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Old 06-09-2008, 08:23 AM   #1
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I juts got a 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4WD to flat tow behind my MH. I nee your help, I am confused:

The manual recommends to "disconnect" the neg. battery pole while flat towing. Others (not the manual) tell me to remove a certain fuse ... please help, what needs to be done ?
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I juts got a 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4WD to flat tow behind my MH. I nee your help, I am confused:

The manual recommends to "disconnect" the neg. battery pole while flat towing. Others (not the manual) tell me to remove a certain fuse ... please help, what needs to be done ?
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:28 AM   #3
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Modern vehicles have a lot of electronics that are active much of the time, so Jeep (and most Chrysler products too) have begun recommending that the battery be disconnected as the foolproof way to prevent battery rundown. Earlier models removed a fuse and still earlier ones did neither. Electrical system designs change the towing needs evolve with them.

The easiest solution for your Wrangler is to add remote battery disconnect such as the Battery Brain or an automatic disconnect such as Priority Start
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:37 AM   #4
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Thank you Gary.

How about pulling the IOD fuse would this do the job ?
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axop, search on "IOD Fuse".

It's discussed in other threads.

It may answer you question.
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Yes, Jeep recommends the negative battery cable by disconnected. However, many many owners (myself included) simply remove the IOD fuse. I am planning to re-start the definitive (lol) JK towing thread, so stay tuned!
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Thank you cooltech.

Would it be a smart idea to install a toggle switch instead of removing the IOD fuse till the contacts wear out? If so, what would yo recommend, has this been done already ? (do not want to reinvent the wheel).
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