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Old 02-15-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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Cooltech Wiring Harness for Jeep TOAD

I know that several of you have recommended the CoolTech wiring harness for lights on a Jeep toad. It looks like a good product, but I have a couple of questions. (Keep in mind that I don't know my diode from a hole in the ground. )

The product description says "plug and play." Basically plug into the Jeep, but then what? Where does it actually go? I assume additional wiring is required to get to the motorhome plug? How is that wiring routed on the Jeep?

Does the CoolTech include diodes (whatever those are, lol) and is it going to cause any problem with my existing wiring that would put my Jeep warranty in jeopardy? And finally...are there any special steps that are needed at hook up/unhook, such as pulling fuses, etc? I want to make things as SIMPLE as possible.

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Sarah, shoot them an email and ask for a copy of the install sheet and operators page. It should answer all your questions. I tried to post a link of their email, but did not work. Google Cool tech and their site will come up. Hope this helps you out.
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Sarah, shoot them an email and ask for a copy of the install sheet and operators page. It should answer all your questions. I tried to post a link of their email, but did not work. Google Cool tech and their site will come up. Hope this helps you out.
Now see...why didn't I think of that??? Too easy. Thanks!!
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No diodes required. Just plug it in at the left tail light assembly and run the harness along the left frame rail to the front of the Jeep. Attach a 4 pin connector of your choice to the harness.

Be aware that the 4 pin connector that they supply has larger pins than most, and that the suggested connection does not comply with the "most common" 4 pin assignment.

2012 Wranglers do NOT require a battery disconnect because the steering column does not lock. ( I don't care what the Jeep manual says. It's not up to date.)
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No diodes required. Just plug it in at the left tail light assembly and run the harness along the left frame rail to the front of the Jeep. Attach a 4 pin connector of your choice to the harness.

Be aware that the 4 pin connector that they supply has larger pins than most, and that the suggested connection does not comply with the "most common" 4 pin assignment.

2012 Wranglers do NOT require a battery disconnect because the steering column does not lock. ( I don't care what the Jeep manual says. It's not up to date.)
Thanks, Ernie. Is the 4-pin adapter they sell (upsell) required to fit with the "most common" pin assignment? I appreciate the info, since I am a total moron about automotive electrical stuff.
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I'm not sure that I understand your question, but you can connect the wires in any order that you wish. You could also use their connectors, but you will have to have a compatable one on your MH as well.

That's fine as long as you don't tow anything else with a 4 pin round connector.
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Ok, thanks again!
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This is a nice product but they could certainly improve their customer service dept. I installed mine about 2-3 weeks ago and had an issue with my side marker lights on one side not working when connected and the blew a fuse for the tail light. I emailed multiple times and tried calling and left multiple messages with no response. I'm still not 100 percent certain that I have my issue resolved. I guess it is a trial and error kind of product? Or multiple guess with the wire mapping! Good luck!
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This is a nice product but they could certainly improve their customer service dept. I installed mine about 2-3 weeks ago and had an issue with my side marker lights on one side not working when connected and the blew a fuse for the tail light. I emailed multiple times and tried calling and left multiple messages with no response. I'm still not 100 percent certain that I have my issue resolved. I guess it is a trial and error kind of product? Or multiple guess with the wire mapping! Good luck!
Jeeze, sorry to hear about the poor response from their CS. Maybe I will rethink that purchase. Thanks for posting.
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psw757--What year is your Jeep?

Can anyone else chime in with any "gotchas" associated with the CoolTech harness? If anyone has installed it on a 2012 Wrangler, please post your experience. Thanks!
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psw757--What year is your Jeep?

Can anyone else chime in with any "gotchas" associated with the CoolTech harness? If anyone has installed it on a 2012 Wrangler, please post your experience. Thanks!
Sarah,
Our wrangler is a 2007 unlimited rubicon. I don't think there are really any gotchas, it is a good product with a easy install. Where I hit a snag was installing a 6 pin plugnonnthe jeep instead of the 4 pin they supplied. The wire mapping on each conflicted. The only reason I installed a 6 pin was due to my umbilical from the rv being a 7 to 6 and not a 4. Also if you have a 6 it is easier to install a battery charge cable if you would like.

My only beef with them is the lack of support for their product.
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Our wrangler is a 2007 unlimited rubicon. I don't think there are really any gotchas, it is a good product with a easy install. Where I hit a snag was installing a 6 pin plugnonnthe jeep instead of the 4 pin they supplied. The wire mapping on each conflicted. The only reason I installed a 6 pin was due to my umbilical from the rv being a 7 to 6 and not a 4. Also if you have a 6 it is easier to install a battery charge cable if you would like.

My only beef with them is the lack of support for their product.
OK, thanks! I see that they offer an umbilical cord as an upsell to the wiring harness. I'm not sure what our moho plug configuration is, either.
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OK, thanks! I see that they offer an umbilical cord as an upsell to the wiring harness. I'm not sure what our moho plug configuration is, either.
If I had to guess your rv is probably a 7 Pin. Umbilical would need to be 7-4 unless you decide to put a 6 on the jeep, then it would be a 7-6 which is what we have.
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Biggest problem with Cool Tech, is that they don't answer their emails or their phone. The tele produces a recording that sounds like a little girl and who promises that emailing is the best way. Now, keep in mind that is for info on buying and shudder to think what happens after you send in your money. I still don't get it with this as whether or not this is a family outfit that both manufactures and sells and if so, where are they operating out of?
For the sake of tech discussion, I just assume the diodes are built in to the harness and there couldn't be a simpler install for a JK Wrangler especially.
The other diode systems out there are ridiculous with their cutting of your toad's wiring and then plugging in the diode bank. If I was to do so, then I'd be taping it up good, so as not for the connectors to fall off.
I don't like drilling into the toad's tail light cases either for an integrated system, but would almost go that route, considering the other aforementioned issues.
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