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Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring Kit - 4 Diodes

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  • Diode Kit
  • Splices into Vehicle Wiring
  • Blue Ox
  • Universal
  • Tail Light Mount
Connect your towed vehicle's lighting system to your RV's to get the brake lights required for towing. Lowest Prices for the best tow bar wiring from Blue Ox. Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring Kit - 4 Diodes part number BX8848 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.



Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring - BX8848

Connect your towed vehicle's lighting system to your RV's to get the brake lights required for towing.


Features:

  • Connects RV's tail, brake and turn signal lights to towed vehicle's light system
  • Includes 26' long, 4-wire harness; 4 diodes; ground wire; and detailed instructions
    • Diodes prevent electrical feedback and the damage it can cause to your towed car's electrical components
  • Made in the USA
  • 1-Year warranty


BX8848 Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring Kit - 4 Diodes



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Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring Kit - 4 Diodes


Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring Kit - 4 Diodes
Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring

10 reviews

Code: BX8848

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Retail:$80.00

Our Price: $71.95


  • Tow Bar Wiring
  • Splices into Vehicle Wiring
  • Diode Kit
  • Universal
  • Tail Light Mount
  • Blue Ox


Connect your towed vehicle's lighting system to your RV's to get the brake lights required for towing.

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Video Transcript for Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring BX8848 Review

Today we're going to review part number BX8848. This is the Blue Ox tow bar diode wiring kit. This diode kit will allow you to use your vehicle's tail lights and wiring system while preventing feedback from the RV. It connects your RV's tail brake and turn signal lights to the towed vehicle's lighting system. Includes everything shown here on the table. Include 26 feet long, 4 wire harness, the 4 diodes that are needed, a length of white ground wire, a couple lengths of green and brown wire, and some connectors here, and a nice set of detailed instructions that show you how to install it.

This part is made in the USA, and that should do it for the review on part number BX8848. This is the Blue Ox tow bar diode wiring kit.


Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring Kit - 4 Diodes - BX8848

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

Connect your towed vehicle's lighting system to your RV's to get the brake lights required for towing.

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by: Jim05/08/2017


As always you sent me another great product for my RV it's always so easy with the instructions that are provided with your products and the quality is always top notch I really needed this to wire my TJ Sahara jeep for a tow dingy to drag around behind our motor home I was worried that wiring the brake lights, etc. the same as a trailer would have a detrimental effect on the jeeps wiring its nice to know that just looking it up on your website gave me all the info I needed and a choice of products Thank you Jim M Oregon 378020



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by: Keith11/01/2017


Ordered on Saturday and received on the following Tuesday. Packaging and labeling was in great shape. Just waiting for my vehicle to arrive so I can install the equipment. I will order from etrailer again. 447971



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by: Jerry W12/17/2014


Product exactly as described; great price and quick shipping. Enjoy doing business with etrailer.com 165882



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by: Ed. B11/04/2014


It hasen't been installed yet, but I haved used this item in the past and it worked well. 159190



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by: Stanley Tim M.08/08/2016


