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RoadMaster Falcon 2 and Falcon All-Terrain Towing Kit Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

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How to Install the RoadMaster Falcon 2 and Falcon All-Terrain Towing Kit on a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today, on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to be taking a look at, and installing, the Road Master Falcon 2 and Falcon All-Terrain combo towing kit with straight wiring, part number RM-9243-1. This entire kit is going to give us most of what we need in order to get our vehicle set up and ready for flat towing. We've got our 7 pole wire, that's going to come down to the 6 that's going to be attached on the front of our vehicle. We've got our bracket, here, that's going to allow us to mount our 6 pole outlet on the front of our vehicle. We've got a couple padlocks that are going to allow us to make sure that everything is locked in and secure, nobody's going to be able to take the vehicle and detach it from the motor home. We've got the safety cables, and on one end we'll be able to put these 2 quick links that come with the kit. We've got the diodes that are going to separate the signal coming from the motor home, or the signal coming from the vehicle, so that you can't potentially have a problem with the 2 overlapping, so it separates them and then sends them out the same location to the taillights.

Then we've also got a bag to store all of it in, and then a cover for our tow bar itself. Here's the bag. As you can see, when your tow bar's in stow position it makes a great cover to help protect it from the weather and the elements. The great thing about it is it's very easy to install and take off. A simple clip, you can slide it right off of there, and your tow bar is ready to drop down and use. Another great thing about the kit is when you're done you can take these, coil them up, and put them inside this convenient tow bag for storage.

It also comes with a roll of 4 pole wiring, which we have routed on the vehicle, which we'll show you. Start it up here, at the electrical mounting brackets on the front of our base plate, and routed it across, so it came out right here. Then I went up, directly towards the bottom side of the headlight, and I routed it around the air box and down the firewall. Then came down, and then began to run it inside the frame rail as much as possible. I zip-tied it along the way in good positions to secure it, and as I routed it I was sure to stay away from any moving parts or anything that may get hot, such as the exhaust, to help avoid damage to the wires. Went over the rear cross member, and then over the heat shield above the muffler, went over the bracket for the bumper rail, and then I'm ready to go up towards my taillight assembly. In order to gain access to our taillight assemblies, the first thing we'll do is we'll remove this threshold.

Just need to pull towards the front of the vehicle to release some of the fasteners, then we can take that and set that out of the way. Now, over here on the side panel, we're going to have these 2 pushpin fasteners that we'll need to remove. You can use a flat head screwdriver or a trim panel tool. There'll be a third right down here. Pop that one out, and we'll take our side panel and fold it back out of the way.

