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Honda CR-V Tow Bar Wiring Videos

Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2006 Honda CR-V

Speaker 1: Today on this 2006 Honda CRV, we're gonna review and install the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit, part number RM-154.Let's go ahead and cover the parts that come with the kit. First off, the hard of the matter is gonna be these diodes right here, which will take your signal from a RV and put it towards your taillights. We've got four of these guys right here, two for running light circuits, and one for our left turn and break, and right turn and break. Now, you want this kit anytime you wanna add power from your RV, when you're towing your car. This way, when you use diodes, every time you send power from your RV to these diodes it goes automatically to your taillights, and doesn't back feed to any part of your car, potentially causing damage.Next up, we got our terminals here, that fit onto the tabs that will hook into our wiring. Over here we have this cord that will go between your RV and your towed vehicle, and it has 4-pole flat on both ends, plus a cover built in on both ends.



Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Installation - 2008 Honda CR-V

Today in our 2008 Honda CR-V we'll be having a look at, and installing the Road Master Fuse Master, fuse bypass. Part number RM76511. Here's what our fuse bypass looks like installed. This fuse bypass will allow us to safely plateau our vehicle behind our motor home without worrying about our battery being drained when we have the key in the accessory position, to keep the steering wheel unlocked. We don't have to reach underneath the dash to pull a fuse anymore. All we have to do is just flip the switch to drive when we want to drive our vehicle, and when we flip it down into tow it bypasses that fuse, and kills the power to the radio leaving our steering wheel unlocked, and saving battery power on our vehicle. We will be working on the driver's side of our vehicle right at the lower steering column here.



Hopkins Tail Light Wiring Harness Installation - 2008 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2008 Honda CRV we will be having a look at and installing the Hopkins custom taillight wiring kit for towed vehicles, part number HM56300. Here's what our Hopkins wiring looks like installed. It gives us a four-pole flat connector at the front of our CRV and plugs into our factory taillight connectors without having to do any cutting or splicing, and will utilize our factory light bulbs and the taillight assemblies to treat our vehicle as a trailer when it's being flat-towed behind our motor home. This way we don't have to deal with having magnetic tow lights on the roof of it or messing with the vehicle's factory wiring, potentially voiding our warranty or causing damage to it. Now this gives us our functions that are required by law in order to safely flat-tow our vehicle behind our motor home. That way we can let other drivers know behind us if we're going to be making a turn, or they can see us clearly at night with the taillights on. We have our taillights off of the brown wire. The yellow wire is our left turn signal and left brake light.



Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Installation - 2006 Honda CR-V

Today, on a 2006 Honda CRV, we're going to review and install the Roadmaster Fusemaster fuse bypass, part number RM76511. This is what our switch looks like installed. It's nice and flat. You mount it in a variety of different places. They're unobtrusive. The switch shows, with a dot on the side to press, that's drive side. This will show when it's in tow mode. Now, this is a great accessory to add to your CRV.



Roadmaster Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2014 Honda CR-V, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Roadmaster tail light wiring kit for towed vehicles, part number RM-152-LED. Our Roadmaster LED light kit is going to allow us to have all the necessary lights when we're flat towing our car behind a motor home and still be able to signal the drivers behind us whether we're stopping or turning, making sure that we're safe. The nice thing about these lights is, is it completely bypasses your vehicle's original lights. As you can see in here, we have a separate light from our factory bulb. The reason why this is great is because we don't have to worry about overloading our vehicle's electrical system or any kind of warranty issues that may arise. The LED bulbs that we're going to use, they burn brighter, last longer, and activate faster than incandescent bulbs. We know that with these LEDs, they're going to last us a long time and they generate less heat than incandescent bulbs so we don't have to worry about any damage that might occur to our taillight housing.



