Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles

Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles

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  • Wiring Harness
  • Plugs into Vehicle Wiring
  • Hopkins
  • Tail Light Mount
  • Custom
Wire your vehicle and get the signal lights required for flat towing without having to splice into your wiring with this custom, plug-in harness. Integrated diodes prevent feedback from RV for safe operation. Lowest Prices for the best tow bar wiring from Hopkins. Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles part number HM56005 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring - HM56005

Wire your vehicle and get the signal lights required for flat towing without having to splice into your wiring with this custom, plug-in harness. Integrated diodes prevent feedback from RV for safe operation.


Features:

  • Lets you wire your vehicle to accept your RV's tail, brake, and turn signal lights for flat towing
    • Provides 4-way flat plug at front of towed car to connect to motor home
  • Plugs in quickly and easily - no cutting or splicing of wires
    • Connection points are located behind your vehicle's tail lights
  • Prevents electrical feedback to safeguard towed car's electrical system
    • Weatherproof box keeps built-in diodes protected
  • Won't interfere with electrical system when towed car is not hooked up to RV
  • Custom designed for your vehicle
  • Includes wiring harness, mounting bracket, and installation hardware
    • Extension loop for connecting towed car to RV is sold separately
    • Brake light relay (RM-88400 - sold separately) may be required if used with supplemental braking system
  • 90-Day warranty


Wiring Your Towed Car with Hopkins

Wiring your car for flat towing has never been easier. No more testing wires or splicing into your electrical system. No need to painstakingly position multiple diodes beneath your vehicle. No worries about voiding your warranty. With this custom-fit towed vehicle wiring kit from Hopkins, all you have to do is plug the harness into your vehicle's existing wiring, which is located behind your car's tail light assemblies. No cutting, tapping, or splicing is required.


After plugging in the wiring harness, use the included bracket to mount the 4-way flat connector at the front of your towed car. An extension loop (sold separately) is required to connect your towed car to your RV.


Do You Need a Brake Light Relay?

Because your vehicle has a combined lighting system - wherein the brake signals and the turn signals are carried on a single wire - a brake light relay (RM-88400 - sold separately) may be required if you use a supplemental braking system with your towing setup. A supplemental braking system depresses the brake pedal in your towed car every time you apply the brakes in your RV. So, if your towed car's brake lights illuminate when the brake pedal is pressed and the engine is off - as is the case when towing - then you need to install a relay to ensure that the lights on your towed car always act in accordance with the signals sent by your RV via the wiring harness. Without a relay, the brake signal from your towed car will override the turn signal sent by your RV when you slow down to make turns, creating a potential hazard.



11156005 Hopkins Plug-In Simple Dinghy Towing Harness

Replaces 56005





This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2003 - 2005 Lincoln Aviator

2002 - 2002 Lincoln Blackwood

1994 - 1994 Lincoln Continental

2000 - 2008 Ford F-150

2006 - 2008 Lincoln Mark LT



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Customer Reviews

Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles - HM56005

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

Wire your vehicle and get the signal lights required for flat towing without having to splice into your wiring with this custom, plug-in harness. Integrated diodes prevent feedback from RV for safe operation.

- HM56005
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2007 Lincoln Mark LT

Great product, easy instructions fantastic service. 274713


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  • Flat Towing Setup Recommendation for a 2014 Ford F-150 STX-4x4
  • I checked with Roadmaster and the part # 495-1A that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2014 Ford F-150 STX so it would work well for you. The InvisiBrake part # RM-8700 that you referenced has also been confirmed to fit your vehicle. There is a Hopkins wiring harness that will fit your vehicle, but the # HM56005 that you referenced would not fit your truck. Instead you would want the # HM56000. The Falcon Tow Bar part # RM-522 that you already have would work great...
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  • Towed Vehicle Has No Brake Lights On After Replacing Damaged Connector On Motorhome
  • The first thing I recommend is to use a circuit tester like part # 40376 and test all of the pins on the connector at the back of your motorhome. I do not think replacing the diode is going to be the issue, or you would have had issues with the turn signals as well. If you have the ground attached to a clean, bare metal surface and do not have a current showing on the brake circuit, the harness may need to be replaced. If you show current at the connector, the problem lies either...
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  • Equipment and Modification Needed to Flat Tow 2000 Ford F150 Behind RV
  • According to my research, your 2000 Ford F150 would require a driveshaft disconnect in order to be flat towed without damaging the transmission. Once a driveshaft disconnect has been installed, you'd need a base plate kit, a tow bar, safety cables, an electrical connection to power the vehicle's taillights and a supplemental braking system. I really like the Blue Ox base plate/towbar systems. They are very well thought out, and I find their base plates to be easier to use. For a...
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  • Recommended Complete Flat Tow System For 2004 Ford F-150
  • To use the factory plug ins of your 2004 Ford F-150 found behind the tail lights of your truck, I recommend the Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles # HM56005. This will give you a 4-way flat connector at the front of your truck. For the rest of your flat towing system, I recommend the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 495-3A which I suggest installing using Loctite Threadlocker # LT37420. For your tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster BlackHawk 2...
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  • Can 2007 Ford F-150 Be Flat-Towed With Electric Winch Installed
  • When installing base plates on your 2007 F-150 the base plates will be installed in the location where the tow hooks are and the tow hooks will be permanently removed. I was unable to determine how the Winch support you have on your truck is mounted but you can look at the attached installation instruction for the base plates to see if there will be an issue with both installed. The base plate kit I recommend for your F-150 is part # BX2169. For a tow bar I recommend the Blue Ox...
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