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Old 12-10-2010, 07:43 PM   #1
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Need help with OEM Honda Trailer Wire Harness

#1 Has anyone here installed the OEM Honda Trailer Wire Harness? #2 If so, have anyone had trouble with no brake or turn signal lights after the installation? I have checked and rechecked all connections, schematics, and even tested the circuits. It seems I have tracked the problem the the trailer unit which converts the vehicles turn signals and brake wiring into the 4 pin standard. When I circuit tested the wires going into the unit they were good but I get no signal for the green and yellow wires coming out of the trailer unit. I do have running lights (brown wire) but they bypass the trailer unit as a whole with an inline fuse connected to it. I had Honda send me a replacement trailer unit and it had the same problem. I feel like I am taking crazy pills. Has anyone else had this problem? I bought Honda because it should be plug and play. Apparently this is not the case. Any help would be great. Thanks.

By the way, I have a 2005.

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Old 12-16-2010, 08:34 AM   #2
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... have anyone had trouble with no brake or turn signal lights after the installation? .... I do have running lights (brown wire)... .
tiki..... I had a dealer install my harness last summer, and had the same problem. check your underhood fuse box. there are two fuses there, #2 and #7, that become part of the trailer lighting system after the harness is installed. that's where my problem was. I had blown the fuse with a faulty 4/7 adapter. no problems since.

btw, while you're working on it, I suggest you get a mountable fuse holder, drill a small hole, and mount that in-line fuse into the rear right-side trim panel. that way, if it does ever blow you won't have to disassemble the car to check or replace it.

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Old 02-26-2012, 02:41 PM   #3
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Similar problem

I have a 2008 and have just installed the OEM factory harness. I have running lights. I have brake lights. I am not getting any turn signals...

I've checked all the connections and fuses both on the new harness and the under hood #2, #7). All are fine. I do have a LED flasher, but don't know if that would make any difference or not.

Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:48 PM   #4
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Did you ever get this resolved?

I'm having the same issue. Marker lights work. No brake or turn signals. Checked underhood fuses. All are good.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:34 PM   #5
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There's a recall about the OEM harness. Have the dealer check it out

http://www.elementownersclub.com/for...ad.php?t=74829
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:17 PM   #6
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Not good for my year. I have an 04
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:52 PM   #7
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There's a recall about the OEM harness. Have the dealer check it out

http://www.elementownersclub.com/for...ad.php?t=74829

The recall in that thread only applies to 2007-2011 models.

Honda made three different harness kits over the years. What applies to one doesn't always apply to the other.

2003-2004
2005-2006
2007-2011
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