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Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles

Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles

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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 HM56208 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring - HM56208

  • Wiring Harness
  • Plugs into Vehicle Wiring
  • Hopkins
  • Custom
  • Tail Light Mount

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.



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Video of Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles

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




Video Transcript for Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2017 Jeep Cherokee

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Jeep Cherokee, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Hopkins custom taillight wiring kit for towed vehicles, part number HM56208. So here's what our wiring looks like once we have it installed. Do want to mention we chose to put a different style connector in the four pole flat, which is sold separately. What this is going to allow us to do is it's going to allow us to accept our RV's taillight signals, brake and turn signals and use them in conjunction with our vehicles taillights without having to worry about putting the magnetic lights on our vehicle.What you're really going to like about our wiring is that it's a custom fit for our vehicle, so we're not going to have to cut or splice into our factory wiring it's going to be a simple plug and play installation with a couple T connectors that are going to go in behind our taillights. As well as having a diode pack that's going to protect our vehicles wiring in case of any problems that may arise or a short circuits from the motor home. Now that we've gone over some of the features and seen what it looks like, show you how to get it installed.To begin our installation, we're going to open up our hatch.

We're going to need to remove our taillights, in order to do that we're going to have to fasteners that we're going to need to remove. I'm going to be using a T30 torx bit to pull those out. Once we have those removed, you're going to want to grab the taillight, give it a little bit of a wiggle but not too much side to side action because there are some alignment pins you don't want to break. And you're going to want to try to pull straight back to release those tabs.Our electrical connector here's going to have a small tab on top, just going to want to push that in and it'll pull right out. We can set the taillight aside so it won't get damaged.

We'll do the same thing on the other side of our vehicle. So since we're starting on the drivers side, we're going to want to find the connector that has the brown and yellow wire and the blue and red wire. Now this is going to be getting attached to our connector here. But before we attach that we're going to take our four pole wire and the rest of our wiring harness and we're going to feed it down through the body and the fender here, until we can reach it at the bottom and start pulling all the excess slack out.To make it easier on yourself, you might want to do one wire at a time so they don't get bundled up and get knotted up and cause anymore issues. All the slack out and once we have our four pole wiring down, we're going to find the connector that has the green and brown and the orange and purple wire and we're going to feed that down as well because that's going to go over to our passenger side.So we should have all of our wires down except our T connector with the yellow and brown and our converter box right here.

You'll notice that our connectors are going to match up, so we're just going to take the female end, plug it into the male end. Make sure it locks into place and then the female end is going to plug into our taillight once we're ready to plug it back in. Now on either side of our converter box, it's going to be a small tab. I'm going to take a couple zip ties, I'm going to go around the factory wiring here. And bundle up all my excess wires to help clean it up a little bit.Loop back around go through the other tab on my converter box and secure it to the wiring against the body.

