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  • Does 7-Way Trailer Wiring Harness # 118271 for 2015 Chevy Traverse Provide Reverse Light Circuit
  • Sounds like you installed the part # 118271 which is a 7-way kit confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Chevy Traverse. It should have the reverse light circuit active on the center pin, but you should still check that pin when the reverse lights of the vehicle are on with a circuit tester like part # 3808 to verify if it has voltage or not. Fuse F8 under the hood of your Traverse will be the one that powers the reverse light circuit. I'd verify that fuse is installed properly and not blown.
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  • Recommended Plug and Play 7-Way Connector for 2000 Ford F-250
  • The Hopkins 7-Pole and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Sockets # HM40975-11998 referenced in your question will work on your 2000 Ford F-250, however you will need to hardwire the pigtail end to the factory harness on the truck. This will not plug directly into a built-in port on the truck. An easier solution if your F-250 has the factory 4-Way is to use the Tow Ready Ford OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness # 118243. This will connect directly to the standard OEM connector on the truck and provide...
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  • Adding a 7-Way Connector to 1996 Ford F-350 for Slide-In Camper
  • To add a 7-way to your 1996 Ford F-350 you will want to install the 7-Way Pre-Wired Car Connector # 20023, which is a confirmed fit for your truck. I've added a link to a help article on trailer wiring which details the functions of the connector. This will be a hard wire application and includes the installation instructions. As for an isolator I believe you are referring to a solenoid. For that you want the Tow Ready Battery Isolation Solenoid # TR118665 which is going to switch off your...
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  • Parts Needed to Install 7-Way Connector and Trailer Brake Controller on 2015 GMC Terrain
  • For your 2015 GMC Terrain that does not have the factory tow package, you will need to start by installing a 4-Way connector. For this I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118494. This harness is custom-fit for your vehicle and will install by connecting directly to the built-in ports located behind the driver and passenger side interior trim panels in the rear cargo area. You will then run the hot lead up to the vehicle's battery. I have attached the written installation...
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  • 7 and 4-Way Recommendation that Plugs into 1996 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trailer Wiring
  • The Hopkins 4 and 7-Way part # HM40975 will plug right in to the round 7-way socket you have on your 1996 Chevy Silverado 1500.
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  • Does Curt Trailer Wiring Harness # C56370 Fit 2017 Honda CR-V 2 Wheel Drive
  • Long story short...the Curt trailer wiring harness part # C56370 IS a fit for your 2017 Honda CR-V. When vehicles are newer sometimes the fit info can change and it's possible at one time the # C56370 wasn't listed as a fit but we know for sure that it does fit a 2 wheel drive 2017 Honda CR-V. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Activate Reverse Light Circuit of Reverse Lock Out with 4-Way HM42115
  • The # HM42115 is a 4-way which does not carry the reverse light circuit like what the part # T4748800 needs for activation. What you'd need to do is use a 4 to 5-way adapter like part # 20036 so that you'd have the fifth circuit available to run to the reverse light circuit of your vehicle. You'd have to tap into the reverse light circuit of the vehicle by tracing the wires that lead to the reverse lights and testing the wires for voltage when the reverse lights come on.
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  • 7-Way Trailer Connector and Brake Controller for a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder
  • I have the perfect option to get your 2008 Nissan Pathfinder setup with a 7-way trailer connector and you will not need to cut or splice any wires to do so. For this, I recommend using the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7-Way Trailer Connector part # 118266. The T-One harness comes with everything you will need to install a 7-way trailer connector on your Pathfinder. If you do not have a 7-way mounting bracket on your trailer hitch than you can use part # 18140 and part # PK12711U to...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ford Explorer
  • The Curt hitch part # C13386 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Ford Explorer and would be the correct fit. I attached an install picture for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you'd want the part # C56172 which I attached an install video for as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a...
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  • Where to Connect 4-Flat Wiring Harness on 2018 Honda CR-V
  • If you have installed a hitch such as the Draw-Tite # 76128 on your 2018 Honda CR-V and still need to connect a 4-way harness, there is a simple plug-in option. The T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118741 is a confirmed fit and will plug into the connection point in your rear cargo area. I have added a photo from the installation instructions showing the connection point and linked both the instructions and an install video for you to take a look at. Since you are going to be towing, I...
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  • Recommended 7-Way and Brake Controller for 2012 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Way
  • For your 2012 Ford F-150 with factory 4-way, I recommend the Adapter 4-Pole to 7-Pole and 4-Pole # 37185. This will allow you to connect your 4-way to the 7-way connector and then add the other functions. The purple wire will go to your reverse light function at your taillight, then you will connect the blue wire to the blue wire in your driver's side frame rail. You will connect the black wire to the orange or red wire in the drivers side frame rail. These two wires are already run...
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  • Recommended 7-Way Mounting Bracket for Tekonsha Wiring Harness
  • The T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 7-Way Trailer Connector # 118271 can use # PK12711U and No-Drill Mount Bracket # 18140 if you need the mounting flange too. I've attached a video of the products being used together as well as the dimensions to assist. The only difference between this bracket and the universal bracket is the slotted holes for fit.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Lights Where Running Lights Work But Other Functions Do Not
  • If you have a 2011-2018 Dodge Journey with LED tail lights, then the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118536 you asked this question from is the correct harness. If not, I need to know your vehicle information to help. If this is the correct harness, then it is very likely that you have a ground wire issue on your trailer. Ground wire issues often allow some functions to work and not others. I recommend checking your ground connection for a bare metal...
