Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicles - 50-Amp FMX Fuse

Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicles - 50-Amp FMX Fuse

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  • Fuse Bypass
  • Bypasses Vehicle Wiring
  • Roadmaster
  • Engine Compartment
  • Custom
  • FMX Fuse
Take some of the hassle out of towing your car with this fuse bypass system. FuseMaster replaces your vehicle's FMX fuse and lets you prep for towing by simply flipping a switch. Integrated holder keeps fuses secure and functional. Lowest Prices for the best tow bar wiring from Roadmaster. Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicles - 50-Amp FMX Fuse part number RM-76517 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring - RM-76517

Take some of the hassle out of towing your car with this fuse bypass system. FuseMaster replaces your vehicle's FMX fuse and lets you prep for towing by simply flipping a switch. Integrated holder keeps fuses secure and functional.


Features:

  • Bypasses towed car's FMX fuse so you can tow your vehicle without draining its battery
    • Provides a simple alternative to removing fuse every time you tow
    • Stores fuse so that you won't lose it
  • Installs quickly, easily and permanently
    • Remove fuse from car's battery compartment and install FuseMaster in its place
    • Put fuse into FuseMaster fuse holder
    • Mount bypass switch in center console
  • Maintains functionality of fuse when switched on
    • Flip switch to "Drive" position and drive like normal
  • Overrides fuse when switched off
    • Flip switch to "Tow" position and you're good to tow
  • Fuse controller allows the high current fuse to be turned off/on without sending high current through the switch
  • Application: FMX fuses rated at 50 amps
  • Made in the USA


Some cars can be towed only if you get under the hood and pull a fuse or fuses. If you don't remove these fuses before towing, there's a good chance that your battery will be drained by the time you reach your destination.


Roadmaster's FuseMaster makes it easy to prep your vehicle for towing. Simply remove the fuses indicated in your owner's manual and replace them with the bypass. The system will hold the removed fuses and maintain their functionality. So, once the initial installation is complete, you don't have to remove or replace your fuses again.


Whenever you want to drive your car, just make sure the switch on the bypass is flipped into the "Drive" position. When the bypass system is on, the fuse will be active and your vehicle will function normally. Then, when it comes time to tow, switch the FuseMaster to "Tow." Doing this will render the fuse inactive so that you can flat tow your car without its battery being drained.


Installation

This bypass installs inside your vehicle's engine compartment. To mount the FuseMaster switch, route the harness up to your center console. You will have to drill access holes in the console to run the FuseMaster through and to mount the switch.


Roadmaster FuseMaster Switch

Included with the FuseMaster are 2 stickers: "Drive" and "Tow." Once the switch is installed, you can place the stickers on your console - one on each side of the toggle - to remind you which way the switch must go for each application. Place the "Drive" sticker on the side of the toggle that has the white dot. (To drive your car, the switch must be flipped so that the side with the white dot is depressed.) The "Tow" sticker can then be placed on the opposite side.




76517 Road Master Fuse Master Fuse Bypass for Towed Cars



RM-76517 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RM-76517 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2007 - 2008 GMC Acadia

2008 - 2011 Buick Enclave

2010 - 2017 Chevrolet Equinox

2005 - 2006 Pontiac G6

2004 - 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

2007 - 2008 Saturn Outlook

2010 - 2017 GMC Terrain

2008 - 2009 Chevrolet Equinox Sport




Video of Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicles - 50-Amp FMX Fuse


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




Video Transcript for Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Equinox

Speaker 1: Today on this 2017 Chevrolet Equinox we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster Fuse Master Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicles, part number RM-76517. Here's what our fuse bypass looks like installed. What this is going to allow us to do is not have to go underneath the hood every time we need to pull our ABS fuse for when we want to flat tow our vehicle safely.This fuse in here is the original ABS fuse, it's just been relocated. We have this solenoid here, which will cut off the flow of electricity into the vehicle itself. With a simple flip of the switch, we can disable the circuit with the solenoid and with a simple flip of the switch again, we can re-enable the circuit with the solenoid to put our vehicle back in normal driving mode. This saves you time and energy, and you don't have to worry about losing a fuse after you pull it, leaving yourself stranded on the side of the road.

