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Old 06-08-2013, 07:20 AM   #1
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Brake Lights for 2012 Jeep Liberty Toad?

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I'm getting the new-to-me Jeep ready for towing behind the Class A. I'm wondering what you guys are doing about hooking up the towing lights to the motor home. The Blue Ox base plate goes in today. Has anyone put trailer-specific bulbs into the existing tail-light assembly? Or are you using diodes to protect wiring components in the Jeep wiring? Thanks!
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I also have a 2012 Jeep Liberty with a Blue Ox baseplate. I elected to install the separate lights and not cut into the Jeeps electrical system. Very easy install, plenty of room to add the light. The taillight a come out in just a few minutes of effort and you will see where to add the lights. I believe my light kit also came from Blue Ox.


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Thanks! Did you use the flat 4-connector plug to connect to the MH or did you have to use another style?
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Thanks! Did you use the flat 4-connector plug to connect to the MH or did you have to use another style?
I used a round 6 pin connector as it matched my cable. I see no reason why you could not use a flat-4 connector.

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I used a round 6 pin connector as it matched my cable. I see no reason why you could not use a flat-4 connector.
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Thanks! I was at the parts store yesterday looking at options. This helps.
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I wired our new '12 Liberty for lights last summer. I used the Towdaddy plug n play system. Plugged right into the back of the tail lights on the jeep and run the wire to the front. No diodes. I then put it into a six way round plug receiver. This gave me the four for the lights, a battery charging wire from the MH and a spare prong for any future need. Also with using a receiver plug and a coiled tether wire from MH you don't have to wrap up four wire and flat plug and hide it behind grill when not in use. One advantage of the Towdaddy control box is the electronics. When using the turn signals it flashes both the orange turn signal on the jeep as well as the brake light bulb so you are getting double light turn signal which is great for visibility. Take a minute to look up Towdaddy plug n play system and watch their video. Very good product.
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Nice thing about the Liberty is that there's plenty of room in the housing to add another bulb. The guy that installed mine (Randy @ Spillar Hitch, Austin) told me that Jeeps makes models for Europe that have an extra bulb (not sure what for) and they use basically the same housing, just without the extra socket. So there's a spot in the housing tailor made to add a socket.

He's done so many of these that he doesn't even buy the Blue Ox kits anymore. He just buys wire, connectors, and sockets in bulk and wires them up like the kit would.
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OK...thank you guys for all your help. I finally decided to go with the extra bulb inside the tail-light housing. I'll be standardizing on the 6-pin round connectors everywhere. Since there is a boat trailer that will sometimes be towed behind the MH and sometimes behind the Jeep, the wiring will be simpler this way. I have ordered the parts and will install after they arrive. The advice I received here was very helpful! Thanks again!
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