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Installation of the Honda OEM trailer harness is not difficult at all. I purchased mine through College Hills Honda and it came with very explicate instructions. The most time consuming portion of the installation was removing the interior panel from the cargo area. Take your time and don't rush things and ypou'll have it done in a couple of hours. Attached is the installation instructions so you can get a preview.
 

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An update to this thread with regards to towing harness install. I just completed installation of the towing harness on an Elite. A few installation notes for Elite and Touring trim levels:
  • Inventory the parts that are in the kit upon delivery. I was missing two bolts.
  • Step 2 is to disconnect power from the battery. If you are feeling lucky, skip it.
  • Step 7 requires removal of the storage bin for the Elite and Touring. To release the bin, there are 4 latches. Pull the tab on each latch away from the bin (do not push the tabs towards the bin). Three of the tabs can be access from below. The fourth (outside latch) can be access via the portal for the gas filler emergency release.
  • Skip steps 8 -14 and 19-20.. removal of left side interior panels. Not necessary for the Elite and Touring.
  • Step 18 requires separating the 14-pin connector from the vehicle harness wrapped with electrical tape. A light, small mirror and sharp instrument to cut the electrical tape will be helpful. You must reach up in a blind area to access the 14-pin connector and cut the tape, thus a need for the mirror.
  • Skip step 27 which states that the trailer hitch should be removed, if installed. If the trailer hitch is already install, it is just a minor inconvenience for step 29.
  • Step 29 requires removing the cutout for the 7-pin connector on the hitch cover. Tape around the cutout with a few layers for protection. Place a cardboard between the hitch cover and hitch to protect the paint, if installed. Use a utility knife and work from the bottom up, 1/8" at a time... pierce with the point and cut through.
  • Upon completion of the harness install and if you have a voltmeter, each pin on the trailer electrical plug can be tested except for the electric brake output. 12VDC to the ground pin for activation of each function (see photo for diagram of 7-pin plug).
Rest of the install is straight forward per the instructions.

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