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Old 01-17-2003, 10:17 AM   #1
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'97 Saturn wiring

I need to wire my Saturn to tow behind my MH. Is there a easy way to do this? Is there access at the front of the vehicle or do I have to run wires from the back lights etc. to the front?
I'm to cheap and pessamistic, to let someone do it.
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Old 01-17-2003, 10:55 AM   #2
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check the "toad wiring" thread for info on my struggles with this.
I have a Saturn that was wired by the po. My Airstream had a flat plug that was shot so I replaced it with the type found on the Saturn, a round 6 pole.
The thing would not work. Tried all kinds of connections, until I found out that the ground wire was not connected right. When I grounded the motorhome AND the car, the lights worked. Although- one side is still out, and I believe it needs a new wire run. I used my test light to try each plug hole, and also applied voltage to the wires to see which light would come on. Same for the motorhome, test light into the holes, watched to see if the proper trigger lighted the light. (my son held it while I stepped on the brake,etc.)

The wires on mine run through the firewall, to the trunk where they are tapped into the light wires. I would also consider the portable lights that you plug in and set on the roof ( it is metal), as they would be a whole lot easier to deal with.
I am still considering that option.
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Another way I have seen it done is to run the wires from the MH to the rear of the toad, and instead of tying the two systems together drilling an additional hole in the lamp housing and inserting a bulb just for when the vehicle is towed. Most of the MH have a 2 way bulb so we need 4 wires max to do this. Left turn/brake right turn/brake and marking lights as well as a ground just to keep it proper.

I have read on the GMC-Coop site that this is how he does it and then there is no curtting into the vehicle wires. new lamp housings anre not necessarly cheap, but when you trade it in who is gonna check?
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I read that same thing, not a bad idea....
You can also use those plastic wire taps to get into the light wires in the trunk, Saturns have pretty accessible wiring, part of the simplicity of the car.
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Old 01-23-2003, 05:52 AM   #5
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Wire Diag

OK, you people, I have it figured out and working on my 97 Saturn!
Here is the info, for those who need it.
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Thanks for posting that, we know there are other Saturn towers who will use it.
As for me it was a problem of older wiring, getting brittle and no longer working.
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