wire, and when I did the clip broke. The metal bar that should have cut through the wire jacket did not cut all the way through. However, the kit comes with a spare splice clip. I installed the new clip in the same spot as the old and perfection! I was set. The trailer hitch receiver was a bit heavy, but as long as you can lift some weight on your back there should be no problem (I work a desk job, get little exercise and I am close to 60). I am extremely pleased with the whole experience. The quality appears excellent and I saved $200 to 300 dollars I would have spent at UHaul. That's money I can now use for some fun in our boat! 818251



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1999 Mazda Miata

Had to purchase additional quick connectors because the ones that came with were of poor quality and would not clamp on the wires effectively. Otherwise kit worked well. 810103



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Good product for a decent price. No issues at all, may consider the self fused unit next time but this one works! 809262



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I bought a hitch a month ago , fits great! Not I bought the wiring tho ok to my car. I’m hoping it goes as good as the hitch did 785055



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I would recommend etrailer.com in any circumstance. They can provide and deliver a product where competitors can't. Very happy! 784669



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The hitch came next day. Everything needed for a speedy installation was all n the box and everything fit perfectly without any adjustments. It works well. Thanks for just the right parts and advice! 783125



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2001 Mercury Villager

Hitch fit perfect..Wiring and hitch install was simple and took 45 minutes. I recommend etrailer to anyone. . 779669



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Good instructions and easy to install 770713



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2004 Volkswagen Jetta

Installed on a Jetta. The hitch and wiring install went well. Thank you Lord, and I'm looking forward to using the new equipment as it is a God send. Thanks etrailer!!! 770008



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Great knowledgeable service! 763935



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works great. easy to install. 760303



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Used this on my Jetta as I was on a budget, otherwise I'd have gotten the powered version of this. Otherwise it works great and is still in use. No issues to report! 749822


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