Tekonsha T-One Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

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How to Install the Tekonsha T-One Trailer Wiring Harness on a 2016 Chevrolet Traverse


Ryan: Hey everybody. Ryan here at etrailer.com. Today, on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with a 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector.This is what our wiring is going to look like installed. It's going to provide us with the necessary lighting functions to give us that piece of mind knowing that we're going to stay safe and legal.Whether you do a little bit of towing or a lot of towing, this is going to be a great wiring option for you. Many of our customers reach out to us, and said, years after installing, it's still working perfectly and trouble-free.Now, one thing I do want to point out, not only can you store your wiring this way with the dust cover, but you can also get a bracket to permanently mount it to your hitch itself. My favorite part about it is you can hide it with this removable panel.To begin our installation, we're going to come to the back of the vehicle, and we're going to be working on the passenger side, right here in this area.

We're going to need to locate the factory tow package plug. Now, it's going to be up against the body, and in between the outside of our rear bumper.I went ahead and just pulled the wheel well back, just so you can get a better look at what I'm talking about. The plug will be right here. Before we plug our new wiring in, it's a good idea to get some dielectric grease and put it on the terminals, just to help protect them from any corrosion.If you need some dielectric grease, you can find it on etrailer.com. Now we can take our new wiring and simply just plug it into that factory connector.

Once you have it plugged in, just lightly pull back on it to make sure it's fully seated. Now, before we run our wiring over to the hitch, what we're going to do is go upfront, underneath the hood and put in the fuses that come with the kit, that way we can make sure it works.You're going to need to locate our fusebox. It's going to be right here on the passenger side. We're going to need to remove the lid to access the fuses. To do that, there will be three pushpins.

We'll need to push in and lift us, and set this off to the side. We're going to focus on all of our 10 amp fuses first.The first one that we're going to put in is F41, which will be for the trailer park links. It's going to be this slot here. We'll take our 10 amp fuse that comes included and just push it down into place. The next one we're going to do is F21.

That's going to be for the trailer left turn.Once again, we'll take our 10 amp fuse and push it down into place. The next one we're going to do is for the trailer right turn, which is F17. It'll be right here, right in front of the left turn that we just put in.Then, we're going to fill slot F8, and that's going to be for our trailer backup lights. Now for our 30 amp fuses, the first one we're going to put in is F34, right here. That's going to be for trailer brake.The next one is F30, right here. That's going to be for trailer power. Now we can go ahead and put our relays in. The first one that we're going to put in is R16. That'll be right here. That's going to be for the right turn and for the stop.We'll take our relay and push it down just like that. Now, the next one we're going to put in is R15. It'll be right next to this one that we just put in. That's going to be for the left turn and the stop. Now that all of our fuses and relays are in place, we can go ahead and pop our cover back on.Now with everything plugged in, we can test all of our lights to make sure they're functioning properly. So, I'll ahead and check our brakes, our left turn, our right turn, and finally our running lights.Now, I went ahead and routed and secured our wiring. I actually ran it up and over that bumper beam to keep it away from the exhaust. I just ran it over and zip-tied it to the frame, and dropped it down to the hitch.Now, you can run it differently if you want. Just keep in mind to avoid any hot or moving parts. That'll do it for our look at an installation of the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse.


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