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Roadmaster Single Park Light Diode

Roadmaster Single Park Light Diode

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Electrical damage can occur to the towed vehicle if its headlights are turned on while still connected to the motorhome. The Park Light Diode from Roadmaster will stop any interaction between the two park light systems, preventing electrical feedback and electrical damage.

  • Maximum load is 85 amps at 12 volts per diode
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690 Roadmaster Single Park Light Diode





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




Video Transcript for Roadmaster Single Park Light Diode Installation - 2003 Jeep Wrangler

Today on this 2003 Jeep Wrangler, we're going to install part number RM-690. This is the Roadmaster Single Park Light Diode. The idea behind these diodes is to prevent any backfeed from the towed vehicle going up to the RV. Typically this is used on the running light circuit where the power from the towed vehicle will backfeed up into the RV. Now we're actually going to use it for a little bit different application. In this situation, our Jeep has a after-market supplemental braking system installed and it provides backfeed in that fashion. We need to install two diodes to prevent backfeed going up to the RV and we'll show you the problem at the front of our Jeep here. With our Jeep in tow mode running behind the RV, we'll go ahead and check with the brake pedal being pushed down.

Okay, we've got backfeed from the brake pedal, so we're going to go ahead and add the two diodes to our left turn and right turn circuits to prevent the backfeed going up to the RV. With this part number, you get the diode and two terminals for the ends. This basically works like a one-way valve. You get power coming in and then power coming out. Now, we're going to install this on the section of the towed vehicle wiring harness which means where our supplemental braking system attaches to this wire harness and then out to the tail lights where the diodes are out there. What we're going to do is split our wires up.

I'm going to make a long section. I'm going to spread it apart. We'll go ahead and cut our yellow wire here, strip back the ends just about a quarter inch or so. Now we'll go ahead and we'll temporarily put in our diode. We want our input from the RV only going out to our towed vehicle so I'll put the input towards the front. That other tab goes to the wires out back. We'll just leave this alone for now.

We'll permanently attach them as one of our last steps. Now we'll do the same thing on our green wire which will be our left turn signal and brake. These terminal ends are pretty tight so we may have to use a pair of needle-nosed pliers or wire strippers to help pull them apart. Okay, we've got them temporarily in place. We'll go ahead and try it out. Now we start off, when we push the brake pedal when the vehicle is in tow mode when it's activated by the supplemental braking system, we had power to these two poles which we did not need.

Now with our diodes in place, we'll go ahead and try it again by activating the brakes, and we have nothing, which is exactly what we want. Once we verify it's working the way we need it to, we can go ahead and secure our diodes. Before we secure our diodes, this is underneath the vehicle. We're going to encase the whole thing with some electrical tape and then we're going to go ahead and zip tie it to the side of our frame. Also on the back side of it, it has some adhesive on the back too so if you put this on the inside of the vehicle, you can simply attach it to the sheet metal on the inside and not worry about it. If you test this and find out that it's still not working right, all you got to do is just flip the diodes around and then try it again. We'll go ahead and zip tie our wires to the frame, and you definitely want some extra long zip ties for this or you can double stack a couple of zip ties too. With everything bundled up, that'll finish it for our install of part number RM-690 from Roadmaster, the Single Park Light Diode on our 2003 Jeep Wrangler. .


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Single Park Light Diode - RM-690

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (70 Customer Reviews)


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Product works great to keep taillights from feeding to reverse lights and vice versa



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My application is a little different. I had used a relay to feed battery voltage directly to the ignition coil on my 65 Corvair. The alternator warning light back fed from the battery causing the engine to keep running with the key off. I installed the diode in the line to the warning light. Problem solved. Great product. Easy to install and works as described.



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Works as described. I used it in the charge line from the motorhome to the towed vehicle battery (2012 CR-V, diode in from charge line, diode out to CR-V battery).


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It still works as intended with no problems.
John F - 09/09/2020


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Used this in conjunction with a 12V charge line from my Class A motorhome to the battery in my Jeep to provide charge to battery when towing and using BrakeBuddy. Prevents backflow discharge when stopped. Also put in fuse at front of coach and fuse at Jeep battery as protection for 12V system in case of chaffed wire or grounding.


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Towed that Jeep to several places last year. Still works just like its supposed to.
Greg S - 10/09/2018



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Not much to say - works as it should and easy install.



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I bought 3 diodes for my 09 Saturn that was back feeding to my RV. This took care of the problem. Easy is it to install and peace of mind that I won't have a problem now . Had I known I didn't hade diodes on my wiring harness I would install them at the same time .but buyer beware on buying other people's products not for E trailer .


