Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicle - (2) 20-Amp ATM Mini-Fuses

Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicle - (2) 20-Amp ATM Mini-Fuses

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  • Bypasses Vehicle Wiring
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  • Mini Fuse
Take some of the hassle out of towing your car with this fuse bypass system. FuseMaster replaces your vehicle's mini-fuses 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 Vehicle - (2) 20-Amp ATM Mini-Fuses part number RM76512 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring - RM76512

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


Features:

  • Bypasses towed car's mini-fuses so you can tow your vehicle without draining its battery
    • Provides a simple alternative to removing fuses every time you tow
    • Stores fuses so that you won't lose them
  • Installs quickly, easily and permanently
    • Remove fuses from car's fuse box and install FuseMaster in their place
    • Put fuses into FuseMaster fuse holders
    • Mount bypass switch near fuse box
  • Maintains functionality of mini-fuses when switched on
    • Flip switch to "Drive" position and drive like normal
  • Overrides mini-fuses when switched off
    • Flip switch to "Tow" position and you're good to tow
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2 ATM mini-fuses not exceeding 20 amps each
  • Harness length: 13"


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 fuses 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 fuses inactive so that you can flat tow your car without its battery being drained.


Installation

The preferred location for mounting the FuseMaster switch is the access panel inside your vehicle that leads to your fuse box. The switch must be mounted on a plastic surface that is no thicker than 1/4". Do not mount the switch on a metal surface. Drilling is required.


Roadmaster FuseMaster Switch

Included with the FuseMaster are 2 stickers: "Drive" and "Tow." Once the switch is installed, you can place the stickers on the access panel - 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.




76512 Road Master Fuse Master Fuse Bypass for Towed Cars - 2 Fuses - Long



RM76512 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RM76512 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2001 - 2003 Oldsmobile Alero

2016 - 2019 Buick Envision

2001 - 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

2010 - 2012 Chevrolet Malibu excluding LTZ




Video of Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicle - (2) 20-Amp ATM Mini-Fuses


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 - 2018 Chevrolet Sonic

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Chevrolet Sonic we're going to be taking a look at, and showing you how to install the Roadmaster FuseMaster fuse bypass switch for towed vehicles with two 20 amp mini fuses, and that's going to be part number RM76512. Now we're also going to be installing the Roadmaster FuseMaster fuse bypass with the single 20 amp mini fuse, part number RM76511, because of our specific configuration. You should always double check your owner's manual and see which fuses need to be pulled in your Sonic.So here's what our fuse bypass switches look like once we have them installed. The owner's manual in our Sonic does recommend that we pull a fuse out before we tow, and these switches are going to prevent us from having to reach underneath the dash, or going underneath the hood every time that we tow it. A simple flip of the switch and we're going to cut the power going to those fuses, but at the same time flip them back and our car will drive like normal.Now an easy way to show you that our switches are working is right now they're both in the drive position. So if I turn my ignition on, we can see that everything's working normally.

And if I press it on the clutch the car is going to start. Now if I turn them both in the tow position. For one we can see that our dome light goes out, but also when I turn the ignition on nothing's happening because it's cutting power to that ignition source so it doesn't drain the battery while we're towing it. But then if I turn it back into drive, give it a few seconds for those fuses to get energized, we can see everything's coming back on like normal and the car will start.Now we mounted our switches right by the fuse box which is going to be just to the left hand side of the steering wheel. Now if you look at the back of the switches we have one that has four wires, and one that has two wires.

And that's because our Sonic particularly needs several fuses to be pulled. So we have one that's actually routed to the outside underneath the hood for the single, and then we have two fuses in this panel that we needed to bypass so we used a double bypass. That way it prevents us from having a whole bunch of switches, and it keeps everything nice and neat and easily available. Your Sonic may be a little bit different than ours, so you want to double check your vehicle's owner manual, and the fuses that are in the fuse box to determine which ones need to be pulled.Now that we've seen what our switches look like installed, and talked about the convenience of them, let's show you how to get them installed. So here's what our fuse bypass is going to look like before we have it installed.

We're going to end up having a total of two switches mounted here in the dash. So we can start by coming to the driver's side, right on the left hand outer portion of the dash here. This is where our fuse panel is going to be on the inside. So if we just reach into that hole, we can pop the cover off. Now on the back it is going to have a legend of all the fuses and relays that are inside, and to start out we're going to want to find BCM1 and BCM2.