Chevrolet requires this fuse to be pulled when you're flat towing, so this is the easiest way of doing it.For this particular flat tow setup, we used a Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms, the Hopkins Custom Taillight Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles, a Roadmaster Fuse Master Fuse Bypass, a Blue Ox Seven Wire to Six Wire Coil Cord Kit, a Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit, a Blue Ox Patriot Two Portable Braking System, and a Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar. Now, depending upon your application, you may or may not need a high-low adapter to ensure that your tow bar is level between your motor home and Equinox. We have many different options available for you on our website.Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get it installed. To begin our install, we need to remove this lower dash panel below our steering wheel. In order to do that, we can grab it at the top and just pull it away from our dash.

Additionally, we have three screws on the bottom that we need to remove. These are 7 millimeter screws. Now we'll grab the panel from the bottom and pull it away from the dash. We can let it hang down here.Now, on the back side of this dash panel there is some fabric insulation here. We're going to cut away this section right here because this is where we're going to have our switch come through the dash.

Let's take a utility knife and score it. Now we'll just pull this fabric away so we have clean exposed plastic right here. Okay, right here at the top corner about an inch away from our hood latch, we're going to drill a pilot hole. Now we'll use our pilot hole as a guide to enlarge the hole for the appropriate size for our switch, as indicated in the instructions.All right, with our hole enlarged to the appropriate size, we're going to take a utility knife and just kind of shave away here at these ribs so our switch has something to bite onto as we push it through the panel. Just want to have a flat surface around the hole.

We don't need to go too far away from it, just a little bit. That's probably good right there.Now take the end of our wire that doesn't have the switch on it, and we'll go through the front of the panel into the hole, and we'll just pull the wire through. Then we'll take our switch, make sure that the rocker is facing up and down. It doesn't matter which way, as long as it's up and down. We'll just push it through the hole until it clicks into place.Now we're going to unsnap this dash panel here underneath, just by pressing on the tab on each corner and pulling down. We don't need to remove it all the way, just enough so we can get our hand through to where our hood cable release goes through the fire wall. The hole in our fire wall where our hood release cable goes through, we poked a pull wire through that and attached it to our wires here, and now we'll pull these wires into our engine compartment. Not we can reinstall our panels.Now we're going to remove our fuse box cover by squeezing the two tabs on it and lifting up. Now, due to a technical service bulletin from Chevrolet, it states that the ABS fuse must be pulled when flat towing, and that is fuse number 16 on four cylinder models on the 2017 Equinox, this one right here underneath the hood. The fuse listed in the owner's manual, you no longer need to remove due to this technical service bulletin. We're going to remove this fuse here. We'll just grab it with a pair or pliers and wiggle it up until it comes out.Okay, we marked locations where we're going to drill two holes in the top of our fuse box cover, right above where the fuse resides in the fuse box. We're going to use these holes to pass our wires through to our bypass. Now we're going to use a test light to determine which one of the two terminals our fuse goes into has power. Okay, it's the side closest to the driver side.Now we'll take our wires that have the spade terminals, the thick ones that come with our kit, and we'll slide our grommet over the spade terminal end until it's down on our wire like so. We'll do this on both of them. Now we'll take our red wire, this is the one that has the fuse holder in it, and this will go on the side closest to the driver side since that's the hot side of our fuse. We'll just push that through the hole that we made in our fuse box, and then we'll push the grommet inside the hole. You may need to use a flathead screwdriver to push it down. Now we'll repeat the same process on the other side with our black wire.With our wires pulled through, we'll now take our red side with the fuse holder and attach it to the terminal that had power going to it with the fuse removed, and the black one will go to the other one. Here's what that looks like installed. Okay, with our connections made, we'll now reinstall our cover. Now we need to find a place to mount our module. We're going to mount ours just on top of our fuse box right here, be perfect spot for it, we have plenty of wire to reach to it here. We've already cleaned off our surface here using some rubbing alcohol. Now we'll peel off the back of our double sided tape and we'll just stick it in place onto our fuse box, pressing firmly.Now, one of the wires inside of our harness needs to be grounded, and that's the furthest point away from our wiring harness. We're going to measure off to this ground point over here, giving ourselves a little bit extra slack, and we'll cut off our excess wiring. Now we'll strip back the outer sleeve, all the way back to down here in this area. In order to strip the wires back, the outer covering, let's take a utility knife and we'll go through the insulation, just making sure that we only cut through the insulation that's on the outer edge.Now we'll take our small fuse holder and we'll strip back insulation from both ends. On one end we'll crimp on one of our blue butt connectors, and on the other end we'll crimp on one of our ring terminals. Now we'll take our Philips head screw, we'll go through the ring terminal on our fuse holder and the ring terminal on our large fuse holder that goes into our fuse box, and we'll go through this terminal here on the module. Now we'll hold the nut still with a wrench and tighten the screw with the screwdriver.Now we'll take our large black wire that goes into our fuse box, place a screw through it, and then through this other terminal on the module. Top that off with a nut on the bottom, and we'll tighten the hardware. Now, we found in addition to the tape, we're going to need to put some screws in to hold the module down because once the wires are connected it pulls up on it. We'll just use the provided screws that come with it to help hold it in place. This will keep it secure.The green wire that came out of our gray wire bundle is going to attach to the other side of our small fuse holder here. We're going to measure off about how much we're going to need and cut off the excess. We'll strip back some insulation, and we'll stick it inside the butt connector and we'll crimp it down. Now we have two wires coming off our module, a red and a black. We're going to strip back a little bit more insulation from each one and we'll take our small butt connector and we'll place it over the wires and we'll crimp it into place. We'll do this for both of them.Now we'll take the red wire that came out of our gray wire bundle, measure off how much we're going to need, cut off the excess, strip back some insulation. Now we'll place that inside the butt connector that goes to our red wire on the module. We'll crimp that down. Now we'll do the same for the black wire.Our white wire here, we're going to measure off how much we're going to need to attach this to a ground point on our vehicle, which we can do right underneath this 10 millimeter nut right here. Cut off our excess, strip back some insulation. Take one of our ring terminals, place it over the wire, and crimp it in place. Remove the nut. Now, we found that a ring terminal doesn't quite fit all the way down on the stud, so what we're going to do is cut a small notch in it and we can push it down over the stud. Place it over the stud and reinstall the nut. We'll tighten it down securely.Now we'll take the fuse that we removed from the fuse box and install it on our red cable. We'll take our provided fuse and stick it inside the fuse holder. Okay, with our fuses installed we'll now close the covers over them. We'll take some electrical tape and we're going to tape up on our butt connectors here, just to help a little better protect them from any elements.Okay, now with our key in the ignition we'll turn the key to the on position, and we're going to look for which position on our switch disables the fuse. I press up, you see nothing happens. We know up is the drive position. When I press to the down position on the switch, we get a message that says the all wheel drive system's off and the service power steering will come on here in a second, which indicates that we have the fuse disconnected. That's how we know it's working. Now we can turn our key off.Since we determined that drive is on the top position of our switch, we'll take our drive sticker now and we'll place that above the switch. Now we'll take our tow sticker and we'll place that on the bottom of the switch since that's the tow position. That completes our look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster Fuse Master Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicles, part number RM-76517 on this 2017 Chevrolet Equinox.


