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

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

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Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom wiring harness. T-One connector plugs directly into existing wiring. Powered ModuLite reduces strain on wiring system. Call 800-298-1624 to order Tekonsha custom fit vehicle wiring part number 118526 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Tekonsha products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring reviews from real customers.
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Tekonsha Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring - 118526

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

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom wiring harness. T-One connector plugs directly into existing wiring. Powered ModuLite reduces strain on wiring system.


Features:

  • 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 at the rear, on the driver's side
    • Plug in T-connector
    • Run hot lead to car battery
  • Includes ModuLite to ensure that your vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailer
    • Powered module connects directly to battery to avoid overloading vehicle's electrical system
  • Constructed of 16-gauge bonded wire
  • Comes with dust cap for 4-way flat connector


Specs:

  • Maximum amperage:
    • Stop/turn lights: 4.2 amps per circuit
    • Tail lights: 7.5 amps per circuit
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Installation

This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your vehicle's wiring harness, which is located both behind the driver's-side tail light and beneath your vehicle. You will have to remove the tail light assembly to access this harness.


T-One Connection Location Points Behind Tail Lights

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 and insert the provided fuse.


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


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.


ModuLite Powered Tail Light Converter

A ModuLite power module is built into this T-One connector. Because most trailers run on a two-wire system - wherein the brake and turn signals are carried on one wire - the separate brake and turn signals from your vehicle's three-wire system need to be combined so they are compatible with the wiring system of your trailer. This power module functions as a tail light converter to combine the brake and turn signal functions of your automobile so that they run on one wire to properly activate your trailer's tail lights. Note: This will not affect how the tail lights on your vehicle operate.


With a ModuLite, your trailer's lights will be powered without overloading your vehicle's electrical system. Because the module draws power directly from your car's battery and bypasses the electrical routes that are used by a basic wiring harness, there is virtually no draw on your tail light circuits.



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Customer Reviews

T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector - 118526

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (129 Customer Reviews)

Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom wiring harness. T-One connector plugs directly into existing wiring. Powered ModuLite reduces strain on wiring system.

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2015 Kia Sportage

It was a little more involved than I anticipated due to the "compact" nature of the Kia but I took my time and the finished install turned out perfect for me. I routed power along side of wire harness inside due to trim removal being easy (as long as the installer has experience working with interior trim). I also routed the 4pin connector through the grommet and attached to bracket.



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2013 Kia Sportage

2013 had harness when i bout it , had no power for lights . took it in mach tried to by pass box with out telling me. Couldn't do it so he tape it up and told me needed new box. Went to dealer . they wanted 160.00 for new harness . then i found you . on 23rd i took old harness off . power wire was connected to ph changer in bk of car. No good. I watched installation video 2c installed your harness hook up trailer lights came on . sweet ! ! Thanks Gilbert


Comments
yes its working fine . i pull trailer often. video for installing made it easy for me. thank you for keeping in touch .
Gilbert C - 07/25/2018



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Both the Curt trailer hitch and the wiring harness fit perfectly with no modifications necessary. The video links for installation for my specific vehicle included in the Order Shipped email were a nice touch and very helpful. The order arrived in three days. Great service.



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2014 Kia Sportage

Installed hitch and wiring harness in just about hour and a half. Used the online videos and everything went like clockwork. Definitely recommend etrailer for all your hitch and wiring needs. 5 star all the way



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My 5 star review is solely based on the customer service call when I placed my order. Great competency and willingness to make me feel comfortable about my order.



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Extremely satisfied I ordered this 9-7 and received 9-8 hopefully install it tomorrow thank you etrailer!!!



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2011 Kia Sportage

equipment is as advertised and easy to install. the most difficult part was running the 12 ga. wire from the back of the car to the battery under the hood. I did this by snaking it carefully along the undercarriage and zip tied where possible to the brakeline for a secure placement. Also, i did clip the zip tie from the provided rubber grommet to thread the 12 ga. wire through there with the other wires as well. Secured the bundle of wires in the grommet with a new zip tie. I did have one error on the installation by putting the 12 ga. connector on the negative terminal of the battery (i misread the instructions - didn't make sense, but i put it there). When the lights didn't work, a friend double checked me and pointed out my error. Working well now.