That way it'll be out the way and also won't be rattling around when we're driving down the road. Now with everything secure over here on the drivers side, we can go ahead and take out taillight, plug it back in and resecure our taillight back to the vehicle.Now we're going to need to route our T connector wire over to the passenger side and to help us get through the bumper here, while still avoiding the exhaust and all the heat sources. I'm going to take a piece of air line tube that I had lying around and if you don't have one, you can use a coat hanger, pretty much anything that's going to keep its structure when you start pushing and pulling. You want to go around the exhaust, just over the top and go through the center of our bumper area here til we come out on the other side.Once we have it through to the other side, just going to take some electrical tape and tape my T connector to the end of my pull wire, so I don't have to worry about losing it inside the bumper there. We can start pulling our pull wire out and bring in a T connector over to the passenger side. And want to pull all that slack out, make sure it didn't get bunched up.Now I'm actually going to leave my pull wire attached to my harness here. And I'm going to feed it up the same way we went down but on the passenger side here. Just going to run our pull wire up until it comes out the top of our taillight area. And then we can move up there and start pulling everything through.You can start pulling our harness up and once you get it up to the top, you want to pull all the excess slack out. Make sure that it's not getting caught up underneath. Then we can remove the tape and start making our connections. Now what I did also was I put a zip tie around the factory wiring here after I pulled all the slack out of my cable. That way it won't fall back down, causing something potentially to get caught underneath. We can just take the excess cable and tuck it back down in between the body and we're going to plug this in just like we did on the driver's side.Male to female and then the other female is going to get plugged into our taillight. Plug it in, make sure it locks into place and then we can replace our taillight. We're going to need to run our four pole wire up to the front of our vehicle. Everybody's going to do it a little bit differently but I just want to mention you want to stay away from any heat sources like the exhaust or any moving parts like the steering or suspension components.So I'm going to go ahead and run this and I'll show you how I routed it. I just ran my wire securing it to some factory wires. Went over my rear axle and over the sub frame and then cam down and went underneath this cover following it down, went underneath this cover. Finally coming out right by the front sub frame, went underneath the skid plate and then finally coming our right here underneath the skid plate on the front of our vehicle.With everything ran, we're ready to put our fascia back in place. Now our wiring's going to need to come out in our bottom grill area. But our four pole end isn't going to make it through. Rather than cutting the grill up, I'm going to cut the ends off of my four pole connector. Then we can come back and reconnect it or put whatever end we want on there.So with our fascia still loose, we can pull it slightly away. And then feed our wires through the grill and pull the excess wire through. Now it may take a little patience to get the fascia back on, but you just want to take your time, make sure you don't break any of the clips along the outside edge. Now we can just start working, putting all of our fasteners back that we took out earlier.We can put all the plastic fasteners back in place and when you put these plastic push pins in, you're going to want to push the outer section in and then lock it down by pushing the center section in. Now instead of reattaching my four pole in, we are going to be switching it out. But in case you are going to be mounting yours with the four pole end. You're going to have a couple different mounting points. At the top here which you can just take some self tapping screws and secure it down like that right to the bottom of the bumper beam.And then you'd actually run your wires through, put them in like that and then just lock it down, so you'd have your connector right at the front. So since our wiring's just going to come right here, I'm going to give myself a little bit of extra room and cut it right here. We can go ahead and separate our wires and we want to separate them enough, so you got enough room to work with. Now the white wire that's coming out of our four pole end, we're going to cut that as close as possible to the actual connector itself, so that we can use this for our ground wire and it's already got a ring terminal in place.So we're going to want to strip back all of our wires. Then we can grab our six pole connector, we're going to take the boot off. Then on the back, each on of these terminals is going to be labeled TM for trailer marker. GD for ground. LT for left turn. RT for right turn. S is going to be your stop and your A is going to be your auxiliary. Now on our wires here, our brown is going to be our taillight signal, which would be a trailer marker. Yellow is going to be our left turn, green is going to be our right turn and white is going to be our ground. So we're going to need to unscrew the set screws, put the wires into the proper connector.I do want to mention before your start connecting your wires to the back. You want to go ahead and slide that boot over the wires, so that once it's connected you can just slide it back onto the connector on itself. We're going to be using the bracket that came with our base plate. But we do have a wide variety of brackets available for six, four, seven, or whatever kind of electrical connector you have on the front of your vehicle on our website.Taking a couple self tapping screws and going straight up through the bumper right here and attaching it. First layer's going to be to the plastic and then we'll be getting into the metal bumper beam. Now for our ground wire, I ran it behind my bumper here and I'm actually going to be taking a self tapping screw and securing it directly to the bumper beam itself.To help keep the dust cover in place and to protect it a little bit more, I'm going to put a little bit of electrical tape around the boot and the little bit of wire that's hanging out. Take a quarter inch bolt and a quarter inch lock nut, secure it to the front of the bracket. Get that on there hand tight, so I can get the other one in. Coming back with a 7/16 wrench and socket, I'll snug it up.So I got my tester plugged in to the front of my vehicle to simulate being hooked up to the motor home, so we can make sure that all of our lights are working properly. So if I turn on the taillights, you can see the taillights are working properly. Then the left turn signal, we can see lights up properly as well as the right turn signal. Now in case you're wondering, our lights are going to work normal when we're driving and when we're not hooked up to our motor home.We can see that when I turn my headlights on, the taillights work normally as well as the left and right turn signal and the brakes. So now that we know that all our lights are working properly, we can go ahead and hook up to our motor home and hit the road. And that'll finish up your look at the Hopkins custom taillight wiring kit for towed vehicles, part number HM56208 on our 2017 Jeep Cherokee.


Customer Reviews

Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles - HM56208

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (25 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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2014 Jeep Cherokee

Fast delivery, great quality product and a great price. If you are somewhat handy, this is a very easy install. I chose to run my wiring through the inside of my car. Makes for a more custom install. 730688



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On time delivery at a great price. Love the online how to videos 682899



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It fit my Jeep Cherokee. I did take it to an independent shop for installation. They found they did not need to remove the front cowling as suggested in the instructions. It was easy to fish from the underside of the car two in front of the radiator where it was wired into another receptacle. I have since towed the Cherokee approximate 4000 mile with all lights working properly. 663139



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Could not have been easier to install. Everything fit perfectly. Videos were very helpful. Low level skill required for install. 660299



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2017 Jeep Cherokee

VERY GOOD QUALITY PRODUCT PLUGGED RIGHT UP TO THE FACTORY HARNESS AND THERE WHERE NO MODIFICATIONS OR WIRES THAT HAD TO BE CUT. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT TO MY CUSTOMERS 546758



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2018 Jeep Cherokee

Bought a different wiring harness from another vendor and after installation the lights did not work correctly. Ordered this harness from etrailer as it was the recommendation for a custom fit. Easy installation just like the other harness, but this one works perfectly. No feedback to the coach and correct light sequence. 507924



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Great product 483778



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Product was as described however I have not yet installed it. 473794


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The harness is working as described.
Raymond - 02/08/2019

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I haven't installed it yet, but it looks great and the instructions and video online assure me that the installation will go smoothly. 471138



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so far so good, have had no problems, was very easy to install 470172