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicles - 50-Amp FMX Fuse - RM-76517

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (123 Customer Reviews)

Take some of the hassle out of towing your car with this fuse bypass system. FuseMaster replaces your vehicle's FMX fuse and lets you prep for towing by simply flipping a switch. Integrated holder keeps fuses secure and functional.

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Wire kit has been working good for a year now. 659225



- RM76511
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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Received my towbar, Airforce One and lighting kit in less than a week! Great videos and knowledgeable people, can't wait to get everything installed this week and get on the road. Thanks Susan and George for such a wonderful experience. 420893



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Sure beats pulling fuses. 188493


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Working great one year later

Jerry R - 04/26/2016

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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Install video was a definite help.The service was great and the shipping on time. Installed in less than one hour. 220862


Comments

Handy accessory looks factory

Richard S - 08/20/2016

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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


The Road Master FuseMaster was just what I needed. For sure better then climbing under the dash every time I hooked up the car to be towed. I must say once I received it the price seems to be much too high. I check several electronic supply houses and found everything except the pins to replace the existing fuse. It would have cost me under $20 to build it myself. It is however a great time saver. 90580



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


What I needed to take care battery drain situation. After checking around, etrailer.com price was comparably a good price, but nevertheless, this item is OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive for what it is, a plastic switch, fuse holder, wire, and some terminals, with a Roadmaster label. No complaints for etrailer, but the Roadmaster part is just too expensive. I guess I knew that when I ordered it, though. 78665


Comments

Terminals would not stay in place regardless of how they were ed. I modified the terminals by using a mini-fuse tap that worked like a plug. Inserted the supplied terminals into the tap, then secured them with electrical tape. Next, I cut off the wire pig-tail on the tap. The mini-fuse tap actually fits in micro-fuse with a click, and is much more secure than the spades supplied by Roadmaster. For the price, it should have come with plug, instead of having to modify the tiny spade connectors.

