What is the Perfect T Connector for Your Vehicle?
For your towing needs, one of the must-haves is a T connector, which is also known as vehicle-to-trailer wiring harness. The perfect one for your vehicle is one that can establish a stable and reliable wiring connection that your trailer, or recreational vehicle needs to power various components such as the turn signals and brake lights. Key to achieving this is to choose carefully and wisely the product you are going to buy. Of course, you want value for your hard-earned money, and you do not want to waste it on a disappointing product. Below are some of the qualities you have to look for when you shop for a T-connector:
Safety first! Since the T-connector operates in an electrical system, it may experience circuit problems that may not only affect your vehicle, but also your own safety. There are T-connectors in the market that offers safety features such as safe circuit protection and other similar technologies. Look for such features when you shop for T-connectors online.
Easy and quick to install
Installing a T-connector should not be a long, painstaking process. Find a plugandplay product, one that you can plug directly into your vehicle's electrical system. A good unit should not require numerous installation steps such as cutting, taping, soldering, and splicing. It is easy to install if it requires only simple tools such as a Phillips screwdriver and wire crimper. Look for one that can be installed in as fast as less than half an hour (for skilled DIYers) to one hour (for DIY beginners).
Make sure also that the package includes simple and easy-to-follow directions that you can easily refer to during installation. Even excellent-quality products are nothing if you cannot install them properly in the first place. Manufacturers of certain products have installation videos online; you may want to check them out to see if the T-connector you are considering is indeed quick to install.
Perfect fit for your vehicle
Of course, this criterion is a must when you shop for any part for your car—but this factor cannot be emphasized enough. Look for T-connectors that are specific to your vehicle's year, make, and model and are OEM-compatible to ensure not just hassle-free installation but also correct and smooth operation at all times. To find the perfect fit, check the manufacturer's website to see if it has a custom T-connector available for your particular vehicle.
Complete with all the needed hardware
Choose a T connector in a kit that includes all the necessary hardware such as taillight converters, wires, and plugs to ensure a consistently dependable trailer wiring connection.
Durable and weather-resistant
Before buying a T connector, check if it is sturdy enough to resist the effects of inclement weather (e.g., rains, snow, etc.), so you can rest assured that it will last long and that you can use it regardless of season or climate.
Protection from the elements is also a prime consideration; it is best to get one that comes with a dust cover so that it will stay clean when you are not using it.