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Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicles - 50-Amp FMX Fuse

Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicles - 50-Amp FMX Fuse

Item # RM-76517
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Take some of the hassle out of towing your car with this fuse bypass system. FuseMaster replaces your vehicle's FMX fuse and lets you prep for towing by simply flipping a switch. Integrated holder keeps fuses secure and functional. Great Prices for the best tow bar wiring from Roadmaster. Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicles - 50-Amp FMX Fuse part number RM-76517 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring - RM-76517

  • Fuse Bypass
  • Bypasses Vehicle Wiring
  • Engine Compartment
  • Custom
  • Roadmaster
  • FMX Fuse

Take some of the hassle out of towing your car with this fuse bypass system. FuseMaster replaces your vehicle's FMX fuse and lets you prep for towing by simply flipping a switch. Integrated holder keeps fuses secure and functional.


Features:

  • Bypasses towed car's FMX fuse so you can tow your vehicle without draining its battery
    • Provides a simple alternative to removing fuse every time you tow
    • Stores fuse so that you won't lose it
  • Installs quickly, easily and permanently
    • Remove fuse from car's battery compartment and install FuseMaster in its place
    • Put fuse into FuseMaster fuse holder
    • Mount bypass switch in center console
  • Maintains functionality of fuse when switched on
    • Flip switch to "Drive" position and drive like normal
  • Overrides fuse when switched off
    • Flip switch to "Tow" position and you're good to tow
  • Fuse controller allows the high current fuse to be turned off/on without sending high current through the switch
  • Application: FMX fuses rated at 50 amps
  • Made in the USA


Some cars can be towed only if you get under the hood and pull a fuse or fuses. If you don't remove these fuses before towing, there's a good chance that your battery will be drained by the time you reach your destination.


Roadmaster's FuseMaster makes it easy to prep your vehicle for towing. Simply remove the fuses indicated in your owner's manual and replace them with the bypass. The system will hold the removed fuses and maintain their functionality. So, once the initial installation is complete, you don't have to remove or replace your fuses again.


Whenever you want to drive your car, just make sure the switch on the bypass is flipped into the "Drive" position. When the bypass system is on, the fuse will be active and your vehicle will function normally. Then, when it comes time to tow, switch the FuseMaster to "Tow." Doing this will render the fuse inactive so that you can flat tow your car without its battery being drained.


Installation

This bypass installs inside your vehicle's engine compartment. To mount the FuseMaster switch, route the harness up to your center console. You will have to drill access holes in the console to run the FuseMaster through and to mount the switch.


Roadmaster FuseMaster Switch

Included with the FuseMaster are 2 stickers: "Drive" and "Tow." Once the switch is installed, you can place the stickers on your console - one on each side of the toggle - to remind you which way the switch must go for each application. Place the "Drive" sticker on the side of the toggle that has the white dot. (To drive your car, the switch must be flipped so that the side with the white dot is depressed.) The "Tow" sticker can then be placed on the opposite side.




76517 Road Master Fuse Master Fuse Bypass for Towed Cars

Installation Details RM-76517 Installation instructions

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Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicles - 50-Amp FMX Fuse - RM-76517

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (301 Customer Reviews)

Take some of the hassle out of towing your car with this fuse bypass system. FuseMaster replaces your vehicle's FMX fuse and lets you prep for towing by simply flipping a switch. Integrated holder keeps fuses secure and functional.

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The product was ok other than the switch. It is hard to tell if it is on or off. I wound up just using the fuse holder as it is easier to pull the fuse out. Other than that was great service.



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Does what it is intended to do. Took a little time to install but it came with all the instructions I required, and it all looks and works great!



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This has saved us so much time! Popping the hood and physically pulling the fuses on our vehicle every time we stop gets old quickly. This system was easy to install with the step-by-step video and works flawlessly.



by: 02/28/2021

Good instructions and easy to instal tnx to Lori AB for putting my order together



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Better than opening the hood every time we tow.



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Ordered and install base plate over a year ago and finally got to use it a couple of weeks ago because motorhome was in shop waiting on parts. Pandemic and supply chain issues. Anyway, the base plate and accessories work great. Dinghy tracks well. Hardly know it’s back there.



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The connections at the fuse panel were difficult to tell which was hot.

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Sierra K.

7/19/2022

The instructions say the thick black wire is the cold side and the large red wire is the hot.



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Installed as per installation video and all went great.

Greg

4/25/2022

Towed over 7000km last year with no problems. It is great to not have to pull fuses anymore.



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Right part at the right price.Fast and helpful employees.



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Works great and allows me to tow with vehicle stability turned on; no more death wobble! Installation instructions were clear and it fit perfectly.



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The best customer service from Melissa, and her manager. Delivery and follow up was the best as always. Will continue to purchase from etrailer in the future.This is the way all companies should conduct business.



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Good quality, complete kit, fairly easy to install once you watch the videos



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The knowledge the staff that worked there was very helpful when purchasing the right product we needed. Thank you



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Easy enough to install on 2010 Chevy Equinox LT. Very clear directions and video was very helpful. (Thanks etrailer for all the good videos) Have not towed yet but seems to be exactly what I need. Much better than pulling fuses.



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Wire kit has been working good for a year now.



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Ordered Friday and arrived Monday. Terrific. Taking to installer today. Thanks



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It has worked great!!



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Product works well and as intended.



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Works great.



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works great



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Love it



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