Brian - 05/02/2014

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Thanks for the follow-up after a year of use, and for the additional information!

-- Rachael H - 5/8/2014

Comments

Absolutely outrageous price and I have to do the same modification to the connection to the fuse panel using a mini fuse connection. The original design is terrible.

-- comment by: Pete P - 04/08/2015

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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Very easy to install in my gmc 2013 terrain. Took 5 minutes. Hardest part was drilling hole in fuse box cover. I did not have a 3/4" drill bit so has to drill out edges it largest bit I had. Was fine doing this was. Is expensive for what you get, a fuse holder ,switch, plug in and wires? 296135



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Product arrived 2 days before it was scheduled . The product is exactly as advertised and a very fair price. It will be used to bypass a fuse when towing my CRV behind my motorhome. Excellent company to do business with 221239



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


After a lot thought and reading the bad reviews but bought it anyway knowingly. Roadmaster needs to change design especially for the Honda make into mini fuse blank with wires coming out opposite end to fuse bypass hardness.It wasn't easy to install after few tricks finally got it. Shame on Honda knowing you need to pull the accessory fuse to tow,then locate it where takes thirty minutes to remove. Wasn't fun to install bypass fuse but we'll worth it in long run. Thanks to etrailer & staff knowing that you consider the best products for your customers and provide the technical support & videos for us. 172719



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Roadsters product worked well. I did not remove the lower dash part, and just did extreme yoga to remove and install the fuse bypass. This was the worst part. I can't believe that Honda put this fuse block in such a difficult to access location. The rest was simple. Installing the small connectors was a trick, (I also didn't use the fuse connector) but I finally got the connections in the fuse block. Drilled the hole from the outside and installed the switch. The location could have been lower and more to the left as there was a thicket portion of the dash on the back that prevented the lock nut from seating, but the switch is tight and works well. This is absolutely the way to go instead of pulling a fuse on my 2014 Honda CRV! 243910


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Product is great. Works well and was a fairly easy install.

mbrooking - 02/11/2018

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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Fits the bill! Thanks. 89096


Comments

It has worked very well for our needs. Thanks.

Don C - 01/09/2015

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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Very good service. William B was very helpful in getting me what I needed to hook up my GMC Terrain to my motorhome. Now, I have to install it all. Hopefully the installation instructions that William sent are as good as the rest of my ecperience with etrailer. 659337



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Easy to install. Had difficulty finding a 2 A. fuse to fit the product. 654610



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Was straightforward to install and has performed without any issues. 651440



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


I have purchased multiple things for towing. These are good folks. 650496



- RM76511
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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Received promptly and works great! We use it to tow our car behind RV 649936



- RM76514
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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Kit worked as designed. Easy to install. Only issue was the labels for Drive and Tow do not stick very well. 649326



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


The product works great and was easy to install. Much easier than pulling fuses. I would give it five stars but it was pricey for what it is. 617592



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Using this fuse by pass on 2013 Honda Fit * nice product, with good quality * cable is too short to mount the switch on the dash and to the fuse box only 12.5” * Price ..way over priced for what you get, on etrailer it is over 63.00 plus s/h !!! * this cable should be no more than $ 29 dollars * this mailed to you for $ 7.50, it took 8 days to get to AZ 599207



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Fast deliery 591872



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Fast delivery 591870



- RM76511
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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


The item was a perfect fit for my 2017 Equinox. I was able to install it in less than an hour. Works perfectly. 590599



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Can’t wait to install. No more standing on head to pull fuses when towing 588515



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Great support and video's. Product are top notch with lots of information on the products, Thanks 580265



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


The FuseMaster Kit arrived without any damage. I installed the kit myself and the installation went very smoothly because of the installation video provided by etrailer. I would not hesitate to buy from etrailer again and take on an installation project because of your high quality and informative videos. 576591



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Had ordered and installed a year ago. Great service, delivery, good fit to vehicle. Works great. TKS! 575801



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Great service. Outstanding delivery time. Very helpful customer service. 575416



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


The only thing that could make this product better and easier to install would be for it to include a fuse-style plug for the wiring into the fuse box. ETrailer has done everything they can to clearly show what is involved with the installation, so I wasn't surprised, but Roadmaster could make the installation easier with just a little extra. 571253



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Perfect. Great installation video. Works as advertised. 566488