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  • 2003 Honda Odyssey EX Trailer Wiring Recommendation
  • The T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118438 is not a fit for your 2003 Honda Odyssey. Instead you will want the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118336. This will connect to factory wiring behind the trim panel in the cargo area on the driver's side. A tail light converter is built into this harness so you will have proper trailer function and will not affect the tail lights on your Odyssey. I've attached an...
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  • Recommended Mounting Bracket for Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C56226
  • For a mounting bracket that will work well with the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C56226 that you referenced, I recommend the Pollak Mounting Bracket # PK12711U. This right-angle bracket will allow you to mount the connector under the rear bumper of your Nissan Frontier and features a black, epoxy coating to protect against rust and corrosion. The necessary hardware is included. For a no-drill installation, you can add the No-Drill Mount Bracket # 18140. I have attached...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2017 Kia Sportage
  • For your 2017 Kia Sportage you can use Tekonsha trailer wiring harness # 118698. It is designed to fit the 2017 to 2018 Kia Sportage. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you. I recommend the Tekonsha wiring harnesses more than others because they work well and are more reliable.
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  • Does Installing Hopkins Trailer Wiring HM43134 Require Installing Fuse
  • To install the Hopkins trailer wiring kit part # HM43134 that you referenced will not require you to install a fuse. So no fuse is included with it.
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  • Parts Needed to Install 7-Way and Brake Controller in 2016 GMC Terrain
  • You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # 56094. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product as well. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling...
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  • Troubleshooting Driver Side Turn Signal Not Working with Curt Harness on 1995 Ford Windstar
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt regarding the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C55346 referenced in your question. You should not need to splice any wires together on the harness for it to work properly on your Ford Windstar. My contact stated that if you were getting power on the white wire, which is a ground wire, none of the functions should be working on the harness. He thinks that you might have a ground issue on the vehicle tail light itself that might be causing the issue...
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  • Recommended 7-Way Trailer Connector for 2015 Nissan Titan
  • The 7- and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Socket w/ Mounting Bracket - Vehicle End # HM40975 utilizes the factory wiring harness with a round connector called a US Car Connector. If you want this wiring harness to go with the connector, you will want # HM40975-11998. This comes with the wiring pigtail and butt connectors so you can splice into your current wiring harness or add one. I've attached a video to assist. For your 2015 Nissan Titan, if you don't have the factory wiring, I recommend...
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  • Recommended Replacement Trailer Connector Wiring for 2013 Honda CRV
  • It sounds like you have done your due diligence in finding the issue. Unfortunately there is not just a converter box replacement option available. I recommend replacing your wiring with the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118561 which is a confirmed fit for your 2013 Honda CRV. If you want to move to a different manufacturer, I also recommend the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # C56158 for your vehicle....
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  • Installation of Tekonsha Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring with Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Controller
  • The brake controller wiring portion of the Tekonsha OEM Replacement Vehicle Wiring Harness # 22121 will not be used by the Tekonsha Prodigy RF Wireless Trailer Brake Controller # 90250. The 12v power will already be present in the other part of the harness, so you can either leave the brake controller portion unattached or you can run it for possible future use with a dash controller like # 90195. It will not be a problem to connect the harness and run it to the dash while not using...
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  • Parts Needed to Wire in Brake Controller and 7-Way to 2000 C6500
  • Since we don't have a custom fit wiring harness for your C6500 what you'll need to do is hardwire in a brake controller that is compatible with your electric over hydraulic brakes on your trailer. You'll first need to start with a 4-way part # 119190KIT unless the vehicle already has one. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I...
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation that Fits 2018 Mazda CX-9
  • Actually the trailer wiring harness part # 118278 is a confirmed fit for the 2018 Mazda CX-9. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • 7-Way Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for 1999 Ford F-250
  • Based on the picture you send in the correct 7-way trailer wiring harness you are looking for is the part # 118243 which matches the connector and is a confirmed fit for your 1999 Ford F-250. I attached an install video for this harness below for you to check out as well.
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  • Tips for Flexing Interior Panels to Install Trailer Wiring Harness on 2017 Honda CR-V
  • Judging by the short sleeves and the time of year the video for the # 118741 was made (appears to be spring time based on the install pic we took of the hitch that I attached), I would say most likely somewhere in the 70 degree range. It may not be super convenient, but if you are in a cold climate you could wait to do the install till you have a warm day, or wait till after you drove the vehicle for a while with the heat on to warm up the interior panels so they'll flex a bit more.
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  • How to Connect Brake Controller to Tow Vehicle that Used 4-Way for Brake Controller
  • What you send in a picture of is a standard trailer wiring 4-way found typically at the rear of a vehicle. If that was used as a way to wire in a brake controller to the vehicle then you'd have to wire in a matching 4-way to the brake controller you plan to install's wiring and you'd be set. You might trace that harness to see where it terminates to be sure but most likely it's for a brake controller since brake controllers use 4 wires to install and using a 4-way as a way to easily remove...