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Its been one year now and a diodes are still doing their job
Craigc - 11/14/2016



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Very fast and easy transition. My order was delivered quickly and on delivered on time. This is my first purchase from etrailer, and I plan to buy from them again. The product will be used in the 12 volt output of a Motorhome trailer connector to feed a tow vehicle. The diode is rated at 85 amps which covers any need I might have. The construction of the diode is first rate.


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Product is still working fine without any problems
CBTraveler - 12/19/2017



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Diodes worked as expected, no complaints whatsoever.



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I got this to isolate my emergency brake disconnect battery from the main trailer battery. I would have preferred if the included wire crimps were the heat shrink type. Shipping took forever and was not trackable. Otherwise, this was a super easy product to install. Thank you etrailer for making it easy!



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Works exactly as should fast service.



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Pretty basic item here, it prevents current from going back and forth. And it does just that! Worked perfect for my situation on the living quarters gooseneck horse trailer. I had installed a new battery breakaway system that charges the battery when the trailer is plugged in to the truck. However in my case, when the trailer wasn't plugged into the truck, I was getting current back through the wiring harness from the house batteries that was charging the breakaway battery. Not good as over a short time period it would have drained the house batteries. This little item prevents that from happening. Thanks Guys!



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Didn't know I needed this to wire my 7 pin connector for trailer brakes. My neighbor told me I would need it so I ordered it. It works great. I suggest you mention it when someone orders a 7 pin wiring harness for a newer car.



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Product serves my application. Wanted to be sure that the break away emergency battery power on trailer brakes, when activated, would not back feed to my truck and damage factory brake controller. Installed in 7 conductor cable between truck and trailer. Under test it works fine. Hope I never need it on the road. Recommend it for protection from back feed voltage. Could be used in any DC voltage system when the flow of current must be controlled or protected.



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Great 'insurance' policy for any towed vehicle. It never fails... you get to your destination, you are tired, you jump in your towed vehicle and turn on the lights. Too late! The damage is done. If you haven't turned of the lights of your coach and your towed is hard wired to use it's own lighting as 'trailer' lighting, you NEED THIS DIODE. A breeze to install and a cheap failsafe .



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The road master diode worked perfect I used it as a battery isolater between my trailer winch battery and my trailer brake battery so when I would use the electric winch it doesn't drain my trailer brake battery with combination with a isolater switch so long u wire it correctly it works perfect.



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Does what it's supposed to do. My warning lights do not come on anymore. That being said, it should be included or recommended for the Tekonsha brake controller system. I guess all vehicles don't have that problem, but why take the chance. I have a 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.



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I had been looked for a towed vehicle lighting solution for a while and ran across this item on the etrailer web site. This is an easy to use product that is also economical. Installation was exactly as the package described - simple. Etrailer alsways has great prices and fast service. I've used them for all of my trailer parts needs for 5 years and will continue to be a customer.



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I wasn't using it for trailering or anything, I was actually wiring up cooling fans on my mustang, worked either way though so I'm happy



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I have a Class A Rv and it has a hydraulic pump on the brake lite switch. I was getting a back feed from the running light back to the pump. I installed this diode and it stopped the back feed. Works great and fast shipping from Etrailer. Thank you Ashley E. for all your help. I couldn't figure out what would solve this problem.



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This diode done extremely well for my application. Used it on my box trailer. Made it where when I go to back up the strobe lights com on with the back up lights and horn and the horn or the back up lights will come on when I use the switch for the strobes



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Installed the diode in-line coming off my brake wire to my tail lights to my third brake light on my 1941 hot rod. It keeps the turn signals, and running lights from ''feeding into '' my third brake light bar in my back window. Very easy to install. I ordered two just because they are so handy to have around the shop.



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Works great



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This product works exactly as desired. The packaging is excellent, and it did the trick. I'd definitely recommend it to prevent backfeeding. I'm very happy with etrailer, their selection of products, pricing, and their information. They truly differentiate themselves with the value add, yet keep the cost competitive. Way to do business!


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One year later its still working as good as new! very happy with this product.
John O - 04/25/2018



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I can now charge the battery on my trailer with hot wire in the pig tail and not back feed to the truck when it's shut off. The trailer ABS isn't powered when the truck is off now, only when the key is on. If you haven't used a diode before, it's like check a valve, power can flow in one direction only.



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Works great


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