I have learned a lot from all of you, just by reading the posts on this board. Thanks so much. Now I have a question. I will be flat towing my jeep next weekend for the first time. How do I get the lights on the jeep to work while it's being towed?
well an easy way is to buy the two tail lights with long cables that attach with magnets to the rear of the towed vehicle. get at u-haul for around $30. then also get the matching male/female plug for the tow-er and splice into tail-light wires.
Fill out your profile; what kind of jeep are you towing? I can only speak to what I learned about my CJ. I wired in a plug on my grill; Then I made a pigtail to quickly hook the tow vehicle to the CJ; ran wires to the rear harness and spliced into the circuit; nothing worked. It has something to do with the power feeding back through the circuit. I think if you put some diodes downstream of the splice you can utilize the towed vehicle's lights; I haven't had time to do that yet, so my solution was to scab some $6 lights onto the back end and spliced them to my plug.