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. Wires as combined lighting system. Lowest Prices for the best tow bar wiring from Hopkins. Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles part number HM56304 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring - HM56304

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. Wires as combined lighting system.


Features:

  • Lets you wire your vehicle to accept your RV's tail, brake, and turn signal lights for flat towing
    • Wires towed car as combined system so that brake and turn signals travel along same wire
    • 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.


Separate vs. Combined Lighting Systems

Some automobiles operate on a 3-wire system, wherein the brake signal and the turn signals travel along different wires to illuminate different lights. (Typically, these vehicles have amber turn signals.) This is referred to as a "separate lighting system." When you hook up for flat towing using this harness, your towed car's lighting system will operate in a combined fashion regardless of whether it typically has combined or separate lighting. This means that the brake and turn signals sent by your RV to your towed car will be carried on a single wire. As a result, your car's brake lights will do the flashing for the turn signals. Your vehicle will still function as designed when not hooked up to your RV.


Do You Need a Brake Light Relay?

Because this harness wires your vehicle as a combined system, 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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This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2012 - 2014 Honda CR-V



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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 Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V

All right, today on this 2014 Honda CRV, we're going to install part number HM56304. This is a Hopkins Custom Tail Wiring Kit for towed vehicles. All right, our first step is to go ahead and open up the back hatch, and then we have to remove the tail lights. There's two fasteners that we have to remove. We'll use an 8 mm socket on these. Just kind of pull back. Kind of rock it back and forth so it comes loose.

We'll put a towel between the body work and our light and we'll leave it alone for now. Let's go ahead and do the same thing on our passenger's side. Now we can go ahead and start with installation. We'll take the 4-pole end -this will eventually go to the front of the vehicle. We'll go ahead and just drop that down between the bumper cover and the body work. Then we'll work our way up from the bottom to get a hold of the wire and pull it out.

If we run it down far enough, you can push up on this panel here and you can get a hold of it and pull it out. Now this T-connector with the orange wire we're going to drop below as well. This will eventually go to the passenger's side tail light. Go ahead and pull this wire out. Make sure we take up the slack. All right.

Now we're going to have to run this back to the other side so we're going to loosen up our panel right here by taking off these plastic rivets. Just routing it across. Just use a screw driver to pop out the center of the rivet and just pull it out. Sometimes you have to grab the bottom of the rivet as well to pull it out. I think I'll take our wires and route them over the bumper structure because one extra step to keep it away from the heat of the exhaust.

Now we'll go ahead and route these wires up to our tail light. While we're down here, we'll go ahead and re-install our plastic rivets. We'll go ahead and pull up our wires from the bottom to the top. Now I've got a specialty tool for this. This simply could be any piece of wire that holds it's shape of a hook. Maybe some electric tape to hold it together. Now at this point we can go ahead and start making our electrical conditions. This is the top of our tail light, so this is the socket we're going to remove. We'll push in a tab here and that unlocks it and we can go ahead and pull it apart and our new wire harness will plug right into place. It'll snap in and the remaining two halves will plug together. Now we're going to take our converter here and we're just going to zip tie it to the factory wire harness. At this point we can go ahead and re-install our tail light. Let's move over to our passenger's side and do the same thing. We'll make sure that we take up all the slack that we have and we'll go ahead and zip tie it to the wire harness from our tail light. Now there's only a limited number of zip ties that come with the kit, so it's a good idea to get some extra zip ties for the rest of our wiring. Now we'll take our 4-pole end and route this up towards the front of our car. Now when we do this, we want to make sure we stay away from anything moving, like suspension components, or anything hot, like the exhaust, and also, up towards the front, you want to stay away as far as possible from the steering components as well. We'll go ahead and show how we routed our wire. Now this is largely personal preference, but this is how we did it. Come out behind the panel here, about right here. Tie it off to some factory wiring. Ran it across the rear sub-frame for suspension, right over the top of it, and zip tied it on both sides. Went down by the parking brake cable and up towards the front. Now our panel here, we just loosened it up and we just tucked our wire through all the way towards the front and worked it down until we got right here we're we zip tied some lines and worked our way up to the front. Okay. Now we're under the engine and we spaced additional holes in this pan here and zip tied it to keep it away from the engine as far as possible. Made another zip tie here, and then we just worked our way up underneath the plastic and up towards the previously installed breakaway switch at the front here. We'll go ahead and replace our panels, and then we'll go ahead and take up the excess wire and ground the white wire with the ring terminal. Now we're going to need some extra room here, so we're going to loosen up these 4 rivets here to give us some extra room, and plus this will give us access to some sheet metal that we need to use for our ground. We'll flex that up and out of the way for now. There you go. Take our white wire up the ring terminal, route it back down through sheet metal right here. Let's put our panel back into place and we can go ahead and re-install our fasteners. All right, let's go ahead and take up our extra slack. inaudible 00:06:59 has access to our base plate. Now to help keep our wires together and look nice on the front of the vehicle, we'll go ahead and add some loom material to keep it all together. In this case we're using part number 459075-1. We'll need about 2 foot of this material. Next we'll add a cover to our 4-pole and it fits in the groove right here, and then this will fit inside its own bracket. This will sit inside the bracket. There's room for the cap, too -for the cord. Let's go ahead; run those two together. Let's go ahead and put our cap on for now. What we're going to do is put it directly underneath the license plate right here. All right, we'll take our bracket and we'll put it up against the bottom of the license plate, and then using the long, self-tapping screw, we'll go ahead and attach it to the plastic of the license plate holder. All right, we'll apply power to it. First let's check the running light circuit. Now we'll go ahead and try our right turn signal, and now our left turn signal. Now a brake signal's going to be the same as a turn signal circuit, so we know that works. Okay, with everything working, that will finish it for our install of part number HM56304. This is a Hopkins Custom Towing Tail Light Wiring Kit for towed vehicles on our 2014 Honda CRV. .


