Trailer Wiring Kit Installation Instructions For Range Rover Sport

Applies To:

Item: YWJ500170ABP
Fits: Range Rover Sport | '06 - '09
Range Rover Sport Supercharged | '06 - '09

 

We've specially-developed this trailer wiring package for Range Rover Sport vehicles. This kit seamlessly converts your Rover wiring plug to either a standard 'Flat 4' North American spec plug or 7-way plug (both connectors included!). Our quality harness kits are dependable and cost a fraction of the genuine versions. They feature a rubber plug cap to protect the exterior trailer plug from the elements and easy plug-and-go installation means they can be installed in minutes.

Parts included in Kit # YWJ500170ABP:
  • 4 ea. M5 x 0.8mm x 40mm machine screws
  • 1 ea. YMZ500770ABP harness with trailer connectors
  • 1 ea. YMZ500393ABP harness with vehicle connectors
  • 5 cable ties
  • Instructions
Tools Needed for Kit # YWJ500170ABP:
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • 10 mm wrench
  • Allen Wrench

Note: You will be working in an area that is near the muffler, so make sure the muffler has completely cooled before starting this project.

Installation Procedure:

1. Remove the left tail light assembly by removing the 2 screws. The tail light will pull off. See photo # 1. Disconnect the tail light assembly at the connector and set aside.

remove tail light on Range Rover Sport
(photo 1)

2. Remove the Trailer Connector Access panel. (See photo # 2)

removing the trailer connector access panel
(photo 2)

3. The YWJ500170ABP Wiring Harness comes in 2 parts. One part with the connectors that plug into the Trailer, and the second part with the connectors that plug into the vehicle.

4. Take the part with the trailer connectors and feed the harness through the opening in the bumper (the hole on the left). Maneuver the trailer connector through the opening. It may take some twisting and turning, but it will fit. (See photo # 2A.)

feeding harness through opening in bumper
(photo 2a)

5. Secure the connector with the 4 screws provided. (See photo # 3.)

securing the connector
(photo 3)

6. Remove the 2 hold-down brackets on the left of the cargo area using the Allen Wrench. (See photo # 4.)

hold-down bracket
(photo 4)

7. Remove the panel in the left rear of the cargo area of the vehicle by pulling the panel away from the rear. (See photo # 5.)

removing cargo area panel
(photo 5)

8. Disconnect the auxiliary power connector by pulling the plug off. (See photo # 6.)

disconnect the auxiliary power connector
(photo 6)

9. Find the 2 grey connectors and 1 green connector toward the top of the open area and pull them free from their mounting bracket. (See photos # 7 & 8.)

connectors that need to be pulled away from mounting bracket
(photo 7)

connectors that need to be pulled away from mounting bracket
(photo 8)

10. The grey connectors are held in place by 2 "dummy" connectors. Remove and discard the "dummy" connectors. (See photo # 9.)

grey connectors without dummy connectors attached
(photo 9)

11. Disconnect the "Backup Obstruction Sensor" connector found snapped in the tail light mounting cavity and pull this wiring harness free from the vehicle. Pull the grommet out and the 3 connectors from inside the vehicle. (See photo # 10.)

3 connectors from inside Range Rover Sport pulled through tail light mounting cavity
(photo 10)

12. Feed the new wiring harness with the vehicle connectors through the hole in the vehicle making sure that the grey and green connectors that will plug into the car are toward the inside. Securely plug these connectors into the mating connectors inside the vehicle and snap into the mounting bracket. (See photo # 11.)

connectors attached and snapped to mounting bracket
(photo 11)

13. Push the grommet into place.

14. Remove the nut from the grounding stud (10mm) and secure the ring lug of the trailer wiring harness to this stud. (See photo # 12.)

securing the ring lug of the trailer wiring harness to this stud
(photo 12)

15. Back outside the vehicle, feed the 2 connectors at the very end of the wiring harness through the hole at the bottom of the tail light mounting cavity, and feed the harness down so that you can see it in the area near the muffler. (See photo # 13)

pointing out connectors near the muffler
(photo 13)

