Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Express Van

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How to Install the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness on a 2011 Chevrolet Express Van


Brian: How's it going Brian here at etrailer.com. Today on our 2011 Chevrolet express van, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Tekonsha T-One vehicle wiring harness. This is what our wiring is going to look like once we have it installed. Now more often than not, when we get an express van in, they're usually a work type vehicle. So this going to be perfect for carrying those utility trailers and it's going to provide those with the necessary lighting functions, to remain safe and legal. And in our case, our customer is going to be using his van to carry passengers, which in turn, when it's full of people inside, you're not going to have nowhere to put the cargo.

So he's using it for a trailer with a cargo inside, and that's why he needs wiring.Now, even though our wiring does have a really nice rubber plug to help keep our terminals protected. However, I do recommend going a step further and every now and again, covering your terminals with some dielectric grease. Whenever, you're done using your wiring, what's nice about this, you can just open your doors up and store it inside, keep it protected from all the elements. And it is folded up and stored away. And one of the things I do recommend when you are using the wiring just to avoid any potential damage, is whenever you drape it over your threshold, avoid the area here by your latch.

Now, the wiring does have a maximum output of 7.5 amps per circuit. That's going to be more than enough power to aluminate your traditional incandescent style bulbs, or even your newer LEDs.Now, compared to some of the other wiring available. This one is going to be really simple to get installed, they're more or less just plugs in. Unlike some of the other ones, we have to run a power cable all the way up to the front of the van, to the battery. Speaking of which, let's go ahead and hook this one up together now.To begin our installation, we're going to be working here in the back of the van.

So let's go ahead and open our doors up. Now, we're going to have a couple of panels that we need to remove, to make room for us to work. Now, normally you can just grab these by hand and pop them out because they're just held in place by some clips. Let me just carefully work it out. Now, if it does fight you a little bit and it doesn't want to come out, what you can do is take a Flathead screwdriver, kind of work back in between to help kind of pry on those clips.

Kind of just push that to the side, we're going to do the same thing for this bottom panel.On the other side, set up the same way, we'll just repeat that process over there. With the panels out of the way we can now locate our connector. We're going to need to take that apart. So if you push down on that center tab, kind of work the two part from each other, it's like that. And then we'll grab our T connector and plug one end into the other, the same thing for the other side. And once those are plugged in, we can take our wire that has the pre-attached ring terminal and grounded out. Now there just so happens to be a bolt right here that is for ground wire. So what we're going to do instead of drilling a new hole, we're just going to remove that and use that to ground our ground wire here. So I'll grab a 10 millimeter, get that bolt taken out, Go ahead and run that bolt through our ground wire, back through the factory one, and then we can just re-secure it.Now, if he come over here to the other side of the van, we can get our connector and separate the two, again you just push down on that center tab, pull them apart. And get the other end of our T-connector, the one that has the black and green wire running to it and just get those plugged in. Now I went ahead and secured our wiring using a couple of zip ties, here along this edge on each side. I'm going to take our black and green wire that we ran over to the passenger side and just kind of hide that by simply just tucking it underneath this rear threshold.Now you want to make sure your four-pole is out towards the center of the van, and then we can go ahead and reassemble our panels, opposite way that we removed them. Now with everything connected and put back together, we can go ahead and test it to make sure it's working properly. So I'll go ahead and use my left turn signal, right turn signal, my brake lights and now we can turn on our running lights. That'll finish up our look at and our installation of the Tekonsha T-One vehicle wiring harness, on our 2011 Chevrolet express van..


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