In this video I show you how to install a front hitch on your 2015 Equinox. This is a Roadmaster hitch #3160-1B and I also show you how to install light diodes and wire them up. Thanks for watch and as always follow the directions in the service manual.

47 thoughts on “Install roadmaster base plate 3160-1b / light isolating diodes – chevrolet equinox”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug's Welding & Fabrication says:

    As usual… I need some advice on a vehicle project…. First stop… Eric O 🙂 Thanks for all of the efforts in making these videos. Man… this one is old school… look at that hair dooo

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Bos says:

    Loved the spin tip on the wiring. Never thought of it in 40 years. Thank you for once again showing how a real pro does it.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tarnow07 says:

    there is a standard wiring theres heavy duty truck passenger vehicle and then RV each ones a little different

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars B Souza says:

    A beautiful job! 👍

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Conan Harris says:

    How do you tow a car with an automatic transmission. I have heard it damages the transmission.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars LONE WOLF RC'S says:

    if they are going to florida they have salt air which is way worse then road salt have u seen what salt air does to cars and electronics

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Harry Smith says:

    When I was young and doing mechanic work on big rigs sometimes it was down and dirty. I hate but connectors. I once no twice had to rewire a trailer that was older than I was just so the guy could get through an inspection so I was told. I literally rewired the trailer from front to back on a turd. I made the necessary replacements on lights. Just rewired the whole trailer and cut off all the chicken lights. I put but connectors on and gave them a spritz of battery seal. Never heard anything else. Hopefully that equipment is in good use elsewhere

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ron Ringel says:

    Well done. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Barry Theroux says:

    I never knew about those diode packs. Thanks. Awsome as always.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kent Schroeder says:

    Beautiful work! Had the same thing done to our Ford Focus a few years ago. The Road Master products held up well, then we found out about the dual clutch transmission. That was our – last – Ford.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg Hamilton says:

    You had as you call her " the lovely Mrs O" to help you on this job. She is a great helper! Great job Eric! Fit and finish is super!

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Terry Garrett says:

    This is an awesome video. I'm not working on a project like this but I watched this entire video just for pure genuine interest sake and to learn a thing or two. Thanks for another AWESOME video!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Terry Garrett says:

    unibits are better than drill bits; they leave no burrs and make a perfect smooth hole. They can be purchased at HARBOR FREIGHT, or an AVIATION TOOL COMPANY. I've been a heavy jet mechanic for the airlines for 30 years and we use unibits to install phones in seats, TV monitors etc.
    I LOVE your videos. You are an awesome mechanic!

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Wow I like that and you made it look so easy Erick Thanks for the video.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars farmerfb says:

    These old videos are hilarious, sure, very informative and appreciated, but nothing like the way Eric O talks to the audience now in 2020… Cheers

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Kucic says:

    Awesome job man.
    I have learned so much from you.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars * Justme * says:

    Third brake light????????

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rich Glunt says:

    why didn't the third brake light work?

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Perry J Winship Jr says:

    Awesome job

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan Labelle says:

    Nice clean job man

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Gazer says:

    love the wire trick awesome great tip

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ruben Garcia says:

    Lol the bolts shouldn’t be rusted for a change

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick L says:

    We are looking for a newer towed vehicle for our MH. Have you seen a lot of problems with the chevy Equinox? I put the base plate on our current toad, a 03 Saturn Ion quad coup. Thanks

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matt Man Productions says:

    Tbh I don't like dragging a AWD vehicle behind a RV, Just go buy a car trailer!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Britton says:

    Very professional!

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cheryl Vance says:

    You guys work great together.Thanks to Mrs O.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe skretkowicz says:

    eric 35 yrs rv tech good to see someone else do it lol

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Kohut says:

    Nice!! Great job… 🙂

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Farmer Dave says:

    I'm not so sure about those push pins used to install that front electrical connector. There is a lot of force and friction when those connectors are pulled out. Hate to see holes ripped in that plastic.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Leroy says:

    Most look like a beaver cut it nice attention to detail

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Stone says:

    As CONFUCIUS ONCE SAID: There is a FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING. The age old question still confuses many. WHICH CAME FIRST THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG??? The ANSWER IS BOTH. The CHICKEN EVOLVED FROM ANOTHER CREATURE, BEFORE IT COULD LAY THE EGG AND THAT EGG HATCHED INTO THE MODERN CHICKEN. SO THE CORRECT ANSWER IS BOTH.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shaun Brown says:

    Now that's brave. Mrs O held that bumper like a pro.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Deep Bass says:

    Tip: Wrap the diode pack with a small foam sheet, and you won't have to listen to it rattle.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Howard says:

    Quick tip for removing these newer style taillights. Go to Home Depot and get a pair of their cotton gloves with the blue rubber palms. Gives you grip on the lens to slide the taillight assembly back off it’s pins. Works every time without any damage. Be sure to lube the plastic pins for easy removal the next time.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter says:

    What about the third brake light?

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J Pol says:

    Not only are your videos fun, but they are educational as well. I had forgotten the wire twist method with the drill and I will try drilling backwards with a hole saw through plastic. That's a new one for me. Thanks Mr O! Take care. Jpol

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ron S says:

    But can she do it?

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Melvin Shields says:

    Learn a lot Thanks

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ColtaineCrows says:

    We mostly use the double insulated wiring when we wire up aftermarket crap, it's a bit more abrasion resistant so that helps a lot in those places you just can't fit your hand and a cable tie at the same time.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheRocketbob22 says:

    Jumping Jimmy Crickett, he got it done. Because it was a new vehichel, Eric had to use his corrective voive. He did this job just as I would have, El Perfecto, look out Panama City, HERE WE COME.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Golt says:

    Wanted to see the trailer electronics test rig

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mr Nobody says:

    You are so competent good job

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Einstein Casino says:

    How about a video on fog light installation? Preferably on a 2014 Acura RDX. 😁

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Darryal Williams says:

    Always a pleasure to watch all your informative vids….THANKS!

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wildturkey10121 says:

    I drive a 98 F-150 with a camper shell on it, Texas just started requiring that the center tail light worked. Well, mine didn't so I replaced it. The center light works now except whoever wired it originally, I just spliced it in under the camper shell to keep the fuse intact, when I use the left turn signal it causes the center light to blink. The right side works fine and as it should so at least it is one thing less to fix. The way you did this install and the little extra attention to detail is what sets you apart. I wish every mechanic/tech or whatever you want to call them, were as conscientious and detail orientated as you are. Great job!