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2013 Kia Sportage

This will be the third Tekonsha wiring harness I have installed (three different vehicles) in the last few years. Instructions are straight forward, understandable, and complete. Even the novice (me) can install without any problems. Tekonsha quality is second to none in my opinion.



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2014 Kia Sportage

I ordered the hitch and wiring package and saved a lot. Due to my lack of thorough research, I discovered later that there was a wiring kit that didn't require me splicing into any wires, so I bought one of those. Kept my vehicle warranty intact. I'll save the old wiring kit for something else, lol. I have no complaints, the hitch and wiring both came quickly, selecting right parts were easy, and installation was a no brainer. I have a 2014 Kia Sportage , install took me an hour and a half. I could do it now in 45 mins or less. I only had to buy a panel remover tool so I didn't break the panel tabs, and an electrical tester, all from the cheap tool place. My hitch is on , wirings routed and all without having to Jack the car off the ground. Looking forward to the vacation drive with everything packed in the trailer instead of blocking my view out of the back window , or the kids packed in like sardines. I'll add, I have spent a lot of time wrenching on cars or motorcycles but wiring always makes me nervous. That's why I scrapped the splice in and went for the easy connect T 1 harness. I'd recommend it all day. Hardest part was removing the tailight. I stole the great idea of using a tie down ( I used a bungee cord) to hold back the panel while I worked. I'm a real guy, value my time and my money and don't like paying shops for what could be an easy job. I didn't plan on taking time to write a lengthy review but etrailer earned it and I'd do it again. Thanks so much for making it easy and affordable and best of all for the big thanks and "good job" my wife gave me . But the credits yours. Good job guys! Sincerely, Devin S. Sacramento , Ca. Sorry no pics


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Our family is three days away from our annual church campout. Well be hauling a trailer for the second time and I havent given a second thought to the durability and perform an e of our trailer hitch we purchased around this time last year. Our vehicle was involved in a rear send collision this year and the hitch suffered no damage. The wiring was damaged to one rear blinker assembly but the quick connect harness made replacing that section a snap for the body shop. Ill say it was something I immediately asked the shop to check in case it needed replacement because it is invaluable to our family and friends who now count on us to haul extra equipment for them. Its been a blessing to us and we look forward to more use in the future. I know if there had been a problem caused by the accident Id be calling to order another. Thanks for the great service you all provide and hope you all at etrailer have a blessed and prosperous year.
Devin S - 06/24/2017

Thank you so much for your review. I am glad to hear that everyone is ok! Just a quick note – when your vehicle has been involved in an accident, the manufacturer recommends that you replace the hitch or hitch accessory due to potential unseen damage resulting from the collision.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 6/26/2017


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Great experience...finding the right product for my vehicle was made very easy. The online videos for installation were easy to follow. Installed the product without any hitches and it is working great.



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With the help of the videos, I was able to install with now problems. One year later it is working great!



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2013 Kia Sportage

The product was just what you stated it was, had no trouble installing it. and was fast shipping. will purchase from your company again. The one item we thought you could change is the how to install video, at the end where they just drop the wires out the back of the car to attach to your trailer etc. How stupid!! we brought them out the same whole the other wires went into under the car and attached them to the hitch.


Comments
After a couple of years of having a live wire dangling on your hitch in all the water and road salt you may change your mind. The corrosion on the plug eventually ruins the connector, even if you wrap it in tape or coat it in grease it seeps in anyway. An electrical differential live wire on a part exposed to water and salt greatly accelerates corrosion. The plug cap provided does not completely seal the connector. Youre much better off keeping the plug inside the car until you need it for towing, protecting it from corrosion. Theres a reason why the manufacturers have you do it this way.
-- comment by: Dave R - 01/26/2014

Very good points. It is a trade-off, ease of access outside the vehicle or protection from the elements inside.

-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 2/5/2014


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2014 Kia Sportage

This product was relatively easy to install, instructions were easy to follow. The installation of the wire to the battery was the most difficult, but with careful lacing through the car's undercarriage it can be done. (Having the car on a lift would have helped considerably. I use the wiring harness every week, towing a small trailer for my riding mower. I would recommend it to anyone considering putting a towing upgrade on their Sportage.


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The product continues to be in use and functions very well. Would continue to recommend.
Bruce B - 08/21/2017



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2016 Kia Sportage

This wiring harness fit my 2016 Kia Sportage perfectly, and the video instructions great. One suggestion - you can fish the power line under the skid plate versus having to let the skid plate down. Excellent item.


