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Old 01-21-2015, 11:35 PM   #1
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Jeep JK Tow Light Harness

Looking at my lighting options, and unlike my current towed, the Jeep has a few more. I am not going to drill new holes in the rear lights for bulbs, so that is 1 option down, not looking for magnetic either, so that lessens the list by 2.
Looking around the web, just about everyone has a plug and play harness. If the harness uses a 4 pin plug, that will be removed as I use a 6 pin with a charge line.
Here are my options:
1. Run 4 wires and use diodes.
2. Mopar Plug and Play Harness
3. BlueOx Plug and Play Harness
4. Hopkins Plug and Play Harness
5. Cool-Tech
Which one do you use, and what do like/dislike about it? I will be using a brake light relay so no worries about the brake lights cancelling the turn signals.
I am leaning towards 2 and 5, but readings posts on just about every forum you can think of, both have their issues, or at least the posters did. Not sure if it is a short between the headset, or a defect.
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:38 AM   #2
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Cool Tech works great on my 2010 Wrangler. Easy install. I did also install a battery disconnect switch.
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Old 01-22-2015, 10:33 AM   #3
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Cooltech on mine.
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Here's another one to consider Demco 9523093 Towed Connector Wiring Kit | Demco Tow Bars If they had one for a Jeep Cherokee, it's what I would have gone with.
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:42 PM   #5
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Cool Tech works great on my 2010 Wrangler. Easy install. I did also install a battery disconnect switch.
I just bought 2010 wrangler. I noticed that in your post that you installed the battery disconnect switch. I also noticed in the owners manual that you are suppose to turn the key to ACC and leave on. I asked in the post about this no one seems knows why to do this. I am to wondering, since the jeep does not have a steering wheel lock. I assume by your post that you do this. what is the reason

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I used Cool TEch. 2013 JKUR
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Cool tech here also.......works great.
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Is there a reason for the battery disconnect? The 2013 manual does not have anything about disconnecting the battery.
I have an EvenBrake and was going to use a charge line for it, and was going to run a cigarette light plug for power off the battery. The EvenBrake has a relay for the brake lights, so they do not override anything.
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I installed a battery disconnect just to be on the safe side. I wasn't 100 % sure that the Jeeps electrical system wouldn't conflict with the Cool Tech connection to the Motorhome. I didn't need power in the toad ( Ready Brute braking setup ).
As to leaving the key in the " acc" position , not req'd on the 2010 model. We simply put the transfer case in neutral, and auto trans in park, pull the key, lock the doors, and go.
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I just installed my Cool Tech last weekend, it was pretty easy. I went inside the rails for some added protection. My 2007 has a locking steering wheel so I will have to unlock to tow. I am thinking about getting a key that will not start the Jeep just unlock the steering wheel.
I will not used the disconnect because I will need power inside for braking.

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