Customer Reviews

Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles - HM56304

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (62 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. Wires as combined lighting system.

- HM56304
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2014 Honda CR-V

Product was exactly as described and matched my 2014 CR-V light system exactly. The installation video was very helpful and I was able to do the work fairly easily with only the use of 2 auto ramps on the drivers side (ds), although all 4 wheels up might have been easier. I had installed a trailer hitch earlier which hindered the crossing to the passenger side; however the porthole I had made for that installation on the ds aided in getting the wiring to the top of the ds rear wheel 445748



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2013 Honda CR-V

Product was received earlier then expected and their video on installing the wiring kit was very helpful. 591180



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2014 Honda CR-V

Michelle was great helping me with my order. She knew exactly what I need to setup my Honda CR-V as a towed vehicle behind my motorhome. She explained all the needed parts and was very polite. Thanks Michelle 396407



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I can't emphasize how much I appreciate that this kit is a true Plug-and-Play part! The hardest part was safely routing the wires around moving and/or hot vehicle components. I ended up ordering some plastic wire loom to further protect the wires. I had about one foot of excess wire length at the connector end after routing the wire from the driver's rear corner, underneath near the left rocker panel, up the driver's side of firewall near the brake booster, around the strut tower, the fuse box, behind the headlight, next to the radiator and alongside the driver's fog light and exterior temp sensor harnesses, and finally to the 6-pole connector that's mounted on the base plate. 402877



- HM56304
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2014 Honda CR-V

The diode wiring kit performs great on my 2017 Honda CRV. I do continue to have a dead battery after towing because e-trailer suggested pulling the incorrect fuse. No one seems to know which fuse keeps the battery from dying. Not #14 and not #19. Still waiting for the correct fix here. 569628



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Great people to work with because they understand the circumstances that RV’s face on a daily basis. 596655



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I was not sure that I would be able to do this installation by myself until I looked at your videos. With your help, I had the installations along with the wiring completed in two days. Thank you for providing the video instructions for us. I would highly recommend etrailer.com to anyone who wants to have a hitch or baseplate installed, but thinks the cost of installation is to high right now. I saved nearly $1000.00 doing it myself, and I know that it was done the correctly. I received the items in good condition and in a timely manner. Thank You! 184328



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perfect fit and function plug and play easy install 659579



- HM56304
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Honda

This wiring harness works great for operating the brake and turn signal lights on my 2012 Honda CRV using the existing bulbs. This is the second one I have installed. The first one I installed had the diodes burned out when I bought a new car battery, and the installer shorted the positive to the negative with his wrench when tightening the cable to the battery post. So, be careful about that. 597032



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Honda

This product is very easy to install on Honda CRV 2014 and you have access to video installation from etrailer.com. I recommend this HM56304, I have searched a lot and this is the best. you don't need separate diodes, this is perfect and operate very well. 580707



