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Old 05-20-2017, 10:25 AM   #1
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Air Force One Install

Hi Folks,
I just installed the AF1 on my 2017 Wrangler. My question is will there be a conflict with the brake lights when the brakes are activated with the Mopar wiring harness installed. The only thing I see is the turn signals on the Wrangler do not work while the brakes are applied. I have emailed E Trailer but have not heard back
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You can install a brake light relay. It will only allow the Jeeps brake light to work when the ignition is on.
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I purchased a harness from etrailer that just plugs in between rear lights plugs, this has the diodes such that it works fine when towing. No relays or switches require, one time install.
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"mrpardee".....You ran into the problem many have when the brake lights function when the pedal is depressed. Some vehicles, the brake lights are dead when the ignition is off.

When you come to a stop, while making a turn, your brake lights will override the turn signal.

A diode kit will not help. Even if you add the diode kit and power the brake and turn lights from the coach, your brake lights will still come on when the brake pedal is depressed by the AF1. The solution is to add separate bulbs to your lenses if you have room. On the last vehicle that required this, I bought the new flat style bulb sockets and found they were easier to fit into the lens.
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mrpardee-

Here's a link to the Roadmaster brake light relay on etrailer. The description has a section called "Is a Relay Required?" that will help you answer that question.

Regarding the fifth question on the "Is a Relay Required" list: Some harnesses provide the brake relay function in their electronics. The Mopar may; I have no experience with it (don't have a Jeep). To help you research, here is a link to a Google search of iRV2 posts with the terms "Mopar" and "brake light relay" in them.
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Thank you I will order the relay
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"l1v3fr33ord1"......I read through the use of the relay, which wasn't being discussed years ago when I needed to solve the same issue on a Chevrolet. I guess I need to update my reading.

Now.....you just need to normalize your name so that it's not so hard to quote. :-)
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I have same issue. Ordering the relay kit too! FYI, if you get your Air Force one lines backwards like I did the emergency break away kit won't work but your brakes will! LOL
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I have same issue. Ordering the relay kit too! FYI, if you get your Air Force one lines backwards like I did the emergency break away kit won't work but your brakes will! LOL
Which lines? BTW we will be in Denver the whole month of July, looking forward to it
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Which lines? BTW we will be in Denver the whole month of July, looking forward to it
There are two air lines on the afo car controller. One goes into the car to the brake pedal and the other goes to the coach for air supply. Somehow I reversed mine even though I followed directions my brakes worked when I hit the coach brake, but my break away switch didn't. Swapped the lines and both started working!

We left Denver Monday and got a coach fuel leak in rock springs Wyoming - getting it fixed now. Hopefully today be back on road to Idaho. Have fun in Denver - lots to do.
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