Menu Icon

Installing 7-way Blade Trailer Connector on 2013 Toyota Highlander


Hello, I have a Toyota Highlander 2013 Limited, I already bouth to you the HIDDEN HITCH CLASS III ROUND TUBE RECEIVER HITCH. Now I need to buy all the wires for: 4 way pole flat and also 7 way round pole, because my trailer uses 7 round and my boat 4 Flat. I would like to have everything well organized with a Multi Tow connector such as Hopkins 47185, which has both connectors well protected. May you suggest all the parts I needs for my Toyota Highlander 2013 Limited? Thanks in advance

Helpful Expert Reply:

To wire your 2013 Highlander with a 7-way and 4 pole connector, you'd first need a functional 4-pole trailer connector. If your Highlander doesn't already have one, you can install it using part # 118449. With the 4-pole in place, there's two different alternatives, depending on if your trailer with the 7-way has brakes.

If it does NOT, you can use the Hopkins # 37185 (same as the 47185 you mentioned). The 37185 would plug directly into the 4-pole, with 4 remaining wires. The white wire grounds to the vehicle frame, and the other wires could just be bundled up out of the unless or until you need them later.

If the trailer does have brakes, you'd need a brake controller to actuate them. I'd recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. The P2 is very highly rated by our customers and is extremely easy to use. You'd also use our brake controller installation kit, part # ETBC7. The kit contains a 37185 adpater plus all the hardware, wire and circuit breakers needed to complete the installation.

I'll link you to installation instructions and some install videos that you'll find helpful. The install video shows the ETBC7 kit being used on a 2013 Highlander, so the video will pretty much walk you through the whole installation.

helpful expert reply by:
Michael L

Ask The Experts a Question >>

Products Referenced in This Question

Product Page this Question was Asked From

Similar Expert Q&A Pages

See More Q&A Expert Answers >>

About Us
photos and videos

Original Photos & Videos

Produced to make sure you know what you are getting and you get exactly what you need.


Installations Completed

To make sure products work and fit the way they are supposed to.

etrailer call center

Phone Calls & Emails Answered

1,125,924 phone calls and 1,350,587 emails to help find the right solution.

etrailer training

Average Hours of Product Training

We get to know our products firsthand so experts can better help you.

etrailer service

Years of Quality Customer Service

Assisting our neighbors and customers, face to face at the counter.

etrailer experts

Pages of Expert Information

Created to make sure you have all the answers to your questions, from real experts.