Tapping In T-Connectors

Written by hitchweb Team
Thursday, November 17, 2011 — 2 Comments

The only way to tap into the towing vehicles power is to interrupt the circuit somewhere along the line. There are several electrical components that can be used to accomplish this interruption. The key is to know what type of wiring components the vehicle already has from factory.

T-Connectors are small aftermarket wiring components, in the shape of a T, that plug directly into pre-existing plugs on the vehicle. Those pre-existing plugs have been installed on the vehicle from the factory for the specific purpose of allowing a T-Connector to tap into it's power! Here is what a T-Connector looks like:

Tapping in T-Connectors

Here is what the vehicle wiring looks like when it has been configured at factory to accept a T-Connector:

Factory wired for t-connector

 Here, the vehicles plugs are being plugged into a T-Connector:

Plugging vehicle to t-connector

T-Connectors are application sensitive. There is a specific part number for different makes, years, and models of vehicles. Use our vehicle wiring guide to find the T-Connector suitable for your vehicle.

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Comments


Hitchweb Team
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hi Richard, Unfortunately we do not have an direct plug in wiring harness available for the Toyota Prius Plugin but we do offer a power converter # 119147 that you would have to splice in.

Richard
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Is there any way to connect the wiring for a trailer hitch (11276) for a toyota Prius plugin?

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