16. Remove the spare tire, so you have room to run the cable underneath the car. (See photo # 14.)

spare tire removed
(photo 14)

17. Run the cable along the opening underneath the car directly behind the bumper and maneuver the end with the connector such that it comes out in the area near the muffler. (See photo # 15.)

connector near the muffler
(photo 15)

18. Securely push the connectors together. You will hear them "snap" into place when the connectors are completely seated. Push the white locking tab in to lock the connectors together. (See photo # 16.)

connectors attached near muffler
(photo 16)

19. Wrap these connectors with the foam provided so they will not rattle around. (See photo # 17.)

connectors wrapped in foam
(photo 17)

20. From the tail light area, pull the harness up through the hole in the bottom of this cavity so that the wiring harness is safely far from any hot surfaces of the exhaust system. (See photo # 18.)

pulling wiring harness up through tail light area hole
(photo 18)

21. Securely plug the connector for the "Backup Obstruction Sensors" in and snap it into its mounting location. (See photo # 19.)

securing backup obstruction sensor
(photo 19)

22. Underneath the car, find the mounting hole on the frame and secure the harness with the "fir-tree" cable tie. (See photo # 20.)

securing harness with fir-tree cable tie
(photo 20)

23. Test the installation.

24. Reinstall the spare tire, tail light assembly, trailer access panel and the access panel in the left rear of the cargo area of the vehicle.

25. If your vehicle was not already configured for towing, you must have the body control module re-configured for trailer ball at a Land Rover dealer or Land Rover capable shop or someone who can access the module with a diagnostic scan tool.