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no problems, works great
Richard - 01/26/2019

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2017 Jeep Cherokee

This is a quality kit. I installed it on our new 2017 Jeep Cherokee Latitude. All of the connections were very easy and clean with no cutting of the Jeep wiring harness. I took the time to run it all through plastic automotive wire loom and under the belly pan. I did the installation myself so I knew it would be done correctly. Professional installers would not have taken the time or spend the extra few dollars to purchase the protective wire loom. I hid the six pin trailer connector behind the front license plate because I did not want the connector sticking out of the grill. I also purchased an additional short trailer connector so I could unplug the wiring harness from the front fascia of the jeep so I did not have to cut wiring if I needed to change something or make a repair. Everything worked perfectly when completed. I am very pleased with this product. 463175



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2018 Jeep Cherokee

This product was used on a 2018 Jeep Cherokee and fit perfectly and worked perfect 460598



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2018 Jeep Cherokee

This product was used on a 2018 Jeep Cherokee and fit perfectly and worked perfect 460597



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Staff very helpful prior to ordering. Made ordering the correct items easier. Order process very easy and received all the items very quickly. 447580



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The Hopkins tail light kit works great, no wires to cut. I appreciate the etrailer videos, a big assist so you don't go into a job blind. 440641



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2017 Jeep Cherokee

I ordered all the parts required to safely flat tow out 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk from etrailer.com. The only part they didn't have was the Mopar Flat Tow Enhancement kit Jeep requires to flat tow this model. Ordering from them was great, the website is easy to use and I was able to locate all the pieces compatible with my specific vehicle. The expert recommendations help my decision choosing the right parts. I ordered from etrailer even though I found some of the parts on other websites a little cheaper. I chose to pay a little more because of all the effort etrailer has put into installation videos and guides. I was very pleasantly surprised to learn from etrailer that they have a price match guarantee! So my equipment consisted of the following Mopar Flat Tow Enhancement Kit (from Jeep) Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Towed Vehicles Mighty Cord 7-Way RV Style Trailer Connector - Trailer End WesBarg 7-Way, RV-Style Connector w/ 6' Long Coiled Cable Trailer End Pollak Black Plastic, 7-Pole, RV Blade-Style Trailer Socket - Vehicle End Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit for Towed Vehicles Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar - Motor Home Mount - 6,500 lbs Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms Blue Ox Tow Bar Cover - Aladdin, Aventa LX, Aventa II The installation videos are great but not all inclusive. Take the time to read the instructions that come with the parts. This is a major project, I took about 30 hrs over a full week but as you'll see in the pictures I took s few extra steps to make a cleaner look. Some of those extra steps: The base plate install requires the bumper be modified cutting off a flange on each side, I spray painted this to prevent corrosion. In the install video of the baseplate on the drivers side they use an extra quick link (not included) to run the safety cable around the wiper fluid reservoir. I took the time to remove it and run the safety cable behind it. I didn't want our nice new vehicle to look like it can be towed so I played the brake away switch and 7 way trailer plug behind the license plate, so when not being towed our vehicle looks great! Some things to be aware of. The Brake air cylinder that mounts to the brake pedal with four bolts may need longer bolts, it did on our Jeep. Spend the money for weather tight heat shrink crimp fittings. The Hopkins wire harness was about 1.5 feet short to get to my plug location. Buy extra zip ties, electrical tape and split loom. I recommend reading all the various installation manuals and watching all the videos because the various components integrate together and if you install one at a time you'll be doing a bunch of extra work. The brake light relay is a real pain in the butt, not because of the hardware but because of the location of the brake light switch which is very hard to get to. Overall I am very happy with the products and how the installation looks. We haven't towed it yet but do not expect any problems. 410272


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Still very happy with our purchase. We’ve towed over 10k miles and have had zero issues with our tow setup. I’ve shared my experience with several other RVrs and recommended your company for their needs. Thank you
Roy - 07/30/2018

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2016 Jeep Cherokee

GREAT ITEMS AND GREAT DELIVERY TIME !!!! 405084



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2016 Jeep Cherokee

Very fast shipping!! Easy to install 400796



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Prompt delivery. Product as described. Good experience, I would order from them again. 386020



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Great product easy to install 348712


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Product has worked great
Stephen J - 03/09/2018

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2016 Jeep Cherokee

This kit made wiring of the tail lights very easy. 341523



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2015 Jeep Cherokee

A kind of "plug and play" solution for wiring my car to be towed behind my motor home. Easy plug in harness with plenty of wiring to reach the front of the car. Much easier than cutting the existing wiring to install diodes. 340385



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2016 Jeep Cherokee

Product was on back order...but was exactly what I wanted once it got here! 339326



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Excellent service 327453



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Jeep Cherokee

Jena did a terrific job of unravelling the confusion of the correct part for my new Jeep Cherokee TrailHawk. Installation was easy and relatively quick considering I had no access to a lift, which would have cut the time involved about in half. As usual E-trailer comes through in customer service and product knowledge. 321954


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