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Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring for the Ford Fusion, 2014

Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring

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Code:   RM-154

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Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit - Ford Fusion, 2014

Diode Kit allows you to use your Ford Fusion's tail lights and wiring system while preventing feedback from your RV. 4-Pole flat loop included to connect RV to towed car.

Features:

  • Connects your RV's tail, brake and turn signal lights to your towed car's lighting system
  • Works with 2-wire and 3-wire lighting systems
    • 2-Wire systems (aka combined) have the stop and turn signal sent along the same wire
    • 3-Wire systems (aka separated) have the stop and turn signals sent along different wires (typically indicated by amber turn signals)
  • Prevents electrical feedback and the damage it can cause to your Ford Fusion's electrical components
  • Kit Includes:
    • (4) Hy-Power diodes
    • Molded 4-wire electrical cords
    • 4-Way flat wire connectors for both the Ford Fusion and RV
      • If RV has a 3-wire system (and is not already wired for a trailer connector) a converter is required (RM-732; sold separately)
    • Ring terminal
    • 3' plastic loom


Specs:

  • Max amperage: 85 amps
  • Max voltage: 24 volts


Note: For applications that have separate lighting, this kit will cause your brake lights to function as both brake and turn lights. A wiring converter (118158 - sold separately) and 2 additional diodes will be needed if you want to retain separate turn and brake signals.


Diode Wiring Diagram

Diode Wiring Diagram

Diode Wiring Diagram

Diode Wiring Diagram



154 Roadmaster Universal Wiring Kit with 4 Hy-Power Diodes





Video of Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.

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Video Transcript for Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2011 Ford Fiesta

Today on our 2011 Ford Fiesta we will be installing the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit, part number RM-154. As well as the Roadmaster 4-Wire Connector Vehicle End, part number RM-910030-1. In the final part we will be using the Bent Electrical Bracket, part number RM-910030-5. To begin with we will go ahead and open up the hood of the vehicle. Next, we need to kind of plan out our routing for the wire that we will run from the front of the vehicle all the way to the back of the vehicle because we will be making wiring connections with our rear tail lights. Now we will go ahead and begin by routing our wire down to the center of the vehicle on the lower fascia.

Be sure when routing your wiring down to the center of the lower fascia that you leave a little extra for potential future connections or if you want to change this style plug, which we will be doing later in the video. Once we have our wire routed down to the front as well as through the engine department, we use a few zip ties to help secure and keep it in place. Because we are also not going to need the other end of the 4-flat at the rear of the vehicle, we went ahead and cut it off to make pulling the wire a little bit easier. You will also notice we use an old section of red airline tubing to help fish the wire through. Now that we've got the wire pulled down underneath the vehicle, we will go ahead and route it along where some existing lines run to the back; making sure that we zip tie it along the way, keeping it away from any moving parts, sharp objects, or any areas that may become hot and damage the wire.

Now that we've got the wire run to the back of the vehicle we need to find a location that we can route it into the rear of the trunk. To do this, you will need to remove the center threshold, there is some clips that hold the top center down as well as three push pins on the inside that hold it in place. Use a flathead screwdriver or a body fastener removal tool. Once you have this out of the way, each of the side carpeting has two pushpins that will also need to be removed so you can peel the carpeting back to gain access to the wire as well as the rubber boot. As you will see here we found a rubber grommet that we will be able to put a small slit in and pull the 4-flat through.

To accomplish pulling the 4-flat wire through it, we are going to go ahead and use the air tube again and push it down through the grommet and tape it off to the 4-flat. Now that we've got the wire pulled to the back of the vehicle, we are going to go ahead and use a small section of the wire loom that is supplied with the kit. As you will notice, we also used some electrical tape to help secure the wire loom around the wire. Now we are going to need to go ahead on the fascia00:03:02 wiring harness and remove some of the protective coating. You may need to use a test light and probe the wires while someone runs light functions to figure out which wire does which.

