Tail Light Isolating Diode System with Wiring Harness

Tail Light Isolating Diode System with Wiring Harness

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  • Diode Kit
  • Splices into Vehicle Wiring
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  • Tail Light Mount
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Allows motorhome or R.V. to power the lights on the towed vehicle without power feedback. Lowest Prices for the best tow bar wiring from Hopkins. Tail Light Isolating Diode System with Wiring Harness part number 38955 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring - 38955

Allows motorhome or R.V. to power the lights on the towed vehicle without power feedback.


Features:

  • Includes 4-pole flat trailer connector.
  • Max amperage per diode: 3 amps
  • Max voltage: 24 volts
  • Wire lead: 35' long
    • White ground wire measures 42" long.
  • Wire configuration:
    • Brown: Left and right side running lights
    • Green: Right side turn and brake lights
    • Yellow: Left side turn and brake lights
    • White: Ground


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Please note - 3 wire system on towed vehicle: If the towing vehicle has a 3 wire system, where the brake signal is sent along a separate wire from the turn signals, then a wiring converter (118158) and 2 additional diodes are needed to retain separate amber turn signals. If you only use this diode kit (38955), then the vehicle brake lights will function as brake and turn lights.




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38955 Tail Light Isolating Diode System with Wiring Harness







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




Video Transcript for Tail Light Isolating Diode System Demonstration

This part is for a vehicle to vehicle towing kit. What this basically does is, say you have an RV or motor home or pickup truck and youre going to towing another vehicle on all four wheels youre going to need this wiring harness to make the lights on the towed vehicle work with the towing vehicle. Well start by showing you the different components of this kit, its really pretty simple if you break it down. First the connection here is a traditional four pole flat. So you have your four basic signals, your ground, running lights, left turn and right turn. You also have plenty of harness to attach this on the towed vehicle. When you make your connections on the towed vehicle itself, you have to install these diodes here. At the point where you make your connections on your vehicle whether it be your left or right turn or the running light circuit you will have to install these diodes.

To give you a couple of quick notes about these, what happens is they do go in a specific direction in the wiring harness. to keep it simple basically the single prong here is listed as out, that goes onto the taillight itself out to the bulb. Then you get the two inputs here, one of the inputs is going to be the wire you just cut because youre going to splice this in between the two. It does not matter which one, the wire is going to come in one side and out the other. This other pin here is going to provide input from your trailer harness coming from the towing vehicle itself. So for instance you would take your green wire here and run it to the other open end and it will go out and power your taillight being towed down the road by the RV. As you can see theres 4 diodes and theres a reason for that. Theres going to be one for the left and right turns, and both turn signals are going to have there accompanying running lights. So youre going to need a diode for each of the running lights. Now weve opened up a small bag of parts which contains all the spade connectors needed to do the install. Basically what these are, you cut your wire that you need and you splice the wire back and expose about a quarter inch or so of it and these get crimped on. Be sure you have the right tool to do that with because it makes all the difference in the world with a tight connection and loose connection. Once you do that, it just slides onto the diode prong itself. You may also want to invest in some dielectric grease that will protect it and keep things out that would cause corrosion which would eventually cause an open circuit. As one final note you may want to take into account, if your towed vehicle has the same turn signal and brake light bulb, this kit is for you. If you have separate stop lights and turn signals, say for example your turn signals are amber that means theres going to be a different box to achieve that so you have your separate turn signals and stop lights still the same. That covers part # 38955.


Customer Reviews

Tail Light Isolating Diode System with Wiring Harness - 38955

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (138 Customer Reviews)

Allows motorhome or R.V. to power the lights on the towed vehicle without power feedback.

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It works great even after a year on the road. Easy to install.