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  • Recommended Trailer Wiring for 7-Way Trailer Connection and Brake Controller for 1986 Ford F-350
  • For your 1986 Ford F-350, the factory wiring connector you need to start with is the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat # 118313. This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your Ford F-350's wiring harness, which is located beneath your vehicle along the driver's-side frame rail. Then you will need to use the Universal Brake Controller Wiring Kit # ETBC7 to utilize that 4-way connection and add the other 3 functions of reverse, 12v, and brake controller output. This kit...
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  • Will Installing a 7-Way Trailer Connector in the Truck Bed Leave the Rear Connector Still Active?
  • The Bargman # 50-97-410 will connect in line with your current factory 7-way behind your bumper and will give you 2 functioning 7-way trailer connections...one at your bumper and one in the bed of your truck. The connection is directly behind your bumper and is a t-connector style connection that will remain under your truck. I've attached a couple videos of the product and its installation to assist.
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  • Recommended Wiring Connector for 5-Way Boat Trailer Connection with 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • We do not carry a 5-pole wiring harness that is vehicle specific. For your 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, you can install the 4-way # HM42635 and then splice in the vehicle side 5-way flat # HM47900 using butt connectors like # DW05744-5 to give you the 5 way. This will give you the connection without the adapter # 47515 needed each time as a 5-way will still work with a 4-way connection without issue and be a better connection for your boat trailer's 5-way. Your other option is to...
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 2007 Toyota Solara
  • The Tekonsha Trailer Wiring Harness part # 119179KIT is a confirmed for your 2007 Toyota Solara and connects to the battery of the vehicle to draw the power needed for the trailer light activation.
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  • Trailer Wiring Install Video for Curt Harness Installed on 2018 Kia Sorento
  • I attached a link below that shows the Curt trailer wiring harness part # C56256 installing on a similar 2016 Kia Sorento as your 2018 model. The years are different but the generations are the same so the process will be identical.
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  • 4-Way Trailer Wiring Recommendation for Semi-Truck for Towing Vehicle with Temporary Lights
  • Most likely the temporary towing lights you have on your car use a standard 4-way connection like what the part # C-ATL20A has. So you'll need to install a 4-way on your semi truck. For that you'll want to use a kit like the part # 119190KIT which you'll be able to wire to your semi truck and have a functional 4-way.
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  • 7-Way Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 2011 Hyundai Tucson
  • I have an easier way to install a 7-way in your 2011 Hyundai Tucson but not with the 7-way you mentioned. You'll need to start with a 4-way like the part # 118501 which is a confirmed fit. Now if your trailer does not have brakes all you would need is the part # 37185 as an adapter to convert the 4-way to a 7-way. If you do have trailer brakes you would need the # ETBC7 instead of the # 37185 and a brake controller. This kit comes with everything needed to wire up the 7-way and install...
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  • Recommended Trailer Wiring for 2003 Toyota 4Runner
  • For your 2003 Toyota 4Runner, the Hopkins Plug-In Simple Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 7-Way Trailer Connector # HM11141855 is not the correct fit as it only fits 2010-2014 model years. Instead you will want the Hopkins Multi-Tow 7-Way Blade and 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector w/ Mounting Bracket - Toyota # HM43374 which is a confirmed fit if you have the factory 7-way. If you do not have the factory 7-way, then you will need the Upgraded Modulite Vehicle Wiring Harness Kit...
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  • Where to Install Curt 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector on 2017 Ford Escape
  • I would be happy to help you with the install of the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # C56320 on your 2017 Ford Escape. All you need to do is plug in the T-connector at the points behind your tail lights and run the hot lead to your car battery. I have added a link to a video showing this harness being installed on a '17 Escape for you to take a look at which will show you exactly how to install the harness.
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  • Recommended Trailer Wiring Harness on a 2017 Ford Escape
  • There are 2 T-connetor wiring harnesses for your 2017 Ford Escape, parts # 118715 and # C56320. Basically, they serve the same purpose but are made by different companies. Part # 118715 is made by Tekonsha and # C56320 is made by Curt. Between them both I recommend the Tekonsha. Our installers here tend to have better luck with the Tekonsha wiring products.
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  • Length of Curt Universal 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 7-Way Extension # C56080
  • The Curt Universal 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 7-Way Extension # C56080 referenced in your question features an end to end length of 7 feet. This extension will plug right into your existing 7-Way RV-style connector so you can route it to the bed of your truck for simple hookup with your trailer. I have attached a short video demonstration on this product that you can also check out.
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  • Typical Uses for Curt 7-Foot Universal 7-Way Extension Cable C56080
  • Curt part # C56080 is a 7-foot extension cable in the 7-way RV blade style connector format. The male plug end is just like what many trailers with electric brakes are equipped with; and the female socket end is the same as a 7-way socket that would be found on a vehicle that is set up for towing such a trailer. This item carries trailer lighting, trailer braking power and 12V auxiliary power signals from a vehicle to a trailer. This part works as an extension cable for any application...