Comments
Great
Vernon - 02/18/2020



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2016 Kia Sportage

Very easy to install.



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It was a quick and easy install. Everything works as intended. I will purchase for my next vehicle. I highly recommend!



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I purchased this for my 2011 Kia Sportage, but I couldn't get the side panel off to install it. So the unit still sits on my work bench. It looks like a great item, but I haven't figured out how to install it.


Comments
Per the current installation instructions, you will not want to completely remove the side panel as that could cause damage to your vehicle. I have attached the installation instructions for you. I have also linked two different install videos on Kia Sportages to show two different installation styles. In one video, the installer uses a trim panel tool to partially release the panel to get more room to work, but in the other video the installer doesnt move this side panel at all.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 10/11/2019


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2014 Kia Sportage

Product works great and easy to install for a person who has some knowledge working with tools and electrical. Installed in about 1 hour and connector hides easily under trunk cover. Down side, connector hangs out of trunk lid and trunk pinches wiring later damaging wire insulation exposing wires. Would be nice a redesign of connector running under vehicle to tow hitch and with a mounting bracket.



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2014 Kia Sportage

Easy to follow instructions from videos. Didn’t even look at paper instructions. Hardest part was tail light removal as not much to grab onto and the fear of damaging the light. After a few rocks back & forth it came free. Also had a little trouble with the main connector under the car. Tried with screwdrivers & pliers but it would not release. Watched the video again and with my bare hands, as the installer did, it came right apart. So helpful. I watched the install of the same part on a model year before & after to see another viewpoint. One showed where a factory ground point was near the area and I didn’t have to drill into the floor for the ground. Would like the ground wire a little longer to accommodate this method. Install took about 1 1/2 hour as I had to jack up the car to run the main power wire. Would recommend using ramps to make it easer. Not a lot of room under the vehicle when on the ground. Worked first time right out of the box. 4 pin plug inside/outside debate: I left mine inside as I will rarely use it but I can see where it isn’t convenient for daily use. I get the fact it is protected but just saying. Would recommend and use etrailer again.



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It work great,watched the video and put it on my vehicle, great product and video's. Would definitely buy again thank-you



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2015 Kia Sportage

The product installed as promised with help of a great video you offered on the web site! Other than slinking around on the ground because I has no lift (like your guy in the video) the kit went in without an issue. Great job etrailer.com!!!


Comments
After a year I have experienced an issue with one of the turn signals at the trailer itself, plan to do some basic troubleshooting and assume it to be a simple loose connection unrelated to the kit. The product is working as promised!
Craig - 07/16/2018

Thanks for the follow up Craig. Here is a link to our troublshooting page. I hope this helps you out. I would check all the grounds first, that is usually the issue.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 7/16/2018


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2017 Toyota RAV4

I purchased a Curt hitch and wire harness for 2017 rav4.Arrived on time.A slight adjustment for the bolt holes and done,about 2 hours by myself. Ordered another Curt hitch for a 2014 Kia sportage,arrived on time.Didnt install yet.Have purchased at least 4 Hitches over the last 5 years and never had a major problem.Will shop here again.Am not good at sending Photos,sorry.



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2016 Kia Sportage

Works amazing. We use it on our 2016 Kia Sportage We bought and installed this unit in order to pull a pop up camper, flat bed trailer, and brush trailer for the small farm we have. We pull our camper across the country and have never had a problem with lights.



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2014 Kia Sportage

Fast shipping, great customer service if you’re going to order from a place, this is your best bet



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2011 Kia Sportage

Received item quickly. I used the video to install harness it was a big help. The only problem I had was getting the light housing back in due to the extra wire and running the power wire from back to front. That took the longest since it was difficult tic find place that were suitable I read a review that said run the trailer connector under instead of out the rear hatch. That is what I did took a little longer but works fine. I think they should make the grommet so you can run the trailer connector through it instead of running the wire out the rear hatch


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    The way that the trailer wiring harness # 118526 and others for your 2016 Kia Sportage are designed negates the need for a mounting bracket. It stows in the cargo area of the vehicle and you pull it out when needed and shut the rear hatch on the wires. The weather stripping will protect it from damage as long as it isn't caught in any locking or latching mechanism. To route this harness to the outside of the vehicle and permanently mount it you will need to follow an alternate installation...
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