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Old 03-08-2015, 06:44 AM   #1
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Which lights to use

Towed four flat up to a few months ago, now using a dolly. Never thought about what to do for lighting. Assuming that I won't use the dolly lights. Instead, I will need to run tow lights (magnetic) that sit on the back of the toad. Accepting advice now. Thanks
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Old 03-08-2015, 10:44 AM   #3
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I had a set, used once, and then hooked the car lights up. Looks better too. I'll sell ya them cheap, But I think you'll like it that way better.
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Check out compatibility guide at roadmaster, if adding brakes, some light wiring compatibility issues may exist.
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I wired my lights in the car as well. However, the wireless lights in the back window would be a good option in my opinion. If the car is a sedan, they can sit on the shelf. If its a wagon/SUV make a small bar across the back with a 2X3 and attach the lights to the bar.

I run both the car lights and the dolly lights when I tow.
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I ran both the dolly and TOAD lights by using a "Y" cable.

I've wired all my cars that I tow with a female flat four light connector on the front of the car. This is the same plug you would find on the back of the vehicle for plugging in trailer lights.

I then made a flat four "Y" cable; A male end plugs into the MH, A female end plugs into the dolly, and a male end plugs into the front of the TOAD.

Although I could tow our Civic with the dolly, we have a removable tow bar and tow it 4 down. The Civic also has the female flat four connector in the front grill. I made a straight adapter cable (male flat four on both ends) that stays attached to the tow bar, even when I remove it. One end plugs into the MH and the other end plugs into the front of the Civic.
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Which lights to use

Thanks for the great ideas, it's appreciated.
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Timeforus;

I hard wired the female four flat connector into my TOADS lights, i.e. I found the left, right, and tail light wires in the front of the car and just spliced into those. Before I did the splice, I tested by applying 12 volts to the front wire to make sure the lights in the back also worked. I tied the four flat ground wire to the metal frame or support.

This will not work for a lot of newer, modern cars, as the light bulbs are all independently controlled by a body computer.

If your not sure, the safest thing to do is use diodes (or buy the diode kits) and do the splicing on the back of the TOAD right at the light that your going to be controlling, the tail light, and left and right signals.
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