Honda Pilot Trailer Wiring 2009, 2010, 2011
Trailer Wiring a Honda Pilot may not be something you expect to have to do with the included “Tow Package”, I didn’t realize the trailer wiring wasn’t finished until about 5 days before I was expecting to use the trailer hitch, and pull my sedan across the country behind my pilot. Don’t sweat this project as it can be completed in a few hours if you have all the necessary parts.
What you will need to wire a trailer on a Honda Pilot
You will need a Honda Pilot Trailer Wiring Harness Kit. I recommend a 7 pin connector for the wiring as it is easier to convert a 7pin connector with a good mounting plate to a 4pin connector than it is to do the opposite. The parts you will need are:
- CURT Manufacturing 56097 T-Connector – This is the wiring harness kit. It Includes everything you need (ie trailer wiring harness, fuses, relays, ground wire, mounting plate) to wire your trailer except for the next item.
- Permatex 22058 Dielectric Tune-Up Grease, 3 oz. Tube – This is to help seal and protect your connections. You can learn more about what dielectric grease does here.
- Reese Towpower 74607 7-Way to 4-Way Flat Blade Wiring Adapter – This allows you to convert from 7-pin to 4-pin
- A Good Drill I recommend DEWALT DCD760KL 18-Volt 1/2-Inch Cordless Compact Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver Kit as you will have to drill directly into the trailer hitch assembly to attach the mounting bracket.
- Drill Accessories such as: Drill Bits (3/32″ to be exact) , socket attachment for the drill, and a 10mm socket from a socket set, drill screw driver attachment.
Gather your tools and parts:
Here are the Contents of trailer wiring kit Curt part #56097:
Trailer Wiring: Connection box installation
Identify the storage panel on the driver rear of the Honda Pilot, and open it.
Once open, identify the secondary access panel and open it.
Here is what that looks like open:
Identify the connection for the connection box and release the tape affixing it in place:
Make the connection to the connection box harness:
Next we need to place the ground screw, the yellow arrow marks my chosen location, drill a 3/32″ hole here, then place the provided screw through the eyelet of the ground wire and place this here:
Here is what that should look like, the yellow arrow marks where we will affix the connection box with double sided tape:
Here’s what it should look like when complete:
Close everything up and we’ll move to the fuse and relay portion of the assembly.
Wiring a Trailer for the Honda Pilot: Fuses and Relays
Here is a picture with the cover in case you can’t find it 😉
The Fuse box can be opened buy pushing down on the innermost tab while pulling down and back. This can be a little tricky, push down really hard where the yellow arrow is.
Here is what the auxillary fuse box on a 2009 Honda Pilot looks like before fuses. Put two 7.5a on the left hand spots. Put a 20a fuse on the right. Followed by the two relays on the bottom.
Now close everything back up and move on to Part 2 of the Honda Pilot Trailer Wiring.
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