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Ok, I have done some searching, but I don't see what I am looking for so I will ask here.

1. What is the Mopar part number for the trailer light connector for the 2009 V6 Commanders? Is it plug and play or does it require splicing?

2. Is there an aftermarket version that is plug and play?

3. Do they all require the StarScan to work?

Thanks with any help you can give me.
 

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Part Number: 82211149AD - Trailer Tow Wire Harness Kit, with 4-way trailer connector, designed for easy installation and minimal splicing
Installation guide - http://www.mopar-accessories.com/en-US/imagehandler.ashx?id=2222

Part Number: 82211150AC - Trailer Tow Wire Harness Kit, with 7-way round trailer connector, designed for easy installation and minimal splicing
Installation guide - http://www.mopar-accessories.com/en-US/imagehandler.ashx?id=2224

These are MOPAR part numbers and the suggested retail is roughly $95 for either one.

***This required a PCM Flash from the dealer to "turn on" the trailer lights***

I do not know of aftermarket products out there but speaking with the dealer tonight he stated that it was basic plug and play installation. Got the instruction guide and im not sure that he was correct. I attached them for you to see.... I also think that any aftermarket kit will require the same installation. Dealer cost for complete hitch install here in Orlando, FL was $530 The parts alone are $280.


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I think that you could easily tap into the existing wires for the tail lights to run them to a trailer plug and not have to get the star scan hooked up. However you will run the risk of blowing fuses this way.
 

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its plug and play. the harness plugs into the drivers side tail light, then you run wires to the hitch and to the engine compartment. it takes about an hour. you only need a screw driver and some wrenches for the battery.

the dealer even turned it on with the starscan for free since i bought all the parts from them.
 

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The Report for the Installation of Curt #55414 t-connector:

1. The instructions were perfect and easy to follow. It is a simple process that involves "splicing" into the taillights with the plug-in harness on each side of the vehicle. This is also the step in which you want to play with the routing of the wires under the vehicle after plugging in the drivers side, but before plugging in the passenger side. This is the step that I spent the most time, because I wanted the wire to be protected and look factory. (If you don't do this, you will get to step 2 and realize that you need to go back and do it.)

2. Once the harness is plugged in properly, then you just use whatever method of protecting and mounting the wire along the routing you have chosen. This step is where I spent the second most amount of time, because I was very anal about making it look like the factory wiring. I used an entire roll of electircal tape and lots of wire loom to achieve this to my satisfaction.

3. Ground the control box, basically a protection circuit for the wiring, using the provided screw. You can drill a small hole in the frame or your hitch, or find an existing hole to ground the box.

4. I strapped the four wire plug to the side of the hitch so it is easily accessible and does not hang down like many do.

5. I used simple 4-wire tester that will light up appropriately with each flasher, brakes, hazards, etc. Everything is working as it should.

So far I have been pretty impressed with the ease of the installation of the Curt Hitch products.

I will be hooking up a buddy's trailer in the next week or so and make sure it all works well with the trailer. I will report the results of that back then.
 

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The Report for the Installation of Curt #55414 t-connector:


I will be hooking up a buddy's trailer in the next week or so and make sure it all works well with the trailer. I will report the results of that back then.
Any feedback on this?
 

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Any feedback on this?

Yes sir. I hooked up this trailer and ran around town with him following me to make sure everything worked. All the lights worked perfectly, so now I am in the procsess of getting ready to tow my buddy's 64 Mustang from Houston to San Antonio in the next couple of weeks.
 
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