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Curt Tow Bar Wiring C56196 Review

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Review of Curt Accessories and Parts C56196


Today we're going to review part number C56196. This is the Curt Vehicle-to-Vehicle Tail Light Converter. Now this converter will adapt vehicles with the combined stop and turn light wiring, which is normally your 2-wire system, to separate turn and stop light, which is a 3-wire system. It's basically used when a motor home is towing another vehicle by way of a tow bar. Basically, if your towing vehicle has the 2-wire system and the vehicle being towed is on the 3-wire system, where the vehicle usually have amber turn signal separate from the break signals, this vehicle-to-vehicle tail light converter will need to be use. This converter cannot be installed backwards, meaning the input going to the output side to covert a tow vehicle down.

One note, though, they do recommend, when installing this, to use the tail light isolating diode system. We sell that separately on our website as part number 38955. It is listed on this product page as a related product. That will need to be used with the converter to prevent the power feedback. The maximum amperage on this unit, for the stop and turn lights, is 2.1 amps per circuit and for the tail lights it's 5 amps total. You see it comes with a nice set of instructions with details on how to make your connections.

Basically, what you would do is, on this side, the input side; it's even stamped on the converter input. It even describes what the wire is for. Basically your white wire will be ground, your yellow will be for your left side stop and turn. They're combined. The green will be for your right side stop and turn.

It will be combine. Then it will convert it down to the middle wire, which is the red break wire, which your break lights will be separate. Then the yellow will be your separate left turn. Then your green will be your separate right turn. That should do it for the review on part number C56196.

This is the Curt Vehicle-to-Vehicle Tail Light Converter.


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