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Old 02-28-2012, 08:15 PM   #1
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Hi, My name is Mary Lou and my question is this...I have a 2004 Bounder and when I hook up my tow car I can't get the backup lights to work on it..Can anybody help me?
I'm not sure where the fuses are..
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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I have never seen the backup lights come on on the toad. Just usually tail, brake and turn.

Have you seen them come on before ?
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If you are towing the car with 4 wheels on the ground you should not backup the motorhome with the car attached as the front wheels of the car will turn in the wrong direction!
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:50 PM   #4
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Good catch Ronnie. There is not pin available in the connecting plug for a backup light. Now maybe we are reading this wrong and Mary Lou is selling us that the backup lights on the Bounder do not work when the toad is hooked up.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:32 PM   #5
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Now maybe we are reading this wrong and Mary Lou is selling us that the backup lights on the Bounder do not work when the toad is hooked up.
But it should not be in reverse to check them

BTW.. I have disobeyed the rule a couple of times.. to back up about 10-12 inches...
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Marylou, are you referring to the back up lights on the motorhome or towd. I knew of one friend that had wired backup lights on the motorhome to a switch so he could turn them on to assist with unhooking at night.

Backup lights are enabled by the shift lever reverse position and usually the key must be turned on.
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Actually there is a pin in a standard 7 pin connector that is sometimes used for back-up lights. It is the Auxiliary pin, which has no prescribed use. It is often used for back-up lights on trailers.
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Hi, My name is Mary Lou and my question is this...I have a 2004 Bounder and when I hook up my tow car I can't get the backup lights to work on it..Can anybody help me?
I'm not sure where the fuses are..
No offense Mary-Lou, but why do you care.... Are you planning to back- up your tow vehicle at night?
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Me thinks Marylou is pulling someones leg!
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Most MH connectors are a 7 pin as diagramed above but for the toad they are usaully a 6,5,4 pin connector thus removing the back up lights. As stated: should not be backing up with the toad attached.
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I meant ot say my brake lights...I finally got them fixed,it needed a conversion switch..thank you for your reply
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I have never seen the backup lights come on on the toad. Just usually tail, brake and turn.

Have you seen them come on before ?
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