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Old 12-16-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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2012 Jeep Wrangler wiring

I have a 2012 Jeep Wrangler, and will be towing behind our 08 Revolution, does anyone know of or have experience with a "plug and play" type of wiring system to run Toad lights.

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I have a 2012 Jeep Wrangler, and will be towing behind our 08 Revolution, does anyone know of or have experience with a "plug and play" type of wiring system to run Toad lights.

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I have a Cherokee & had a tow package installed by a company that doesn't do anything but rec. vehicle work. I asked them the same question you did & he stated that Jeep partially installed a "plug & play" harness but left out certain components that made it useless. They ran wires to the rear lights & wired them in using diodes. I realize we have different models but I never found a "plug & play" for a Wrangler either.
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Wrangler toad wiring

I tow a 2012 Wrangler JKU Rubicon behind my new Entegra. I previously towed the Jeep behind my old Monaco. Do a web search for "Cool Tech". They sell a complete wiring harness that plugs into the Jeep taillight connectors. The directions require careful reading, but it isn't hard. The hardest thing is fishing the wire up the center of the frame ( not absolutely required). The easiest way to connect the RV end is to wire it to a 4wire flat , boat/trailer connection. Most RVs have a 4 wire and a 6 wire connector. If not, you may require some diodes because most automobiles ( not Wranglers) have amber turn signals and red stop signals. Your RV probably has both ambers and reds. If the manufacturer supplied a 4wire plug your job is easy because it will blink the red Wrangler lights and use the red lights for stop also. On my setup I had to run a 6 wire cord&connector to the RV to give me the 3wires + grnd, and two more wires that light up a led in the RV when the Toad brakes are applied by my Roadmaster Brakemaster cylinder.
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I tow a 2012 Wrangler JKU Rubicon behind my new Entegra. I previously towed the Jeep behind my old Monaco. Do a web search for "Cool Tech". They sell a complete wiring harness that plugs into the Jeep taillight connectors. The directions require careful reading, but it isn't hard. The hardest thing is fishing the wire up the center of the frame ( not absolutely required). The easiest way to connect the RV end is to wire it to a 4wire flat , boat/trailer connection. Most RVs have a 4 wire and a 6 wire connector. If not, you may require some diodes because most automobiles ( not Wranglers) have amber turn signals and red stop signals. Your RV probably has both ambers and reds. If the manufacturer supplied a 4wire plug your job is easy because it will blink the red Wrangler lights and use the red lights for stop also. On my setup I had to run a 6 wire cord&connector to the RV to give me the 3wires + grnd, and two more wires that light up a led in the RV when the Toad brakes are applied by my Roadmaster Brakemaster cylinder.


Is this the one? I too have a Rubicon
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Yep. The CoolTech harness.
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I ran three wires front to back and used diodes. Wires are easy to get to behind the tail lights in order to install the diodes.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:44 PM   #8
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Jeep makes a wiring harness specifically for 4 down towing. Easy to install. The harness plugs into the jeep wiring behind the passenger kick plate. It extends out to the front of the jeep and has a flat 4 way plug for the lights. Much easier than any after market solution or making one yourself out of diodes.

My jeep dealer had it in stock.

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Mark B, got a part number?
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I'll be danged: Tow Vehicle Wiring Harness - 82211156AB | Mopar








Tow Vehicle Wiring Harness

Part # 82211156AB
Categories: Carriers & Cargo Hauling Accessories MSRP $178.00 Price may vary by dealer
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That MOPAR harness is nice indeed. Looks like a permanent 7 way I would have to find a place for with no weather protection though.
The CoolTech harness is cheaper @$140 and includes a removal connection to the umbilical and a plate to mount the connector.
I went with the Cooltech.
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That MOPAR harness is nice indeed. Looks like a permanent 7 way I would have to find a place for with no weather protection though.
The CoolTech harness is cheaper @$140 and includes a removal connection to the umbilical and a plate to mount the connector.
I went with the Cooltech.
With the Cooltech Did you have to run wires back to the tail lights, seems with the Jeep one you don't have to do that, I could be wrong.
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That is pretty neat. Since I pull another trailer behind the Jeep when it is hooked to the MH, I have to have a separate plug for the lights on the trailer so they will work when I'm hooked up. Gets sort of complicated. I ran a new wire all the way to the back just for the trailer lights. The diodes take care of the Jeep lights.
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The Mopar harness has a disconnect and a weather plug that I positioned behind the grill. When you get ready to tow, you simply add the extension with the 7 way round plug. Another advantage to this rig is that it doesnt void or complicate any warranty issue.

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