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Adding Class IV hitch?

PIcked up my wife's new Commander today. Jeep Green, Saddle leather, Hemi, backup camera, Navigation, and DVD player. So I signed all the papers. I am fixing to drive off I notice. No HITCH! Dang I need that to pull the boat. I had specified before I needed the hitch I guess when they located this one for me. They overlooked it. Well its like a $260 option. Well to have it installed at the dealer is $589 plus tax! OUCH....anyone have this done after the fact? How much did it cost. DId they install the 7pin connector? I called a local hitch place. They said $160 for the Hitch but they could not do the wiring because it would void my warranty. What are my options here?
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Re: Adding Class IV hitch?

The Mopar harness is seperate, you could have your hitch installed wearever and add the Mopar wiring. The Mopar wiring does come with a 7 pin, and it is fairly easy.
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Re: Adding Class IV hitch?

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Well its like a $260 option. Well to have it installed at the dealer is $589 plus tax!
Won't they have to switch your rear bumper?

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Re: Adding Class IV hitch?

It appears like you just cut the plastic area. It has an outline there. Then install a bezel.
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Re: Adding Class IV hitch?

Installed One My Self. Not To Hard Just Don't Cut To Much Off. Wiring Is Easy But Have To Get Under The Jeep For The Electric Brake In The Seven Way Wiring. Did It In A Few Hours
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Re: Adding Class IV hitch?

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Installed One My Self. Not To Hard Just Don't Cut To Much Off. Wiring Is Easy But Have To Get Under The Jeep For The Electric Brake In The Seven Way Wiring. Did It In A Few Hours

I found this website. Does these prices look reasonable? http://www.autotrucktoys.com/jeep_co...ies-C3333.aspx Also I did not see the wiring on this website. Did you get that from the dealer? The sales guy told me if the dealer did not do it themselves that it could void my factory warranty?
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Re: Adding Class IV hitch?

My dealer basically told me to go to a privately owned store to have the hitch installed. They said as long as the store is recommended by Chrysler (U-haul for example) it would have no effect on the warranty. I ended up buying a Commander with a hitch package, so I didn't have to mess with installing the hitch.

P.S. How much weight are you going to be towing? Without the tow package, you don't get heavy duty engine coolant, etc. That's not important unless you are near the Commander's towing limit.
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Re: Adding Class IV hitch?

my dealer installed it for 255.00. you can use the free 25.00 off coupon towards it jeep sent you . also you can get the jeep credit card and earn points towards it.
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Re: Adding Class IV hitch?

The dealer added the Tow Pkg and Off Road Group at the option cost. As a matter of fact it was done today.

They squirmed a little but they wanted the sale.

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Re: Adding Class IV hitch?

Same Prices As Oem.wiring Is $79.00.plus Make Sure You Get The Trim Bezel.$65.00
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