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Review of Tekonsha Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring - Kia Sorento Trailer Wiring - TK26FR

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Tekonsha Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring - Kia Sorento Trailer Wiring - TK26FR Review


Hi there, I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Today, we're gonna take a quick look at this T1 Vehicle Wiring Harness. This harness is gonna provide this 4-way flat trailer connector at the back of your vehicle to help power up your trailer's signal lights, so that other motorists can better see if you we're stopping or turning or driving at night, when you're hooked up to your trailer. This is a custom fit for your 2021 and newer Kia Sorento. So if you've got the Sorento, this is gonna be a pretty straightforward to get installed. It's going to allow you to hook up your lights to your trailer.

This is gonna be compatible with your 5 pole, 6 pole and 7 pole adapters. Those are sold separately, but if your trailer has a 5 pole, 6 pole or 7 pole connection, you will need that adapter, it'll plug right in, and connect to your trailer's lights. You might have to do a little bit of grounding and that sort of thing, but it'll allow you to use your vehicle's tail lights to send those signals back to your trailer. This does come with a dust cap on your 4-way flat trailer connector there. Just give it a little extra protection from any dirt, debris, moisture, that sort of thing.

So it's already attached, ready to be used. This also uses a ModuLite power converter that is going to ensure that your vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailer. So oftentimes, your vehicle will have a 3-wire system and your trailer will only have a 2-wire system. So this is gonna convert that, to make sure that your trailer's lights are going to operate correctly. It's not going to alter your vehicle's lights in any way.

This power module is also going to connect to your battery, to avoid overloading your vehicle's electrical system. So it's going to get its own power source from the battery. It does have a draw of 5 amps per circuit for your stop and turn lights and 7.5 amps per circuit for your tail lights. It's a very straightforward on how to get this installed. Like I said, they do have instructions here.

Very detailed to walk you through how to get that all put together. Basically just a general overview. This is going to mount behind your driver's side tail light. So you'll take out your tail light. Get this mounted in place. This yellow and brown portion is going to connect between your vehicle's wiring and your tail light. So you'll have to unplug your current tail lights, should look very similar to these connection types. And so you'll get those disconnected and then you'll plug this in line there. That's going to recomplete that circuit, so that your vehicle's tail lights will still operate, just like normal, even when you're not hooked up to the trailer. But then it will also send that signal back to your trailer. Then you'll run the green and red wire over to your passenger side, do the same thing there, unplug the tail light that is plugged in, and then you will ground it to metal surface. They do include a self tapping screw to get you grounded. And then your black wire is gonna be your power wire. So you're gonna run that up to your battery, they do include length of wire here to connect as well as several butt connectors. So you can make those connections from that wire up to your battery. Once you get up to the battery compartment, well, on your way there, you do want to make sure that you're staying away from anything that's gonna be hot or moving that could potentially damage the wire. They do include a bunch of these ties. So you could keep it up out of the way. So it's not dragging on the ground or anything and staying where you want it. Once you get up to the battery compartment, you will have a fuse holder here. So one end, you'll cut this in half. One end will be connected to your extension wire. The other end is gonna be connected to this ring terminal, which will then be mounted onto the battery post and positive post. So that, that wire electric, electricity can flow through to your system here. So it can be powered up, not drawing on your electrical wiring, but that is a very general overview. Like I said, lots and lots more detail in here taking you step by step. So definitely something that you can do on your own. I installed one of these into my wife's vehicle, not too long ago. Definitely a very straightforward process. Just gotta get back to that wiring connection and then run this wire up to the front of your vehicle. This is probably gonna be the most challenging for you, especially if you don't have lifts in your garage, climbing under your vehicle, getting that zip tied in place, might be a little bit of a challenge, but definitely something that you can do and don't need to pay someone to do it for you. So overall, a really great system with that plug and play, not having to cut your vehicle's wiring, giving me that 4 pole connector at the back of your, back of your vehicle, so that you can pull your trailer legally and safely. So that's gonna complete our look for today. Again, I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Thanks for watching..


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