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Old 07-11-2010, 08:37 AM   #1
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Toad Wiring

I have just installed my Blue Ox baseplate on my 2007 Ford Edge (was an easy install) and now I want to run wiring for my toad lights. My coach has both a 4 pin connector and a 7 pin connector. Does anybody have suggestions on what to use for the toad wiring and can I use one of the existing connectors from the coach?
I am looking for the easiest way to install. I don't want to tear the DW car apart.

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I installed a set of seperate lights that fit into the truck when it is closed. I find this the easiest for me because I will be towing others cars and can use this system in whatever car I need to. It plugs into the four pin connector on the MoHo and connects to my brake buddy with no invasive wireing to the toad. I also have clips that go to the toad battery and connect to the MoHo for power so my battery is charging on the road. There are may ways to go about it and you will have to find what works best for you.
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All sorts of wireless tow lights are now available. Can't get much easier!
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For me the easiest was to run a set of trailer wires from the grill under the body(wire tying along the way) into the tailgate. I use boat trailer LED lights attached with velcro inside the rear window. Our Jeep had a flat space there that was ideal. The LEDs are bright enough to work through the dark windows. I made a short wire from the MH to the grill plug (which stays connected with the towbar) and the lights also had a short wire. The trailer lights just stay in place whether they are being used or not (you can't see them when they are not lit).
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If you have the room in your tailights just add another socket for an 1157 duel filliment bulb. That way you wont need diodes in the system to isolate you tail and brake lights. Now you will have a 4 wire system using White-Ground, Brown-tail, yellow-left, green-right.
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Generally the 4 pin outlet on the coach is what you want - just basic stop/turn/taillight function. Works nicely with separate lights or with the toad's own lights if diode locks are installed.
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I installed a set of seperate lights that fit into the truck when it is closed. I find this the easiest for me because I will be towing others cars and can use this system in whatever car I need to. It plugs into the four pin connector on the MoHo and connects to my brake buddy with no invasive wireing to the toad. I also have clips that go to the toad battery and connect to the MoHo for power so my battery is charging on the road. There are may ways to go about it and you will have to find what works best for you.
Gutter Man, I am interested in how you wired from the MO HO to the toad battery. Can you splain. Thanks.
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Wire a Hot wire to the center pin of the 6 prong plug on the toad and up to the battery.
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If you have the room in your tailights just add another socket for an 1157 duel filliment bulb. That way you wont need diodes in the system to isolate you tail and brake lights. Now you will have a 4 wire system using White-Ground, Brown-tail, yellow-left, green-right.
thats what i did on my 2010 wrangler then installed a dpdt switch on the center brake light
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Blue Ox has a kit with good instructions that goes into your existing tail light. Easy.
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