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Adding 7-Way Trailer Connector to 2008 Honda Ridgeline

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Will HM40975 work for a 2008 Honda Ridgeline ? Just plug and play ? Will the 7 pin receiver I have just plug into the back of this?

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If your 2008 Honda Ridgeline came with a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector it is possible that # HM40975 will fit. You need to look at the wiring harness that plugs into the back of the factory 7-Way. If it looks the same as the back of # HM40975, see picture, then you can use it.

If your Ridgeline did not come with a 7-Way then to add one you will start by installing a 4-Way (unless the truck already has one) using # 118400. Then you will need to install 4- and 7-Way installation kit # ETBC7. I have included some links that show and explain the ETBC7 installation for you.

The ETBC7 also includes wiring to install a brake controller. If you need a brake controller I recommend the P2 # 90885 because it is easy to set up, easy to use, and it is reliable.

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Jerry Z.

I purchased a 2008 Honda Ridgeline and I want to pull travel trailer I need a hitch and wiring I have a Brakeman controller but don’t know how to wire it the trailer weighs 4200 lbs I need help

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Reply from Chris R.

Starting with the trailer hitch I highly recommend the Draw-Tite # 75280 . I've linked an install video on your 2008 Ridgeline below as well. Then for wiring you'll need to start with a 4-Way connector, for which the Tekonsha # 118400 will work perfectly. To install your existing Brakeman controller you will need the Wiring Kit # ETBC7 , which will convert this to a fully functional 7-Way connector.

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