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Old 03-07-2016, 04:52 PM   #197
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Old 03-08-2016, 10:33 AM   #198
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Have you towed over bumpy roads yet?

I called Jeep recall hot line yesterday (3/7/16) and they said the parts were not available.

I'll stop in at my dealer's service to ask, not hope full they'll know anything.

What are the changes in the setup changes. Normal plus flip the switch?

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Old 03-08-2016, 02:27 PM   #199
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I guess that's why you have to pull the fuse. Switch on fuse pulled, no power to the steering motor. Seems like two disconnects to insure the motor is disconnected. Guess FCA had to insure no power to motor.
HOLD THE PHONE....are you saying that in addition to the switch, you need to pull a fuse?

My understanding was this change was a way "TO GIVE POWER" to the Electric power steering assist. This is opposite of what you posted.

Can you post the actual instructions that Jeep gave you with this mod??

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Old 03-14-2016, 09:36 PM   #200
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Getting mine installed tomorrow. Hopefully they will provide some detailed instructions. Fingers crossed!
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:49 PM   #201
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Getting mine installed tomorrow. Hopefully they will provide some detailed instructions. Fingers crossed!
No user instructions, but here's a link to download the installation instructions:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...0Tow%20Kit.pdf

This seems to be a pretty complicated process. I think I will wait until my dealer has a few of these installations under his belt before I have them do mine. They had enough trouble with the transmission update.
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No user instructions, but here's a link to download the installation instructions:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...0Tow%20Kit.pdf

This seems to be a pretty complicated process. I think I will wait until my dealer has a few of these installations under his belt before I have them do mine. They had enough trouble with the transmission update.
Wow....complicated. Thanks for posting.
Funny, the last two steps are:
Put the fuse in the cup holder
Give customer the onstructions.

Not feeling real good about this.....

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Old 03-15-2016, 07:54 PM   #203
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Got the flat towing kit installed today. Now I understand the "fuse" mentioned in above post. Tow procedure below. Also installed Rvi2 brake today. Looks like I am definitely going to have to incorporate a vehicle charging wire to keep the battery from going dead.
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Getting mine installed tomorrow. Hopefully they will provide some detailed instructions. Fingers crossed!
I see you posted some pictures.
Can you tell how the new relay is wired?
The instructions are strange in that they tell you to mount the new relay, but nothing is said about connecting it other that the power source & ground.
From what I can tell, installing the fuse activates the relay. But the relay contact were not mentioned in the instructions.

The instructions said to cut a wire under the PDC, and reconnect it with the jumper....is the jumper actually made with the relay and wires?

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I see you posted some pictures.

Can you tell how the new relay is wired?

The instructions are strange in that they tell you to mount the new relay, but nothing is said about connecting it other that the power source & ground.

From what I can tell, installing the fuse activates the relay. But the relay contact were not mentioned in the instructions.



The instructions said to cut a wire under the PDC, and reconnect it with the jumper....is the jumper actually made with the relay and wires?



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I'm not sure why you are concerned with the details of the kit installation. My reading of the related TSB would indicate that the job is to be carried out by your dealer for free under the warranty.
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This whole thing sounds poorly engineered for a car that is to be towed as stated by the dealer. When we tow we often tow for 12 hours (yep, I know long days). Draining the battery is just 3 hours .... Not the car we were told it was.
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This whole thing sounds poorly engineered for a car that is to be towed as stated by the dealer. When we tow we often tow for 12 hours (yep, I know long days). Draining the battery is just 3 hours .... Not the car we were told it was.
Agree 100%
Others said a bungee cord fixed the problem.
They say some TrailHawks don't need this.
They should have come up with a mechanical damper instead of something that drains a battery in 3 hrs.

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Agree 100%

Others said a bungee cord fixed the problem.

They say some TrailHawks don't need this.

They should have come up with a mechanical damper instead of something that drains a battery in 3 hrs.



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Fitting a toad charger is quite easy and would be necessary anyway if your auxiliary brake draws current.
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Dan, OK, how and what parts do I need. I have ano air brake system so I don't drain the battery today. I must be going to the wrong shop, camping world... who say they don't do it, may just be my camping world.
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Dan, OK, how and what parts do I need. I have ano air brake system so I don't drain the battery today. I must be going to the wrong shop, camping world... who say they don't do it, may just be my camping world.
If you have a 6 or 7 pin umbilical cord, you probably have an unused 12 v (+) pin. Run a wire from a 12 v (+) on the RV, add in an auto reset 15 amp circuit breaker, then connect to an unused pin on the RV socket. On the toad, run a wire from the same pin in the toad's socket to the (+) post of the battery. You should include a second 15 amp auto reset circuit breaker to that line. You should also check that the ground pin in both sockets is connected to each vehicle ground. If the toad's ground isn't tied in, the circuit won't be complete. (If your toad towing lights are independent, there might not be a path to ground, for instance)

Now, when the RV 12v (+) wire is hot, it will pass electricity through to the battery. If you choose an ignition switched source, the charging will only happen when the ignition is on.
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