On the driver side here, the green and blue wire is the turn and break signal, and the purple and green are the running lights. Now we will go ahead and move over to the passenger side and repeat the process. On this side the blue and orange wire is the break and turn, and the orange and white wire is the running lights. These are the wires that we'll be making our connections with the diodes. Before we make any cuts to the wire, we are going to go ahead and kind of plan out how we are going to route it. If at all possible, since we came up on the driver side, we are going to try and keep the green wire intact as it will be run over to the passenger side. Next we will measure out and cut off the excess brown and yellow wires from our 4-pull and use this extra wiring to make a pair of jumbo wires. These will go from the factory plug to the diodes in-and-out plugs. We will then split the yellow and brown wires, pulling them apart at the ends and stripping them back. We will add two bud connectors to the ends of the jumpers. Now we will cut our wires that we will be using on the vehicle's harness and strip back both of these as well. We will connect our first jumper, the brown wire, to the running light on the vehicle going towards a plug. We will repeat this for the yellow wire to the break and turn wire on the vehicle. Once those are crimped down, we will wrap them up with some electrical tape. Now we are ready to adhere our diodes into place. We will find a good spot for them, peel back the adhesive on the back, and stick them into place. With that done, we will measure out from the jumper we made for the plug and the diodes, again cutting off the excess and stripping back the ends. On these ends, we will add spade terminals for the diodes. These will be plugged into the out portion of the diode, which goes towards the tail light. We will wrap these up with a little electrical tape. With this done, we will now plug these into the out portion of the diode. From the excess yellow and brown wire we cut earlier, we will make a second set of jumper wires. This time coming from the other side of the vehicle plug, which will be connected to the inside of a diode. We will have yellow bud connectors and spade plugs on the other. We will first connect them to the vehicles harness, then plug them into the diode. With our vehicle's driver side harness taken care of, we will now move on to the 4-pull wire we routed from the front. We'll take the brown and yellow wires from that, strip them back, and add the appropriate spade terminals. Once a spade terminal is on the yellow wire, we will go ahead and plug it in to the in portion of the diode. The brown and running light wire from the harness is a bit different. We'll take the rest of our excess of our brown and yellow wires, completely splitting them apart. We will discard the yellow wire and take the extra brown wire and strip back the end. We will then splice this with the brown wire from the 4-pull, placing the special yellow spade terminal that came with the diode kit. The extra brown wire will be run to the passenger side with the green wire. Our final step on the driver side will be to attach the ground wire to the frame. We will cut off the excess white wire and add a ring terminal. We'll then use a self-tapping screw to attach it to the frame. With all that done, we will move over to the passenger's side and repeat these steps with the green and brown wires. We'll start by replacing the diodes in the proper locations; add spade terminals to the green and brown wires. We'll then cut our vehicle wires and place the appropriate jumpers on them. In this case, the green wire will be to the turn and break signal and the brown wire will again be for the running lights on the passenger side. With our diodes connected and tail lights plugged back in, we can now test our functions to make sure everything is working before we put our trunk area back together. Everything looks good; we can now reassemble the trunk area. If you remember earlier, we went ahead and just left a little extra of the 4-flat u on the vehicle. This particular vehicle does not need the 4-flat wiring; instead, they need a round 4 pin. That's why we are going to install the part number RM-910030-1. To do this we will need to go ahead and cut the 4-flat off on the front and find a suitable location to mount our mounting bracket. As you will see here, we were able to use a couple of self-tapping screws into the bottom of the license plate bracket. With the bracket installed, now we are ready to do our wiring. You want to go ahead and remove the center part of the plug by removing the small Philips head screw and pushing the interior out. On this particular vehicle, we are going to wire the plug where if you are looking straight at it so you see the pins and the nut that we removed the screw from earlier is on top, well be wiring the yellow to the top left, the green to the top right, the white or the ground to the lower left, and the running light or the brown to the lower right. After you've stripped back your 4-flat wiring a little bit, go ahead and make the connections. You want to make sure that you fished the wire through the housing as well as the bracket before you make any of these connections. Once you have all your connections made, go ahead and slide the plug back into the housing. Now we are ready to go ahead and make our connection to the bracket. Now that we've got our plug and our bracket mounted together we will go ahead and use a couple zip ties to help secure up any excess wire that's still located behind the fascia. With that, that will complete the installation of the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit; part number RM-154 on our 2011 Ford Fiesta. .




Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit - RM-154

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.5 out of 5 stars   (31 Customer Reviews)

Diode Kit allows you to use your vehicle's tail lights and wiring system while preventing feedback from your RV. 4-Pole flat loop included to connect RV to towed car.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: MED01/22/2013


Installation was relatively straightforward, and the necessary parts were included in the kit. The installation is not technically difficult, but gaining access to some the wiring was somewhat irritating because of the assembly techniques used in modern vehicles. Be prepared for somewhat tedious digging around to get to the wires, and pull enough slack to work with them. Once again, a few extra plastic automotive fasteners and automotive cable fasteners came in handy. They're available at a decent hardware store or Home Depot-like store. 63823






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don Featherstone08/23/2011


I received the product and it was exactly what I had ordered, it was easy enough to install by myself. However, the only thing I would caution future buyers on is knowing both your "towed vehicle" and your "tow" vehicle's lighting system. I was a little thrown off by the instructions and how it referred to "combined" and "seperate" light systems. I'm sure if your going to wire your vehicles yourself you'll figure it out as I did. 22587






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don05/22/2014


The Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit contains all that is necessary for installation. It was installed in less than a day and works fine. etrailer is a good company to work with, always ships promptly, and is good at keeping the customer informed of status. 131808





Comments

Don who installed it for you

comment by: Andy B - 08/05/2014


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Melvyn D01/09/2012


Product was exactly as ordered. Ordered this item for installation on an '09 HHR to be towed behind our Motor Home. It will eliminate alot of potential lighting problems and appears to be simple to install. Shipping was VERY prompt and I will use "etrailer" again, I'm sure. 29364






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bud05/29/2013


First, I'm impressed by the way Etrailer does business (service, quality, quick shipping, communications etc). As for the kit, it has everything needed to setup your car so it can be towed. In fact, it had more than what was needed for my 1998 RAV4. 82345






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jerry08/06/2014


Running wire to back of vehicle a bit of a challenge and wires on vehicle had to be lengthened after cutting to facilitate installation without removing all of inside of vehicle paneling. Works as designed after installation. 5 plus hours. 144719






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Walt C.06/24/2014


watching the viedo makes instaliton a snap Great product, the Hy-power diode make worth the exter $ The T-one harness is real easy to install The mounting brackets for the 4 pole flat makes for a clean looking install 137341






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim P.05/14/2012


Installed ok except, the wiring connectors are junk. I went out and purchased 20 quality crimp-on connectors to do the job. Funny thing is that a good connection is essential to having success installing this product. 40395






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: RON S06/12/2014


The wiring kit did exactly as advertised. soooo much easier than buying wire and diodes and doing it yourself. The fact that the 4 wires are molded together make it much easier. The wiring diagrams were excellent. 135404






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry M08/14/2013


If your towing a car or truck behind your motorhome, or coach. This is what the doctor ordered. Is a excellent product made very well and quick and simple. Hook up your tow bar and plug in the light cord. 95018






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave D.07/26/2011


Excellent product with easy to follow instructions As always - etrailer has great products, fair prices, and the best customer service of any online retailer. Keep up the great service!! Dave 20295






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike03/25/2013


A great wiring kit that works well for protecting both vehicles. Requires more thought than the plug and play kits but atleast you know exactly what you are getting. 72412






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe M.04/08/2012


Very happy with the wiring kit. I had a local truck accessories dealer install it and they liked it much better than the brand they had been using and plan to switch. 36550






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Karla Sumner06/12/2014


Finally got to use the electrical hook-up for our car from our RV. It works great. We had a friend with automobile knowledge install it on our 2012 Equinox. Thanks 135378