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2014 Honda CR-V

Well thought product, functions very well, simple to install. 577888



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2013 Honda CR-V

this wire harness is a plug and play product easy to install with great instructions and great video on line. have used for over a year with no problems. also best price on the internet. thanks etrailer. 569304



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This product was easy to install. We have had no problems at all with this harness. 569291



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Wonderful place to do business with a timely delivery and videos to help me with the install… Fabulous thanks 562265



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2014 Honda CR-V

Good price fast shipping. 561659



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Product was exactly as explained in the order. Easy to install. Well worth the price. 554040



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Great service 2 days early on delivery 553013



- HM56304
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Works as advertised. Highly recommend it easy to install. 525534



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2014 Honda CR-V

Product description very good and additional videos helped to install the product, shipping on time. I have installed but have not hooked to the motor-home to try it out but everything looks good no reason it should not work. 508541


Comments

After using the Hopkins wiring kit for our 2014 CRV its has worked great and continues to be one of the best investments we have made in hooking up for flat towing. As others stated installation takes a little time but the videos that etrailer has online where very helpful.

Ray H - 05/14/2019

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2014 Honda CR-V

Good product and the instructions make the installation very easy. The only difficult part was running the wiring from the rear of the CR-V to the front. But all in all, I would buy it again. 504526



- HM56304
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2013 Honda CR-V

Pretty easy to install, but the package had been opened and the two sided mounting tape missing. I had to get my own mounting tape. Not a huge deal, but required a trip to the store and more time invested. 499137



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I was not sure about purchasing and installing the Hopkins Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles until I watched the etrailer's video instructions for installation. It gave me confidence to do it myself. Works as advertised for the last 8 months. 481526


Comments

Works great. No problems.

Charles E - 03/06/2019

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Installed very easily. Works perfectly. 473022



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Works well, no issues. Used 11,000 miles flat towing. 459612



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2014 Honda CR-V

Base plate video was very helpful, did in less than 3hours. Wiring for Honda CRV was easy to install. All products were delivered on time. Would order any other products needed from etrailer. Thanks 430134



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2014 Honda CR-V

EXCELLENT product! SO easy to install. I had this done on about 15 minutes. 405568



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Received all items exactly as ordered without any hesitation with tracking updates and follow-up after delivery 404875



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2014 Honda CR-V

Easy to install. Works great. Very sat isfied. 387201



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Haven't installed it yet, but it looks quality, very fast service. Thanks 386798



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Absolutely perfect 384663



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2013 Honda CR-V

Product arrived in a timely manner. I watched the installation video and was able to install it in short order and it works! This is a well designed product and came with everything that was necessary. Thanks etrailer.com, 367637


Comments

Still working fine. Thanks again for a good product.

Stan C - 04/17/2018

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- HM56304
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2014 Honda CR-V

Easiest wiring assembly I have ever installed, neat, clean and works exactly as described. I put etrailer.com in my favorites folder so I don't loose their address. 364589



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Honda CR-V

Good quality product. Easy to install on my CRV. Video by etrailer was very helpful. Love the fact that all I need to do now is plug the harness in to my RV. Because my RV connection is a 7 pin connector, now I have to rewire the CARB plug to a suitable 7 pin connector to go with my Roadmaster tow bar 357216


Comments

Great! Toad lights work every time plus I now have a 12 volt feed to my toad battery. No more worries.

Robert H - 03/22/2018

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- HM56304
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2014 Honda CR-V

This wiring kit was a God send. Good quality and saves lots of head scratching. I installed it on my 2014 Honda CRV. The video instructions produced by etrailer makes it very easy to understand how to install it. 357054



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Great product! Easy to install. I ran the wires to the front of vehicle inside rather that under the vehicle. Ran into space on Drivers side panel in rear and then tucked under rocker panels to front. Much easier if you don't have a way to lift vehicle. 343430



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2012 Honda CR-V

Works perfectly after a year of use 333441


Comments

Thanks for the followup. All the parts I purchased from you continue to work exactly as desired, and as advertised.

Tom H - 01/09/2018

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Good product. Easy to install. Works g reat. 322226


Comments

Works like it did a year ago. Not 1 problem.

Tom F - 12/05/2017

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Excellent stuff. Your videos are top notch and always directd at the particular item. Love buying from you guys! 318439



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2013 Honda CR-V

What a breeze!! 307437


Comments

Works just as described, no problems or worries!!