I'm completely satisfied. It works the way it was advertised. 281491



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by: Tom M10/08/2017


Quality products at good prices delivered on time. 440722



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by: David04/16/2011


All parts and pieces there. Installed fine. 11852



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by: John07/31/2015


Fast shipping and great service. 215853



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by: Sam12/23/2014


Great web site, Great service 166707



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by: H.B.09/19/2017


Easy install 434020


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  • Can the Honda Fit Be Flat Towed Behind a Motorhome
  • The information that we have is that the Honda Fit Automatic is towable as is for the 2007 to 2011 model years. If you have a 2012 model or If you would like to let me know the year of your Honda Fit, I would be glad to check to see if it is towable or not, or you can check your vehicle owners manual to determine the towability and pre tow procedures for your specific vehicle. Honda vehicles have special procedures for towing so you should check your owners manual. The items needed to...
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  • Parts Needed to Safely Flat Tow a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado
  • You will need to check your owners manual or with the Chevrolet dealer to see if your 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 can be flat towed. Some vehicles must be equipped with a transmission lube pump, an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect or free-wheeling hubs before they can be towed. If the correct procedure is not followed it will cause severe damage to the transmission. If you will be able to flat tow your vehicle, you will need a tow bar, base plate kit, safety cables, wiring, and...
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  • What is the Correct Diode Kit to Flat Tow a 2007 GMC Sierra 1500 New Body Style
  • I show that for a 2007 GMC Sierra 1500 new body style, you will need to use the Roadmaster 4-diode kit, # RM-154. Your truck has a 2 wire system (combined brake and turn circuit) so additional diodes are not needed. There are diagrams on the product page, below the description, for wiring the diodes, and I have also included the pictures here. If the towing vehicle has a combined brake and turn circuit, you will use the first diagram. If the towing vehicle has separate brake and turn...
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  • Recommended Components For Flat-Towing 2013 Hyundai Elantra With Motorhome
  • To flat-tow your Hyundai Elantra behind your motorhome you will need 5 items. You will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting for the Elantra, and most states now require a supplemental brake system. If your Elantra is not a GT the Blue Ox base plates, part # BX2331 would work well. The tow bar that would also work well is the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar, part # BX7365. This tow bar is designed with a motor home mount and will work well with the BX2331 base plates. This tow bar...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Wiring Solution for 2016 Ford Edge
  • Blue Ox tells me that they don't offer a diode kit for the 2016 Ford Edge, because of the multiplex wiring system the taillight system uses. A multiplex system would use one wire to carry several circuits, but the signal for each function (running lamp, turn signal, brake lamp, etc) is sent as a different pulse. I'm told that they've been working on a wiring solution, but haven't arrived at one yet. Since the diode kits offered by Roadmaster operate on the same principle as those from...
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  • Blue Ox Tow Bar 4 Diode Kit Installation Details and Troubleshooting for a 2005 Honda CR-V #8848
  • I have linked a video of a very similar product that is being installed on a similar vehicle to yours. Even though the product and the vehicle are different from yours the process of installation is the same. To begin you will need to route the wiring to the rear of the vehicle, this can be done in the internally or externally. If you do route the wiring underneath you Honda CR-V make sure that you avoid moving and heat producing components such as the suspension and the exhaust. Once...
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  • Base Plates, Tow Bar and Accessories to Flat Tow 2009 Smart ForTwo Passion
  • According to Blue Ox, there will be trimming and drilling required to install the Blue Ox base plate kit # BX1987 on your 2009 Smart fortwo Passion. Your ability to install the base plates will depend on your mechanical ability. Blue Ox rates the difficulty of install as a 4 out of 10. I will send you a copy of the install instructions in a separate email. You can examine them to see if the install is something you would feel comfortable taking on. I would recommend the Blue Ox Avail,...
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  • How to Install a Diode Kit on a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude
  • LED lights draw much less power than regular bulbs so if you are using a test light, such as # 3808, there might not be enough draw to light up the test light. Using a meter such as # BTMT15 would allow you to test at lower levels of power. I have actually linked a video to the right for a different diode kit that installs in the same way as # BX8848. The video is on a 2014 Jeep Cherokee and it will explain how to install diodes on the vehicle.
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  • Would the Blue Ox Kargard II Fit a 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with Blue Ox Base Plate
  • The Blue Ox base plate kit you would have installed on your 2015 Jeep Cherokee would be the part # BX1136, the part # BX8848 is a diode wiring kit. I checked with Blue Ox and the Kargard II isn't compatible with the # BX1136 on your Jeep unless you went and installed an extended shank on your tow bar. Since I don't know what tow bar you have I can't recommend what you need. The Kargard part # BX8870 is compatible with your setup as-is and would not require the use of a extension piece...
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  • Diode Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation Video for a 2014 Jeep Cherokee
  • Yes, the Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Harness part # RM-154 would install in the exact same way as the Blue Ox Wiring Kit part # BX8848 that you have, so the video you referenced that I attached to the right would work as a guide.
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  • Light Kit Wiring Harness to Flat Tow a 2002 Nissan Xterra Behind a Motor Home
  • Before doing any cutting and splicing of the vehicle tail light wiring, you should remove the negative battery cable from the battery to avoid causing errors. There are several lighting kits available for your Nissan Xterra and I have included a link to them for you. If you want to avoid cutting the vehicle wiring altogether then use a bulb and socket kit like # RM-155, or a magnetic light kit such as C-ATL20A. be sure to consult the Xterra owners manual to determine if the vehicle...
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  • Diode Wiring Kit Recommendation for a 2007 Chevy HHR
