Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-05-2013, 12:21 PM   #1
jjb4100's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 35
Unhappy Towing a 2005 Kia Rio

I have a 2005 Kia Rio. I want to wire the lights to run with my motorhome lights. I want to run it 4 down. Is it possible to run the lights from my motorhome to the car. I don't know how to wire the car. The car has a separate wire for the brakes.
jjb4100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free! RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-06-2013, 07:22 AM   #2
Senior Member
paz's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Full-timers - Home is where we park it.
Posts: 4,717
I don't know if the Kia Rio is towable 4-down or not. It may be if it is a manual transmission. A good place to check is Remco Towing. If it is an automatic and is not towable, Remco may have a solution such as a transmission lube pump.

The lights of the towed vehicle must be run from the motorhome. You can do this several ways.

#1 - you can use magnetic lights.

#2 - you can tap into the towed vehicle's electrical system and use the existing taillights, brake lights and turn signals. To do this, you need to cut the wire to each of the towed vehicles lights and insert a diode to prevent back flow into the vehicle's electrical system. Diodes only allow electricity to flow in one direction.

#3 - you can drill holes in the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle and insert auxiliary sockets with separate bulbs that are wired from the motorhome.

If you scroll down THIS PAGE to the section called "Wiring," there are installation instructions for the universal wiring kit (with diodes - option #2) and the bulb and socket kit (separate bulbs and sockets - option #3). Kits are also available from other sources, but the instructions will give you an idea of what is involved.
paz is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.