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Old 09-24-2012, 11:41 AM   #1
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Anyone Installed a US Gear Unified Tow Brake on a 2009 Jeep GC?

I had a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee and installed a US Gear Unified Tow Brake on it myself, really like the setup and found, once installed, the brake to be fantastic. Now I have a 2009 Grand Cherokee that I am planning on installing the UTB on. On the 2002, I was able to install the solenoid under the back seat and run the cable under the drivers seat and carpet, worked great and was out of the way.

Since the 2009 back seat is vastly different, I am looking for suggestions on mounting locations for the solenoid on this one. Possibly under the drivers seat? Also, any good ideas on a way thru the firewall? Remember the last installation, running wires from the engine compartment thru the firewall was one of the biggest challenges.

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Old 09-24-2012, 01:46 PM   #2
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Retired from Chrysler in 07 , so I can't say for sure on the wiring route. When I did them I would try to follow the hood release cable through, because of the semi -ridgid cable they tended to have the straightest route through the firewall and isulation.
Anything installed under the 8 way power drivers seat has to be real low profile, make sure you check clearance with the seat fully down/back/tilted, every way it'll go. Tape together a cardboard box the size of the solinoid put it under the seat and run, the seat, around to check clearance.

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Old 09-24-2012, 05:58 PM   #3
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On my JK I mounted the solenoid on the passenger side, up under the dash. I routed the cable along the firewall to the brake pedal. I would guess you could that on your GC. I used an existing bolt on the firewall. I drilled a hole where it needed to be in the solenoid base plate. It is out of the way and you can't see, unless you lean over and look.

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