Honda Pilot Trailer Wiring 2009-2011 Part 2

Honda Pilot Trailer Wiring 2009, 2010, 2011 Part 2

If you missed part 1 of this post you can find it here: Honda Pilot Trailer Wiring Part 1
Get the Honda Pilot Trailer Wiring Harness Kit.

Trailer Wiring for Honda Pilot: Front Fuse Box

As in the Honda Pilot Battery Change Walk Through, pop out the little locking rivets:

 

wiring a trailer hitch main fuse box exposure Honda Pilot

Remove the air intake, to expose the battery and fuse box underneath.

wiring a trailer hitch main fuse box part 2 Honda Pilot

Unlock the 3 clasps holding the cover on the fusebox:

wiring a trailer hitch main fuse box location Honda Pilot

Then we will add 2 fuses and 1 relay(Mine already had a 20amp fuse in one):

trailer wiring harness main fuse box fuses Honda Pilot

It should look like this when done:

Honda Pilot main fuse box for trailer wiring

Close everything back up as we are done with this portion.

Trailer Wiring for a Honda Pilot: Mounting bracket and plug assembly

Now we move to the underneath the vehicle portion. But first you have to pry the plastic cover out of the plug site which I did before taking a picture:

Honda Pilot trailer wiring plug location
You’ll need to cut the plastic piece out on the yellow lines:

Honda Pilot Wiring a Trailer Plug Cut outOnce you have this cut out, you need to get under the vehicle. Release the bumper may not be required but it gives you more play, There are clasps on either side that can be released to get markedly more mobility:

Honda Pilot Rear Bumpter Skirt release

Place the Mounting bracket so that it will be visible through the window you’ve made in the bumper skirt, it will need to be bent to angle out this window, but you can do that after it is placed. Although the screws are self drilling and tapping, I pre-drilled my first hole with a 9/64″ drill bit so the screw could be easily placed and the bracket held better in place for the second screw. The screws will require a 10mm socket, you may need a longer socket to get the distance you need to get the driver up there:

Honda Pilot mounting bracket placement

Then place the plug from the outside through the mounting brack and place the screws through, and screw the nuts on from the back.Honda Pilot Trailer Wiring 7 Way Connector or Pin Connector

Now take the main connector:

Honda Pilot wiring a trailer main connector

 

After placing some dielectric grease on both ends plug it into the back of the 7 way connector you just mounted and then find the other end of the connector.

Honda Pilot wiring a trailer other part of connector

This was very difficult to release as the release is on the far side aiming up under the bumper. I don’t have any good advice on how to get this off, but you can just break the plastic and worry about how you’ll reattach it later. Here is what the clasp looks like once you release it.

Honda Pilot wiring a trailer difficult to release clasp

 

Connect this to the corresponding piece:

Honda Pilot Wiring a trailer final connection

Use the zip ties to keeps the wiring from sagging down:
Honda Pilot Trailer Wiring Harness Honda Pilot Trailer Wiring Harness second spot to attachNow test your trailer and if it works, pat yourself on the back for a job well done.

 
If you missed part 1 of this post you can find it here: Honda Pilot Trailer Wiring Part 1
 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Honda Pilot Trailer Wiring 2009-2011 Part 2

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  2. Harold Hartsock

    Thanks to for the very helpful information and pictures. I did my Pilot and used your information every step of the way. Thanks again. HH

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