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Trailer wiring question? Startech?

I'm installing a hitch for a small boat trailer with two lights no brakes, and need to buy the trailer harness. On ebay there is a expensive one with some type of surge protect built in http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Trail...item20aac6023d

and ther is a cheaper t-connector for $21 http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Valle...item2c54995775

We have 2008- Which should I buy? Also, I have read some threads saying I need to go to dealer to have something turned on with Startech tool. Will I need to do this for a basic two light trailer?
Thanks Chris
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I would personally go with the OEM wiring, that's what I did with my XK. If you go the OEM route you have the option of 7 pin versus 4 pin, both cost about $85 and yes you will have to go to the dealer with either one to have them enable the relays you have to install in the fuse box so that will be an additional cost. They charged me about $115 to enable the tow and fog light relays and to enable the day time driving lights. Install was fairly easy for the 7 pin wiring.

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Prob a good idea but out of my budget. Thanks
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I think, for this lightweight, two lamp trailer, the 'T' connector kit will meet your expectations.
I think the anti feedback one is overkill for this application, the vehicle circuits are adequately protected.

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I agree with Robby. If you go this route you won't need to have it programmed with a Starscan tool.

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I think, for this lightweight, two lamp trailer, the 'T' connector kit will meet your expectations.
I think the anti feedback one is overkill for this application, the vehicle circuits are adequately protected.

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That's kinda what I was thinking. Growing up we we never had any circuit protection looms.
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