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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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Adapts import and domestic vehicles with separate turn and stop lights (3-Wire System) to standard trailer tail light wiring (2-Wire System). Lowest Prices for the best wiring from Tekonsha. Upgraded Circuit Protected Tail Light Converter Hardwire Kit w/ 4-Pole Connector and Circuit Tester part number 119178KIT can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Tekonsha Wiring - 119178KIT

  • Trailer Connectors
  • Vehicle End Connector
  • 4 Flat
  • Plug and Lead
  • Tekonsha
  • 0 - 5 Feet Long

Adapts import and domestic vehicles 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

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles




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

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




Video Transcript for Review of Tekonsha Wiring - Trailer Connectors - 119178KIT

Today, we're going to take a look at the upgraded circuit protected taillight converter hardwire kit with the four-way connector and the circuit tester. Now, this part will adapt a three-wire system on your towing vehicle to work with a two-wire system on your trailer. Basically, they will adapt any importer domestic automobile that has the separate turn and stop lights, which is a three-wire system to a standard trailer taillight wiring which is a two-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 taillight. And on most trailers, the stop and turn signal functions are sent through the same wire.This kit will give you short circuit protection, safeguards itself and the tow vehicle against any harmful electrical shorts or miss-wire situations. The circuit will automatically reset once the module cools, and it does work with trailers that have either LED or incandescent bulbs and it will work with most multiplex wiring system.

The kit will include everything laid out here on the table, the circuit protective taillight converter right here. If you notice, it does have the bonded wire with the four-way that runs out the back to plug into your trailer and that's about 60 inches long. It does have this nice integrated four-way cover that will protect the terminals when it's not plugged in, protects it from the elements or from any damage.Now the wire pigtails on this converter, they would measure about 18 inches long. And these are what will tap into the taillight wires of your vehicle. And they do include in this kit a nice circuit tester because when you go to tap your wires in, you want to test the wires for the function.

You don't want to always just connect color to color, you want to test the function and then connect it to the function for that wire. In this case, your white wire will be your ground that has the eyelid on it, so that's easy. You just ground it. Your ground wire would be your taillight, so that's where you'll connect to your taillights. Your red wire is your brake for your brake, but if it's a two-wire system, then you just ground the red wire.

The yellow is the left turn and the green would be your right turn.When you do to go to connect these, use your circuit tester to test the function to get the correct wires hooked up. And they do include these four waterproof self-stripping wire connectors that will make tapping into your wires very quick and easy. A few specs on this, the maximum stop and turn light circuit is 2.1 amps per circuit, and the maximum taillight circuit is 7.5 amps. But that should do it for the review on the upgraded circuit protected taillight converter hardwire kit with the four-way connector and the circuit tester.


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   (297 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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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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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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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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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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I bought this hitch for my 03 Jetta and it worked perfect. I used it to tow a trailer from New Mexico to Michigan. Selecting the correct height hitch was important. 749820



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Installation was straightforward and the etrailer video was very helpful. 736780



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Great to deal with! Very knowledgeable and prompt shipping! 733898



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2012 Toyota Yaris

Fast shipping. Product as advertised. Installation was a snap. I did not use the snap on wire connects I soldered the wires. After making connections all the lights on the trailer worked with the exception of tail lights. Being experienced in trailer lighting I checked the ground first. How can all functions on both lights except tail lights work and their be a ground issue. Tail lights share a connection. I think a lot of the issues in poor reviews are probably due to ground issues on the trailer. When troubleshooting trailer issues always start at the ground that's where I have found the problem to be most of the time a bad ground can make the lights do crazy things. As for how the converter holds up only time will tell. 722342



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Everything was perfect from start to finish. Received delivery promptly and installation completed in an hour and a half including wiring. Only things I recommend is installation instructions for wiring kit and better quality scotch lock connectors. I am an ASE Master Technician with 40 years experience so installing the wiring w/o instructions is not an issue. Others may benefit from an instruction sheet. Overall 5 star experience. 720048



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great service came early 714440


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    For your 2002 Nissan Xterra, you will only need a 4-Way for brake, turn, and running light functions. A 5-pole would add reverse lights which are not legally required on a trailer. The best thing to do is to get the plug and adapter (if needed) that matches your trailer. What you will need for the basic brake, turn, and running lights is Draw-Tite Wiring, # 119178KIT. This converts a 3-wire system (vehicles with separate turn and stop lights) to a basic 2-wire system which is the standard...
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