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Old 03-03-2014, 06:59 PM   #57
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You could always take the key out and try to turn the wheel. If it moves, no steering lock, if it doesn't turn, you'd have to see if turning key to ACC unlock then back to off and see if wheel remains unlocked. (mine does) If it doesn't, you'd have to leave it in ACC and make sure all electrical draws, (rear defrost, radio, fan, etc.) are off or pull a fuse.
That is not necessary. In the instructions for flat towing in the manual it states:

13. Sift the transmission into PARK, turn the engine OFF and remove the key fob.

Seems very clear to me.
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I was just explaining how to self-check position of the key on ANY vehicle. It's not rocket science, easy to check.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:23 PM   #59
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I was just explaining how to self-check position of the key on ANY vehicle. It's not rocket science, easy to check.
IMO it is much more appropriate to READ the manual and follow the manufacturer's instruction than to worry about something that doesn't exist on a Cherokee (steering wheel lock).
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Has anyone found a manufacturer that offers a plug-in wiring harness yet for the Cherokee? We picked up our 2014 limited 2weeks ago and are very happy with it. Going to have the BlueOx baseplate installed but have only found diode kits that you have to splice in.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:39 AM   #61
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I have towed mine 8 times with the Demco light system they installed at the factory

No problems

Just found some paperwork from Demco

They installed

Demco Diode Tail Light Kit

They have notes on page 7 of the install manual which tells me that the conductor cable was for a 4 wire systems and driver side routing
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I'm looking for tail light kits myself. I found these two.

Demco 9523115 Towed Connector Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014

TrailerMate Tow Bar Wiring for Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014 - TM781118

I haven't ordered one yet so I can't tell you any more about them than what the web site says.
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I'm looking for tail light kits myself. I found these two.

Demco 9523115 Towed Connector Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014

TrailerMate Tow Bar Wiring for Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014 - TM781118

I haven't ordered one yet so I can't tell you any more about them than what the web site says.
Those are for the Grand Cherokee, not the (new) Cherokee. Demco doesn't list a kit for the Cherokee on their website. Can't find a Trailermate one either. The sites I looked at all showed a "Universal" kit for the Cherokee.
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If your taillights have room for another bulb, sockets, LED bulbs, and a roll or two of wire is WAY cheaper. I did it that way. I used a HF trailer harness that was less than $10 on sale. The cost of everything was less than a couple of diodes, let alone one of the above referenced 'kits.' DIY
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Help. The manual does not specify if ignition swicth has to be put on ACC. to keep the steering wheel unlocked. This is a 2014 GC.
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That is not necessary. In the instructions for flat towing in the manual it states:

13. Sift the transmission into PARK, turn the engine OFF and remove the key fob.

Seems very clear to me.
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IMO it is much more appropriate to READ the manual and follow the manufacturer's instruction than to worry about something that doesn't exist on a Cherokee (steering wheel lock).
I agree, read the manual, but the OP said his "manual does not specify." I was suggesting how to figure it out.
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If your taillights have room for another bulb, sockets, LED bulbs, and a roll or two of wire is WAY cheaper. I did it that way. I used a HF trailer harness that was less than $10 on sale. The cost of everything was less than a couple of diodes, let alone one of the above referenced 'kits.' DIY
That's the problem. The Jeep Cherokees do not have the necessary space in the tail light assembly for a separate bulb kit. I'm hoping Tow Daddy will eventually come through.
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Has anyone found a manufacturer that offers a plug-in wiring harness yet for the Cherokee? We picked up our 2014 limited 2weeks ago and are very happy with it. Going to have the BlueOx baseplate installed but have only found diode kits that you have to splice in.
I ordered roadmaster 4 pk diode (not kit) bought wire and spent $65 on Curt Mfg trailer tow wire kit that I used to build my own wire harness so I didn't have to splice into factory wires. Worked great, but cost a little more.
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curtellisjr....Would you mind sharing the part # for the wiring kit you bought from Curt Manufacturing. I noticed that they have a plug in kit specifically for the Cherokee but it shows it is $93 plus you still have to buy the diodes. Not unreasonable but curious how you did it.
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I would presume that leasing a Cherokee would preclude being able to modify it for a baseplate and diode kit? Anyone ask a dealer about that?
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As you could not put the vehicle back to origional - I would think not as you have to cut out some of the grill for the base plates.
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