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Old 07-28-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
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Signal lights on Towed Honda Odyssey

We need to tow Honda on our Demco Tow dolly. How do we wire our signals on the Honda to work with our Fleetwood Bounder?

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Old 07-29-2012, 05:58 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Preacher Jim View Post
We need to tow Honda on our Demco Tow dolly. How do we wire our signals on the Honda to work with our Fleetwood Bounder?

First, welcome to IRV2.com.

Assuming your dolly has lights, most folks just use those lights (when I had a dolly, I checked with my SPD and they said as long as the tow dolly had running lights, stop and turn signals, it was not required to also wire up the car on the dolly).

Now if you want to also wire the Honda to make your lights more visible, you can do that. You will need to run 4 wires (green, yellow, brown, white) from the front of the car to the rear tail light assemblies. At that point, you can either use diodes and wire directly to the existing lights (my preferred method), or use an 'add-a-bulb' system like those sold by Blue Ox and on etrailer.com.

The wires, of course, will need to be connected to your coach using trailer type plug/s. Assuming you also have to have the lights on the dolly working and that will be connected to your coach, you can splice into that for the car.

There are some portable wireless towing lights you can get but I am not familiar with those.

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Old 07-29-2012, 04:32 PM   #3
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I tow my 2007 Odyssey 4 down - and chose to NOT go through the work and grief of running the wires and altering the rear lights.

I bought these - have use a couple times and they work great.

TowMate.com - TM3L

My van is white and I bought white plastic spray and taped it off and sprayed it - looks good.

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i tow a Honda Fit on a dolly and also wanted to run additional lights. since there isn't a lot of metal on the car, and was worried about magnetic lights moving and possibly damaging the paint, i opted for a set of towing lights with suction cups. I found some new ones on e-bay, with a case and heavy duty suction cups for less than $50. i attach them to the inside of the rear glass, so that if they should fall off, they stay inside the car. i made a pigtail that goes thru the firewall so that i can plug the light cord into, and also plug into the coach. but the cord that came with the lights is long enough to reach thru a crack in the door or window and attach directly to the coach.

i also went to the auto store and found a trailer connector (7 pin) that accepts both a 4 and 5 pin flat connector. the 4 pin off the dolly plugs into the 4 pin on the connector. the 4 pin on the additional lights plugs into the 5 pin connector slot (one pin is left uncovered).

works like a dream with plenty of additional lighting and cost very little.
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I installed a new bulb in the tail lights run the wires to the front and use a 4 pin trailer connector.
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I tow 4 down and just use a set of magnetic lights, now for several years - only takes a minutes to take on and off. Works for me.

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