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 HM56106 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring - HM56106

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.



11156106 Hopkins Plug-In Simple Dinghy Towing Harness

Replaces 56106





This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2008 - 2012 Buick Enclave

2009 - 2012 Chevrolet Traverse

2008 - 2012 Chevrolet Malibu excluding LTZ



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Customer Reviews

Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles - HM56106

Average Customer Rating:  4.0 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.

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My backyard mechanic easily installed the HM56106 tail light wiring kit. Works great! 272929


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  • Available Tow Bar Wiring Kits for 2015 Chevrolet Traverse
  • Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles item # HM56106 fits the Chevy Traverse for model years 2009 through 2012. It does not fit your 2015 model year but the flat towing wiring kit options for your 2015 Traverse are shown on the linked page. These include bulb-and socket kits like # RM-152-LED, hardwired diode kits like # RM-15267 and magnetic light kits such as # TL21RK. The included article on tow bar wiring will give you the details on each type to help you decide...
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  • Can Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring be Used along with a T-One Harness on a 2010 Chevy Malibu
  • The Hopkins # HM56106 and the # 118450 can indeed be used together without conflict, but the only problem you might have is the limited amount of space available between the back of the tail light and the vehicle body. Some of your connections might need to be pushed through the grommet into the trunk interior in order to get the tail light assembly put back into place. The Hopkins flat towing wiring harness should be plugged into the rear of the taillight assembly, the # 118450 connected...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing System for 2010 Buick Enclave For Easy Install
  • For your 2010 Buick Enclave and your Blue Ox Alpha Towbar # BX7365, I recommend the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX1708. This is a custom fit that will work perfectly with your system. The tow bar comes with the safety cables needed, so then you will simply need a high-low adapter bar compatible with your system. I have attached an article to assist as well as linked the page to your options. Then I recommend the Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles...
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  • Base Plate and Tow Bar Recommendation for a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu
  • Of the base plate options that fit your 2011 Chevrolet Malibu I recommend the Roadmaster EZ base plate kit because the installation will be a little easier and will not require you to remove and reinstall the headlights. The EZ base plates are compatible with all Roadmaster tow bars. The Falcon 2 Tow Bar, # RM-520, is our most popular Roadmaster tow bar. Along with a base plate kit and tow bar, you need safety cables, tow bar wiring and a supplemental braking system to complete your...
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  • Flat Towing Lighting Solution for a 2012 Buick Enclave
  • The bulb and socket kit, # RM-155, does fit the 2012 Buick Enclave. Wire length could be an issue on any vehicle. It all depends on how the wires are routed under the vehicle. Normally, unless it is a truck, the wire length is more than enough. Bulb brightness can be affected by several factors including getting the proper voltage back from the RV. The bulbs that are used are automotive bulbs (incandescents) which are not as bright compared to LEDs. What I recommend is to use the custom...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu with a StowMaster Tow Bar
  • To flat tow your 2008 Chevy Malibu with a Roadmaster StowMaster tow bar, you will first want to add a set of base plates. Since you will be using a StowMaster tow bar, I recommend installing the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, # 523145-5. The Quick Disconnects, # RM-222, are required for the StowMaster tow bar to connect to the base plate. If your StowMaster tow bar does not have the vehicle side Quick Disconnects, then you will need those as well. I also recommend checking your owners manual...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2012 or 2013 Buick Enclave
  • According to the online version of the owner's manual for the 2012 and 2013 Buick Enclave, it can indeed be flat towed behind an RV with all 4 wheels on the ground. I highly recommend verifying this information in your copy of the manual as well as reading through any guidelines or restrictions when it comes to flat towing. In the owner's manual this section is listed under "Recreational Vehicle Towing". In order to tow your Buick Enclave you will need a base plate kit, a tow bar, safety...
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