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  • Trailer Brake Controller Wiring Harness for 2013 Ford F150
  • According to Trailer Mate, the # TM76292 wiring adapter is indeed the correct item to install a brake controller on your 2013 Ford F150. Keep in mind that if your truck was not equipped with the factory tow package, including the OEM 7-way, you might be missing some fuses or relays in the fuse box to fully activate the tow package. You would need to see your Ford dealer for the appropriate relays. If you have the OEM 7-way, the installation should be a plug-and-play proposition. The...
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  • Wiring Recommendation to Flat Tow a 2013 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • For the 2013 Honda CR-V getting the correct wiring harness for flat towing depends on a few factors. If you are going to be towing the vehicle often then using a custom harness like # TM783120 would be a good choice. But if you are using a supplemental braking system (which is required by law in most states) then you will also need a brake light relay # RM-88400. If you will not be towing often then I recommend a magnetic kit like # C-ATL20A. This bypasses the vehicle wiring so a brake...
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  • Installing the Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay # RM-88400 on a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • Yes, we have a video showing the installation of the Brake-Lite Relay, # RM-88400, on a Honda CR-V. Check out the video that I attached. Since your CR-V has separate tail light wiring and you are using the TrailerMate wiring harness, there is one more check you will want to do to determine if you need the brake light relay. With the vehicle turned off, step on the brakes. If your brake lights come on with the vehicle off, then you will need the Brake-Lite Relay. The Brake-Lite Relay...
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  • Installing TrailerMate # TM783120 Taillight Wiring Harness for Towed Vehicles on 2013 Honda CR-V
  • Installation of the TrailerMate Wiring Kit is pretty straightforward. You'll need to access the rear of the taillight assemblies by removing them, and locate where the vehicle wiring harness plugs into the taillight assembly. The TrailerMate harness would plug inline with that connection, with the connectors with the YELLOW wire being used on the driver's side. The white wire with the ring terminal would ground to the vehicle body. The remainder of the harness would pass to the underside...
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  • 12 Volt Accessory Outlet Needed to Power the Roadmaster Even Brake on a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • I recommend installing a separate 12 volt accessory outlet. For this, you can use the Roadmaster 12 Volt Outlet Kit, # RM-9332. This kit works great for vehicles that require fuses to be pulled. The 5ft cord should provide plenty of length to route the outlet into the cab of the vehicle. The outlet can be connected directly to the vehicle battery or to a powered fuse using a fuse tap.
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  • Tow Bar Lighting Recommendation for a 2012 Ram 1500
  • Actually the Trailermate harness part # TM781028 that you referenced will plug inline with the factory taillight harness of your 2012 Ram 1500 but it would not actually splice into the wiring. Here is how you would know if you would need the brake light relay part # RM-88400: To determine if a brake light relay is needed to properly wire your vehicle to be towed, answer the following questions. Are you using a supplemental braking system that depresses the brake pedal in your...
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  • Recommended Wiring Harness to Flat Tow 2013 Ford Edge
  • Given the choice between the Hopkins # HM56001 or the TrailerMate # TM782057, I'd recommend the Hopkins wiring harness. We've found that the diodes that prevent backfeed work better on the Hopkins model. You will indeed be able to use the Tow Ready # 118515 T-One connector in conjunction with the Hopkins wiring harness. In my research, I've found that the 2013 Edge is indeed capable of being flat towed, subject to the procedures mentioned in the owner's manual. I'd urge you to check...
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  • Where Does the Trailer Mate Tow Bar Wiring Harness Install on a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • The good news is that the Trailer Mate wiring harness # TM783120 will plug in line at the connectors behind the tail lights which should be more accessible. However, we have found that on some 2013 Honda CR-Vs the connection point for the regular trailer wiring harness, # C56158, is not present on all models. In this case, if that factory harness is not present on your vehicle, you will need to use # 118561 instead. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Does TrailerMate Tow Bar Wiring Harness Activate All the Rear Lights on a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Yes! The TrailerMate tow bar wiring harness # TM781117 will activate the brake lights, turn signals, and running lights when those circuits are activated on the motor home. Because your 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a combined lighting system (the brake signals and the turn signals are carried on a single wire) a brake light relay, # RM-88400, may be required if you use a supplemental braking system with your towing setup. A supplemental braking system depresses the brake pedal in your...
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  • Will the Brake-Lite Relay # RM-88400 Interfere with the Auto Start Feature on a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and he told me that the Brake-Lite Relay, # RM-88400, will not interfere with auto start feature on your 2013 Honda CR-V. The Brake-Lite Relay connects to the blue brake light wire wire coming from the brake light switch that powers the brake lights. It does not connect to the circuit that shuts off your engine to prevent theft. When installing the Brake-Lite Relay on your vehicle, you will want to follow the Standard (Normally Open) Installation...
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  • Can TrailerMate Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicle Be Used with Plug-and-Play Wiring Harness
  • The TrailerMate Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles # TM781115 that you referenced is not designed to be used with a plug-and-play trailer wiring harness, like # 118394, that provides a wiring connector for the rear of your 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. If you do not want to uninstall your existing plug-and-play trailer wiring connector, you can use a different wiring set-up to provide you with lighting while flat towing your Grand Cherokee, like the Roadmaster Tail Light Wiring...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer-Not-Connected Message on Prodigy P3 Brake Controller in 2013 Ford F-150
  • The harness to use to connect a Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 to your 2013 Ford F-150 with the factory 7-way towing package is part # 22292 or the TrailerMate equivalent # TM76292 that you referenced. The harness connects between the controller and the port underneath the dash as shown in the linked video. The most likely reason for the controller to display N.C. (meaning it does not detect a connected trailer) is a dirty or corroded vehicle or trailer connector. Check...
