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Old 04-05-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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Verifying Toad Light Wiring

I have purchased a 2002 CRV which has a Roadmaster wiring system installed. I will be towing it with a 2004 Journey which had a Demco Senturian system [which I have removed]. [It also has the factory installed 7 pin trailer socket.]

Before I start blowing fuses left and right, I thot' I'd check out the CRV wiring sytem to verify which wires controlled what and not take it for granted the green was right, yellow, left, etc.

I brought out a 12 volt battery, connected the negative to ground on the CRV, and a meter to the positive terminal. I expected that when I touched the meter probe to the various wiring terminals on the CRV's lighting plug, the corresponding light would be illuminated. When I did this, the meter read 12+ volts across the terminals but no lights came on, so I still don't know which wire does what.

Where am I going wrong?

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Old 04-05-2013, 08:44 PM   #2
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Here's how Roadmaster SAYS it's wired:

You don't need a meter, it won't allow enough electricity through it to light the lights. Just use a jumper wire from positive post of the battery to each pin in the toad's socket. (Ground is still connected to ground of toad. If you want to be extra careful, you could use a fuse in your jumper wire.

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