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Old 03-17-2016, 02:57 PM   #1
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Cherokee towing kit fix details

I wanted to post what I have learned regarding the fix that Jeep has released for the 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokees.
It is listed as a "Switch and Jumper", but in fact it includes a relay.
Another member posted the actual installation instructions, and here is what I see regarding this fix.

Overall they are isolating the EPS circuit, and then supplying it with 12V to keep it active.

A switch is installed in the console which disconnects the EPS circuit from the 12V switched supply bus. this is all done under the console.

Then under the hood, a wire is cut and a relay is inserted in series with the cut wire. Rather than control the relay with another switch, they simply ask the driver to "Insert Fuse" in the new inline fuse holder.

This activates the relay, and then sends 12V to the EPS. Since the inside switch is in the "OPEN" position, the 12V does not feed anything else in the vehicle.

Now my biggest question is "What will Jeep do for the 2017 model year?"
I guess other brands sell vehicles that need to have fuses pulled, but this is a real bummer in my view.

Regards,

Dan
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