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Old 06-19-2016, 04:36 PM   #1
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Tow Ready 118158 Taillight Converter

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How do you know if the taillight converter is bad? I think mind is causing feedback. Anybody else have trouble with getting feedback via taillight converters affecting the light operations on the toad or moho?

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From the etrailer product page for this converter:

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Note: You will need to install a tail light isolating diode system (38955) and 2 additional diodes (RM-792) with this tail light converter to prevent electrical feedback when flat towing a vehicle. Vehicles with separate turn signals and brake lights will need a total of 6 diodes.
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:12 PM   #3
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From the etrailer product page for this converter:
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Thanks for the link. I read it and found the feedback issue with the converter. etrailer states,"Will not work with vehicles with LED taillights," Dang, my RV has LED taillights. Anybody knows how I can resolve this RV 2 wire to CR-V 3 wire, so that my lights work correctly, besides installing incandescent taillights?

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Old 06-20-2016, 04:12 AM   #4
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The pre-2015 CR-V appears to be the most popular non-Jeep toad, judging by the number of wiring posts on iRV2. There must be plenty of people towing CR-Vs behind motorhomes with LED taillights. I suspect many of them do not use a converter on either side of the umbilical between the two vehicles.

Since your question was focused on the Tow-Ready product it's unclear whether this is a new installation or an existing one that no longer works. If it is a new installation, you have several options; several from etrailer are at this link, including this (almost) "plug and play" one:

2004 Honda CR-V TrailerMate Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles

I'd be inclined to call etrailer and ask them about why there's an LED restriction on the converter (could be as simple as a flasher replacement on the motorhome), and other options for repair/replacement/new.

<edit>I just noticed that one of the Roadmaster wiring options at etrailer includes the Tow-Ready converter. There's a diagram on that product page. I retract my statement above: "I suspect many of them do not use a converter on either side of the umbilical between the two vehicles." All the more reason to call etrailer, though</edit>
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