Installation Instruction Tips for Installing a Curt Harness on a Honda Pilot 2011

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My Pilot currently does not have an electical hookup. I purchased part #56097 to install as an electrical hookup for my boat trailer. The boat trailer doesnt have electrical brakes. Will part 56097 work okay for my trailer? Reading some of the forums on your site has given me doubt that the 56097 will work. Also the bracket provided for for the 7 way housing doesnt allow the 7 way housing to line up correctly through the 7 way door in the bumper. The spring loaded cover on the 7 way cant open up all the way because it hits the top of the bumper. In the installation instructions, the second #2 there are two number twos in the instructions says to remove the 2 push fasteners securing the lower fascia to the body. Im unclear what that means. I dont see how this bracket will work but if you could give me some advice or point me to a video on how to install this bracket that would be helpful. The video showing how to install everything else but the bracket. Thanks, Jim

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As long as your boat trailer has a 7-way connector as a trailer connector the Curt Harness # C56366 will work to activate your trailer lights. I would recommend you connect your trailer to your tow vehicle once the harness is installed and check to make sure all of the tail light functions work.

I spoke to my contact at Curt about the second number 2 in the installation instructions and he said that the push fasteners are behind the fascia and are what connect it to the body. He said they should be located on either side of where the hitch comes through the fascia. Removing these will give you a little more clearance to install the # C56366.

If you are having an issue with the door of the 7-way not opening when installed you could try bringing the bracket further out to the rear of the fascia or put washers between the bracket and the fascia.

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