  • For your 2007 Chevy HHR you would need a diode kit that has a total of 4 diodes. I would recommend you get a Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring Kit - 4 Diodes, part # BX8848. I attached installation instructions for installing a diode kit onto a vehicle with a combined tail light assembly like what you have on your 2007 Chevy HHR below, as well as a tow bar wiring FAQ article below for you to check out.
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  • Base Plates and Lighting Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Ford F-150 XLT EcoBoost with Blue Ox Tow Bar
  • For your 2014 Ford F-150 XLT with EcoBoost Blue Ox base plates # BX2671 are the correct base plates. Once installed the brackets will be 18 inches apart on center. This means the base plates are compatible with the following tow bars: Aladdin, # BX4325 Alpha, # BX7365 Allure, # BX7460P I have included a link to the installation details for the base plates so you can determine if it is something you can tackle yourself. For a light kit that plugs into a 6-Way we have # SPL30B-6....
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  • How Long Does it Take to Install 4-Diode Tow Bar Wiring Kit on a 2014 Jeep Cherokee
  • The trickiest part of installing a diode kit such as # BX8848 is locating and testing the tail light wires and then routing all the wiring. The actual wiring connections shouldn't take long. Assuming you can access the tail light wiring easily and just zip tie the wires under the vehicle from the front to the back installation might take as little as 2 hours if everything goes smoothly. I have included a link to a video showing installation of a similar diode kit on a 2014 Cherokee for you.
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  • Recommended Wiring Kit and Other Parts to Flat Tow a 2005 Jeep Wrangler
  • Instead of using the # BX8848 wiring kit and adding a connector and umbilical cord between the Wrangler and RV I would use the # RM-15267 kit which includes everything. It will make the installation much easier and have a cleaner look once installed. I've attached an installation video on a 2007 Wrangler Unlimited which will be very similar process to yours. In reference to your other choices, the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7365 is an excellent choice and includes the safety cables....
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  • Why is RoadMaster Tail Light Wiring Kit # RM-155 Not Recommended For a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu LT
  • Neither one of our manufacturers, RoadMaster or Blue Ox, recommend to use the bulb and socket type of lighting when flat towing a 2011 Chevrolet Mailbu LT. Usually it is because of limited space in the taillight housing that does not allow the bulb and socket to fit properly. We go by what the manufacturers recommend, since they have already done a test fit on the vehicle. The RoadMaster Diode Wiring Kit, part # RM-154, or the Blue Ox Wiring Kit, part # BX8848 is recommended for your...
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  • New Tow Bar and Baseplate For Towing a 2007 Jeep Wrangler with a 2009 Tundra and Fleetwood Motorhome
  • To set up your 2007 Jeep Wrangler to be towed by both your 2007 Toyota Tundra and 2009 Fleetwood Pulse motorhome, you will only need one system for the Jeep which includes a tow bar, base plate kit, safety cables, and a supplemental braking system. You may be required to have additional wiring for each towing vehicle depending on the supplemental braking system you choose, but the one I will recommend does not require additional parts. I have provided a link to information on towing your...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 Smart Fortwo Pure
  • All of the parts you mentioned are compatible for your 2015 Smart fortwo. Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar - Motor Home Mount - 6,500 lbs - BX7365 Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX1987 Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring Kit - 4 Diodes - BX8848 I am not a huge fan of the AutoStop braking systems so I would recommend you go with a Blue OX Patriot part # BRK2012 instead. The easiest system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot # BRK2016, that applies the vehicle brakes in proportion to how...
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  • Tow Bar Wiring to Flat Tow a 2014 Ford Focus Behind a Motor Home
  • Depending on whether the 2015 Coachmen Mirada has a trailer connector, type of connector, or no connector at all is going to determine what type of tow bar wiring you can use. If it has a trailer connector already then the turn signals and brake lights are already combined on the same circuit so it would not matter that the RV has amber turn signals. If it did not have any sort of trailer connector and something had to be hardwired in then the amber turn signals would be a factor in...
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  • Does Blue Ox Make Tow Bar Base Plates for the 2013 Nissan Sentra Sedan
  • Blue Ox does now offer a base plate kit for the 2013 Nissan Sentra Sedan. This kit, part # BX1849, fits the Sentra S, SV, SR and SL models. Installation requires temporary removal and trimming of the bumper fascia, minor drilling and temporary removal of the headlights. This baseplate has non-24" spaced attachment tabs. This requires either a motorhome-mounted tow bar or an adapter to utilize a car mounted tow bar. If you need tow bar wiring you can use part # BX8848. I have...
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  • Does a Trailer Connector Come with the Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring Kit part # BX8848
  • You will need to provide the connector needed to connect the Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring Kit # BX8848 to your tow vehicle. The reason one is not included is so that you can match this kit to what you have on your vehicle. Typically people run a 4-way flat like the part # 18004 or a 4-way round like part # PK11409. I attached an FAQ on how to install this type of wiring kit in a vehicle like yours for you to check out as well.
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  • Hazards Turn on 2012 Ford Explorer When Headlights on RV are Turned on
  • It sounds like your ground could be the problem in this situation. The Ground wire on the Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring Kit # BX8848 needs to be run to a main Ground or installed directly to a clean, bare metal surface on the chassis of your 2012 Ford Explorer. If you ran the white Ground wire from your 4-Way to the tail lights then you could possibly be getting some residual signal which could be causing your hazard lights to flash. Go ahead and disconnect the Ground wire and Ground it to...
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  • Will the Blue Ox Diode Kit 8848 Fit a 2013 Ford C-Max
  • Yes, for your 2013 Ford C-Max the Blue Ox Tow Bar lighting kit part # BX8848 has been confirmed as a fit. I attached a link to the install instructions plus a link to a help article page on installing kits like this.
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  • 4-Way Harness Recommendation for Converting Separate Trailer Wiring to Combined
  • What you have on your RV is very common. There are several vehicles/RVs that have separate turn signals from brake lights so they require a converter like the part # C59496. This kit will give you a combined circuit 4-way once installed on your RV.
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