With the gray connector, here, we'll need to unplug that. There's a tab that you can push in that's on the bottom side. Push that tab in, pull that connector right out. Then we'll go to the other side and we'll do that same thing. I used an old piece of airline tubing as fish wire in order to bring this up through this grommet. I just took this grommet out, fished it up through there, and then cut a hole in the grommet and slid it down over the wire, and now my wire's through that grommet. Now I'll test my connector to see which of these wires provides power for the taillight, brake light, and turn signal. Using a test light, I just probed inside the end after grounding it to figure out which is which. By doing that, I found that this white and yellow wire on the end is for my brake signal circuit, the tan and brown wire is going to be for my taillights, and the green wire is for my turn signal. Because the turn signal is separate from the brake light, the green wire that's coming off of my 4 pole is going to go to this brake light circuit and serve as both my turn signal and my brake when used with the motor home. Now, I'll remove this clip that holds the wires to the body, so that way I've got more room to work. Now I've cut some of the tape and wire loom back, so that I can have more room to work with the wires that I need. Starting with the brown and tan wire, I'm going to clip it, and then I'll strip both of those ends back. Now, I've gone ahead and, both with the green and brown wires, I've separated them from the other wires, and cut them to the length that I'll need. With the brown wire, I'll strip the end of that back, and then with the other end of the brown wire, where I cut it, I'll strip that end back as well. Now what I'll do is with the 2 ends of the brown wire from the 4 pole wiring, I'll take those and twist them together. Then I'll take the one yellow spade connector and put it onto those wires I twisted together, and I'll crimp it. Then make sure they're secure in there. The reason I'm putting both of these into this one is so that then I can route that other brown wire back over to the driver side, in order to have taillight power at both taillights. Now, on the brown and tan wire that is on the vehicles wiring harness, on both of these I will take a blue spade connector and install it. Now I'll take the yellow connector and connect it onto one of the spades on the side of the diode that has 2, then on the other one I'll take the blue connector that's coming from the vehicle. Then on the single side of that diode, I'll take the blue connector that's going to go out to our connector that goes on the back of the taillight. Now, with my yellow and white wire, I'll follow that same process, but we'll just use 3 blue spade connectors. I'll take a paper towel with some rubbing alcohol on it, and I'll clean the surface that I'm going to mount my diodes to. Now I'll peel the cover off the sticky tape that's on the back, and stick it up into place. I'll do the same thing with the other one. Then I'll be able to take my connector and plug it back in to the back of the taillight. Then I took my yellow, brown, and white wires and routed them through, underneath where the threshold secures into, all the way through, so that they come out on this driver side. Now, over on the driver side, I did the same thing to test the wires over here. I'll connect my yellow and gray wire using the diode, along with my yellow wire coming from my 4 pole. I'll follow the same process that I did for the other side. Now I'll move to the purple wire in order to connect the brown wire to the taillights. Then I mounted them here, on the inside of the body. I'll take my connector, and plug it back in to the back of the taillight. Now, on the end of the white wire, I'm going to install the ring terminal that comes with the kit, in order to ground it. The kit does come with a self-tapping screw that you can use, but I'm going to take it and put it onto that ground stud, right there. I'll use a 10 millimeter socket. I'll remove that nut, slide my ring terminal over, and then reinstall the nut. Now we can begin reinstalling all of our paneling. Now we can begin to attach our 4 pole wiring to the back of our 6 round connector. First, we'll need to take a little dust cover and I'll slide it over my wires, and then I'll strip back the ends on all 4 of these wires. On the back of this, it has letters that are etched into the plastic to help you identify which location goes for which wire. In the instructions, it also gives you a diagram, so that you know which one goes to which location. First, we'll take the brown wire. I'm going to put that in the one labeled TM, so that's going to be the marker lights. Then I'll tighten down that set screw to hold it in place. Next, put the white wire into the one with GD for ground. Then we've got LT, so that's going to be our yellow wire, for the left. Then the green one will go to the one labeled RT, for right. Once we're done, we can take our dust cap, slide it back over. I'm going to put some electrical tape around that, just to seal that up to prevent moisture getting in there and corroding the connections on the back side of this plug. Now I'll use the 2 self-tapping screws that came with the kit for the base plate, and I'll secure my 6 round connector into the electrical brackets. Now we'll need to assemble the 6 round plug onto the wire that's going to take the 7 pole power from the motor home down to 6 pole, in order to put it into the vehicle. We'll need a Phillips head screwdriver to back that screw out in order to widen the opening on the back, there. Then you'll need a smaller Phillips head screwdriver in order to take actual connection points out. Take that screw out, then we can pull that on out. Then we'll take our wires, and feed them through from the back of our connector to come out the front. Next to each of these connection points it does have a letter that's etched in, to help us identify which one to plug each one into, and the instructions do also give us a diagram on how to do that. Right there, in the center one, we'll be putting the black wire. Then the one on top, in line with the little tab, there, it's going to be our brown wire. Then on the one labeled G we'll be putting the white wire, for our ground. Then the one labeled L, we'll be putting our yellow wire. Then the one labeled R, we'll put our green wire. Finally, the one with an S, we will be putting our blue wire. I'll take our cover and slide it back up into place, we'll be sure to line up that hole for the screw. We'll put that set screw back in, and tighten it up. Then we'll tighten down our other set screw, to clamp down on the wire, here in the back. Once we've got everything put together, we'll go ahead and test it out. We've got it plugged in, and we're going to use tester part number HM50928 in order to do that, but you can also use your motor home to check your lights. First, we'll check our taillights, then we'll check our left turn and brake signal, and our right turn and brake signal. Everything's working properly. That's going to complete our look at and installation of the Road Master Falcon 2 and Falcon All-Terrain combo towing kit with straight wiring, part number RM-9243-1, on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu.

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