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Hopkins Active Tail Light Converter with Install Kit

Hopkins Active Tail Light Converter with Install Kit

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2008 Subaru Legacy - Hopkins Active Tail Light Converter with Install Kit

These units completely isolate the tow Subaru Legacy from trailer malfunctions. Power is taken directly from the battery for isolation and brighter trailer tail lights.


Features:

  • 5 Amp capacity
  • Install kit Includes:
    • 14-Gauge power lead wire
    • Quick-splice connectors
    • Fuse holder and fuse
    • Self-tapping screw
    • Zip-ties
    • Terminal grease


46255 Hopkins Active Tail Light Converter with Install Kit



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Video Transcript for Hopkins Wiring - Trailer Connectors - 46255 Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're taking a look at the Hopkins Active Tail Light Converter with Install Kit. Now, this product works for a lot of different vehicles. So, to ensure that this is a fit for your vehicle, you can always use the vehicle fit guide, which is located at E-trader.com. Now, this converter kit wires into your vehicle wiring and provides a four way flat trailer connector at the back of your vehicle to power your trailer signal lights. It does come with all the necessary connectors for an easy installation. It does have a five amp capacity, and once installed, it's designed to completely isolate the tow vehicle from any trailer malfunctions or trailer shorts.Power is taken directly from the vehicle battery for isolation, and brighter trailer tail lights.

Now, this converter box, right here, features a weather-proof design. And again, this is the unit that protects the tow vehicle from trailer malfunctions. It's a really nice design. It's easy to use.On this side of the box, you have your four-way flat wiring, with a four-way flat connector. And it does come with a dust cap.

That way, when your plug's not being used, you can protect the connection points. This would route towards the rear of your vehicle, and provide that connection when you're ready to tow a trailer.On this side, you have your individual wires, and as you can see, there's no connector on here. So, these are designed to hard-wire into the wiring system on your vehicle, which would be just directly behind the vehicle's tail lights. It does come with detailed installation instructions to help walk you through that whole process. Each wire has a different function.

I just want to talk about two of them real quick.So, these right here are designed for you know to send the signals back to the trailer. So, it's going to provide your stop and turn signal, tail light functions, so forth. One for the passenger side, one for the driver's side. The wire that has the butt connector on it, that's going to be your hot lead. So, this is the wire that gets connected to the bundle of wiring, which runs to the vehicle battery, gets connected to the fuse holder here.

So, one side has a butt connector on it. The other side has a ring terminal. The ring terminal gets connected to the positive post of the vehicle battery, and it does come with your 15 amp fuse and the fuse cap that keeps it safe and protected.The other wire, the white wire, has a ring terminal attached to it. This is your ground wire, and you want to get that secured to a suitable grounding location with the including ground-in screw. It also comes with your quick splice connectors for easy connecting, and it comes with some zip ties, that way, you can secure any excess or slack in your wiring. And it comes with some terminal grease that can be applied to the connection points, and keep them safe from corrosion.That's going to do it for today's look at the Hopkins Active Tail Light Converter with Installation Kit.


Customer Reviews

Hopkins Active Tail Light Converter with Install Kit - 46255

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (30 Customer Reviews)

These units completely isolate the tow vehicle from trailer malfunctions. Power is taken directly from the battery for isolation and brighter trailer tail lights.

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2003 Buick LeSabre

Very easy to install, works great, nice short run for power under the rear seat. 508419


Comments

still pleased with my purchases and dealings with your company. etrailer.com will be my go to source for all things towing related in the future. Thanks for good products at good prices, easily purchased and quickly delivered.

Tom - 05/15/2019

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2007 Mazda 3

Great product. If you don't have a friend to help you align the hitch during installation, a floor jack is very helpful. When using the fishwire for the first time just be patient, it takes a little time to get the hang of it. Also, I ran the harness through the car underneath the carpet and up through the side kick panel to the battery rather than underneath the car. Mazda 3s are low enough already to worry about a wire harness coming down underneath the car. Just spend some extra time and do it right. 488386


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Great. Still works just fine.

Jacob - 03/24/2019

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2004 Buick LeSabre

I ordered a ball, ball mount, Curt Hitch and Hopkins Converter kit for the lights. My order was potentially delayed due to the ball I ordered not being in stock. It arrived within the shipping time quoted. Without the required hitch pin to hold the ball mount to the hitch. The Curt hitch bolted right up. And looks fine. The Hopkins converter kit is a complete joke. The website said it was for my vehicle, which it is.. The only problem is, the wiring connections are a joke when a simple adapter could be used to do all of the tail light connections. (Running lights, brake lights, right and left turn signal are all wired to a simple connector on the drive4rs side. 3M connectors make me nervous! They make adapter plugs for many for other vehicles, never saw this option offered by Etrailer. I hope to receive the hitchpin by the middle of this week. If we are required to use a 3M connector, you should at least supply the silicone dialectric grease to complete the job. 555267


Comments

The hopkins wiring harness part # 46255 is a universal wiring kit. Currently, there is not a plug and play option for a 2004 Buick LeSabre. This kit does include a small packet of dielectric grease but if you need more I recommend part # 11755
Dielectric Grease for Electrical Connectors, 2 oz.
$10.51
2 oz dielectric grease.

