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Old 09-22-2008, 01:35 PM   #43
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Ok, I am super educated on the wiring part of towing a JK. But now this is the problem I am having. I have an 07 sahara 4 door with the automatic trans. After I tow the jeep by the methods used about I cannot get the transfer case to shift back into gear. first would be 4H then 2H. Seems as if the transfer case gears setting into a spot that clash with sifting it back into gear. I hove only towed it twice now and both times I have ended up turning on the engine putting the trans in drive then neutral and waiting for a few seconds then try to shift the transfer case. what happens is not right. When the transfer case grabs it is hard on the equipment. What are you other JK owners doing about this? Are you having the issue at all?
I start the engine, put the transmission in neutral and then shift the transfer case out of neutral.
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Hi Guys

Great rccomendations/advice from Sarge and Offthewall

IOD Fuse Last to Pull First to plug in.

Start Engine Transmission in Neutral then Transfer case to 4H


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Old 08-15-2009, 03:48 PM   #45
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Rust Blue OX Baseplate

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I installed your Cool Tech wiring harness on my 08 JK. Very simple. I ran the harness inside the frame rail of the Jeep for a cleaner install and terminated it with a 6 pin connector.

I also installed the Blue Ox Baseplate. Took about three hours. Went fairly smoothly. Be sure to have a good quality drill bit to drill the holes in the frame of the Jeep. The toughest part was removing the eight factory bolts that hold the front bumper on. Man those things are on tight!

Some pics of the finished baseplate/wiring install.



Two years later, I've got considerable surface rust in the holes of the baseplate where the removeable tabs insert. I had quite of bit of trouble on the last trip getting the tab in. What do you guys recommend after cleaning them up to prevent this from happening again. Do you just paint with Pore 15 or something similar, grease....

Suggestions wanted....
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Trouble flat towing

Hopefully someone can provide some insight as to how to rectify this problem:

We flat tow a 2008 Jeep Sahara behind a 2004 Winnebago Sightseer.
The problem is that when we go around a curve the jeep skids. It literally sounds like the brakes are locking up.

We have tried deactivating the esp system, removing the brake buddy and even replaced ESP switch.

What else should we try? Please help with your thoughts and suggestions.
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Are you towing key in ignition, run position, battery neg. disconnected, auto tranny in Park ?? That is how my 2008 Rubicon had to tow and with no problems.
Tell us your exact setup (std./auto tranny, etc.) and surely someone can help.

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Hopefully someone can provide some insight as to how to rectify this problem:

We flat tow a 2008 Jeep Sahara behind a 2004 Winnebago Sightseer.
The problem is that when we go around a curve the jeep skids. It literally sounds like the brakes are locking up.

We have tried deactivating the esp system, removing the brake buddy and even replaced ESP switch.

What else should we try? Please help with your thoughts and suggestions.
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Remove locking steering capibility

I posted this on a different thread here but maybe someone here might be interested in this. I had my local auto repair guy remove the locking capibility from my '07 Rubicon Unlimited. Just told him make it so the steering column CAN'T lock. Now I don't have to pull any fuses, or worry about leaving the key in the correct position. Don't even leave the key in the jeep. Makes hook up easier and one less thing to worry about. While towing, the jeep is always locked and the key is in my pocket. To me it was well worth the $175 it cost me. Just sayin.
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