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  • Will 7-Way Trailer Connector Extension Charge a Trailer Battery
  • The Curt Universal 7-Way Extension, part # C56080, plugs into your truck's existing 7-way and moves it inside the truck bed. This makes it easier to hook up a fifth wheel or gooseneck trailer. The 12 volt pin on your existing 7-way will provide power to your trailer's battery through the extension, however it isn't going to charge a battery. The current from a 7-way connector only maintains the charge on a battery.
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  • What Trucks Will Curt Universal 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Extension # C56080 Fit
  • The Curt 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 7-Way Extension # C56080 referenced in your question is a universal product that will plug directly to an existing 7-Way RV-style connector. Unlike other fifth-wheel wiring harnesses that plug in line at the back of a factory 7-Way, this will go right to the actual 7-Way connector, so it will work with any truck that already has a 7-Way installed. I have attached a short video demonstration on this product that you can also check out.
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  • Where Does Curt Wiring Harness Install on a 2008 Kia Sorento with Factory Tow Package
  • The Curt Trailer Wiring Harness, part # C55550, is actually not a confirmed fit for your 2008 Kia Sorento. It fits models from 2003 to 2006. The correct harness for your 2008 model is part # C56332 as long as you have the factory tow package. I've linked a video of it being instled on a 2014. The connection point is behind the rear bumper, on the driver's side. Once you've made that connection insert the included 10-amp fuse into the fuse holder to complete the install. If you...
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  • Recommended 4-Way Wiring Harness for 2008 Kia Sportage
  • As long as your 2008 Kia Sportage is the 6-cylinder model, the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C55529 referenced in your question is a confirmed fit. It will install by connecting directly to built-in ports under the vehicle, on the driver side. Once installed, you will have the necessary 4-Way connector at the rear of your Sportage for powering your trailer's signal lights. I have attached the written installation instructions along with an installation video on the 2007...
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  • What Vehicles Does the Curt T-Connector # C55529 Fit
  • The Curt T-Connector # C55529 that you referenced fits 2005 - 2010 Kia Sportage 6 Cylinder models. I have attached an installation video plus the instructions for you to reference.
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  • Why are There 6 Wires on One End of Curt T-Connector # C55369 and 4 Wires on the Other End
  • The Curt T-Connector # C55369 that you referenced has 6 wires on one end and 4 on the other due to how your Jeep Grand Cherokee has the wiring run. If you look at the attached photo you can see that one of the wires says "Battery +" on it. This is used for powering the T-Connector. It allows the lights on your trailer to draw power directly from your battery instead of your lighting circuits. The 5 remaining wires are labeled as Right Turn, Stop, Left Turn, Tail, and Ground. If you...
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  • Does the Curt T-Connector # C55369 Install Behind the Taillight on a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • The Curt T-Connector # C55369 that you referenced will install in the cargo area of your 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. There are options out there for vehicles that include a connector which plugs in behind the tail lights, but this option simply plugs into a pre-existing connector. A review video and installation instructions have been attached for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Brake Controller and Wiring for 2018 Subaru Outback
  • You can absolutely install a trailer brake controller on your 2018 Subaru Outback. Starting with the brake controller itself, I highly recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195. This is an excellent, proportional controller that will activate the trailer's brakes at the same time and with the same intensity that you apply to them in your Outback. It features an easy to read digital display and continuous diagnostics that will alert you to any potential issues. This unit is well known...
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  • Trailer Connection for 2016 Chevy Express 3500 Passenger Van With Tow Package
  • The 2016 Chevy Express 3500 Passenger van with tow package should have a round connector with 7 wires called a US Car Connector. That connector plugs into the back of the 7- and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Socket w/ Mounting Bracket - Vehicle End # HM40975 or the Mighty Cord Replacement 7-Way RV-Style Trailer Connector for Factory Tow Package # A10-7072VP confirmed to fit your van's tow package. If you have something different, confirm with a circuit tester like # 3808 that this is for...
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  • Recommended Wiring for 2003 Ford F-250 for 7-way and 4-way Trailer Connection
  • For your 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty, we have the combined 7-way and 4-way option with the bracket available. If you have the factory 7-way plug, then we have the 7- and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Socket w/ Mounting Bracket - Vehicle End # HM40975 that connects to your factory round connector. We also have the Curt # C55774 or Reese # 74682 if you prefer that style. If you don't have any factory wiring, then you need to start with a 4 flat, like # 18252. Once you have a 4-way, you can...
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  • Custom Fit Wiring Harness Kit 118730 for 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
  • The custom-fit plastic connectors on wiring harnesses like # 118646 (which fits the 2013 Volkswagen Passat) and # 118730 (which fits the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen) are not offered as separate parts, sorry to say. Since your existing wiring harness kit # 119190KIT is a hardwired type I understand why you'd prefer not to have to cut into the new vehicle's wiring, but for that you'll need kit # 118730 for the SportWagen.
