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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-03-2006, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Towing hitch wiring hookup

I did a hitch install on our JC limited about a month ago, but now I need to hookup the wiring kit. I got my local dealer to enable the towing feature on the commander's computer.
The problem im having is I can not find where I would hook up the wiring kit to the main wire harness of the JC.
Does anyone done this before? If so where is the connector located?
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Re: Towing hitch wiring hookup

Anyone? come on someone had to do this. Or was i the only DA that got a JC with out a hitch on it.

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Re: Towing hitch wiring hookup

Not sure Lan... mine came with the hitch and I don't have wiring diagrams of the Commander yet.

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Re: Towing hitch wiring hookup

Sorry guy - I ordered mine with the tow package

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Re: Towing hitch wiring hookup

I cant advise you on a Commander but in a TJ you reach up under the inner wheel well panel on the Drivers side, pull down the wiring and attach your universal wire set. john
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Re: Towing hitch wiring hookup

You have to remove left tail light to make first connection at the tail light harness, then run the harness to the battery from under vehicle, then if you want power to electric brake, you run a 1 lead wire through firewall. It is not hard if you have vehicle on a lift. I did it myself in about 45 mins
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Re: Towing hitch wiring hookup

I would have a hard time believing that their is not a factory connection point that already exists. According to the mopar service manual it is called and underbody wiring harness and all that I can tell you about it is that according to the diagram it goes towards the drivers side of the vehicle. The manual is 9,000 pages and I have looked for an hour and can't find any other reference of this harness anywhere in the manual. My wife is driving our commander right now and is at work. when she gets home i will try to go outside with a flashlight and see if I can tell where the harness goes from the back of the hitch.
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Re: Towing hitch wiring hookup

It's not hard to believe. I installed mine. I am the service manager for Jeep.
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Re: Towing hitch wiring hookup

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It's not hard to believe. I installed mine. I am the service manager for Jeep.
then i guess you should know. That changes it from hard to believe to just plain stupid.
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Re: Towing hitch wiring hookup

Now i have a starting point.
Thanks for all your help guys.
Once i get mine install i will post pictures of the process.
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