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Old 12-30-2004, 07:33 PM   #1
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If towing a 2000 Saturn SL1 four down, what is required to activate the brake lights on the toad - that is, if something such as a Brake Buddy is not being used?
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If towing a 2000 Saturn SL1 four down, what is required to activate the brake lights on the toad - that is, if something such as a Brake Buddy is not being used?
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Old 12-31-2004, 12:13 AM   #3
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You will have to wire the Saturn either with a "Diode kit" that taps the Saturns harness.

Or the way I prefer is with a seperate set of bulbs and wire harness with a kit Like this one.

The seperate bulbs and harness are actually a LOT easier to install and cost about teh same as the diode kit....

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Wow, amazing I hadn't seen this before. I was looking at mag mount towing lights when I realized the Saturn being plastic made that a problem. Never would have thought of adding a set of bulbs. Thanks for sharing!!!
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:49 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ready2Ride:
If towing a 2000 Saturn SL1 four down, what is required to activate the brake lights on the toad - that is, if something such as a Brake Buddy is not being used? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Actually, an auxiliary braking device such as a Brake Buddy is not adequate for activating the toad brake lights. The brake lights on the toad should be activated EVERY time you use the brakes in the motor home to adequately warn motorists behind you you are beginning to slow down. I have a Roadmaster Brake Pro (very similar to the Brake Buddy). Depending on how I have the sensitivity of the Brake Pro adjusted and depending on how hard I am stopping, the Brake Pro may or may not activate. That means my toad brake lights may or may not go on. I am using the existing bulbs with diodes powered from the motor home brake lights so the toad brake lights will go on every time I step on the motor home brakes. Please do not depend on your auxiliary braking device to provide indication of braking on your toad.
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