Tracey W - 09/29/2018

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I was looking for something to add to my 2014 Equinox for tail/brake/t-signal lighting for towing behind my motorhome. This system worked perfectly , and couldn't have been easier to install. The hardest part was running the wiring from front to rear ( through frame rails and what-not ). Tail-lite hook-up was a breeze. There was plenty of wire to do the job also. Now the vehicle lites work as a trailer and does not interfere with the normal vehicle lite operation. 288894



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The weekend after receiving your Diode Kit, I went to work on my wife’s 2015 Trax. The hardest part of the whole project was running the harness from the engine compartment to the tail lights. The first thing I did was to attach the ground lead (white) to the negative terminal of the battery (it has a small bolt next to the main terminal for this purpose). After that, it was very easy to hook-up the diodes with the hardware included. The Trax actually has four separate lights, turn signal, brake, backup and running lights. I chose the light which had three wires going to it (red, green and black). One of the wires went to the running light filament, and one went to a brake light filament. The black wire was a ground, which I did not need. After the wiring was complete, this one light served as running, turn and brake. I secured them within the tail light assembly with duct tape and the project was finished. After connecting the trailer, everything worked perfectly. I’m very pleased with this product. Sandy Snowden, Katy, Tx. 176567



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Haven't installed the product yet- can't understand the instructions & diagram. When Hopkins having their products made in Mexico- it hurts US workers and hurts US consumers also ! I've purchased a product that I can't install, due to the vague instructions & diagram. I would appreciate it , if you would send me something that I can understand. JR 581796


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I see that you are installing this kit on a 2015 Kia Soul. I have a attached a video of an installation of a diode kit on a 2015 Kia Soul. The video is for a part number that includes a coiled cable but it is the same install for the hopkins part # 38955.

-- Heather A - 11/13/2018

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Service was great. Follow up on my order was very helpful and appreciated. The parts were received in time to get installed on the new vehicle for our up coming trip. Would recommend etrailer to all my friends. 640431



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Wired my Jeep for towing behind my motor home this product was great and easy to install. 634303



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Great product, no problems, works great, and good follow up 617116



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I wish they would have included a few extra terminals. Those things tend to break or get lost in the process, so a few more would have been nice. Instructions in the package were mostly useless, but there is plenty of documentation on the website listing. 596592



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Great product! We have towed our Jeep all over the country with no problems with this harness! I highly recommend this product! 592021



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The installation of these wires were straight forward and easy to complete. After 1 year of use the system is still working perfectly! Highly recommended product to enable towed vehicles turn and brake lights vice separate set of lights. Set up once and no further action required. 568368



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Quick delivery, great price Already installed and works great! 567244



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I installed the product on a 2012 Chev Cruze. Very easy to do and only took a couple of hours. Lights work as expected with no surprises. Would recommend to others. 565368



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Excellent customer service from etraile r! 528277



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1950 Spartan Royal Mansion. Thank you for your ongoing help and wide array of products!!! 501745



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Wiring and diodes are high quality. Diodes are marked for ease of installation and the supplied connectors work very well. Installation directions are easy to understand. 492475



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This is exactly what I need Quick and easy installation Thanks etrailer. 491295



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Exactly what I needed to hook up my tow lights on my we 2001 jeep grand Cherokee limited. This kit makes it fast and easy. 483052


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Still working great

Tim - 03/09/2019

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Exactly what I needed. 461664



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Had what was needed in stock and parts arrived as requested. 432537



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Excellent product and price 426290



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Great product. Very good to deal with. I give them 6 stars. 417743



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It was delivered quickly, even with the cheap option. Looking forward to hooking it up 398880



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Diodes work as expected. Pretty basic for the do it yourselfer. Hardest part is tracking down the best place to tap into wire harness. 396775



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Good product just what I wanted 388471



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Bought this to wire my 1994 Jeep YJ and it worked perfect. No more stringing tow lights YEA!!!!!!!!!!! 381743



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My experience with etrailer was great. From the beginning giving my order to Delisa, whom was cordial, comical and extremely helpful right on thru the shipping. Everything went as Delisa said it would, smoothly. The installation was easy after I got my RV lights corrected but that is not etrailers fault. The wiring I bought for my truck was perfect. I recommend etrailer.com to everyone and a big THANK YOU to DELISA.....Ron Waldo 343574



