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Roadmaster Diode 7 to 6 Wire Coil Kit Installation - 2006 Honda CR-V

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How to Install a Roadmaster Diode 7 to 6 Wire Coil Kit on a 2006 Honda CR-V


Ryan: Hey everybody. Ryan here at etrailer.com. Today on our 2006 Honda CRV, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster Diode 7 to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit. To flat tow your vehicle, there's going to be five major components. Your base plate, your diode wiring, a braking system, safety cables, and a tow bar. The wiring kit is going to transfer the lighting signals from the back of the motor home here to the back of our CRV whenever we're flat towing, and that's going to keep us not only safe, but legal.

It's going to provide us with four different lighting functions. We're going to have our running lights, our brake lights, our left turn, and our right turn. One of my favorite things about this kit is the fact that it uses diodes. Now those diodes are going to protect our Honda's factory wiring if any shorts or anything like that we're to occur.Now in my opinion, this would be the best choice for a wiring option. Unlike some of the others, for example, the magnetic style, you're not going to have to worry about setting it up every time, draping wires over your car, and even sticking lights to your vehicle's finish.

The other option you would have would be the ball and socket type. Now once again, these definitely have an advantage because with these, you're not going to actually have to drill a hole into your vehicle's tail light housing unlike the ball and socket. Now the kit is going to come with not only a six hole plug, but a flexo-coil cord as well. The one end will have a six way and on the other will have a seven. Now what's nice about these is since they are coiled, we're not going to have to worry about them dragging on the ground and getting damaged.

However, when you do need them stretch out, we'll have all the length we need.Now the plug is a six way and it does have a spring loaded cap, that way when we're not using it, it'll help keep out any dirt and debris and water, and when we are using it, it's going to be in this position. It's actually going to have a plastic tab that'll rest down onto our cord and help prevent it accidentally getting pulled out. Now one thing I would recommend picking up as far as the installation goes is some dielectric grease. Speaking of which, the install is relatively straightforward. Let's go ahead and put it all together now.To begin our install, we're going to first need to open up our hatch, that way we can remove our tail lights.