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: William White12/05/2011


your shipping was extremely fast.... very dependable.... everything I ordered was correct shipping...keep up the good work... I would purchase from you again. 27770






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: road ranger09/11/2014


kit arrived on time from etrailer.com. high quality product at a fair price. easy to install on my 2014 f-150. good instructions and diagrams for wiring 150667






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: EARL01/17/2012


INSTTALED IT YESTERDAY AND IT WENT VERY WELL ON A 2012 ESCAPE VERY EASY TO FELLOW INSTRUCTION. I AM VERY SATISFIED. WAITING TO GET MY BASE PLATES NOW. 29841






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rano05/28/2014


Product just as it shows. Directions where easy to understand. worked right the first time. I like it. no cutting light fixtures and adding bulbs. 133218






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JOANNE B09/20/2014


Received wiring within 3 days, included instructions and resource phone #s for help if needed. We will use them again when needed. 152248






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John J03/23/2014


Product was as advertising and worked great. The YouTube video from etrailer on how to do the installation was an excellent source. 121802






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris H06/25/2012


Package arrived as expected. I have not installed it as yet but it is just what I need to make my Jeep Wrangler tow-able! 45471






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave G.01/31/2013


Wiring in new cars (very small) is very hard to crimp properly, especially when a trailor package was easily installed. 64736






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom02/09/2013


Installed the wiring kit and it works great, thank you very much. 65563





Comments

We are still traveling and enjoying your product.

comment by: Tom - 02/13/2014


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: billa09/25/2013


Had a good experiencxe , in fact cancelled another buy and came to etrailer,hope they cane deliver 101514






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Paul H04/30/2014


Great order to shipment! This is not a good Product for base plate install, maybe for trailer. 128283






