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Old 07-25-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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TrailerMate TM783120 for Honda CRV

I'm looking at tow bar wiring solutions for my 2013 CRV. I came across the TrailerMate TM783120 which is a custom harness that supposedly plugs into existing connectors at the back of the tail lights. It has built-in diodes to prevent electrical feedback and provides a 4 flat connector at the front of the vehicle. Has anyone used this wiring kit?

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I'm in the same situation and considering the "TowDaddy Wiring Harness"
and "TowDaddy AutoFUSE" as solutions.
Also I would like to have some feedback of other users.
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I don't have any experience with the Trailer Mate, but I really like the Tow Daddy system. Easy to hook up (plug and play for Honda Fits and CRVs) and it works. Don't use their AutoFuse since I've added a Toad Charge system and don't have to pull any fuses.
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I found out today speaking with the manufacturer of Tow Daddy that they have not yet finish the wiring for CRV 2013, and could take some time before it becomes available.

It seems that with the "TM783120" also we need a "Brake Light Relay RM-88400" or similar , if using a supplemental braking system to disconnect the brake-light-switch.
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The Towdaddy system available now for the 2013 CRV is a universal system that has to be spliced in. It seems that all it would need is a set of connectors attached such as the TM783120 has and it would be a plug in solution.
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I think I'll end up using the TM783120 with a double switch (DPST) to interrupt the brake circuit and remove the fuse at the same time.
Any suggestions on how to install the wiring or how reach existing connectors at the back of the tail lights? (photos or video would be fantastic)
I already found the fuse and the brake pedal switch.
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Since the 2012 CRV was a redesign year, I find it really hard to believe that Honda changed the wiring harness in 2013. Maybe a trip to your Honda dealer can confirm this. A quick look at the taillight connectors between the two years could confirm this.

A CRV 2012 Tow Daddy harness would probably work just fine assuming the connectors had not changed.
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Since the 2012 CRV was a redesign year, I find it really hard to believe that Honda changed the wiring harness in 2013. Maybe a trip to your Honda dealer can confirm this. A quick look at the taillight connectors between the two years could confirm this.

A CRV 2012 Tow Daddy harness would probably work just fine assuming the connectors had not changed.
Tow Daddy currently has cable ready up to 2011 model, and as you mention the model 2012 and 2013 are the same and they are working on this project now.
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When my 2013 CRV was set up for towing, they had do something different with the wiring. I believe they were expecting to use the harness, but found they could not use it. Took them longer to complete the job, but everything works.
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