Roadmaster Diode 7 to 6 Wire Coil Kit Installation - 2011 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2011 Honda CRV we'll be having a look at and installing the Roadmaster Diode 7 Wire to 6 Wire Flexo Coil Wiring Kit, part number RM-15267. Here's what our wiring kit looks like installed. On the front of our vehicle we'll have our six way round connector here, which will connect to our RV using our six way and seven way adapter with our coiled wiring harness. This kit will allow us to safely flat tow our CRV behind our motor home while giving us the required lighting functions as needed by law. We'll have our turn signals, brake lights, and taillights on the back of our vehicle so our motorists behind us will be alerted when we're turning or stopping, or they can see us safely at night. These lights will work in conjunction with the lights on our motor home via the umbilical cord. There is no magnetic tow lights with this kit, it's a nice advantage.



FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Installation - 2011 Honda CR-V

Today in our 2011 Honda CRV, we'll be having a look at and installing the Roadmaster Fusemaster Fuse-Bypass, part number RM76511. Here's what our fuse-bypass looks like installed. This fuse-bypass will allow us to safely and quickly remove a fuse from our system just by flipping a switch. This will prevent us from having to go underneath the dash of our vehicle in order to pull a fuse, so we don't have to worry about our battery being run down when our vehicle's being flat-towed behind our motor-home. When our vehicle is in drive-mode, we have our functions just as normal. But when we flip it down to tow-mode, we lose our radio, so we don't have to worry about, when the key is in the accessory position, the radio being on running down our battery. This will save us time and money and the frustrations of having a dead battery when we arrive at our destination when we're flat-towing. Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get installed. The area we're going to be working on on our vehicle is right below our steering column. We're pulling this panel right here, and the this other panel underneath it in this area right here.



Hopkins Tail Light Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2011 Honda CRV, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Hopkins Custom Taillight Wiring Kit for towed vehicles, part number HM56300. Here's what our kit's going to consist of. We're going to have our T-connectors that will go between the taillights, for the left and the right side. We're also going to have a diode converter. This is going to help cut down on any back feeding that may happen into your vehicle from your RV should there be a short. We'll also have a four pole flat connector that we can wrap to the front of the vehicle to plug into the back of our coach, and a weather tight cap to help seal it up.



Blue Ox Fuse ByPass Switch Installation - 2011 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2011 Honda CRV, we're going to be taking a look at, and showing you how to install the Blue Ox Fuse Bypass Switch for towed vehicles, part number BX88272. Now, this is what your kit's going to consist of. You're going to have this toggle switch. It's going to turn on and off whatever accessory you have on your vehicle for towing it. This is going to make it a lot easier that having to reach under your dash and pull out the fuse every time you want to flat tow your vehicle. Now let's go ahead and show you how to install it. Our first step's going to be to find an area we're going to want to mount our switch in.



Roadmaster Universal Diode Wiring Kit Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2014 Honda CRV we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Powered Diode Wiring Kit. Part number RM-152. In conjunction with the road master 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Kit. This is part number RM-146-7. The great thing about a diode is that this is going to prevent backfeeding. Let's say this is our motorhome input, it can only go to the outside. We're not going to have to worry about it looping back around and heading back up this wire.



Roadmaster Diode 7 to 6 Wire Coil Kit Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2014 Honda CRV we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Roadmaster DIODE 7Wire to 6Wire FlexoCoil Wiring Kit, part number RM-15267. The great thing about a diode is that this is going to prevent back feeding. Let's say this is our motor home input, it can only go to the outside. We're not going to have to worry about it looping back around and heading back up this wire; that's called back feeding. Our motor home is not going to back feed to our car, and our car is not going to back feed to the motor home. If we we're to just run a wire back here and connect it, just splice it in, it would operate the lights but there's going to be some weird things happening.



Hopkins Tail Light Wiring Harness Installation - 2009 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2009 Honda CRV, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles. Part Number is HM56300. Now, here's what our kit is going to look like when we get it laid out on our table. This is a really nice, pretty easy to install kit. The thing I like about it is that we're going to be plugging our wiring in directly in-between our factory connectors, so we don't have to splice the wires. We don't have to do any modifications to the factory wiring on our vehicle.



Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Installation - 2009 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2009 Honda CR-V, we're going to be showing you how to install the Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass. This is the 13"-long version, rated for use with up to a 20-amp fuse, part number is RM76511. Now, this is what our fuse kit's going to look like. This is a really, really easy installation. The need for the FuseMaster is because we have to remove a 7.5 amp fuse located underneath our dashboard. It's not in a really convenient location, so that's where this is going to come into play, and simply by flipping the switch, we're going to turn the power off, going to our fuse, so we're going to stop the circuit.



Roadmaster Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2010 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2010 Honda CR-V, we'll be taking a look at and installing the Roadmaster tail light wiring kit with bulbs, part number RM-155. First thing we'll need to do in our installation of our Roadmaster tail light kit with bulbs is go ahead and open up our rear hatch to gain access to our tail light assemblies. Then, we will remove the caps located here and here on both sides. To remove the tail lights, use a small screwdriver to stick in the slot and pop it out. Once you've popped out both the caps, repeat that same process on the passenger side. Anything we do here on the driver side, as far as the removal and re-installation of the tail lights, is going to be repeated on that passenger side. All right. Now, we're going to remove the two bolts on the inside.



Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V

On this 2014 Honda CRV we're going to review and install the Road Master universal high power diode wiring kit, part number RM-154. With this part number this is what we get. First off we have our diodes right here in the center. This will actually mix our inputs into the factory wire harness. We also have some butt connectors here to make some wire connections if we need to. We also have a ring terminal here for our ground to go into the sheet metal, typically behind the tail light. We have a length of wire about 30 feet long that will reach from the front of the vehicle to the back of the vehicle. We have a short distance of lumen material to help protect the wires going around corners or when the wire is visible maybe just to hide the colors. Lastly, going between your RV and your towed vehicle, in this case our CRV, will be this extension piece right here that will go between the vehicle and the CRV and of course some zip ties help hold it in place.



Hopkins Tail Light Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Honda CR-V

All right, today on this 2010 Honda CR-V, we're going to show you the Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles, part number HM56300. These are the parts that you get with the kit. This is actually a t-connector style electrical harness, so this will fit in between two connection points on your vehicle. In this case, the t-connection with the green wire will go to the passenger side. The one with the yellow will go to the driver side. We'll take a look. This is our diode converter here, and this will take the signals from the RV and send it out to your tail lights.



Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Installation - 2010 Honda CR-V

Today on this 2010 Honda CRV, we're going to show you the RoadMaster FuseMaster fuse bypass, part number RM76511. This is what you get with this part number. You get the actual switch and fuse holder. You get an adapter that'll go into your fuse panel and two new ends that, if you need to, will replace these two ends. Also it has a couple labels as well for your switch. We'll go ahead and cut these wires short and add these terminals to them so we can push them right onto our adapter. Strip the wires back, add our terminal ends to it. We can go ahead and put this onto our adapter, we'll slide this on as far as we can.



Hopkins Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V

All right, today on our 2014 Honda CRV, we're going to install part number HM55999, the Hopkins Universal Taillight Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles. All right to start off, we need to go ahead and open up the back hatch. Next we'll go ahead and remove the taillights. We need an 8mm socket to remove the hardware. Just those two bolts and then go ahead and rock the light loose from back here and then pull in the direction straight back but you need to work around the prop here and it will come off. You can see the guide right here, this is the guide that just pulls straight off.



Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V

Today in our 2014 Honda CRV, well be installing the Roadmaster Fusemaster Bypass part number RM76511. Now for this application, well be removing the number 19 fuse which is also labeled as ACC. The fuse panel is on the drivers side above the kick panel behind the parking brake pedal. Once you locate the 7.5 amp fuse, well go ahead and remove it. Well go ahead and set the older manufacturer fuse aside as well need to go with the taller 7.5 mini fuse.Now before I put the fuse into our fuse holder here on our switch wiring harness, we need to install the pins into the fuse box and install our switch into the dash. First, we can go ahead and remove the wiring harness from the switch.



