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Old 09-14-2016, 03:08 PM   #1
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Seeking help w/brake lights--Hyundai Accent

My Accent has rather large rear light assemblies with 4 bulbs each side. Two are dual filament for tail and brake lights, upper and lower. One is a yellow single filament for turn indicator, the last is backup light. As far as I can determine I just need to have a key in ignition to keep the steering wheel lock disengaged. It also seems that I could simply connect the moho's tail/brake/turn outputs to the respective lights in the toad without messing with diodes or separate bulb add-ins. Or maybe the isolating diodes would be a good thing. Any ideas?

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Old 09-15-2016, 06:05 AM   #2
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Yes you need the diodes back feeding electric could damage internal electric components

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Old 09-15-2016, 06:26 AM   #3
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Other options are magnetic lights or adding another socket inside the tail light assembly if there is room.

Blue Ox is a good starting point to check out tail light wiring. https://www.blueoxtowbars.com/

Also Trailer Hitches & Vehicle Accessories (800)298-8924

We have a Blue Ox wiring kit in our Jeep. It was a snap to install and had all of the connections factory wired so less change of a corroded or poor connection. They are vehicle specific so you will need to look for a kit for yours.
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:09 AM   #4
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When I wired my toads, 2001 Civic, 2003 Saturn Vue, 2006 Camry, I tap into the toad wiring up front.

I locate the front left, front right, and tail light wires on the bulbs on the front of the car, then solder a female flat four connector to these wires. I then use a flat four cable about 5 ft long that has a flat four male connector on both ends to run between the MH and the toad. (On my Vue, I used a 7 pin connector on the front of the Vue instead of a flat four)

Two issues come to mind if doing it this way:

1) Rear amber turn signals will be rear amber brake lights

2) If you turn on your toad lights while connected to the MH, the toad will actually be supplying power to the MH lights. I have some 10 amp diodes, I'll probably wire these in to the flat four to prevent the back feeding into the MH.
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