Then on the inside of the tail light at the very top here, we're going to have a plastic cap that we need to take off to expose the bolt underneath. Take a small flat head, pry up on that cap, and remove it. We're going to have one more here at the bottom of the tail light. And underneath we'll take these bolts out. There's going to be one down here under this cap and one up top and we're going to use an eight millimeter to do that. We can grab our tail light, we'll work it side to side, and if it doesn't come out immediately, one thing you can do is kind of take the palm of your hand and just give it a little tap towards the back. Now we can remove all of our lights. To do that, I'll grab the housing, spin it to the left about a quarter turn, and pull the light out, and also work the wiring off of the clips on the light itself too.Let me just set the light off to the side for now. Now to get the other tail light removed here on the other side, we're going to have the cap at the very top, just like the driver's side. Pop that off, take out the eight millimeter bolt behind it. This one is going to be a little bit different. If you work your way down around our latch, we're going to have another eight millimeter screw. Once again, grab our light.Now we can take our bundle of wire and feed one end of it into the tail light pocket, can push it down, and we'll work pretty much this whole length of wire down underneath the car. Now I went ahead and determined which factory wires we're going to be tapping into for our diodes and what I found was we're going to be using this bulb, the second one from the top right underneath our orange bulb here, and the two wires that we're going to be using are the green wire with the white stripe and the red wire with the black stripe.I went ahead and took off a little piece of tape here that was holding our two wires together just to give us a little more room to work and what we're going to do is cut these in half that way we can connect some spade terminals to the ends of them. I'll take some snips, cut those in half, then I'm going to strip back the insulation on each end of our wire. And now we can connect our terminals to them. We're going to be using the blue ones. We'll slide that over the wire and crimp it down. We're going to do that same thing for the three remaining wires.Now we can take our new wiring and separate all of them. So we'll just kind of snip the ends, we're able to kind of pull them apart from each other. Now what I'm going to do is pull these back far apart enough and actually cut a portion of this brown wire off, that way we can double up our wires on one of these connection points and actually run our brown wire from the driver's side to the passenger side, so you just want to make sure you peel off enough and kind of eyeball it over to the other side that way we'll make sure it'll reach.Now we can strip back our yellow wire as well as our brown wire and the extra brown wire that we cut off and ran down earlier. Now these are going to get connected together so it's not a bad idea to remove just a little bit more insulation to make it easier to twist them together. And what we'll do on our brown wires is take the yellow spade terminal, push it over, and crimp it down. And for our yellow wire, that's just going to get another blue terminal. And we can grab one of our diodes and what I like to do is use some dielectric grease, just put it on the terminals that way it'll help keep them protected from any corrosion or anything like that.Now on the side that has a single terminal that says out, we're going to grab our factory wiring. We'll start with the green wire that's closest to the bulb itself, we're going to plug that into the out portion. The other two terminals, one will go to the other side of our factory green wire and we'll take our new yellow wire and put that on the last remaining terminal. Now for the other wires, what we're going to do is grab another diode, put some of that grease on it, we're going to take the single out portion on the red wire closest to the bulb itself and plug that in. The other side will go to the other end of our red wire. Then we're going to take our brown wires and plug them into the last terminal.Now we can take our white wire and peel some of this installation back. And this is going to be our ground wire, so what we're going to do is crimp on a ring terminal and we're going to ground this to a metal part of our body. Now I'm just going to go ahead and ground it right here in our tail light pocket. Just want to make sure that it is clean, strong metal that we're attaching it to. And we're going to attach it using the included self tapping screw.Now we can take our green wire and since this will be getting ran over to the passenger side, we're just going to push that down on the tail light pocket and pull it out from the bottom. So now we can reconnect our lights and put our tail light assembly back in place. So these go in, just line them up and give them a quarter turn to the right and that'll lock them in place. Now to secure our diodes, what I'm going to do is peel back the sticky paper, stick them together, and on the other one I'll peel that paper back and secure it to our tail light. And then we can line our tail light back up, push into place, and resecure it using the hardware that we took out earlier.I went ahead and ran our green and our brown wire over to the passenger side tail light pocket and I just ran the wires up here behind our bumper cover. Now here's my green and brown wire that I ran up through our passenger side tail light pocket. Now the way I actually got it up through this opening from the bottom is I used a pull wire. I used just a piece of nylon air tubing, however, you can use a coat hanger or even another thick piece of wiring you have laying around. And so from the top I push that down into the opening until it drops out of the bottom. Then on the bottom side, I just taped my wires to the pull wire, lifted it up, and that's how I fed them through.Now we can wire up our terminals on our passenger side wiring. So I'm using that same bulb, that second bulb from the top, and again we're going to be using the green and white wire as well as the red wire with the black stripe. So we'll cut those in half and strip all of the ends back. Now on each end of our wires, we're going to crimp on one of these blue terminals, and we can do the same thing for our green and our brown wire. Now we can hook up our diodes. Once again, put some grease on the ends, and we're going to start with our factory green wire closest to the bulb itself. Take our diode, the single side that says out, inaudible 00:12:24 there. Take our other factory green wire, push into the inside, then we're going to take our new green wire and connect it to the last remaining terminal. Grab our other diode, connect the red side closest to the bulb on to the out portion, to the other side of our factory red wire, and finally our new brown wire goes to the last one.All right, now we can plug all of our lights back into the tail light itself. And again, then we can secure our diodes the same way we did the other side. And push our light back in and resecure it using the factory hardware.Now I went ahead and ran the rest of my wiring up to the front of our car and in the engine department and here's the path I took, along this beam here, up and over our rear suspension. Now you do want to make sure to avoid any moving or excessively hot parts. And it comes down right up in here, and we'll follow that along the side of our fuel tank, and it came in front of our fuel tank and securing everything with zip ties. I just followed our brake lines, and up along our firewall, there's actually a factory wire loom, I know it can be kind of tricky to see, but I secured it to there and the way I actually got my wiring up into the engine bay to start with, is I used the pull wire technique, just how we did on the tail light.So then I brought my wire up and there's actually a little plastic case here with our factory wiring and I just pushed our new wiring up through there. Came up here in the engine compartment and I actually gave myself a little extra wire because we are going to be installing a braking system so if you're going to have to tap into this wiring, give yourself plenty of wire to work with here under the hood. I ran it down along our battery and it came out through this crack in front of our radiator. And then I just secured it to the bottom of our base plate with a zip tie and now we can hook our end up.To hook our 6 pole end up to our wiring, we're first going to separate the wires from each other. We'll snip in between them and just pull back each wire a couple inches. Then we can strip the insulation off and twist our wires tight. Now our kit does come with the bracket and we're going to be using ours, if you plan on using yours, now you would put that on over your wires. Then there is going to be a rubber cap that'll slide on the back of our plug that we need to put over our wires next.Now on the back of our six way plug, we're going to have some terminals that are marked accordingly and there's going to be some set screws that we're going to need to loosen up, that way we can put our wire inside and tighten them back down. So we're going to do this one, which is GD for ground, we're going to have LT, which will be for our left turn. Going to also be using this one here, which is our RT, for right turn. And also this one here, which is marked TM, for our tail lights.So put a little bit of grease over each end of the wire and hook them up to our connector. So we'll start with the green wire, which will be our right turn, so we'll put that in the RT. And tighten that set screw down. Going to use the yellow wire for left turn. Then we'll repeat that process for the brown and white wire. The brown wire will go to TM for our tail lights and the white wire will go to GD for ground.Once you have them all connected, it's a good idea to take some more dielectric grease and just blob it all over our terminals to help keep them protected. We can take our rubber cover and push it on to the back of our plug. And I went ahead and wrapped up a little bit of our wires and our rubber cap with some electrical tape just for a little added protection.Now with everything wired up, it's a good idea to test it to make sure everything's working properly. Now I'm going to be using a tester, however, if you don't have one of these, you can just hook up to your motor home. We can go ahead and check our running lights, our left turn, our right turn, and our brake lights.And that'll do it for our look at and our installation of the Roadmaster 7 to 6-Wire Diode Wiring Kit on our 2006 Honda CRV.


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