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  • TrailerMate 781118 Backfeeding Troubleshooting for a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • I spoke to my contact at Trailermate and he informed me that there are diodes in the TrailerMate Harness part # TM781117 that prevent the RV from back feeding onto the tow vehicle wiring, but there aren't diodes in the kit to prevent the opposite direction of backfeeding. I know this isn't exactly the solution you are looking for, but he recommended you install diodes into the wiring at the 4-way like part # RM-790.
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Wiring Harness for a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500
  • For a wiring harness that will fit your 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 and has blunt cut wires at the other end, use # 3021-S. The brake controller wiring harness # TM75267 you referenced fits the following trucks: 2005 - 2007 Ford F-250 & F-350 Super Duty Pickups 2005 - 2007 Ford F-450 & F-550 Super Duty Pickups But it does not fit a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500.
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  • Plugging In TrailerMate Flat Tow Wiring Harness for 2014 Honda CR-V to Motor Home Blows Fuse on CR-V
  • It sounds like there is a short somewhere so as soon as you plug in the harness # TM783120 it blows the fuse on your 2014 Honda CR-V. The first thing I would check is the wiring leading from the back of the CR-V to the front. You will be looking for any pinched or damaged wires that may be touching bare metal. Make sure that the trailer connector on the motor home is clean and free of corrosion. Then you will need to check its wiring as well. Shorts usually occur from damaged wires or...
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  • Only Right Side Turn Signals Work After Installing TrailerMate Tow Bar Wiring on a 2013 Ford Edge
  • It sounds like there is either a bad ground connection somewhere or a bad connection. Since the TrailerMate tow bar wiring harness # TM782057 does have a separate ground wire, you will want to make sure that it is attached to a clean, non-painted and corrosion free bare metal surface. Make sure that all of the connections are securely attached to each other as well. Check both where the unit plugs into the 2013 Ford Edge tail lights and where the 4-Ways plug into each other. If the...
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  • Tow Bar Wiring for a 2014 Ford Edge Limited
  • The trailer connector at the back of your 2014 Ford Edge Limited is an output only device. Trying to run power through it will not work and can result in damage to the vehicle wiring. We do have a harness that will work well for your 2014 Edge when you flat tow it. The TrailerMate harness # TM782057 will plug in line with the vehicle tail light wiring and has 4-Way flat connectors to plug into the RV. If the RV has a different connector other than a 4-Way we do offer all sorts of adapters. Consult...
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  • Wiring a 12 Volt Power Wire from a New 7-Way Trailer Connector on a 2013 Lincoln Navigator
  • On a 2013 Lincoln Navigator you should have to run both the 12 volt power wire and the blue brake output wire. This is because if the Navigator did not come with a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector the wires are either not present or not live from the front of the vehicle to the back. You will need to follow the instructions for # ETBC7 which I have linked for you to get everything hardwired in. If the vehicle came with a 4-Way trailer connector then there could be wires ran...
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  • Is a Custom Towed Vehicle Wiring Harness Available for 2007 GMC Acadia
  • There is a custom wiring harness available for your 2007 GMC Acadia that will allow you to control the vehicle's lights while it is being flat towed, the TrailerMate Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles # TM780014. This custom fit harness will install into your Acadia's existing wiring system and will not require you to splice into your vehicle's factory wiring. The Acadia is known to drain the battery while towing. To prevent this, you will want cut power to the Ignition...
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  • Mate to TrailerMate Brake Controller TM75813 for a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Factory 7-Way
  • It sounds like you are looking for the TrailerMate X10 Brake Controller TM75813. If you are instead looking for the TrailerMate plug that works with your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee with factory 7-way you will need the # TM76294. I have linked all the above mentioned products to this page for your viewing and purchasing convenience.
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  • Tow Bar Lighting Recommendation for a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • For a custom fit tow bar wiring setup confirmed to fit your 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee that would plug in line with your taillight harness you would want the TrailerMate kit part # TM781117 which is a confirmed fit.
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  • Is Brake Light Relay Required when Installing Even Brake on a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer
  • From what I was able to find out, you will not have to install the brake light relay, # RM-88400, when using the Even Brake, # RM-9400, and tow bar wiring on your 2002 Chevy Trailblazer. But the one way to verify this for sure is to get in the Trailblazer without the key in and step on the brake pedal. If the brake lights light up then you will need a brake light relay.
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  • Tow Bar Wiring Recommendation to Tow a 2014 RAM 1500 Express 4x4 Behind an RV
  • There aren't any Trailermate wiring harnesses for the 2014 Ram 1500 but there are many other options, see link. This is actually not a bad thing because the Trailermate harnesses tend not to play nice with supplemental braking systems and additional parts would be needed to make the two compatible. The 4-diode kits such as # RM-154, # TR118821, # RM-15247, and # RM-15267 are the most popular options for the Ram. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. I do...
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