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Trailer Wiring Harness

Make installing your trailer wiring harness as easy as possible with a custom fit wiring harness. Trailer wiring from Draw-Tite, Curt, Pollak, Tow Ready, Bosal, and Hopkins eliminates or reduces the need to cut and splice wires. It also helps to protect your vehicle's sensitive electronics from mis-wired trailers.

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T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness Installation - 2017 Ford Explorer

Speaker 1: Today in this 2017 Ford Explorer, we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Tekonsha T1 vehicle wiring harness for factory tow package vehicles with a seven way trailer connector, part number 118272.Here's what our wiring looks like installed. The seven way connector on this wiring harness gives us the ability to have all the necessary lighting functions that are required by law in order for us to safely and legally tow a trailer. If we had a brake controller installed inside of our Explorer, we'd also have the ability to use electric trailer brakes with a seven way connector. This wiring harness plugs right in to the factory wiring on your vehicle with no cutting or splicing required. There is no modification necessary to the vehicle in order to get this wiring to work.In order to get this wiring harness mounted, you will need to purchase an additional bracket and a way to attach that bracket to your hitch. We have several options available for you on our website.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2017 Ford Explorer

Speaker 1: Today in this 2017 Ford Explorer, we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with a 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. Part number: C56172. Here's what our wiring harness looks like installed. This 4-pole flat connector gives us the basic lighting functions that are required by law in order for us to safely and legally tow a trailer. Our green wire gives us our right turn signal and right brake light. The yellow wire gives us our left turn signal and left brake light.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2017 Ford Explorer

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford Explorer, we're gonna be taking a look at and showing how to install a Tekonsha T-One vehicle wiring harness with four-poll fly trailer connector, Part Number 118540. This is what our wiring looks like when it's installed. It's a very simple installation that you're gonna plug into existing wiring on your vehicle, and you're just gonna route it across the back of your bumper, behind your hitch.One good thing about this dust cap. Because the wiring lives outside, it's gonna double as a holder when you're not using your wiring. This is gonna give you all the proper lighting functions for your trailer. It's gonna give you your brake lights, your turn signals, your running lights, and your ground.This is what's gonna come in your kit.



T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the inaudible 00:00:06 T-One vehicle wiring harness part number 118272. Here's where our seven way plug looks like fully installed in our vehicle. It's going to give us all the required lights in our trailer, such as the clearance lights, turn signals, and stop lights. Now, it has a spring loaded dust cap, so we don't have to worry about any moisture or debris getting inside when we're not using it. Now, it is made of a durable ABS plastic, and it is designed to work with our Explorer's factory tow package. Let's show you how we get it installed. To begin our installation, we're going to need to find our factory tow package wiring, which is going to be on the passenger side. If we just come to the muffler and go right back, and right in our fender wall here is where our plug is going to be.



Best 2017 Ford Explorer Trailer Wiring Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best wiring options for your 2017 Ford Explorer. Here we're going to have the CURT. That's going to be part number C56172. Over here we're going to have the Tekonsha. That's going to be part number 118540. Here's what our wiring's going to look like when it's installed.



Best 2016 Ford Explorer Trailer Wiring Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best wiring options for your 2016 Ford Explorer. Here we're going to have the CURT. That's going to be part number C56172. Over here we're going to have the Tekonsha. That's going to be part number 118540. Here's what our wiring's going to look like when it's installed.



Best 2015 Ford Explorer Trailer Wiring Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best wiring options for your 2015 Ford Explorer. Here we're going to have the CURT. That's going to be part number C56172. Over here we're going to have the Tekonsha. That's going to be part number 118540. Here's what our wiring's going to look like when it's installed.



Best 2014 Ford Explorer Trailer Wiring Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best wiring options for your 2014 Ford Explorer. Here we're going to have the CURT. That's going to be part number C56172. Over here we're going to have the Tekonsha. That's going to be part number 118540. Here's what our wiring's going to look like when it's installed.



Best 2013 Ford Explorer Trailer Wiring Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best wiring options for your 2013 Ford Explorer. Here we're going to have the CURT. That's going to be part number C56172. Over here we're going to have the Tekonsha. That's going to be part number 118540. Here's what our wiring's going to look like when it's installed.



Best 2012 Ford Explorer Trailer Wiring Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best wiring options for your 2012 Ford Explorer. Here we're going to have the CURT. That's going to be part number C56172. Over here we're going to have the Tekonsha. That's going to be part number 118540. Here's what our wiring's going to look like when it's installed.