- RM76511
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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Easy to install. Works just like it's supposed to. No more loosing my fuse from dropping it from doing it manually. 564475



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Simple to install, works perfect. 558377



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


The order was shipped immediately and I received it within just a few days. The video on the website was very very helpful. I was able to install everything myself in just a few minutes, except I couldn't get the wires to connect in the fuse holder. I had to take it to a mechanic, and he trimmed back the insulation so the ends were long enough to be able to slide into the fuse box. Also I had trouble reaching one of the fuse connections in the fuse box. This was no fault of the product. Just my 70 year old body would bend in the right places so I could reach it, and my 70 year old eyes had trouble seeing up close. I haven't towed the car yet, but apparently everything is working as it should. 521696



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


This is not user friendly! I had to make an Adapter to hold the small knife blades in the fuse holder in the fuse panel on my 2012 Honda CRV , also , with bypass switch in tow ,lights are still on the dash ? 520110



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Product easy to install, with very good directions. No guess work here. 511796



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Great service. Answered all my questions about wiring my vehicle to be towed. Very friendly and helpful. 511986


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Everything is still working well. Great products.

Edward - 05/21/2019

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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Love this! No more pulling fuses...just flip the switch. Received promptly and was easy to install. Etrailer videos for installation gives different perspectives...always a plus. 508978



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


I had the BEST installation and service at Etrailer. This was made more evident when a friend got her new hitch from a DIFFERENT RV store. She Towed to the campground and did not fully know how to unhitch or hook up. Etrailer not only taught me all I needed to know about my hitch but took the time to have me learn first hand, with my own hands, how to hitch, unhitch and drive hitched. Etrailer had me drive with a technician and try different procedures behind the wheel — to learn the full do’s and don’ts. Thank you Etrailer. 490386



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


The Roadmaster fuse bypass was great solution for my 2014 Honda CRV during tow mode. It was a very tight area to work during install and needed to be about 2-3" longer but it's sure easy to press that button for tow mode than trying to pull that hard to get to 15 amp fuse and then have to reinstall fuse each time you drive your tow car. 481527



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Best ever prices and service. Fast shipping and delivery. Will use etrailer again 480384



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


works great have not had any problems with it. would be interested in how to keep my wifi going as we don't have that in our motorhome. have turn the car on when we stop, then go thru the procedure again. thanks 478343



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Actually using it in my motorhome to turn on the wipers when needed. Seems to be good quality and I received it quickly. 451178



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excelent 451075



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


The product is a must for anyone towing a Honda CR-V that has only one 12volt accessory power outlet. When you remove the fuse as recommended by Honda's owner's manual to save on battery drain while towing, you also cut the power to your 12v outlet. Thus your brake assist will not work. Along with the Fusemaster you will also need to install an additional power outlet not using that fuse's circuit. The Fusemaster is not only necessary to help save your battery, but also your mind and body. One would have to be rubber man in order to remove that fuse over and over again. The Fusemaster makes up for a very sub-optimal design on Honda's part. 434596



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Third Order from here. Always above average. Two arrived a day early. Sales staff was above being polite. Oh and yes I will be back. 426796



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


The only problem I had installing this was removing the micro fuse and getting the red adapter to plug all the way in. I had to grind some of it plastic off the adapter to get it to slide in. Not the fault of the adapter but just the way Honda has the fuse for the radio and where it is located. 421480



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


This product works very well, would recommend it to.others 417616



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Great product. 412163



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


I have not got RM76511. I AM on Vacation now will be HOME July 21. Thanks. 405750



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Not Happy this 78512 part number. It cost 85 dollars and even though Road Master could have furnished necessary fuses they did not. The 76511 kit comes with a fuse adapter which makes the installation easier and safer. After calling Road Master technical support directly and asking for the fuse adapters like provided for in the 76511 kit for the 78512 the tech stated the adapter was only used on CRV models. This was not true the installation video clearly shows these adapters were show to be installed on a Honda Fit 78511 part number install. I think these switch harnesses are wildly overpriced and dangerous the way the way they show installing them with installations that deal with low profile mini fuses. I have lost all faith in Road Master products. I think Road Master's tech support needs some retraining. I think etrailer should no longer handle these products. Still waiting for a return call from Road Master about purchasing the adapters as a separate item. 396777



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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