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Engel MT60FCP 60.23 19.29 31.1 17.36 ES-220 Plus
Engel MT80FP 84.54 19.29 31.1 22.09 ES-220 Plus
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Engel MT45FCP 42.27 14.33 25.52 20 ES-100 Plus
Engel MT45FP 42.27 14.33 25.52 20 ES-100 Plus
Engel MT45FL 42.27 14.33 25.52 20 ES-100 Plus
Engel MR40F 40.15 14.41 25.04 19.02 ES-100 Plus
Evakool RF 40 42.3 28.5 14.17 16.34 ES-100 Plus
Evakool IB 31 29.59 23.03 13.78 14.96 ES-100 Plus
Evakool IB 40 38.04 23.03 13.78 17.52 ES-100 Plus
Evakool IB 50 48.61 23.03 13.78 20.87 ES-100 Plus
Evakool G 30 29.59 21.65 11.81 17.83 ES-100 Plus
Evakool G 50 51.78 28.46 14.76 19.8 ES-100 Plus
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Evakool DC 42 44.38 27.76 13.78 21.42 ES-100 Plus
Evakool RV 25 26.4 25.71 13.39 15.55 ES-100 Plus
Evakool RV 35 37 25.71 13.39 19.1 ES-100 Plus
Evakool TMX 35 40.15 26.77 16.14 17.36 ES-150 Plus
Evakool TMX 45 47.6 26.77 16.14 19.33 ES-150 Plus
Evakool TMX 50 52.8 26.77 16.14 20.51 ES-150 Plus
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Evakool TMX 65 68.7 27.95 17.91 21.97 ES-150 Plus
Evakool TMX 80 84.54 27.95 17.91 25.51 ES-150 Plus
Evakool RF 47 49.7 28.5 17.52 16.93 ES-150 Plus
Evakool G 45 47.55 24.41 16.93 19.41 ES-150 Plus
Evakool G 55 58.12 24.41 16.93 21.81 ES-150 Plus
Evakool G 65 70.8 24.41 16.93 24.96 ES-150 Plus
Evakool RF 60 63.4 33.86 17.52 16.93 ES-220 Plus
Evakool FM 55 58.12 30.71 18.9 18.7 ES-220 Plus
Evakool FM 95 100.39 34.65 20.47 22.64 ES-220 Plus
Evakool IB 70 74 32.48 19.5 20.47 ES-220 Plus
Evakool G 75 - DX 78.2 31.7 18.7 20.24 ES-220 Plus
Evakool G 80 84.5 31.7 18.7 20.24 ES-220 Plus
Ironman 4x4 IFRIDGE65SP 68.68 30.9 18.5 19.29 ES-220 Plus
Ironman 4x4 IFRIDGE74SP 78.2 30.9 18.5 19.29 ES-220 Plus
Ironman 4x4 IFRIDGE30SP 31.7 23 13.78 14.96 ES-100 Plus
Ironman 4x4 IFRIDGE40SP 42.27 23 13.78 19.29 ES-100 Plus
Ironman 4x4 IFRIDGE50SP 52.83 23 13.78 20.87 ES-100 Plus
National Luna 40 Litre 42.06 25 16.54 20.28 ES-150 Plus
National Luna Weekender 50 Twin 52.8 27.95 15.16 19.92 ES-150 Plus
National Luna Weekender 52 Litre 54.95 27.95 15.16 19.92 ES-150 Plus
National Luna 65 Litre 70.59 25 16.54 28.15 ES-150 Plus
National Luna 55 Litre 56.53 29.53 16.73 21.06 ES-220 Plus
National Luna 60 Litre Twin 62.45 29.53 16.73 21.06 ES-220 Plus
National Luna 72 Double Door 75.24 32.87 19.5 21.06 ES-220 Plus
National Luna 80 Litre 84.22 32.87 19.5 21.06 ES-220 Plus
National Luna 90 Litre Twin 95.1 32.87 19.5 21.06 ES-220 Plus
National Luna 110 Double Door 114.23 32.87 19.5 27.8 ES-220 Plus
National Luna 125 Litre 135.04 32.87 19.5 29.53 ES-220 Plus
Techni Ice 60 Single & Dual 63.4 28.15 17.91 20.67 ES-220 Plus
Techni Ice 80 Single & Dual 84.54 28.15 17.91 23.82 ES-220 Plus
Techni Ice 95 Single & Dual 100.39 32.48 19.69 25 ES-220 Plus
Techni Ice 42 Single & Dual 44.38 26.77 14.33 20.28 ES-100 Plus
Trailblaza 40L Compact 42.27 28.54 20.67 18.31 ES-220 Plus
Trailblaza 50L Compact 52.83 28.54 20.67 21 ES-220 Plus
Trailblaza 60L Compact 63.4 28.54 20.67 23.62 ES-220 Plus
Trailblaza 70L Compact 73.97 28.54 20.67 26.57 ES-220 Plus
Trailblaza 80L Compact 84.54 28.54 20.67 29.53 ES-220 Plus
Trailblaza 40L New Range 42.27 29.92 17.72 19.88 ES-220 Plus
Trailblaza 50L New Range 52.83 29.92 17.72 23.03 ES-220 Plus
Trailblaza 60L New Range 63.4 29.92 17.72 26.18 ES-220 Plus
WAECO (Dometic) CFX-75 79.25 32.68 19.5 18.58 ES-220 Plus
WAECO (Dometic) CF-80 83.48 31.1 19.69 17.91 ES-220 Plus
WAECO (Dometic) CF-80DZ 83.48 31.1 19.69 17.91 ES-220 Plus
WAECO (Dometic) CF-110 110.95 31.1 19.69 21.85 ES-220 Plus
WAECO (Dometic) CDF35 36.98 22.05 13.39 14.96 ES-100 Plus
WAECO (Dometic) CF40 39.1 22.83 14.17 17.52 ES-100 Plus
WAECO (Dometic) CF50 49.7 24.8 14.17 18.9 ES-100 Plus
WAECO (Dometic) CF60 63.4 24.8 14.17 22.83 ES-100 Plus
WAECO (Dometic) CFX-35 36.46 24.8 15.67 16.18 ES-150 Plus
WAECO (Dometic) CFX-40 43.32 24.8 15.67 18.15 ES-150 Plus
WAECO (Dometic) CFX-50 52.83 26.02 17.91 18.54 ES-150 Plus
WAECO (Dometic) CFX-65DZ 64.46 26.02 17.91 22.09 ES-150 Plus
WAECO (Dometic) CFX-65 68.68 26.02 17.91 22.09 ES-150 Plus