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Are There Custom Fit, Plug-In Tail Light Isolating Diode Systems?

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I would like to use this Tail Light Isolating system on my 2010 Honda Fit but I am worry about losing my new car warranty because I would have to cut the wires in my car in order to install the diodes. Would it not be possible to custom design this harness using T-One connectors so we would not need to cut the car wires I recently installed a Custom Fit Trailer Wiring Harness with these connectors and it was a charm, and it is reversible? Thanks

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Flat towing a vehicle is not something that as may people do as say using that same vehicle for towing a small utility trailer. None of the towing parts manufacturers, at least to my knowledge, have started building custom fit diode kits because the demand would not be there to offset the design and engineering costs.

The T-One harness you installed, cannot be used in reverse. Trying to send power the other way at best would simply not work, at worst it could cause damage.

There is a law here in the U.S., Canada may have something similar, that dictates that a car manufacturer has to honor the warranty unless the part is the direct cause of the failure. That way Honda cannot void your warranty if your engine blows just because you put a diode kit in it. Check to see if Canada has a similar law.

If you want to avoid that process all together, a temporary light kit may be the preferred solution. You could use a magnetic kit like part # RM-2120. A lot of our customers use a thin piece of cloth or rubber to protect the vehicle paint with the magnetic kits.

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