Best 2011 Ford Explorer Trailer Wiring Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best wiring options for your 2011 Ford Explorer. Here we're going to have the CURT. That's going to be part number C56172. Over here we're going to have the Tekonsha. That's going to be part number 118540. Here's what our wiring's going to look like when it's installed.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2016 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2016 Ford Explorer, we're going to take a look at, then show you how to install the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with the 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number is C56172. This is what our wiring kit's going to look like when we pull it out of the package. This is a really nice, easy, straightforward kit to install. You can see our 4-pole trailer connector. That's our main goal. That's going to give us our right brake and turn, left brake and turn, our running lights, and also our ground.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2016 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2016 Ford Explorer we'll be showing you how to install the tow ready T1 vehicle wiring harness with 4 pole flat trailer connector, part number 118540. Our 2016 Ford Explorer here is actually a really simple job to install trailer wiring. We have this quick connect harness here that plugs directly in line with the factory tow wiring on the passenger side of the vehicle. Just to the right of the muffler there's a connector right here. We'll just press in on the locking tab, pull down. We'll take our tow ready wiring harness, we'll take the female end and plug it in this side here which goes towards the front of the vehicle.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2012 Ford Explorer, we're going to be taking a look at installing the Curt T Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness, with four pole flat trailer connector. Part number C56172. Here's what it looks like once it's installed. This is going to give you a nice four pole flat trailer connector with the weather tight cap. This will work with a factory seven pole 00:00:26 installed, or you can just put it in place of the seven way and have a four flat. What's best about this system is you're not going to have to splice any wires. To install it you're just going to plug it into a factory location that's already got power and all the lights.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be taking a look at and then we're going to show you how to install the Curt T-connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with the four-pole flat trailer connector, it's part number is C56172. Here's what our wiring kit's going to look like. This is a super easy, straightforward install. We've got our T-connector, it's called a T-connector because it just goes between the factory connector and gets all of our light, power, and everything we're going to need sent out to our four-pole here. Now, this is going to have brakes, turn signals, it's going to have running lights, and our white wire here is going to be our ground. Then we've got a rain terminal attached the this short length of white wire.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2015 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2015 Ford Explorer we're going to review and install the CURT t-connector vehicle wiring harness with 4-pole flat trailer connector, part number C56172. Now to begin our install we first need to locate the manufacturer's wiring connector here on the passenger side on the inner fender well between the fender well and the muffler. Once we locate it we'll locate the locking tab so we can separate the two connectors. Once we separate the two connectors we'll bring in our new wiring harness. The new wiring harness has a the-connection point that will match up with the manufacturer's connectors so we can plug inline with the manufacturer's wiring. We'll take the white wire with the pre-attached ring terminal, ground it to the body of the vehicle, and then run the 4-pole connector and harness over to our hitch.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2015 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2015 Ford Explorer, we'll be installing the Tow Ready, T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number 118540. Here's what our wiring harness will look like once it's installed. As you can see, the connection points mirror manufacturer's connection points, so we can plug in line with our T-connector. The 4-pole harness itself will then pick up the signals through the T-connection and run it to our 4-pole trailer connector, which already has the pre-installed wire loom to help protect it as we route it over top of the exhaust and across to our hitch. Then at the 4-pole connector, it's got a nice molded built on cap so we don't lose it, help protecting the end of our 4 flat trailer connection. Then when you're ready to use it, simply remove the cap and run it to your trailer or accessory. Now we'll go ahead and show you how to install your new Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-pole Flat Trailer Connector. To begin our install, we first need to locate the manufacturer's rear wiring harness that's located on the inner fender well here on the passenger's side, above the muffler, and between the muffler and the fender well.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2012 Ford Explorer, we're going to install part number C56093. All right, we'll go ahead and show you how our wiring harness works before we install it. We use usually keep it hidden underneath the mat. And then when we need to use it, we can go ahead and pull it out. We'll take the wire and pull across the threshold and then we can go ahead and close the hatch on it. Make sure you stay away from the latch so you don't get it pinched in there and cause any damage.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we'll be installing the CURT T-connector wiring harness with 4-pole flat trailer connection, part number C56172. Now to begin our install we'll first go to the passenger side above the muffler on the inner fender well and locate the manufacturer's wiring connector. We'll be pressing on the locking tab, separating these two connection points so we can install the wiring harness. Now over time these locks can get sticky so you may have to work at it a little bit, but pressing on the locking tab will allow you to disconnect the two connection points. Next we'll take our CURT T-connector harness, which will match the manufacturer's connection points, and we can plug directly into the manufacturer's connector. We'll make sure we lock in place, then install the other side into the harness, checking to make sure it locked in place. Now once we've made our connections we'll need to take the white wire and secure it to the body of the vehicle. This also provides our new ground for the 4-pole harness.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on this 2014 Ford Explorer, were going to install part number 118540. This is a T1 vehicle wiring harness with a 4-pole flat trailer connector. Okay. The first thing we need to do is go ahead and find our wire harness. Were looking at the passenger side of the vehicle. You see theres two plugs here on this particular vehicle.








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