Those are going to be the two 20 amp fuses all the way towards the outside.So we're going to want to pull both those 20 amp fuses out. Just grab a pair of needle nose pliers, pull those out, and make sure you pay attention to the location of each fuse because we're going to be putting our fuse bypass into those places. And if you look, you want to double check to make sure that the fuse bypass prongs are the same size as the fuse itself. This is designed to accept ATM mini fuses, so if you have different fuses inside, a different size, you're going to need to pick up the same amperage fuse that will into our fuse bypass.So you'll notice that we have two red wires and two black wires. Each one is a pair so we're just going to take one set and we're going to plug it in just a fuse, plugging the prongs into each one of those sections where the fuses normally go. And since it's the same size fuse, it doesn't matter which one we put it into, but you just want to keep track and make sure that the two black wires are together, and the two red wires are together. So now that we have all four of the prongs plugged in, we're going to make sure that they're fully in there, and if we come back to the switch, there's going to be a plastic divider, and that's going to be separating our red and black wires.So we're going to want to pull the red and black wires off the terminals. Kind of wiggle it back and forth, and we can pull that spade terminal off. It is a little bit of a tight fit, so you just want to be careful not to break the terminal or break the switch when you're taking them off. You'll notice that there's going to be node on the back of the switch itself. We want to go ahead and remove that as well. And this way we can mount our switch in a convenient location. Now what would make the most sense for us is to mount our switch on the panel that's going to cover up the fuse box. So since we're doing two, I'm going to offset it a little bit from the center so I can put my other one in place next to it. Now if we flip it over, we are going to have that legend.Now I suggest that you remove this sticker, maybe put it in your owner's manual or somewhere safe inside your car, that way we don't damage it because we are going to have drill a hole to mount the switch. So we just peel the corner back, and carefully just start removing the sticker. We won't have to worry about tearing it up. I'm going to be using a step drill bit to drill into the plastic here, and you're going to want to make a three quarter inch hole for each switch that you're mounting. Now it's not a bad idea to drill a little bit, test fit the switch, and if you need to come back and drill it just slightly bigger. You don't want to make the hole too big to where the switch is going to be loose.Another tip is if you're using a step bit, as you can see it kind of tapers out because of the shape of the bit. So if you flip your panel over and drill from the backside, so you have a nice even hole. Once we have our hole drilled out and our switch fits inside, we can flip it back over, and grab the retaining nut, and we're just going to thread it back on there, and that's what's going to keep that pressure onto our switch. Now if you look there's going to be some teeth on there. You want to make sure that those teeth are facing the back of the panel so it can grab on to it. So now that we have this switch mounted, we're going to go ahead and drill another hole and mount our other switch.For our second fuse bypass switch, we are using a single fuse bypass because there's going to be one more fuse that we're going to have to pull, however this one's going to be underneath the hood. So rather than having to open the hood every time and flip the switch under there, we just decided to mount both of our switches in a convenient location inside the car. Now obviously our fuse bypass isn't going to reach outside with the length of wire that is provided. So what we're going to do is we're going to pull back this loom a little bit, and we're going to cut our wires and we're going to splice on a length of wire so it can reach. You just want to make sure that you hold on to the ends so that we can put them back in place once we get it out underneath the hood.So you just want to cut your wires, and you want to stay away from the connection point that's right here because that's another connection point that the manufacturer has made. So we'll just move down a little bit, cut the ends off, and we'll strip back both ends of our wire. Then we're going to take a blue heat shrink butt connector, put it on at the end of each one of our wires, and crimp it in place. Now if you have extra wire, you're going to want to use close to the same gauge, you don't want to go too small, you don't want to go too big. So 16 gauge wire would be a good size. So I have some extra 16 gauge wire I had laying around, and this just happens to be black so I'm going to go ahead and use that.Now if you do need some wire, you can pick some wire up by the foot here at eTrailer.com. Let me just take our extension and crimp it onto our butt connector. Now with both our wires extended, we're going to send this out through the firewall. Now the easiest way to get through the fire wall into the engine compartment is if we follow the floorboard up, there is going to be a rubber grommet that's going to be in the firewall. We already had to send some things through, so we're just going to take something to push that wire through.Now I used an airline tube