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  • Recommended Trailer Wiring For 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 With OEM Towing Package
  • If the vehicle side trailer plug is the issue, you can use the Tekonsha Multi-Plug T-One Connector Assembly for 7-Way & 4 Pole Trailer Connector # 20135 as a replacement. If the trailer side is the issue, you can use the Epicord 7-Way Molded Trailer Plug with Junction Box - 10' Long # 277-000141. To determine which side is needing to be replaced, you can use the circuit tester # 3808 to test the pins for proper function. You can also clean the connections on either side and use some...
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  • Instalación del conector 118675 en 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
  • Adjunto el enlace a las instrucciones de instalación del arnés de cableado del vehículo T-One # 118675, así como un video de instalación. Es compatible con un Volkswagen Tiguan 2012, por lo que solo debe enchufarlo a los arneses que están detrás de las luces traseras de su vehículo.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness and Other Parts Needed to Tow a Trailer with a 2016 Toyota Tacoma
  • Actually, the Tekonsha wiring harness, part # 22117, is all you need to put a 7-way trailer connector at the rear of your 2016 Toyota Tacoma for a brake controller since you have no wiring at all right now. If your truck already had a 4-way connector, or you need both a 4-way and a 7-way, then you would want the # ETBC7 kit. You're also going to need a brake controller. I recommend the Prodigy P3, part # 90195. Once you have the # 22117 installed it'll plug right in. You said...
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  • Wiring Needed for a 4-Way and 7-Way on a 2015 Toyota Tacoma
  • It sounds like you don't have the factory 7-Way on your 2015 Toyota Tacoma. We do have some parts that you can install that will give you a 4-Way and 7-Way combination on your Tacoma. To start off I recommend going with the Tekonsha T-One # 118496 which plugs in behind your tail light housing just like the Hopkins # HM11143910 that you referenced installs. This will give you a 4-Way for basic trailer lighting functions. If you are needing a 7-Way as well then you will need to install...
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  • Recommended 7-way Trailer Connector Wiring and Brake Controller for 2017 Isuzu NRP HD Box Truck
  • For your 2017 Isuzu NRP HD box truck, I recommend the Universal Wiring Harness w/ ModuLite and Brake Controller Harness - 7-Way Trailer Connector # 22550. This harness will give you all the wiring you need and then you will simply need to add the brake controller. I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195 which will connect directly to this wiring harness. I've attached the installation details to assist.
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 1999 Chevy Silverado
  • You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # C59236. If all you need is a 4 way this is all you'd need. Now if your trailer does not have brakes all you would need is the part # 37185 as an adapter to convert the 4-way to a 7-way. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I attached installation...
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  • Parts Needed to Install 7-Way on 2017 Jeep Wrangler
  • The tow package for your 2017 Jeep Wrangler would have included a 7-way at the rear of it and not a 4-way which is why the # HM40975-11933 is not able to plug into your vehicle wiring. So while we have a solution for you it won't be with the part # HM40975-11933. Now if your trailer does not have brakes all you would need is the part # 37185 as an adapter to convert the 4-way to a 7-way. If you do have trailer brakes you would need the # ETBC7 instead of the # 37185 and a brake controller....
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  • Parts Needed to Install a 7-Way and Bypass the Trailer Wiring on a 2003 Ram 2500
  • A lot of people have done what you are looking to do simply because the part they need is fairly pricey and they may have to eventually replace it again. We will need to bypass the trailer wiring on your 2003 Ram 2500 completely so we will need to act as though you have no wiring installed. For your situation you will need to start off by installing a 4-Way Flat connector. We have found Tekonsha to be one of the most reliable electronic manufacturers out there so I recommend going with...
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  • Replacement 7-Way Trailer Connector for 2006 Dodge Ram with Factory 7-Way Socket In The Bumper
  • If you just want the 7-way connector then I recommend the Hopkins Endurance Quick-Install 7-Way Trailer Connector # HM42190. This will fit in the OEM location. If you would like to have both the 7-way and 4-way functions in your connector, then I recommend the Multi-Plug T-One Connector Assembly for 7-Way & 4 Pole Trailer Connector # 20135 or # HM40975-11933 if you prefer that style.
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  • Troubleshooting 2010 Kia Sedona Wiring Harness
  • Normally wiring harnesses last for years if not decades. Since you have been having so much trouble with yours, It sounds like you have a short somewhere, likely on the trailer, that is killing your converters. When a converter goes bad, it is generally a short that is the cause. It essentially protects your vehicle's wiring system from the short. Make sure all of the wiring and connections on the trailer are in good shape. Look for any pinch points or exposed wires that are exposed...
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  • Troubleshooting the Install of Tekonsha T-One # 118670 on a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder
  • What I recommend doing is swapping out some of the Blue relays from the Tekonsha T-One # 118670, that you know work with some in the back that you do not think are working. If the Blue relays now work in the back but up front they don't work then it sounds like the relay(s), part # 38666-1, is/are bad and need to be replaced. You can also try using a circuit tester, like part # 3808, to test the gray connector on your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder after the relays are installed but before...
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  • Installation of 2017 Mazda CX-5 T-One Trailer Wiring Harness
  • The T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118746 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Mazda CX-5. This will install differently than the CX-9 model you referenced watching a video for, so you will need to work under the panels. I do recommend only loosening what is necessary for this installation and being careful if you remove panels. I've attached the installation instructions with photos to assist.
