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Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector

Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector

Item # C56404
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2013 Audi Q5 - Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector

  • Custom Fit
  • Trailer Hitch Wiring
  • 4 Flat
  • Powered Converter
  • CURT

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your Audi Q5 with this custom harness. T-connector plugs directly into existing wiring. Powered converter reduces strain on wiring system and is made using SMT to ensure superior performance.


  • Provides a 4-way flat trailer connector at the back of your vehicle to power your trailer's signal lights
    • Compatible with 5-pole, 6-pole and 7-pole adapters (sold separately)
  • Connects quickly and easily
    • Locate connection points in rear cargo area
    • Plug in T-connector
    • Run hot lead to car battery
  • Includes a powered tail light converter that connects directly to your battery to avoid overloading your electrical system
  • Constructed using surface-mount technology (SMT) for consistent, reliable performance
    • Maximizes trailer light yield and intensity while producing minimal heat
    • Ensures superior operation in rough road conditions
  • Comes with dust cap for 4-way flat connector


  • Maximum amperage:
    • Stop/turn lights: 5 amps per circuit
    • Tail lights: 7.5 amps per circuit
  • Limited 1-year warranty


This custom-fit T-connector plugs into your vehicle's wiring harness, which is located in your rear cargo area. You will have to remove the trunk floor covers, storage trays, sub woofer, spare tire, scuff panel, and interior side panels to access this harness. Once you've plugged in the T-connector, run the hot lead up to your car battery. Connect the lead to the included fuse holder, and then connect the fuse holder to the positive terminal on your battery.

Once installation is complete, the 4-way connector will be stowed in an out-of-the-way location within your trunk.

It is recommended that you use a small amount of grease on all electrical connections - the plugs on your automobile and the 4-pole connector itself - to help prevent corrosion.

Powered Tail Light Converter with Surface-Mount Technology

A tail light converter is built into this T-connector. This converter is a circuit-protected, battery-powered unit that bypasses the electrical routes that are used by a basic wiring harness. As a result, there is virtually no draw on your tail light circuits.

Curt builds each tail light converter using surface-mount technology (SMT). This method of construction involves soldering electronic components directly to the surface of a printed circuit board. SMT eliminates the need for leads, which are used in older through-hole technology. The result is a circuit board that is smaller yet provides more routing area and that offers superior performance, reliability and durability.

Curt SMT Circuit Boards

Circuit boards constructed using SMT have been shown to perform better under rough conditions with excessive vibration than those made using the through-hole method. And where would vibration be more likely to occur than in towing applications? Curt converters also produce less heat, leading to increased durability and longer life. In addition, lower levels of resistance ensure better performance, especially for parts that operate at higher frequencies.

Each Curt circuit board is made using high-quality components that are pieced together in the most technologically savvy fashion, leading to greater predictability and reliability in functioning.

56404 Curt T-Connector - Surface Mount Technology - 4 Wire

Installation Details C56404 Installation instructions

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Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - C56404

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (33 Customer Reviews)

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. T-connector plugs directly into existing wiring. Powered converter reduces strain on wiring system and is made using SMT to ensure superior performance.


I installed the Curt trailer wiring kit right after I installed my hitch, so some of the access points were already open. If you follow directions and install the converter in the battery compartment, the wiring harness to the tail lights will be too short. I installed the converter in the driver side compartment where the air compressor rides and ran the power wire only to the battery compartment. This provided barely enough length to reach the tail light wiring connectors in the lift gate. Other than that, I followed the directions and everything looks good, all the wiring is hidden behind trim panels, and the harness works great.

Easy as advertised and I still like it.
Bob - 07/26/2022


Be aware that the trailer lights do not work with the hatch open but otherwise easy to install and functions as intended.

Still working as advertised, happy as can be.
Andrew - 10/18/2022


Installation was decently straight-forward (as much as anything can be with an Audi) and sits nicely. I'm very pleased with how low-profile this hitch is. A great choice if you're looking to tow with your Q5. I will recommend accounting for how low the receiver is when you buy your ball hitch.


I did end up using it, but the install is ridiculous. I took it to the Dealer and paid ~ $500 to have it installed. The directions show routing the wires up side thru roof and into lift gate lites. And you have to dissasemble the lift gate door panels, Crazy. Even the dealer did something much simpler.

The installation for this harness is a detailed installation. I recommend downloading the manual from the product page as it will give step by step instructions so that you determine the difficulty.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/22/2022


All in all, it was a very simple install for both the hitch and the lights. Would highly recommend. I do think they could have packaged it a little better, it broke through the box in shipping, but it’s a heavy hitch, so it is what it is.


Works as advertised. Pretty simple install. As usual great quality product(s) from etrailer

2015 AudiQ5

Product is great, instructions are well done. When installing however, the driver's side wiring was not long enough to mount the unit in the battery well as depicted in the instructions, and the passenger-side wiring length only allowed the wiring to be routed under the trim along the top of the hatchback (not along the scuff plate at the back of the car). The CURT instructions should be updated to make this clearer.


Flawless instructions and has worked great for over a year! Needs a bracket for the plug!


Fast and easy install and the price was great


I purchase the product and I try it and it was great. I didn't use it a lot of times but all the connectors was fitting very good and it is almost like factory one. That was my goal to be as closest as possible to the factory.


It didn’t work for my q5. Shop said I needed a modulator, which Audi no longer makes.

It sounds like the shop you took this to was recommending a wiring harness with a ModuLite which offers peace of mind by including circuit protection to safeguard itself and the tow vehicle from harmful electrical shorts and mis-wire situations. We do have a wiring harness that has this protection, item # 119190KIT
Upgraded Heavy Duty ModuLite Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness with Installation Kit
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 12/02/2021

2015 AudiQ5

Have not installed yet but looks to be an easy install as instructions seem to be pretty clear

2014 AudiQ5

This kit worked great on my 2014 Audi Q5. If you are a DIY type, you should be able to accomplish the install fairly easily


This harness uses factory original plugs that interface with the vehicle's original wiring harness to make installation a breeze, quite straightforward and seamless. No janky scotchlocks, crappy crimps or poor "splice" jobs to be had here. Some disassembly required, but all the best wiring jobs do. 100% would recommend for the professional installer, although this project may be above the heads of the inexperienced DIYer.


Great harness. Take your time for a clean install. I put the hub of the harness by the wheel well.


Install was super easy!


2014 AudiQ5


2016 AudiQ5






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