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave08/24/2011


Arrived a week sooner than I thought it would, excellent experience 22714






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Datedd08/18/2014


Did what it was supposed to do 147243






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: BOB08/22/2014


The video was a BIG help. 148012






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sam07/25/2014


Great Product, thanks 142928






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim S09/27/2012


Delivered as agreed 55927






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chuck w03/23/2014


Good price 121830




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  • Will this Wiring Harness Work On A 2001 Honda CR-V Being Towed Behind A Motorhome
  • The wiring harness you will need for your 2001 Honda CR-V to be towed behind your motor home is the RoadMaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit, # RM-154. On your 2001 Honda CR-V that has a 3-wire system (separate brake and turn signals) this wiring kit will use the vehicles brake lights to function as both brake and turn signals. If you want to maintain separate brake and turn signals on your vehicle you will also need to add the Tow Ready Vehicle to Vehicle Taillight Converter,...
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  • Can I Use Electric Brake Contoller on Class C Motorhome Flat Towing 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X
  • The item you selected, Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part # 90885 is a brake controller to install on a vehicle towing a trailer with electric brakes. Your Jeep does not have electric brakes and part # 90885 is not compatible to activate the brakes on your 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited while it is being flat towed. When towing a vehicle behind an RV or motor home, you will need to use a supplemental braking system. I would recommend the Roadmaster 9400 Portable Braking System, part...
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  • Wiring 2011 Jeep Wrangler for Flat Towing Behind RV
  • You will indeed need the Roadmaster Brite-Lite vehicle-to-vehicle tail light converter, part # RM-154 in order to install the Hopkins tail light isolating diode system in your Wrangler. If you take a look at the schematic I have provided, you can see how the system is wired. My research shows that the Roadmaster Tail-Light Wiring Kit with Bulb and Socket, part # RM-155 would be compatible with your Jeep, and would be much easier to install. This system uses bulbs wired directly to the...
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  • Component Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2010 Ford Edge with a Motorhome
  • Flat towing your Edge will require the following components: a tow bar, a quick-disconnect bar, vehicle base plates, safety cables, a light wiring system and a supplemental braking system. I have included several helpful FAQ articles concerning flat towing and the components required. The Falcon 2 Tow Bar is manufactured by RoadMaster in several versions. It appears from your photo that you have part # RM-520. Instructions for this part are provided. Your photo shows that the tow bar...
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  • Tow Bar Base Plates for 2006 Jeep Wrangler Used with Blue Ox Tow Bar
  • Part # 63180 is the Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, not a bracket. We currently offer Roadmaster Base Plates for your 2006 Wrangler, part # 1424-1. You will also need a Roadmaster Base Plate to Blue Ox Tow Bar Adapter, part # RM-033. I would also recommend the quick disconnects, part # RM-201. Other recommended parts are the Roadmaster Safety Cables part # RM-643, and the Roadmaster Diode Wiring Kit part # RM-154 that will tap into the Jeep tail lights so that they operate along with those...
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  • Which Base Plate Installs Easily on a 2013 Smart ForTwo, Blue Ox # BX1987 or Roadmaster # 52285-1
  • Blue Ox rates the installation difficulty for their 2013 Smart ForTwo base plates, part # BX1987, such that an experienced professional installer will typically need 4 hours to complete the install. (First-time installers will usually take significantly longer to complete the process.) The installation of this product requires removal of the front bumper fascia, some trimming of the bumper and air dam and some drilling. The Roadmaster # 52285-1, Base Plates for the 2013 Smart fortwo,...
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  • How To Wire Separate or 3 Wire System and Third Brake Light For Flat Towing A 2010 Honda Fit
  • To wire your motor home which has a 3 wire system to your 2010 Honda Fit with a 3 wire system, you will need to use the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit, part # RM-154, as well as Roadmaster Hy-Power Diodes, part # RM-792, which includes 2 diodes. The 2 additional diodes are for the separate turn signals. To install part # RM-154, you will begin by running the 4-way connector from the front to the rear of the vehicle. Then you will need to use a circuit tester, part # 3808,...
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  • What Parts Do I Need to Flat Tow a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban
  • For a complete towing procedure and to see if any additional transmission parts are needed, please refer to your vehicle owner manual. It should have a complete section on towing. The Roadmaster Tracker Tow Bar, part # RM-020, includes the tow bar and crossbar. The tow bar attaches to the cross bar, and the cross bar attaches to a set of base plates. You will also need a set of base plates. These bolt to the underside of your Suburban frame, close to the front bumper. These are the...
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  • Falcon 2 Roadmaster Tow Bar # RM-520 Recommendation For 2011 Fiesta
  • The tow bar that I would recommend you use with the Roadmaster Tow Bars # 524425-1 that you referenced on your 2011 Ford Fiesta would be the RoadMaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520. This tow bar comes with quick disconnects. You would only need safety cables, # RM-643, a lighting solution and possible a supplemental braking system and you would be ready to go. For lighting I would recommend Roadmaster Deluxe Magnetic Tow Lights # RM-2100 if you are looking for a temporary solution or...
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  • Base Plate Installation Instructions for Flat Towing a 2010 Cadillac SRX
  • At this time we have not had the opportunity to do an Installation of the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, item # 523162-1, on the 2010 Cadillac SRX, but the manufacturer of the base plate kit, Roadmaster, has detailed instructions with detailed photos for you to review. If you are towing from a receiver hitch at the rear of your motorhome, I would recommend the RoadMaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar - 6,000 lbs, item # RM-520, which makes hookup and unhooking much easier and comes with the quick...
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  • Tow Bar Recommendation for the 1995 Suzuki Sidekick
  • If your 1995 Suzuki Sidekick has RoadMaster, EZ, XL, or standard base plates installed on it then the RoadMaster Tracker Tow Bar - 5,000 lbs, item # RM-020, will work directly with the base plates on the vehicle. Most of the RoadMaster tow bars will work with these base plates (see link). To ease installation and removal of the tow bar you will need the Roadmaster Tow Bar Quick Disconnect Kit, item # RM-201. This will allow you to remove that towbar and cross bar easily and also allows...
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