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Roadmaster Diode 7 to 6 Wire Coil Kit Installation - 2015 Ford C-Max

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Ford C-max, we're going to be installing Roadmaster's diode wiring kit, part number RM-15267. This diode wiring kit is going get everything that you need to get your RV's signals transferred from your motor home to your vehicle. This kit will allow your motor home to transfer its left turn, right turn, tail lamp, and brake lamp signals to the rear of the vehicle. It comes with a six pole to seven pole adapter cable. The six pole will plug into your vehicle and the seven pole will plug into your motor home. It comes with a six pole connector here that you can put on your vehicle.


Hopkins Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2015 Jeep Wrangler

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Jeep Wrangler, we're gonna be installing Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit, part number HM56200. This wiring kit is gonna allow you to hook your vehicle up to your RV and get all the necessary lighting signals transfer from it to your vehicle. This includes your left turn, right turn, tail lamps, and brake lamps, so you'll be DOT compliant in all states.There's no cutting, no splicing required with this wiring kit, it just plugs in line with your factory wiring. The control box included will separate its circuits from your factory circuits, so you don't have to worry about any of the signals coming from your RV effecting the wiring on your vehicle. Everything you need to hook up to your RV is included, and it's custom fit for your Jeep. Now that we've gone over some of its features, let's show you how to get it installed.We'll begin our installation at the back of the vehicle by removing both the driver's and passenger's side tail light assemblies.


Custer Lite-It SMART Rider Wireless LED Tow Light Road Test

Speaker 1: Here you can see the smart rider in action. It does a really good job in hanging on, even hitting little bumps and things like that, no movement or no issues. As you can see, the LEDs are nice and bright, it should give everybody behind us a great idea of what's going on ahead.


Roadmaster Diode 7 to 6 Wire Coil Kit Installation - 2015 Smart fortwo

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 smart fortwo you're gonna be taking a look at, I'm gonna show you install the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit. Part number RM-15267.This is what our Diode kit looks like when it's installed. Six bolt here at the front of my vehicle. What this is gonna do, this is gonna give me connection point between my RV and my towed vehicle, or my smart car while it's being flat-towed behind the RV. This is gonna allow me to run my lights through my RV.For instance, once my umbilical cord is plugged into here, and it's plugged into my RV, once I step on the brakes, it's gonna activate the brake lights, or signal in the car, or in the Smart Car, while it's being towed. Same thing goes with my running lights, and both my turn signals.This diode kit is gonna hook directly into your factory tail light wiring.


Roadmaster 4-Diode Universal Wiring Kit Light Test

Speaker 1: And now we'll head out on our test course. Since the skies are pretty cloudy and it looks like it's going to rain, we're going to go ahead and turn on our taillights. As you can see, the signals on our vehicle are mimicking what we're doing in our motor home. We'll come up and stop here and make a right turn. And then we get into a kind of a sticky situation here with all these trucks around. So we'll turn on our hazard lights, letting people know we're about to turn around.


Roadmaster 4-Diode Universal Wiring Kit Installation - 2018 Kia Soul

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Kia Soul, we're going to be installing Roadmaster's four diode universal wiring kit, and 7-wire to 6-wire straight cord, part number RM-152-98146-7. This bulb and socket kit is going to allow us to transfer those lighting signals from our RV, back to our vehicle without tapping into the vehicle's wiring in any way whatsoever. We activate the left turn signal in our RV, it operates on both the RV and our vehicle. And here we have our brake lights, our running lights, left turn, and right turn.We'll begin our installation at the rear of the vehicle by removing both our driver and passenger side taillights.You'll find four Phillips head screws located down the inside edge of your tail lamp. Just go ahead and remove those screws. A plastic trim panel remover tool will make it easier when we're moving your taillight, when you're pulling rearward.


Roadmaster Diode 7 to 6 Wire Coil Kit Light Test

Speaker 1: And now we'll head out on our test course. Since the skies are pretty cloudy and it looks like it's going to rain, we're going to go ahead and turn on our taillights. As you can see, the signals on our vehicle are mimicking what we're doing in our motorhome. We'll come up and stop here and make a right turn. And then we get into kind of a sticky situation here with all these trucks around, so we'll turn on our hazard lights letting people know that we're about to turn around. Now, we'll head back to where we were.


Roadmaster Diode Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit Light Test

Speaker 1: And now we'll head out on our test course. Since the skies are pretty cloudy, it looks like it's going to rain we're going to go ahead and turn on our tail lights. As you can see the signals on our vehicle are mimicking what we're doing in our motor home. Come up and stop here and make a right turn. Then we get into kind of a sticky situation here with all these trucks around. So, we'll turn on our hazard lights letting people know that we're about to turn around.


Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Light Test

Speaker 1: And now we'll head out on our test course. Since the skies are pretty cloudy, it looks like it's going to rain, we're going to go ahead and turn on our taillights. As you can see, the signals on our vehicle are mimicking what we're doing in our motor home. We'll come up and stop here and make a right turn, and then we get into kind of a sticky situation here with all these trucks around, so we'll turn on our hazard lights, let people know that we're about to turn around. And now, we'll head back to where we were. We'll come to a complete stop, look both ways, and then we'll continue on and park our RV after we make a left turn here..


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Tow Bar Wiring Questions and Answers

  • Can the Honda Fit Be Flat Towed Behind a Motorhome
  • The information that we have is that the Honda Fit Automatic is towable as is for the 2007 to 2011 model years. If you have a 2012 model or If you would like to let me know the year of your Honda Fit, I would be glad to check to see if it is towable or not, or you can check your vehicle owners manual to determine the towability and pre tow procedures for your specific vehicle. Honda vehicles have special procedures for towing so you should check your owners manual. The items needed to...
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  • Recommended Wiring to Flat Tow a 2014 Jeep Wrangler 2-Door with 2005 Bounder
  • I'm glad no one was hurt in the loss of your Liberty's brave fit against the cement truck, but don't worry, I can help you equip your Wrangler with the proper products to get it flat tow ready. First, I would recommend the Hopkins wiring harness # HM56200 because we've had better luck with them not having issues after installation. This wiring harness has diodes to prevent back-feeding built in but if you wanted to install more we offer # RM-790 or # RM-690. To wire up the 4-way, that...
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  • Recommendation for Adding Taillights to Rear of Hitch Mounted Bicycle Rack
  • We don't offer anything purpose-built to install taillights on a hitch mounted bike rack, but you could effectively modify an existing system very easily. If your bike rack is steel, you could simply use a magnetic mount tow light like part # C-ATL20A. There would be some extra wire you'd need to bundle up and secure with zip ties, but the installation would be very simple. Another option would involve using a light kit designed for a cargo carrier. I'd recommend the # 59516 kit and...
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  • Recommended Wiring Harness to Flat Tow a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL LED Lights
  • The LED lights on your 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL use the same wiring harnesses available for incanescent lights. I've linked our selection for you. I like to recommend the diode kit, part # RM-15267, because it installs a 6-way at the front of the Jeep which may be handle for other functions. Depending on what braking system you're using you may need the additional function to maintain the Jeep's battery.
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  • Are Additional Lights Required on Towed Vehicle When Using a Tow Dolly
  • Generally you don't need additional lighting when using a tow dolly that already has lights. However, it's not a bad idea to check with the local laws in the states you'll be traveling in and in Canada. Some people like to add additional lights just to make it easier to see the vehicle that's on the dolly. If you wish to add lights you'll need to splice in a tow light kit, like # EZT20B, because the trailer connector on the back of your RV will already be in use with the dolly. Unless...
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  • How Does the Steering Wheel of a Push Button Start Vehicle Get Unlocked for Flat Towing
  • For your 2011 Ford Edge you want to first consult the owners manual to determine what the flat towing procedure should be and if there are any restrictions. Typically on vehicles with push button starts to get the vehicle to unlock the steering wheel you would need to have the key in the car, and without pressing the brake of the vehicle press the start button. That will put it in ACC mode which should unlock the steering wheel. The procedure you will need to follow will be outlined...
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  • Parts Needed to Replace All Wiring a Single Axle Cargo Trailer
  • To completely rewire your cargo trailer, I would recommend picking up a trailer light kit like the Standard Light Kit, # TL5RK, or # TLL9RK for LED lights. These kits include all necessary wiring and hardware needed to install the lights on your trailer. The LED light kit does not include clearance lights. To add clearance lights, I would recommend using # MCL31AB. The best option would be the LED lights because they only use a fraction of the power that the incandescent lights use....
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  • Wiring and Other Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Ford Edge
  • We carry several lighting options for the 2013 Ford Edge. I have included a link to them for you to view. A brake light relay may be required depending on the system you choose. A kit that bypasses the vehicle wiring like a magnetic kit # C-ATL20A will not require a brake light relay. Any other system will require the brake light relay # RM-88400. You will also want to consult the vehicle owners manual for additional information on flat towing the vehicle. In the research I did I found...
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  • Can a 2013 Honda Fit Be Flat Towed
  • I have a copy of the 2013 Honda Fit Owners Manual that I found online, and it states that both manual and automatic transmission equipped Fit models can indeed be towed behind a motorhome IF the specific procedures shown are followed. You can find this information by doing a Google search on '2013 Honda Fit Owners Manual'. Be sure to read the instructions carefully and completely, as they're pretty specific and if they aren't followed to the letter, you can damage the drivetrain of your...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Honda Fit Sport Automatic Behind a Motor Home
