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  1. Hi 'debbie 100', it turns out that I had already run the wires to the back of the car before I saw your post. I cut into the wires going to the stop and running lights in the tail light assembly, and the RV actuates these lights through the Roadmaster diodes I also installed. It has worked out fine so far - but if I had known, I would have probably bought the Roadmaster kit that you have. Thanks anyway! P.S. I purchased a Brake Buddy module for the remote braking, which also works well :-)
  2. Well, I originally purchased an Insibrake at the recommendation of a sales advisor. But once I received it and looked at what it would take to install into my particular car, it became clear that I wasn't going to be able to do it. And, the manufacturer did not have any installers on their list within 50 miles of my house. A friend at work has a Brake Buddy and he recommended it instead - it doesn't need to hook into the toad's brake vacuum booster line and has a wireless transmitter to the RV. I looked at the installation steps on-line and decided that it was a better choice for me.
  3. Thanks for the additional info! My vehicle does not require a battery disconnect as far as I've been able to find, but the manual says that the key needs to be in the 'on' position. As others have said, the key is needed to unlock the steering wheel and not for powering anything other than in my case providing the 12V for the Brake Buddy. My question was mainly concerned with a simple way to remove the toad 12V to the tail and stop lights. I'm now thinking for removing the two fuses and adding an on/off switch to each with an in-line fuse to make it quick to do in the future.
  4. Thanks for the feedback! I'll look into the battery disconnect concept and using the 12V line from the RV as I need power for the Brake Buddy. In the immediate time frame, I am going to remove the two fuses (#8 and #14) that power the tail and brake lights. That should get me started.
  5. We recently bought a 2017 Subaru Forester and I just finished wiring it for towing but have yet to do it since I am waiting for the Brake Buddy to arrive. I have a related question along this thread: do you need to remove any fuses before connecting the Forester to the RV? If the key is in the 'accessory' or 'on' position, the tail lights come on and the stop light comes on when the brakes are actuated. So I'm wondering if there are 12V signals coming to the diodes from both the RV and the car itself, will that cause a problem?
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