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 396406


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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2016-2017 GMC Terrain or Chevy Equinox
  • We have everything you need to pull your new GMC Terrain or Chevy Equinox behind your RV with all 4 wheels on the ground. To do this you will need a base plate kit, a tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution, and a supplemental braking system. These two vehicles are extremely similar so the needed parts will be the same for either option. Starting with the base plates, I recommend the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-523184-5 if the vehicle does not have adaptive cruise control...
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  • Removing Fuses to Flat Tow a 2017 GMC Acadia Limited
  • When a vehicle's owner's manual says to remove fuses I definitely recommend abiding by it. GM requires the fuses be removed in order to disable specific functions that will operate while the Acadia is set up to be flat towed. We do offer products to make the process easier whenever you're setting it up to be towed. The recommended FuseMaster bypass switches for your Acadia are # RM-76517 and # RM76514. Also, for disconnecting the battery with a switch use # RM-766.
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  • Is the Stop Light Switch Kit Needed With the Stay-IN-Play DUO to Flat Tow a 2017 Chevy Equinox
  • It is recommended to install the Stop Light Switch Kit # RM-751439 on your 2017 Chevrolet Equinox to ensure that the LED notification works properly for the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO # SM99251. If you can find a wire that is solely dedicated to the brake light then you can use the method that comes in the instructions for the DUO but we have found that it is difficult to locate this wire. You will need to remove some fuses to flat tow your Equinox as well. I recommend installing a Roadmaster...
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  • Parts Needed for Flat Towing a 2014 Chevy Equinox with a All Terrain Tow Bar
  • To flat tow your 2014 Chevy Equinox you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, vehicle tow bar wiring, a supplemental braking system, possibly a high-low adapter, and a few additional accessories. The base plate kit that works with both the Falcon All Terrain # RM-522 you referenced and your Guardian Rock Guard # RM-4000 is the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit # RM-523160-4. For safety cables I recommend part # RM-643 which are coiled to keep them from touching the ground and...
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  • Recommendation for Flat Towing System 2014 Chevy Traverse LTZ
  • The RoadMaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain Combo Towing Kit - 10,000 lbs # RM-9243-3 and the Falcon tow bar will be similar to the # RM-520 or Falcon 2 # RM-525 and will work well. There is no reason why these cannot be used on your 2014 Chevy Traverse LTZ. For your base plates, I recommend the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 523175-4. This is a custom fit for your vehicle and will work well with the tow bar. There are some additional wiring switches you will want...
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  • Installation Instructions for the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1708 for a 2014 Buick Enclave
  • I am glad that you have found our installation videos helpful. Although the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1708 has been confirmed to fit your 2014 Buick Enclave without the brush guard, as of yet (September 2017) we have not had the opportunity to shoot a video of the installation process of this base plate kit being installed on an Enclave. I recommend checking out the installation instructions which have been attached to this answer page for you to review. They are not the same as...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Components for 2010-2013 and 2014-2015 Chevy Equinox
  • For 2010-2013 and 2014-2015 Chevy Equinox models, there are a few components you will need to safely flat tow your vehicle. You will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, tow bar wiring, a supplemental braking system, a high low adapter, and a few other parts for power and fuses to make sure everything works together properly. I'll walk you through each part with a brief explanation to assist. Let's start with the base plates. I recommend the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plates # RM-523160-5...
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  • Flat Towing Parts for a 2017 Buick Enclave
  • First, let's quickly clear up the warranty issue. According to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, a warranty cannot be voided due to the use of aftermarket accessories, so you will be perfectly fine with whatever wiring kit you desire. As for the base plate, the only Blue Ox which is a confirmed fit for a 2017 Buick Enclave is # BX1708. Also keep in mind you'll want safety chains # BX88197 if your tow bar does not have them integrated. When it comes to lighting, you can use the magnetic...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 GMC Acadia Behind an RV and Carry 4 Bikes and Kayaks
  • Weight carrying is the gross trailer weight capacity of the hitch. Weight distribution is a device used to better distribute the tongue weight from a trailer to all axles of the tow vehicle and trailer. It produces more stress in certain places on the trailer frame and tow vehicle. As such some vehicles/hitches are not rated for use with weight distribution. Dinghy towing means flat towing or towing a vehicle with all of its wheels on the ground. So basically your trailer hitch is rated...
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  • Can 2017 Chevy Equinox be Flat Towed and Parts Needed