-- Heather A - 08/20/2018

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2011 Jeep Liberty

I ordered this product even though I didn't need it to make the trailer lights work properly. I bout it in this case to isolate the vehicle and trailer lighting system from each other. With computers controlling everything on modern vehicles a short in trailer wiring could cause the vehicle to stop running when it sees a problem. I did need this same item on out Jeep Liberty to make the brake and turn signals work. Etrailer is my go to place for towing items. Good prices and fast shipping. Good customer service too. A cheap price is no good without good customer service. 699557



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2008 Land Rover LR2

Nice product. Very easy to install. Took about an hour to install. 698899



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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee

I received this product the other day and went to work installing it on my 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. This was done outdoors on a sunny 90 plus degree day on [the driveway]. Prior to buying I had read the online instructions and, more importantly, watched an installation video. The video was a huge help and the kit was very easy to install. The snap splice connectors work like a charm. I used extra zip ties I had to secure the power line in place as I routed it down the passenger side of the Jeep. Hook up to the battery terminal was easy. I did not have a circuit tester to check the individual wires to ID their function but since their colors exactly matched the video, I decided to take my chances. It worked out great. Installation of the power wire would be easier on a lift but I don’t have one installed in my driveway so it entailed crawling under the 678417



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Great product. Good price. eTrailer is always the first place a check for anything trailer related. 677248



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Great instructions. Easy install. Went well 654551



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One year in and the wiring harness is still working great. I had to reset the in-line fuse once because the trailer lights were not functioning, but that was a 30 second fix. Pop out the fuse, pop it back in. Done. 619190



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2000 Buick LeSabre

Works great, easy to follow instruction s! 606399



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2000 Cadillac DeVille

Easy to install and works great. 513644



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2008 Ford Crown Victoria

Cheaper than the other choice, works just as well. Install took about an hour. I direct soldered and ran a lead from my cabin fuse box rather than my battery. I did use the splice/crimps on the trunk wires for simplicity's sake. Works great on my 2008 Ford CVPI! 483598



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Thank you for following up with me. I would first like to say your customer service is first rate. The hitch and wiring harness are great too. Install was fairly easy and instructions good. The only minor problem I have is that the trailer ball I purchased and used on the trailer began to rust last fall. Probably my own fault for going through the car wash too many times with the hitch in. Anyway, thanks again for the follow up. 477506



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Easy to install. After that it kept blowing fuses left and right. It was rated for the trailers I was pulling so i was quite disappointed. Soon after the wires overheated and started creating smoke inside the vehicle so I removed and replaced with a different brand. 467923



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Quick shipping. Great products! 450060



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2008 Chevrolet Malibu

Just got it and haven't had time to install. Everything seems great. 389420



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2007 Mercury Grand Marquis

Use it infrequently but has always been ready to use. No issues with any bulb burnout either. Recently trailored from Boston to Tampa with a rental and all bulbs passed inspection and had no issues the entire trip. 355329



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Product came fast and fit perfect. Everything was included in the package. Awesome product and service. Definitely a professional company to order through...thanks so much.... 335998



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2010 Honda Insight

Parts worked out wonderfully and were easy to install 309786



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2010 Audi A6

Still working well. 297493



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Easy to install. 284633


Comments

Working as advertized!!!

ZHL - 08/17/2017

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2000 Lexus RX 300

George with etrailer has always had great products good communication and super support. I while back I ordered a part on Saturday afternoon and it was on our door step on Monday. Still remember it and appreciate it as it minimized our issue. All the best, 281307



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2009 BMW 3 Series

Installed on a 2009 328i BMW, took more work to get interior panels off/on in trunk area than the wiring. I had the electrical wiring diagrams for the car which really helped. 263249


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Just went camping hooked up trailer and all lights worked as they should great product.

RussellB - 06/27/2017

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2007 Ford Crown Victoria

The wire on the B+ wire to the battery was about 3' too short necessitating a trip to the auto store for a $7 roll of new wire. Other than that, wiring package was easy to install. I would think the wire would be too short for most installations and for the price of the kit, they need to make longer. 228398



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2004 Buick LeSabre

I bought this for a 2004 Buick Lesabre limited, so I could pull small trailers and someday a small boat. It's somewhat easy to install. Once I figured out the purple wire in the car is for the tail light on the converter box, it was all good. Anyway, it does what it's supposed to, which is amplify the power to the trailer lights, and it does it very well. This product will ensure your vehicle's electrical system will be safe under the extra load of the trailer lights. The only issue I had was figuring out where to mount the converter box, and had to get creative. I think using a strong adhesive to stick it to the inside wall of the trunk would be the best option. 227903



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Good directionstuff to be helpful. The installation to be easy. Took me about 1 hour to complete and working flawless when done. 196910


Comments

Works great. No issues

Dan R - 05/25/2016

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2005 Buick LeSabre

SIMPLE, COMPLETE, GOOD PAPER AND VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS. A REAL VALUE FOR THE PRICE. 158584



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Transaction was easy to conduct. All products were as described and arrived according to shipping details. Great work and easy to shop. 129389



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2004 Honda Civic

Before installing Hopkins Active Taillight Converter kit 46255 I didn't have any trailer stop lights. After installation all trailer lights worked perfect. S.L. 102223


Comments

Works perfect. Great product.

Sidney L - 10/01/2014

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1999 Ford Crown Victoria

My order was shipped promptly and worked perfectly - what more could you ask? 81454


Comments

Hi ... I have a 99 Volvo V70 AWD XC and looking at pulling a trailer, so I would also need the break controller, does this kit come with one or is that something I need to order separately? Thank you!

-- comment by: Blade - 07/29/2013

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This kit does not include a break controller. This kit covers the basic light functions: running lights, turn signals and brake lights. Not all trailers have braking systems, so double check with the trailer before you add brake controller. If you are renting a trailer, most of the ones that require brakes have a different type of system that is on board the trailer.

-- Patrick B - 7/30/2013

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