Hopkins Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V

All right, today on this 2014 Honda CRV, we're going to install part number HM56304. This is a Hopkins Custom Tail Wiring Kit for towed vehicles. All right, our first step is to go ahead and open up the back hatch, and then we have to remove the tail lights. There's two fasteners that we have to remove. We'll use an 8 mm socket on these. Just kind of pull back. Kind of rock it back and forth so it comes loose.





Honda CR-V Tow Bar Wiring Questions and Answers


  • Flat Towing Lighting Options for a 2016 Honda CR-V That Is Being Towed on a Trailer
  • I have a solution for you. Since you have both a 7-way and 4-flat on your tow vehicle your best option would be to use one of the magnetic tow bar lighting kits we carry. I recommend the Optronics Magnetic Tow Lights, # TL21RK. Using this kit will eliminate wiring into your Honda's wiring. Both magnetic lights will have tail, turn, and brake light functions. The lights will plug in to the tow vehicle's 4-flat connector and the lights magnetic base can mount on the trailer or the...
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  • Tow Bar Wiring Harnesses to Flat Tow a 2014 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • We have several tow bar wiring harnesses for the 2014 Honda CR-V. I have included a link to the options that will fit. A brake light relay should not be required if you use the SMI Air Force One. It does look like you will need to pull a fuse to flat tow the CR-V. Consult the owners manual to confirm. To make this as easy as flipping a switch you can use fuse bypass # RM76511.
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  • Fuse Bypass to Tow a 2014 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • Actually, fuse bypass # RM76512 is not recommended for the 2014 Honda CR-V. The correct one is # RM76511. You should only have to pull that one fuse. But you can check your vehicle owners manual to be sure. I have included a link to a video to the right showing how the fuse bypass installs. Fuse bypass # RM76512 is listed for a 2012 - 2014 Chevy Cruze.
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  • What Fuse Needs to Be Pulled to Flat Tow a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • The "radio" fuse of your 2014 Honda CR-V will need to be pulled and replaced with the Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass part # RM76511. This product will make it easy to deactivate this circuit, you will only need to flip a switch instead of remove the fuse every time you tow.
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  • Fuse Bypass Switch Recommendation for a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • The correct fuse bypass switch to use on your 2014 Honda CR-V is the Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch part # RM76512. I attached some flat towing FAQ articles for you to check out also. The fuses that need to be pulled from the instrument panel fuse block under the dash should be the number 19 fuse.
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  • Where is Fuse that Needs to be Removed to Flat Tow 2014 Honda CR-V
  • The "radio" fuse of your 2014 Honda CR-V will need to be pulled and replaced with the Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass part # RM76511. This product will make it easy to deactivate this circuit, you will only need to flip a switch instead of remove the fuse every time you tow. This should be located in the interior fuse box. I attached an install video for the # RM76511 in a similar 2013 Honda CR-V as yours for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch, Trailer Lighting and Tail Light Kit for Flat Towing a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Good news, I can help get your 2014 Honda CR-V wired up with tow bar wiring and trailer lighting. I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster who has done this before and told me that you will just need to install the # RM-15267 and the # C56158. The trailer wiring connector has its own plug in the cargo area of your vehicle see image and attached video for install location. The tow bar wiring will need to be run like the attached diagram to your vehicles separate tail light wiring. With...
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  • How to Install Tow Bar Wiring in a 2014 Honda CRV
  • I looked and there isn't printed installation instructions available for either the Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring part # HM5604 or the Trailermate Harness part # TM783120. Both these harnesses install the same way. You need to locate the tail light wiring harness that plugs into the back of the light assemblies on your 2014 Honda CRV, unplug them and then plug the T-connectors of either of these connectors in line with the factory wiring and you would be good to go.
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  • Is there a 7-Way to 7-Way Tow Bar Wiring Set Up to Tow a 2014 Honda CR-V Behind an RV