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Ordered on line price was good, delivery was quick, install went great thanks to YouTube video (2011 Equinox). Have towed it approximately 2000 miles using road master falcon 2 tow bar, and all parts are working well. 344216



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Just what I needed... good price and fast shipping 340959



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This towed car wiring kit is excellent for the do-it-yourself RV owner in that it includes everything required to wire the rear lights yourself. It is reasonably priced and made up of high quality components. I strongly recommend etrailer for all of your tow bar, bracket, wiring and accessory purchases. They are responsive, knowledgeable, and carry everything you should need. 335893



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Easy to install Nice 332760



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I have gotten several products for your company and have been extremely happy with everything. In the future if I need anything I would definitely make more purchases and your customer service is excellent. 324912



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Got my tail light kit, very pleased with the quality. Install was easy because everything you need is provided, except tools, works great! Price was also the cheapest I found on line. 311566



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excellent kit , as always etrailer was a pleasure to deal with 301650



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Thank you 295343



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Works great and wonderful instruction v ideo 289448



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all looks fine have not Installed yet 289024



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Excellent service and got exactly what I ordered. Excellent company to do business with. Thanks to all at etrailer!!! 278271



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Simple to install and has been working great for the year since it been installed 274786



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Fast service, wiring kit is as advertis ed. 271676



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Simple install for my Jeep with plenty of extra wiring. Excellent videos on web site. 261697



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Checked out the package and it is all there and packaged nicely. Received it very quickly and appears to be as advertised. Haven't installed it yet, but will get a round to it soon. 237824


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I installed the tow bar and then the lighting package and all worked fiine. We have used it a lot and disconnect every tiime we stop and park. Noticed recently that the connectors were getting a little worn as could be expected. Will just order a connector and splice it in. Overall, this is a good product and easy to install.

Marshall J - 02/14/2017

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exactly what I wanted. shipped and arrived quickly. wonderful service. I would recommend customers to purchase from this company. I am a happy man 237015


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excellent

jim p - 02/04/2017

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I am setting up my pick up to pull behind my motorhome. Etrailer was very helpful. I purchased what I needed and the product arrived fast. 229761



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Perfect product for wiring our Miata as a toad for the RV 220698


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No problems at all, still working great

G.B. - 08/20/2016

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This Is the basic toad wiring kit that will allow you to use the toad's taillights in conjunction with your motorhome. It comes with a "Four Flat" plug but can cut and attatched to any plug you need. Complexity of installation depends on your toad. My Jeep Wrangler was easy to wire. My Subaru Impreza was far more difficult do to its design. 218291



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I am a returning customer and have this same product installed but I bought this for a friend trying to help him set up a toad for running behind his motorhome. Highly recommend; always fast and efficient 216969



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Excellent 215579



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As expected, fast shipping. 215428



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This is the second time I've purchased this product. Very good deal. It is supported with plenty of videos and instructions for installation. If I get another dingy vehicle, I'll buy it again. 214038



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Plenty of quality wire for proper routing/installation. Four quality diodes. Fast shipping. 209569


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  • Yes, the Roadmaster Classic Base Plate Kit, part # 1003-1 is the correct base plate kit for your 1987 Suzuki Samurai. The Roadmaster Tow Bar Adapter, part # RM-032, that you selected will allow you to use your Demco Excali-Bar Tow Bar. For lighting or wiring, you could use the item you referenced, Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring, part # 38955. If you will not be towing your Suzuki often, you could just go with the Magnetic Towing Light Kit, part # C-ATL20A, and connect to the vehicle each time...
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  • Is Hardware Included in Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit # 521190-1 to Connect to a Quick Disconnect
  • The Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, part # 521190-1, does not include the RoadMaster Quick Disconnects, part # RM-222. These car side quick disconnects will bolt to the EZ base plates on your 2011 Honda Fit and allow the crossbar from your Falcon 2 tow bar to be connected. The quick disconnects come with the mounting hardware, it is not sold separately. I also have the quick disconnects for the tow bar side, part # RM-221. These are the quick disconnects that attach to the crossbar of...
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