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Old 11-02-2015, 05:59 PM   #1
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About towing a 2007 Jeep Liberty

We are about to tow our Liberty in a couple of weeks. How do you keep the steering wheel from locking. The owners manual does not seem to mention this.

Is this correct procedure?

(Put transfer case in neutral and gear in park, turn the ignition key 1 click forward and your ready to tow.)
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I bought a valet key for the ignition. I turn the key to where the instruments light up on dash then turn key one turn back. After doing this you can turn steering wheel and wheels will turn. You will have to lock doors with real ignition key, because lock switch on door won't work with key in ignition. Check out Roadmaster towing systems. I've been tow my 2007 Liberty this way since 2008 without any trouble, if I followed all the instructions. (I have left emergency brake on once for a little ways and didn't unlock steering wheel once till someone waved at me) Dave
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... turn the key to where the instruments light up on dash then turn key one turn back. After doing this you can turn steering wheel and wheels will turn. You will have to lock doors with real ignition key, because lock switch on door won't work with key in ignition....
You have to remember to turn it back so you don't run your battery down because the instrument panel lights are on. We just turn ours 1 click (2 clicks=the instrument lights/dash fan comes on, 3 clicks starts it)

We had a "dummy" key made just for putting in the ignition for towing. It's just a std key - no programmed fob. This way, should someone, somehow, get it unhooked from the tow bars, jimmy the door lock & try to steal the Jeep, they won't be able to. The dummy key will start the Jeep, but without the programmed fob, the computer doesn't recognize it & the engine shuts down within a few seconds. All the dummy key is good for is unlocking the steering column to tow.

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Thank you all for excellent response! Looking forward to our first RV trip with the Jeep.
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We have an 06 and I turn the switch all the way forward to the run position and then turnip one click back the dash lights will go off and you will be ready to tow.
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