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  • Does Battery of 2018 Acura MDX Have to Be Disconnected to Install Trailer Wiring
  • Normally it's always a good idea to disconnect the vehicle battery any time you are working on anything electrical, but for the Tekonsha wiring kit part # 118628 there is no mention of disconnecting the battery prior to installing the kit so it would not be needed.
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  • 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 7-Way Wiring Kit for Camper in 2017 Ram 2500
  • What you need is a 5th wheel/gooseneck wiring setup for your 2017 Ram 2500. For that you'd want the part # 50-97-410. This plugs in line with the 7-way you have at the rear of your truck and gives you a second one you can install in the bed of the truck. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Wiring Harness for 2015 Nissan Rogue SV
  • The Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # C55510 is not a fit for your 2015 Nissan Rogue SV. Instead, you will want the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # C56033 which is a confirmed fit. This custom-fit T-connector plugs into your Nissan Rogue's wiring harness, which is located behind the driver's-side and passenger's-side interior trim panels in your rear cargo area. Once you've plugged in the T-connector,...
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  • What is Needed to Install a Brake Controller on a 2007 Ford F-150
  • The best wiring harness we have for your 2007 Ford F-150 that will allow for you to install a brake controller is the Universal Wiring Harness w/ ModuLite and Brake Controller Harness part # 22551. For a more cost effective installation kit, I recommend the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller part # ETBC7. Both of the above kits come with everything you'll need to install a brake controller on your truck. Regardless of which options your truck came equipped with,...
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  • 4 or 7-way Wiring Harness for 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package # C55774 is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. It quickly and easily installs a 7-way and a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle. The connector plugs directly into OEM tow package wiring harness with no cutting, splicing or tapping required. The attached video is just a demonstration since it is on a Jeep instead of a Silverado.
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  • Does Bargman 5th Wheel/Gooseneck # 54701-007-010 Allow Trailer Wiring at Rear to Still Work
  • Yes, the Bargman 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness for Aluminum Truck Bed # 54701-007-010 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Ford F-350.
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  • Will Curt T-Connector Wiring Harness # C56245 Work with Hopkins Fold-Over Mounting Bracket
  • I went out to the warehouse so I could physically test the fit of the 4-Way on the Curt T-Connector Wiring Harness # C56245 and the Hopkins Fold-Over Mounting Bracket # HM48595. I found that the 4-Way connector, along with the dust cap, were just a bit too large to allow the folding bracket to securely close around the unit. This particular bracket will not be the best mounting option for this harness. I instead recommend looking at the Tow Ready Mounting Bracket # 18144. You can use...
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  • Adapter Solution for Going from Military 12 Pin Trailer Connector to Standard 4 or 7-Way
  • We do not offer any wiring adapters to convert a 12-pin female connector on a military vehicle to a standard RV-style 7-way like # 37185 or a 4-pole like # 18252. But you can install a different type of trailer socket on the truck by hardwiring one. Based on the information I could find about your military connector the wires have letter codes on them and carry the following functions common on most trailers: J is the right turn signal B is left turn signal E is tail lights D is...
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  • 7-Way Recommendation for 2007 Ford E-250 For Installing Brake Controller
  • If you have a round trailer wiring connector at the rear of your 2007 Ford E-250 like the versions of the vehicle that have the towing package have then you'd want the part # HM40975 which will plug right in. Then to install a brake controller you'd only need the correct install harness part # 3035-P. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup....
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 2015 Honda Odyssey
  • For a similar trailer wiring kit that fits a 2015 Honda Odyssey we have the Tekonsha kit part # 118521 which is a custom fit kit and would work well. I attached an install video for this kit on a similar 2015 Honda Odyssey as well.
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  • Recommended 7-Way and 4-Way Trailer Wiring Connector Compatible with Factory Harness
  • For your 2002 Ford F-250, the wiring harness you are seeking with both 7-way and 4-way connectors is the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 7-Way and 4-Pole Flat Connectors # C55774 or the Reese # 74682. Either of these will connect to your factory wiring harness to give you both of the trailer connectors you seek.
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  • 7-Way Trailer Connector for a 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500
  • In order to install a 7-way trailer connector on the rear of your 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 you will need to use the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness part # 118649 with the Adapter 4-Pole to 7-Pole and 4-Pole part # 37185. Unfortunately, they do not make a wiring harness that splices into the taillights and give you a 7-way trailer connector therefore this will be your only option. If you will be towing a trailer with brakes then you will still need to use part # 118649 but instead...
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  • Trailer Connector for a 2017 Toyota Tacoma with Both 4 and 7-Way Connection Points
  • I do have an option that will give you both 4 and 7-way trailer connection points on the rear of your 2017 Toyota Tacoma but the Hopkins Multi-Tow part # HM11141144 will not work for you. This trailer connector is designed for GM vehicles and will not fit your Tacoma. In order to get both 4 and 7-way connection points on your truck you will need to use the Tekonsha OEM Replacement Vehicle Wiring Harness w Brake Controller Adapter part # 22117 and replace the 7-way plug in the kit with...