that I had laying around. You can use a coat hanger, or whatever you have available. But there's going to be a grommet that's up high on the dash. It's actually easier to get from the engine side. This is right by the brake booster, and it came out right by where my fuse box is. So now I'm just going to take my two wires, and I'm going to secure it to my airline tube, that way I can start pulling through and not have to worry about dropping it. So once we have our wires coming through, we'll pull the excess out. Just want to make sure you leave enough room so that actual fuse bypass is still in that compartment and we don't pull it too far back.With our wires through the firewall, and we know we have enough room to reach, I'm going to go ahead and shrink down the butt connectors. Now I'm going to be using a heat gun. If you're using an open flame like a lighter or a torch, just be careful not to char or burn the wires or the connectors themselves. So our wires come out right by our fuse panel here. And if we come to this back corner, we can lift up and squeeze those two tabs, and then remove the cover and set it aside. Now underneath here we're going to be looking for the number seven fuse. So you're going to want to use the legend, figure out where the number seven fuse is, and it's location. So if we look on the legend it should be in the center right here. It's going to be that seven and a half amp fuse in between those two five amp fuses. So we can go ahead and pull that out, and again this is a different style fuse than what our fuse holders are going to accept.So we're going to have to get a seven and a half amp ATM mini fuse in order to put into our fuse bypass. But if we look, the ends on our fuse bypass are going to fit, and just to make sure we can always test fit it just to make sure they go into the spot. So they do fit into the terminals, we're just going to have to find the correct fuse to put in the actual fuse holder itself. So we can take our wire, and we're just going to estimate about how much wire we need. It's not a bad idea to give yourself a little bit of an excess slack. And once we have those trimmed, we can strip back the end of each wire. Then we'll take another heat shrink butt connector, put it on the end of each one of those. Then we can take our terminal ends, strip back the end of the wire, and we'll crimp them into each one of our butt connectors.So now we're going to take our terminals, and we're going to put them into the fuse spot, making sure that they go in there fully and they seat all the way. And we can route our wire so that it won't be interfering, however we are going to have to cut a small notch so that the wire can fit down so our covering can go back in place. So I'm just going to take a pair of side cutters, and I'm just going to cut a small notch out of the side of the plastic here. Doesn't need to be very large but just big enough so that my wires can pass through. And then we can test fit the cover to make sure that it'll go back into place without any issue.inaudible 00:12:41 Clean up some of my wires back here. Put that loom back. And then for our single fuse bypass, inaudible 00:12:48 remove that seven and a half amp fuse. So again you're going to want to find one that fits in to the mini fuse holder. So we're going to take that fuse, put it into our fuse holder and close the cover. Now for our double fuse bypass, we're going to take the factory fuses and we're going to put them into the terminals. Now since these are both the same size, it doesn't matter which one they go into. But you want to pay attention if they we're different to make sure that the black wires that go to your terminal are going to match up with the fuse you put in and so on for the red one as well.The easiest way to tell that is just remove the loom here, kind of split it back and look for which color wire is going to each one of those fuse holders. So now with the switches and our fuses in place, we can go ahead and start hooking everything up. So again this single one, just going to take the terminals, plug them back into the switch, and we'll do the same thing for the double. On the double one again, you want to make sure you pay attention to that plastic divider because that's going to divide the two different colored wires. So just make sure you have both reds on one side, and both black ones on one side. Just want to double check to make sure those fuse spades are in place. I'm going to tuck our wires back in, and put the cover back in place.Now you want to pay attention to the orientation of the switches. You want that dot to be in the up position, and then each one of our kits is going to come with a few stickers so that anybody driving your car is going to know what's going on. And the drive sticker is going to go on top where the dot is. And then also in our kit it's going to have a tow sticker which is going to be put on the bottom. So we'll put the stickers on for each switch that we know what position it's in.So now that the switches are installed, it's always a good idea to cycle through everything. So go ahead and flip them to tow mode, and make sure the power is cutting off what it needs to, and then also switch it back to drive mode. It's a good idea to give it a few seconds so the fuses can get energy again, and then make sure that the car starts and everything functions like it should. And that'll finish up your look at the Roadmaster FuseMaster fuse bypass switch for towed vehicles on our 2018 Chevrolet Sonic.


