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Roadmaster Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Spark

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How to Install the Roadmaster Tail Light Wiring Kit on a 2017 Chevrolet Spark


Today in our 2017 Chevrolet Spark, we'll be installing the road master taillight wiring kit for towed vehicles, LAD socket part number RM-152-LED.Speaker 2: All right, here's what our light looks like installed. This towed vehicle lighting system's great because it isolates our towed vehicle lighting system completely from vehicle's factory lights. It doesn't tie in any of the wiring at all. If you have any electrical problems over RV it won't cause any damage at all to our vehicle's expensive lighting circuits. The system's also great because the lights we put in are LED so they're brighter and they'll last a very long time. You won't have to worry about changing a bulb out more frequently.

The system also allows us to safely flat tow our Chevrolet Spark behind our RV and have all the lighting functions required by law in order to safely do so. Now that we've gone over some of the features of our road master LED kit, we'll show you how to get it installed.Speaker 3: All right, we already have our four pole wiring routed behind our fascia inside this conduit that comes with the kit. It's already hooked into our connector. We're using part number RM-98146-7 as our umbilical kit which comes of our seven to our six pole cable. Our connector with six round here so we need all that in order to use this properly in our vehicle.

We follow on up, I'll show you where our wire is. Our four pole wiring came up behind our fascia right here. You can see it exposed right here. You want to make sure you leave a little bit of slack in this in case you're using a stand alone breaking system which taps into it. We'll be doing that later so we did that.

We routed this down behind our battery, down behind our engine, making sure we avoided any moving parts and sources of heat. I want to show you how we routed it right now to the back of the vehicle. Our wire went behind our engine and our transmission, followed along our fire wall, went above the rear of our sub frame here, and we fish wired it through this channel where it comes out of the back. Make sure we zip tied it to this parking break cable here to keep it away from the exhaust. Did a couple occasions. You want to keep in mind when routing your cable to avoid any moving parts or sources of heat.

One over here to this cable here. We tucked it back up inside our frame again for about a foot where we came out here at the very end. Now it's right behind where our taillights are so we'll be able to pull it up once we move our taillights and make our connections. We'll start by removing our two Phillip's head screws that hold our taillight housings in place. Grab our taillight housing and pull it out towards us. Twist out the three bulb sockets that we have here. We'll repeat the same process for the other side. We dropped down a pull wire here. We used a piece of airline tubing for that. You can use a coat hanger or something else that you have that you can fish behind your bumper cover here. We taped our four pole flat wiring to that. Now pull it up behind our taillight. Now for the LED bulb and socket that we're installing, we need to install it in the red part of our housing which is where our factory taillight and brake light are. I'll flip our housing over here. I already made a mark right here where we're going to drill our hole. I'll be using a one inch hole saw in order to do this. So just stick it right there, get it started, hold it up at an angle like this, and so all of the shavings fall right out of it. All right, now we'll take a flat head screwdriver here and just slightly bend out these tangs on our socket. This will allow it to bite into the hole we just drilled and keep it from coming out easily. With those bent out and pushed in the hole we just drilled you may have to adjust some of them slightly if it's not going in easily. With that on we'll run a beat of our TV sealant around it to help keep any condensation from forming inside our taillight housing. You can purchase some. We have this available on our website. Now that you have good coverage all the way around, take our finger here, smear this in. Making sure we get a nice, good seal around the edge of the socket. We'll let this dry up here for a few minutes and we'll repeat the same process on the other side. We'll take the end of our four pole wiring here that we brought up on our driver side taillight and we'll separate all four of the wires. Pull them back as far as we can. We're on our driver side of the vehicle now that we have our taillight taken care of. We're going to make our connection here for our driver side turn signal and brake light. That's the yellow wire and that will go to the red wire here. I'll measure off how much wire we're going to need, making sure we have some slack so we can remove the light assembly if we need to change a bulb in it. Strip off some of the insulation here. Take our blue butt connector that's provided with the kit, slide it over the yellow wire, crimp that on down, and then we'll connect it to our red wire. We'll crimp that on down too. I'll measure off our brown wire here. This is for our taillight. That'll go to our brown wire. We'll keep the brown wire because we'll need it. Strip off some of the insulation here, take the other end that we cut off, so it backs the insulation from it, and we'll twist these two together. We'll take a yellow butt connector now, put that over that end, and we'll crimp it down. Now on our brown wire that comes off of our bulb that we installed in the light assembly, we'll strip off a little bit more insulation that what we need, twist it all together, and we'll fold it in half. This will make the wire thicker so it'll go into the heavier gauge butt connector easier. We'll crimp that down too. Our wire wire here is our ground. We'll measure off how much we need again, trim off the excess. Now we'll measure from the end of this white wire here to where we're going to ground it on a chasse of our vehicle. Right about here will be fine. We'll take this section here, cut it off, strip out the end on both, twist them together. We'll use a yellow butt connector again and we'll crimp them down. The end that we are using as our ground to the vehicle chasse we'll strip off some insulation and we'll attach the ring terminal. Then we'll crimp that down also. Then we'll attach it with the included self tapping screw right here. Here's a 5, 16 nut driver and install this. That will give us a nice, solid ground point. One more end of our white wire here. Let's strip off some of the insulation and we'll tie it into our black wire over here. Twist these two together, connect it to the butt connector over here. Now our wire that we have left over, the brown wire and the white wire that we added on plus the green wire, we can drop back down under the bumper because we'll be using these on the passenger side of our vehicle. Now we'll wrap al our butt connectors up here with electrical tape. This we'll just help keep moisture from entering causing corrosion and possibly causing a short. We'll do the same for all of our butt connectors. I'll start by reinstalling all of our factory bulbs in their proper locations. There we go. We'll push our taillight assembly back in its original location, make sure the guide pens line up just right. We'll reinstall our screws to secure our taillight housing. Take our pull wire again and go down the passenger side. All right, with our pull wire pulled down, we'll route it over to our driver side, making sure we go over our tabs that hold our bumper cover in place. This is where we will connect our wires that we dropped down from the driver side to. This will keep it from falling under exhaust and hide all our wires behind our bumper cover. We'll connect our wires to it just like we did on the other side. We'll pull our wires up to the passenger side now and we'll remove our pull wire. We'll just measure how much of our ground wire we're going to need. Make sure we leave slack once again. All right, now we got our butt connectors and our three wires. Our green wire, the new wire that we have this time this goes to our red wire. Now our green wire here is our new wire. This is for our brake light and turn signal on our passenger side. This goes to the red wire on our socket. We'll crimp that down. Our white wire's our ground wire, this goes to the black wire. Crimp that down that way this puts our taillight wire function, which is our brown wire again. Which goes to the brown wire. We'll make sure all the wires and our connectors is nice and tight. Now we'll wrap up our butt connectors like we did on the other side. We'll reinstall all of our taillight, turn signal, and reverse light bulbs. Reinstall our screws now. All right, we have our vehicle plugged into a tester here. We'll use this to test our functions. We have available on our website, if you'd like to purchase one or if you can just plug into your RV or your truck to test your lighting out. We'll go ahead and turn our taillights on and see if everything is working. Try a right turn signal and brake light now. That's working good too. Now we'll do our left. That's working good here too. That completes our installation of the road master taillight wiring kit for towed vehicles with LED bulb and socket, part number RM-152-LED on our 2017 Chevrolet Spark.


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