  • I took a look at the online owner's manual for a 2017 Chevy Equinox and it said that this vehicle can be flat towed; to do so there are a number of parts you will need, which I'll list for you. - Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-523184-5 - Tow Bar: Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain Tow Bar # RM-522 - Safety Chains: RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables # RM-643 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 - Fuse...
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  • Recommended Brake Light Switch and Fuse Bypass for 2014 Chevy Equinox to Flat Tow
  • Thanks for letting me know you have the Roadmaster 9700 Portable Supplemental Braking System # RM-9700 and the necessary Roadmaster Stop Light Switch Kit - Chevrolet Equinox / GMC Terrain # RM-751439. You will also need the 12 Volt Outlet Kit, 20 amps # RM-9332. GM does require removing a fuse (#32 on V6 or ABS on 4 cylinder) to help as you stated, but I recommend instead using a fuse bypass switch (# RM-76517 for 4 cylinder or # RM76511 for V6). This will allow you to simply flip...
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  • Recommended Fuse ByPass Switch for Flat Towing a 2013 GMC Terrain
  • According to an online version of the owner's manual for your 2013 GMC Terrain you will need to pull the #32 "Discrete Logic Ignition Switch" fuse that is located in the instrument panel fuse block. Since your flat towing application only requires one fuse to be pulled you can use the Roadmaster FuseMaster # RM-76517. This is rated for a fuse that has no more than a 50-amp rating. If you had 2 fuses that needed to be pulled then you would want to use the Roadmaster FuseMaster part # RM76511.
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  • Does a Brake Buddy Supplemental Braking System Wire Directly to the Battery on a 2015 GMC Acadia
  • We don't carry the Brake Buddy products so I had to look up the instructions. They actually have 3 different models in their current line up. The Stealth unit does need to connect to the battery. The Vantage and the Classic plug into a 12 volt outlet (cigarette lighter). If your 12 volt power outlets are not active after using the fuse bypasses or pulling the fuses then you would want to install a 12 volt outlet kit # RM-9332. I have linked a video as an example of how it installs. The...
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  • Do I Need To Cut Holes in the Bumper of a Chevy Equinox To Install Base Plates
  • The base plate kits for your 2017 Chevrolet Equinox that we offer don't require you to cut any holes in the bumper so no worries here. If you take a look at the attached photo you will see how the arms are able to protrude through without cutting. They use an opening already present opening on the vehicle. In regards to a supplemental braking system, they will not have any adverse effect on the vehicle's physical braking components (rotors, pads, calipers etc.). When it comes to the...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Chevy Traverse Behind an RV Using a Sterling Tow Bar
  • For your 2013 Chevy Traverse and Sterling tow bar I recommend the EZ4 base plates # 523175-4. Base plates can be tricky to install so I have included a link to the instructions so you can see the steps ahead of time. In addition to the tow bar and the base plates you will also need safety cables (if the tow bar did not come with any) # RM-645-76, lighting, and supplemental braking. For lighting you can use a simple magnetic kit such as # C-ATL20A but for a more permanent solution I recommend...
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  • Tow Bar Wiring, Stop Light Switch Kits, and Fuse Bypasses for a 2017 Chevy Traverse
  • For a stop light switch kit for use on your 2017 Chevy Traverse and SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO # SM99251 is # RM-751221. It will activate the RV brake-monitoring system whenever the Traverse brake pedal is applied which ensures that the supplemental braking system is functioning properly. If you are talking about actual lights for the Traverse then Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit # RM-154 is the most popular tow bar wiring system for the 2017 Chevy Traverse. I have linked a...
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  • Recommended Components Needed When Flat-Towing 2014 GMC Acadia Behind Motorhome
  • If you are flat-towing your 2014 GMC Acadia behind your 2015 Fleetwood there are 5 things you will need. You will need base plates for the Acadia, a tow bar, safety cables, wiring for the Acadia for lights, and most states now require a supplemental brake system. First I recommend the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, part # 523149-1. With the hidden brackets, these are virtually invisible when the drawbars are removed. The tow bar I recommend is the RoadMaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, part...
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  • Using the Nighthawk All Terrain # RM-676 to Flat Tow a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox
  • The base plate kit that you want to install on your 2013 Chevrolet Equinox to use with the Nighthawk All Terrain # RM-676 is Roadmaster EZ5 # RM-523160-5. These will connect directly to each other without an adapter. This base plate kit will not fit your Equinox if it has a brush guard, but it does have a limited amount of trimming as you can see from figure T in the attached instructions. To finish the wiring on your Equinox you need the Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit # RM-152. Since a fuse...
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  • Will a 2016 GMC Terrain Accumulate Miles when being Towed behind a Motorhome