  • We do have the parts needed to go from a 7-Way on the RV to a 7-Way on the 2014 Honda CR-V. But you really don't see a 7-Way at the front of the toad on a flat towing set up because the vehicle doesn't need all those circuits. What I recommend for a complete kit is # RM-15267. This is a 7-Way to a 6-Way that includes the 6-Way for the front of the vehicle as well as the coiled cable, 4 diodes, wiring, and accessories for installation. I have included a link to a video showing an example...
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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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  • Does Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring have to be Unplugged for 2014 Honda CR-V Tail Lights to Work
  • You would not have to reverse the installation of Hopkins tow bar wiring harness # HM56304 for the vehicle lights to work on your 2014 Honda CR-V when it is not being flat towed. The harness plugs in line with the tail light wiring so when you are not connected to the RV the lights will function like normal. And when you are connected to the RV the lights will get power to function from the RV. The wiring harness isn't available with a 4-Way round connector but you could use adapter...
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  • Can Both Curt Vehicle Wiring And Hopkins Tail Light Wiring For Towed Vehicles Both Be Connected?
  • Yes, you can use the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # C56158 to tow your small trailer with your 2014 Honda CR-V. You can also use the Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles # HM56304 for when you are towing this CR-V behind your motorhome. They will function correctly as they are installed in different locations. I assume that you were asking if they can be used simultaneously regarding wiring and the answer is yes, however...
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  • Troubleshooting Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring for Towed Vehicles on 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Since you've already verified you're getting power at the rear of your motorhome we know it's somewhere after that. The first thing that comes to mind is check the ground wire on the harness. Make sure the connection point is a smooth, clean, metal surface. Possibly even relocate the ground to somewhere the metal of the vehicle is overlapping to increase the metal to metal contact. The next to inspect is the wiring itself from the front 4-way all the way back. You're looking for...
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  • Can Blue Ox Fuse ByPass BX88272 be Used on a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Yes, your 2014 Honda CR-V can use the Blue Ox Fuse ByPass part # BX88272. For your CR-V normally the # 19 fuse needs to get pulled which is what the # BX88272 will allow you to do. However, in some cases the owners manual will state that you need to deactivate the # 20 fuse too which means that instead you could use the part # BX88273 which allows you to kill two circuits with one switch.
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  • Troubleshooting Right Turn Circuit Not Functioning on 2014 Honda CR-V After Tow Bar Wiring Install
  • The problem is on the left brake light circuit, but to determine where exactly the problem is you need to first test the circuits running into the converter box and running out for voltage in the correct spot. You will want to test the input side of the converter box for voltage on the right turn circuit. This will be the green wire. If there is voltage there but not after the box then you know the problem is internal of the box. If there is not voltage on the input side of the box...
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  • Which Roadmaster Fuse Bypass is Recommended for 2014 Honda CR-V
  • For the 2014 Honda CR-V we have found that you will want the part # RM76512 which allows you the easy ability to kill two circuits. We have found that circuits 19 and 20, ACC radio fuse and ACC key lock, on your vehicle need to be killed when flat towing and that's why you need the # RM76512.
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  • 2014 Honda CR-V Tow Bar Wiring and Supplemental Brake Recommendation
  • Yes, the Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring # HM56304 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2014 Honda CR-V and would work well with the Roadmaster InvisiBrake Supplemental Braking System # RM-8700.
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  • Tow Bar Lighting Recommendation for 2014 Honda CR-V
  • The best tow bar lighting for your 2014 Honda CR-V will be the Hopkins Kit part # HM56304 that requires no modification. It installs by simply plugging inline with the taillight harnesses and requires no cutting or splicing. I attached an install video for more info for you to check out as well.
