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Old 02-24-2009, 05:16 PM   #1
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So I bought the 2009 Liberty. Now I need someone to make me unstupid. It is completly different from my 1995. Everything is electronic and when I asked the dealer all they said was you have to disconnect the Battery to disable the Electronic Stability Program. I sure don't want to distroy something. And I figure there ain't no better place to look for answers than here.

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Old 02-25-2009, 02:41 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new toad.

I can't help you with the details of towing your Liberty, but the first place I would look is in the owner's manual. There should be a section on recreational towing. I have read recently about the new stability systems causing tracking problems when towing, so it would make sense it may have to be disabled.

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Old 02-25-2009, 03:09 AM   #3
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The owners manual for the 2008 liberty is real clear on the steps to take for towing.

I had the blue ox base plate installed, and aventa bar,,,,a test tow was nice.

I am still looking at braking systems.

I believe the 2009 will be the same as the 2008 for towing. But again,,,the owners manual is the bible for me.

I also installed a battery disconnect,,,not a hassle to disconnect when setting up to tow.

A lot of folks have indicated that they don't disconnect the battery, and have not had any negative impact.

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Do what the owner manual says. If that includes disconnecting the battery, get a disconnect switch installed, preferably one of the remote control ones such as the Battery Brain Gold model.

Depending on what you use for a aux (toad) brake system, you may also need to install a power outlet that is connected direct to the battery, bypassing the disconnect. Some aux units need 12v power, e.g. Brake Buddy.
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