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Adding a 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 2007 Honda Ridgeline with an Existing 4-Way Connector


I have a 2007 Honda Ridgeline that I installed with your etrailer trailer hitch and 4 way flat connector dont recall part number. I would like to add a 7 round for connection to an enclosed trailer I am looking to purchase. Is there a way to just install initially a 4 way flat to 7 round and NOT use a brake controller initially but add one in the future? Would part #ETBC7 work for this?


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To add a 7-way trailer connector to your 2007 Honda Ridgeline our # ETBC7 kit will do exactly what you want. It's intended for electric brake controllers but not having a controller connected won't hurt anything. And if you install the # ETBC7 you'll already have everything you need to add a controller later.

Another option is to install the adapter, part # 37185, that is included with the # ETBC7 kit and not connect the other three wires. This way you'll have a 7-way connector but only the stop, turn, tail, and brake light functions will be active. However, if you do this for now, later if you decide to add a brake controller you'll need to use # 5506 to finish the job of the # ETBC7.

For later down the road I recommend the Prodigy P3, part # 90195, for the brake controller. It's a top of the line controller because of how effective and easy to use it is.

Also, in case you ever need them in the future. The part numbers you purchased are:

Draw-Tite Hitch Receiver # 75280
Wiring Harness # 118400
Ball Mount Kit # 989900

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