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Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness Installation - 2018 Nissan Frontier

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How to Install the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness on a 2018 Nissan Frontier


Today on our 2018 Nissan Frontier, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Tekonsha T-One vehicle wiring harness with 7-way trailer connector. That's going to be part number 118266. To help us with our installation, we're going to be using the Pollak mounting bracket, part number PK12711U.Here's what our wiring's going to look like once we have it installed. I do want to mention that our kit is not going to come with a mounting bracket, so we will need to pick one of those up so we can secure the connector at the back of the truck. Our wiring's going to give us a 7-way connector, that way we have all the required lights to get down the road safely, like our turn signals, stop lights, tail lights, and our reverse lights.It's also going to give us a 12 volt power source at the back of the 7-way, and the option to use an electronic brake controller if we choose to put one in later.The spring-loaded door along with the rubber gasket on the inside is going to prevent any kind of debris or moisture from getting inside. What I really like about our wiring is the fact that it is going to be a completely plug-and-play installation.

We're not going to have to cut or splice into any wires at all. We're not even going to have to remove our tail lights. We're going to have two connectors underneath the vehicle, and then we'll have a few relays that we'll have to put in place on the inside.So now that we've seen what our wiring looks like and gone over some of the features, let's show you how we got everything hooked up. We went ahead and mounted our 7-way bracket. Now we're going to take our 7-way plug, we'll slide it through, and the holes will line up, and we can take the hardware from the bracket and attach everything up.

Start by taking one of the screws, we'll go through our connector, all the way through the bracket, and then we'll secure it on the back side using a locking nut. We'll repeat that for all four holes, so we can make sure our 7-way is going to be secure.I'll come back and I'm going to take a flathead screwdriver, and while I'm holding the nut on the back of my finger, I'll just tighten it up to where they're nice and snug.If we move underneath, on the side of the frame rail on the driver's side, we're going to have two plugs. We're going to need to take the caps off of each of them. The easiest way to do it without having to take the plug off of the frame, you just take a pair of needle-nose pliers, and we'll come in and we're going to squeeze on that tab, and then we'll pull down, and we can pull the plug out. We'll do the same thing for the other plug as well.With those caps unplugged, we'll grab our wiring harness.

The black plug is going to plug into the black connector on the bottom. Just push it in until it locks into place. And then the gray plug is going to plug into the gray connector. We'll take the other end with our 7-way connector on it and we're going to route it towards the back of our hitch where we have our 7-way plug at.Before I plug my connector in, I'm going to take some dielectric grease and I'm just going to fill up this entire area. Hopefully, that'll prevent any kind of corrosion from building up and moisture getting inside the connector.

If you need some dielectric grease, you can pick it up here at etrailer.com. We'll just line it up and push it til it locks into place. We can tie up any of the excess wires to the back of the hitch here.Now that we have everything connected back here, we're going to move into the cab on the passenger side. On the passenger side, right by the outer door here, we're going to have this kick panel. If we look at the very back, we'll have this plastic fastener that's holding it in place. You should be able to remove this by hand, just turning it to the left to unscrew it. And then we're going to have to remove this lower panel on the side here. If we start on the lower part at the threshold, we should be able to get our hands underneath it. We'll pop all the clips out, so we can remove this piece. And then we'll grab behind this piece and I'll pull this one out as well.Now, behind all those panels, we're going to have several plugs. We should have one that's going to be open, it's going to have several pins on it, and it should match up to the other side of our harness. We'll take our white connector and plug it in, want to make sure it locks into place.On the other end of our harness, we're going to have a few more plugs, and we're going to be plugging some relays into there. We'll have two white plugs, we're going to have two blue relays. These are going to be exactly the same, so we just want to make sure that we plug them in correctly, but it's not going to matter which one we plug into where. We'll plug them in, make sure they lock into place. And then the brown connector, we're going to take our brown relay and plug it in. Again, it only goes on one way, just want to make sure we get it in and locked into place.Now, to help with keeping down the noise and our relays rattling around when they're back here, they are going to provide us with some of this foam insulation. What we'll do is we'll take off the backing, and we're going to wrap our relays so that even if they do bounce around a little bit and move, hopefully this will cut down some of that noise and we won't have that plastic on plastic contact noise. So we'll do that for each one of our relays. Then you can tuck the relays and the rest of your harness back into this little cubby here, and we can put all our panels back in place.So I went ahead and plugged in my tester to make sure that all the functions are working properly on our wiring. We can see that the tail light function is working, as well as the left turn signal, the right turn signal, our brakes, and even the reverse turn signal. All we have left to do now is hook up to our trailer and hit the road.That'll finish up your look at the Tekonsha T-One vehicle wiring harness with 7-way trailer connector on our 2018 Nissan Frontier.


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