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Old 05-19-2018, 07:21 PM   #1
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Which wiring kit?

For you DIY guys out there... Which wiring kit did you use to supply power to your brake and directional lights? The man who sold me the tow bar and base plate said the Curt trailer wiring kit will work. (Sorry, but I can not find the model # on any of the literature) I was doubtful but tried it anyway. The vehicle is a 2016 Lincoln MKX.

I have reviewed the install on U Tube and in writing and have power to the kits connector but no success. All gets lost in the little black box.

Would really be greatful for any and all suggestions.

Thank you all.
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Call eTrailer and they will hook you up with someone who can sell you the correct part. They also have videos on YouTube that may be helpful.
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Call eTrailer and they will hook you up with someone who can sell you the correct part. They also have videos on YouTube that may be helpful.

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I used the Roadmaster kit. Easy install, no issues.
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Just went through the same thing on my 2014 Ford Explorer. I found the Roadmaster RM-152 kit and easy install.

https://www.etrailer.com/Tow-Bar-Wir...er/RM-152.html
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I am not sure what you are trying to do but let me guess

you are towing a car behind a motor home...

If you are only using ther stop/turn and tail lights then BLUE OX (And Remco both) have a system I call "Add-a-lamp" (one of htem does too) where you drill holes in your tali light assembly (From the trunk side and snap in a 2nd lamp.. Completly independrenty o thre car Works great I'm using the Remco version now.

Else you get the diode pack specific to your towed from E-Trailer or whomever.

If you are pulling a trailer.. Then the answer depends on the trailer's brake system. Usually with trailers they use a 7 pin system the 4 for the lights. one for brakes, one for battery charge and one "Spare".
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I used the Hopkins wiring kit in my Ford Edge. It was plug and play and did not require cutting any wiring to install it.


You remove the taillight assembly, disconnect the light socket from the harness and plug the new harness to the harness and then plug the light socket in to the new harness. Reinstall taillight.


I would recommend going to ETrailer and using one of their plug and play kits to connect you light.
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I also reccomend etrailer.com. Used the Roadmaster diode kit and it installed with no problems. Decent directions and etrailer videos made it a snap. I also use the Brake Buddy select II and it came with a battery charger for the toad that I also installed at the same time. Everything works well and it was all installed in an afternoon. Would have been easier on a lift but it was ok to do on the ground in the garage.
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