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Old 06-11-2013, 11:03 AM   #1
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TowDaddy wiring harness with extra brake light

Has anyone setup their TowDaddy wiring harness with the additional brake light, which then could be placed on the toad's dashboard, and be seen from the motor home's rear view camera to ensure the toad's brakes are operating when they should?

Why should the motor home's taillights need to be on to light up this additional "extra" brake light?
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:47 AM   #2
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Depending on your braking system for your toad, your brake lights may be totally independent of the braking action. My brake system has nothing to do with my brake and running lights in the toad (which are handled by the TowDaddy system, BTW). The appllication of those brakes is displayed on a panel that plugs into one of my 12V outlets on the dash.

If you wanted and indicator light on the dash, you could just wire one into the 4 wire cable for your lights - no need to even do anything with the TowDaddy or if you wanted to check post TowDaddy, just run a wire from one of the tail light harnesses to a light you have mounted on the dash. Either way, I wouldn't use this method as an indicator that your brakes are working on the toad.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:33 AM   #3
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I'm using the ReadyBrute Elite tow bar/brake system with the Towdaddy wiring harness.

I though the way I have it set, it would be a good idea because that additional brake light (on the dash of my SUV) would only come on when the brake pedal in the SUV was applied.

Am I missing something here? Is there a better way to make sure that the toad brakes are not dragging and working correctly?

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Depending on your braking system for your toad, your brake lights may be totally independent of the braking action. My brake system has nothing to do with my brake and running lights in the toad (which are handled by the TowDaddy system, BTW). The appllication of those brakes is displayed on a panel that plugs into one of my 12V outlets on the dash.

If you wanted and indicator light on the dash, you could just wire one into the 4 wire cable for your lights - no need to even do anything with the TowDaddy or if you wanted to check post TowDaddy, just run a wire from one of the tail light harnesses to a light you have mounted on the dash. Either way, I wouldn't use this method as an indicator that your brakes are working on the toad.
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