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Old 12-14-2018, 10:02 AM   #15
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Not sure how to answer your question because San Diego Trailer Supply did the entire installation. They did buy a wiring harness from Blue Ox that was made for the 2019 Jeep Cherokee... and they added a battery charger. They also had to tie in some sort of relay to the light system on the Coach. I am supposed to turn the coach headlights on any time I am towing... this took care an issue with the turn signal and the brake signal both working.
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Old 10-29-2020, 01:23 PM   #16
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We have a 2015 Jeep Trailhawk that we have towed several thousand miles. Shortly after purchasing the Jeep using a Blue Ox and Brake Buddy system, we experienced the “death wobble”. At first The dealer wouldn’t acknowledge any issue but the finally agreed and installed the “fix” and powered the powered the steering pump. In the last month on the road, we had to spend about 30 hours in. Rest stop due to extremely high winds. Glad we did as there were numerous big rig accidents and off the road issues. I turned off the power switch to the steering pump and unplugged the Break Buddy only to find the car battery completely dead and we didn’t have jumper cables. We got the car jumped and all appears ok but my wife had to drive the car for the next 100 plus miles as I wasn’t confident that there was enough power to keep thr steering pump going. My question is if I turn off the switch, why do I have to remove the inline fish too. Also, how can I check to see of there is power from the coach to the car? Volt meter Sure but It should read at least 12v, yes
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We have a 2015 Jeep Trailhawk that we have towed several thousand miles. Shortly after purchasing the Jeep using a Blue Ox and Brake Buddy system, we experienced the “death wobble”. At first The dealer wouldn’t acknowledge any issue but the finally agreed and installed the “fix” and powered the powered the steering pump. In the last month on the road, we had to spend about 30 hours in. Rest stop due to extremely high winds. Glad we did as there were numerous big rig accidents and off the road issues. I turned off the power switch to the steering pump and unplugged the Break Buddy only to find the car battery completely dead and we didn’t have jumper cables. We got the car jumped and all appears ok but my wife had to drive the car for the next 100 plus miles as I wasn’t confident that there was enough power to keep thr steering pump going. My question is if I turn off the switch, why do I have to remove the inline fish too. Also, how can I check to see of there is power from the coach to the car? Volt meter Sure but It should read at least 12v, yes
The flat tow harness is a two part device, the inside part with the switch and the under hood part with the fuse. The switch on the inside part is only used to isolate the electric steering system from the car’s CAN Bus to prevent it from setting a code and illuminating the malfunction light when the system is powered with the ignition off in tow mode. The under hood fuse is what actually powers up the steering system. So when you left the fuse inserted, the steering system remained powered and depleted the car’s battery. Always remove that fuse immediately after towing to prevent battery depletion.
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