Richard V - 10/15/2017

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2014 Honda CR-V

EXCELLENT PRODUCT .EASY TO INSTALL . STILL WORKING AFTER A YEAR OF USE. 296137


Comments

STILL TROUBLE FREE. VERY SATISFIED

MICHEL S - 09/18/2017

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Thor

I purchased a wiring harness for our 2014 CRV so that I can use the vehicle as a dingy behind our new 2016 Thor Miramar. I installed the wiring harness myself. Been using it for a year now and have not had any problems. This is truly a plug and play device. You simply unplug the tail light connectors and insert this in-line and you're good-to-go. David 288821



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2014 Honda CR-V

Great product and super simple to insta ll. 286794



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made wiring a breeze 283030



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2013 Honda CR-V

This was exactly the plug and go harness for flat towing that I had hoped for! The connections were easy, but running the harness from rear to front was more challenging; just the nature of the underbody. The installation video is excellent. I have used this wiring for the past year..no problems. Would definitely reccomend. 282688


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It has been great-no problems whatsoever. In fact, I have recommended it to others.

john F - 12/11/2017

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I installed it myself. Perfect fit and works great. 278144



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2014 Honda CR-V

Great product!! I watched the on line video which did a great job of explaining the installation process. The installation went smoothly and was just as easy as the video made it look. I would definitely do the project again. 277258



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2014 Honda CR-V

Easiest tail light install ever! Everything plugged directly into existing sockets that eliminated an mistakes! I would recommend using this product as it is so easy! 271489



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I have never had an experience with another online company that came near the quality of service and product as etrailer. I have bought several products through etrailer and all have been very promptly delivered, usually ahead of schedule and well packaged too boot. Dealing with Katie was an absolute pleasure. She was knowledgeable on the products, very courteous and truly interested in meeting my needs. Thanks Katie and etrailer. 266866



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2014 Honda CR-V

Everything done like it was suppose to be done. Great company to deal with 265418



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2014 Honda CR-V

Great installation video, very easy to use wiring harness. Highly recommended for anyone who needs to tow their CR-V and doesn't want to be bled dry by an RV dealership 264169


