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Old 06-15-2021, 07:32 PM   #1
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Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Key Position

Hello, I am new to flat towing, I have a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 2015. When towing what position should the key be on, Acc, or Run to keep the steering wheel from locking? I bought a charging component to charge the tow vehicle while it's being towed. However do I need to pull a fuse to slow battery drain?
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Hello, I am new to flat towing, I have a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 2015. When towing what position should the key be on, Acc, or Run to keep the steering wheel from locking? I bought a charging component to charge the tow vehicle while it's being towed. However do I need to pull a fuse to slow battery drain?
I would start out by going to your owners manual, the process is written out step by step. that should answer your question. I have a 2018 Jeep GC i assume it would be the same but you know what they say about assumptions.
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Yes, follow the towing directions in your owners manual exactly. The 2015 Cherokee Trailhawk doesn’t have a steering lock. However, you will need to install the Mopar flat towing harness to prevent the death wobble. The process to put in tow mode is to put the transfer case in neutral, verify it’s in neutral, place the transmission in park, and turn the ignition off. The specific steps to do this are in the owners manual. Then activate the electric power steering through the flat tow harness. The steps to do this are in the flat tow harness operating instructions. A charge line is required to keep the vehicle’s battery up which will otherwise be drained while powering the electric steering during towing. No fuses need to be pulled. Read the owner’s manual for flat towing and the flat tow harness operating instructions and follow the pertinent steps exactly.
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Thank you for the help, greatly appreciated!
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When going into or out or two mode, try to have the vehicle “relaxed”. Meaning release brakes and let car find a resting position, then engage brake if called for in the instructions. Reduces the “clunk” of disengage/engage.

Some find making your own engage and disengage steps is more convenient than opening the manual each time.

For us, we added tail lights in the lower reflector positions to give a bit more visibility for any inattentive followers.
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You might want to read up in this thread some https://www.irv2.com/forums/f85/make...ic-297500.html as well as related threads on the official flat tow wiring harness
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