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  • Tow Bar Lighting Recommendation for a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • For tow bar lighting for your 2014 Honda CR-V I would recommend the Hopkins kit part # HM56304 which is a confirmed fit for your vehicle and would work with your current taillight setup. I attached an install video for this product on a 2014 CR-V just like yours for you to check out as well.
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  • Tow Bar Wiring Recommendation For 2014 Honda CR-V
  • I have attached a link to an installation video for the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit, part # RM-154 on a 2014 CR-V as you requested. Everything is included in the kit to connect the tail lights on your Honda. I have attached a couple drawings that show how the wiring is run you can check out. If you have a 7-way connector at the back of your towing vehicle or RV I recommend using an adapter like part # PK12716. This plugs into the 7-way on your towing vehicle and then...
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  • Will 2-Fuse Bypass Still Operate for Single-Fuse Application
  • Thank you for your recent purchase from etrailer.com. If you purchased a 2-fuse bypass and only need a single you can certainly still use this item in your application. The bypass will still function to override the mini fuse when switched to the Tow position. Please refer to the linked installation instructions.
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  • Do Fuses have to be Pulled to Flat Tow a 2014 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • For your 2014 Honda CR-V you may need to pull a fuse or fuses when flat towing the vehicle behind a motor home for extended periods of time. Consult the owner's manual for additional information. If your owner's manual says to only pull the #19 ACC radio fuse, use part # RM76511; if it states to pull the #19 ACC radio fuse and the #20 ACC key lock fuse, use part # RM76512.
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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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  • 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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  • Would Flat Towing Wiring Kits Void the Warranty of a Vehicle
  • There is a law called the Magnussen-Moss warranty act that states, in part, that if you install an aftermarket part on your car then it will not void the warranty unless that part caused the problem. So installing tow bar wiring like the # RM-155 or # HM56304, will not void the warranty. Check out the install videos I attached as well.
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  • Which Bulb and Socket Flat Towing Lighting Kit for 2013 Honda CR-V
  • According to Blue Ox and Roadmaster, the BX8869 and RM-155 will fit the taillight assemblies of your 2013 Honda CR-V. We have installed the # RM-155 on a 2013 Honda CRV, and found that the bulbs fit perfectly in the taillight assembly. If you view the install video I've linked for you, you can see exactly where in the taillight assembly we installed the extra bulb. I've also seen the Blue Ox product, and it does indeed seem that the LEDs are undersized making the signals difficult...
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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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  • Towed Vehicle Wiring and Wiring Extension Recommendation for 2013 Honda CR-V
  • The tow bar wiring I recommend for your 2013 Honda CR-V is the Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles # HM56304. This is a custom-fit wiring harness that will plug into your vehicle wiring behind the taillights. I recommend this kit because of the ease of installation and the fact that the harness will prevent electrical feedback to protect your CR-V's electrical system. I have attached an installation video of this wiring harness on a similar vehicle as yours. You...
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  • Fuse Bypass Recommendation for a 2013 Honda CR-V for Flat Towing
  • I checked with Roadmaster and the recommended fuse bypass kit is the part # RM76512 for your 2013 Honda CR-V. I attached a couple help articles on flat towing for you to check out as well.
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  • Which Fuse Needs to be Pulled to Flat Tow 2013 Honda CR-V
  • According to the online owner's manual for your 2013 Honda CR-V, for extended towing, you will remove the 7.5 A accessory radio fuse to prevent the battery from running down. This should be located in the interior fuse box. For a fuse bypass switch to use so you do not need to remove the fuse each time you tow your vehicle, I recommend looking at the Blue Ox Fuse ByPass Switch # BX88272. You will just relocate the specified fuse with this bypass and flip the integrated switch. To drive...
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  • Where to Install Diodes for Flat Towing a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • I have included a link to a video on the 4-diode kit # RM-154 being installed on a 2014 Honda CR-V that will help. All you will need is access to the wiring behind the tail lights of the vehicle as if you were going to change a bulb. Its actually probably easier on the CR-V than the Fit! Once you have access to the wiring behind the tail lights you will just test the wires to determine the functions and install the diodes and wiring accordingly.
