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Old 08-05-2013, 02:53 AM   #15
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I've reviewed all of the posts to my thread and here is where I've ended up:

There are two basic options:
1. Cut into factory wiring, insert diodes, and use the existing tail light bulb.
2. Install an independent system which requires adding a 2nd bulb to the tail light. No cutting of the factory system. Need to drill a hole in the tail light lense.

3. Then I found this last night: Hopkins makes an integrated diode, plug-in harness that doesn't require any cutting of the factory wiring AND uses the existing tail light bulb. Seems like the best of both options 1 & 2.


This harness came out in October, 2012.
It sure seems to make wiring your toad an easy task.
Please comment if you see any problems that I haven't.


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Old 08-05-2013, 07:54 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by fla tom View Post
Look at the towdaddy (tweetys rv caries it ) it is one box no multiple diodes to wire some are( for some cars) plug in no wire cutting at all. very easy I used it on my Gmc truck very happy
I too am using Tow Daddy and did the install myself. Very easy and its plug and play, with only one wire (ground) to make a connection. When it in, your tail&brake work with either car or MHpower but not both.

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Diode Installation Instructions for Dinghy with Combined Tail Light Wiring | etrailer.com

Instructions for combined Tail light system.

Diode Installation Instructions for a Dinghy with Separate Tail Light Wiring | etrailer.com

Instructions for separate tail light systems.


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