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Old 10-05-2011, 09:05 PM   #1
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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokke Overland

Thinking of getting a new GC Overland but heard that you have to
disconnect the negative battery cable. I need power for my brake
buddy. Anyone know if the battery cable has to been disconnected?
Mike & Kathy
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:19 PM   #2
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Can't answer your question directly, but can tell you what I did on our '07 Wrangler. I rewired one of the dash 12v recepticles so it is powered through the tow harness (same as used for the tail/turn/stop lights) and installed a blade switch on the negative battery terminal. The brake is now powered from the motor home.
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I don't disconnect mine. I have the US Gear Unified Brake System. It's just plug and go. Call Jeep customer service. I was told that under normal use---a day's tow--and the driving the Jeep, ya don't have to worry about it.
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