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  • Yes, for a tow bar umbilical extension adapter to go between the 4-way flat of the part # HM56304 and a 7-way socket you'd want the Wesbar adapter part # 787196. This has a 5-way flat on one end and a 7-way blade connector on other. The difference between a 5-way and a 4-way is just the extra pin on the outside of the connector. This pin would simply be left off when used with a 4-way. I attached a link to a video for this adapter that shows it in use for you to check out as well.
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  • If you check out the picture I attached you will see where to install the diodes on your vehicle to install both the Roadmaster InvisiBrake Supplemental Braking System # RM-8700 and the part # HM56304 that you referenced. For a diode kit you would want the part # RM-794.
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  • Does Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring have to be Unplugged for 2014 Honda CR-V Tail Lights to Work
  • You would not have to reverse the installation of Hopkins tow bar wiring harness # HM56304 for the vehicle lights to work on your 2014 Honda CR-V when it is not being flat towed. The harness plugs in line with the tail light wiring so when you are not connected to the RV the lights will function like normal. And when you are connected to the RV the lights will get power to function from the RV. The wiring harness isn't available with a 4-Way round connector but you could use adapter...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch, Trailer Lighting and Tail Light Kit for Flat Towing a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Good news, I can help get your 2014 Honda CR-V wired up with tow bar wiring and trailer lighting. I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster who has done this before and told me that you will just need to install the # RM-15267 and the # C56158. The trailer wiring connector has its own plug in the cargo area of your vehicle see image and attached video for install location. The tow bar wiring will need to be run like the attached diagram to your vehicles separate tail light wiring. With...
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  • Recommendations When Flat-Towing 2012 Honda CR-V With All Terrain Tow Bar
  • The base plates I recommend for your 2012 Honda CR-V to use with your Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain tow bar is the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit, part # RM-521567-4. These plates are designed to give you a custom fit for your vehicle. When flat-towing there are a few things that are needed to be able to safely tow. If you have the All Terrain tow bar with the wiring and the safety chains attached, then all you will need is the supplemental brake system. I recommend the Roadmaster...
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  • Towed Vehicle Wiring and Wiring Extension Recommendation for 2013 Honda CR-V
  • The tow bar wiring I recommend for your 2013 Honda CR-V is the Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles # HM56304. This is a custom-fit wiring harness that will plug into your vehicle wiring behind the taillights. I recommend this kit because of the ease of installation and the fact that the harness will prevent electrical feedback to protect your CR-V's electrical system. I have attached an installation video of this wiring harness on a similar vehicle as yours. You...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Sounds like you are referring to flat tow products for a 2014 Honda CR-V which first starts with a base plate kit. For that you would want the Blue Ox Base Plate kit part # BX2258. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. The Blue Ox Alpha # BX7365 is the most popular tow bar we offer that has been confirmed to work with the base plate kit so it should work very well. It also comes with safety cables. For trailer wiring you would want the Hopkins Kit part # HM56304...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Honda CR-V Behind an RV
  • The Roadmaster EZ4 base plates # RM-521567-4 for your 2014 Honda CR-V are compatible with more tow bars and accessories that the EZ5 so I do recommend the EZ4. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you. Since ease of hookup is important I recommend the Falcon 2 tow bar # RM-520. Connecting or disconnecting from the vehicle when at a little bit of an angle or on slightly uneven ground is easier with this tow bar compared to models with fewer features. Or,...
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  • Is Brake Light Relay Needed When Flat-Towing 2013 Honda CR-V
  • The Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit, part # RM-88400 is used when you have combined lighting on your towed vehicle and want to use a supplemental brake system. The easiest way to find out if you need a relay is to turn the engine off and when pushing the brake pedal see if the brake lights come on. If they do, then a brake relay switch is needed. from my research it does not appear you need a brake light relay on your CR-V, but you can check to make sure. When towing your CR-V, the Roadmaster...
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  • Roadmaster Base Plates for Falcon 2 Tow Bar on 2014 Honda CR-V
  • For your 2014 Honda CR-V you can use Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate kit # RM-521567-4, the one you referenced, along with your Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar. The linked video shows you installation of these base plates on a 2014 CR-V. Flat towing also requires other parts in addition to the tow bar and base plates. The linked article explains each in detail. Those items are safety cables, a wiring/lighting kit, a supplementary braking system for the CR-V and often a high/low hitch adapter to...
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  • Tow Bar Lighting Recommendation for a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • For tow bar lighting for your 2014 Honda CR-V I would recommend the Hopkins kit part # HM56304 which is a confirmed fit for your vehicle and would work with your current taillight setup. I attached an install video for this product on a 2014 CR-V just like yours for you to check out as well.
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  • 2014 Honda CR-V Tow Bar Wiring and Supplemental Brake Recommendation
  • Yes, the Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring # HM56304 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2014 Honda CR-V and would work well with the Roadmaster InvisiBrake Supplemental Braking System # RM-8700.
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  • Kit to Allow Battery Charge to Flat Towed Vehicle
  • Roadmaster offers a kit that can be used to deliver a maintenance-level charge to a towed car's battery while it is being flat towed. Kit # RM-156-25 includes 14-gauge wire, a wire loom, circuit breaker, and hardware that allow a 15-amp charge to reach your battery. Please refer to the linked review and install videos.
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  • Tow Bar Wiring Harnesses to Flat Tow a 2014 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • We have several tow bar wiring harnesses for the 2014 Honda CR-V. I have included a link to the options that will fit. A brake light relay should not be required if you use the SMI Air Force One. It does look like you will need to pull a fuse to flat tow the CR-V. Consult the owners manual to confirm. To make this as easy as flipping a switch you can use fuse bypass # RM76511.
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  • Troubleshooting Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring for Towed Vehicles on 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Since you've already verified you're getting power at the rear of your motorhome we know it's somewhere after that. The first thing that comes to mind is check the ground wire on the harness. Make sure the connection point is a smooth, clean, metal surface. Possibly even relocate the ground to somewhere the metal of the vehicle is overlapping to increase the metal to metal contact. The next to inspect is the wiring itself from the front 4-way all the way back. You're looking for...
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  • Recommended Parts For Flat-Towing 2014 Honda CR-V With Reese Tow Bar
  • We do have just what you are looking for to tow your 2014 Honda CR-V. I recommend the Roadmaster Base Plates, part # RM-521567-4. Since you said you have the Reese Tow Bar 74950, you will also need the adapter that allows you to use the Roadmaster base plates, # RM-521567-4 with your tow bar. To order the adapter you will need part # RM-025. If you plan on using the removable Roadmaster brackets you will also need the Quick Disconnect Kit, part # RM-201. To wire the lighting...
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