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  • Adding a 7-Way Connector to a 2001 Toyota Sequoia
  • The 2001 Toyota Sequoia with factory tow package would require you to first plug in a 4-way such as # C55246 as you can see from the accompanying photo. From there you would be able to add a 7-way with adapter # 30717, which will plug into the 4-way. I've added links to video reviews of these parts for you to take a look at.
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  • How to Access Lighting Signals in Silverado 4-Pole Wiring
  • If your Silverado already has 4-pole trailer wring in place you can use a T-connector harness like # 118384 or # C55384 to give you access to the stop/turn/running light signals you need for your new tail lights. As long as your existing wiring uses a round U.S. Car type connector the above part will simply plug in inline with that wiring and give you the same signals. You can refer to the linked article for more on wiring. In 4-pole wiring the white wire is ground, the brown wire...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness on a 2011 Chevrolet Express Van Cutaway Model
  • A standard Chevy Express van using a combined wiring system so the turn and brake signals are on the same circuits. So a wiring harness like the Hopkins, part # 31345, plugs right in and will work fine. However, it sounds like your 2011 Cutaway model has a separate wiring system. In this case the only type of wiring harness I can guarentee a fit for is a universal part like # 119190KIT.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness on a 2004 Ford Sport Trac
  • If the connector you found looks like the picture I've attached then you have a 4-way trailer connector. If you're still unsure, send me a picture of the connector you've found so I can see it. To find out if it functions properly you'll need to use a circuit tester, part # 3808, and test each function; stop lights, turn signals, and running lights. I've linked a video on how to test with the # 3808. To the best of my knowledge Sport Tracs did not all come with trailer wiring from...
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  • Tekonsha Wiring Harness 118409 Installation in 2004 Jeep Wrangler
  • The Tekonsha T-One 4-Pole wiring harness # 118409 is meant to install at the OEM wiring that connects at the Wrangler's tail light housings. The included connectors are the no-splice plug-and-play type that install between the OEM wiring's plug and the connectors on the lights. Both driver and passenger side light assemblies should have the same connectors, as shown in the linked video on a 2004 Wrangler. If you review the video at the 1:20 mark you will see how our installer had to...
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  • 7-Way Trailer Connector that Install in the Factory Location on a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500
  • The Hopkins Endurance Quick-Install 7-Way Trailer Connector part # HM42190 is a direct fit for the factory rear bumper trailer connector cutout on your 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. The wiring harness included with the trailer connector may or may not be needed depending on how your aftermarket wiring harness is installed. I have attached a review video of the above trailer connector for you as well.
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  • Why Does Red and Black Wire of Trailer Wiring 22114 Run to Vehicle Battery
  • I attached a diagram that shows how the trailer wiring harness # 22114 wires. The red wire runs to the positive battery terminal for powering the taillight circuits of the trailer wiring. This way all the power that the taillights of the trailer draw come from the battery and not the vehicle taillights. The black wire is the 12 volt power accessory circuit for the 7-way which is totally separate.
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  • Curt 4-Pole Wiring Harness C59236 Installation in 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
  • I suggest confirming that when you re-connect the tail light wiring plug in your 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport all lights operate properly. This would be the brake lights (when the pedal is pressed), the tail lights (when the vehicle headlights are turned on) and the turn signals when these are engaged. I suspect they will but it is helpful to confirm that all of the required signals are present at the lights before wiring in the trailer harness. On your vehicle when the connector...
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  • Will 4-Pole Harness C56291 Work With 2015 Honda Pilot?
  • Unfortunately, the Curt # C56291 is not a confirmed fit for your 2015 Honda Pilot, which is why you cannot get it to work. Instead, you will need to use Curt # C56170, which plugs into the OEM tow package ports on your Pilot. I've attached links to a video review as well as the instructions for you to take a look at.
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  • Part Needed to Add Second 7-Way Trailer Connector for Slide-In Camper and Trailer
  • We have just what you need. Part # 50-97-410-010 from Bargman is a 9-foot harness that plugs in inline with your existing 7-way. This will give you two separate 7-way connectors for your slide-in camper and your trailer.
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  • How Long Does it Take to Install Trailer Wiring Harness # 118416
  • The install for the trailer wiring harness part # 118416 is pretty quick and painless. If you check out the install video I attached you can see how quickly our installers got through it. If you are trying to make sure you set aside enough time though I'd give yourself an hour to get through it as the first time you install anything typically takes a bit longer. Most likely you'd get it knocked out in half an hour though.
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  • 7-Way and Brake Controller Recommendation for 2014 Infiniti QX60
  • It's safe to say that if you do not have trailer wiring at the rear of your 2014 Infinifi QX60 but we can easily install a 7-way on your vehicle with the part # C56357 and it will be ready to use the brake controller install harness part # 3050-P to install a Tekonsha brake controller like our best selling P3 part # 90195. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P3 Brake Controller part # 90195. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how...
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  • 4-Pole Wiring for 2018 Ford F-150
  • We have 4-pole wiring harnesses for the 2018 Ford F-150 such as Curt # C56110 which is a direct OEM replacement. This item and the similar Hopkins part # HM11140735 plugs in at the rear of the truck with a rectangular plug. Please refer to the linked photo. If instead your truck has a round U.S Car type connector you can use Curt # C55774 which includes both 4-pole and 7-way type connectors on one product.
