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Old 08-17-2016, 06:30 AM   #1
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wiring my jeep cherokee 2016

i buy a new jeep cherooké 2016 and they install a Blue ox base plate and they dont want to install the wiring system they want to install some magnetic light on the top with vacuum thing i am not very sold to that installation and i read some issue for installation and différent advice they said i can
lost my garanty if there some problems what kind of installation do you have on your for those who have a 2016 trail hawk tank you
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:55 AM   #2
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I just installed the Blue Ox base plate on a 2016 Jeep Wrangler. For the lights I installed the Hopkins Dinghy Wire Harness which has connectors that plug into the existing connectors on the Jeeps tail lights. I did not have to cut or splice any of the factory wires so no issues with warranty. I did cut and splice the wires on the Hopkins harness in order to run them through the frame of the Jeep for a clean and protected install.
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Have a look at Cool tech. harness. Plugs into rear light sockets - no cutting or splicing.
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Have a look at Cool tech. harness. Plugs into rear light sockets - no cutting or splicing.
Hopkins makes the same thing, no cutting or splicing.


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i buy a new jeep cherooké 2016 and they install a Blue ox base plate and they dont want to install the wiring system they want to install some magnetic light on the top with vacuum thing i am not very sold to that installation and i read some issue for installation and différent advice they said i can

lost my garanty if there some problems what kind of installation do you have on your for those who have a 2016 trail hawk tank you

Andrew, if you have not already done so, take your Jeep Cherokee to your Jeep dealer and have them install the flat towing cable kit. It provides power to the Electronic Power Steering (EPS). This is FCA's solution to the "death wobble" that some Jeeps get. At this point it is thought to be caused by either the EPS or the straight axle, juries still out on that one, but FCA came up with the wiring harness that gives power to the EPS while flat towing. I do not think there is a cost for it, but check with your dealer. You should also have a charge line to your toad so you do not run your battery down on a long tow.
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if all this fails - trade off the piece of junk and get something else.
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The harness is already install and the wire and fuse is install too i will probably install the blue ox wiring connection
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it will be a Hopkinds connection
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Andrew, if you have not already done so, take your Jeep Cherokee to your Jeep dealer and have them install the flat towing cable kit. It provides power to the Electronic Power Steering (EPS). This is FCA's solution to the "death wobble" that some Jeeps get. At this point it is thought to be caused by either the EPS or the straight axle, juries still out on that one, but FCA came up with the wiring harness that gives power to the EPS while flat towing. I do not think there is a cost for it, but check with your dealer. You should also have a charge line to your toad so you do not run your battery down on a long tow.
I have tried to get this wiring harness through the delarship I bought my Trailhawk 2015 and through Chysler Service. They will not pay for the harness or installation period. Your on your own, thanks Jeep!

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I think it depends on the model. I B leotard limited to Cherokee. In the case of our latitude there was no problem.


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I have tried to get this wiring harness through the delarship I bought my Trailhawk 2015 and through Chysler Service. They will not pay for the harness or installation period. Your on your own, thanks Jeep!



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I would show them the owner's manual that states it is flat towable and ask how you are supposed to tow it without the death wobble.
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wiring my jeep cherokee 2016

Here is another reference from a past forum. There are many threads on this problem, you have to do a LOT of searching to get them all.


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I had my "mopar flat tow wiring kit" installed last Thursday at no charge. On Saturday I received a "Motor Vehicle Notification" from FCA. In it was an addendum to my owners manual; stating "before towing see dealer for the mopar flat tow wiring kit. It also recommended to charge the towed vehicle during recreational towing. The kit still contains the fuse and the switch. The customer satisfaction notice applies to 2014 through 2016 models. Presumably the problem is resolved on 2017 models.
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What i did i take an appointment for installation i pay the bill 449$ i went to the office of the owner of the dealership
give him the bill and told him that he owe me that money because they sold me the jepp saying that he is towable flatt with no problems
one month later the owner send me the ckeek saing chrysler dont want to pay but the owner of the dealer ship dont want to loose is name for 449$
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My 2014 has the Universal Tow Daddy installed, but they went under.
Get the NEW Hopkins Dingy Wiring kit #56208m no wires to cut. Too bad they didn't have it when I did mine.
Also check to see if your 2016 is already setup for Flat Tow or do you have to add the Flat tow wiring harness? I got mine done for free because It was suppose to be Flat Towable from the factory as stated in the book and on the web site.
You still need some sort of Aux brake system installed also, It's the law!!!!
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