The Report for the Installation of Curt #55414 t-connector:
1. The instructions were perfect and easy to follow. It is a simple process that involves "splicing" into the taillights with the plug-in harness on each side of the vehicle
. This is also the step in which you want to play with the routing of the wires under the vehicle after plugging in the drivers side, but before plugging in the passenger side. This is the step that I spent the most time, because I wanted the wire to be protected and look factory. (If you don't do this, you will get to step 2 and realize that you need to go back and do it.)
2. Once the harness is plugged in properly, then you just use whatever method of protecting and mounting the wire along the routing you have chosen. This step is where I spent the second most amount of time, because I was very anal about making it look like the factory wiring. I used an entire roll of electircal tape and lots of wire loom to achieve this to my satisfaction
3. Ground the control box, basically a protection circuit for the wiring, using the provided screw. You can drill a small hole in the frame or your hitch, or find an existing hole to ground the box.
4. I strapped the four wire plug to the side of the hitch so it is easily accessible and does not hang down like many do.
5. I used simple 4-wire tester that will light up appropriately with each flasher, brakes, hazards, etc. Everything is working as it should.
So far I have been pretty impressed with the ease of the installation of the Curt Hitch products.
I will be hooking up a buddy's trailer in the next week or so and make sure it all works well with the trailer. I will report the results of that back then.