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  • Fuse Bypass Wires Do Not Seem Very Secure in 2013 Honda CR-V Fuse Panel
  • You really don't have anything to worry about because while you are flat towing your 2013 Honda CR-V power to that fuse will be shut off. Should the connectors come out it would not matter since there is no power to that fuse. But when just driving the vehicle it could be an issue should the wires come out. You might be able to get a better connection if you can get some of the other fuses out of the way so you have room to work the terminals in better, then put the other fuses back....
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Honda CR-V Behind an RV with a Roadmaster Tow Bar
  • Flat towing vehicle requires base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. Since you already have a Roadmaster tow bar we can look at compatible base plates for your 2013 Honda CR-V. You can use base plates # RM-521567-4. They are compatible with all Roadmaster tow bars. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. If you don't already have safety cables I recommend # RM-643. The coiled design of these cables helps keep them off of the ground. For...
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  • Can a 2012 Honda CR-V with Automatic Transmission be Flat-Towed Behind a Motor Home
  • Both the front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the 2012 Honda CR-V with automatic transmission can be flat-towed behind a motor home. Honda cautions that before flat towing your CR-V transmission fluid level and condition be checked. If you will flat tow often or for long periods (8 hours or more at a time), then it is suggested to change your transmission fluid at shorter intervals than specified in the manual. It is also necessary to follow a pre-drive conditioning process...
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  • Comparing the Various Wiring Options to Flat Tow a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • First, if you are going to be towing the CR-V frequently a more permanent solution for lighting is more ideal. The bulb and socket kit would be my first choice (# RM-155) because you do not have to cut into the vehicle wiring and it is easier to install. If you do not want to drill into the back of the tail light housing but are not opposed to tapping into the vehicle wiring, you can use a diode kit # 154-792-118158. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to...
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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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  • 2012 Honda CR-V Flat Tow Fuse Bypass Switch And Wiring Between RV And Vehicle
  • For your 2012 Honda CR-V, I double checked everything in your owners manual and have confirmed the Blue Ox Fuse ByPass Switch for Towed Vehicles - 2 ATM Mini-Fuse, # BX88273 is the switch you want for the two 7.5 amp fuses. They are in fact mini fuses. For your connection from your RV to your CR-V, I recommend cutting off the 4 way of your # HM56304 at the front of your CR-V and using the Blue Ox 6-Pole, Round Pin, Trailer Wiring Socket - Vehicle End, # BX294-0902. I've attached a...
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  • Do Fuses of Honda CR-V Need to Still be Pulled When Flat Towing if Battery Charger is Used
  • Yes, even with the battery charger installed when you are flat-towing your 2012 Honda CR-V you would still want the fuses removed. The charger will help keep the battery in good shape but the with the fuses left installed the battery would still end up depleted. The battery charger would just basically slow down the process slightly but it would not totally be able to keep up.
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  • Wiring Harness and Other Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • You won't be able to use the existing 4-way trailer connector on your 2012 Honda CR-V because that connector does the opposite of what you're trying to accomplish. It powers a trailer's lights from the CR-V's lights. You're trying to power the CR-V's lights. Some lighting kits will not be able to be used without disconnecting the 4-way. However, a kit like the Roadmaster Tail Light Wiring Kit # RM-155 will install without tapping into the car's wiring. It bypasses the CR-V's wiring...
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  • Troubleshooting Turn Signals When Using Magnetic Tow Lights TL21RK
  • Thank you for your purchase of the Optronics Heavy Duty Magnetic Tow Lights # TL21RK. Since this kit uses a flat 4-pole type trailer connector I presume you're using some type of 7-way to 4-pole adapter, such as Pollak # PK12716, to connect the magnetic lights to your motorhome. There are a couple of potential causes for the problem you're having with both turn lights activating at the same time. I suggest you carefully inspect all connectors for any signs of dirt, trapped moisture or...
