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Hopkins Endurance 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector w/ 48" Harness and Ergonomic Pull

Hopkins Endurance 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector w/ 48" Harness and Ergonomic Pull

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This heavy-duty, universal, 4-way flat connector has an oversized housing with holes molded in so you can easily mount it to your vehicle. Protective sleeve helps prevent wear on the wires. Great Prices for the best trailer wiring from Hopkins. Hopkins Endurance 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector w/ 48" Harness and Ergonomic Pull part number HM48030 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Hopkins Trailer Wiring - HM48030

  • Trailer Connectors
  • Vehicle End Connector
  • 4 Flat
  • Plug and Lead
  • 0 - 5 Feet Long
  • Hopkins

This heavy-duty, universal, 4-way flat connector has an oversized housing with holes molded in so you can easily mount it to your vehicle. Protective sleeve helps prevent wear on the wires.


  • 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)
  • Works with 2-wire electrical systems
  • Mounts easily and securely to bracket (sold separately) or bumper
    • Heavy-duty casing has mounting holes molded in
    • Oversized housing provides good grip for easy disconnect if you don't permanently mount plug to your car
  • Resists wear on wires with protective sleeve
  • Splices into your vehicle's wiring
    • Wires are color coded (see wiring configuration below) and labeled
    • Ring terminal comes installed on ground wire
    • Wire connectors sold separately
  • Includes durable, molded-rubber, standard female output socket with protective dust cover
  • Comes with a packet of terminal grease to help prevent corrosion


  • Harness length: 48"
  • Mounting holes: 1-9/16" center to center
  • Max amperage: 2.5 amps per circuit
  • Wire gauge: 14
  • Limited 3-year warranty

4-Way Trailer Connector Installation

Because the color/function of the wires on this connector may not match the color/function of those on your vehicle, be sure to use a tester (sold separately) to double check the function of each wire on your vehicle's tail light wiring harness before installing this connector. Once you've figured out the functions of your vehicle's wiring, use quick-splice or butt connectors (sold separately) to connect the corresponding wires on the trailer connector.

The number 1 reason trailer wiring comes up faulty is a bad ground, so make sure your ground wire has a solid and clean connection to metal. To make this connection, you'll need a self-tapping screw (sold separately) and the the included ring terminal.

Wiring Configuration

Wire Color Wire Function
Green Right turn and brake light
Brown Tail lights and running lights
White Ground
Yellow Left turn and brake light

Connector is Easy to Mount

This connector can be mounted on your bumper or attached to another bracket (sold separately) that mounts under your bumper. Simply run self-tapping screws (sold separately) the through molded-in holes on the connector housing.

Quick Tips:

We install a lot of wiring harness around here, so we thought we'd share a few tips we've picked up over the years:

  • Butt connectors - especially heat-shrink ones - provide the most secure, longest-lasting connection, so we'd recommend you grab a few and swap them out for the quick-splices in this kit.
  • Use a circuit tester on the plug terminals once the harness is installed to make sure everything's working. There's nothing worse than figuring out that you have a bad ground or a faulty connection right before you're about to hit the road.
  • Be sure to put a little bit of dielectric grease on the 4-way plug to protect the terminals from dirt, grime, and corrosion.

48030 Hopkins Vehicle Wiring Harness with Endurance Vehicle End 4-Pole Connector - 4' Long

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Customer Reviews

Hopkins Endurance 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector w/ 48" Harness and Ergonomic Pull - HM48030

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (46 Customer Reviews)

This heavy-duty, universal, 4-way flat connector has an oversized housing with holes molded in so you can easily mount it to your vehicle. Protective sleeve helps prevent wear on the wires.


Hitch for 2018 EcoSport SES. Easy to install and looks good. Wire end with cover also looks good


Your product works great that’s a Pit a great help. Thank you.


Once again, if I'd bought the custom wiring harness, it would have saved me some time


Product was awesome. My last two connectors have corroded so bad within a year that I constantly was having to take a wire brush and clean off the pins to get good contact. I'm waiting to see what the environmental cap does to eliminate me having to do this. Also bought the vehicle side. Would highly recommend this to anybody with a trailer hook-up. Only thing I would suggest is to make sure anybody purchasing also buys the splices since none come with the product. All in all, a great buy. Thanks!

Etrailer Expert

Patrick B.


Using dielectric grease in the trailer connectors can also help reduce corrosion of the contacts.


Quick and Easy


Connector worked great.
The old one got
destroyed from road salt.


It worked just fine and I sold the trailer after repairing the harness.


Well made and delivered exactly as ordered. I used it in a custom wiring harness for a tow dolly. I wanted to provide a connection for magnetic based lights to place on the towed vehicle. It was perfect for my application.


Did lot of searches for an item like this and found it only on etrailer.
Ordering was easy, communication was excellent and shipped
promptly. Item looks to be well made and I can install it by drilling only
one hole. Exactly what I needed for my application.


Ordered a bunch of stuff for hooking up a towed. Everything arrived as ordered and quick shipping. Everything fit the application without much trouble. Communication from etrailer was excellent. I would purchase from etrailer again.


Used this to wire a car towed behind an RV. Easy to fasten the plug to car with the mounting holes


Product was top quality. Exactly how it is described on the web site. fantastic company to deal with. Great prices and great service.


Works just as expected and easy to inst all.


Works like it should. Its installed on my '63 Land Rover that has an unusual (for North America) plug. It connects to my '53 Canadian Bantam army trailer like a dream.

Thanks guys!


All items were received as described, packing was very protective and I ordered standard shipping but was upgraded free of charge. Great place for purchases for all your towing needs.


The vehicle-side trailer was received in good time, nicely packaged, and it’s exactly what I ordered. Thank you so much!


Very satisfied


Nice little connector just what I wante d!


Plenty of options and easy process



Still working as it should


received in good order. thank you



Very satisfied with the product.


Buy from e trailer all the time great price and ships right away!


Product performed as expected and arrived quickly. Thank you.


Fast delivery as always.


Arrived quickly, order was correct, has been working very well since installed


great product and was easy to install

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    For a very rugged replacement 4-way for you to use on your vehicle we have the part # HM48030 which would work well. Chances are you have two wires ran to the running light circuit of the 4-way. What you can do is run those wires together and then run them to the one running light wire of the # HM48030 and you would be just fine.
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