Does anyone know what class the oem tow hitch is?
I believe all 3rd Generation Pilots have the wire harness connector installed from the factory behind the rear trim panel on the driver's side? No need to splice in if you purchase the other part of the harness that is sold for the trailer connections. It's "Plug and Play" When looking on the link I posted below, click on the Instructions/Installation button to see where it connects to. This is for the 2019-2021 but 2016 and up should also be similar.Is there a PLUG receptacle for a custom trailer harness in NON Tow Prepped builds.
Curt show nothing if you don't have Tow Prep built in!! So I wonder where installers getting the converter power an signaling inputs for it. I wouldn't want the snap on splicing of the light wires as in the old days. M
ost may not work either.
Again, ALL 3rd Generation Pilots will have the harness connector but there are NONE that come from the factory with the tow package. That is something the owner or dealer can add on and it could include the wire harness which connects to the already factory installed connector, the hitch, the transmission cooler, and the ball. Those four items can be added individually over time, all at once, or only one or two could be added, depending on the intended purposes. You could install just the hitch for carrying bikes, and not install the transmission cooler or brake light harness if you wanted.I see, well confirmed from the PDF in the link on the 2019.
There is an extensive list of parts for it to work. More than just harness's (Two of them) plus a lot of other items. No wonder Curt specifies Tow package vehicles only.
I believe all of those items are included with the purchase of the harness package. They are not optional items but included.Well I must apologize in advance as the list in the PDF not only list two harness items, but relay, control unit fuses and more. So these are all optional items needed in order to get trailer lights going then from what you're saying.
I know the hitch is a separate item with some OEM's and other built in on the vehicle. Others all the functional wiring is ther to the rear except for the converter module common to all vehicles.
No worries, I am trying to figure it out factually. A lot of misinformation or confusion. If next year I decide on a EX-L and it didn't have the tow package or even if it did. I want to know what was then needed. I am not keen on the push buttons at all shifting etc.Right, I actually knew that.
I thought all the Gens were the same w/ the OEM trailer wiring harness plug?
If not, sorry.