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Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring - Plugs into Vehicle Wiring - HM56002 Review

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Review of Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring HM56002


Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for towed vehicles. Now this product is designed to fit a 2011 to 2015 Lincoln MKX. To ensure or double check that this is a fit for your vehicle, you can use the vehicle fit guide at etrailer.com. This unit lets you wire your vehicle to accept your RV's tail, brake and turn signal lights for flat towing situations. It provides a four way flat plug at the front of your towed vehicle to easily connect to the RV. It does come with a dust cap for that connection point, that way you cover up the connectors when the plugs not in use.This box right here is a dinghy/diode converter, this prevents electrical feedback to safeguard the towed vehicles electrical system.

This is a weatherproof box that keeps a built in diode to protect it. Now this system will not interfere with the electrical system when you're towed vehicle is not hooked up to the RV, and it's designed to connect quickly and easily, all you got to do is locate connection points behind your vehicles tail lights and plug in your connectors. And then you'll need to mount the converter box to a safe, out of the way location, run the four way all the way up to the front of the vehicle, and then use the included bracket to mount the four way in an area that's easily accessible.It does come with the hardware to get that bracket mounted. This four way simply just goes in between here, clamps, and then it's always easily accessible at the front of the towed vehicle. Once you have that done, you'll need to make a ground connection, that's your white wire with the ring terminal attached to it.

You want to get that grounded to a suitable grounding location with the included grounding screw. And then you can secure any slack or excess wiring with the included cable ties. It does come with terminal grease, so you can apply this to all the connectors. This grease is specifically designed to help prevent corrosion to the connection points.The unit also comes with detailed installation instructions to help walk you through that whole process step by step. But that's going to do it for today's look at the Hopkins Wiring Harness for towed vehicles..


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