  • The best place to check to see if a vehicle can be flat towed behind a motor home is the owners manual. I found one online for the 2013 Fit from Honda and it states that you can tow the vehicle behind a motor home. There are special instructions for the automatic transmission you will want to look at so be sure to check your owners manual. You will need 5 items to flat tow your fit. First you will need base plates, # BX2253. These provide a safe mounting location for a tow bar. For a...
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  • Why Does Vehicle Battery Have to Be Disconnected to Flat Tow
  • When flat towing a vehicle you have to go by what is listed in the owners manual of the vehicle as the proper process otherwise you might damage something or end up being a danger to other motorists. Most likely you have to disconnect the battery of your vehicle so that the battery does not drain while you are flat towing it. Since the front wheels of a vehicle have to be unlocked and be able to be turned you will end up having the key of the vehicle turned on to accomplish this. Well...
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  • Can 2016 Ford Fiesta Be Flat Towed Behind a Motorhome
  • According to the information I found in the owner's manual for the 2016 Fiesta, the vehicle can indeed be flat towed. You'll want to look over the procedures outlined on page 152 of the owner's manual, and follow them exactly. The procedures vary according to the transmission that the vehicle is equipped with. I'll link you to some FAQ articles about flat towing, I hope you'll find them helpful.
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  • Parts Recommendation to Flat Tow a 2014 Ford Edge
  • I checked the owners manual for your 2014 Ford Edge and under the recreational towing section there was no mention of needing to pull a fuse. Because of that I would not recommend you install the Roadmaster Fusemaster you have or pull any fuses. To flat tow your vehicle you will need to first start with a base plate kit. If you have adaptive cruise control you would want the part # 524426-1, without adaptive cruise control you would want part # 4408-1. In addition to the base plates,...
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  • Flat Towing Setup For 2017 Jeep Cherokee
  • He is giving you the information he knows, and isn't incorrect...but is incomplete. There are limits to the battery and that can cause issues, where the manual doesn't have that issue. However, there are many wiring kits, like the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 that will allow you the features to charge your battery while you drive so you are not limited in your hours of towing based on battery. There is a wiring tech bulletin 68321424AB from Jeep...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2017 Chevy Sonic
  • I looked up the owner's manual for a 2017 Chevrolet Sonic and I saw that you can dinghy (or flat) tow a Sonic with an automatic transmission unless it is the RS model. On page 279 of the owner's manual it only specifies that the DLIS fuse from the instrument panel fuse block needs to be pulled. If that is the case then all you need to do is install the Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass # RM76511 (see attached video) to make uninstalling the fuse much easier. However, if the dealer is...
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  • Tow Bar Wiring Recommendation for 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited
  • The Roadmaster Diode kit part # RM-15247 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited. It also comes with an umibilical adapter to span the tow bar that has a 7-way connector on it. This kit wires into the taillight circuits of your vehicle and allows the tow vehicle to operate the taillights of the vehicle.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Behind a Motor Home
  • From what I have found the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited does NOT need to have fuses pulled to flat tow it. This means you will not need a fuse bypass. Consult the owners manual to confirm this and for other specific information on flat towing your Jeep. There are other items needed to flat tow your Jeep: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates I recommend the Roadmaster XL base plates # 1439-1. These base plates will fit without an...
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  • Difference Detween the Blue Ox Fuse Bypass # BX88272 and # BX88271
  • According to my contact at Blue Ox, you will want to to use the # BX88272 in conjunction with the # BX88273. These parts are compatible with the ATM mini fuses, like those used in the fuse box of your SRX. If you look at the photo I have edited for you, you can see the depth of the switch. The BX88272 and BX88273 are the same depth. I have also linked you to some of our flat towing FAQ articles that you might find helpful.
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  • Flat Tow Light Recommendation for a Jeep Wrangler
  • For a Jeep Wrangler like yours there really isn't a good place to attach magnetic tow lights like the part # C-ATL20A. The E-Z Mount Tow Light Kit # EZT20B would be a much better option since it doesn't require a metal surface to attach to. You could shut it in the rear door or even the rear glass hatch. Check out the install video I attached as well.
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  • Wiring 2012 Cadillac SRX so that Third Brake Light Operates While Flat Towing
  • Although it is not required by law, you can indeed tie in the third brake lamp so that it operates when your SRX is connected to the motorhome. You will need an additional diode, part # RM-790 to prevent backfeed into the SRX. The diode would be wired as shown in the diagram I have produced for you. I have looked online and have not been able to find any information regarding the location of the wiring harness that feeds the third brake light. Your best bet would be to check behind the...
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