Hopkins Quick-Lock Diodes for Towed Vehicles - Qty 4

Hopkins Quick-Lock Diodes for Towed Vehicles - Qty 4

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These diodes help prepare your towed car's lighting system to connect with your RV's to get the brake, tail, and turn signal lights required for towing. Just insert the wires into the diode boxes and snap them shut - no crimping or stripping. Call 800-298-8924 to order Hopkins accessories and parts part number HM56305 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Hopkins products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Hopkins Quick-Lock Diodes for Towed Vehicles - Qty 4. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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These diodes help prepare your towed car's lighting system to connect with your RV's to get the brake, tail, and turn signal lights required for towing. Just insert the wires into the diode boxes and snap them shut - no crimping or stripping.


Features:

  • Prepares your towed car's lighting system to accept your RV's tail, brake, and turn signal lights, which are required for towing
  • Permits electrical flow in one direction only, preventing electrical feedback and the damage it can cause to your towed car
  • Won't interfere with your vehicle's electrical system when it's not hooked up to your RV
  • Requires no crimping or stripping of wires
    • Place each wire in the correct V-shaped metal slot in the diode box
    • Snap the box's lid down to splice the wires together
  • Resists corrosion with advanced weatherproofing
  • Includes terminal grease


Specs:

  • Quantity: 4 diodes
  • Maximum amperage: 5 amps per diode


Hopkins Quick-Lock diodes make wiring your towed car a snap - literally. Whereas traditional diode kits require that the wires be stripped, crimped, and twisted to be fit into spade connectors, the diodes in this kit do the work for you. Just insert the wires into the diode box and snap down the lid to splice the wires together.


Separate vs. Combined Lighting Systems

Some automobiles operate on a 3-wire system, in which the brake signal and the turn signals travel along different wires to illuminate different lights. (Typically, these vehicles have amber turn signals.) This is referred to as a "separate lighting system." When you wire your vehicle using these diodes, your towed car's lighting system will operate in a combined fashion regardless of whether it typically has combined or separate lighting. This means that the brake and turn signals sent by your RV to your towed car will be carried on a single wire. As a result, your car's brake lights will do the flashing for the turn signals. Your vehicle will still function as designed when not hooked up to your RV.


Note: If your RV operates on a 3-wire system - and it does not currently have a 4-way trailer connector installed - you may need to use a 3-to-2 wiring converter (RM-732 - sold separately).


If your towed vehicle normally operates on a 3-wire system and you want to retain that functionality, you can add on 2 additional Quick-Lock diodes (HM56306 - sold separately). If your RV operates on a 2-wire system, you will also need to use a 2-to-3 wiring converter (118158 - sold separately) to break out the separate tail light function.


Diode Wiring Diagram

Diode Wiring Diagram

Diode Wiring Diagram

Diode Wiring Diagram


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Hopkins Quick-Lock Diodes for Towed Vehicles - Qty 4 - HM56305

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

These diodes help prepare your towed car's lighting system to connect with your RV's to get the brake, tail, and turn signal lights required for towing. Just insert the wires into the diode boxes and snap them shut - no crimping or stripping.

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Everything I ordered was received sooner than expected. Service is exceptional. All personnel I spoke with are very knowledgeable about their products, highly recommend them! 699319



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Great diode kit. Did the trick 100%. 605828


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  • Are Extra Diodes Needed w/Trailermate Harness to Stop Back Feed to RV Wiring from 2012 Jeep Wrangler
  • The need for additional diodes with the Hopkins wiring kit # HM56200 depends on the braking system you are using, if any. If you are not using a braking system you would not need additional diodes. If you are using a braking system then unless it is a purely mechanical system like the Blue Ox Auto Stop systems you will need additional diodes. Diodes like part # RM-690 will run inline with the Hopkins harness to prevent back feed going to the RV wiring. In this case you will need three...
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