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  • Recommended 4-Way Trailer Wiring Harness for 1999 Chevy Silverado
  • For your 1999 Chevy Silverado, there is a 4-way that can be spliced in behind your tail lights with quick splice connectors, but there is not a T-style connector. For your application I recommend the Tekonsha Upgraded Modulite Vehicle Wiring Harness Kit with 4 Pole Trailer Connector (Includes Install Kit) # 119147KIT. This will install in a very similar way to the T-connectors and will require connection to your battery for power.
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  • Are T-One Connectors for 2015 Jeep Renegade and 2017 Dodge Durango Interchangeable?
  • Though the respective wiring harnesses look similar they are not the same product so the # 118651 that is in your 2015 Jeep Renegade cannot be installed in your 2017 Dodge Durango. Instead, you would need to use harness # 118617 like you referred to. The hitch I recommend for your 2017 Durango is the Draw-Tite # 75713. This hitch, unlike the option from Curt, will allow you to keep your tow hooks attached (if you have them) and the spare tire can remain under the Durango. Additionally,...
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  • 7-Way Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2004 Toyota Sequoia and a 2006 Toyota Tundra
  • I do have a wiring harness for both vehicles but the wiring harness for a 2004 Toyota Sequoia is different than the wiring harness for a 2006 Toyota Tundra. For your Sequoia, you will want to use the Hopkins Plug-In Simple Vehicle Wiring Harness part # HM11143384 which will give you both 4 and 7-way trailer connections. The harness offers a simple plug and play installation that will not require you to cut or splice any wires. The pigtails that will need to be used to install this harness...
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  • Recommended Trailer Wiring On A 2002 Ford Excursion
  • We would be more than happy to assist you with this question. If your wiring for your 2002 Ford Excursion, and it does not have a factory 7-way connection, you will need the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector Item # 118344. This T-One connector plugs directly into your vehicle's existing wiring, no cutting, splicing or tapping required. This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your Ford Excursion's wiring harness, which is located behind the driver's-side...
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  • Wiring Harness Compatible with 2017 VW passat TR line [canadian trendline]
  • I reached out to my contact at Tekonsha and the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118721 is a fit for your 2017 VW Passat TR line (Canadian trendline) vehicle.
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  • Adding a 4-Way Connector on 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • You will need wiring on your 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee to power the lights on the U-Haul, though I'm not certain from your question if you were saying you had the tow package or not. If you do have the tow package that means you have a 7-way connector on your Jeep; if the U-Haul had a 4-way connector you could add a 4-way to your Jeep with the T-One Wiring Harness # 118381 which simply connects to your Jeep's existing 7-way by plugging in. If you did not have any wiring on your Jeep you...
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  • Recommended Wiring Harness for 2017 Ford Escape with LED Tail Lights
  • Both vehicle wiring harnesses that are available for your 2017 Ford Escape without the tow package will work and function properly with the LED lights on the vehicle. They both feature a powered converter and require a hot lead that will run up to the Escape's battery to provide power and avoid overloading the vehicle's electrical system. The LED lights will not be an issue. Between the two harnesses, I recommend going with the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118715. Tekonsha...
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  • How to Remove the Taillight Assembly on a 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
  • I do have a helpful video and explanation on how to remove the taillights on a 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan but we have not had the chance to do this on a 2018 yet therefore, I would not be able to provide you with exact instructions. As you can see in the attached video, in order to remove the taillight assembly on a 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan you will need to first remove the black trim panel located beside the taillight housing in the seam where the hatch and taillight meet. You will want...
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 2015 Jeep Cherokee
  • We have a custom fit trailer wiring harness by Hopkins that does fit your 2015 Jeep Cherokee. For that you would want the part # HM11142464. We have confirmed this as a fit with Hopkins so we know it will work well. If you have something totally different in mind send me the picture you mentioned.
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  • Why Does Trailer Wiring for 2017 Jeep Compass Require Running Wire to Battery
  • Not all vehicles can handle the additional amperage draw of the trailer taillights on the vehicle taillight circuits. Those vehicles need setup that draws power from the battery. Some vehicles have higher rated circuits that can handle this, and others need to have the power drawn straight from the battery to protect the taillight circuits. For your Jeep Compass you need to install a harness that draws power from the battery to protect the taillight circuits. For that you would need...
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  • Parts Needed to Install 7-Way on 2003 Ford F-150 without Trailer Wiring
  • You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # C56031. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product as well. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling...
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  • Solution for Needing to Power Trailer Wiring Converter Box and 12 Volt Accessory Circuit of 7-Way
  • You would not be able to share the power wire of the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C56342 for also powering the 12 volt accessory of a 7-way like the part # 37185. But I have a similar solution that would be just as easy. Instead you'd want to run the double bonded wire part # 10-2-1 (sold by the foot) to the battery of the vehicle and then attach both leads to the battery post and you'll essentially have run "one" wire to power both the converter of the 4-way and the 12...
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