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Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit Installation - 2015 Jeep Wrangler

Today, on our 2015 Jeep Wrangler, we'll be having a look at and installing the Roadmaster Brake-Lite relay kit for towed vehicles, part number RM-88400. With our brake light relay installed, what this will allow us to do is to flat tow our Jeep behind our motor-home and when our towed vehicle braking system is applying the brakes, we won't have to worry about the brake pedal being depressed, overriding the turn signals if the turn signals we're on in the motor-home. This way, if you have your turn signal on while you're slowing down to a stop, your turn signal will still work properly. Now, the way this works is we'll have it tapped into the fuse box. Your brake light switch becomes active again when the key's in the on position on your Jeep, giving you normal brake lights just like normal, when you step on the brake pedal. When the key's off, you don't have any brake lights anymore, so you can safely flat tow without having to worry about your turn signals being overridden by the brakes. Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get it installed. The first thing we need to do in order to gain access to our brake light switch, is to remove this panel here.


Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit Installation - 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Today, on our 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, we'll be having a look at and installing the Road Master Brake Lite Relay Kit for Towed Vehicles, part number RM-88400. All right. With our key out of the ignition, when we step on the brake in our vehicle, simulating our towed vehicle braking system pressing down on the pedal, we don't have any brake lights in the vehicle right now, which is a good thing. Otherwise, if we didn't have this brake light relay installed, when our brake pedal was depressed, the brake lights in the vehicle would come on, potentially overriding the RV's turn signals, which would control our towed vehicles turn signals as well when it's hooked up. When we put our key in the ignition and turn it on, we now have functional brake lights on our Jeep. Whenever we're ready to drive our Jeep normally, we don't have to worry about flipping any switches or unplugging anything. The relay takes care of it for us automatically and will have normal brake lights as needed. When our vehicle's in tow-mode and hooked up to the RV, all the functions for the tail lights and brake lights and turn signals will work off of the RV side, so we don't have to worry about the pedal causing our Jeep's brake lights to come on when it's depressed.


SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Braking System Installation - 2008 Saturn Vue

Today on our 2008 Saturn Vue, we're going to show you how to install the SMI Stay-In-Play Duo. This is a proportional supplemental braking system. Its part number is SM99251. For our initial set-up here, flip our switch into the on position, and we'll have someone in the towing vehicle or the coach hit the brakes. Go ahead! We'll loosen our knob. We're slightly going to raise that. The system should start kind of going into a little bit of a chattering.


Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit Installation - 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, we'll be installing the Road Master brake light relay kit for towed vehicles. Part number RN-88400. Here's what our brake light relay kit looks like installed. Goes into an existing fuse tap on the vehicle. This will allow you to hook up to a supplemental braking system when you're flat towing your Jeep. That way when the brake pedal is depressed inside the Jeep, you don't have to worry about that overriding the turn signal signal coming from the motor home and you'll only have your brake lights on the back of the Jeep and you don't have your turn signal functioning working properly. With this in place, your brake light switch inside the vehicle does not have any power going to it unless the key is in the on position of the Jeep when you're driving it.


SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Braking System Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Spark

Today, on our 2017 Chevrolet Spark, we'll be installing the SMI Stay-IN-Play Dual supplemental braking system, part number SM99251. What I like about the SMI Stay-IN-Play Duo is that it's a permanent installation in the car, I don't have to worry about getting down on my knees at a muddy campground site to hook up a box that sits in front of my seat. Also, I like the fact that this unit will work on all motor homes. Even though it's an air operated unit, I don't have to worry about my motor home having air brakes in order to use it. I can use it on anything that has an electrical tow package wiring on the back of it. I don't have to have something with a brake controller on it or something with air brakes. It'll work on any motor home out there. Being a proportional braking system, what that means is that if the brakes are applied in the RV a little bit, the brakes will be applied a little bit as well on the car to match.


SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Braking System Installation - 2016 Jeep Cherokee

Today, on our 2016 Jeep Cherokee, we're going to show you how to install the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO. This is a proportional supplemental braking system, it's part number is SM99251. Now, one of the first steps is deciding where our operating unit is going to go. We want this to be away from major heat sources and we want it to be out of direct road spray. If it we're to be going behind a grill where water would be spraying up on it or in a fender well where water would be splashing on it, it's not the best location. What we're going to do with our Cherokee, we're going to mount this right to the top of the fuse panel box here. We're going to use some zip ties. We're going to use the outside edges for mounting so we're not messing up any of the writing inside.


Blue Ox Patriot Proportional Braking System Installation - 2007 Chevrolet HHR

Today on our 2007 Chevrolet HHR we'll be installing a Blue Ox Patriot radio frequency portable braking system, part number BRK2012. This is a truly proportional unit. What that means is it'll slow down in conjunction with the motorhome in a direct relationship, so if you slow down for a little bit of pressure in the motorhome, the car will slow down with a little bit of pressure too. Now, we can adjust the level of braking intensity with our unit off this knob here, so if you want to have more aggressive brakes you can turn the knob all the way up to nine. That'll be the most pressure. If you don't want to have a lot of pressure, you could turn it down all the way to zero. Right in the middle, though, at five is a great place to start with, especially with this vehicle. Now, if you want to adjust it inside your motorhome, you can do that too with the wireless controller here.


Blue Ox Patriot Proportional Braking System Installation - 1994 Geo Tracker

Today on this 1994 Geo Tracker we're going to review and install the Blue Ox Patriot radio frequency portable braking system, Part Number: BRK2012. Now we'll go ahead and work with the part that goes into the RV. All this does is plugs into the 12 Volt outlet in the RV, and you can mount this in the RV anywhere you like, or you can use some hook and loop fasteners that comes with the kit. Since we don't have a RV with us, we can still test it out with our vehicle. We'll use the outlet right here to get power. With this we can control our settings. If you notice, if I hold this display to this display I can control the force or the gain, how hard the brakes work, and on the bottom here if for whatever reason you need to, you can activate the brakes by themselves on a tow vehicle by pushing this lever. When this is activated and working, this will show your display up here as well. This is great for applications where you have multiple vehicles, and you don't want to put a braking system in each one of them, or you're not planning to keep the vehicles for very long, such as this case.


Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit Installation - 2006 Jeep Liberty

Today on this 2006 Jeep Liberty, we're going to review and install the Roadmaster Break-Light Relay Kit for towed vehicles, part number RN-88400. We'll go ahead and hook up our jeep to our power supply, in this case it's going to be a truck, this can also be your RV. We'll plug it in and we'll go ahead and turn on the turn signal. If you look at the jeep you can see that we have a turn signal working, being powered by the towing vehicle. Now, as I step on the break peddle, you notice that it goes solid, you don't want this to happen. This is why we need a Roadmaster Break-Light Relay Kit. After we have it installed, this will allow the break system to work with the turn signal as it would normally. Let's go ahead and take a look at the parts that come with the kit.


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