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicle - (2) 20-Amp ATM Mini-Fuses - RM76512

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 mini-fuses and lets you prep for towing by simply flipping a switch. Integrated holder keeps fuses secure and functional.

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Fast delivery 591870



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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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Perfect. Great installation video. Works as advertised. 566488



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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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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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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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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


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


Comments

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


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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


Comments

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


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



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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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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


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



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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



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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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Review from a similar Roadmaster FuseMaster in Tow Bar Wiring


Fast deliery 591872



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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


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


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


Comments

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



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



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Great product. 412163



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



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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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  • I'd be happy to give you all the parts that are needed to flat tow a 2019 Chevy Sonic, though there was not an available version of an online owner's manual for a '19 Sonic I could refer to so you will want to check your copy to confirm any necessary steps you need to take before flat towing. Here are the best parts for you to flat tow your Sonic: - Base Plate Kit: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1703 - Tow Bar: Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar # BX7420 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Tail Light Wiring Kit...
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  • The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 3136-1 is not a confirmed fit for the 2018 Chevrolet Sonic . However, the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-523194-5 will work in a similar fashion. If you plan to flat tow this vehicle, for brake and tail lights, I recommend the Roadmaster Bulb and Socket Kit, Item # RM-155. This kit is a completely independent system from your vehicle's lighting system that mounts inside your tail light lens housing. Fuses must be pulled while towing the Sonic....
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  • On your 2014 Honda CR-V, when your remove the key you will need to go through the entire process again. I've attached the photo of the owners manual page to assist. This will help you to circulate the fluids and allow the vehicle to be towed without damage. Failing to follow the procedure completely could cause damage to your transmission and cause a battery drain. I recommend using the Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicle - (2) 20-Amp ATM Mini-Fuses # RM76512...
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  • For your 2012 Honda CR-V, I recommend you start with the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX2258. When installing this, I highly suggest using Loctite Threadlocker 262 - High Strength - Up to 3/4" Nuts/Bolts - 0.20-Fl-Oz Tube # LT37420 to secure the bolts. This base plate can be used with the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar - Motor Home Mount - 6,500 lbs # BX7365 you mentioned which comes with the safety cables you need. I recommend using the Blue Ox Base-Plate and Receiver Lock Kit...
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  • Recommendations for Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Buick Envision
  • You are on the right track for sure. As far as ease of use and performance the best option for supplemental braking would be the SMI DUO part # SM99251 over the Invisibrake. The DUO is our installers favorite kit as it's the simplest to install of the permanent install kits and works the best while being very reliable. As far as the tow bar and base plate the Roadmaster products will work very well. The EZ5 kit part # RM-523188-5 is a confirmed fit and the Sterling tow bar part # RM-576...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat-Tow a 2018 Buick Envision
  • In order to flat-tow your 2018 Buick Envision with all four wheels on the ground you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, flat-tow wiring harness, safety cables, supplemental braking system, and possibly a high-low adapter. I have attached my recommendations for each of these parts below. For a base plate kit I recommend the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit part # RM-523188-5 as it has removable arms which makes for a clean look while not in tow and it will not require a bulky crossbar....
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  • Yes, even with the battery charger installed when you are flat-towing your 2012 Honda CR-V you would still want the fuses removed. The charger will help keep the battery in good shape but the with the fuses left installed the battery would still end up depleted. The battery charger would just basically slow down the process slightly but it would not totally be able to keep up.
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  • Do Fuses Have To Be Pulled When Flat-Towing 2010 Cadillac SRX Behind Motorhome
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  • Fuse Bypasses for Flat Tow Wiring on 2011 Chevy Cruze
  • Fuses must be pulled to flat tow your 2011 Chevy Cruze so along with the tow bar wiring it is recommended to add TWO of the Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicle - (2) 20-Amp ATM Mini-Fuses # RM76512 so you can just flip a switch when you want to flat tow instead of having to deal with removing fuses each time. You will also need to use the Roadmaster Stop Light Switch Kit # RM-751451 with your braking system.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Chevy Cruz Diesel with Manual Transmission
  • The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1732 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2018 Chevy Cruze Diesel with the manual transmission. I spoke with my contact at Blue Ox and he stated that this base plate kit is indeed compatible with the Blue Ox Acclaim Tow Bar # BX4330 that you also mentioned. He just stated that with this combo, the tow bar will need to attach 7 inches higher on the RV at the hitch ball. I took a look at the online owner's manual for your Chevy Cruz. It states...
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  • Recommended Tow Bar Wiring for 2014 Honda CR-V
  • For a tow bar wiring kit that will work great on your 2014 Honda CR-V, I recommend the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267. This diode kit will allow you to wire your vehicle so that it will accept the RV's tail, brake, and turn signals for flat towing. It includes a 6-Way connector that you will install in front of the CR-V and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV's 7-Way. I have attached an installation video on your 2014 Honda CR-V that you can...
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  • Best Wiring and Fuse Bypasses for Flat Towing a 2016 Honda HR-V
  • To make disconnecting the 3 fuses on your 2016 Honda HR-V I recommend installing the FuseMaster Fuse Bypasses # RM76511 and # RM76512. This gives you the ability to "remove" (disconnect) the 3 fuses on your HR-V without physically removing them. There are no switches that allow you to disconnect 3 fuses with 1 switch but this reduces it to just 2 switches. For wiring I highly recommend the Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 which splices into the wiring behind your tail lights and also...
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