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  • Tow Bar Wiring and Fuse Bypass to Flat Tow a 2012 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • For your 2012 Honda CR-V and tow bar wiring the correct Hopkins part is # HM56304. the other harness you mentioned, # HM56300, fits 2007 to 2011 Honda CR-Vs. It also looks like you may need to pull a fuse to flat tow your CR-V. Check the owners manual to confirm. To make disconnecting power from a fuse as easy as flipping a switch you can use fuse bypass # RM76511. I have linked videos showing installations of the wiring harness and fuse bypass for you.
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  • Tow Bar Lighting Recommendations for a 2012 Honda CRV
  • I checked with Roadmaster and the Bulb and Socket Set # RM-155-2 that you referenced will work on your 2012 Honda CRV. For the entire kit you would want part # RM-155 though.
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  • Plug-and-Play Lighting Option for Flat Towed 2012 Honda CR-V
  • By far the simplest wiring option for flat towing is an easily installed (and removed) magnetic light kit. Such kits require NO permanent alteration of your vehicle's wiring; no drilling, no modifications. The link provided will show you several options including the MaxxTow # MT70097. You may still need a fuse bypass if you will be flat towing for long periods. Check your owner's manuals for procedures and requirements for flat towing.
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  • Adapting 6-Pole Square RV Connector to 4-Pole Flat Connector for Use With MaxxTow Lights # MT70097
  • There is no plug-in adapter available to mate a 6-pole square RV connector directly to a 4-pole flat connector, but we do offer a 6-Pole Square Trailer Wiring Connector Kit, part # 37995, that can work for you as long as you do not have a Jayco RV (which can have compatibility issues with this part). Hopkins Connector Kit # 37995 includes both male and female connectors. You can cut off the 4-pole flat connector from the MaxxTow Magnetic Light Kit and splice in the male 6-pole connector...
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  • Magnetic Tow Bar Lighting Kit Recommendation with Magnetic Base
  • For a magnetic set of LED tow bar lighting the Blazer part # C6304 is a great option. But you should note that this is a wireless kit that requires batteries (lithiums to be specific). These have a stronger magnet and are LED.
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  • Hopkins HM56300 Flat Towing and Tekonsha 118427 Trailer Wiring Harnesse Be Installed at Same Time
  • You can certainly install the # HM56300 for lighting when flat towing and the # 118427 for towing a trailer. Since both will not be used at the same time they will work just fine with no interference. I have linked you to install videos showing both harnesses being installed on a 2011 CR-V, as well as to some FAQ articles about flat towing that you might find helpful.
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  • Diode Tow Bar Wiring Recommendation for 2011 Honda CR-V
  • The diode kit I recommend the most for vehicles like your 2011 Honda CR-V is the Roadmaster Diode kit part # RM-15247 actually. This kit comes with the diodes needed to wire your CR-V for combined turn signals plus a connector to mount to the front of your vehicle and a coiled umbilical extension wire with a 7-way on it to attach to your tow vehicle. This kit is essentially the # RM-154 with an the umbilical cable plus connector for front of vehicle. I attached an install video for this...
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  • Center Brake Light/ Third Brake Light Not Working with RoadMaster Universal Tow Wiring Kit RM-154
  • Often times the Center High Mount Stop Light (CHMSL) is on its own circuit. So yes, if you wire the kit correctly, you may not have use of your CHMSL when you tow the CR-V. Most of the time, a CHMSL is not necessary when towing. All of the external magnetic kits do not have a CHMSL included. I cannot say for sure however, as laws vary by state. The best way to make sure your rig is legal on the road would be to call your state Department of Motor Vehicles or State Highway Patrol office...
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  • Difference Between Hopkins # HM56300 and Tow Ready # TR118821 Flat Towing Wiring for 2010 CRV
  • Both the Tow Ready # TR118821 and the Hopkins # HM56300 serve the same purpose, allowing the lights on your flat towed vehicle to operate in tandem with those of the the RV. The difference is that the Hopkins wiring harness is a plug and play installation, while the Tow Ready harness would require cutting and splicing into the existing factory taillight wiring harnesses. Because this harness wires your Honda CR-V as a combined system, a brake light relay (RM-88400 - sold separately)...
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