I'm about to set-up a 2006 Jeep Liberty to tow behind my Minnie Winnie and see that there are multiple methods for wiring the lights. I'm torn between using a the curent lights with a harness with a diode to alow them to be used from either the Jeep or the MH. The other is to install additional bulbs into the fixtures and have a separate harness front-to-back. Does anyone see any issues with the diode system? I've read that they can induce false error codes in some verhicle computers.
Thanks for your responses,
Bill (CDR, USN (Ret))& Kathleen (retired homemaker)
Mingo & Maverick (Aussie Shepherds)
1999 Minnie Winnie DL
Competition BBQ Team
I've done both and don't like either system. They put a strain on your tow vehicles electrical and are both a hassle to hook up. Consider wireless tow lights instead. I bought a set 5 years ago and will never mess with electrical on a toad again.
Living full-time in the San Francisco Bay Area
Camper: 2004 Damon Daybreak 3285 WorkHorse 8.1 Toad: 2010 Mini Cooper Clubman S - BlueOx Toy: 2012 Ninja 650 - Versa Haul VH-SPORT-RO
That's the first I've seen of the wireless system and it is interesting.
On my 2006 Liberty I installed extra bulbs in the lower portion of the tail light housing and ran the wires up front. There is a bulk head grommet on the firewall above the drivers left foot if you want to run the wires through the vehicle and then the dash. It is hard to see but it's there.
I looked at diodes and decided it would be easier and safer, at least for me, to use the extra bulbs. I used a 1" Forstner (sp?) bit to drill the hole in the housing. Biggest problem is I used the Roadmaster kit and the sockets are super cheap and the base contact plate can rotate making it difficult to make contact with the bulb but once installed and working they have continued to work. I also applied electrical tape around the base to help hold it into the tail light housing.