  • Your 2016 GMC Terrain will continue to accumulate miles when it is being flat towed even with the battery disconnected. Short of physically disabling that system (which I am not even certain how to do) there isn't anything that can be done to prevent the vehicle from accumulating miles while be flat towed. There are fuses that will need to be pulled to flat tow your Terrain. If yours is the 4-cylinder model you can use fuse bypass # RM-76517 or if it is a V6 use # RM76511. While these...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 Chevy Traverse
  • The EZ4 base plates, # 523175-4, and EZ5 base plates # RM-523175-5 will both work with the Falcon tow bar. Both of these base plate sets are only compatible with Roadmaster tow bars that fit into a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver and thus mount on the motor home. The Falcon tow bars do fit this description. In addition to the base plates and the tow bar you will also need safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow the vehicle. For safety cables you can use # RM-643....
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Buick Enclave with Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar
  • Yes, for your 2014 Buick Enclave and your Falcon 2 tow bar you will need base plates # 523149-1. I have linked the instructions and a video showing a typical installation for you. There are a few other things needed to flat tow a vehicle if you do not already have them: safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting there are a few options. If you will not be towing...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2010 Buick Enclave with a Motorhome with Air Brakes
  • For your 2010 Buick Enclave I recommend using the Roadmaster EZ Crossbar Style Base Plate Kit # 523149-1 along with the Roadmaster Falcon 2 # RM-520 and the 6,000 lb coiled safety cables # RM-643. For a complete flat towing setup you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, vehicle tow bar wiring, a supplemental braking system, and possibly a high-low adapter. I like recommending the Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 because it allows you to also installed the Charge Line...
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  • Recommended Parts Needed To Flat-Tow 2008 Saturn Outlook
  • I did some research in the owner's manual for your 2008 Outlook that it can be flat-towed. On page 4-28 of the owner's manual it explains the steps you need to take when preparing your vehicle for flat-towing. I will make the recommendations for the parts you need to tow your Saturn. There are several items you need when you flat-tow a vehicle. First I recommend the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, part # 523149-1. For a tow bar I recommend the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, part # RM-520....
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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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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2015 GMC Terrain
  • The Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit # 523163-1 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2015 GMC Terrain. There is no difference at all between the two part numbers you mentioned. The 523163-1A is the part number that the manufacturer (Roadmaster) uses and we simply drop the "A" when listing it on our site. In order to flat tow your Terrain, you will also need a tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution, and a supplemental braking system (if you do not have these parts already)....
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2008 Saturn Outlook Behind an RV
  • There have been different Falcon tow bars over the years. If you have a Falcon 5250 (discontinued) it is rated for 5,000 pounds. The Falcon 2, # RM-520, and the Falcon all-terrain, # RM-522 are rated for 6,000 pounds each. I did some research on the 2008 Saturn Outlook at found that its gross vehicle weight rating is 6,400 pounds but its curb weight is 4,722 pounds. The 6,400 pounds is the most the vehicle can weigh when loaded to capacity including cargo, passengers, and fuel. You...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Buick Enclave Behind an RV
  • The first thing to do is check the capacity of the hitch on your Winnebago. The weight capacity of a Class III hitch varies. There should be a sticker on the hitch but if not the capacity is probably in the RV literature. Assuming that the RV and hitch are rated high enough you will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to tow your 2013 Buick Enclave. Starting with the base plates # 523149-1 is an excellent choice. The arms can be removed when...
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  • Everything Needed to Flat Tow A 2014 GMC Acadia Behind RV
  • I took a look at the online owner's manual for your 2014 GMC Acadia. It states if the vehicle is either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, it can be flat towed with all 4 wheels on the ground. I just recommend verifying this information in your copy of the owner's manual, as it's possible that you have a slightly different model Acadia. The owner's manual will also detail the correct procedures and steps to take before heading out on your trip. In order to flat tow your 2014 GMC...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2016 Chevy Equinox
  • I took a look at an online version of an owner's manual for a 2016 Chevy Equinox and it states that both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models can be flat towed with all four wheels on the ground. You will want to take a look at your owner's manual to verify this as well as follow the necessary procedure to flat tow. There are a number of parts needed in order to flat tow your 2016 Chevy Equinox. - Base Plate Kit: Demco Classic Base Plate Kit # DM9518315 - Tow Bar: Demco Commander...
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