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Old 05-22-2015, 12:19 PM   #1
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TOW Harness

I have the Blue Ox Aventa LX Tow Bar and it is a great tow system for my 2013 Jeep Rubicon. Last year the electrical wiring added to the left rear signal began having problems with the signal and break light not working. So when we hooked up the Jeep to our MotorHome it continued to not function. Camping World cleaned the wire connections and used dielectric and it has worked ever since. Two months ago we noted that when we connected jeep to motorhome the right rear brake and signal light did not work. The tail light illuminated but that was all. All other lights function on jeep and all motorhome lights work.

So now I am thinking the harness may be the issue. I was thinking about cleaning all connections on both ends of the harness along with the male connectors on the jeep and motorhome. I thought I would use a small amount of dielectric grease and see if that would correct the issue.

Am I on the right track or should I get another harness?
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While you are cleaning the contacts, loosen the screws in the plugs and expose the wires. You could have a broken or loose wire in the connector. The brake/turn signal is on a separate circuit from the taillight. You could also have a broken/loose wire in the connector on the Jeep.
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What tow harness did they use? Did they use the Mopar harness, Cool-Tech, or a generic 3 wire run with some diodes?
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:48 AM   #4
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They used the 6 point to jeep and 7 point to MotorHome harness that came with tow Kit. It has been a great harness and the LT had some good advice so will clean and check for loose wires.
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You may also want to check where the wires connect to the 6 pin on the backside. The connectors are not exactly water tight. I would grab some silicon and after inspecting them add a bit of silicon insurance to keep it from happening again. I carry a spare 6 pin as my last towed developed some corrosion on the wire harness side of it. Replaced it, but if I ever need to do anything with it, easier to just replace it than trying to clean the silicon off the backside of it.
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